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Learn more about VCU’s Evening MBA program at a webinar hosted by the School of Business. Information regarding tuition waivers and how to access education benefits will be provided to VCU and VCU Health Systems employees. Register at Click on the following URL for the Zoom link. Questions: Email or call (804) 828-4622. For more information, contact Austen Gouldman at or (804) 828-6408 or visit

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VCU Rice Rivers Center will present the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program's July 2021 Shell Planting Event on Gwynn Island. Volunteers are sought to help build an oyster reef in the lower Piankatank River the week of July 12-16. Eligible staff may use enhanced or regular community service leave to participate. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindy Andrews at or visit

Join VCU Human Resources and Recreational Sports to move through a variety of yoga poses in a balanced and systemic way, connecting the breath with movement. This class will improve body awareness, mental focus, muscular tension, range of motion at the joints and an overall sensation of a more balanced life. Questions: Register in Talent@VCU or at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at or (804) 828-1521 or visit

Have you considered volunteering for a research study? VCU's Office of Continuing and Professional Education will present this session as part of the 3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series. Join VCU's Nyssa Towsley, MS, CIP, and Stacy West, MS, CASR, CIP, to learn more about what human research is, how the VCU Institutional Review Board helps to oversee research and keep participants safe and what you can do to be an informed research participant. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU's Office of Continuing and Professional Education at or (804) 828-1322 or visit


MCV Campus Traffic Impact: July 9 – Sept. 3

From July 9 to Sept. 3, East Marshall Street will be reduced to one eastbound lane in front of the Gateway Building, between 11th and 12th streets, as part of the construction of the Wonder Tower at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU's pedestrian bridge. The Gateway Circle will be open and accessible. The sidewalk on the north side of East Marshall Street (Nelson Clinic side of street) will be closed to all pedestrian traffic. Please exercise caution, follow all detour signage and allow extra time for travel. For more information, contact Carrie Carroll at or visit

VCU Rec Sports and The Well Merge To Become VCU RecWell

VCU's Health Promotion and Well-Being Center and Recreational Sports recently completed a semester-long integration process to become one department to better serve the health and well-being needs of the VCU community. VCU RecWell will provide a broad range of programs, services, education and outreach to support student and community well-being. For more information, contact Meredith Hawkins at or visit

Enhance Financial Wellness and Resources at VCU

Are you a VCU faculty/staff member who is currently working or has worked for less than $20 an hour or less than $60,000 annually? Would you be willing to share your work and financial experiences with us? We are a group of VCU Engineering interns looking for insight into the financial lives of VCU employees to develop and enhance financial education, accessibility and resources on campus. Email the following address to participate in a 15-20 minute Zoom interview. For more information, contact Viva Chapman at

Do You Vape Electronic Cigarettes?

Individuals who vape/use electronic cigarettes daily are needed to participate in a research study that requires multiple laboratory visits. Compensation will be provided. This study will be conducted at VCU. Principal investigator is Alison Breland, Ph.D., Department of Psychology. For more information, contact Alison Breland at or (804) 827-3562 or visit

Join a National Research Program Aimed at Advancing Health Care

The All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health is inviting more than a million people across the United States to help build one of the most diverse health databases of its kind. VCU has partnered with the NIH and All of Us to help patients at VCU Health contribute to that database. People who join will give information about their health, habits and where they live. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health. For more information, contact Leslie Bobb at or visit

COVID-19 Vaccine Study

If you are 12-69 years old, had an allergic reaction that required the use of epinephrine or a visit to the emergency room in the last 15 years or you have no history of severe allergies, you may be eligible to participate. Learn more by calling (804) 573-9161 or the following number. The site principal investigator is Lawrence Schwartz, M.D. Study coordinator is Esperanza Gilbert. The study sponsor is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. For more information, contact Kyle Narron at or (804) 628-1072.

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