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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Beautiful fall weather is back this weekend! Don’t leave your favorite pooch at home – take the whole family to Canine Companions’ DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at West Broad Village or FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt at Deep Run Park. Pets are also welcome at this weekend’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Halloween events taking place Sunday include the University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street and Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.


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CAT Theatre, located at 319 N. Wilkinson Rd., will present “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” Oct. 14-29. This classic thriller will leave the audience guessing until the final scene. Evening performances start at 8 p.m. Matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. For tickets, visit Full text

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