Staff Spotlight: Ginny Schmitz

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Staff Spotlight: Ginny Schmitz

Ginny Schmitz, assistant to the Chair of the Department of English, will celebrate 15 years at VCU this coming December. She began working  as an administrative assistant in December of 1999. She earned her master’s in Writing and Rhetoric at VCU and one of her professors in the English department, Elizabeth Hodges, advocated for her […]

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Alumnus Brings Diplomacy Skills to Local Downtown Project

Evan Kaufman began his student career at VCU thinking he would pursue a degree in business. After a few courses in the Political Science department, he declared the subject as his major and earned his degree from the College of Humanities & Sciences in 2007. Evan remembers that VCU was an amazing experience and his […]

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Alumnus Finds Success in Working with Students

Adeeb Barqawi arrived at VCU at the age of 16. Having grown up in Kuwait, Adeeb was proud of his international perspective but soon realized he needed to learn a whole new context—that of his new university. He credits VCU with giving him the tools to hone that skill. “VCU helped me to learn when […]

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In Memorium: Lawrence Winters

Dr. Lawrence Winters, former Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University, passed away June 1, 2014. He joined VCU in 1972, succeeding Mary Kapp as the Chair of the Department of Chemistry. He served as chair of chemistry from 1972-83 and 1988-95, and retired from VCU in 1996. Prior to joining VCU, […]

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Dean Announces Director of The Great Place Initiative

The following is a message from Dean Jim Coleman: The College of Humanities and Sciences has over four hundred full time faculty, over 200 part time faculty, 80 staff, and approximately 14,000 students creating a large and very complex culture spread out across the Monroe Park Campus. We have come to recognize that this complexity […]

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Alumni Relations Welcomes New Colleagues

The following is a message from Bethanie Constant, director of development and alumni relations in the College. Dear Colleagues, I am very excited to announce the arrival of two new VCU College of Humanities and Sciences colleagues. Chnoic Adams Clarke has accepted the position of Development and Alumni Relations Manager for the VCU College of […]

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The Next Big Idea Competition

The Next Big Idea Competition is here! Tap into your entrepreneurial side by coming up with an idea that offers beneficial value to the marketplace, society, environment, community, campus life, etc. The winning entry will receive a $500 prize! For consideration, you will need to submit an entry form with your idea that describes a […]

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CHS Faculty Selected for Faculty Development Seminar in South Africa

The Global Education Office has selected participants for the 2014 Faculty Development Seminar that will be held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa this August. Four of the seven participants selected are from the College: Susan Bodnar-Deren, Ph.D., Department of Sociology Rowena Briones, Ph.D., Richard T. Robertson School of Media & Culture […]

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College of Humanities and Sciences hosts 87th annual VSSA conference

RICHMOND, VA – Faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from all across the Commonwealth gathered at VCU recently for the 87th Virginia Social Science Association (VSSA) annual meeting. The conference, held on April 18-19, was hosted by the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences for the second year in a row. The conference kicked off on […]

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Be a Judge at the 2014 VAS / VJAS Meeting

 VCU will host the 2014 Virginia Academy of Science (VAS) / Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) meeting from Tuesday May 13 through Friday May 16. The VJAS consists of presentations by high school and middle school students, organized by topic and section, and these presentations will take place on Wednesday, May 14. See below […]

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