University Events Impacted Due to COVID-19
Events featured in TelegRAM have been moved to an online setting to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Please check with organizers for assistance in accessing the online venue. Information about the university's One VCU: Responsible Together plan for a phased return to campus is available at https://together.vcu.edu. It is the source for the latest VCU updates. You can also receive VCU Together notifications. Download "VCU Mobile" from your iOS or Android App Store, or visit https://mobile.vcu.edu with your smartphone and select the appropriate link.
Fall Virtual RAMS Mini-Forum Series: 'Data and VC(yo)U'
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020 at 1 p.m.
OVPRI and the Research and Legal, Audit and Compliance Career Communities will sponsor the Fall Virtual Rams Mini-Forum Series, "Data and VC(yo)U." The schedule includes "Data: Why Should I Care?," Sept. 23; "Data Through the Years," Oct. 1; "VCU Data Terms and Terminology," Oct. 1; "What Happens in the Black Box for Data," Oct. 15; "Data Responsibility and Building Trust," Oct. 29; and "Disparities and Bias in Data," Nov. 12. Register in Talent@VCU and search for Rams Forum.
For more information, contact Stacy West at email@example.com or (804) 827-1446.
Getting To Know Gmail
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Need to organize a messy Inbox? Want to know what's new? Collaboration Services invites you to learn all things Gmail and make you the master of your Inbox. This class will provide a hands-on walkthrough of the organizational and productivity tools Gmail has to offer. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Dr. Gee at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://go.vcu.edu/gogoogle.
Spanish Language COVID-19 Resources
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.
VCU librarians Dana Ladd and Sergio Chapparo will discuss in a Zoom presentation free and reliable COVID-19 health information resources available in Spanish. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact K.J. Ricasata at email@example.com or (804) 828-2432 or visit http://vcu.libcal.com/event/7122561.
SoGAL September Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
SoGal Richmond is a community of female student founders and students interested in entrepreneurship. The community will connect monthly for networking, speakers, workshops, resource sharing and intentional development. Mia Liadis of the Health Promotion and Well-Being Center will speak. The theme of the meeting will be "The Super Woman Complex: Making Self-Care Your Super Power." Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Kendra Cabler at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://connect.business.vcu.edu/register/sogal-sept.
Developing a Clinical Research Protocol Using the Protocol Builder App
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research will host an event to demonstrate how to access and use the 'Protocol Builder' application and the CITI Research Study Design course to develop a research protocol/proposal. Register to receive the Zoom link at the following URL. For the Oct. 22 event at 3 p.m., register at https://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=17635.
For more information, contact Maureen Olmsted at email@example.com or (804) 828-9226 or visit https://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=17634.
Make Online Learning Relevant, Interesting, Fun
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
VCU's Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence will present a workshop on using current events, résumé-building exercises and humor to connect with students in large-enrollment online courses. Participants will learn at least five things with which to engage online learners and ensure student success as well as high course evaluations. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL.
For more information, contact Tiffany Freitas at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://forms.gle/snaZKC7WoC1kdzji7.
How to Be Successful in Online Classes
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Kim Case, Ph.D., director of Faculty Success, and Benita Regusters, academic coach, will speak at a virtual workshop hosted by You First at VCU. Participants will learn about organizational methods, self-motivation and how to feel more connected. The speakers will also share their experiences of being first-gen. Questions: youfirst.vcu.edu. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Bambacus at email@example.com or (804) 827-3927 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItd-CprzwiHNVD6muouXiKKJwe_PFdpfb0.
What You Need That Technology Doesn't Have (Yet)
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The VCU Honors College will host Assistant Professor of Clarinet Tiffany Valvo for a Berglund seminar. She will discuss how despite an increase in use of technology and development of associated skills, employers report a lack of soft skills in job applicants. The seminar will focus on identifying and learning these key skills. Contact the following email address for the event link.
For more information, contact Jared Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/829134650824606/.
Flu Immunization Clinic Sept. 22
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Make an appointment Sept. 21 to get a flu immunization Sept. 22
in Room 115, Human Resources Training Room, 922 W. Grace St. This is the first of four upcoming sessions on both campuses. Set up an appointment at the following URL.
For more information, contact Cindi Phares at email@example.com or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/worklife/flu-clinics/.
Civic Life: A Plan to Action
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.
The Center for Community Engagement and Impact and the Community Foundation will sponsor a webinar designed to explore core community issues and inspire participants to become active and engaged citizens. Questions: http://community.vcu.edu. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL.
For more information, contact Tito Luna at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvd-yuqz0jHtedZx0nerU5WgQWOBPvdM53.
Webinar on Resources for Working Parents
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
VCU Human Resources will host a webinar on results from the “Return to Campus: Support for Working Parents” survey and discuss resources available for working parents supporting virtual education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register in Talent@VCU at the following URL.
For more information, contact VCU HR at email@example.com or (804) 828-0177 or visit https://vcu.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/event/45e97c4a-3f00-40e7-9c0a-a6b2099bc88b.
Brandcenter Virtual Informational Sessions
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Brandcenter at VCU will host five virtual informational sessions this semester for prospective students: Sept. 23, Oct. 13, Oct. 28, Nov. 10 and Nov. 18. Each session will take place at 7 p.m. on Zoom and will include an introduction to the master’s program and areas of concentration, a chance to talk with current Brandcenter students and faculty and information about the application process from the director of admissions.
For more information, contact Rachel Ensing at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-8384 or visit https://brandcenter.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-us/.
Records Management 101 Training
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2020 at 1 p.m.
VCU's Records Management Office will hold Records Management 101 training online via Zoom. Training will cover recordkeeping requirements and practices to be compliant with state regulations and university policy. Register in Talent (keyword "record"). Busy but can’t make it? Try self-paced Records Management 101 training available in Blackboard.
For more information, contact Amber Peranski at email@example.com or (804) 828-2097.
Ovarian and Uterine Cancers: What Every Woman Should Know
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
When it comes to gynecologic cancers, ovarian cancer is the most difficult to manage, and uterine cancer is the most common in the nation. Join Leslie Randall, M.D., director of gynecologic oncology at VCU Massey Cancer Center, as she discusses how advances in genetics have led to new targeted treatments for these cancers and more preventive options for women at high risk. This event is open to the public and will be streamed live from Massey's Facebook page.
For more information, contact Blake Belden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LinkedIn Learning Webinar for Faculty
Monday, Sep. 28, 2020 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
LinkedIn Leaening will host a webinar for faculty to cover: what is LinkedIn Learning and how is its content library of over 16,000 courses organized, how it can be leveraged in the classroom to support students as part of a blended learning strategy, how faculty can easily find the proper content via content mapping and how the platform can be used for curriculum and personal development. A Q&A for specific questions will be ongoing. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Rochelle Clarke at email@example.com or (804) 827-7768 or visit https://bit.ly/Fac2Web.
Levis Reading Prize Night
Monday, Sep. 28, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ilya Kaminsky, winner of the 2020 Levis Reading Prize for "Deaf Republic," will read from his book. This event, free and open to all via Zoom, is organized by the VCU Department of English and VCU Libraries. Registration is required. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Gregory Kimbrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 393-2951 or visit https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/events/2020-2021/levis-2020.html.
Developing Allies in the Academy
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence will present a workshop on developing allies in the academy. Explore the concepts of identity and belonging and discuss receiving and offering effective support. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Tiffany Freitas at email@example.com or visit https://ctle.vcu.edu/events/workshops/.
School of Medicine Annual Faculty Excellence Awards Program
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020 at noon
VCU School of Medicine will host its Annual Faculty Excellence Awards Program. This virtual event honors outstanding faculty in the areas of teaching, humanism in medicine, professional achievement of women in medicine, clinical excellence and leadership in graduate medical education. Livestream the event at the following URL.
For more information, contact Deborah Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-6591 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/somfacawards.
'Working While Latinx' Panel
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 at 6 p.m.
The workplace has become increasingly diverse and the journey is made easier when you can see yourself reflected in the faces of people who have gone before you. Join VCU Career Services to connect with and hear from a panel of diverse professionals. The panel will critically examine how being Latinx impacts the workplace experience across many different industries. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL.
For more information, contact Ash Taylor-Beierl at email@example.com or (804) 828-6166 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qcuqoqjosGd2ZXSwwq_hvB6UC43uvcNa1.
Registration Open for Virtual Faculty Wellness Day
Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence will present the 2020 Virtual Faculty Wellness Day. This event provides an introduction to some contemplative practices to help balance busy lives. It is an opportunity to nourish individuals intellectually and holistically and explore wellness practices for self-care. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL.
For more information, contact Tiffany Freitas at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://ctle.vcu.edu/events/wellness/.
14th Annual HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Conference
Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at 11:45 a.m.
The VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute announces that registration is now open for its 14th Annual HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Conference. The theme, "Not Waiting to Lead," will encourage women to explore how to break free of leadership models that undervalue women and embolden women to take the lead without needing to hold position. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Kiara Faulks at email@example.com or (804) 827-1169 or visit https://gehli.vcu.edu/conference/.
VCU Police Offering Free U-locks at VCU Libraries
VCU student, faculty and staff cyclists can pick up free U-locks at two central locations. At James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave., cyclists can request a lock from the R.M.C. Events security officer at the entrance desk. At Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, 509 N. 12th St., cyclists can check with the R.M.C. Events security officer, or the information desk, to inquire about locks. Supplies are limited. Bikes can be registered online through the VCU Police website.
For more information, contact VCU Police Crime Prevention Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-1209 or visit https://police.vcu.edu/services/bike-registration/.
'How to Retire With VRS'
Human Resources presents "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 email@example.com or (804) 827-1723 or visit https://bit.ly/2IQFZcJ.