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Purchase a 2022 Dogs on Call calendar and show your support for the teams who visit patients and staff at VCU Health and meet with students at VCU. The calendars, $10 and $12 by credit card, will be available at the MCV Campus, Main Hospital, First Floor, Main kiosk. In person purchasers receive a stuffed toy. Calendars will also be for sale on Dec. 8, Dec. 14 and Dec. 17. Order online at the following URL: https://chai.vcu.edu/gift-support/calendar-sales/. For more information, contact Barbara Klucik at barbara.klucik@vcuhealth.org or (804) 827-7297 or visit https://chai.vcu.edu/gift-support/calendar-sales/.

Coming up

VCU's Counselor Education Program is seeking applicants for the Fall 2021 doctoral cohort. The program's philosophy is that different perspectives and expertise enhance possibilities and solutions. This belief drives the program's recruitment process, and applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds are welcome. Register for the online session at the following URL. For more information, contact Jazmin Tilfas at soeinfo@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuc-msqDIiHNWW84LhNdKtanNc7wefAo4T.

VCU's School of Education will host an informational session about its M.Ed. in counselor education. The program includes three specialized tracks: school counseling, college counseling and student affairs, and couples and family counseling. The programs are nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Jazmin Tilfas at soeinfo@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtd-yspzkvGdXRNct9MEASK4VgFcaBVXoh.

The annual university-wide Holiday Open House hosted by President Michael and Mrs. Monica Rao is an opportunity for the university community to come together and celebrate the holidays prior to winter closing. It is an informal gathering, in the Commonwealth Ballroom, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave., with food and drink provided. RSVP by Nov. 24 at the following URL. For more information, contact Casey Petrizzi at perkinsc3@vcu.edu or visit https://forms.gle/XKaH2UAWrjTeM1D78.

VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Department of Biostatistics will present a lunch research seminar via Zoom. Roy Sabo, Ph.D., associate professor, biostatistics, will provide a general and accessible description of the most frequently used adaptive designs for clinical trials. Questions: Email the following address or visit http://www.cctr.vcu.edu. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at pmdillon@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/94677663273?pwd=bmFjUVlyS2M3VXZHQ0xvdGpnVzdWUT09.

Join the Wright Center's Health Equity Series for a new year of discussions and community engagement on health disparities in the Richmond community and across the Commonwealth. Life or Breath will cover inequities of lung health in Black and brown communities. Patrick Nana-Sinkam, M.D., and Rachel Hunley, M.A., will speak. Massey Cancer Center's Sherrick Hill will moderate. For more information, contact Lauren Harris at cctrhlthdis@vcu.edu or visit https://events.vcu.edu/Details.aspx?myVal=76424.

Notices

VCU Police: Secure Spaces and Valuables Before Thanksgiving

VCU Police encourages everyone to lock the doors and windows of residences and offices and to take all keys during the Thanksgiving break. Valuables should be stored in a locked drawer or closet or taken home. Drivers leaving a car on campus should park in a well-lighted area, remove valuables and lock the doors; drivers staying in Richmond should park closer to residences and work sites. Cyclists should store bikes legally with a U-lock. More holiday safety tips are available at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Police Crime Prevention Team at crimeprevreq@vcu.edu or visit https://police.vcu.edu/stay-safe/holiday-safety/.

Call for Honors Courses/Modules for Fall 2022

VCU's Honors College is requesting proposals for fall 2022 courses and modules (five-week courses). Submit a proposal at the following URL by Jan. 10. For more information, contact Jared Johnson at jajohnson4@vcu.edu or visit https://honors.vcu.edu/for-faculty/teach-honors/.

Alternate Spring Break Application

Are you interested in volunteering during Spring Break next semester? Apply to Alternative Spring Break, which focuses on volunteering, encourages self-growth and develops student leaders through a week-long service trip. For more information, contact Nico Orsini at altbreaks@vcu.edu or visit https://forms.gle/5EpKLv6Q7hD5jyBDA.

Black and Gold Friday

VCU has teamed up with custom shirtmaker Bonfire.com to celebrate Black and Gold Friday. Limited-edition VCU gear, including T-shirts (adults and kids), long-sleeved T-shirts and sweatshirts, is available through Nov. 30. A portion of each shirt sale is credited as a gift from the purchaser to the Invest in Me campaign’s Student Life and Learning Fund. For more information, contact Mike Andrews at andrewsmp@vcu.edu or visit https://www.bonfire.com/vcu-black-and-gold-friday/.

Policy on Effort Reporting Open for Public Comment

A draft of the new Effort Reporting Policy is available for public comment until Dec. 9. The draft policy can be reviewed at the following URL. For more information, contact Jason Block at blockj@vcu.edu or visit https://policy.vcu.edu/universitywide-policies/policies-open-for-public-comment/.

Policy on Violence Prevention and Threat Assessment and Management Open For Public Comment

A draft of the revised Violence Prevention and Threat Assessment and Management policy is available for public comment until Dec. 9. The draft policy can be reviewed at the following URL. For more information, contact Jason Block at blockj2@vcu.edu or visit https://policy.vcu.edu/universitywide-policies/policies-open-for-public-comment/.

Open Forums and Feedback Forms Posted for School of Business Dean Candidates

The School of Business Dean candidate forums and feedback forms are now available. Feedback will close Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. Visit the following URL to view forum recordings and submit candidate feedback. For more information, contact Jenn Arce at jmarce@vcu.edu or visit https://provost.vcu.edu/searches/businessdean/candidates/.

New Gen Ed Course Satisfying the Scientific and Logical Reasoning Area of Inquiry

A new course (MATH 120: "Seeing, Playing, Deciding – This is Math?") will be offered in the spring. The course is about topics that might not typically be associated with math, such as games and the visual arts. There are no prerequisites, and Math 120 satisfies the scientific and logical reasoning area of inquiry in the VCU General Education curriculum. For more information, contact Sean Cox, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, at scox9@vcu.edu.

VR Dodgeball Study

Are you currently experiencing low back pain, between the ages of 18-60 years old and interested in the possibility of nine weeks of nonsurgical experimental treatment? If you answered yes to all three you may qualify for our research. What? New, innovative and fun virtual reality games are designed to help people with chronic back pain move and feel better. Where? All appointments, testing and treatments are conducted at VCU. When? Participation in the study involves 24 one-hour appointments scheduled over a 57-week period. Who? The VIGOR Study team consists of professionals in the field who have been selectively chosen and extensively trained. Interested? Contact us at the following URL. You may be compensated for your time. For more information, contact Tiffany Amos at mcl@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8766 or visit the following URL. For more information, contact Elsie Baker at MCL@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8766 or visit https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=DHT7NDE3J9.

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