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This online extended seminar will be led by Adrien DeLoach, executive director of the Division for Student Engagement and Impact. The seminar is designed for faculty to workshop their syllabi to enhance diversity and inclusion throughout their teaching. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact IExcel Education at iexcel@vcu.edu or visit https://iexcel.vcu.edu/calendar/.

This week

VCU Learning Systems will sponsor a session in which participants will learn how to embed videos in a Canvas course without using all the available storage space. This online training, which is free and has no cancellation penalty, is designed for beginners or those who need a refresher. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Jamillah Martin at canvaslearn@vcu.edu or visit https://training.vcu.edu/course.aspx?processFlag=2&itemID=17942.

Coming up

VCU Learning Systems will sponsor free online training designed to help with semester transition. The session will provide an overview of how students are enrolled in Canvas courses, how multiple course sections can be merged into one course, how to use Canvas groups and how to manage a merged course. Participants will also be guided through the steps for exporting and importing course material. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Jamillah Martin at canvaslearn@vcu.edu or visit https://training.vcu.edu/course.aspx?processFlag=2&itemID=17943.

VCU Libraries' Grad Fest offers an open house-style overview of resources and services for graduate students. Learn about campus life and opportunities and explore resources for research. Network with other grad students. Talk to representatives from the Graduate School, VCU Libraries, Graduate Student Association, Career Services, National Scholarship Office and more. The event will be in the Lecture Hall, James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave. For more information, contact Bettina Peacemaker at bjpeacemaker@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8960 or visit https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/events/2022-2023/arp-event.html.

VCU Online's ALT Lab, in partnership with VCU Academic Technologies, will offer Fall Boot Camp Live for VCU faculty and staff in the Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave. Drop-in workshops will be held throughout the day in Room 4100. One-to-one assistance for instructors finalizing courses for the fall semester will be available in Room 4110. No registration is required. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Brianne L. Jackson, Ph.D., at onlinepd@vcu.edu or visit https://altlab.vcu.edu/.

VCU's School of Social Work's Fall Convocation will feature keynote remarks by Kryss Shane, Ph.D., LSW, LMSW, a national leader in diversity, equity and inclusion. Shane is also a consultant, speaker and trainer on LGBT+ topics; an author and a cast member on TLC's "I Am Jazz." RSVP at https://vcussw.info/3A7SYBO for in-person attendance (Room 1107, Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave.) or register for Zoom at https://vcussw.info/3vNYc33. For more information, contact Geoff LoCicero at locicerog2@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1030 or visit https://socialwork.vcu.edu/.

Join VCU's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs for its outdoor welcome-back celebration. This social connecting event will bring together VCU students from all over campus to enjoy cookout-style food, games, photo ops, giveaways, a DJ and much more. The event will be in Monroe Park, 620 W. Main St. Register via RamsConnect or at the following URL. For more information, contact Beck Oh at ohrn@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.campusgroups.com/WoW/rsvp_boot?id=1628865.

VCU Choral Ensembles will hold auditions for Commonwealth Singers, Vox Concordia and Chamber Ensemble for the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 22. Students from all majors are welcome to audition at the James W. Black Music Center, 1015 Grove Ave. Choral Arts Society is open to all without audition. Email Chris Hansen, Ph.D., at hansenc3@vcu.edu or Professor Lisa Fusco at the following email address to schedule an audition. For more information, contact Lisa Fusco at fuscolc@vcu.edu or visit https://arts.vcu.edu/academics/departments/music/ensembles/vocal-ensemble/vocal-ensemble-audition-info/.

VCU's Center for Corporate Education will virtually present Society for Human Resource Management Exam Prep. Prepare for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-CSP exam with a practicing HR leader and SHRM-certified instructor. This course runs for 14 weeks on Tuesdays from Aug. 30-Dec.13. The registration fee is $1,600 and includes all materials and online learning software. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Katie Fauth at corp-ed@vcu.edu or visit https://business.vcu.edu/about-us/events/center-for-corporate-education/shrm-exam-prep.html.

Notices

Recovery Scholarship Application

VCU's Rams in Recovery and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services invite any student interested in recovery from substance use and mental disorders to apply for a scholarship. Program requirements include attending one community meeting per month and a weekly seminar with other students in recovery. Applicants must have abstained four-plus months. Apply at https://forms.gle/t9xN2TyUR3J1t4wY7 by Aug. 22. Seminars start Aug. 23. For more information, contact Lauren Powell at detrevillelj@vcu.edu or visit https://recovery.vcu.edu/.

Biomedical Researchers: Apply for Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program

The Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program pledges $1.5B for outstanding early career faculty committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Funding will be awarded to outstanding basic biomedical researchers, including physician-scientists in their efforts to create labs in which everyone can thrive. Apply at the following URL by Sept. 28. For more information, contact Emily Komornik at komornikea@vcu.edu or visit https://bit.ly/3GKcAxp.

Interprofessional Development Opportunity in Geriatrics

The Virginia Geriatric Education Center, housed in VCU’s Virginia Center on Aging, is accepting applications for its annual faculty/clinicians development program. Creating Interprofessional Readiness for Complex and Aging Adults is a case-based learning experience that creates age-friendly practitioners who are knowledgeable about person-centered care. The program meets monthly from mid-September-May. Apply at the following URL by Sept. 1. For more information, contact Kim Ivey at circaa@vcu.edu or (804) 304-8318 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/circaa.

Do You Vape?

Individuals between the ages of 18-65 who vape nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are invited to participate in a research study that examines the effects of vaping on eating behavior. Two, three-hour laboratory visits, each with a buffet meal, are required. Compensation is provided. Principal Investigators are Andrew Barnes, Ph.D., Department of Health Behavior and Policy, and Caroline Cobb, Ph.D., Department of Psychology. For more information, contact Caroline Cobb at cobbco@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3562 or visit http://cstp.vcu.edu/studies.

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