University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies

We enrich lives and careers for the 21st century. We aspire to be an exemplar of continuing education

We do this by opening our students' minds to new ways of thinking and living, fostering a lifelong thirst for personal and professional growth and offering ongoing support to students and alumni through the development of their careers. We deliver exceptional educational programs; engage passionate faculty and staff; and provide world-class support services.

Operating as usual

03/11/2024

Today is the start of UR's Spring Break. Academic classes aren't held this week, but our offices remain open to assist you. Hope you have a chance to enjoy the warm RVA weather coming later in the week.

Transforming Communities Into K-12 Classrooms 03/06/2024

Kate Cassada, associate professor & chair of educational leadership, penned this Forbes essay promoting the role that community-school partnerships can play in helping K-12 students stay in school & promote workforce skills.

Transforming Communities Into K-12 Classrooms School-community relationships can support creative instruction, encourage students to stay in school, expose students to community assets, and promote career awareness.

Map shows America's 10 hardest-working cities 03/05/2024

Ann Hodges, SPCS paralegal studies chair & University of Richmond School of Law professor of law emerita, is quoted as a labor expert in this Newsweek article that first appeared in WalletHub.

Map shows America's 10 hardest-working cities Washington D.C. was ranked as the highest-working city in the country, with San Francisco, Denver, and Austin also falling into the top ten.

03/04/2024

Welcome to SPCS Student Week! We want to celebrate our students for your determination, tenacity & thirst for knowledge. We're proud of you! Check out the Student Week page for shout-outs & more. Have a great week!
https://sl.richmond.edu/qc

Student Nominations for SPCS Commencement Awards 03/01/2024

The deadline to nominate a graduating student & adjunct professor for 2024 Commencement awards is Tuesday, March 5. The Proffitt Student Service Award & Itzkowitz Adjunct Faculty Award are the only commencement awards whose recipients are nominated by students, so your submission matter!

Completing the nomination should take under 5 minutes, and degree-seeking students are eligible to submit a nominee for both awards.

Student Nominations for SPCS Commencement Awards Landing page for student nominations for Commencement awards.

SPCS Student Week - School of Professional & Continuing Studies - University of Richmond 02/29/2024

SPCS Student Week is next week. Be sure to Add March 4-9 to your calendars to participate! All week long we'll be celebrating our SPCS students, especially during our Game Night at the Robins Center. Follow the link to learn more.

SPCS Student Week - School of Professional & Continuing Studies - University of Richmond SPCS Student Week is a joint project of the SPCS Student Government Association (SGA), SPCS Alumni Association and the staff of the SPCS Marketing...

SPCS Game Night at the Robins Center 02/28/2024

We're hosting our SPCS Game Night at the Robins Center on Mar 6! The Richmond Spiders Men's Basketball faces off against the St. Joseph Hawks. $10 ticket ($5 for kids under 12) provides access to a corner hospitality suite and includes buffet dinner & refreshments! Part of our celebration of Spring 2024 SPCS Student Week.

SPCS Game Night at the Robins Center Join the SPCS Osher Institute, Alumni Association and Student Government Association for Game Night in the Robins Center as the UR Men’s Spiders...

Iceland volcano update: River of lava seen from space 02/27/2024

In a Newsweek update on continuing volcanic eruptions in Iceland, associate dean & geology professor David Kitchen is quoted describing the complex substances & forces at play in volcanic activity:

Iceland volcano update: River of lava seen from space The orange glow of lava pumping out of a fissure in the ground during the most recent Icelandic eruption was captured on Thursday.

Hardest-Working Cities in America in 2024 02/26/2024

Ann Hodges, SPCS paralegal studies program chair & professor of law emerita, is a featured expert answering questions about labor habits of American workers, working conditions & employee satisfaction in this WalletHub article.

Hardest-Working Cities in America in 2024 Hardest-Working Cities in America in 2024

RVA Community Makers 2024 - Calendar & Events 02/23/2024

Congrats to Lauranett Lee, SPCS adjunct professor of liberal arts, on being named among RVA Community Makers 2024 by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The VMFA’s yearly project honors African American leaders from a variety of fields and showcases the Black history being made every day in Richmond.

RVA Community Makers 2024 - Calendar & Events RVA Community Makers 2024 On view from February 15 to March 16, 2024 Cochrane Atrium Celebrating its sixth year, RVA Community Makers is an annual community-activated art project presented by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and led by artist Hamilton Glass. Coinciding with VMFA’s celebration of B...

Student Nominations for SPCS Commencement Awards 02/22/2024

We're already planning Commencement 2024! In preparation, SPCS degree-seeking students are encouraged to nominate 1 graduating student & 1 adjunct professor for SPCS Night & Commencement awards. These awards recognize student service to SPCS and adjunct faculty excellence in teaching. Nominations close at the end of the day on March 5, so don't delay!

Student Nominations for SPCS Commencement Awards Landing page for student nominations for Commencement awards.

02/21/2024

Congrats to Daniel Hocutt, web manager & adjunct professor of liberal arts, on publishing "Composing with Generative AI on Digital Advertising Platforms" in a special issue of the journal Computers and Composition focused on Composing with Generative AI.

Composing with generative AI on digital advertising platforms This study introduces online advertising platforms as digital composing tools where persuasive rhetoric encourages users to follow links and take acti…

Iceland volcano fed by magma flowing at unprecedented, "ultra-rapid" speeds 02/20/2024

David Kitchen, associate dean & professor of geography, is quoted in this Newsweek story about the recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland, providing background on the way magma buoyancy can influence its flow rate & direction.

Iceland volcano fed by magma flowing at unprecedented, "ultra-rapid" speeds The river of magma that triggered Iceland's recent volcanic eruptions appears to have set a new record.

SPCS Graduate EXPO 02/19/2024

We're hosting a new in-person Graduate Expo on the University of Richmond campus this Friday, February 23, to showcase our part-time graduate programs in Education, HR Management, Nonprofit Studies & Liberal Arts. Follow the link to learn more and register to join us 1-4pm.

SPCS Graduate EXPO If you’ve been thinking about continuing your education, join us for this unique in-person event to learn more about SPCS graduate programs in...

02/16/2024

Need to advance your career in HR or nonprofit management, or build in-demand critical thinking & strategic communication skills? Learn about our graduate programs in HR Management, Nonprofit Studies & Liberal Arts at our February 22 Online Information Session. See how a University of Richmond part-time graduate degree can meet your career advancement needs!

02/15/2024

Did you know? You can transfer up to 60 hours of prior college coursework into a part-time University of Richmond degree offered through SPCS. Learn about our bachelor's completion programs along with undergraduate-level post-bachelor's certificates on February 21 at our Online Information Session. Follow the link for details and registration.

02/14/2024

If you're interested in pursuing part-time graduate studies in Education at the University of Richmond, join us online on Tuesday, February 20, for our Graduate Education Information Session. We'll talk about SPCS graduate degrees in Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction and Teaching.

HR Networking Night 02/13/2024

If you're an HR professional in RVA, join us February 20 for our FREE HR networking night, organized by University of Richmond Career Services & our HR management program. Network with HR pros, students & alumni along with SPCS faculty & staff. Follow the link for details & registration.

HR Networking Night HR Networking night is designed to connect Human Resource Management students and alumni in and around Richmond to UR alumni and professionals...

Giving Back to Our Community 02/09/2024

Alum Eric Beatty, '01, GC'12, Major in the University of Richmond Department of Public Safety (URDPS), is featured in "Pillars," a report on the impact of giving, highlighting his longtime dedication & service to the University of Richmond.

Giving Back to Our Community URPD major, Spider alum supports SPCS, Athletics during UR Here.

Rap Is Art Not Evidence | American Civil Liberties Union 02/07/2024

Erik Nielson, professor & chair of liberal arts, is interviewed in this ACLU At Liberty Podcast about the use of rap lyrics in court, which can allow for implicit bias & lead to wrongful convictions.

Rap Is Art Not Evidence | American Civil Liberties Union As the gang conspiracy trial of rapper Young Thug and his famed rap collective, YSL, extends past 20 days in Atlanta, we’re bringing you a conversation about the use of rap lyrics in court. Despite a groundswell of activism and legal opposition against the legal admissibility of Young Thug’s lyr...

Job Search 2.0: Confidently Navigate Transitions 02/06/2024

University of Richmond Career Services is launching the Job Search 2.0 Webinar Series, a free webinar series for Spiders planning a career change or transition. The first webinar, "Confidently Navigating Transitions," will be held Thursday, February 8, with additional webinars following each week. Follow the link for details & registration.

Job Search 2.0: Confidently Navigate Transitions Whether your goal is to completely change careers, make a smaller pivot, or return to the workforce after a career break, career transitions...

SHRM Learning System certification exam preparation offered through the University of Richmond 02/05/2024

Hey Richmond SHRM and other RVA HR professionals! If you're seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification, don't miss our $175 early registration discount for our in-person SHRM Learning System exam preparation course. Discount ends tomorrow, February 6! Follow the link for course details & registration.

SHRM Learning System certification exam preparation offered through the University of Richmond In partnership with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), we offer the SHRM Learning System®, a comprehensive review of the entire body...

Photos from University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies's post 02/02/2024

In honor of the film Groundhog Day, we're replaying yesterday on socials! We attended Rvatech/ CyberConVA yesterday and met (among others) some of our current students, including Matt Kamal, Tanner Atkinson & Brandon B***r. Thanks to all for stopping by! (And watch out for that first step! It's a doozie! )

Job, Internship, & Graduate School Fair 02/01/2024

Our 2nd tabling event is at the the University of Richmond Career Services Job, Internship & Graduate School Fair on the UR campus. Stop by our table to learn about earning a part-time University of Richmond master's degree or post-bachelor's academic certificate through SPCS.

Job, Internship, & Graduate School Fair The Job, Internship & Grad School Fair allows you to network with employers and connect with full-time, internship, and externship opportunities,...

CyberConVA 2024 / rvatech 02/01/2024

We're tabling at a couple of events today! If you're at Rvatech/ 2024, stop by our table to learn about our Information Systems, Security & IT Management academic programs & our online cyber, AI & technology bootcamps. SPCS alumni are invited to stop by for a free gift!

CyberConVA 2024 / rvatech Conference Details About the Event Join us in Richmond, Virginia, for a day of innovative sessions focused on connecting with the Richmond cyber community and growing your career.   CyberConVA promises a full day of skill development, new ideas, and connections to supercharge your cyber career. Ven...

Photos from University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies's post 01/31/2024

Congrats to our Tidewater students who earned their Beer Brewer Professional Certificates! We offer the Beer Brewer Professional program in the Hampton Roads region by partnering with ODU Continuing Education and the Coastal Virginia Brewery Alliance - CVBA. This was our inaugural Tidewater cohort.

01/30/2024

Students, alums, paralegals & those interested in paralegal studies are invited to join us Feb. 6 for our Paralegal Networking Night, hosted by University of Richmond Career Services. The networking event connects Richmond-area paralegal students, alums & professionals. Follow the link for details & registration: https://sl.richmond.edu/pk

Transformative partnerships: Shields serves as visiting scholar at FHNW in Switzerland 01/24/2024

As we shared a few weeks ago, Tom Shields, SPCS associate dean & associate professor of graduate education & leadership studies, recently served as a visiting scholar at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW in Switzerland. Check out the full story including photos from his visit.

Transformative partnerships: Shields serves as visiting scholar at FHNW in Switzerland Tom Shields, associate dean and associate professor of education in SPCS and associate professor of leadership studies in the Jepson School, served...

UR Professor and Alum Collaborate on Sundance-Premiering Documentary About the Use of Rap Lyrics in Court 01/23/2024

Erik Nielson, professor & chair of liberal arts, collaborated with UR alum Sam Widdoes as consulting producer on yesterday's Sundance Film Festival-premiered documentary about the use of rap lyrics in court. "As We Speak" is vying for best U.S. documentary.

UR Professor and Alum Collaborate on Sundance-Premiering Documentary About the Use of Rap Lyrics in Court University of Richmond liberal arts professor Erik Nielson, a leading expert on the use of rap lyrics in court, served as a consulting producer on...

Online Professional Certificate in Political Campaign Management through the University of Richmond 01/22/2024

Just in time for the 2024 election cycle, our Political Campaign Management Professional certificate program is accepting spring applicants through Friday, January 26. Our 15-week program starts with campaign planning, concludes with get out the vote efforts & included everything in between. Follow the link to learn more & apply.

Online Professional Certificate in Political Campaign Management through the University of Richmond Our professional certificate in Political Campaign Management covers the entire political campaign management process, from crafting a preliminary...

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