Hurricane Florence May Impact Events
Events listed in the VCU TelegRAM may be subject to change as VCU prepares for the impacts of Hurricane Florence. Confirm with event organizers before attending. Updates to operations will be posted to alert.vcu.edu and will be communicated to the VCU and VCU Health communities.
'Meet The Rams: Make A Change'Monday, Sep. 17, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
VCU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host the annual "Meet the Rams: Make A Change" event on the Compass. VCU's student-athletes will be in attendance and donations collected will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. For more information, contact Artis Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VCU's 50th birthdayMonday, Sep. 17, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sept. 17 marks 50 years since the start of classes at VCU, and VCU Alumni is celebrating the occasion with a birthday bash on the Compass. Games, giveaways and cake will be available. For more information, contact Allison Toney at email@example.com.
Initial Meetings for New Research Communication Interest GroupTuesday, Sep. 18, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
VCU Libraries' newly formed Research Communication Interest Group invites all members of the VCU community to share ideas for advancing research communication. This session, at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, 509 N. 12th St., is for science communication enthusiasts as well as people in all disciplines interested in communicating research beyond traditional academic spheres. A second session will be held 9-10 a.m. Sept. 19 at James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-0129 or visit https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/news/2018/join-new-community-of-practice-research-communication-interest-group-forming-at-meetups.html.
RamTech Smartphone Photo SessionWednesday, Sep. 19, 2018 from noon to 1 p.m.
RamTech offers a free Smartphone Photography Appy Hour session featuring tips and techniques in the University Student Commons Alumni Board Room, 907 Floyd Ave. Brown bag your lunch and join the hands-on workshop. Free goodie bag and Pepsi products for those attending. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Erinn Budd at email@example.com or (804) 827-9984 or visit http://ramtech.vcu.edu.
3rd Wednesdays: 'Hope for Addiction'Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
VCU's Office of Continuing and Professional Education presents "Hope for Addiction" as part of the free monthly community series 3rd Wednesdays at Regency's Garden Room (near the food court) 1420 N. Parham Road. The impact of substances on the mind and body will be discussed, and VCU's addiction-related continuing education options will be reviewed. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Office of Continuing and Professional Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-1322 or visit https://ocpe.vcu.edu/community.
Artist's Choice: Art + Science ConverseWednesday, Sep. 19, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Artist Jon-Phillip Sheridan leads a conversation at the Institute for Contemporary Art with Bioengineer Stephen Fong and Forest Ecologist Chris Gough about green urbanism and grassroots strategies to mitigate pollution and the urban heat island effect. For more information, contact Institute for Contemporary Art at email@example.com or visit https://icavcu.org/events/artistschoice-0919/.
2018 Fall Graduate and Professional School Fair Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
VCU's Office of Admissions and VCU Career Services present VCU's Fall Graduate and Professional School Fair in the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Meet graduate school representatives from across the country and learn about the graduate admissions application process. For more information, contact Troy Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-1222 or visit http://www.go.vcu.edu/gradfair.
VRS Contribution Deadline is Sept. 17
Sept. 17 is the election deadline for changes to become effective in October for Virginia Retirement System Hybrid Plan participants. Voluntary contributions can be changed once per calendar quarter. Participants can voluntarily contribute up to 4 percent of their creditable salary and receive up to a 2.5 percent employer match. For more information, contact VCU Human Resources, Benefits at email@example.com or (804) 827-1723 or visit https://www.varetirement.org/hybrid.html.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-1322 or visit http://ocpe.vcu.edu.
VCU Art Education's 'Investigation NOW'
Registration is open for "Investigation NOW," VCU Art Education's after-school program for middle and high school students interested in contemporary art. An upcoming session will explore "Alternate Realities" through printmaking, installation and video game design. Sessions are held on Fridays from 5-8 p.m. For more information, contact Patrick Carter at email@example.com or visit https://arts.vcu.edu/arteducation/community/investigation-now/.
Nominations Due Sept. 15 for Paid Student Researcher Opportunity to Analyze VCU History
VCU will host a symposium on Nov. 30 commemorating the institution's 50 years under the VCU name. The planning committee is seeking nominations for undergraduate and graduate students to join a research team that will review institutional information, which will support work on the symposium. Nominations are due Sept. 15. Students chosen will receive a stipend. For more information, contact Kevin Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://president.vcu.edu/reports-and-initiatives/history-of-commemoration/student-research-nominations/.
Use of Personal Vehicles for Business Travel
Those who choose to drive their personal vehicle for VCU business should know that the Commonwealth’s auto insurance plan does not cover personal vehicles. In most instances, the plan also does not provide liability coverage for the driver when using a personal vehicle. Mileage reimbursement is encouraged and is expected to supplement the cost of the owner’s insurance. However, the Commonwealth's auto insurance plan may accept liability for judgments that exceed the driver’s personal auto liability limit. For more information, contact Steven Kessinger at email@example.com or (804) 828-4989 or visit https://srm.vcu.edu/i-want-to-know-about/insurance/#vehicle.
Call for Nominations: Burnside Watstein LGBTQIA Award
Nominations are being accepted through Sept. 14 by Equality VCU for the Burnside Watstein LGBTQIA Award, which recognizes one or more individuals who enrich the community at VCU and make a significant difference in the lives of LGBTQIA faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact Brie Dubinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-3997 or visit https://go.vcu.edu/lgbtqia.
Children's Hospital Recruiting for Teen Weight Management Program
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU is recruiting participants ages 12 to 16 with obesity for TEENS STRIVE, a three-month lifestyle intervention. The program includes weekly individual behavioral weight management visits and an exercise training program. For more information, contact STRIVE Team at email@example.com or (804) 527-4756 or visit http://chrichmond.org/STRIVE.
New Procurement Tool Modernizes How VCU Does Business
RealSource, to be launched in the first quarter of 2019, will replace the state’s eVA system, and will move the university from a traditional purchasing to a strategic-sourcing function. It will support supplier management, sourcing, contracting, requisitioning, purchasing, invoicing, e-catalog ordering, reporting and spending analytics. Look for updates on informational sessions, surveys, demonstrations, training published in the Fiscal Administrators Newsletter, TelegRAM and the RealSource website. For more information, contact Brenda Mowen at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.realsource.vcu.edu.