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The Division of Community Engagement partners with the City of Richmond and VCU's surrounding neighborhood associations for "Project Clean & Green Move," an initiative to keep our communities clean when students move out. Volunteers are needed for neighborhood cleanups on Saturday, August 2. For information on how to dispose of your items or to volunteer, use the contact information below. For more information, contact Tito Luna at or visit

Coming up

VCU Medical Center presents a free seminar about deep brain stimulation as part of the Lewis Ginter Seminar Series. Kathryn Holloway, M.D., VCU Harold F. Young Neurosurgical Center, will discuss how deep brain stimulation can be used to restore balance and help with neurologic and psychiatric disorders that are beyond the reach of medications. The seminar is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments are provided. Registration is recommended. Register online at the website below. For more information, contact Katherine Poarch at or (804) 828-0123 or visit

The University Student Commons & Activities offers free tickets to the Flying Squirrels baseball game on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 7:05 p.m. at The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard. Student tickets are available in Break Point and tickets will be available to faculty and staff beginning Monday, Aug. 4. Free tickets will also be offered to the game on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 7:05 p.m. at The Diamond. Student tickets are available in Break Point and tickets will be available to faculty and staff beginning Thursday, Aug. 7. For more information, contact Gillian Perry at or visit


The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute: Accepting Applications for HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Development Program

The HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Development Program is a five-month leadership development experience for current and emerging women leaders who are committed to investing in themselves and their organizations. HIGHER Ground is designed to benefit women at all career levels in public, private, nonprofit and entrepreneurial positions. The application deadline is Saturday, Nov. 1. For more information, contact Nakeina Douglas-Glenn at or (804) 827-1169 or visit

Grades Due by Noon on Tuesday, August 12

Grading for summer 2014 has begun. Grade sheets are available on faculty eServices. Grades are due by noon on Tuesday, August 12, at which time grading will be turned off. Faculty may only access grade sheets for courses to which they have been assigned in the class schedule. Faculty who do not see one of their grade sheets should contact their department's course scheduling representative. For more information, contact the Office of Records and Registration at or (804) 828-1349.

Call for Nominations: Dorris Douglas Budd Award Deadline is Friday, August 8

Nominations are being accepted now through Friday, Aug. 8, for the 2014 Dorris Douglas Budd Award, which recognizes outstanding administrative and office support staff who enhance the image and mission of VCU and the VCU Health System. Nomination form (including criteria) is available online at For more information, contact Gwen Parker at or (804) 828-1534 or visit

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