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Virginia Union Professor Publishes New University History Book
Dr. Raymond Pierre Hylton has authored the first history publication for general circulation in nearly 90 years.More »

 Order Your VUU 150th Convocation CD & DVD
Dr. Dwight C. Jones, Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, was keynote speaker for the 150th Convocation. Order your copy today. More »

Virginia Union University Receives Record-Setting Gift

New Living and Learning Center will be named after President Claude G. Perkins More»

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. 
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Virginia Union Professor Publishes 32nd Book
Dr. Thomas Fensch’s 32nd publication is a book of profiles in courage on facing prejudice in America. 
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Order your DVD of the Founders Day Address

DVD's of the Founders Day address by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. are available.  Order your DVD today
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.  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

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. More »

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