The Collegian
Sunday, January 29, 2023

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Art show raises money for World Pediatric Project

The Bon Air Artists Association collaborated with and supported the cause of the World Pediatric Project in the Artful Healing show at the Jepson Alumni Center on March 23. Joyce Satterwhite, a member of the Bon Air Artists Association, said about a thousand people attended, counting those who came to the reception the night before and those who came to the event Sunday, which was open to the public. "It went very well," Satterwhite said.


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Spiders volunteer for food justice during break

Instead of traveling for spring break, nine University of Richmond students chose to stay in Richmond to participate in a justice program sponsored by Common Ground, the university's diversity initiative office. This program allowed students to engage in conversations about food with knowledgeable Richmond faculty, practice healthy food preparation methods by cooking together at the kitchen in the Web and work with nonprofit organizations to serve lower-income communities throughout the city.


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New class studies nightlife as an art form

"Nightlife as an Art Form" is a course in the department of theatre and dance that allows students to attend concerts, throw parties and learn to deejay, all for academic credit. Professor Madison Moore has been teaching at University of Richmond as a postdoctoral fellow since fall 2012.


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UR Hungry: The Daily

UR Hungry: The Daily Kitchen and Bar When The Daily first opened up in Carytown I was very intrigued by its health focused menu, constant busy environment, and trendy atmosphere.


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Student panel addresses racism at Richmond

After Destiny LeVere, sophomore and vice president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.'s chapter at University of Richmond, noticed the frequency of racist interactions among students at Richmond, she came up with the idea for an open discussion, which her sorority hosted. "Race at Richmond," a timely conversation just before the end of Black History Month, allowed students to talk about issues of race and racism on Richmond's campus Feb.


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The Parking Lot Project uses campus parking lots as artwork

The 2014-15 Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts will feature the Parking Lot Project, where a University of Richmond campus parking lot will be transformed and used for the purpose of collaborative artwork. About 21 parking spaces in C-lot will be excavated and redeveloped as art canvases.


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Westhampton women celebrate senior night

The University of Richmond Alumni Association and the Westhampton College Dean's Office co-hosted the annual Westhampton College Senior Celebration Night at the Jepson Alumni Center this Tuesday. Kerry Fankhauser, associate dean of Westhampton College, said more than 200 women from the class of 2014 attended the event, which included a wine reception, dinner and an award ceremony, when four different awards were given out to recognize leadership and service to the university.


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UR Hungry: Mellow Mushroom

I have been meaning to try Mellow Mushroom for a while now. When it opened in Carytown a few months ago, there was a ton of hype around the restaurant, and it always seemed to be packed.


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Program encourages open communication about sexual assault

Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted. After Kelly Addington, a rape survivor and educator, was raped in her senior year of college, she and her friend Becca Tieder made it their mission to educate as many people as they could about sexual assault. Addington and Tieder spoke as part of a program called "Let's Talk About 'IT,'" which Panhellenic Council brought to campus Monday evening.


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Summer abroad program in Argentina coincides with World Cup

The University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies is offering a summer study abroad program in Argentina. Students have made this trip with instructor Thais Diaz Montalvo for the last two summers, but this year will be different. The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil in June.


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Accounting students help low-income residents with tax returns

Ray Slaughter, an accounting professor at University of Richmond, requires students in his Federal Taxation class to volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at UR Downtown. VITA is a national service that provides free tax help for people with low incomes, said Kimberly Dean, the UR Downtown director for the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement.


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School of Continuing Studies offers free noncredit classes

Learning interior design, Microsoft Excel or even how to find your ancestors on the web has now become easier with free noncredit courses offered by the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Registered undergraduate students are eligible to enroll in one free SPCS noncredit course each semester.


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Recreation and Wellness' Amelia Wolfe retires

Amelia Wolfe has worked at University of Richmond for so long that her colleagues cannot remember her first day here. From using a locker room with six showers and two urinals as an office to accommodating the press during the 1992 presidential debate, Wolfe has played an integral role in the expansion of the recreation and wellness department. "She's really been the backbone of the growth and development of this whole program," said Tom Roberts, assistant vice president for recreation and wellness. Wolfe's recent retirement marks the end of a 24.5-year career as the budget coordinator for recreation and wellness and sports clubs. "My favorite part about working at UR was by far the students," Wolfe said.