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Today

Chili's at VCU celebrates National Fajita Day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and offers sizzling chicken fajita for $9.99 when participants show the VCUDine social media poster. Chili's at VCU is located at 355 W. Cary St. at the corner of Cary and Belvidere. There is limited free customer parking available across the street in the JL Lot. For more information, contact Lauren Hay at lhay@vcu.edu or (804) 828-3894 or visit http://ramtech.vcu.edu.

This week

The Activities Programming Board presents Bingo in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms. Participants will enjoy giveaways such as back-to-school prizes and catering from Chicken Fiesta. For more information, contact Activities Programming Board at apb@vcu.edu or visit http://apb.vcu.edu.

Rams in Recovery welcomes students, alumni, faculty and staff who are in recovery or who support recovery to a gelato social and fellowship in the Recovery Clubhouse at The Well. For more information, contact Thomas Bannard at recovery@vcu.edu or visit http://www.thewell.vcu.edu/recovery-support/.

Coming up

The Institute for Structural Biology, Drug Discovery and Development presents as part of its 2017 Fall Seminar Series, "Interactions of Pleiotrophin with Glyosaminoglycans," featuring Xu Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor, Arizona State University, in BioTech One, Robert Ball Conference Room. For more information, contact Umesh Desai at urdesai@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7328 or visit http://isb3d.pharmacy.vcu.edu.

The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation hosts the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Richmond chapter meeting in the School of Nursing, Room 2001D. Ross Airington, M.P.A., will present "Trumpcare, Republicare or Obamacare Lite? The American Health Care Act and the Uncertain Future of ACA." Attendees will learn more about making a difference in patient safety and quality. For more information, contact Jamie Smalley at jlsmalley@vcu.edu or (804) 828-5181 or visit http://www.vculangstoncenter.org .

VCU Libraries presents Grad Fest, the drop-in open house, at James Branch Cabell Library. The event provides an overview of research services especially for graduate students or prospective graduate students. Participants will tour library spaces, enjoy refreshments, and also have the opportunity to talk to experts about publishing, innovative media, research data management and more resources for work. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at srobinson26@vcu.edu or (804) 828-0129 or visit https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/news/2017/grad-fest-set-for-aug-23.html.

Notices

Campus Connector Begins Fall Schedule

On Thursday, Aug. 17, the Campus Connect begins operating on its fall semester schedule, Monday-Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. To track RamRide in RealTime, visit vcu.transloc.com For more information, contact Craig Willingham at ramride@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7275 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/ramride.

Rec Sports Offers New MCV Campus Hours

The MCV Campus Recreation Center opens earlier this semester at 5 a.m. rather than 6 a.m. This applies only to the MCV Campus Recreation Center and not to any other VCU Rec Sports facilities. For more information, contact Anthony Muscatello at amuscatello@vcu.edu.

Seeking Committee Members for American Indian Heritage Month

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs seeks committee members for American Indian Heritage Month. If interested in becoming a committee member, use the contact information below. For more information, contact Reginald Stroble at rlstroble@vcu.edu.

The Commonwealth Society: Registration Open

The Commonwealth Society, VCUarts' educational organization for adult learners, opened registration for its fall semester on Thursday, Aug. 10. The Commonwealth Society connects community learners to the resources of VCU and the robust Richmond arts scene through classes and other programming. For more information, contact Angela Allen at amdallen@vcu.edu or (804) 827-7301 or visit http://arts.vcu.edu/csociety/membership.

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