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Virginia Union University Holds Ribbon-Cutting for Living & Learning Center
New $17 Million Facility is First New Construction in More Than 15 Years More »
Ribbon Cutting and Tour of Virginia Union’s New Living & Learning Center
Virginia Union’s first new construction in more than 15 years is both a residence hall and a conference and seminar facility. More »
Accreditation Continued for Virginia Union University Teacher Education Program
NCATE has continued the national accreditation of VUU’s Teacher Education Program, located in the Syphax School of Education, Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Studies, through the spring of 2020. More »
Virginia Union Art Galleries to Host Eugene Vango
Virginia Union University will feature the work of abstract artist Eugene Vango in the Museum Art Galleries of the L. Douglas Wilder Library. More »
Order your DVD of the Baccalaureate and Commencement Services
Orders are being accepted now through Commencement. More »
VUU Junior Receives $25,000 UNCF Scholarship
Virginia Union Junior Saraisa Simpson will be featured on BET this Sunday. She is excited to be a recipient of the UNCF Rising Stars Scholarship in Partnership with Target. More »
Virginia Union Students to Compete in National Academic Championship
The University’s Honda Campus All-Star team will match its brainpower with 47 other teams headed to Torrance, California for the 25th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge. More »
Virginia Union Art Galleries to Host April Harrison
Virginia Union University will feature the work of Artist April Harrison in the L. Douglas Wilder Library Art Gallery from April 17 – May 17, 2014. More »
New Public Relations Sequence at VUU
The new sequence will provide students with the knowledge and strategic skills essential to be competitive within the marketplace. More »
The Honorable L. Douglas Wilder will be VUU Commencement Speaker
Virginia Union University will hold its annual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Hovey Field beginning at 10:00 a.m. More »
Virginia Union Professor Publishes 32nd Book
Dr. Thomas Fensch’s 32nd publication is a book of profiles in courage on facing prejudice in America. More »
Altria Group Awards $550,000 STEM Grant to Virginia Union
The grant is for scholarships and related programs to attract and support students preparing for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). More »
Virginia Union University’s Department of Languages and Literature Hosts Sankofa Film Festival
The first annual Sankofa Film Festival will be held in the L. Douglas Wilder Library Media Room from February 24 -28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. nightly. More »
Virginia Union Professor Announces Art Exhibition
Virginia Union University art professor Sukenya Best will display her exhibition “Dancing Ink” in the Main Gallery of Artspace in Richmond, Virginia. More »
Virginia Union University Announces New Athletic Director
Virginia Union President Dr. Claude G. Perkins has announced the appointment of Joseph “Joe” Taylor as the university’s new athletic director. More »
Master Weaver Will Hold Kente Cloth Exhibit at Virginia Union
Master Weaver Kwasi Asare will present two workshops on kente weaving followed by a public kente cloth exhibit and sale. More »
Award-Winning Journalist to Speak at Virginia Union
Journalist Alison Stewart will present her book entitled First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School in the Wilder Library Lecture Hall on October 30, 2013. More »
Virginia Union Announces Convocation Speaker
Rev. Dr. Ricardo Brown, co-pastor of Fifth Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, will serve as Convocation speaker at Virginia Union University on Friday, October 18, 2013. More »
VUU Professor Receives Grant to Plan Physics Major
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Virginia Union University Physics Professor Dr. Shaheen Islam nearly $100,000 to plan a Physics and Pre-Engineering major at the university. More »
2013 Emerging Leaders “B School” Bootcamp
The VUU Sydney School of Business will host its 2nd Annual Emerging Leaders “B” School Bootcamp September 17-19,2013. More »
Virginia Union Chosen One of Top Colleges
Virginia Living magazine has named Virginia Union University to its Top High Schools and Universities 2013 list. The list recognizes innovation and excellence in secondary and higher education in Virginia across five categories: Arts and Humanities; Science, Math and Technology; Capital Improvements; Co-Ops and Partnerships; and Athletics. More »
Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology Provides New Home for the Resource Center
Virginia Union University’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology is proud to be the new home of The Resource Center (TRC), a collection of nearly 14,000 teaching resources to be used in ministry by churches, schools, agencies, and individuals. Located on the fourth floor of Kingsley Hall, The Resource Center also houses the Joseph V. Nash Multicultural Collection, the Isabel W. Rogers Women’s Resource Collection, and the Naomi Wray Art Collection. More »
CIAA Board of Directors Elects New Executive Committee Officers for 2013-2015 Term
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (CIAA) board of directors has elected new officers to serve on its executive committee. Elected from within the board of directors, the new officers will serve a two-year term, effective immediately and ending at the conclusion of its annual Spring meeting in 2015. More »
James River Valley Chapter of Links, Inc. Donates $18,000 to Virginia Union
The James River Valley Chapter of the Links, Incorporated donated $18,000 to Virginia Union University on June 6, 2013 at a luncheon held on the Virginia Union campus. More »
Delver Woman's Club Donates $25,000 To VUU
The Delver Woman’s Club has broken Club records in its giving to Virginia Union University, presenting a check for $25,000 at the Club’s 68th Annual Luncheon Meeting held on May 18, 2013. More »
Virginia Union Science Students Chosen for Meharry Medical College Summer Program
Nine Virginia Union University (VUU) science students have been accepted into the Meharry Medical College Center of Excellence Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine Program. More »
Virginia Union Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Dr. Carleitta Paige-Anderson, assistant professor of biochemistry at Virginia Union University, has been selected as a 2013-2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar. Starting in February 2014, Dr. Paige-Anderson will teach science in Indonesia at Universitas Airlangga for a period of five months More »
Virginia Union Board Chairman Elected to National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame
(Richmond, VA) - Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Virginia Union University, has been selected for induction into the 2013 Class of the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame. The 28th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held September 27, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the 28th annual induction ceremony held by the organization, which provides scholarships for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and highlights accomplishments of alumni of HBCUs. More »
Virginia Union Center for the Study of the Urban Child Presents Noted Scholar of Urban Inequality
Dr. Elijah Anderson, one of the nation’s leading urban ethnographers, will present “Emmett and Trayvon: a Tale of Two Black Boys” on the campus of Virginia Union University on April 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The presentation will be held in the first floor conference room of the Richmond Police Training Academy located on the Virginia Union campus at 1202 W. Graham Road. More »
Virginia Union Placed on President’s Community Service Honor Roll
For the fourth year in a row, Virginia Union University (VUU) has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. More »
Virginia Union University's Chamber Singers to Perform "Saga of a People: Musical Reflections" at Hanover Tavern
On Sunday, March 24, the Virginia Union University Chamber Singers will perform “Saga of a People: Musical Reflections” in the theater at Hanover Tavern. The 90-minute show, a combination of narrative and music, is the result of a first-time collaboration between Hanover Tavern Foundation and the Virginia Union University Chamber Singers. More »
Ribbon Cutting for New Softball Field
A ribbon cutting ceremony for Virginia Union University’s new softball field was held on February 11, 2013. More »
First Thursday Club Completes Pledge of $50,000 to VUU
On January 24, 2013 the First Thursday Club completed its pledge of $50,000 to Virginia Union University for the new Robert J. Brown Living and Learning Center. More »
Virginia Union Announces Charly Palmer Exhibition
The Virginia Union University Museum Galleries will present an exhibition and sale of the works of Charly Palmer on February 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Charly Parker is an award winning artist whose works chronicle slavery, the Jim Crow era, the Civil Rights era, and the Negro Sports League. More »
VUU Kicks-off Mentorship Program
On December 11, 2012, during a press conference at the Historic Main Street Station in Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Union University, Capital One and The City of Richmond officially launched a Building Better Businesses--Steps to Success Mentorship Program. More »
Virginia Union Awarded $1.75 Million Science Grant
The National Science Foundation has awarded Virginia Union University’s School of Math, Science, and Technology a $1.75 million grant to increase recruitment, retention, and graduation rates in STEM programs. STEM programs include students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. More »
VUU Hosts Dr. Lucille M. Brown Community Youth Bowl
More than 600 students turned out to participate in the annual Lucille M. Brown Community Youth Bowl held September 29, 2012. More »
VUU Receives $5,000 Donation from Hampton Roads Alumni Chapter
The Hampton Roads Alumni Chapter, formally known as the Norfolk Chapter, gave a gift of $5,000 to Virginia Union University on August 31, 2012. This is the chapter’s first gift after being rejuvenated in 2011. More »
VUU Receives $10,410 Donation from "Tricky Tom" Harris Alumni Chapter
On August 31, 2012, the “Tricky Tom” Harris Alumni Chapter presented VUU President Dr. Claude G. Perkins with a check in the amount of $10,410.35 raised from their annual signature event, The Outback Steakhouse Fundraiser. More »
VUU Student Crowned Miss North American Essence
Virginia Union University Junior Lela Hatcher was crowned Miss North American Essence 2012 at the national Essence competition held in Arlington, Virginia August 4, 2012. More »
Virginia Union Receives $1.8 Million Upward Bound Grant
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1,867,500 to Virginia Union University’s Upward Bound Program in order to operate the program for the next five years. Virginia Union was one of 780 programs funded nationwide from a total of 1,594 applications submitted. More »
Virginia Union Administrator to Head New Foundation
(Richmond, VA) - Samuel T. Rhoades, J.D., Special Assistant to the President/Title III Administrator at Virginia Union University has been named executive director of the National Association of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Title III Administrators Foundation. More »
VUU Contracts with KEI Architects to Design Living and Learning Center
Virginia Union University today signed a contract with the KEI (Kelso & Easter) Architecture, Landscape and Interior Design Firm, based in Richmond, VA to design the planned Robert J. Brown Living and Learning Center. More »