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VCU Music's 22nd annual "Guitar and Other Strings Series" presents Stephen Bennett in the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Bennett is a master of the guitar, harp guitar and steel resonator guitar. He is also recognized as a gifted and challenging composer and an outstanding performer with great sensitivity. General admission is $15. For more information, contact VCU Music Box Office at or (804) 828-6776 or visit

This week

VCU Music presents the VCU Community Guitar Ensemble in its 28th anniversary performance, directed by John Patykula, in the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. The program will feature guest artists. For more information, contact VCU Music Box Office at or (804) 828-6776 or visit

Coming up

The Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies hosts “Jail Mail” each Monday this summer from 1-4 p.m. in Crenshaw House, Room 103. Participants will write letters to prisoners in the Richmond City Jail and LGBTQ prisoners across the U.S. Supplies to start the pen pal exchange will be provided, as well as pizza. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Safiya Bridgewater at or (804) 828-6710.

The Community Health Education Center, on the ground floor of the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building, hosts "Journaling for Stress Reduction." Victoria Menzies, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor, School of Nursing, will discuss the many health benefits of stress journaling. Light refreshments will be provided and registration is required. For more information, contact Sarah Amick at or (804) 828-2432 or visit


Google Apps Seminars

VCU Technology Services is making a set of seminars available to the VCU community beginning Tuesday, July 29, to assist with learning how to best use Google Chrome to access VCU email and Google online resources, as well as to learn how to bring Google Drive into your daily work flow. Google Drive includes Google's powerful office suite of applications (docs, sheets, slides and forms) for daily document creation and collaboration. To register, visit the website below. For more information, contact VCU helpIT Center at or (804) 828-2227 or visit

Become a Friendship Family for a VCU International Student

The Friendship Family and Cultural Exchange Program for international students, sponsored by the Global Education Office, seeks volunteers interested in becoming a friendship family for a VCU international student or scholar. The program matches VCU students and scholars with local Richmond families for cultural exchange and friendship. The FFACE Program stimulates curiosity, increases cultural understanding and provides insight into a world beyond individual perspectives. For more information, contact Elizabeth Hiett at or (804) 828-6846 or visit

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