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VCU Parking and Transportation hosts an open forum for students, faculty and staff on the Monroe Park Campus in Cabell Library, Room 303. Parking and Transportation administration will discuss recent initiatives, improvements and address audience concerns. Those who cannot attend this forum can view it live by visiting the URL below. For more information, contact Jonsette N Calloway at or (804) 828-4482 or visit

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program will host a poster workshop session in Hibbs Hall, Room 327. The workshop will cover some of the technical aspects of poster creation from design to printing. The workshop will prepare undergrads to present their work at the Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity taking place on campus April 25. View the full schedule of spring poster workshops at the URL below. For more information, contact Herb Hill at or visit

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) invites you to participate in our Diversity Ambassadors Program in the OMSA office, University Student Commons, Suite 215. This program is a valuable opportunity for students looking to enhance their collegiate experience through serving and representing OMSA, its programs and its mission in various spaces. For more info, please join us in our office for info sessions on March 19 3-3:30 p.m.; March 21 4:30-5 p.m.; or March 23 3:30-4 p.m. For more information, contact LaDesha Batten at

VCU Music's Violin and Viola Studio will present a recital on in the James W. Black Music Center's Recital Hall. Free Admission. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at or (804) 828-1166 or visit

VCU Career Services and the Writing Center offer a hands-on workshop to develop a personal statement you can use in interviews and when describing yourself, in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 4100. Whether you have a draft and need help perfecting your statement or you are starting from scratch, we can help. For more information, contact Lian Currie at or (804) 828-1645.

The Black Student Union at VCU invites the VCU community to the first "Black Girls Rock" in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons. During an evening of elegance, celebration and fellowship, the union will recognize our Black Girls who Rock on our campus. RSVP to the contact information below. For more information, contact Alyssa Otis at

RESCHEDULED: The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students presents Agnes Mack, retired director of admissions at VCU School of Medicine and expert on the application process, for a session in West Grace Student Housing-North, Room 1030J. The session aims to help students create a plan in order to become successful medical school applicants. For more information, contact Nujuma Moussa at or (703) 655-0240.

This week

The Red Cross Club at VCU celebrates Red Cross Month by tabling in the University Student Commons, answering questions and providing information about the Red Cross. Cookies will be served first come, first serve. For more information, contact TyAsia Walker at or (804) 389-0194 or visit

Off-Campus Student Services hosts a rental workshop in the University Student Commons, Alumni Board Room. OCSS provides all students need to know about off-campus housing and the rental process. Free meal provided. For more information, contact Lisa Mathews-Ailsworth at or (804) 828-4514.

The Department of Health Behavior and Policy presents a seminar featuring Richard Brown, Ph.D., associate professor, Health Behavior and Policy, discussing “Patient interaction research utilizing methods and interventions that span Behavioral and Health Economic outcomes" in One Capitol Square, 12th Floor, Conference Room. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Mary Johnson at or (804) 628-3443.

The Wellness Resource Center runs a survivor self-care space called Survivor Solidarity Hour every Tuesday in the Wellness Resource Center, Recovery Clubhouse. For more information, contact Kaylin Tingle at

VCU Music presents a concert featuring students from the Advanced Chamber Music class directed by Dr. Magdalena Adamek in the James W. Black Music Center's recital hall. The program will include works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Robert Schumann, Eric Ewazen, Valerie Coleman and Malcolm Arnold. Admission is free. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at or (804) 828-1166 or visit

VCU Music presents a concert by the Jazz Orchestra II, directed by Steven Cunningham in the W.E. Singleton Center's Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall. This concert will feature the music of Duke Ellington and vocalist Georgia Cotter. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door and free for VCU students with ID. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at or (804) 828-1166 or visit

The Institute for Structural Biology, Drug Discovery and Development presents “Identifying the Small Signaling Molecular that Mediate Antibiotic Tolerance in Clositriduim Difficile” as a part of its 2018 Spring Seminar Series in the Larrick Student Center - Court End Ballroom A. Erin B. Purcell, Ph.D., assistant professor at Old Dominion University’s Department of Chemistry and Biology, will facilitate. For more information, contact Dr. Aaron May at or (804) 828-7134 or visit

VCU Libraries hosts Kimberly Matthews, Ph.D., presenting her book, "The Richmond Crusade for Voters," in James Branch Cabell Library, Room 250. Matthews will discuss the vibrant history of the Richmond Crusade for Voters, an activist group founded in 1956 to oppose Massive Resistance and voter suppression, and what the organization means to Richmond. A book-signing will follow the talk. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at or visit

The VCU Interhealth Professionals Alliance and the VCU Student Government Association present "Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals" at Sanger Hall, Room 1-067. A representative from the VCU Wellness Resource Center will be discussing mindfulness techniques and stress coping mechanisms. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact Sarah Lee at

VCU and University of Richmond present the 26th Richmond French Film Festival at the Byrd Theatre, 2908 W Cary St., with world and North American premier screenings presented by their actors, directors, screenwriters, costume and set designers, and artist-technicians. All films have English subtitles. Question-and-answer sessions will follow the projections with the French delegation members. For more information, contact Peter Kirkpatrick at or (804) 827-3456 or visit

James Branch Cabell Library participates in the RVA community's inaugural CURRENT Art Fair that focuses on art books and publishers with a show-and-tell about the library's significant Book Art Collection, to be held in the Cabell Library, Mapp Room, Room 424. Librarians Yuki Hibben and Andrea Kohashi will share highlights from the 4,000-piece collection. Viewers will see an array of books--from seminal artists' books of the 20th century to finely crafted editions with unusual bindings, structures and materials. Sign up at the URL below. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at or visit

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) and Rec Sports present, Wellness Fridays, in the OMSA office, University Student Commons, Room 215. Start your weekend off right with a dose of self-care. This week's activity will be massage therapy. Receive a quick free massage and learn some self massage practices you can use in your daily life. For more information, contact Marieka Turner at

The Well hosts Relationship Skills Classes for LGBTQIA+ students at multiple times and locations through the end of the semester. The Relationship Skills Class is a free six-week class that is not for credit. Interested students can register by March 20 at the URL below. For more information, contact Kaylin Tingle at or visit

VCU Dance presents "Octavia's Brood: Riding the Ox Home," an original work by iCubed scholar MK Abadoo, March 23 and 24 at the Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St. Abadoo has crafted an immersive dance work inspired by the envisioning of science fiction writer Octavia Butler and freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman, and drawing from Contemporary, West African and Funk dance genres to explore story-telling from the perspectives of women of the African diaspora. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students. For more information, contact Lea Marshall at or (804) 828-2020 or visit .

Coming up

VCU will hold a town hall for its next strategic plan, Quest 2025: Together We Transform, at the Academic Learning Commons, Room 2100. Among the topics for discussion at these forums are the plan's final themes and goals, and draft plans for implementation. For more information, contact Tom at or visit

VCU Center for Trauma & Critical Care Education presents Stop the Bleed training, in West Hospital, 15th floor, south wing. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. For more information, contact Jay Gould at or (804) 828-4204 or visit

VCU SGA and VCU Police Department are hosting a Run, Hide and Fight Training at the Larrick Student Center, Jackson Ward Conference Room. This program will include actions you can take in the event of an active shooter. For more information, contact Keith Zirkle at or (757) 621-9134 or visit


Phishing Scams and You

VCU Technology Services reminds the VCU community that students are often the target of email phishing scams. Phishing is a digital scam that attempts to trick its victims into performing an action or disclose information they would not normally perform or disclose. Examples of email scams include job offers for jobs for which you have not applied, offers of money in exchange for an action on your part, and asking for your login credentials or personal information. Find out more about current phishing attempts targeting VCU at the URL below. For more information, contact IT Support Center at or (804) 828-2227 or visit

VCU Recreational Sports Aquatics Lifeguard Re-certification

VCU Recreational Sports Aquatics offers an American Red Cross Lifeguard Re-certification class, March 23-35 at Cary Street Gym. This is only open to those with a current American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR/AED certifications. Registration ends on March 22. For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at or (804) 827-0321 or visit

VCU Recreational Sports Functional Fitness Training

The Functional Fitness Training course is offered by VCU Recreational Sports Fitness at the Cary Street Gym. Certified Personal Trainers utilize the Synrgy360 to design unique and challenging circuits to teach you how to control your workout intensity to gain cardiovascular fitness and improve your body composition. Boost your fitness, lose body fat and gain strength and stamina. Registration ends on March 23. For more information, contact Jacob Fields at or (804) 828-8986 or visit

Spring Midterm Alert grades are now available for 100/200 level courses

Students are encouraged to go to eServices to check whether their professors submitted a midterm alert grade for one or more classes. Log on to Student eServices at the URL below. If you have received a midterm alert grade indicating unsatisfactory academic progress, see your instructor or academic adviser. The last day to withdraw from classes is March 23. For more information, contact Records and Registration at or visit

Feminine Hygiene Drive for Homeless Women

VCU student organizations Sisters and Stethoscopes and Queen In You collaborate for a feminine hygiene drive from March 12-23 in the first floor lobbies of the following residence halls : Ackell, Brandt, The Honors College, Grace and Broad, Johnson, Rhoads, West Grace Student Housing-North, West Grace Street Student Housing-South and Cary and Belvidere. Acceptable donations are any new and unopened pads, tampons, underwear and sanitary wipes. For more information, contact Morgan Jackson at or visit

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