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I hope you all had a wonderful summer. Please make note of the up coming events: 


BEA Annual Faculty Recognition Reception

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
University Student Commons
Virginia Rooms C-D

The BEA will host its annual BEA Faculty Recognition Reception, on Thursday, May 4, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our faculty during this academic year.

We invite you to submit your accomplishment! Some examples include:  
  • received an award/honor/recognition in a professional association/society
  • election to office of a professional association/society
  • awarded external funding for a competitive grant
  • received promotion and/or tenure
  • Published a book  
  • received a university award/honor/recognition
  • received a nationally noteworthy honor (championship,etc) 
To submit your accomplishments click here. If you know someone who is reluctant to share news about his/her achievement, please feel free to provide this information on his/her behalf. 
All submissions must be received by April 21 in order to be included in the program.

BEA Promotion and Tenure Workshop

BEA Promotion and Tenure Workshop
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 PM
(Location to be announced)
This session will provide: 
  • an overview of the Term and Tenure-Eligible Promotion Processes;
  • strategies for a successful promotion bid; and 
  • networking opportunities with term, tenure-eligible, and tenured faculty. 
Please note that this event will highlight needs of faculty on both campuses.

Spiral Up: Lessons on Leadership

Spiral Up: Lessons on Leadership

Dr. Ronald Crutcher, President University of Richmond

March 20, 2017 

5:00 – 6:00 PM

James Cabell Library Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Dr. Crutcher is a Phi Betta Kappa graduate of Miami University and he is the University of Richmond’s first African American President. Dr. Crutcher is the 10th President for the University of Richmond and a national leader in higher education with honorary degrees from Wheaton College, Colgate University, and Muhlenberg College. He is President Emeritus of Wheaton College in Massachusetts where he held the President’s role from 2004 thru 2014.

Dr. Crutcher actively promotes access, affordability, diversity, and inclusivity. He is the founding co-chair of Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP), the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ national campaign to demonstrate the value of liberal education. Dr. Crutcher is actively involved in many local and national for profit, non-profit, and professional organizations.

Dr. Crutcher is a former member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and several other symphonies. He currently performs in the U.S. and Europe as a member of the Klemperer Trio with Erika Klemperer (Violin) and Gordan Back (piano). He serves on the board of the symphony and has served on the boards of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Berklee College of Music. Dr. Crutcher was the first cellist to receive the doctor of musical arts degree from Yale.

Join us as we hear from a national leader in higher education, a distinguished classical musician, and an accomplished administrator.

Sponsored by: The Black Education Association (BEA), the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) and the Anthropology program at VCU.

BEA Holiday Reception

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
American Tap Room
1601 Willow Lawn Dr #840, Richmond, VA 23230

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and join your BEA colleagues for Happy Hour.*

(*A limited selection of appetizers will be provided by the BEA. Discount drinks and appetizers will be available during this time.)

BEA General Body Meeting

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Franklin Street Gym, Rm. 332
817 W Franklin St.

Brown Bag Discussion: VCU HR Redesign

Thursday, October 27, 201612 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
VCU Student Commons, Forum Room
907 Floyd Ave.
Please save the date to join the Black Education Association and Susan Carkeek, Senior Advisor to the President, for a conversation about the new HR redesign currently underway. 

Faculty Convocation

Tuesday, August 23, 201611 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Avenue
Honorees include: 
Distinguished Scholarship Award: Sonya Y. S. Clark, School of the Arts
Distinguished Service Award: Susan Tinsley Gooden, Ph.D., L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs 
RSVP to the president's office here.

OMSA Welcome Week

Student Networking Reception with BEA and BGSA

Friday August 2612:00pm - 2:00pm
University Student Commons, Richmond Salons


BEA Annual Faculty Welcome Reception

Thursday September 15, 20164:00pm- 5:30pm
University Student Commons, Richmond Salons III & IV
Other upcoming events:
Be on the look out for details about our fall general body meeting and the HR Redesign Information Session Brown Bag Lunch.