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The Office of Environmental Health and Safety sponsors a Safety Fair in the Main Hospital, First Floor Conference Rooms 422-427. Games, prizes and giveaways will be offered, as well as a wealth of information about summer safety, driving safety, personal safety, emergency preparedness and healthy eating and lifestyles. For more information, contact Barbara Back at or (804) 827-0345.

The University Student Commons & Activities sponsors a "Sweet Treat" event in the University Student Commons lobby. Free Bruster's Ice Cream will be served while supplies last. For a full list of summer programs, visit For more information, contact Gillian Perry at

The Anderson Gallery presents the opening of the 2014 summer shows. The shows will feature Guy Ben Ner, "At Home;" "Imbricative: Drawings" by Jack Wax; and Michael Lease in the Cool Spot Lounge. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Traci Garland at or (804) 828-1522 or visit

This week

The Director for Institutional Equity and Training search committee invites the VCU community to participate in open forum meetings with the three finalists for the Director for Institutional Equity and Training position. Community participation will offer valuable insights that will enhance VCU’s campus climate and professional initiatives. All candidate open forums will take place from 1:45-2:45 p.m. in Ginter House, Conference Room 202D. Candidate A’s will be on Wednesday, June 4; Candidate B’s will be on Monday, June 9; and Candidate C’s will be on Tuesday, June 10. For more information, contact Eduardo Vidal at or (804) 828-8947.

Coming up

VCUarts presents "Happy Hour at the Anderson Gallery," which features free programs every Wednesday evening in June and July. Michael Miracle, host of "The Lotus Land Show" on WRIR 97.3 FM, kicks off "Happy Hour" on Wednesday, June 11, with a musical extravaganza inspired by the gallery’s summer exhibitions. Phil D., host of WRIR’s "Friday Breakfast Blend," will join with commentary from the Cool Spot Lounge. For more information, contact Traci Garland at or (804) 828-1524 or visit

VCU Medical Center presents a free seminar about epilepsy as part of the Lewis Ginter Seminar Series. Soundarya Gowda, M.D., Department of Neuology, will discuss alternative treatment options available that can improve the quality of life for those with epilepsy and help control seizures when medications don't work. The seminar is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments are provided. Registration is recommended. Register online at For more information, contact Katherine Poarch at or (804) 828-0123.


VCU helpIT Center Walk-up Counter Relocation

The VCU helpIT Center walk-up counter has temporarily moved from the Cabell Library basement to the University Student Commons, Room 142, across from the Career Center, due to library construction. All in-person support requests, audio-visual equipment checkout and test scanning will be processed at this location during the summer. Online, email and telephone requests are not affected by this change. For more information, contact VCU helpIT Center at or (804) 828-2227 or visit

Cabell Construction Update: Fourth Floor No Longer Silent

Cabell Library's usually silent fourth floor will soon become a construction zone. Shelving is being dismantled and moved. Furniture from study areas on the fourth floor will be moved to the third floor June 9-11. The Mapp Room will become a reading room for Special Collections and Archives. For more details, visit the website below. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at or visit

Follow Library Construction on Webcam

A live webcam is available to stay up to date on the Cabell Library construction at the website below. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at or visit

Free Introduction to VCU Health System Adult Day Center

The VCU Health System offers a free introduction to its Adult Day Program, for adults who desire socialization or supervision during the day, on Friday, June 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the MCV Campus. This introduction will provide a day of respite for caregivers and an opportunity for adults to experience this innovative care option. Pre-registration is required. Use the contact information below. For more information, contact Dee Caras at or (804) 828-8027.

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