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. The university's COVID-19 site, now located at https://covid-19.vcu.edu/, is the source for the latest VCU updates. You can also receive VCU COVID-19 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.
IRB Virtual Open Consulting Hours
Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The VCU Institutional Review Board will continue offering open IRB consulting hours, hosted by the VCU Psychology Department. IRB staff will be available for drop-in virtual consultations with faculty, staff and students from any VCU school or department. Join the Zoom meeting on June 3, anytime between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Visit the IRB Blog at the following URL for instructions on accessing the session.
For more information, contact Nyssa Towsley at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://blogs.vcu.edu/humanresearch/2020/05/26/irb-consulting-hours-virtual-3/.
'Responding to Research Grant Critiques'
Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.
The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research will host a seminar via Zoom. Antonio Abbate, M.D., Ph.D., associate director of Hub Capacity, Wright Center, will discuss effective strategies for responding to reviewers’ comments about your grant. Register for a Zoom link at the following URL (keywords "research grant critiques").
For more information, contact Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at email@example.com or (804) 827-1519 or visit https://training.vcu.edu/.
Explore Your Identity With OMSA
Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.
What exactly is VCU's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs? OMSA has a number of programs and initiatives in support of marginalized students and their communities. From black history month to the lavender discussion group to cultural achievement ceremonies, OMSA has space for all identities. Visit the following URL for a Zoom link to attend the session.
For more information, contact David Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-6672 or visit http://omsa.vcu.edu/updates.
Health Behavior Coaching Informational Session
Thursday, Jun. 4, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.
Passionate about empowering patients, clients and communities to take control of their health and well-being? Eager to help others set goals for disease control and compliance with medical recommendations? Ready to enhance your skills and become a health coach? If you answered "yes," join Kinesiology and Health Sciences for an informational session on VCU's online Health Behavior Coaching Post-bacc Graduate Certificate. Questions, visit https://healthcoach.vcu.edu/. Register for a Zoom link for the session at the following URL.
For more information, contact Joann Richardson at email@example.com or (804) 828-1948 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctcO-hpjorGNf1vEiv5m5YQIaxlZV5npGf.
Recovery Ally Training
Thursday, Jun. 4, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Rams in Recovery invites faculty, staff and students to a training session designed to help participants better support students and loved ones in recovery. The session will be held via Zoom. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Thomas N. Bannard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 366-8027 or visit https://goo.gl/2hY6KC.
Customer Service Mindset: Matching Perception With Reality
Thursday, Jun. 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
VCU Center for Corporate Education will present "Customer Service Mindset," a virtual training session via Zoom to be led by Lee Ann Pond, founder and CEO of Engaging Leadership. Participants in this interactive workshop will sharpen their MAC skills (Manners, Attitude and Communication), viewing them through the lens of how they influence the customer’s experience. The cost is $35. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Carrie Hawes at email@example.com or (804) 828-2616 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/corped.
Graduate School Dean Candidate Forums and Feedback Forms Posted
The Graduate School Dean search forums are now available. For candidate privacy with Zoom, the forums were not presented to a “live” online audience but were recorded. The university community was asked to submit questions on the search web page and were used during the Q&A period. Forum recording and feedback forms are available at the following URL. Feedback for this search will close at 5 p.m. June 1.
For more information, contact Jenn Arce at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://provost.vcu.edu/searches/graduate/candidates/.
A New App for New Students at VCU
CMSC 491 (computer science) students have designed a scavenger hunt app for VCU. Because COVID-19 has prevented universities from giving guided tours, incoming VCU students might have a difficult time learning the campus. This app is designed to familiarize new students with the university campus while still maintaining social distancing. Questions, Twitter @VCU_Scavenger and on Instagram @VCUScavengerHunt.
For more information, contact Christian Babin at email@example.com or visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uxuiclass.vcuscavengerhunt.
PennyAppeal at VCU: Relieve Richmond Campaign
PennyAppeal at VCU is a nonprofit student organization that is raising money to create “Blessing Bags” for homeless residents of Richmond. Donations will go toward food, clothing, hygienic products and other items. Donations may be made via the following LaunchGood URL.
For more information, contact Samah Nor Bouyakoub at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.launchgood.com/RelieveRichmond.