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August 2020 Virtual Family Events

Join us, wherever you are

The VCU Office of Alumni Relations brings you more digital programming this month. Check out these upcoming virtual events and opportunities and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.

4:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 

Strawberry Fields Flowers and Finds Instagram live demo

Join Strawberry Fields Flowers and Finds owner Deanna King (B.A.’94/H&S; M.T.’97/E) for a flower arrangement demo that will brighten anyone’s day.

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Monday, Aug. 10

Pass the Mic: Let’s Talk About Social Justice

Join VCU Alumni Relations on Instagram as we continue our Pass the Mic series featuring alumni thought leaders and industry experts. Learn about pressing social issues and how we can create change. You will have the opportunity to submit questions to each featured guest. Follow @vcualumni on Instagram for more information and to learn about upcoming featured speakers.

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Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12

Maintaining Support and Connection With Loved Ones During COVID-19

Maintaining support and connection with loved ones during COVID-19 is an ever-evolving challenge. This is especially true if our loved ones live in long-term care communities, alone in their homes or even with family. VCU gerontologists have been working nonstop to help family members navigate the challenges of remaining connected and provide the necessary support to help their loved ones through this time. Tune in to learn resources from alumni experts in the field on caring for your loved ones.

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Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20

Ask Me Anything: Let’s Talk Race, Diversity and Inclusion

As conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion remain top of mind in America, addressing these issues has become increasingly important. Join the VCU Office of Alumni Relations for this webinar featuring Janice Gassam, Ph.D. (B.S.’09/H&S). This session is designed to create a safe space for an open forum where you are encouraged to submit candid questions about diversity, inclusion, race, allyship and how to support people of color. Although one person is not representative of an entire community/race, having this open dialogue can help bridge gaps of misunderstanding and help to create a more equitable and inclusive society.

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Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25

What to Know When Buying a Car in Today’s Economy

Whether you are purchasing your first vehicle or your fourth, join VCU Office of Alumni Relations and the VACU Financial Success Center for this webinar featuring Eric Rowsey (B.S.’13/B) with CarMax. Register to learn about the ins and outs of purchasing a vehicle today, the art of negotiating and other tips that car dealerships might not want you to know.

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Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26

The Future of Testing During COVID-19: A Conversation With Medical Laboratory Science Experts

Advances in COVID-19 testing are ever changing, and questions about a vaccination are on everyone’s mind. Join this webinar to hear from several VCU alumni experts working the front lines in epidemiology, laboratories and health care systems. VCU Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences faculty member William Korzun, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’88/M), dives into a lively discussion with panelists about how testing can inform our approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists give context to the history of laboratorians’ testing abilities, indications as to how Virginia facilities plan to double testing in the coming months and how testing directly affects contact tracing. 

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1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26

Virtual part-time job fair

This job fair benefits job seekers and recruiters. Students and alumni can register to learn about part-time and hourly opportunities around Richmond, Virginia, while local alumni employers can post jobs with their organization.

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