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Grace Harris, a transformative figure in VCU’s history, dies at 84

February 15, 2018

Grace E. Harris, Ph.D., whose leadership helped shape Virginia Commonwealth University during a pioneering 48-year career, was the first African-American woman to serve as the chief academic officer at a four-year public university in Virginia.  She was a giant in legacy and character.  Read the full VCU NEWS article.

Martin Luther King III at VCU

February 18, 2018

The 2018 MLK Celebration Week keynote address with Martin Luther King III, human rights advocate, community activist, political leader and the oldest son of Dr. Martin L. King Jr., has been rescheduled to Sunday, Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom.  The event, which will moderated by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, is free and open to the public.  Please complete the registration form at: go.vcu.edu/mlk3keynote to register your attendance.  Please note that registration does not guarantee seating.  Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Overflow seating will be available in the University Student Commons, Commons Theater.

For additional information please email: mlkday@vcu.edu.

VCU Celebrates Black History Month

February 1, 2018

Virginia Commonwealth University will celebrate Black History Month with a series of thought-provoking, educational and entertaining events throughout February, centered on the theme, continuing the legacy. Events include the annual VCU Black History Month Kickoff on February 1, and VCU Libraries will host its 16th annual Black History Month Lecture on Feb. 15 with a talk by historian and author Ibram X. Kendi.  On Feb. 27, actors from the HBO series “Insecure” will speak at VCU from 7-8 p.m. in the University Student Commons.

Events are free and open to the public. A full list of events is posted on the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs website. Information is also available in the VCU News Article on Black History Month.

 

School of Education: Race, Ethnicity and Education Teach-In, March 2018

March 12, 2018

The Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the VCU School of Education is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual SOE Race, Ethnicity and Education Teach-In, March 12-16, 2018.

During this week, instructors of courses offered by the School of Education will address topics of race and ethnicity in relation to course content.

For objectives, guidelines and other information contact Serra De Arment at: dearmentst@vcu.edu and/or Adai Tefera at: aatefera@vcu.edu.  You can view the flyer here: SOE Race Ethnicity and Education Teach-In 2018.

2018 Annual Marquita Aguilar Walk-A-Thon

April 10, 2018

Each Spring, the VCU Staff Senate sponsors the Annual Marquita Aguilar Walk-A-thon to raise funds for the Virginia’s Caring University Scholarship, an undergraduate award for juniors and seniors in financial need with a grade point average of 2.7 or better. To date, the scholarship has helped over 100 undergraduate students continue their education at VCU by raising more than $110,000 dollars in scholarship funds.

The 2018 Walk-A-thon with keynote speaker, VCU president Michael Rao, is Tuesday, April 10 from 11:30am-2:00pm at the University Student Commons Plaza. Students can apply for scholarship, and donations are gratefully appreciated. For more information visit the Marquita Aguilar Walk-A-thon website.

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