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This week

Rams in Recovery hosts a gelato social at The Well. The social is open to all students who are either in recovery, considering recovery or who support others in recovery. Faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, contact Kristen Kidd Donovan at or (804) 828-2086.

Coming up

VCU Libraries presents "LibraryFest," the annual open house welcoming first-year and new students, at Cabell Library. Tours will begin at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sample food, pick up freebies, register laptops and learn about the new library and current library services to help students succeed at VCU. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at

Massey Cancer Center hosts a free seminar featuring Elizabeth Miller, R.D., C.S.O., registered dietitian in oncology nutrition, at the center’s Linen-Powell Patient Resource Library, 1300 E. Marshall St. Miller will discuss tips and recipe ideas for those dealing with cancer-related chewing and swallowing issues. To register, use the contact information below. For more information, contact Alaina Schneider at or (804) 628-4578 or visit

VCU President Michael Rao, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Wiencek, and Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Sheldon Retchin invite the VCU community to VCU's 32nd Opening Faculty Address and Convocation at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. The event will provide an update on strides made in advancing the strategic plan, Quest for Distinction, and will honor distinguished faculty and students. A reception will follow. R.S.V.P. using the information below. For more information, contact Kathleen Blankenship at or (804) 828-6162.

Non-music major musicians -- especially brass players, saxophonists and upright bassists -- are encouraged to audition for the VCU big bands and/or combos for credit. Sign-up sheets will be posted by Aug. 19 outside James Black Music Center, Room 2014. Horns audition Thursday, Aug. 21, noon - 5:30 p.m.; bassists audition on Monday, Aug. 25, at selected hours between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, contact Antonio Garcia at or visit


RamTech, New Dining Locations & Business Services News

VCU Business Services invites the VCU community to learn the latest about RamTech, new dining locations on campus, scholarship opportunities, buying textbooks and more in the current VCUpdate Newsletter. Visit the website below for helpful tips for the semester ahead. VCU Business Services oversees auxiliary units on campus including VCU Dining Services, VCU Retail Services, RamTech, VCU Trademarks & Licensing and VCU Mail Services. For more information, contact Kristan Cole at or visit

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