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Work with a Money Coach from the Money Spot to create your own spending plan for the semester at this workshop, in the Alumni Association Board Room of the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. A spending plan template will be provided. Bring your laptop. Money Mondays is brought to you by VCU TRIO Student Support Services, the Money Spot at VCU and the Virginia Credit Union. For more information, contact TRIO Student Support Services at trio@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9517 or visit http://www.trio.vcu.edu.

VCUDine will host a fall carnival at Shafer Court Dining Center, 810 Cathedral Place. Menu items include foot-long corndogs, fried pickles, loaded tater tots, cheesesteak stromboli, doughnut burgers, vegan mac and cheese, fried cheesecake and more. For more information, contact Lauren Hay at lhay@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1148 or visit http://vcu.campusdish.com.

The Common Book program at VCU will have a screening of Sundance Film Festival award winner "Sin Nombre," which follows a Honduran teen who encounters two gang members on her journey to emigrate to the United States, in Room 1107, Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave. VCU faculty members Anita Nadal and Thad Fortney will facilitate brief discussions after the screening. For more information, contact Micol Hutchison at commonbook@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1110 or visit http://commonbook.vcu.edu/events.

MEDexplore, an event created by MEDLIFE at VCU, will be held at Room 1004A, West Grace Street Student Housing - South, 835 W. Grace St., at which pre-health students may learn about public health/policy opportunities, the graduate school application process and what makes a competitive candidate. For more information, contact Shwetha Kochi at medlifevcu@gmail.com or (703) 200-0790.

VCU Dance presents the 2018 "Dance On Camera" film screening at the Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St. Tickets are $8 and $5 for students. The screening is curated by VCU Dance + VCU Kinetic Imaging hybrid faculty member Kate Sicchio. For more information, contact Lea Marshall at lemarshall@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1711 or visit http://arts.vcu.edu/dance.

This week

A voter registration drive will be held on Linden Street, on the walkway between the University Student Commons and Harris Street, sponsored by the Honors College, Alpha Phi Omega, Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement and NextGen. Free food, trivia and prizes, games and voter information and registration will be available. For more information, contact Madeline Doane at doanemh@vcu.edu.

The Virginia Department of Health, in partnership with VCU, hosts a panel discussion as part of Henrietta Lacks Legacy Week (through Sept. 29) titled, “Building upon her legacy: An evening panel about Henrietta Lacks and the Henrietta Lacks Commission,” moderated by Marsha Rappley, M.D., at the Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. Lacks was an African-American woman whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, the first immortalized cell line and one of the most important cell lines in medical research. For more information, contact Carrie Carroll at carrie.carroll@vcuhealth.org or visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/health-equity/henrietta-lacks-legacy-week/legacy-week-events/.

Minority Association of Pre-Health Students presents a vitals workshop at the Grace and Broad student residency, 1000 W. Grace St. For more information, contact Madina Nooristani at nooristanimn@vcu.edu or (703) 996-6015.

VCU School of Medicine will hold its annual Faculty Excellence Awards Program at the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building, 1217 E. Marshall St. Outstanding faculty members in teaching, humanism in medicine, professional achievement of women in medicine, clinical excellence and leadership in graduate medical education will be recognized. A luncheon reception will be held immediately after the program. For more information, contact Deborah Stewart at deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org or (804) 828-6591.

"Immersive Storytelling with 360 Videos," a hands-on introduction to create 360 videos for virtual reality environments, is the topic of VCU Libraries Innovative Media department's Wednesdays in the Workshop in the lower level of James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at srobinson26@vcu.edu or (804) 828-0129 or visit https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/events/2018-19/wednesday-workshops-2018-19.html.

Student Conduct and Academic Integrity is seeking faculty and students to volunteer for the VCU Honor Council. Training will be held in the Commons Theater, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Also, Student Conduct and Academic Integrity at VCU sponsors Academic Integrity Awareness Week Sept. 24-28. Information tables and events will be available on both campuses. For more information, contact Karen Belanger at honorsystem@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1963 or visit http://scai.vcu.edu.

Antonio Villa, M.D., president of La Casa de la Salud, will discuss language barriers and health at a program presented by VCU's Community Health Education Center, 1200 E. Marshall St. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Dana Ladd at dlladd@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.libcal.com/event/4597288.

The Association of IT Professionals is hosting a General Body Meeting in Room B2165, Snead Hall, School of Business, 301 W. Main St. Pizza will be available. For more information, contact Giovanni Knight at knightgn@vcu.edu or visit http://www.aitpvcu.com.

How should we measure success?" is the topic of a seminar speech to be given by Anthony Nicholls, Ph.D., president and CEO of OpenEye, Santa Fe, N.M., for the Pharmacy - Medicinal Chemistry Department, co-sponsored by Medicinal Chemistry Graduate Student Association, in the first-floor Founders Conference Room, Biotech One, 800 E. Leigh St. For more information, contact Sharon Lee at slee@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6448.

Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority Inc. and Sikh Student Association present "Be the Change - National Day of Service 2018," in Richmond Salons II, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave., which will focus on mental health by creating care packages for VCU students. Volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact Preet Kaur at kaurb2@vcu.edu.

Notices

OCPE Personal and Professional Development Programs

The VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education offers a variety of on-campus and online learning opportunities for VCU faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members. Continuing education is available in addiction studies, craft beer, cultural competency and languages, disability support services, event planning, paralegal studies, play therapy training and test preparation for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT and ACT. Noncredit online courses and certificates in customer service, sales, self-publishing, computer skills, workplace topics, Google tools and podcasting are also offered. For more information, contact VCU OCPE at ocpe@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1322 or visit http://ocpe.vcu.edu.

Volunteers Needed for Study Evaluating Lactate Effects on White Blood Cells

The VCU Kinesiology and Health Sciences Department is seeking male and female volunteers ages 18-30 to participate in a research investigation into the effects of lactate on white blood cells. Volunteers will receive a free assessment of cardiovascular fitness, target heart ranges, estimated caloric expenditure and a body composition measurement. The study is conducted within the VCU Exercise Physiology Research Lab at 500 Academic Centre, 1020 W. Grace St. Recruitment is ongoing. For assistance, email francorl@vcu.edu. For more information, contact Anson Blanks at blanksam2@vcu.edu.

Graduate School 3MT Competition

VCU's Graduate School is accepting applications for the annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition, in which graduate students have three minutes and one slide to convey their research to a lay audience. Applications are due on Oct. 8. For more information, contact Mark Schaefermeyer at mjschaeferme@vcu.edu or visit https://graduate.vcu.edu/life/awards-and-competitions/3MT.

Participants Sought for PTSD Study

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 who have PTSD or symptoms of PTSD are sought for a study to examine the effect of PTSD symptoms on blood vessel function at rest and during exercise. Participants will be compensated. The study will be conducted at 500 Academic Centre, 1020 W. Grace St. For more information, contact Ryan Garten at rsgarten@vcu.edu or (804) 550-9475 or visit https://khs.vcu.edu/.

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