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VCU Brandcenter Friday Forum presents "From Go to Global: Building a Brand Platform," featuring the leaders of the OREO team at The Martin Agency, in the Commons Theater. Jorge Calleja, creative senior vice president and global group creative director and John Gibson, strategic planning vice president and global planning director, will present. For more information, contact Katherine Keogh at kakeogh@vcu.edu or (804) 814-2428 or visit http://www.brandcenter.vcu.edu/resources/friday-forum.

Disability Support Services hosts an informational discussion about the how to's of implementing disability accommodations in course classes at the University Student Commons, Alumni Board Room. Bring lunch and questions. For more information, contact Sandra Fritton at frittonsc@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1139.

0-Waste RVA hosts a sustainable city meeting at the University Student Commons, Forum Room. Duron Chavis, an award-winning leader in the community, will discuss sustainable development, revitalizing the urban core and opportunities including working with underprivileged city youth on an aquaponics greenhouse, working with disabled people in a "sensory garden" or working on an upcoming urban farm. For more information, contact Arthur Kay at kayas@vcu.edu or (703) 424-0977.

Activities Programming Board shows films every weekend in the Commons Theater for students and faculty with a valid VCU ID. This weekend the board will show "Batman" and "Batman Returns." "Batman" will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. "Batman Returns" will play at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. Attend and bring a guest for free popcorn and movies. For more information, contact Kirsten Goodale at goodalekl@vcu.edu.

The Health Executives Student Association sells wine glasses and coffee mugs with student-created drawings of iconic MCV Campus buildings in the Main Hospital Conference Room, 1-422. All proceeds from the sales will go toward the Dr. Dolores Clement Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to an incoming student in the Department of Health Administration that demonstrates a commitment to community service. For more information, contact Gabriella Pinto-Coelho at pintocoelhgm@vcu.edu.

Coming up

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety offers dangerous goods shipping training and certification at Sanger Hall, Room 6-032. This training session is mandatory for any VCU/VCU Health System employees who ship Department of Transportation dangerous goods. It is illegal to ship dangerous goods without the proper training and certification. The training course will cover IATA and DOT regulations pertaining to shipment of dangerous goods by air. Be on time, as those arriving more than ten minutes late will not be certified. For more information, contact Eric Fidler at efidler@vcu.edu or (804) 828-0118.

The Statistics and Analytics Consulting Lab has walk-in hours on both the Monroe Park and MCV campuses. The times and locations for the Monroe Park Campus are Monday and Wednesday, 2-3 p.m., Harris Hall, Room 4123 and Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., Harris Hall, Room 4123. The times and locations for the MCV Campus are Monday and Friday, 11 a.m. to noon, Sanger Hall, Room B1-018L and Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., Sanger Hall, Room B1-018L. Appointments can be requested by contacting the email address below. For more information, contact Edward L Boone at statconsult@vcu.edu or (804) 828-4637.

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics presents a research seminar in Sanger Hall, Room 3-016. Hamid I. Akbarali, Ph.D., from VCU's Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology will present "Mechanistic Insights on Morphine Action in Enteric Neurons." For more information, contact Haley VanderMeer at hvandermeer@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9756 or visit http://www.physiology.vcu.edu/seminars/index.html.

The Center for Teaching Excellence, Online @VCU, VCU Libraries and the Instructional Technology Advisory Group sponsor openVCU, a three-part symposium to generate dialogue about open education, teaching, learning and scholarship, at Cabell Library, Room 250. For more information, contact Jeff Nugent at jsnugent@vcu.edu or (804) 827-0563 or visit http://open.vcu.edu.

The Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Sciences presents a brown bag talk with guest speaker Peter Grossenbacher, Ph.D., on "Mindfulness in the Classroom" at the University Student Commons, Virginia Room A. Grossenbacher will discuss contemplative education and using mindfulness-based pedagogies in the college classroom. For more information, contact Jordan Quaglia at quagliaj@vcu.edu or visit http://wp.vcu.edu/vcucollege/files/2014/01/GrossenbacherColloquiumAbstractAndBio.pdf.

Massey Cancer Center and Kathryn Angus, Women & Wellness Forum Series chair for 2014, present the 19th Annual Women & Wellness Forum Series at the Jefferson Hotel. Shannon Miller is the 2014 speaker. Breakfast is $85 per person and lunch is $125 per person. For more information, contact Stephanie Jenks at sjenks@vcu.edu or (804) 827-0642 or visit http://massey.vcu.edu/giving/fundraising/women-and-wellness/.

Notices

Schedule a 2014 Conference

The new Conference and Scheduling Services office is scheduling 2014 summer conferences. For more information, contact Conference and Scheduling Services at ucss@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9585 or visit http://scheduling.vcu.edu.

Request Space on Campus Using Newly Expanded Virtual EMS

Plan a meeting, event or other campus function using VCU's newly expanded Virtual EMS system. Search for the right space on campus to meet the needs of an upcoming function. Visit campusems.vcu.edu to get started. A VCU eID and password is required. For more information, contact VCU Conference and Scheduling Services at ucss@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9585 or visit http://scheduling.vcu.edu.

2013 Electronic W-2 Statements Available

Employees who gave their eConsent can view and print their 2013 W-2 statements online. Log on to VCU Self Service at http://my.vcu.edu. Click the "Employee" tab, followed by "Tax Forms, Electronic W-2 Earnings Statement." Employees who receive a paper mailing can still sign up to view and print their W-2 statement online. Consent remains in effect until revoked by the employee. For help in signing up, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_5XMikJJd4&feature=plcp. For help in accessing VCU Self Service, contact VCU Technology Services at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu. For help with W-2 questions, contact Payroll Services at 828-0740 or payroll@vcu.edu. For more information,.

Children's Swim Lessons

Nine levels of swim lesson classes are offered for children of recreational sports members. All classes are offered at the Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center. Classes are held on Saturday mornings for six weeks and are taught by American Red Cross water safety instructors. Session one runs Jan. 25-March 1. Registration closes Jan. 24 at noon. For details, class times and an interactive swim level quiz, visit http://www.recsports.vcu.edu/aquatics/rams-swim-school/childrens-swim-lessons/. For more information, contact Carrie Baines at cabaines@vcu.edu or (804) 827-0319.

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