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Friday, Mar. 21

Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)

VCU Brandcenter Friday Forum

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

VCU Brandcenter Friday Forum presents "The Advice I'd Give If I Were Inclined To Give Advice," featuring John Adams, chairman of The Martin Agency, in the VCU Brandcenter lecture hall. For more information, contact Katherine Keogh at kakeogh@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8384 or visit http://brandcenter.vcu.edu/resources/friday-forum/.

'Psychiatric and Cognitive Disabilities in the Workplace'

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Division for Inclusive Excellence hosts "Psychiatric and Cognitive Disabilities in the Workplace" in the University Student Commons, Forum Room. A review of the Americans with Disabilities Act, provisions for individuals with psychiatric and cognitive disabilities and common workplace accommodations will be discussed. An opportunity for discussion will follow. For more information, contact Paula McMahon at mcmahonpl2@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8947.

VCU Athletics

6:30 p.m.

VCU Baseball is back in action against St. Bonaventure in a three-game series at The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard. Game times are Friday, March 21, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 22, 3 p.m.; and Sunday, March 23, 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, is Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night, which includes free entrance with VCU ID. The first 50 faculty and staff members in the gates will receive a free hotdog. A student shuttle will be running from the Cary Street Gym to The Diamond and back on Friday, March 21, 5:30-10 p.m. On Saturday, March 22, a men’s and women’s track meet will begin at 10 a.m. at Sports Backers Stadium, 100 Avenue of Champions. For more information, contact VCU Ticket Office at tickets@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7267 or visit http://www.vcuathletics.com/tickets/TicketCentral/.

Activities Programming Board's Weekend Films: 'For Colored Girls' and 'Amélie'

7 p.m.

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 "For Colored Girls" and "Amélie." "For Colored Girls" will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21, and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. "Amélie" will play at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21, and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. Bring a guest for free popcorn and movies. For more information, contact Kirsten Goodale at goodalekl@vcu.edu.

This week

Green Unity for VCU holds a trash clean up in the Oregon Hill community. Volunteers will meet on the corner of Cary and Laurel streets, outside of Mojo's restaurant. Trash grabbers, gloves, trash bags and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Wyatt Carpenter at carpenterlw@vcu.edu.

The R.A.M.ifications of VCU and The Notochords invite the VCU community to a concert benefiting Relay for Life in the University Student Commons. There will be a surprise opening act and everyone will receive a glow stick with ticket purchase. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for non-student tickets. This is the first time both VCU a cappella groups will share the stage. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life. For more information, contact Rachael Heeschen at heeschenrj@vcu.edu or (434) 981-6541.

Coming up

VCU Police and SAVES sponsor "Stamp Out Stalking" in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salon I. An expert panel representing the Virginia Attorney General's Office, VCU Police and Information Technology will explore the nature of stalking, especially cyber stalking. The panel will be moderated by The Wellness Resource Center's Tammi Slovinsky. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Tammi Slovinsky at tslovinsky@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2085.

Work/Life Resources presents “Organizing Your Financial Records” with the Virginia Credit Union. The session on the Monroe Park Campus will be held on Tuesday, March 25, at noon in the Lindsey House conference room. The session on the MCV Campus will be held on Friday, March 28, at noon in the McGuire Hall Annex, Room B20. To register, visit http://www.hr.vcu.edu/learning-and-development/. For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at dmfitzge@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521.

VCU Music's Jazz Orchestra II, directed by Bryan Hooten, reprises classic tunes from the jazz canon, as well as contemporary sounds, in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 the day of and free for students with VCU ID. Tickets can be purchased at showclix.com/events/1320. For more information, contact VCU Music Box Office at musmarketing@vcu.edu or visit http://arts.vcu.edu/events.

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics presents a research seminar in Sanger Hall, Room 3-016. Joseph Reiner, Ph.D., from the Department of Physics will present, "Nanoparticle Enhanced Single Molecule Nanopore Detection." For more information, contact Haley VanderMeer at hvandermeer@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9756 or visit http://www.physiology.vcu.edu/.

Medical Students for Choice presents a spring clothing swap to benefit the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project in the Commons Plaza. The rain location will be the University Student Commons, Richmond Salon IV. Suggested donation is $5 with a bag of clothes or $15 without. For more information, contact Victoria Powell at vdpowell@vcu.edu.

The VCU Women in Science, Dentistry and Medicine Faculty Organization holds its annual WISDM Leadership Conference at the Larrick Student Center. This year's conference theme is "Creating Your Own Path to Leadership" and includes a keynote speaker, five workshops and a reception at 6 p.m. The goal is to enhance personal and professional growth and advance careers. The VCU community is invited to attend. For more information, contact Deborah Stewart at dstewart@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6591 or visit http://www.medschool.vcu.edu/wims/wisdm/leadershipconference.html.

Notices

Time to Order Faculty Regalia for May Commencement

May Commencement exercises are Saturday, May 10, at the Richmond Coliseum, 601 E. Leigh St. The deadline for ordering faculty regalia is Friday, April 18. For complete information regarding costs, order information and fitting dates, visit http://www.bsv.vcu.edu/RetailServices/commencement.pdf. For more information, contact Jessica Bello at jtbello@vcu.edu or (804) 828-3635.

ONE@VCU: Worldwide Book Drive

ONE@VCU collects books to donate to Worldwide Book Drive, an organization that distributes books to charitable organizations focusing on education and literacy. This promotes global literacy while protecting the environment from waste. Drop boxes will be located on the first floors of the Academic Learning Commons, School of Engineering East Hall, Trani Center for Life Sciences and Hibbs Hall until Wednesday, April 30. For more information, contact Wendy Cho at chow2@vcu.edu or (804) 980-6509.

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