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VCUarts Depot in partnership with VCU Sustainability, introduces the Inaugural VCUarts Depot Market offering fresh fruits and vegetables from SAMM and Field of Dreams Farms. The VCUarts Depot Market, located on the second floor, will be open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The VCU community can take advantage of the convenience, and stop by for some produce that is good for you, good for the environment, and good for the community. For more information, contact Jill B Ware at or (804) 828-6506 or visit

Chi Alpha @ VCU hosts Steve Lillis, professional pool player and professor, as he shows his best trick shots while sharing about his life on the Compass. For more information, contact Judith Gutierrez at

The Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Tompkins-McCaw Library present a lunch research seminar, "Who's on Your Research Team?," in the Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 109. Rebecca Heise, Ph.D., associate professor, Biomedical Engineering, will discuss how to establish and maintain research collaborations. Participants may bring lunch; drinks will be provided. To register, use the contact information below. For more information, contact Pam Dillon at

The Department of English sponsors a talk by Shermaine Jones, Ph.D., in Hibbs Hall, Room 308. Jones traces the "sigh" or emission of deep, audible breath expressing racial exhaustion, and the recurring motif of hanging/suspension in Claudia Rankine's "Citizen: An American Lyric." Jones situates "Citizen" alongside a reading of Eric Garner's death and the subsequent protests. His invocation of "I Can't Breathe," as in Rankine, illustrates the reality of living in a "psychic chokehold." For more information, contact Rivka Swenson at or visit

Campus Learning Center staff provides helpful tips for students to succeed on test/exam day in the University Student Commons, Forum Room. As the midway point of the semester is approaching, now is a good time to regroup or boost grades. For more information, contact Michelle Bair at or (804) 828-4551.

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs presents "Hump Day Dialogues on Tour" featuring Guadalupe Ramirez in the University Student Commons, OMSA Office. Ramirez will raise awareness to reduce the chances of continued violence against Indigenous people. Ramirez was born in Tejutla, San Marcos, Guatemala. She wanted to become a teacher but was forced to flee school when Guatemalan military disappeared a number of her associates. For more information, contact Kishla Conner at

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program hosts an information session in Harris Hall, Room 5182, for undergraduate students of all majors who are interested in getting involved in research experiences at VCU and beyond. The session will provide information about upcoming opportunities for research and will help interested undergraduates prepare themselves for a research experience. To hear students talk about their research projects, visit the website below. For more information, contact Herb Hill at or visit

The Department of History presents a lecture by noted Richmond activist, Ben Ragsdale, in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 2100. Ragsdale was an active participant in the anti-war and civil rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s at the national and regional levels. He will share his experiences and impressions of the time and compare those movements to today's activism. For more information, contact John Lemza at or (804) 828-1635 or visit

The School of Nursing holds a post-licensure open house at the School of Nursing. Applicants interested in continuing their education in R.N. to B.S., Master's N.P. or nursing administration and leadership, D.N.P. or Ph.D. are encouraged to attend. To register, visit the website below. For more information, contact VCU Nursing Office of Student Success at or visit

The Department of African American Studies and the National Jericho Movement present the first meeting of the Community Forum on Critical Issues in Black Richmond in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 1201. This month's facilitator is Jihad Abdulmumit, chairperson of the Jericho Movement, an organization that advocates for the release of political prisoners in the United States. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Adam Ewing at

This week

The Office of Research and Innovation sponsors the VCU Core Facility Expo/Supply Center Fall Vendor Show in the Molecular Medicine Research Building. Attendees will meet the core directors, managers and staff from the various core facilities, in addition to the supply center vendors, who help support the VCU research community. For more information, contact Bryan Rowland at or (804) 828-9862.

The National Scholarship Office holds two information sessions for the Presidential Management Fellowships on Thursday, Oct. 19, at noon in Tompkins-McCaw Library, TML Lecture Room (2-010). The second session will be held in Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (250). All graduate students of all disciplines are invited to attend. Eligible PMF candidates must be U.S. citizens or be eligible for U.S. citizenship during the two years of their fellowship. For more information, contact Jeff Wing at or (804) 828-6868 or visit

VCU holds a town hall for feedback on its new strategic plan in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 1201. At this town hall, the five work groups will present their draft themes and goals that will make up the backbone of the new plan, and introduce their preliminary work on implementation. For more information, contact Tom Myrick at or visit

VCU Career Services and the School of Education present the "Careers in Teaching Mini-Conference" in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons and Virginia Rooms. Those that are thinking that teaching could be a possibility or working their way toward a teaching license are encouraged to attend to learn what a career in teaching is like and to get connected to recruiters. This event includes panels, presentations, interactive sessions, networking with professionals and a keynote address by Andrew Daire, Ph.D. For more information, contact Lian Currie at or (804) 828-8162 or visit

The School of Education presents the annual Metro Student Art Exhibit, featuring artwork from students in the four local school divisions. The opening will take place at 2 p.m. in Oliver Hall, followed by a recognition ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 151. For more information, contact Zakia Williams at

Tiranga Indian Nationals at VCU welcomes the VCU community to "UTSAV-2017" to celebrate the "Festival of Light" in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms A-B. Attendees will experience a glimpse of exotic Indian culture with delicious Indian food, music and dance performances. Additional attractions include liquid nitrogen ice cream, a fashion show and exciting prizes. All are welcome to the organization's biggest event. For more information, contact Atanu Giri at

Coming up

Off Campus Student Services presents "Meet, Eat and Greet" in the University Student Commons, Alumni Board Room. This is an opportunity to meet other students living off-campus while grabbing a bite to eat before setting off to greet the day. More "Meet, Eat and Greet" events are planned for Monday, Nov. 13; Monday, Nov. 27; and Monday, Dec. 11. For more information, contact Lisa Mathews-Ailsworth at or (804) 828-4514 or visit

The Department of Health Administration holds a lunchtime information webinar for the Master of Science in Health Administration (professional hybrid online program). Attendees will learn about the MSHA program and have the opportunity to virtually meet with the program director, current students and alumni. RSVP by using the contact information below. For more information, contact Carrie Thornbrugh at or visit

The Office of Research and Innovation in collaboration with VCUHS Compliance Services hold a training in Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 2-010, to walk attendees through the process of obtaining data from the preparatory to research form, initial IRB submission, data use agreements, how to actually obtain the data, how to best protect patient data and consequences of breaches of confidentiality. To register, visit the website below. For more information, contact Meghan Wright at or visit

VCU Globe hosts an open house in West Grace Street Student Housing-North. Attendees will learn about the program and questions answered by Globe staff. Applications are accepted and the priority deadline is Friday, Nov. 3. For more information, contact Ross Losapio at or visit

The Graduate and Professional Student Programming Board holds an informational workshop on car buying in the Hunton Student Center, First Floor Conference Room. Speakers from the Virginia Credit Union will discuss the steps to purchasing a car from start to finish. Free lunch will be provided to all guests. Space is limited and is first-come, first-serve. For more information, contact Shravan Morla at

VCU's English Honor Society presents a free screening of Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Henry V' in Hibbs Hall, Room 403. "Magnificent, passionate and steeped in powerful emotion" ("The Washington Post"), "Henry V" is a "stunning," (Leonard Maltin) Oscar-nominated adventure that takes its place amongst the greatest war films of all time." For more information, contact Les Harrison at

The VCU Institute for Contemporary Art offers a free tour of galleries, artist-run projects and other cultural spaces in the greater Richmond area. Students will talk with curators, gallery directors and artists to learn more about Richmond's contemporary art scene. This event is free and open to any VCU student who agrees to sign up for the ICA mailing list. Transportation and lunch will be provided. To register, visit the website below. For more information, contact Brett Suemnicht at  or visit

The Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation hosts the VCU Health teams in the Langston Quality Scholars Program presenting their quality improvement projects in the School of Nursing, Room 1011. The VCU community is welcome to attend all or any portion of the event as schedules permit. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be provided. To register, visit the website below. For more information, contact Jamie Smalley at or (804) 828-5181 or visit .


Fall Midterm Alert Grades: Available for 100/200 Level Courses

Students are encouraged to go to eServices to begin checking whether their professors submitted a Midterm Alert grade for one or more classes. Log on to Student eServices at If you have received a Midterm Alert grade indicating unsatisfactory academic progress, see your instructor or academic advisor. The last day to withdraw from classes is Friday, Nov. 3. For more information, contact Office of Records and Registration at

Sixth Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium: Abstract Submissions Accepted until Oct. 31

The Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care accepts abstract submissions for the sixth annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium until close of business on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Oral presentations and posters that showcase interprofessional education, practice or scholarship are welcome from students, faculty, educators and practitioners. Encouraged themes and topics include interprofessionalism in: disease prevention in vulnerable populations, professional mindfulness in practice, caring for complex patients, and workforce development. All abstracts are limited to 1,600 characters. To submit, abtracts visit the website below. For more information, contact Melissa Burton at or (804) 828-2898 or visit

VCU Homecoming Office Decorating Competition

VCU Homecoming presents the annual office decorating competition. For details and to sign up, visit the website below. For more information, contact VCU Homecoming at or visit

Are you 18-25 years old and do you smoke cigarettes?

Men and women who smoke cigarettes between the ages of 18-25 are invited to participate in a research study that requires five, 3 hour, laboratory visits. Compensation is provided. CALL (804) 828-1867 Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm or visit for more information This study will be conducted at Thurston House on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. Principal Investigator: Andrew Barnes, Ph.D., Department of Health Behavior & Policy For more information, contact Catherine Wall at or (804) 828-1867 or visit

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