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Join VCU Human Resources and VCU RecWell FLEX (Fitness on Demand) for a 30-minute arms and abs dance workout that will make you forget you’re exercising. You'll start with a quick warmup, an arms and abs series and a cool down. Throughout this routine, you’ll find yourself grapevining your way into some groovy dance moves. Register in Talent@VCU or at: https://bit.ly/3PnuV71. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/.

The Google Assignments tool in the Canvas Learning Management System makes it easy to create and distribute assignments to your students. Use originality reports and rich submission feedback to prevent plagiarism and enable your students to do their best work. Simplify grading and leaving feedback through pre-defined rubrics and your comment bank, which carry over between courses. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Dr. Gee at drgee@vcu.edu or visit https://go.vcu.edu/gogoogle.

Learn about the doctoral program in VCU's Health Services Organization and Research at a virtual informational session. Meet program faculty and staff and learn about admissions, funding and more. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Cameron Parkins at parkinsc@vcu.edu or visit https://ha.chp.vcu.edu/programs/hsor-phd-program/.

Notices

New Blog Posts: What's So Great About a Speak-Up Culture and Speaking Up for Safety

If you've been wondering what's so great about a speak-up culture or if you'd like to read about how speaking up kept people and property at VCU safe, check out this month's Compliance Corner and Compliance Case Study blog posts at the following URL. For more information, contact Kim McQuillen at mcquillenka@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2028 or visit https://blogs.vcu.edu/ico/.

Call for Partnerships

VCU Libraries will continue its StudyWell campaign for the Fall semester across both campuses. StudyWell sessions focus on student well-being. Events highlight physical, financial, emotional and social health and wellness, as well as academic success. If you believe your department or unit has a program, materials or services that would be a good fit for this campaign, contact the Libraries' events office by July 30 at the following email. For more information, contact Ryan Pander at rbpander@vcu.edu or visit https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/events/past-events/2021-22/study-well-spring-2022.html.

Applications Available for 2023 GEHLI Leadership Programs

The VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, is currently accepting applications for the 2023 cohorts of the VCU Leadership and HIGHER Ground programs. Learn more about the Institute, its programs, application requirements and deadlines by calling the Institute at the following telephone number or emailing gehli@vcu.edu. For more information, contact Kiara Faulks at faulksks@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1169 or visit https://gehli.vcu.edu/programs/.

Focus Group Community-Based Research on Intersectional Experiences in Young Black Women Ages 18+

The Equity in Cardiovascular Health Outcomes Lab is hosting a focus group on the stress, vulnerability and resilience of young Black women. Sessions will be held virtually on Monday, Aug. 1, and Thursday, Aug. 4 from 6-8 p.m. Check your eligibility and sign up at the following URL. For more information, contact Anika L. Hines, Ph.D., MPH, at eqcholab@vcuhealth.org or (804) 828-5030 or visit https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=P8FMMYKNAEMCF8TC.

Do You Vape Electronic Cigarettes?

Individuals who vape/use electronic cigarettes daily are needed to participate in a research study that requires multiple laboratory visits. Compensation will be provided. This study will be conducted at VCU. Principal investigator is Alison Breland, Ph.D., Department of Psychology. For more information, contact Alison Breland at abbrelan@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3562 or visit http://cstp.vcu.edu/studies.

Black Love Safe Love

This is a research study aiming to receive feedback on a sexual health intervention designed for couples. To be eligible to participate, you have to identify as Black or African American and be 18 to 35 years of age. The study requires participation in a 120-minute session and completion of a questionnaire. Compensation is available. For more information, contact Kristina Hood, Ph.D., at progresslab@vcu.edu.

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