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The University of Richmond has named seven professors as 2012 Distinguished Educators. The award recognizes excellence in teaching at the university. Those honored were: Bertram D. Ashe, associate professor of English and American studies; Henry L. Chambers Jr., professor of law; Dean Croushore, professor of economics; Jennifer Erkulwater, associate professor of political science; Lidia Radi, associate professor of Italian and French and director of the Italian Studies Program; Patricia B. Strait, associate professor of human resource management; and Thad M. Williamson, associate professor of leadership studies.

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Willie Green-Ferguson, an employee at Hermitage Enterprises, has been recognized for her excellence in service by the Virginia Association of Community Rehabilitation Programs. Green-Ferguson, who lives in Eastern Henrico, has worked at Hermitage Enterprises for over 15 years. The program is operated by the Henrico County Department of Mental Health and Developmental Services. The Virginia Association of Community Rehabilitation Programs is made up of over 30 organizations across the Commonwealth who provide employment services to individuals with disabilities.

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Navy Seaman Patrick B. Ledlum recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Ledlum completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, shipboard and aircraft safety and physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations,” an exercise that gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ''Navy'' flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor. Ledlum is a 2005 graduate of Varina High School.

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Douglas Edwards, of Richmond, recently was named to the dean’s list for the summer 2012 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

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The following students have enrolled at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the fall semester: Charlotte Hawkins, of Richmond; and Tae Lee and Brendan McGarry, of Glen Allen. Hawkins and Lee are majoring in biomedical engineering. McGarry is majoring in computer science.

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Bloomberg Businessweek has named Joe Hoyle, professor of accounting at University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business, one of America’s favorite undergraduate business professors for the second time. The magazine selected 10 professors most often mentioned as favorites by students in a recent survey. Hoyle also has been named “One of the 100 Most Influential Members of the Accounting Profession in the United States” by Accounting Today and the 2007 Virginia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Famed for his Socratic teaching style, Hoyle has received the Distinguished Educator Award at Richmond numerous times. To read the Businessweek article, visit http://tinyurl.com/98r4awb


Community

Varina Ruritans honor students

The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.

The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)

The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.

Baseball game to benefit Glen Allen Buddy Ball


For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.

The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.

Highland Springs field to be dedicated in honor of longtime coach Spears

The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.

Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

A fun, fuzzy ride

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise

Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.

They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.

As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.

Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.

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