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Today

VCU Police will host a U-Lock giveaway and bike registration at the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 1201 E. Marshall St., on the MCV campus. VCU students, faculty and staff can receive a free U-Lock with a valid VCU ID and learn how to register their bikes. A limited supply of U-Locks will be provided. Follow VCU Police on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for future U-Lock giveaway dates. For more information, contact Ofc. Amy Murray at crimeprevreq@vcu.edu or visit https://police.vcu.edu/services/bike-registration/.

Hear VCU Jazz Orchestras I and II and faculty perform in a free, three-set concert at Vlahcevic Concert Hall, W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. The concert will also be livestreamed at the following URL. All audience members and performers will wear masks; performers also cover the bells of all aerosol-producing instruments. (It’s the first VCU Jazz concert with a live audience since February 2020.) For more information, contact Antonio Garcia, director of Jazz Studies, at ajgarcia@vcu.edu or visit http://go.vcu.edu/concerthall.

This week

VCU's Muslim Student Association will hold Jummah (Friday) Prayer in the Virginia Rooms on the second floor of the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. First Khutbah will be held at 1:15 p.m.; the second will be at 2:15 p.m. Masks will be required. For more information, contact MSA @ VCU at vcumsa@gmail.com.

Student Services Career Community will host a virtual networking event featuring Brooke Berry, Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, VCU's Division of Student Affairs, who will discuss her professional journey. Register through Talent or at the following URL for the Zoom link. Student Services Career Community members who attend will receive credit on their Talent transcripts. For more information, contact Kelly Kitchen at kitchenkm@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3621 or visit https://vcu.csod.com/samldefault.aspx?returnUrl=%252fDeepLink%252fProcessRedirect.aspx%253fmodule%253dlodetails%2526lo%253dc54bbfee-0a11-4267-a4db-f46b74202a3f.

VCU's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will sponsor a virtual conversation with four local organizations: La Casa de la Salud, Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center, Sacred Heart Center and Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce/Virginia Hispanic Foundation. Find out about the needs of the growing Latino population in Virginia, the work these organizations are doing in the community and how you can become involved. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Gabriela León-Pérez at gleonperez@vcu.edu or visit https://linktr.ee/vcuomsa.

The VCU Guitar Series will feature Andrew Stevenson in concert at Vlahcevic Concert Hall, W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. Stevenson, an alumnus of the VCU Department of Music, recently completed his Masters of Music degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. The program will feature works by Ponce, Ohana, Kellner and Jose. Admission is free. For those attending in person, a mask is required. The event will also be livestreamed at go.vcu.edu/concerthall. For more information, contact John T. Patykula at jtpatyku@vcu.edu or visit https://arts.vcu.edu/event/andrew-stevenson-classical-guitar/.

VCUarts Music faculty member Sonia Vlahcevic, Ph.D., will perform in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. The concert, which is free, will also be livestreamed at go.vcu.edu/concerthall. For more information, contact John T Patykula at jtpatyku@vcu.edu or visit https://arts.vcu.edu/event/faculty-recital-sonia-vlahcevic-piano/.

Coming up

Need a quick answer to a career question or a résumé review? Drop-in hours will be held in-person in VCU Career Services in the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave., every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Drop-ins are to answer quick 10-15 minute questions regarding application documents such as résumé or cover letter review and job search resources. For more information, contact Melinda Snyder at careers@vcu.edu.

Join faculty and staff from the VCU School of Nursing and VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation to learn about a new graduate certificate program that will make it simpler for those with an interest in innovation to develop products and solutions to challenges facing the health care industry. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Lloyd Young at youngel3@vcu.edu or visit https://connect.business.vcu.edu/register/oct-hc-cert.

This online session hosted by VCU's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is meant to serve as a guide to help you connect with your ancestors, what a connection looks and feels like, what you need to build a connection and why such a connection even matters. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Tiana Ingram at ingramtd@vcu.edu or visit http://linktr.ee/vcuomsa.

Oct. 12 is National Savings Day. Are you saving enough for your future? Join VCU Human Relations and Fidelity for an online workshop to learn strategies and tips to help you confidently manage your financial future. Questions: https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/worklife/. 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/3AwlB9n.

This class requires a minimum of five participants or it will be rescheduled. Collaboration Services will present Google Drive – Collaboration in the Cloud. Keep all your work in one secure place with online file storage in Google Drive. Learn how to share with others and access on any computer, smartphone, or tablet. For more information, contact Dr. Gee at drgee@vcu.edu or visit http://go.vcu.edu/gogoogle.

The Center for Corporate Education at VCU's School of Business will present Change Management 101 as part of the Level Up Learning series. This online workshop will allow participants to explore strategies regarding change management and transitions at work. The registration fee is $40. Register at the following URL or email corp-ed@vcu.edu for more information. For more information, contact Carrie Hawes at cjhawes@vcu.edu or (804) 828-3165 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/corped.

This introductory-level workshop is aimed at students who are curious about electronic music production but have not been able to dabble with confidence yet. The session covers a mix of different tools and workflows to make this process as accessible (and fun) as possible. The event is organized by the Workshop at VCU Libraries. Questions: https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/events/2021-2022/wednesdays-in-the-workshop-fall-2021.html. Click on the following URL to receive a link to attend the session. For more information, contact Gregory Kimbrell at kimbrellgg@vcu.edu or (804) 393-2951 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsf-Gsrz4rEtVk7LauDAYI5nEX6NkRuQui.

Join VCU's Wright Center October Clinical Research Skills Series online and learn to recognize general data management challenges, apply basic data management principles and understand data management roles within the context of study design and conduct. Tim Aro, manager for clinical research informatics at the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, will speak. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Catherine Brown at crbrown@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpd-itqj4sG90g5XxA3m3rcAY15UT35v8y.

Heart to Soul in Action at VCU will hold a fundraiser art auction in collaboration with Katie’s Art Project at VCU and Race for Unity. The event will be at the Pace Center, 700 W. Franklin St. Art pieces made by local Richmond artists will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go toward the Ronald McDonald House and Race for Unity. Questions: Email heart2soulinaction@gmail.com. For more information, contact Mannat Narang at narangm@vcu.edu or visit http://linktr.ee/HSAvcu.

Faculty are invited to join VCU's Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence to learn some contemplative practices to help balance their busy lives. The online sessions will be sponsored by VCU's Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and ADVANCE IT. The keynote speaker will be KerryAnn O'Meara, Ph.D., a Professor of Higher Education and Distinguished Scholar Teacher at the University of Maryland. Her talk will be co-sponsored by the Faculty Senate. Register for the Zoom links at the following URL. For more information, contact Tiffany Freitas at freitast@vcu.edu or visit https://ctle.vcu.edu/events/wellness/.

VCU Environmental Health and Safety will hold online training for those who handle dangerous goods. Register for the class through BioRaft for Zoom information. For more information, contact Barbara Back at bjback@vcu.edu or (804) 241-0197.

Notices

2021 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign for 2021 is now open. Through this campaign, employees can safely and easily donate to their favorite causes throughout the year. Participants can do a one-time credit card payment or opt for payroll deduction. The campaign runs until Dec. 17. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://hr.vcu.edu/cvc/.

Flu Immunization Clinics at VCU

VCU Human Resources and Walgreens are offering flu immunization clinics for all VCU faculty and staff. Clinics will take place on the Monroe Park Campus (Human Resources Training Room, 922 W. Grace St., Room 115, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14); MCV Campus (Robert Blackwell Smith Building, 410 N. 12th St., Room 129, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25) and the VCU Police Department (224 E. Broad St., 2-6 p.m. Oct. 27). Make an appointment at the following URL prior to the event. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/employee-health/flu-vaccination-clinics/.

Do You Smoke Tobacco Cigarettes?

Individuals who smoke tobacco cigarettes daily are needed to participate in a research study that requires multiple laboratory visits. Compensation may be available. This study will be conducted at VCU. Principal Investigator is Alison Breland, Ph.D., Department of Psychology. For more information, contact Alison Breland at abbrelan@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3562 or visit http://cstp.vcu.edu/studies.

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