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VCU's Student Conduct and Academic Integrity seeks faculty, staff and student volunteers for the Student Conduct Board. Train now for the summer and the 2019/2020 academic year. The session will be held in the SGA Senate Chambers, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. For more information, contact Karen Belanger at stuconduct@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1963 or visit http://www.scai.vcu.edu.

VCU's Department of Music presents a Trumpet Studio Recital. The concert will be in the Recital Hall of the James W. Black Music Center, 1015 Grove Ave. Admission is free. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at dumainamm@vcu.edu.

Austin Chavez, a VCU student and member of the Asian and Pacific Student Alliance, will facilitate the workshop. The event will be held in Room 215, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. For more information, contact Kishla Conner at connerka2@mymail.vcu.edu.

The VCU chapter of the National Associations of Blacks in Criminal Justice presents "A Murder Mystery." The presentation will be held in Virginia Room B, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. For more information, contact Candice Mason at masoncl3@vcu.edu.

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Collaboration Services presents Google Drive - Collaboration in the Cloud. Keep all your work in one secure place with online file storage in Google Drive. Learn how to share with others and access on any computer, smartphone or tablet. The workshop will be held in Room 108, Technology Administration Building, 701 W. Broad St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Dr Gee at drgee@vcu.edu or visit http://tinyw.in/eiv8.

VCU Libraries' series offers an indy film about a trans woman whose partner dies, leaving her to struggle with eviction, violence and prejudice from family, doctors and police. The screening will be in Room 250, James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave. The after-film discussion will include Kathy Ingram, chair of VCU's Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies; Liz Coston of the Department of Sociology and Afton Bradley, Transgender Health Services Program Manager at the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at srobinson@vcu.edu or (804) 828-0129 or visit https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/events/2018-19/questioning-cinema-2018-19.html.

VCU's annual Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity will be held in the Commonwealth Ballroom of the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. The event, organized by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and part of VCU Student Research Weeks, is an opportunity for students to present their research endeavors and creative scholarship to academic peers, members of the VCU faculty, community members and friends and family. Two sessions will be held, from 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m. Remarks and awards will be at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Herb Hill, Director of Undergraduate Research Opportunities at hhill@vcu.edu or visit https://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/symposium_flyer.pdf.

VCU Parking and Transportation will host a one-hour GRTC travel training session for students, faculty and staff in Room 108, VCU Technology Services Building, 701 W. Broad St. This session will cover how to use the GRTC bus system, navigate Pulse/Route 5 routes across campus and commute from Richmond's East End to VCU's Monroe Park and/or MCV campuses. An identical session will be held at the same day and location at 1 p.m. Maximum attendance is 15. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Parking and Transportation at parking@vcu.edu or visit https://parking.vcu.edu/transportation/grtc/.

Richmond singer and songwriter Kyle Davis will perform at the ICA. The free concert, in partnership with Carlos Chafin of In Your Ear Studios, will be at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St. The 7:15 p.m. performance will follow the 6 p.m. social hour. For more information, contact Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU at ica@vcu.edu or visit https://icavcu.org/events/inyourear-0424/.

The VCU Department of Music presents Advanced Chamber Ensembles. The concert will be in the Recital Hall, James W. Black Music Center, 1015 Grove Ave. Admission is free. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at dumainamm@vcu.edu.

VCU “Kick the Straw,” a movement to ban single-use plastics, will host a screening of the documentary "Straws." The screening, in collaboration with VCU Biology and Clean Virginia Waterway of Longwood University, will be at Väsen Brewing Co., 3331 W. Moore St. Claim your free ticket at the following URL. For more information, contact Dr. Ching-Yu Huang at cyhuang@vcu.edu or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/straws-free-film-screening-tickets-59717431445.

VCU's School of Business will host Joe Staugaard, principal, Haverford Properties, as part of its Executive Conversation speaker series. Staugaard will share his expertise with adapting his businesses to serve niche markets. The free event will be held in Room B3187, Snead Hall, School of Business, 301 W. Main St. Register at the following URL. The speaker will follow breakfast. For more information, contact Angela Bartee at adbartee@vcu.edu or (804) 828-5308 or visit https://www.support.vcu.edu/event/ECJS.

The Office of Alumni Relations and Students Today Alumni Tomorrow host the inaugural Tag Day. Come learn how your VCU experience has benefited from donor generosity. A Students Today Alumni Tomorrow team will be at the Compass from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and at the Jonah L. Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin St., from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to guide students through a series of fun activities to earn a T-shirt. Then, travel around campus on a hunt for “tagged” buildings and spaces, take photos and share them on Instagram for the chance to win a prize. For more information, contact Connor Smith at cksmith@vcu.edu.

VCU's Records Management Office will hold Records Management 101 training. The session, open to all university staff, will be held in Room 202, Technology Administration Building, 701 W. Broad St. Training will cover recordkeeping requirements and practices to be compliant with state regulations and university policy. Register at the following URL (keyword: records). Self-paced Records Management 101 training is available in Blackboard. For more information, contact Amber Peranski at aperanski@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2097 or visit https://training.vcu.edu/.

VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research will host a grant-writing series presentation on navigating the Department of Defense grant process. The session will be led by David Cifu, M.D., who heads the Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium. The grant-writing series is geared toward early career faculty researchers. Each session covers a topic related to writing a competitive research grant application. The workshop will be held in Room 1013, Molecular Medicine Research Building, 1220 E. Broad St. Seating is limited; register at the following URL. For more information, contact Pam Dillon, Pharm.D. at pmdillon@vcu.edu or visit https://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=16987.

VCU's Department of Philosophy presents "How Reason Can Reveal God." The session will be held in Room 1164, T. Edward Temple Building, 901 W. Main St. For more information, contact Anthony J. Ellis at aellis@vcu.edu.

Attend a Revive! Training and learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of naloxone. This collaborative effort, to be held at West Grace Street Student Housing – South, 835 W. Grace St., is led by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services and the Virginia Department of Health. This VCU-sponsored training is in partnership with VCU ASPiRE. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Erin Brown at embbrown@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3915 or visit https://goo.gl/forms/fyNfhU5Jg2SRQeNK2.

Isabelle Richman explores the intersection of Cauleen Smith's exhibit at the ICA, "Give It or Leave It," with the abilities of black women preachers and visionaries of the 19th century. Richman, J.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Religious Studies Program of the School of World Studies at VCU. The Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center is at 601 W. Broad St. For more information, contact Institute for Contemporary Art at ica@vcu.edu or visit https://icavcu.org/tours/topictour-0427/.

The third annual Richmond National Eating Disorder Association Walk will be held at the VCU Commons Plaza, 907 Floyd Ave. The event brings together individuals affected by an eating disorder, their friends, families and support systems to celebrate recovery. The event will feature music, speakers, games, arts and crafts, snacks and a photo booth area. All money raised for the event go toward the association's programs. For more information, contact Kristen Tully at tullyke@mymail.vcu.edu or visit https://nedawalk.org/richmond2019.

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Rams in Recovery presents a hands-on training session - “Revive! Reversing an Opioid Overdose with Naloxone.” The session will be held in the SGA Senate Chambers, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Naloxone has no potential for abuse and will be distributed at no cost to each person who attends at the end of the program by the Virginia Department of Health. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Shawn Hammonds at shammonds@vcu.edu or visit https://goo.gl/forms/iCB9wxCKSIWJlwCa2.

Coordinated by the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the purpose of CReSS is to provide the clinical research professional with skills and knowledge for the conduct of clinical research. The event will be held in Rooms 12-101/102, James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 1201 E. Marshall St. Register at the following URL. The May presentation will focus on audit readiness. 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=17146.

VCU's Human Resource Office of Learning, Development and Organizational Culture is offering a two-part workshop for managers on integrating feedback into development conversations with employees. Part 1 is scheduled for May 1 from 9-11:30 a.m. Part 2 is scheduled for May 13 from 2-4:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the HR Training Room, 922 W. Grace St. Participants must be able to attend both sessions. Register in Talent@VCU by searching for Feedback and Ongoing Communication. For more information, contact Penny McFarline at mcfarlinep@vcu.ed.

Women in Science, Dentistry, and Medicine (WISDM) Faculty Organization will hold its annual leadership conference. The session, “Developing the Total You,” will be at the Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin St. Keynote speaker Lakshmi Challa, J.D., will discuss “Juggling the Pieces of Me.” This conference also features four breakout sessions. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Deborah Stewart at deborah.stewarat@vcuhealth.org or (804) 828-6591 or visit https://vcu.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx?P=5&EID=14180.

It's a program for identifying defects in manufacturing. VCU's Center for Corporate Education hosts "Lean Six Sigma Green Belt" in Room B3189, Snead Hall, School of Business, 301 W. Main St. Offered four times throughout the year, this certification program requires four days of in-class instruction followed by completion and approval of a Lean Six Sigma project. For more information, contact Katybeth Lee at kelee@vcu.edu or (804) 828-3165 or visit https://business.vcu.edu/corporate-education/lean-six-sigma-program/.

Notices

Become a Catalyst for Change at VCU

Apply to become an Immunity to Change facilitator for the National Science Foundation ADVANCE-IT VCU grant. The grant is designed to increase recruitment, retention and advancement of diverse women faculty in STEM fields at the university. ITC facilitators will be compensated for their efforts, have the opportunity to facilitate transformational cultural change at VCU and network with faculty. More information about the program is available at the following URL. Apply by May 1. For more information, contact Denise Grothues at dmgrothues@vcu.edu or visit http://go.vcu.edu/itc-facilitator-app.

Group Exercise Finals Week Schedule

VCU Recreational Sports Group Exercise will have an abbreviated schedule during finals week, May 2-9. For more information, contact Hannah Kotarski at kotarskih@vcu.edu or (804) 827-7259 or visit https://recsports.vcu.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/group-exercise/.

Public Comment Sought on 2020 Tuition, Budget Proposal

The VCU Board of Visitors invites written public comment on the proposed fiscal year 2020 university budget plan that includes tuition and fees. The board is considering the administration's recommendation of no tuition increase. Review the proposal and/or leave written comments at the following URL. The Open Comment Portal will close at 5 p.m. on April 26 to ensure adequate time for consideration by the board ahead of its May 10 vote. For more information, contact Michele Schumacher at mschumacher@vcu.edu or (804) 828-0458 or visit https://president.vcu.edu/board/open-comment-portal/.

VCU 'It's On Us' Video

"It's On Us," a video hosted by VCU's Wellness Resource Center about standing up to and stopping sexual violence, is available at the following URL. The video, in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, is about love, honor and respect. Sexual and interpersonal violence affects people of all ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations and ages. For more information, contact Lisa Joyner at lijoyner@vcu.edu or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hoz_l63Ix9o.

Library Fines Waived During RamPantry Food Drive

VCU Libraries will host a food drive April 21-May 12 to stock RamPantry @ VCU, which provides emergency food to VCU students. People who owe fines or fees for library materials who participate in the drive will receive an added benefit. For each food item donated, VCU Libraries will waive $5 in fines up to a $30 maximum. To qualify, materials must be returned. Fees for damaged and lost items will not be waived. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at srobinson26@vcu.edu or visit https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/news/2019/food-for-fines-benefits-rampantry.html.

Asian and Pacific Student Alliance Call for Board Applications

Applications are being accepted to serve on the board of VCU's Asian and Pacific Student Alliance. The focus of the organization is to foster a sense of community and critically examine issues unique to the peoples of Asia and the Pacific islands. Apply by April 30 at the following email. For more information, contact Tamanna Kaur at apsaatvcu@gmail.com.

Undergrad Participants Sought for Study About Libraries and Privacy

A doctoral student in the VCU School of Education invites undergraduate students at the university to participate in a research study about academic libraries and search data privacy. Participants will be involved in one-on-one interviews with the researcher and will receive an Amazon gift card. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Laura W. Gariepy at lwgariepy@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8562 or visit http://www.tinyurl.com/libraryprivacystudy.

Survey About Virtual Reality in Classrooms

VCU students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a research study about perceptions of using virtual reality to learn a foreign language and its culture. Click on the following link to complete the five-minute, anonymous study. For more information, contact Nikki Chappelle at chappellens@vcu.edu or visit https://forms.gle/6fpgCgsY2ivRvsxp7.

Student-Designed T-Shirt Benefits Friends of VCU Libraries

You won't find VCU Libraries apparel in campus bookstores. So, the Friends of VCU Libraries staged a student and alumni design contest. School of the Arts student Kiersten Marshall's illustration won. It shows three students working together, suggesting the sort of collaboration that happens in academic libraries every hour of every day. See her design and other finalists on Flickr. Proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts benefits Friends of VCU Libraries. Order a T-shirt at the following URL. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at srobinson26@vcu.edu or (804) 828-0129 or visit https://www.bonfire.com/finally-a-vcu-libraries-tee-shirt/.

Rural Students Sought for Research Study

Researchers in VCU's Department of Sociology are conducting surveys and interviews to get to know rural students at VCU. If you are from a rural area, or commute from a rural area, please take the 15-20 minute survey at the following URL. After survey completion, you can volunteer to do an interview. Contact Rachel Sparkman at the following email for information about this study or to volunteer for an interview. For more information, contact Rachel Sparkman, MA at rmsparkman@vcu.edu or visit https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=8H88T9WLJA.

Policy Points Spring Publication: Universitywide Policy Updates

VCU's Integrity and Compliance Office has published the spring edition of Policy Points. The quarterly notification highlights universitywide policy updates from Jan. 1-March 31, 2019. View this edition at the following URL. For more information, contact Tony Rapchick at atrapchick@vcu.edu or (804) 828-3982 or visit https://policy.vcu.edu/policy-points.

Research Opportunity for Teens With ASD and Caregivers

Researchers in VCU’s Department of Psychology are interested in learning more about the mental health of teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Teens ages 13 to 17 with ASD and their caregivers are invited to participate in a single-research session (two to two-and-a-half hours) on the Monroe Park Campus. Participants will complete a series of surveys and interviews and will take part in some videotaped activities together. Compensation is available. For more information, contact Jessie Greenlee at greenleejl@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2053 or visit https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=CLDFN7LKCA.

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