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Have you ever felt like a failure? We all have! Learn how to fail forward and build resilience in this interactive, in-person workshop. Participants will leave with a toolkit for evaluating risk and concrete ways to explore healthy risk-taking. The session has been co-created by the da Vinci Center for Innovation and VCU's Department of Recreation and Well-Being (RecWell). The session will be at the center, 807 S. Cathedral Place. No registration is required. For more information, contact Tyson Glover at glovert@vcu.edu.

Learn more about VCU's Evening MBA program at a webinar hosted by the School of Business. This online presentation will provide applicants with an overview of the program structure, curriculum and admissions process. A Q&A session will also be included. Questions: Call (804) 828-4622 or email gsib@vcu.edu. Register at https://business.vcu.edu/about-us/events/graduate-studies/webinar/evening-mba-program-webinar-051022.html. The Zoom link is https://vcu.zoom.us/j/89085826119. For more information, contact Austen Gouldman at gouldmana@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6408 or visit https://business.vcu.edu/about-us/events/graduate-studies/webinar/evening-mba-program-webinar-051022.html.

This week

There is an increasing emphasis on skills such as design thinking, problem-solving, adaptability and empathy to current and future job roles. VCU da Vinci Center is offering the opportunity to earn an “Introduction to Design Thinking” credential via a credly badge that can be posted on LinkedIn. Register for the 120-minute immersive workshop via Zoom at the following URL. For more information, contact Erika Boltz at boltzef2@vcu.edu or visit https://connect.business.vcu.edu/register/051222DT.

RamBikes will host a workshop covering chains and shifting at 1106 W. Broad St. (near the intersection of Broad and Harrison streets) for anyone wanting to learn more maintenance and problem-solving. The event will cover in-depth chain maintenance and issues with gearing and shifting. The workshop will also cover common problems and fixes with shifters and derailleurs. For more information, contact Carter Barker at rambikes@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2453 or visit https://bikes.vcu.edu/events/.

Coming up

VCU's Online MBA program, ranked 40th nationally by Fortune (highest among schools in Virginia), is accepting applications for Fall 2022. Learn why this synchronous two-year cohort format is a great choice for working professionals; current students have an average work experience of 10 years and the graduation rate is over 90 percent. Register at https://business.vcu.edu/academics/mba-options/online-mba/#sob-events-1759437. For more information, contact Robert Clarkson at rmclarkson@vcu.ed or (804) 828-1597 or visit https://business.vcu.edu/academics/mba-options/online-mba/.

Join VCU HR and the Department of Recreation and Well-Being (RecWell) for this slower 30-minute practice focused on active stretching of muscles and opening of connective tissue. Release built-up tension, prevent injury, increase blood flow to muscles and increase long-term flexibility. Register in Talent@VCU or at: https://bit.ly/3EXBJ6O For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/worklife/.

VCU Alumni invites you to bring your furry best friend to Ruff Canine Club, 1924 Ellen Road, to play and get to know other VCU Alumni dog owners. The cost is $15 per dog and includes entry to Ruff Canine Club and a VCU Alumni pet bandana. For more information, contact Sarah Ramkey at ramkeysm@vcu.edu or visit https://www.support.vcu.edu/event/yappyhr.

Notices

Spring 2022 Final Grades Due May 17 at Noon

Grade sheets are now available on faculty eServices. Grades are due by noon on Tuesday, May 17, at which time grade entry will no longer be available. It is imperative to meet this deadline to complete all end-of-the-semester processes. Faculty may choose to use the feature to upload grades from an Excel file into eServices. Faculty may only access grade sheets for courses to which they have been assigned. For more information, contact The Office of Records and Registration at rar@vcu.edu.

How to Retire With VRS

VCU Human Resources will present "How to Retire With the Virginia Retirement System" for VCU employees. These sessions are open to VCU employees only, not VCU Health System employees. View upcoming sessions at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Benefits at benefits@vcu.edu. For more information, contact Alexis Cross at crossah@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1723 or visit https://vcu.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/event/cf698494-7201-467a-8b5b-c8739911e503.

How to Retire With VCU ORP

Human Resources will present "Retiring With the VCU Optional Retirement Plan." These sessions are open to VCU faculty and VCU University and Academic Professionals, not VCU Health System employees. Questions: Email VCU Benefits at benefits@vcu.edu. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Alexis Cross at crossah@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1723 or visit https://vcu.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/event/c9921b6a-d526-48c3-ac2f-b5a913a231f0.

VCU Libraries Invites Retired Faculty to May 24 Luncheon

VCU Libraries invites all retired faculty to a noon lunch at James Branch Cabell Library on Tuesday, May 24. RSVP at the following URL. Please forward this announcement to retired faculty you know. For more information, contact Antonia Vassar at vassaram@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1165 or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxdM0KWViZcTXoRQ27D2zMH-drdftoIR76Kg2muXQJJmS4vg/viewform.

Filipino American Heart Health Study

Youssef Roman, Pharm.D., Ph.D., of VCU's School of Pharmacy is conducting an epidemiological study to assess the prevalence and causes of heart diseases in Filipino Americans. This study is for those who consider themselves Filipino with both biological parents of Filipino heritage. The study is funded by VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. For more information, contact Youssef Roman at romany2@vcu.edu or (804) 628-8384 or visit https://forms.gle/jR9s1jgKncieSKxQ7.

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