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This week

This 30-minute upper-body circuit workout, brought to you by VCU HR and RecWell, will challenge the muscles in your chest, back and arms. Add weights or just your body weight. Register in Talent@VCU or at: https://bit.ly/3V5ar6S For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or visit https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/.

RecWell’s Mindful Ambassador Program invites students, faculty and staff to join a two-hour workshop on creating a mindful and healthier campus community. Participants will learn about different meditation techniques, belly breathing, mindful posture and leading meditation sessions. Upon completion, those who attend will receive mindfulness resources and a leadership sticker. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Starr Robinson at peerhealth@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/85254753781.

Learn how to use the tools you need to write your best statement. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Trey Burnart Hall at hallbr@vcu.edu or visit https://writing.vcu.edu/calendar/.

VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center: Facts and Faith Fridays will present Resources for Families: Cancer LINC and Early Childhood Education and Child Care via Zoom. Join the presentation at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlce6sqT8rEtSnqo4cYE4eHJwca-NghmLM#/registration For more information, contact Rev. Rachel Pierce at piercer2@vcu.edu or (804) 628-9154 or visit https://www.masseycancercenter.org/facts-and-faith-fridays.

Coming up

Amy Thompson, Pharm.D., University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, will speak at the next Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation seminar. The talk will be available via Zoom. Faculty, staff and students can view the talk in Room 545, Robert Blackwell Smith Building, 410 N. 12th St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Sydney Weber at cppi@vcu.edu or visit https://bit.ly/CPPISeminar.

What effect has the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court decision had on reproductive rights and health policy in the U.S.? Wendy Klein, M.D., MACP, associate professor emerita of internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology at the VCU School of Medicine, will offer insights via Zoom into the consequences and challenges that have emerged from this pivotal moment when the constitutional protections for abortion established by Roe v. Wade were overturned. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact David Slipher at slipherd@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PT8uQxQkR72VLPRLmpeEmw.

Notices

Career Opportunities for Those Interested in Criminal Justice and Public Service

Those interested in a law enforcement career are invited to speak with VCU Police. Take courses in all levels of degree programs for free, work toward student loan forgiveness and receive a competitive salary and benefits as a VCU Police officer. VCU and VCU Health faculty and staff receive a $5,000 bonus upon completing the academy and field training. The 50th Academy starts in fall 2024. For more information, contact VCU Police at policerecruit@vcu.edu or visit http://police.vcu.edu/about/recruitment/.

RecWell Outdoor Adventure Program Weekly Activities

RecWell’s Outdoor Adventure Program offers free activity clinics, including beginners’ whitewater rafting, flat-water standup paddlboarding and whitewater rafting. The program is open to VCU Students and RecWell members. Clinics are held on select Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. starting June 26. See the schedule at the following URL. For more information, contact Emily Philpott at outdoors@vcu.edu or visit https://portal.recwell.vcu.edu/program?classificationId=d722033b-3a3d-44c6-a639-491797a4b9a2.

Call for Nominations: School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Awards and MCV Physicians Distinguished Clinician of the Year Award

The VCU School of Medicine invites all its faculty, residents, medical and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to help recognize and applaud the dedication, hard work and excellence of faculty in teaching, leadership, humanism, patient care and contributions to the professional development of others. Nominate faculty for the School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Awards by Tuesday, June 18 and for the MCVP Distinguished Clinician of the Year Award by Monday, July 22 at the following URL. For more information, contact Jody Hedstrom at hedstromj@vcu.edu or visit https://medschool.vcu.edu/about/deans-office/faculty-affairs/awards/.

RecWell Children’s Swim Lessons Summer Session Two

Children’s Swim Lessons Session Two at the Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center, 101 S. Linden St., are open to VCU students and RecWell members. Parent/Child, Preschool 1, 2 and 3 are offered on Saturday mornings, July 13-Aug. 3. Register by noon on Saturday, July 12 at the following URL. For more information, contact Mat Scott at aquatics@vcu.edu or visit https://recwell.vcu.edu/play/aquatics/childrens-swim-lessons/.

Motor Learning Study (Located at the VCU Collaborative Advanced Research Imaging Center on the Monroe Park Campus)

We are currently recruiting participants for a motor learning study. This research is being done to investigate how you learn new movements. You will be asked to complete an MRI scan while wearing an electrode cap and playing a virtual joystick game. You must be right-handed and between the ages of 18 and 40 to participate. Compensation of $20 is available for your participation, and the study takes about one hour. For more information, contact Narges Yaghoubi at yaghoubin@vcu.edu.

Long COVID Study Participants Needed

VCU School of Nursing is looking for participants ages 0-25 to participate in a Long COVID study. Have you or your child experienced lingering health symptoms or behavior changes since having COVID or a virus? Participants will be paid for their time. Sign up for the study at the following URL. For more information, contact Amy Rider at recoverkidsva@vcu.edu or visit https://bit.ly/RECOVERkids.

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