By Asia Stormy Holt
RICHMOND, Va.–Tiffany Jones , a Fashion Design senior, is one of the winners for the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.”
To be nominated, students had to be in good academic standing, were involved on campus and in the community.
By Asia Holt
VCU’s student organization STRUT welcomed students back from spring with the annual fashion week on April 5.
With the theme of Alice and Wonderland, STRUT brought fashion and fun to students by allowing them create their own fashion pieces through competitions and games. The events were held in VCU’s student commons and included activities like the mad hat and make-up competition, a potato sack race, and a character dress alike contest.
By Markia Gore
RICHMOND, Va.-Virginia Commonwealth University’s spring break was the third week in March and students scoped out destinations, booking flights, and reserving hotel rooms.
Sophomore Vanessa Grandby said she plans to spend spring break on the beach.
“This spring break I will be going to Miami with some of my friends.”
Spring break also brings opportunities to give back. Colleges all over the nation including VCU offer the alternative spring break program where students go to another state or country and do volunteer work including feeding the homeless, working at camps for disabled children, rebuilding homes, and land beautification.
By Alli Atayee and Markia Gore
RICHMOND, Va.–The recession. A new semester of expenses. Students deal with the bad economy on all sides, and that includes buying Valentine’s Day gifts for their special someones.
Virginia Commonwealth University students Amy Hadra and Drew Vanlandingham know better than most about saving money.
“We had been friends since high school but then the summer before college Drew told me he loved me and now we’re engaged,” said Hadra.
By Iva Radman
After being shut down for nearly three years Larrick Dining Center is scheduled to re-open on January 7, 2010. Like its’ Monroe Park campus equivalent, Shafer Dining Court, it will feature salads, deli sandwiches, pizza, “comfort” foods, desserts and food to go.
Associate Director of VCU Business Services Dan McDonald says it’s a big improvement from what Larrick was before.
“Students in the past were…they had to pick from the typical cafeteria line, here they’ll be able to go up and get food prepared specifically for them.”
By Iva Radman and Amy Via
RICHMOND, Va. – In ancient times, acupuncture was a last resort medical treatment. Now people everywhere, including students at Virginia Commonwealth University, are using the Asian treatment to help everything from migraines to sports injuries.
Katherine Sammons, a VCU senior in social work, had acupuncture treatments because she said her lack of energy was interfering with schoolwork. After the four-month treatment, she noticed a difference.
“It was really beneficial to me so I definitely sing its praises,” said Sammons.
By Amy Via
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Commonwealth University’s Cary Street Gym on the Monroe Park Campus has been in construction for just under two years. The renovations will accommodate the university’s increasing volume of students.
Tom Diehl, Director of VCU Recreational Sports, hopes the new space will bring in up to 4,000 students per day.
“What we have is an all-in-one facility. Everything we could imagine is all in one building,” said Diehl.
By Iva Radman and Chelse Greaux
Virginia Commonwealth University‘s Market 810 at Shafer Court Dining Center on the Monroe Park campus has been named a Dining Hall of Distinction by University Business Magazine.
Market 810, operated by Aramark, was the winner in the Public Institution category. A total of 65 higher education institutions from around the country submitted applications for the award.
By Jerome Foster
RICHMOND, Va. – The basketball arena at the Siegel Center just north of the Virginia Commonwealth University campus in Richmond recently got a name change.
The arena was called the Alltel Pavilion at the Stuart C. Siegel Center since being built in 1999. Now it is called the Verizon Wireless Arena.
By Taylor Hall
RICHMOND, Va – Virginia Commonwealth University marketing officials are hoping to get more local stores to sell VCU paraphernalia by spreading the word through their “I Want My Gear” campaign.
According to VCU officials, the campaign launched after a heavy demand from students, alumni, and Richmond locals asking about where they could buy VCU gear and materials.