The Collegian
Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Sabrina Islam

Delta Sigma Pi fraternity completes first year on campus

April 20 will mark the first year of Delta Sigma Pi, Rho Omega chapter, being on campus. The professional business fraternity now has 70 members after initiating their Beta Class April 4. Hadley Roberts, Westhampton College '15, the current chapter president, said she was thrilled to see the organization grow so quickly in such little time.

A&S Student Symposium to be held April 11

The annual School of Arts & Sciences Student Symposium will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 11 in the Modlin Center for the Arts, where there will be oral presentations, poster sessions, performances and art exhibits of students' research from across the disciplines.

French Film Festival put on by Richmond and VCU professors

University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University hosted the 22nd annual French Film Festival at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown, which took place March 27-30. Francoise Ravaux-Kirkpatrick, a film studies and French professor at Richmond, co-directed and co-founded the program with her husband Peter Kirkpatrick, who is a professor of French and cinema at VCU. Ravaux-Kirkpatrick said it was their desire to create an event that would attract an American audience to French culture. "First it was films on the campus of VCU, but then it got too big.

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.

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.

Chaplaincy works at LQBT sports summit

The Rev. Craig Kocher, the university chaplain, was invited to lead workshops during the Campus Pride College Sports Summit at University of Richmond on the intersection of athletics, human sexuality and religion. "My role there was not to give answers or make pronouncements or anything like that," Kocher said.

Princeton Review selects Richmond as best value school

The Princeton Review selected University of Richmond for its 2014 list of 75 best value private colleges, praising its combination of academic opportunities of a large research university and advantages of a small liberal arts college. Publisher Robert Franek said the best value schools offer "outstanding academics and affordability, either via their comparatively low sticker prices or generous financial aid awards to students with need." Cindy Deffenbaugh, director of financial aid at Richmond, said that this year, students had received $66 million in grants and scholarships, and $60 million of that had come from the university's own resources.

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