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Grant Spotlight: Newseum

December 10, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The MLWGS Foundation recently provided a grant to cover the cost of entry to the Newseum in Washington, DC for Dr. Ericson’s International Relations students. They are pictured here in front of the Berlin Wall exhibit. “We had a great time. Thank you for helping to make this possible!” Dr. Ericson wrote. Your contributions to […]

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Grant Spotlight: John Marshall House

October 1, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

A grant from the MLWGS Foundation covered the entry fee to the John Marshall house for Mr. Wilkes’ Historiography students at the end of September.  John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, built the house in what is now downtown Richmond and lived there for 45 years until his […]

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Grant Spotlight: Awaken at the VMFA

May 15, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The MLWGS Foundation recently provided a grant to cover the cost of admission to the VMFA’s “Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment” exhibit for Kinsey Buhrman’s Eastern Religions students. Proximity to cultural institutions like the VMFA is part of what makes MLWGS such a special place to learn, along, of course, with the faculty […]

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Grant Spotlight: AP Prep

May 6, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

It’s never a bad thing to be the people who make there be pizza.  We recently provided an enhancement grant to feed students attending Mr. Wilkes’ last AP prep session before the test.  It ended up feeding a multitude!  From Mr. Wilkes: “I want to thank you on behalf of all the students.  The pizzas […]

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Grant Spotlight: Yoga Instruction

May 2, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

MLGWS alumnus Matt Elliott (’04) recently returned to his alma mater to teach yoga to sophomore PE students for the month of April. Tara Eschenroeder started this program some years ago with Athletic Director Paige Hawkins, and it has been a highlight of every spring at MLWGS since.  Tara handed the program over to Matt this year to great […]

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Grant Spotlight: Songs for Janie

April 18, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

One of the things that makes MLWGS a special place to learn is its location in the heart of Richmond.  It’s an easy walk to the Firehouse Theatre, which just hosted four performances of Songs for Janie, a musical interpretation by Tamara Wellons of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.  The Foundation funded a grant […]

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Grant Spotlight: Chicago Manual of Style

April 15, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Foundation recently provided a grant to purchase a one-year institutional license for the Chicago Manual of Style for student use.  Though the request came through librarian Wendy DeGroat, the license will be of use to all students, particularly those in Global Studies, FIRC, and some senior seminars.  Access to the most recent CMS is particularly useful for […]

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Grant Spotlight: ASL trip to Gallaudet

March 20, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

On March 15, forty ASL students toured Gallaudet University in Washington, DC with their teacher, Mrs. Carlisa Gunter.  Gallaudet is dedicated to the education of deaf and hard of hearing students.  A grant from the MLWGS Foundation covered the cost of bus transportation for students and chaperones.  “Thanks again for making this field trip possible for […]

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Grant Spotlight: Art 5 solo exhibitions

March 18, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Every year, Art 5 students present solo exhibitions of their work to an audience of friends and family.  This is one of the culminating experiences of their art education at MLWGS and gives them a chance to learn about how to put on a gallery show.  Molly Goodman (’19) gave a great artist’s talk about the evolution of […]

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Grant Spotlight: MCM Math Modeling Competition

January 23, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

On Monday, January 28, twelve of Mr. Benesh’s math modeling students will be participating in the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications’ Mathematical Contest in Modeling.  This is a college-level competition that will include about 20,000 teams competing worldwide.  A grant from the MLWGS Foundation covered the registration fees for all students participating.  We’ll be […]

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Grant Spotlight: Women & Gender Studies Conference at GMU

December 17, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Dr. Christine Anderson was kind enough to write up the following report from the Women & Gender Studies Conference at GMU for us.  A grant from the Foundation covered the cost of bus transportation for all students attending. “I just wanted to let you know how well our students performed at the Women & Gender Studies […]

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Politics of Gender & Justice Conference Class Trip

November 29, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

A grant from the Foundation covered the cost of bus transportation for Dr. Anderson’s students to attend the Politics of Gender & Justice Conference at GMU.  Here’s more information about the field trip the school’s blog: “On November 16th, MLWGS’s Dr. Christine Anderson took students from her Gender, Politics & Consumerism in a Global Context VCU/Dual Enrollment class and […]

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Grant Spotlight: Pizza Pizza Pizza!

October 25, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Sometimes our enhancement grants pay for 3-D printers, and sometimes they pay for a nice bunch of pizzas.  The Foundation provided a grant to cover lunch for summer booster camp students so that they could have a chance to reconnect with each other and check in with the faculty members who run the camp for […]

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