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University Student Commons and Activities sponsor June blood drives on both campuses. The Monroe Park Campus drive will be on Wednesday, June 25, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the University Student Commons. The MCV Campus drive will be on Thursday, June 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Larrick Student Center. Walk-ins are welcome or make an appointment by visiting the website below. All blood benefits Virginia Blood Services and stays in central Virginia. For more information, contact Beth Ward at bhward@vcu.edu or (804) 828-3648 or visit http://www.vablood.org.

The Anderson Gallery hosts a farmers' market celebration in the gallery's courtyard for happy hour with locally grown, seasonal produce and Richmond food cart favorites. Pizza Tonight will be on site selling pies from its mobile wood-burning pizza oven. The Richmond Indigenous Gourd Trio will be playing their unique brand of music in the gallery's lounge. Local brews will be served at the cash bar. For more information, contact Traci Garland at thgarland@vcu.edu or visit http://arts.vcu.edu/andersongallery.

The University Student Commons and Activities sponsors a World Cup viewing party in the University Student Commons, Common Ground. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Gillian Perry at gperry2@vcu.edu.

The University Student Commons and Activities offers free tickets to the Flying Squirrels baseball game on Saturday, June 28, at 6:05 p.m. at The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard. Tickets for students are available in Break Point and tickets will be available to faculty and staff beginning Wednesday, June 25. For more information, contact Gillian Perry at gperry2@vcu.edu or visit http://www.usca.vcu.edu/student-involvement/calendar-of-all-student-programs/.

Coming up

The University Student Commons & Activities sponsors a day trip to Wintergreen Resort that departs from the University Student Commons at 8 a.m. Tickets are $30 and include transportation and four outdoor activities. Participants must sign up, pay and fill out a travel waiver prior to departure date. For more information, contact Gillian Perry at gperry2@vcu.edu or visit http://www.usca.vcu.edu/student-involvement/calendar-of-all-student-programs/ .

Notices

VCU’s 2014 Holiday and Winter Closing Schedule Reminder

VCU’s 2014 holiday and winter closing schedule is available at http://hr.vcu.edu/communications/holiday-calendar/. Eligible faculty and staff are encouraged to save 20 hours of leave (two and one-half days) required to cover part of the winter closing, as indicated at http://hr.vcu.edu/media/hr/documents/IHR20140107.pdf. For more information, contact Gwen Parker, VCU Human Resources at gmparker@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1534 or visit http://hr.vcu.edu/communications/holiday-calendar/.

No RamRide Service on Friday, July 4

Due to the university-observed holiday, there will be no RamRide transit service on Friday, July 4. MCV Campus subscribers may reciprocal park on the N and D decks during this time. For more information, contact VCU Transportation at ramtransit@vcu.edu.

Friendship Partners for Visiting Scholars

The Global Education Office seeks friendship partners for 11 international visiting scholars with the 2014-2015 Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program, a State Department program for global professionals in the field of drug and alcohol prevention, education and treatment. These fellows will be pursuing professional development through VCU's Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies. Partners and scholars meet monthly for dinner or another activity during the 2014-2015 academic year. For more information, contact Pam Haney at pohaney@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8309.

RamTech Summer iPad Clearance Sale

RamTech offers a summer clearance sale on current generation Apple® iPad Airs and Minis through Friday, June 27. Save between $25-$95 on all iPad models. Cellular models start at only $5 over WiFi prices, plus third party iPad accessories are 20% off. This is a VCU campus exclusive promotion that also applies to payroll deduction purchases and departmental transfers with index code. This sale is only valid in-store, while supplies last. For more information, contact Clay Farnsley at cmfarnsley@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8324 or visit http://ramtech.vcu.edu.

Do You Have Low Back Pain?

Are you between the ages of 18 and 50 and having an episode of low back pain? If you have had pain for more than 24 hours, but less than 4 weeks, and is not due to a specific cause such as a herniated disk, you may qualify. We are currently recruiting participants for a research study to evaluate pain sensitivity during an episode of acute low back pain. For more information, call the study line at 628-8262, or email Amy the Project Director, s2aheine@vcu.edu. For more information, contact Amy Heineman at s2aheine@vcu.edu or (804) 828-5242 or visit http://www.nursing.vcu.edu/research/grants/STAR_ad.pdf.

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