The Students Engaging and Enacting a Dialogue on Service Project is a student-run organization at University of Richmond that works with marginalized communities to examine the complexities of American society in order to encourage a deeper understanding of the role of service both locally and nationally, according to its website. Each year, the SEEDS Project makes two service trips during Spring Break.
University of Richmond's Office of the Chaplaincy welcomed the Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell as a guest preacher in Tuesday night's weekly service led by the Kairos Leadership Team. Newell is a Scottish poet, preacher and scholar.
The University of Richmond swimming and diving team won its 12th Atlantic 10 Conference championship in 13 years last weekend in Geneva, Ohio. Since arriving on campus in 2005, head coach Matt Barany has won eight A-10 championships (including winning the past four seasons), been named A-10 Coach of the Year six times and coached five Olympic trial qualifiers. Senior Mali Kobelja said she could not think of a coach she would have rather spent four years around.
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.
Injuries have been a problem for both the women's soccer and basketball teams at University of Richmond this year. In the fall, the women's soccer team lost three key players to major injuries, all but dismantling its hopes at a successful season and leaving athletes with uncertain futures. "I think we do an excellent job here at Richmond of taking our time and making sure the kid gets back safely," soccer coach Peter Albright said.
University of Richmond men's lacrosse team is gearing up for its inaugural season. After being instated as a Division I program in September 2012, the team is now days away from action. The season will begin with a huge test.
The University of Richmond men's basketball team knocked off 12th ranked University of Massachusetts 58-55 on Wednesday night at the Robins Center. The win marked the highest ranked team beaten in the Robins Center since 1986, when the Spiders defeated sixth ranked Georgia Tech University. "I'm really proud of my team," coach Chris Mooney said.