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02 Aug 2012

VCU InSight interview with scuba instructor

By Heather Riekers VCU InSight Richmond, Va.–Jim McNeal is a scuba instructor at VCU and has been scuba diving since he was 11 years old. He stopped by the InSight studio to talk about the course that VCU offers, and his experience and history with scuba diving.

13 May 2012

VCU celebrates Earth Day

By Heather Riekers VCU InSight Richmond, Va. — The VCU student organizations, Rams Community Bazaar and Green Unity, co-hosted an event on April 20 to celebrate Earth Day. The event brought a variety of activities and vendors to the Commons Plaza to teach students more about sustainability, healthy living and what VCU is doing to […]

13 May 2012

VCU Theatre Department performs spelling bee musical

By Heather Riekers Richmond, Va. — Throughout the month of April, people lined up to see the VCU Theatre Department’s performance of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the musical comedy about six, quirky, and over-achieving students competing in a spelling bee. The actors got their scripts for the play in December and had […]

01 May 2012

Bowling event in Richmond raises money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters

By Heather Riekers Richmond, Va. — On March 23 and 24, AMF Sunset Lanes hosted an event for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Richmond and Tri-Cities, the organization that prides itself on teaching children how to make good choices through mentors. The event, called “Bowl for Kids Sake,” had over 85 teams come out. […]

10 Mar 2012

VCU Theatre hosts stand-up comedy event

By Heather Riekers VCU InSight Richmond, Va.–-A group of students made their stand-up comedy debut on Feb. 24 and 25 at the Hodges Theatre in the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. The three shows of the ‘Evening of Stand-Up Comedy’ event, had more than 400 people attend and helped to raise about $2,000 for […]

05 Mar 2012

VCU replaces traditional tailgating party

For six years, VCU students have celebrated before the homecoming basketball game at the tailgating party called Chill n’ Grill in the VV parking lot, located at the corner of Harrison Street and Floyd Avenue on the Monroe Park campus.