Many people who come to VCU to study or work discover something along the way that they did not necessarily expect — the love of their life. Alumni, students, faculty and staff can’t help waxing romantic this time of year. Eight happy couples share stories of how VCU helped shape their relationships.
With the country divided politically, one group is particularly vulnerable — brands whose livelihoods depend on appealing to the entire population. Kelly O’Keefe, a VCU branding expert, spoke with VCU News about how companies can survive the culture wars.
The transit agency is recognizing Burrell as a local history-maker during Black History Month. Beginning as an intern in the early 2000s, the VCU graduate has blazed a trail to oversee the 400-acre James River Park System, which draws 1.4 million visitors each year.
Bruce and Leah Luongo didn’t have any plans for Valentine’s Day this year. But a recent experience gives them cause to celebrate love together, continually.
School of Business hosts 10-day creative sprint challenge in which faculty, staff and students are encouraged to create something different each day.
Events and announcements
The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice will hold a discussion on the documentary “13th” by Ava DuVernay in the University Student Commons, Forum Room, from 7:30–9 p.m. For more information, contact Lauren Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 300-7749.
Rahim is a designer from California now working out of New York City. The event will be hosted by the Department of Graphic Design in the Pollak Building, Room 315, at 4:30 p.m.
The event will be held in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom B, from 7–9 p.m. and will feature Jessica Gaddy, founder of Nia Noire Wellness for Women of Color; Frank Brown Jr., relationship and life coach; and poetry performed by Kia Jordan. Dinner will be served and tickets are $5. Hosted by the Association of Black Social Workers.