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The Richmond Heart Walk, held Oct. 22, 2011 at the SnagAJob.com Pavilion in Innsbrook, raised a record-breaking $989,000 – exceeding the previous year’s total by $178,000 and exceeding the goal for 2012. The AHA and the volunteer leadership had aimed to raise $925,000 to fund cardiovascular research and educational programs in the area.

Douglas Edwards, of Richmond, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.0 or higher grade point average.

Noozhat Nashir, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C.

Samuel Holt recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at New River Community College in Dublin, Va. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Nicholas Akens, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Akens is a student in the College of Technology.

Jory Brinkerhoff, assistant professor of biology at the University of Richmond, recently received a $25,000 research award from the Thomas F. Jeffress and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust of Richmond for his research on the emergence of Lyme disease in Virginia. Brinkerhoff will study the geographic expansion of tick populations in the state and how that might relate to a recent increase in Lyme disease. The award will provide funds for Brinkerhoff and one undergraduate student to conduct summer research, as well as fund equipment, supplies and DNA sequencing. Brinkerhoff’s research is focused on landscape and disease ecology. Before coming to Richmond, he spent two and a half years researching Lyme disease at the School of Public Health at Yale University. The Thomas F. Jeffress and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust was established under the will of Robert M. Jeffress, a founder and the principal benefactor of the Virginia Institute for Scientific Research.

Philip Cory Rutledge, of Richmond, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Kaitlin Elizabeth Carlyle and Jessica Winsie Lau, of Glen Allen, recently were named to the President’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. To be eligible for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average. Carlyle is majoring in Language and International Trade and Lau is majoring in Bioengineering.

Amy Turner, daughter of Marcus and Diane Turner, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.V. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.6 or higher grade point average. Turner is a physical education major.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recently named Douglas A. Hicks, professor of leadership studies and religion in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, the recipient of a 2012 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. The award, sponsored by the Dominion Foundation, is the highest honor given by the commonwealth to faculty from all sectors of higher education in Virginia. It recognizes superior accomplishment in teaching, research and public service. Winners receive a $5,000 stipend. Hicks has taught at Richmond since 1998 and is the author of four books. He is the founder of the university’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, as well as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a parish associate at Second Presbyterian Church of Richmond. Hicks received an A.B. magna cum laude with honors in economics from Davidson College, a master’s of divinity magna cum laude from Duke University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. Hicks and the 11 other 2012 OFA winners from public and private colleges and universities in the commonwealth will be introduced on the floor of the General Assembly and receive their awards Feb. 16 in a ceremony at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.

Sarah Jones, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Jones is a junior majoring in English/Communication Studies.

Bakary Sanogo, of Glen Allen, recently graduated from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn. Sanogo received a master of science degree in applied statistics.
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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


It’s going to be a cold weekend so if you’re headed out to the James River Parade of Lights or the Richmond Road Runners Club Toy Run 5K in Innsbrook, you’d better bundle up! If you’re looking for some indoor ways to celebrate the holidays, check out Three-Penny Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story for Christmas” or “To Drive the Cold Winter Away: An Irish Celebration of the Returning Light” at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church in Glen Allen. Also this weekend – the Henrico Theatre will show the holiday classic “Home Alone." For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will screen NT Live’s broadcast of “War Horse” at 3 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, “War Horse” is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, “War Horse” features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu. Full text

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