Feature Stories

February 15, 2012
Tom ParfittInstructor offers inside look at baking and pastries, and the art of making chocolate
Tom Parfitt brings his back-room kitchen experience front and center through the Baking and Pastry Arts Center—and gives a small taste of the art of making chocolate.
February 6, 2012
Korine Powers, '12English and philosophy major researches the audience's relationship with serial killers in fiction
After taking classes about vampires and Hitchcock films, Korine Powers, ’12, spent her summer researching the audience’s relationship with serial killers.
January 17, 2012
Dr. Dale KalkofenPartners in the Arts Governance Committee chair reflects on her life as an educator

As a lifelong educator, Dr. Dale Kalkofen is utilizing her past educational experiences in her position as chair of the Partners in the Arts Governance Committee.

January 10, 2012
Collin Wilson, C'13Experience in Teach for America results in returning to the classroom - this time as a student

After spending two years teaching in the Mississippi Delta region with Teach for America, Collin Wilson, C‘13, decided to go back into classroom to pursue a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.

January 4, 2012
Joan Oates, arts advocateSharing her passion for the arts with the University of Richmond

Joan Oates, a long-time advocate of arts in Richmond, continues her tradition of incorporating arts into everyday life by endowing The Joan Oates Summer Institute for Partners in the Arts in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

December 2, 2011
Sustainability and Nature InstituteK-12 teachers learn how to bring the classroom outside
Outdoor learning spaces are on the rise and benefiting students in a number of ways. A new program from SPCS aims to equip teachers with the resources to bring nature to the classroom.
October 17, 2011
Spring Break Study AbroadWorking adults travel to Seville for a hybrid study abroad program

This past March, students traveled with the School of Continuing Studies Human Resources Management (HRM) department to Seville, Spain, for a hands-on spring break study abroad experience titled “Immigration, Labor Markets, and Societies.”

October 10, 2011
World CinemaInternational Film Series features eight films, new home in 23rd year
Free, contemporary and foreign — the International Film Series is now 23 years into its run as Richmond's premier destination for fans of world cinema.
September 16, 2011
Dedicated Leader Retiring director of programs and budgets helped shape the Jepson School
“Coming to the University 20 years ago opened a whole new world to me in so many ways. It’s been great. I can’t imagine having spent my career anywhere else.”
July 25, 2011
The 2011 Joan Oates InstituteSeventy teachers participate in the first Joan Oates Institute
Partners in the Arts, with the support of Joan Oates, leads the region in arts-integration training for K-12 teachers.