Thursday, October 23, 2014
Reynolds Multicultural Enrichment Council, in conjunction with the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations hosted a live webcast China Town Hall on October 16, a national day of programming on China involving 70 cities throughout the United States.
A group of more than 50 people gathered in the Massey Library and Technology Center for the event which featured a live webcast with Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States followed by a presentation by Professor Virginia Bower of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia on Chinese Art entitled, "The Forbidden City - Forbidden No More."
President Carter's remarks centered on how the United States and China cooperate to achieve global solutions to some of the world's most critical issues including economics, climate change, security and trade.
Professor Bower discussed the art collection of the Imperial Palace in Bejing - a timely topic as some of those pieces are part of the Forbidden City collection currently on exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Reynolds student Dylan Chaplin - Dylan is serving as a PR Assistant as well as a Student Ambassador. He also served as the Vice-President of The H.E.A.R.T Service, which is a community service and civic engagement club designed to create connections between Reynolds and its surrounding communities. During his first two semesters at Reynolds he successfully completed the college's Leadership Program, JSR LEAD. In his spare time he likes to blog.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The luncheon was the perfect setting for donors and student recipients to meet each other, many for the first time. Smiles and tears abounded as grateful scholarship students relayed the positive impact the scholarships have had on their lives and how they are now able to pursue their dreams.
For the last academic year, the J. Sargeant Reynolds Educational Foundation awarded scholarships totaling more than $450,000, opening the doors of opportunity for 387 students.
LaShunda Binns and Chad Majewski spoke to the audience during the luncheon. LaShunda graduated from the college’s Middle College program and is a current Reynolds student pursuing a degree in Administration of Justice, while Chad graduated from Reynolds in May and is currently attending VCU.
“The most important lesson that I learned from Professor Flowers did not pertain to Engineering Economy, or the Dynamics class that I took with him the following semester,” noted Chad. “The greatest lesson George Flowers has taught me, and exemplified, was that of the Economy of Education. This knowledge that we acquire is not for us to squander or hide away in a storehouse, this education that we received and nurture here at Reynolds is to be shared with any and all who are open to receiving it.”
At the conclusion of the luncheon donors and recipients paired up for pictures to commemorate the day’s festivities. For more information about available scholarships, how to apply and important deadlines, visit wwww.reynolds.edu/scholarships.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Participants learned about the library’s popular streaming video databases such as Films on Demand and SWANK Motion Pictures, tested their library search skills by playing a game of Library Jeopardy, took a self-guided tour of the library through an iPad Scavenger Hunt, tested some educational apps and eBooks on the iPads, created crafts like giant tissue paper flowers and loom bracelets, practiced T’ai Chi Chih as a healthy and productive work/study break, enjoyed a variety of refreshments, and won cool prizes like a Reynolds t-shirt and a set of earbuds!
For some students, this was their first visit to the library and it offered them a friendly introduction to the library’s space and services. Participants commented that access to computers and the internet, the comfortable atmosphere, and the friendly staff are the things they like most about Reynolds Libraries. One student said she likes the “helpful staff and the feeling of sanctuary in the library.” A faculty member added that “my favorite thing about the library are the personable, friendly, helpful people. Thanks to all the good folk at the library for everything you do.”
The library staff looks forward to another exciting year of working with students and helping them succeed at Reynolds and beyond!
Please check out the Open House photo album at https://flic.kr/s/aHsk2CS84C.