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On behalf of the Virginias Collegiate Honors Council (VCHC) Executive Board, faculty and student representatives, and committee members, I would like to invite you to participate in our spring conference.

The Virginias Collegiate Honors Council is an interdisciplinary professional organization, and this conference provides a forum for honors students to present their work publicly and to network with other honors students. The theme for this year’s conference is “Pay it Forward.”

The conference will be Friday, April 4, to Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia.  Participants may present individual papers, group presentations, poster sessions, or art/original work (includes dance, literature, instrumental or vocal music, and poetry).

The conference fee is $90.00 if you register on or before March 14, 2014, and $105.00 if you register after March 14 but before March 21, 201.   For information on how to register, please go to

We look forward to seeing long-time and new participants this spring at Virginia State University.

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Honors Program Students

Hello! As an Honors Program student – those attempting the 18-21 credits in Honors/Honors Option courses/officially accepted into the program, I wanted to make you aware of an Honors Study Abroad Trip to England that has the possibility of 3 credit hours (either as a HIS 295 or an ENG 272 class).

The trip dates are May 19th to June 1st, 2014, although there will be several trip/class meetings before then.  If you are interested please email Rebecca Hayes (<>) ASAP and fill out the attached application form.  We will be making our selections soon and scheduling our first meeting.

The Honors Program will be funding a portion of this trip for Honors Program students.  The estimated cost is $3800 to $4000.  Again, we are hoping to fund a portion of this and do some major fundraising.

If you have taken a Shakespeare lit class or a History of England class please make me aware of that in your response.

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Dear NOVA Community members,

Would you like to go to China with us to attend Chinese language classes, travel and visit cultural sights in Beijing, Wuyishan, Xiamen, Nanjing and Shanghai when you elect to join us for both of the programs described below: Program #1 Language Studies in China and #2 Cultural Exploration. Or, choose only Program #2 Cultural Exploration and travel with us to culturally enriching cities and places. Whichever program you choose, you will be immersed in Chinese culture and experience first-hand its beauty and history.

Both programs are open to all students and members of the community.  Some scholarships will be available for qualified students. (All dates, itinerary, and price may be adjusted.)



Contact: Dr. Dali Tan, Assistant professor of Chinese, China Coordinator, <> or 703-933-5078.


Information Meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Alexandria Campus, Bisdorf Building 0342, 8:00pm.


If you can’t come to the information meeting, please contact Dr. Tan if you are interested and she can set up individual meetings with you to talk about the trip and to answer your questions.