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VCU Career Services and VCU Financial Aid will host the Fall 2019 Federal Work-Study Job Fair. The event will be in the Richmond Salons, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Students who accepted Federal Work-Study as part of their Financial Aid package can meet with on-campus and off-campus employers seeking to hire students for Federal Work-Study positions. Register in advance at the following URL. Bring your class schedule, résumé and a pen. For more information, contact Danielle Pearles at careers@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1645 or visit https://tinyurl.com/FWSFair19.

Chi Alpha Campus Ministries presents XA Cookout and First Look at The Chapel, 1836 Park Ave. Come for dinner and find out what Chi Alpha is all about. For more information, contact Lillian Curtis at curtisla@vcu.edu.

Coming up

"Best Practices for Administering and Documenting Informed Consent" is the topic of the workshop. CReSS, which provides clinical research professionals with skills and knowledge for the conduct of clinical research, is coordinated by the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. The event will be held in Rooms 11-101/102, James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 1201 E. Marshall St. Registration is required at the following URL. For more information, contact Shirley Helm at shirley.helm@vcuhealth.org or (804) 628-2942 or visit https://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=17307.

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Cabell Library Tours Available Through Oct. 3

Invest time now and save time later. Learn how to find materials, services, research help and tips for the academic year. Information will be available about the Makerspace, advanced technologies, the nationally significant Comic Arts Collection, study areas to suit everyone and more. Thirty-minute tours of James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave., are offered through Oct. 3. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at srobinson26@vcu.edu or visit http://go.vcu.edu/library-tours.

Rec Sports Offers Table Massage

VCU Recreational Sports offers 60-minute table massages for members, students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact Jessica Norman at massage@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7478 or visit https://recsports.vcu.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/table-massage/.

ALT Lab/Online@VCU Accepting Requests for Proposals

Academic Learning Transformation Lab/Online@VCU is making financial support available to faculty through their colleges or schools for the development of new, high-quality, for-credit online courses. This initiative supports one of the university’s strategic goals to offer more online courses and programs. Priority will be given to courses that meet specified criteria. Apply at the following URL. For more information, contact Elaine Reeder at ereeder@vcu.edu or visit https://altlab.vcu.edu/online-course-development-support-application/.

Global Education Office Seeks Friendship Families for International Students

VCU's Global Education Office is seeking friendship families for the 2019-2020 academic year. Friendship families are matched with international students or scholars and are encouraged to meet at least once each month. For more information, contact Nichole Dorton at nldorton@vcu.edu or (804) 827-9331 or visit https://global.vcu.edu/students/community/fface/.

Applications Being Accepted for Faculty Peer Mentoring Program

Applications for the 2019-20 Faculty Peer Mentoring Program cohort are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 16. The program is a cross-disciplinary, one-to-one faculty mentoring program sponsored and coordinated by VCU's Office of the Provost. The program provides a formal opportunity for early career tenure-line faculty members to receive advice and guidance from a tenured faculty member from outside their own department. Learn more and apply the following URL. For more information, contact VCU's Office of the Provost at vpfacaffrs@vcu.edu or visit https://provost.vcu.edu/faculty/faculty-resources/mentor/.

Rec Sports' OAP Hosts Teambuilding Program

VCU Recreational Sports Outdoor Adventure Program's teambuilding and leadership program is dedicated to further developing VCU groups and teams. From an hour of meet-and-greet to a full day on the challenge course, OAP offers custom programs. In August OAP will have served more than 1,200 students, faculty/staff and community partners. September and October programs are now being booked. For more information, contact Sam Albert at scalbert@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8473 or visit https://recsports.vcu.edu/programs/outdoor-adventure-program/teambuilding-and-challenge-course/.

Policy on Substantive Change for Regional Accreditation Open for Public Comment

A draft of the Substantive Change for Regional Accreditation policy is now open for university comment through Sept. 3. The draft policy can be found at the following URL. For more information, contact Andrew Arroyo, Office of the Provost, at atarroyo@vcu.edu or visit https://policy.vcu.edu/universitywide-policies/policies-open-for-public-comment/.

Virtual Immersive Gaming to Optimize Recovery in Low Back Pain

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 the team at the following URL. You may be compensated for your time. For more information, contact Tiffany Amos at mcl@vcu.edu or (804) 628-2902 or visit http://www.movr.vcu.edu.

Research on Twins Underway at VCU

VCU is home to the largest twin registry in the country, the Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry (MATR). For over 40 years the MATR has facilitated twin-based health and behavior research so that scientists can begin to unravel the environmental and genetic factors involved in human health and behavior. They are poised to fulfill subject recruitment and data collection needs for researchers of any discipline. For more information, contact Emily Lilley at echlilley@vcu.edu or visit http://matr.vcu.edu.

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