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VCU's da Vinci Center will host an informational meeting about the university's Pre-Accelerator (Pre-X) Program. The program identifies, supports and launches student high-growth and high-potential startups and founders. The meeting will be held in Room 103, Robert Blackwell Smith Building, 410 N. 12th St. The deadline to apply to the program is March 1. For more information, contact Kelsey Steenburgh at steenburghbk@vcu.edu or visit http://go.vcu.edu/prex19.

The Broad Street Ramblers, a traditional folk and blues trio, will perform at the ICA. The event at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St., is part of Rashid Johnson's "Monument" exhibition. A performance will also be staged at 3 p.m. Feb. 23. For more information, contact Institute for Contemporary Art at ica@vcu.edu or visit https://icavcu.org/performances/provocations-0222/.

This week

VCU's Black Women in STEM will be offering free tickets to visit the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh St. Students should meet at the museum at 2:15 p.m. to receive a ticket, which are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Crissy Brown at browncj9@vcu.edu.

Queen In You at VCU will hold its first Bachelor Auction Fundraiser. The event will be in Commonwealth Ballroom B, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Proceeds from the auction will be used to fund Queen in You events and volunteer initiatives. For more information, contact Jazmine Myers at myersj6@vcu.edu.

VCU's National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice will host a game night. The event will be held in Room 1112, Grace and Broad Residence Center 1, 1000 W. Grace St. For more information, contact Nila Cameron at cameronnc@vcu.edu.

The VCU Department of Music presents a Mary Anne Rennolds Concert Series performance by Third Coast Percussion in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall of the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. Tickets are $35 general admission; $32 for seniors age 60-plus, VCU employees and VCU Alumni Association members; $25 for children ages 16 and under; and free for VCU Music students and VCU Music faculty. Reserve tickets at the following email. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at musictix@vcu.edu.

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship at VCU will hold a working meeting in the Multipurpose Room, The Honors College, 701 W. Grace St. Bring a laptop to continue the review of submissions for acceptance to Auctus. For more information, contact Caroline Clary at clarycr2@vcu.edu.

Coming up

The VCU Department of Music presents Tiffany Valvo and Daniel Stipe in a free faculty recital. The performance will be held in the Recital Hall, James W. Black Music Center, 1015 Grove Ave. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at dumainamm@vcu.edu.

VCU's Department of Music presents a flute and percussion studio recital in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall of the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. Admission is free. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at dumainamm@vcu.edu.

Black Women in STEM will host a “Zumba and Meal Prep” event at the group's next general body meeting. The session will be in the Commonwealth Ballroom, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Dance yourself fit with Afro Beat and Hip-Hop Zumba and learn easy, efficient and cost-beneficial meal prep tips. For more information, contact Kia Williams at williamst28@mymail.vcu.edu .

Mexican indigenous artist Federico Cuatlacuatl will speak in Room 535, Bowe Street Parking Deck, 609 Bowe St. He was born in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico and emigrated to Indiana, where he received his MFA specializing in digital arts at Bowling Green State University. His work is invested in disseminating topics of Latinx immigration, social art practice and cultural sustainability. The lecture is presented by VCUarts Department of Kinetic Imaging. For more information, contact Kinetic Imaging at kineticimage@vcu.edu or visit https://arts.vcu.edu/calendar/event/federico-cuatlacuatl-lecture/.

Make It Happen at VCU will present "Who Do You Think You Are?” with Terry and Terrence Everett. The session will be held in Room 2201, Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave. Networking will follow the talk. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Chika Osuchukwu at osuchukwuca@vcu.edu or visit https://makeithappentalk.eventbrite.com.

VCU's Global Education Office invites all members of the university community to the monthly Global Café in Room 1030J of the West Grace North residence hall, 830 W. Grace St. This student-centered program is designed to increase awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity at VCU, and provide the opportunity to meet students from across the globe. Each café has a different theme and refreshments are always served. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Nichole Dorton at nldorton@vcu.edu or (804) 827-9331 or visit https://global.vcu.edu/students/community/globalcafe/.

The third annual Staff Senate Employee Appreciation Week will feature a variety of events and discounts for all VCU and VCU Health employees from March 4-8. Among the highlights will be free coffee and doughnuts and discounts at VCU Dine locations, Barnes & Noble, RamTech and RecSports. For more information, contact Staff Senate at staffsenate@vcu or visit https://staffsenate.vcu.edu/2019-employee-appreciation-week/.

The discussion series will focus on dispelling misconceptions or lesser-know facts about cultural identity groups or general social justice issues. The series is hosted by VCU's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs in Room 215, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. The discussions can correspond to cultural heritage months or focus on topics related to cultural identity groups or social justice topics. Sessions will also be held at the same time and location on March 29, and from 1-2 p.m. at the same location on April 12 and April 26. For more information, contact Kishla Conner at connerka2@mymail.vcu.edu.

In partnership with the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education, the VCU Engineering Alumni College will feature four sessions on current engineering topics. The event, hosted by the VCU Engineering Alumni Board, will be held in Room 106, College of Engineering West Hall, 601 W. Main St. An optional networking lunch for VCU alumni and industry professionals will also be offered. Participants are eligible to receive professional development hours. For more information, contact VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education at ocpe@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1322 or visit http://ocpe.vcu.edu.

Presented in partnership with the Chrysalis Institute, the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education presents a course to cover mindfulness essentials. The session will be held at 213 Roseneath Road. Learn to create a pause between what is happening and how to respond. Mindfulness meditation helps develop a clear mind, compassionate heart and greater sense of well being. For more information, contact VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education at ocpe@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1322 or visit https://ocpe.vcu.edu/mindfulness.html.

VCU's Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care will host a webinar, “Building Clinical Partnerships to Advance IPECP.” The event will be held in Room 200, McGuire Hall, 1112 E. Clay St. Health professions faculty, students and clinicians will learn best practices to assist with IPE efforts. Refreshments and discussion will be available following the webinar. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Melissa Burton at mhburton@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2898 or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-KzoQrYkFNejKjGZu25c3MWaiKBFu69PdhhszERJXtjRbLQ/viewform.

Notices

MCV Campus Street Closures

Beginning Feb. 24 through Feb. 27, street closures will be in effect on VCU’s MCV Campus for portions of North 10th street at the intersection of East Leigh Street. The closures are necessary as a contractor for VCU Facilities Management completes the installation of a manhole at the intersection. For a map and listing of detours to navigate the area, visit the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Parking and Transportation at parking@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7275 or visit https://www.vcuhealth.org/our-story/building-projects/adult-outpatient-facility/updates-adult-outpatient-facility.

VCU Rec Sports Spring Break Hours

VCU Recreational Sports will be operating on an abbreviated schedule March 2-9 during spring break. Cary Street Gym will be open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekdays and the MCV Campus Recreation Center will be open 5:45 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekdays. Visit the following URL for a list of hours and closures. For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at alsimmons@vcu.edu or (804) 827-0321 or visit https://recsports.vcu.edu/facilities/hours/.

VCU/GRTC GO Pass Requirement Begins Feb. 24

Effective Feb. 24, all VCU and VCU Health students and employees will be required to utilize their issued VCU/GRTC GO Pass in addition to their VCU, VCU Health or Virginia Premier ID card to ride GRTC under the pilot program. Detailed instructions for using the new GO Pass can be found at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Parking and Transportation at parking@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7275 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/grtc.

'What the Well?' Sexual Health Podcast

Join VCU Wellness Resource Center Health Educator for Holistic Health Mia Liadis and Peer Health Educator Hudson Dizon as they discuss sexual health and safe practices. For more information, contact Lisa Joyner at lijoyner@vcu.edu or visit https://shows.pippa.io/what-the-well/sexual-health.

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