Work/Life Discount Vendor Fair
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Work/Life Resources hosts a discount vendor fair in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons III & IV. Vendors who offer discounts to VCU employees will be on campus to discuss their goods and services. Participating vendors include wholesale clubs, cell phone providers and others.
For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at email@example.com.
American Red Cross @ VCU: Holiday Cards for Heroes Event
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The American Red Cross @ VCU hosts an evening of holiday card making, s'mores and hot chocolate at the Commons Theater. This is the last general body meeting of the semester and the final opportunity to pay ARC membership dues for the 2012-13 academic year.
For more information, contact American Red Cross @ VCU at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VCU Choral Ensemble Concerts
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
The VCU Choral Ensembles - Commonwealth Singers, Women’s Choir and Choral Arts Society - perform a program at the Singleton Center. The VCU Women's Choir will perform Suite de Lorca by Finnish composer Eunojuhani Rautavaara as well as a South African folk tune of the Xhosa people. The VCU Commonwealth Singers’ program will feature the Bach Motet #6 “Lobet den Herrn” BWV 230 with portative organ accompaniment. The Choral Arts Society will perform the Vivaldi Gloria.
For more information, contact VCUMusic Box Office at email@example.com or (804) 828-6776 or visit http://vcumusic.showclix.com.
Financial Fitness Seminar: 'Making the Most of Your Social Security'
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Human Resources and the Social Security Administration present "Making the Most of Your Social Security" for faculty and staff in McGuire Hall Annex, Room B-20. To register, visit http://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=12281.
For more information, contact Daniel Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-4660 or visit http://hr.vcu.edu/learning-and-development/.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The Global Education Office invites students, faculty, staff and community visitors to the International Cafe in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons I-II. This time of socializing offers the opportunity for members of the VCU community from all over the world to meet, develop friendships, relax and contribute ideas in a casual setting. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Pam Haney at email@example.com or (804) 828-8309.
Research Seminar Series: Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Department of Physiology and Biophysics presents a weekly research seminar series in Sanger Hall, Room 3-016. Professor Iain Morgan, Ph.D., will present "Control of human papillomavirus 16 DNA replication by a cross talk between the viral replication factors E1 and E2 and the host TopBP1-Brd4 complex."
For more information, contact Debbi Price at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-9756 or visit http://www.physiology.vcu.edu/seminars/index.html.
'Spit for Science' Research Symposium
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at 4 p.m.
"Spit for Science" presents its research symposium at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Biotech One, Room 1-160. The undergraduate research team will present preliminary results from the study. Attendees will learn more about the project, meet the research team and receive a free T-shirt and pizza.
For more information, contact Amy Adkins, Ph.D. at email@example.com or (804) 828-4344 or visit http://spit4science.vcu.edu/.
Food Advocacy Meeting
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 from noon to 1 p.m.
The VCU Wellness Resource Center hosts a meeting for students, faculty and anyone who is interested in food advocacy at West Grace South, Room 1004h. There will be discussion about sustainability, hunger and healthier options on VCU's campus.
For more information, contact Katherine Vatalaro Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Faculty Proposals
The Honors College seeks proposals for the 2014 Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Proposals are submitted online, and may be from faculty in any discipline. Stipends are available for both faculty and students who are chosen to participate. Priority will be given to proposals submitted before Jan. 6.
For more information, contact Jacqueline Smith-Mason, Ph.D. at email@example.com or visit http://www.honors.vcu.edu/faculty/researchprojects.html.
Retirement Tax-Savings Limits Remain the Same for 2014
Employee contribution limits for the VCU 403(b) Tax-Deferred Annuity (TDA) and the VRS 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) remain unchanged for calendar year 2014. Current employee contribution elections will remain in force automatically and no action is required to continue those contributions in 2014. Employees may change voluntary contributions at any time by completing a Salary Reduction Agreement for the TDA or a Payroll Authorization Form for the DCP.
For more information, contact VCU Benefits at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-1723 or visit http://hr.vcu.edu/benefits/benefits-list/tax-deferred-annuity-and-cash-match-programs/.
VCU Alcohol and Drug Policy: Updated Draft Open for Comment Until Dec. 19
Take a moment to read the updated draft of VCU's Alcohol and Drug Policy as well as the new Alcohol Authorization Agreement Form required for all university sponsored events associated with alcohol. Materials can be viewed at http://www.assurance.vcu.edu/policyprogram.html and comments can be left under the "make a comment" link or email the contact information below. The University Substance Abuse Committee values input from the university community.
For more information, contact Linda Hancock, Ph.D., at email@example.com or (804) 828-7815.
Request for Pilot Proposals
The VCU Institute for Women’s Health requests pilot proposals as it prepares an NIH Center Grant application focused on the etiology and course of mental health disorders and unhealthy behaviors in male and female college students. Two informational sessions will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5, from noon to 1 p.m., at the University Student Commons, Virginia Room A, and Thursday, Dec. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at Sanger Hall, Room 1-050. Proposals are due Jan. 13.
For more information, contact RaShel Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-2241 or visit http://www.womenshealth.vcu.edu/.
New Medical Literary Journal Available Online
The Medical Literary Messenger’s inaugural issue is available. This collection of essays, short stores and images explore the diverse meaning of illness through the creative lens of a medical perspective. Contributors include students, physicians and patients both from and beyond VCU.
For more information, contact Medical Literary Messenger at email@example.com or visit http://www.med-lit.vcu.edu/.
Asthma Study Needs Participants
Volunteers (18 to 40 years old) are needed for a study about Asthma and the common cold. You must have Asthma and not smoke. Screening involves two visits ($40 per visit). Those who qualify can participate with payment of $1570 for completing the study.
For more information, contact Deb Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 982-3510.
Barnes & Noble @ VCU Faculty and Staff Holiday Shopping Days
Barnes & Noble @ VCU on the Monroe Park Campus and the MCV Campus hosts faculty and staff holiday shopping days beginning Monday, Dec. 2 through Friday, Dec. 6. VCU faculty and staff will receive a special 25 percent discount on general books, VCU gifts and apparel. NOOK devices and accessories are 10 percent off.
For more information, contact Amy Randolph at email@example.com or (804) 828-1678.