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Be the Match on Campus at VCU holds membership interest sessions at 12:30 p.m. in the University Student Commons, Forum Room, and at 2:30 p.m. in the Larrick Student Center, Church Hill Board Room. Be the Match on Campus’ mission is to grow the world's largest bone marrow registry to help patients seeking transplants find their match. The meetings will offer an overview of the organization, events planned for the semester and how to join the registry and become a member of the chapter. For more information, contact Laura Gariepy at lwgariepy@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8562.

The Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Department of Pediatrics, invites the VCU community to a lecture on "Recent Advances in Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis" given by Bruce Trapnell, M.S., M.D., from the University of Cincinnati, Department of Pediatrics. Trapnell is the director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center and a Pulmonologist in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. For more information, contact Liz Fredericksen-Trent at efredericksen@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9602 or visit http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/bio/t/bruce-trapnell/.

VCU School of Dentistry Class of 2014 hosts screening nights to find board patients. Screenings will be held on Feb. 18 and 25, 5-7 p.m. at the VCU School of Dentistry. All screening patients will receive X-rays and a head and neck cancer exam for free. Qualifying board patients will receive all treatment in preparation for and during the exam for free. The board exam will take place on April 4 and 5. For more information, contact VCU School of Dentistry, Class of 2014 at vcudentistry2014@gmail.com.

VCU Music presents the Jazz Orchestra I in the Vlahcevic Concert Hall at the W.E. Singleton Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $7 in advance; $10 at the door and free with VCU student ID. Guest artist trumpeter John D’earth will perform. Music includes pieces by Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Wynton Marsalis and The Mambo Kings. For more information, contact VCU Music Box Office at musictix@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6776 or visit http://www.vcumusic.showclix.com.

The African Student Union at VCU presents a night of activities that promote knowledge of influential African and African-American individuals at the University Student Commons, Richmond Salon IV. For more information, contact Hortance Houngbeke at houngbekehe@vcu.edu.

This week

The Division for Academic Success and The Wellness Resource Center host a lunch-and-learn event at Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 2-006. Bring lunch and learn from Kasiah Banks, family nurse practitioner, as she discusses the effects, signs and symptoms of Crohn’s Disease. For more information, contact Kira Alston at ybalston@vcu.edu.

The VCU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) hosts an information session for undergraduate students who are interested in applying for the VCU Summer Fellowships for Undergraduate Research in Harris Hall, Room 2126. The session will focus on the application process, proposal components, funding mechanisms and general information related to the Fellowship research experience. For more information, contact Herb Hill at hhill@vcu.edu or visit http://wp.vcu.edu/vcuurop/2014/01/13/new-fellowships2014/.

VCU Baseball takes on Old Dominion at 3 p.m. at The Diamond for its home opener. Women's Basketball takes on St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m. at the Siegel Center. For more information, contact VCU Ticket Office at tickets@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7267 or visit http://www.vcuathletics.com/tickets/TicketCentral/.

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs presents "Courageous Conversations," a forum aimed at facilitating important discussions about race, culture and diversity, in the Larrick Student Center, Court End Ballroom. The presenter will be Jasmine Abrams, doctoral candidate, health psychology department. For more information, contact Dionne Shepperson at sheppersoda2@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6672.

Bhakti Yoga presents a lecture on the "False Ego and the Cultivation of Spirit" with special guest lecturer in the University Student Commons, Virginia Room A. There will be a short session, followed by group meditation and group kirtan. A free vegetarian dinner will be served. For more information, contact Sarita Telhan at telhansr@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.collegiatelink.net/organization/bhakticlub.

The Eta Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, holds its annual Mr. Delta Pageant in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms. Tickets can be purchased at Break Point. Tickets are $3 for Greeks, $5 for students and $7 for general admission. All proceeds will benefit the Delta Research & Educational Foundation. The Delta Foundation is established as a public charity supporting scholastic achievement, public service programs and research initiatives focused upon African-American women. For more information, contact Maureen Ogando at ogandomg@vcu.edu.

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The Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering presents February Research Network Lunch in the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building, Rooms 104/105. Attend for lunch and chat about research projects, ideas and questions with other professionals. Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. to the email address below by Friday, Feb. 21, and note any dietary restrictions. For more information, contact Amanda Johnson at avjohnson@vcu.edu.

The Center for Interprofessional Education and Alan Dow, M.D., host a lunch-time seminar, "Principles of Interprofessional Education: Unpacking the Knot of Collaboration" at the Molecular Medicine Research Building. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/principles-of-interprofessional-edu-unpacking-the-knot-of-collaboration-tickets-10525876179?utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventurl_text. For more information, contact Melissa Burton at mhburton@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9171.

VCU Medical Center presents a free seminar on neuro-oncology as part of its Lewis Ginter Seminar Series. Mark Malkin, M.D., with the VCU Massey Cancer Center, will discuss research into treatments for brain tumors. The seminar is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments are provided. Registration is recommended. Register by calling or emailing the contact information below. For more information, contact Katherine Poarch at kpoarch@mcvh-vcu.edu or (804) 828-0123 or visit http://www.vcuhealth.org/News/Default.aspx?sid=1&nid=374 .

Scholarship Sharing hosts a College Funding Panel for students to speak with experts in the fields of scholarships, financial aid and student loan management in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons I-II. The event will have a live stream and Google Hangout for students who commute to participate from home. For more information, contact Lorraine SantaLucia at santalucialm@vcu.edu or visit http://scholarshipsharing.wix.com/scholarshipsharing.

VCU Libraries and other on-campus partners host RVA's first THATCamp March 14-15 at VCU. The national The Humanities and Technology Camp, THATCamp, is a user-generated "unconference," a participatory event where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. The RVA THATCamp: New Souths invites exploration of justice and technology. Register at http://newsouths2014.thatcamp.org/register through March 1. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at srobinson26@vcu or visit http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5473ddf9615f21868c98b76df&id=3d30ecb909&e=.

Notices

Campus ConseRVAtion Nationals

VCU Goes Green participates in a cross-town rivalry between VCU and the University of Richmond in February as part of the 2014 Campus Conservation Nationals. The energy reduction challenge utilizes Lucid Building Dashboard technologies to monitor electricity use in each residence hall. VCU dorms are also competing against each other through Feb. 28 to be the greenest hall on campus. The winning dorm will receive a prize and bragging rights. For more information, contact Parker Long at longpj@vcu.edu or visit http://buildingdashboard.net/vcu.

RamAway Spring Break Service

VCU Transportation, in partnership with the divisions of Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, provides free shuttle service to/from the Richmond International Airport, Greyhound station and Amtrak station at Main Street and Staples Mill beginning Friday, March 7. Seats must be reserved online at http://www.parking.vcu.edu/vcupark/RamAway.htm by March 4. For more information, contact VCU Transportation at ramtransit@vcu.edu or visit http://www.parking.vcu.edu/vcupark/RamAway.htm.

Scholarship Sharing: $500 Scholarship Deadline March 30

Scholarship Sharing sponsors a $500 scholarship for a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. The application deadline is March 30. Visit http://scholarshipsharing.wix.com/scholarshipsharing for eligibility requirements and a copy of the application. For more information, contact Lorraine SantaLucia at santalucialm@vcu.edu.

VCU Traditions Survey

VCU Alumni and the Office of New Student Programs have created a short survey intended to capture student feedback about VCU traditions and experiences. Students are encouraged to complete the survey found online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RM3KWQW. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a VCU prize pack. For more information, contact Katherine Beck at kmbeck@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9880.

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