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The Center for Judaic Studies presents the 81st issue of the VCU Menorah Review, an electronic publication devoted to the enrichment of Jewish thought, is available at the website below. The publication examines Jewish experience in its varied dimensions and consists primarily of review essays based on scholarly books related to every aspect of Judaism. For more information, contact Jack D. Spiro at or (804) 304-5863 or visit

This week

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

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

The University Student Commons & Activities offers free tickets to the Flying Squirrels baseball game on Friday, June 13, at 7:05 p.m. at The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard. Tickets for students are available in Break Point and tickets will be available to faculty and staff beginning Tuesday, June 10. For a full list of summer programs, visit the website below. For more information, contact Gillian Perry at or visit

The Massey Alliance invites the VCU community to the 12th annual "Moonlight Magic" presented by Hunton & Williams, at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway, Glen Allen. Guests will enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars sampling wine offerings and local craft beers, catered fare and the snazzy tunes of The Remnants. This year's event also features a silent and live auction - no one will go home empty handed. Tickets are $45 and available at For more information, contact Lauren Kiger at or (804) 828-1451 or visit

Coming up

Weight Watchers@VCU hosts open house meetings on both campuses. The MCV Campus meeting will be held on Wednesday, June18, at noon in the Alumni House, Room 217, and the Monroe Park Campus meeting will be held on Thursday, June 19, at 12:30 p.m. in Harris Hall, Room 5173. These meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about Weight Watchers@VCU. For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at

Human Resources presents "How to Retire with the Virginia Retirement System" for VCU employees in McGuire Hall Annex, Room B-20. This session is open to VCU employees only, not VCU Health System employees. For more information, contact Daniel Jason at or (804) 828-4660 or visit

The University Student Commons & Activities sponsors a trip to Busch Gardens that departs from the University Student Commons. Tickets are $30 and include transportation, park ticket and a meal voucher. Participants must sign up, pay and fill out a travel waiver prior to departure date. For more information, contact Gillian Perry at or visit


Make a Difference: Compliment a Colleague

The Human Resources Reward and Recognition Office invites faculty and staff to recognize VCU colleagues who help them, a customer or coworker by completing a quick and easy online form on the Human Resources website below. Words of appreciation will be posted throughout the year for recipients and others in the VCU community to read. For more information, contact HR Reward and Recognition Office at or (804) 828-1521 or visit

VCU’s 2014 Holiday and Winter Closing Schedule Reminder

VCU’s 2014 holiday and winter closing schedule is available at Eligible faculty and staff are encouraged to save 20 hours of leave (two and one-half days) required to cover part of the winter closing, as indicated at For more information, contact Gwen Parker, VCU Human Resources at or (804) 828-1534 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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