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Accreditation Continued for Virginia Union University Teacher Education Program

7/24/2014

NCATE has continued the national accreditation of VUU’s Teacher Education Program, located in the Syphax School of Education, Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Studies, through the spring of 2020.

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Virginia Union Art Galleries to Host Eugene Vango

6/30/2014

Virginia Union University will feature the work of abstract artist Eugene Vango in the Museum Art Galleries of the L. Douglas Wilder Library.

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Order your DVD of the Baccalaureate and Commencement Services

4/29/2014

Orders are being accepted now through Commencement.

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VUU Junior Receives $25,000 UNCF Scholarship

4/10/2014

Virginia Union Junior Saraisa Simpson will be featured on BET this Sunday. She is excited to be a recipient of the UNCF Rising Stars Scholarship in Partnership with Target.

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Virginia Union Students to Compete in National Academic Championship

4/1/2014

The University’s Honda Campus All-Star team will match its brainpower with 47 other teams headed to Torrance, California for the 25th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge.

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Virginia Union Art Galleries to Host April Harrison

3/20/2014

Virginia Union University will feature the work of Artist April Harrison in the L. Douglas Wilder Library Art Gallery from April 17 – May 17, 2014.

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New Public Relations Sequence at VUU

3/6/2014

The new sequence will provide students with the knowledge and strategic skills essential to be competitive within the marketplace.

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The Honorable L. Douglas Wilder will be VUU Commencement Speaker

3/5/2014

Virginia Union University will hold its annual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Hovey Field beginning at 10:00 a.m.

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The university will open at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 due to inclement weather.

3/3/2014

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Virginia Union Professor Publishes 32nd Book

2/18/2014

Dr. Thomas Fensch’s 32nd publication is a book of profiles in courage on facing prejudice in America.

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Altria Group Awards $550,000 STEM Grant to Virginia Union

2/10/2014

The grant is for scholarships and related programs to attract and support students preparing for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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Virginia Union University will open at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 due to inclement weather.

1/29/2014

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All Tuesday evening classes in the School of Theology are canceled due to inclement weather.

1/28/2014

All Tuesday evening classes in the School of Theology are canceled due to inclement weather.

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Virginia Union University’s Department of Languages and Literature Hosts Sankofa Film Festival

1/22/2014

The first annual Sankofa Film Festival will be held in the L. Douglas Wilder Library Media Room from February 24 -28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. nightly.

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Click here for Important Information About Classes in Martin E. Gray and Kingsley Halls

1/9/2014

Important information about classes in Martin E. Gray and Kingsley Halls.

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Virginia Union Professor Announces Art Exhibition

1/8/2014

Virginia Union University art professor Sukenya Best will display her exhibition “Dancing Ink” in the Main Gallery of Artspace in Richmond, Virginia.

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Virginia Union University Announces New Athletic Director

12/11/2013

Virginia Union President Dr. Claude G. Perkins has announced the appointment of Joseph “Joe” Taylor as the university’s new athletic director.

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Master Weaver Will Hold Kente Cloth Exhibit at Virginia Union

11/4/2013

Master Weaver Kwasi Asare will present two workshops on kente weaving followed by a public kente cloth exhibit and sale.

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Award-Winning Journalist to Speak at Virginia Union

10/14/2013

Journalist Alison Stewart will present her book entitled First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School in the Wilder Library Lecture Hall on October 30, 2013.

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Virginia Union Announces Convocation Speaker

10/9/2013

Rev. Dr. Ricardo Brown, co-pastor of Fifth Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, will serve as Convocation speaker at Virginia Union University on Friday, October 18, 2013.

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VUU Professor Receives Grant to Plan Physics Major

9/20/2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Virginia Union University Physics Professor Dr. Shaheen Islam nearly $100,000 to plan a Physics and Pre-Engineering major at the university.

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2013 Emerging Leaders “B School” Bootcamp

9/11/2013

The VUU Sydney School of Business will host its 2nd Annual Emerging Leaders “B” School Bootcamp September 17-19,2013.

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Virginia Union Chosen One of Top Colleges

9/5/2013

Virginia Living magazine has named Virginia Union University to its Top High Schools and Universities 2013 list. The list recognizes innovation and excellence in secondary and higher education in Virginia across five categories: Arts and Humanities; Science, Math and Technology; Capital Improvements; Co-Ops and Partnerships; and Athletics.

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Top 10 Reasons To Attend VUU

9/4/2013

There are many reasons why Virginia Union University should be your first choice in higher education.

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Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology Provides New Home for the Resource Center

8/12/2013

Virginia Union University’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology is proud to be the new home of The Resource Center (TRC), a collection of nearly 14,000 teaching resources to be used in ministry by churches, schools, agencies, and individuals. Located on the fourth floor of Kingsley Hall, The Resource Center also houses the Joseph V. Nash Multicultural Collection, the Isabel W. Rogers Women’s Resource Collection, and the Naomi Wray Art Collection.

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CIAA Board of Directors Elects New Executive Committee Officers for 2013-2015 Term

6/14/2013

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (CIAA) board of directors has elected new officers to serve on its executive committee. Elected from within the board of directors, the new officers will serve a two-year term, effective immediately and ending at the conclusion of its annual Spring meeting in 2015.

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James River Valley Chapter of Links, Inc. Donates $18,000 to Virginia Union

6/13/2013

The James River Valley Chapter of the Links, Incorporated donated $18,000 to Virginia Union University on June 6, 2013 at a luncheon held on the Virginia Union campus.

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Delver Woman's Club Donates $25,000 To VUU

6/7/2013

The Delver Woman’s Club has broken Club records in its giving to Virginia Union University, presenting a check for $25,000 at the Club’s 68th Annual Luncheon Meeting held on May 18, 2013.

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Virginia Union Science Students Chosen for Meharry Medical College Summer Program

6/7/2013

Nine Virginia Union University (VUU) science students have been accepted into the Meharry Medical College Center of Excellence Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine Program.

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Commencement Location Changed to Saint Paul's Baptist Church >>Click Here for more information

5/8/2013

Due to inclement weather, Virginia Union University has moved the Commencement Ceremony scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11 to Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, located at 4247 Creighton Road in Richmond, Virginia

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Virginia Union Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

5/7/2013

Dr. Carleitta Paige-Anderson, assistant professor of biochemistry at Virginia Union University, has been selected as a 2013-2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar. Starting in February 2014, Dr. Paige-Anderson will teach science in Indonesia at Universitas Airlangga for a period of five months

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Virginia Union University Announces Commencement Speaker

4/29/2013

Actor/Director/Producer Delroy Lindo will deliver the 2013 Commencement address at Virginia Union University. The ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11 on Hovey Field. Approximately 328 graduates are expected to receive degrees. This includes 175 students from the undergraduate program and 153 students from the graduate school of theology.

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Virginia Union Board Chairman Elected to National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame

4/8/2013

(Richmond, VA) - Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Virginia Union University, has been selected for induction into the 2013 Class of the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame. The 28th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held September 27, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the 28th annual induction ceremony held by the organization, which provides scholarships for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and highlights accomplishments of alumni of HBCUs.

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Virginia Union Center for the Study of the Urban Child Presents Noted Scholar of Urban Inequality

4/2/2013

Dr. Elijah Anderson, one of the nation’s leading urban ethnographers, will present “Emmett and Trayvon: a Tale of Two Black Boys” on the campus of Virginia Union University on April 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The presentation will be held in the first floor conference room of the Richmond Police Training Academy located on the Virginia Union campus at 1202 W. Graham Road.

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Due to inclement weather Virginia Union University will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013.

3/6/2013

Due to inclement weather Virginia Union University will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013.

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Virginia Union Placed on President’s Community Service Honor Roll

3/5/2013

For the fourth year in a row, Virginia Union University (VUU) has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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Virginia Union University's Chamber Singers to Perform "Saga of a People: Musical Reflections" at Hanover Tavern

3/1/2013

On Sunday, March 24, the Virginia Union University Chamber Singers will perform “Saga of a People: Musical Reflections” in the theater at Hanover Tavern. The 90-minute show, a combination of narrative and music, is the result of a first-time collaboration between Hanover Tavern Foundation and the Virginia Union University Chamber Singers.

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Ribbon Cutting for New Softball Field

2/11/2013

A ribbon cutting ceremony for Virginia Union University’s new softball field was held on February 11, 2013.

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First Thursday Club Completes Pledge of $50,000 to VUU

2/1/2013

On January 24, 2013 the First Thursday Club completed its pledge of $50,000 to Virginia Union University for the new Robert J. Brown Living and Learning Center.

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Virginia Union Announces Founders Day Speaker

1/23/2013

Dr. Aaron L. Dobynes will serve as speaker for Virginia Union University’s annual Founders Day. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Allix B. James Chapel of Coburn Hall on Friday, February 1, 2013.

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Virginia Union Announces Charly Palmer Exhibition

1/14/2013

The Virginia Union University Museum Galleries will present an exhibition and sale of the works of Charly Palmer on February 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Charly Parker is an award winning artist whose works chronicle slavery, the Jim Crow era, the Civil Rights era, and the Negro Sports League.

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VUU Kicks-off Mentorship Program

12/13/2012

On December 11, 2012, during a press conference at the Historic Main Street Station in Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Union University, Capital One and The City of Richmond officially launched a Building Better Businesses--Steps to Success Mentorship Program.

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Virginia Union Announces Groundbreaking First New Building in 15 Years

11/28/2012

Virginia Union University will break ground on the new Robert J. Brown Living and Learning Center on December 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The Center is a $15 million complex consisting of a conference and seminar facility and residential suites supporting 240 beds. The new building, which will sit where the campus basketball courts now stand, will be the first new construction since the L. Douglas Wilder Library and Learning Resource Center in 1997. The last residence hall on the Lombardy Street campus was built in 1966.

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VUU Students, Faculty and Staff : January 18, 2013 - 10:30am Delayed University Opening Due to Inclement Weather

10/28/2012

VUU Students, Faculty and Staff : January 18, 2013 - 10:30am Delayed University Opening Due to Inclement Weather

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Virginia Union Awarded $1.75 Million Science Grant

10/25/2012

The National Science Foundation has awarded Virginia Union University’s School of Math, Science, and Technology a $1.75 million grant to increase recruitment, retention, and graduation rates in STEM programs. STEM programs include students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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VUU Hosts Dr. Lucille M. Brown Community Youth Bowl

10/2/2012

More than 600 students turned out to participate in the annual Lucille M. Brown Community Youth Bowl held September 29, 2012.

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VUU Receives $5,000 Donation from Hampton Roads Alumni Chapter

9/21/2012

The Hampton Roads Alumni Chapter, formally known as the Norfolk Chapter, gave a gift of $5,000 to Virginia Union University on August 31, 2012. This is the chapter’s first gift after being rejuvenated in 2011.

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VUU Receives $10,410 Donation from "Tricky Tom" Harris Alumni Chapter

9/20/2012

On August 31, 2012, the “Tricky Tom” Harris Alumni Chapter presented VUU President Dr. Claude G. Perkins with a check in the amount of $10,410.35 raised from their annual signature event, The Outback Steakhouse Fundraiser.

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VUU Student Crowned Miss North American Essence

8/31/2012

Virginia Union University Junior Lela Hatcher was crowned Miss North American Essence 2012 at the national Essence competition held in Arlington, Virginia August 4, 2012.

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Virginia Union Announces Convocation Speaker

8/31/2012

Rev. Dr. Levy Armwood, Jr., pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, will present the keynote address at Virginia Union University’s Annual Fall Convocation.

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Virginia Union Receives $1.8 Million Upward Bound Grant

7/19/2012

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1,867,500 to Virginia Union University’s Upward Bound Program in order to operate the program for the next five years. Virginia Union was one of 780 programs funded nationwide from a total of 1,594 applications submitted.

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Virginia Union Administrator to Head New Foundation

7/18/2012

(Richmond, VA) - Samuel T. Rhoades, J.D., Special Assistant to the President/Title III Administrator at Virginia Union University has been named executive director of the National Association of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Title III Administrators Foundation.

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VUU Announces Commencement & Baccalaureate Speakers

4/17/2012

Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton will keynote VUU's commencement exercises. Rear Admiral Barry Black, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate will be the Baccalaureate speaker.

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VUU Contracts with KEI Architects to Design Living and Learning Center

3/8/2012

Virginia Union University today signed a contract with the KEI (Kelso & Easter) Architecture, Landscape and Interior Design Firm, based in Richmond, VA to design the planned Robert J. Brown Living and Learning Center.

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VUU Theology Professor Publishes Second Book

6/20/2011

Virginia Union University (VUU) theology professor Yung Suk Kim has published his second book, titled Theological Introduction to Paul’s Letters. In the book Kim explores the new way of reading Paul’s letters and understanding his theology with a focus on three aspects of Paul’s gospel: “the righteousness of God,” “faith of Christ,” and “the body of Christ.”

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VUU Board of Trustees Elects New Chairman

12/22/2010

At a meeting held on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, Virginia Union University’s (VUU) Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson its new chairman. Richardson replaces Dr. Frank Royal, who served as Board Chair for 30 years.

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VUU Names New Police Chief

12/8/2010

Carlton G. Edwards has been named Chief of Police at Virginia Union University (VUU) effective December 1, 2010. He comes to VUU with 25 years of law enforcement experience.

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Dr. Cornel West to Speak at Forum

4/23/2010

The Forum on Religion and Contemporary World Presents Dr. Cornel West Friday, April 23, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in Coburn Hall.

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VUU Announces Commencement Speaker

3/25/2010

Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Advisor to President Barack Obama and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council will be the guest speaker at Virginia Union University’s (VUU) 111th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 8, 2010.

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VUU Mourns Loss of Former Acting President

10/13/2009

Virginia Union University expresses great sadness upon learning of the passing of Dr. Dorothy N. Cowling, who served as acting president of the University from July through October 1979.

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VUU Board Elects Dr. Perkins President

9/24/2009

Virginia Union University Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Claude G. Perkins president of the university.

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Richmond Community Hospital Foundation provides $1.3M to VUU

8/27/2009

Richmond Community Hospital Foundation provided $1.3 Million to Virginia Union University for scholarship program.

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