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Strategic Enrollment Management and University Academic Advising present "Advising - More than Course Registration" featuring Maggie Tolan, Ed.D., in the University Student Commons, Forum Room. Tolan will share details about new initiatives being offered across the VCU advising community. Attendees will learn how advisors work with students to help develop strategic plans that ultimately will make them the best and most-competitive graduates of the university. For more information, contact Jonathan Dodd at

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs holds its "Hump Day Dialogue Series" featuring Archana Pathak, Ph.D., discussing "Dismantling the Model Minority Myth" in the University Student Commons, Common Ground. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Erin Ghant at

CLS Class of 2018 at VCU presents "VISIT THE LAB" on the Commons Plaza. Participants will learn more about hands-on techniques that lab scientists conduct. For more information, contact Nigel Berru at

Christ Centered Fellowship invites the VCU community to "Essential Healing" in the University Student Commons, Alumni Board Room, to learn about essential oils as a means to a healthy and clean lifestyle during classes and finals. For more information, contact Amanda Lee at

This week

Focused Inquiry Service-Learning students are collecting heart healthy non-perishable food items and monetary donations to benefit their community partner, the Health Brigade Food Farmacy. Collections will be held on the Compass Tuesday, April 25, through Thursday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Kris Byrd at

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs presents "The Pop Up Shop" featuring American rapper, record producer, actor and activist David Banner in the University Student Commons Theater. Tickets are required for this event and are available free of charge in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Commons Suite 215. For more information, contact Reginald Stroble at or (804) 827-4457.

VCU Summer Studies invites students to take a study break with King of Pops on the Compass to learn about the summer courses offered at VCU and get a free King of Pops popsicle. For more information, contact Elizabeth Bambacus at or (804) 827-4586 or visit

VCU Sociology hosts activist-scholar Silvia Federici for a talk about feminism and capitalism in this time of widespread protest and organizing at The Depot. New members will also be inducted into the AKD sociology honors society. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Caitlin Cunningham at

PSYUGRAD hosts a panel to address future career paths, fields of employment, graduate school and how to market yourself for success in the University Student Commons, Virginia Room A. Panelists will include a recent alumna of the undergraduate psychology program, VCU psychology doctoral students, a PSYUGRAD academic adviser, and an education and human services career adviser. The panel will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Christina Barnett at

The VCU Opera and VCU Opera Orchestra present a special "double feature" of Giacomo Puccini’s one-act operas Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, at 4 p.m. in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for seniors and VCU employees; or free for VCU students with a VCU I.D. Tickets are available at For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at or (804) 828-1169 or visit

Coming up

VCU Small Jazz Ensembles perform in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall. There will be six combos and music by Ron Carter, Tadd Dameron, Freddie Hubbard, J.J. Johnson, Pat Metheny, Cole Porter, Sonny Rollins, Mongo Santamaria, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Wheeler and VCU students. Admission is free. For more information, contact VCU Music Box Office at or (804) 828-6776.


RSVP for VCU Commencement

Students who plan to participate in VCU’s universitywide Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. at the Richmond Coliseum (601 E. Leigh St.) must RSVP to confirm their participation and reserve their seat. Please remember, your guests will not need tickets to the universitywide ceremony at the Richmond Coliseum. To RSVP, visit the website below. For more information, or visit

VCU Rec Sports: Lifeguard Certification

VCU Rec Sports offers a Lifeguard Certification course from May 15-19. At the completion of the course, participants will receive American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid/Oxygen certifications, valid for two years. The course is open for students, members and non-members of VCU Rec Sports who are over the age of 15. For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at or visit

Bioinformatics 102 Workshop: Registration Open

The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and VCU Libraries host a five-day series of workshops in Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 2-006, focused on introducing attendees to popular genomic databases. Space is limited. To register, visit and do a sponsor search for "Clinical and Translational Research." For details, visit the Bioinformatics 102 Research Guide at at the website below. For more information, contact Amy Olex at

Summer Study Abroad Program: Midwifery and Health in Guatemala

The VCU Institute for Women's Health and Highland Support Project spend a week, July 22-29, in partnership with indigenous midwives and community leaders learning about traditional Maya medicine and exploring the history of healthcare and healing in Guatemala. The group will learn about traditional medicine and midwifery practices. The cost is $985 plus airfare. The application deadline is Saturday, May 20. For more information, contact Janett Forte at or (804) 827-1200 or visit .

Twins, Triplets, and More!

The Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry (MATR) is a group of twins and their families who are willing to consider taking part in twin-based, health-related research. The MATR welcomes twins of any age, ethnicity, and zygosity (identical or fraternal). We invite all twins (triplets, etc) in the VCU community to register with us and to pass our information on to any other twins you know. Please visit our website at or call us at 804-828-8116 or 1-800-872-8946 for more information. For more information, contact Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry at or (804) 828-8116 or visit

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