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Learn more about the Society of Clinical Research Associates' certification program for clinical research professionals, an internationally accepted standard of knowledge, education and experience by which clinical research professionals are recognized. Topics will include candidate eligibility requirements, application process, certification exam outline and current exam format options. The facilitators will be Brent Williamson, Erika Peluso and Shirley Helm. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Shirley Helm at cctrsocra@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrduGtrD0sG9EdhwfWaetlN2C9Dp8aQbEL.

Are you interested in working with other students across different disciplines? Are you fascinated by creating solutions to complex problems? Have you always wanted to start a business or nonprofit? Attend an informational session to learn about available undergraduate certificates at VCU's da Vinci Center. Find out precisely what a certificate is and learn about the center's programs in product innovation, venture creation and human-centered design and how they fit into your academic plans. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Lloyd Young at youngel3@vcu.edu or visit https://connect.business.vcu.edu/register/ugrad-aug-18.

Join VCU Human Resources, VCUHS HR and Virginia Credit Union to learn the basic concepts and practical strategies of how important money goals are and how they can help you grow personally and financially. Questions: https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/. Register in Talent@VCU or at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://bit.ly/3BEKnFc.

Coming up

The Ram Spirit Walk will take place immediately after New Student Convocation. In the Welcome Week tradition, the Class of 2025, incoming transfer students and the Peppas spirit band will march from Monroe Park to a block party. Join the procession in the park or along the route to welcome new students to VCU. Starting in Monroe Park, students will take a right on Franklin Street, a right on Belvidere Street, a right on Main Street and right on Linden Street, ending on Floyd Avenue. The Spirit Walk can also be joined remotely and viewed online. Convocation will be streamed on the VCU Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/virginiacommonwealthuniversity) and the Ram Spirit Walk will be streamed on the Students Today Alumni Tomorrow Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vcu_stat/). For more information, contact Allison Toney at aktoney@vcu.edu.

Join VCU Human Resources and CommonHealth for a look at how we can improve our lives in just 10 minutes a day by managing exercise, nutrition and stress. Questions: https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/. Register in Talent@VCU or at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://bit.ly/3rAQzcV.

The Center for Corporate Education at VCU's School of Business will present the Society for Human Resource Management Exam Prep. Prepare for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-CSP exam with a practicing HR leader and SHRM-certified instructor. The course, to be held at Snead Hall, 301 W. Main St., will run for 14 weeks beginning Aug. 31 and concluding Dec. 14. A registration fee of $1,600 includes all materials and online learning software. For more information, contact Carrie Hawes at cjhawes@vcu.edu or (804) 828-3165 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/corped.

In partnership with VCU's School of Education, the Center for Corporate Education at the School of Business is launching the "Becoming An Antiracist Leader" series for Fall 2021. This semester-long education experience for business professionals is designed for the intentional development of skills necessary to engage in business leadership that dismantles systemic racial inequity. Questions: https://business.vcu.edu/about-us/events/center-for-corporate-education/becoming-an-antiracist-leader.html. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Carrie Hawes at cjhawes@vcu.edu or (804) 828-3165 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/corped.

Notices

Summer 2021 Final Grading Due Aug. 17 at Noon

Grade sheets are now available on faculty eServices. Grades are due by noon on Aug. 17, 2021 at which time grade entry will no longer be available. It is imperative that all grades are reported by noon on Aug. 17 to complete all-end of-semester processes. Faculty may only access grade sheets for courses to which they have been assigned in the Class Schedule. For more information, contact The Office of Records and Registration at rar@vcu.edu.

Interprofessional Development Opportunity in Geriatrics

The Virginia Geriatric Education Center in the VCU College of Health Professions is accepting applications for its faculty and clinicians development program. The program, called CIRCAA: Creating Interprofessional Readiness for Complex and Aging Adults, runs from September to June and has been approved for up to 41.25 hours of continuing education credits. Apply by Sept. 1 at the following URL. For more information, contact Jenni Mathews at vgec@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1525 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/circaa.

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