John McAuliff, a sophomore at the University of Richmond, recently was selected as one of 14 college journalists to write a weekly column for USA Today’s college section. The newspaper accepted fewer than three percent of applicants to the program. The Collegiate Correspondent Program lasts from January to May, during which students write a weekly article on the things they—and other college students—care most about. Correspondents are given a high level of editorial authority over their topics and style, with the belief that college students know best what other students want to know about. McAuliff also recently won the 2011 College Blogging Scholarship, a $10,000 prize awarded by CollegeScholarships.org to the best college blog of the year. Winning the scholarship with more than 10,000 votes from readers and supporters, McAuliff took 24 percent of the more than 50,000 votes cast, scraping past the second place blogger by 2 percent in the 15 days of voting. His blog, “Road Trip of Passage,” chronicled the sophomore’s solo summer travels through 35 states and three countries.
Patricia Rohrer, of Glen Allen, recently graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish, Maine. Rohrer received a master of science degree in nursing.
Ryan Easter, of Richmond, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.
Mary Beth Bitzer, a 2010 graduate of Deep Run High School, recently was named to the dean’s list with distinction for the fall 2011 semester at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa. To be eligible for the dean’s list with distinction, students must earn a grade point average of 3.6 to 3.84. Bitzer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bitzer, of Glen Allen.
Elizabeth Levy, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, in Brockport, N.Y. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.4 to 3.69.
Emily Francis (left) of Richmond Green Drinks and Cary Jamieson of The Steward School checked out the cherry tomato crop Aug. 20 at the school's Bryan Innovation Lab following a visit by members of Green Drinks. Jamieson, director of the Bryan Innovation Lab, was among the speakers who pointed out various sustainable features of the building and its surroundings, including geothermal, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy systems, as well as rain gardens and large storage cisterns (like the one pictured) to minimize groundwater pollution. > Read more.
For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.
CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.
“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.
Henrico County has a lot to offer this Labor Day weekend! Before summer ends completely, you’ve got to try some Virginia wines at Southern Season’s weekly event, Fridays Uncorked. Check out The Comedy Dad, Alex Scott, at the Richmond Funny Bone or put your thinking caps on and take on The Escape Room. This weekend also features a two-day event at Malvern Hill and Carrington Kay at The Tin Pan. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarAmerican Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will hold a dance with a live band every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snacks and coffee… Full text