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Mindfulness meditation is a practice to bring attention and awareness into the present moment. This summer, the 30-minute guided meditation led by BareSOUL Yoga moves into the top-floor gallery of the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St. For more information, contact the Institute for Contemporary Art at or visit

This week

The ICA Summer Sessions provide a platform for people to discuss the issues that matter to them. Make connections with Session partners, community members and the public around music, wine and common interests. Live DJ, hands-on activities and cash bar at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center 601 W. Broad St. Brief remarks at 6:30 pm. For more information, contact the Institute for Contemporary Art at or visit

The VCU Police Department’s property and community service teams will be selling lemonade in front of VCUPD headquarters, 224 E. Broad St. Any donation will be accepted to support Anthem LemonAid, a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of Richmond. For more information, contact Christi Schroeder at

The VCU Honors College will hold its annual Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session in Room 1303 of the Honors College, 701 W. Grace St. The session will highlight the students' interdisciplinary research experiences. For more information, contact Laura Blunt at or (804) 828-1803 or visit

VCU Police will hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross at its headquarters at 224 E. Broad St. Appointments are limited and may be made at the following URL, using the sponsor code VCUPD. Walk-ins are welcome. Parking is available in the headquarters parking lot and Pulse stations are nearby. For more information, contact Sgt. Aaron LaVigne at or (804) 828-4395 or visit

At the July Central Virginia Society of Clinical Research Associates chapter meeting, VCU School of Nursing associate professor Jo Lynne Robins, Ph.D., will discuss socio-behavioral research challenges and opportunities. The session will be held in Rooms 11-101/102, James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 1201 E. Marshall St. For more information, contact Shirley Helm at or (804) 628-2942 or visit

VCU's Department of Music presents Celtic Masters. The concert will be in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall of the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. General admission is $15. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at

Coming up

VCU's L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs will hold an online undergraduate program information session via Zoom. An overview of the school's undergraduate programs will be presented, with special attention paid to students who may be interested in declaring or transferring to a Wilder School major. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Ross Losapio at or visit

VCU's Center for Corporate Education presents "Developing Influencing Skills." The seminar will be in Room B3189, Snead Hall, School of Business, 301 W. Main St. This installment of the Lunch-and-Learn Series will be led by Terrie L. Glass, LCSW, president of Leadership Solutions. The $35 fee includes lunch and parking. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Katybeth Lee at or (804) 828-3165 or visit


Policy Points Summer Publication: Universitywide Policy Updates

VCU's Integrity and Compliance Office has published the summer edition of Policy Points, the quarterly notification that highlights universitywide policy updates from April 1-June 30, 2019. View this edition at the following URL. For more information, contact Tony Rapchick at or (804) 828-3982 or visit

MCV Campus Construction: Traffic Impact Updates

Construction and related utility work at and around the VCU Health Outpatient Facility and Inpatient Children's Hospital sites will affect traffic patterns on the MCV Campus for several months. For current information and updates, visit the URL below. For more information, contact Carrie Carroll at or visit

Rec Sports Belay Clinics

VCU Recreational Sports offers rock climbing belay clinics from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The sessions will be held at the Cary Street Gym, 101 S. Linden St. Walk-ins are welcome, or register at the following URL. For more information, contact Sam Albert at or (804) 828-8473 or visit

Event Management Systems WebApp Training

In conjunction with a new version of its system, Event Management Systems at VCU has scheduled in-person training workshops at both campuses. Sessions to learn how to use the new Virtual EMS to request space (now called WebApp) will be held 1-3 p.m. July 16 and 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 14, SGA Senate Chamber, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave.; and 9-11 a.m. July 17 and 1-3 p.m. Aug. 15, Jonah L. Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin St. How-to documents are also available at the following URL. For more information, contact Tyler Jarrett at or (804) 827-2357 or visit

Policy Open for Public Comment: Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid

A draft of the revised Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid policy is now open for university comment through July 24. The draft policy can be found at the following URL. For more information, contact Heidi Goldsworthy, Interim Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid, at or visit

OCPE Personal and Professional Development Programs

VCU's Office of Continuing and Professional Education offers a variety of in-classroom and online learning opportunities. Continuing education, for VCU faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members, is available in craft beer, cultural competency and languages, disability support services, engineering, event planning, mindfulness, paralegal studies, play therapy and test prep for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT, ACT, Praxis Core and MCAT. Foundations of Biochemistry is also offered. For more information, contact VCU's Office of Continuing and Professional Education at or (804) 828-1322 or visit

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