Health Coverage Open Enrollment Ends May 17
Today, May 17, is the last day for eligible faculty and staff to make health coverage changes and/or enroll in flexible spending for the plan year beginning July 1. Eligible faculty and staff may make open enrollment elections for state health coverage and flexible spending until May 17. Elections may be made online or by using an enrollment form. Forms must be received by VCU HR by 5 p.m. on May 17 or postmarked by May 17 if sent by mail. Questions? Visit go.vcu.edu/hrsupport. Enroll at https://hr.vcu.edu/open-enrollment.
ITCC Event: VIGOR Study: Leveraging Multiple Technologies to Support the Study of Chronic Lower Back PainTuesday, May 18, 2021 at noon
James Thomas, PT, Ph.D., principal investigator on a study of chronic lower back pain, will showcase his research and the associated technological dependencies at a session hosted by VCU's IT Career Community Research Support SIG. Register in Talent@VCU at the following URL. For more information, contact Hannah Steighner at email@example.com or visit https://go.vcu.edu/itcc-events.
Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation Informational SessionTuesday, May 18, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Join faculty and staff from the VCU School of Nursing and VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation to learn about a new graduate certificate program that will make it simpler for those with an interest in innovation to develop products and solutions to challenges facing the health care industry. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Lloyd Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://connect.business.vcu.edu/register/may-hc.
Student Services Career Community ConferenceWednesday, May 19, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
VCU's Student Services Career Community invites interested faculty and staff to participate in the group's virtual conference, "Collaborate. Support. Engage." Those who attend will gain a better understanding of each other's work and learn how to better support CU's students. Register in Talent at the following URL. For more information, contact Nichole Dorton at email@example.com or (804) 387-3319 or visit https://vcu.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/event/c54bbfee-0a11-4267-a4db-f46b74202a3f.
Summer Safety: Skin Cancer Awareness and PreventionWednesday, May 19, 2021 at noon
Kimberly Salkey, M.D., VCU Health Dermatology, will discuss skin cancer and provide tips on staying safe in the sun. The online session will be hosted by the Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library. The program is free and open to all, but space is limited. Registration is required. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Dana Ladd at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-2432 or visit https://vcu.libcal.com/event/7751517.
VCU Libraries Community Zooms: Reclaiming Richmond's Black History in Shockoe BottomThursday, May 20, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
To a great extent, the struggle to reclaim Richmond's Black history and that of slavery's role in the city's early growth has also been about changing the priorities for civic planning and development. In this session, Ana Edwards, chair of the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project, will lead a discussion on efforts to acknowledge the history of Black life in Richmond. The event will be sponsored by VCU Libraries. Questions: https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/events/2020-2021/community-zooms.html. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Gregory Kimbrell at email@example.com or (804) 393-2951 or visit https://forms.gle/TXzhscpUMtqdwnxh9.
Adulting 101: Tax Training for 2021Thursday, May 20, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.
VCU Alumni will present a session led by VACU Financial Success Center at VCU to help make taxes easier to understand and points to consider with 2021 taxes. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Latisha Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3_-1hHdtT-ar-JJAtOeD2w.
Money's Not FreeThursday, May 20, 2021 at noon
Join VCU Human Resources, VCUHS HR and Virginia Credit Union to learn the basics about credit and loans and how they work. Gain greater control over your finances by setting personal financial goals and learning about financial resources. Questions: https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/worklife/. Register in Talent@VCU or at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at email@example.com or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://bit.ly/3sT6ulG.
Everyone Together on One Google Domain
Beginning May 17, all students, faculty and staff will collaborate together in one Google Workspace domain. Students involved have been directly notified of action needed. For more information, contact Doctor Gee at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://go.vcu.edu/domainmerge.
Canvas Training for Spring
New online Canvas training sessions are scheduled and ready for registration. Academic Technologies has partnered with VCU Online to provide a full schedule of training covering a variety of Canvas topics. Training will be delivered by members of both teams who have prepared the university's Canvas environment and resources to smooth the transition. View the training schedule at the following URL. For more information, contact Brianne Jackson at email@example.com or visit https://go.vcu.edu/learn-canvas.
Spring 2021 Final Grading Due May 18 at Noon
Grade sheets are now available on faculty eServices. Grades are due by noon on May 18, at which time grade entry will no longer be available. It is imperative to meet this deadline to complete all end-of-the-semester processes. Faculty may choose to use the feature to upload grades from an Excel file into eServices. Faculty may only access grade sheets for courses to which they have been assigned. For more information, contact The Office of Records and Registration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now Accepting Applications: 2022 Leadership Programs
Applications are now available for the 2022 cohorts of the VCU Leadership, HIGHER Ground and Minority Political Leadership Institute programs in the VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. For more information, contact Kiara Faulks at email@example.com or visit https://gehli.vcu.edu/.
Adobe Creative Cloud Workshop
The University of Arizona is offering free Adobe Creative Cloud workshops May 18-Aug. 12. This opportunity is only available to an Adobe Creative Campus. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to to take advantage of the available events. Questions: http://adobe.vcu.edu. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Lucy Halunko at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-7713 or visit https://adobe.arizona.edu/learn/events.
VCU Human Research Protection Program Offers New Consultation Program
Designing a human research project and have questions? The VCU Institutional Review Board can help you get it right the first time. Schedule a consultation to receive on-on-one IRB assistance while preparing your IRB submission. Schedule consultations through the HRPP’s home page at the following URL. For more information, contact Nyssa Towsley at email@example.com or (804) 827-1157 or visit http://bit.ly/VCUHRPP.
Clinical Trials Day To Be Observed
Clinical Trials Day, celebrated annually on May 20, recognizes and applauds the people who conduct clinical trials and thanks them for what they do every day to improve public health. Join VCU Health, VCU Massey Cancer Center, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research to celebrate Clinical Trials Day 2021. For more information, contact Emily Komornik at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.vcuhealth.org/news/2021-clinical-trials-day-is-may-20.
Recreational Sports Faculty/Staff Functional Fitness Training
Faculty/Staff Functional Fitness Training is available to all faculty and staff who are members of VCU Recreational Sports. Session One will be May 25-July 1 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Cary Street Gym, 101 S. Linden St. Register by May 21. For more information, contact Jessica Norman at email@example.com or visit https://recsports.vcu.edu/programs/fitness-and-wellness/instructional-programs/.
Virtual Reality Gaming for Back Pain
Are you currently experiencing low back pain, between the ages of 18-60 years old and interested in the possibility of nine weeks of nonsurgical experimental treatment? If you answered yes to all three you may qualify for our research. What? New, innovative and fun virtual reality games are designed to help people with chronic back pain move and feel better. Where? All appointments, testing and treatments are conducted at VCU. When? Participation in the study involves 24 one-hour appointments scheduled over a 57-week period. Who? The VIGOR Study team consists of professionals in the field who have been selectively chosen and extensively trained. Interested? Contact VCU's Motor Control Lab at the following URL. You may be compensated for your time. Questions: http://www.movr.vcu.edu. For more information, contact Tiffany Amos at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 628-2902 or visit https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=DHT7NDE3J9.