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VCU Human Resources in partnership with the newly formed Department of Recreation and Well-Being will host a cardio and core class, a 30-minute routine featuring nontraditional exercises in an interval format. Be prepared for a fast-moving, challenging and fun workout. No equipment is required, but a yoga mat is recommended. Questions: https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/. Register in Talent or at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://bit.ly/3eYEU2n.

This week

SHIFT Retail Lab, sponsored by VCU's da Vinci Center, is a retail space where past and present VCU students can showcase their work to gain insights and test products, services and ideas. A preview of the lab, 1235 W. Broad St., will include a tour and examples of selected student ventures. Refer to VCU public health measures for in-person requirements. For more information, contact Lloyd Young at youngel3@vcu.edu or visit https://connect.business.vcu.edu/register/showcase.

VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and VCU IRB are hosting open consulting hours. These open consulting hours will be hosted virtually using Zoom. Consultants from various research areas will be available to confer with faculty, staff and students from any school or department at VCU. Join the Aug. 5 Zoom session anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Nyssa Towsley at irbeducation@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1157 or visit https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=9PEXYCJTYN.

The year has been challenging for working parents. Join VCU Human Resources and Anthem EAP for a presentation which will provide insight into what returning to school could look like. The session will explore possible instructional options, whether in the classroom or virtual. This instructional guide will give parents and caregivers direction in helping to manage fear, stress and anxiety. It also includes available resources to help. Questions: https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/. Register in Talent@VCU or at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://bit.ly/2UNL5zA.

Coming up

ChamberRVA, along with VCU, VCU Health and other sponsors, will host a summer series of virtual conversations inspired by the recent Brookings Institute report, “From Commitment to Action: How CEOs Can Advance Racial Equity in Their Regional Economies.” The final conversation in the series will be "Setting an Agenda and Measuring Progress Toward Inclusive Growth With the Greater Washington Partnership." Questions: Elizabeth Tulip at elizabeth.tulip@chamberrva.com. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Heidi A. Crapol, VCU Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success, at hcrapol@vcu.edu or visit http://go.chamberrva.com/events/details/all-sessions-shared-values-conversations-5674.

This class must have a minimum of five participants. If the minimum number is not reached, the class will be canceled. Whether you're using Google Sheets for the first time or just want to see what new, innovative functionality Google has added, join us for this hands-on workshop hosted by Collaboration Services. The session will be held in Room 108, Technology Administration Building, 701 W. Broad St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Dr. Gee at drgee@vcu.edu or visit http://go.vcu.edu/gogoogle.

This class must have a minimum of five participants. If the minimum number is not reached, the class will be canceled. Whether you're using Google Forms for the first time or just want to see what new, innovative functionality Google has added, join us for this hands-on workshop hosted by Collaboration Services. The session will be held in Room 108, Technology Administration Building, 701 W. Broad St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Dr. Gee at drgee@vcu.edu or visit https://go.vcu.edu/gogoogle.

Notices

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 faulksks@vcu.edu or visit https://gehli.vcu.edu/.

'How to Retire With VCU ORP'

Human Resources will present "Retiring With the VCU Optional Retirement Plan." These sessions are open to VCU faculty and VCU University and Academic Professionals, not VCU Health System employees. Questions: Email benefits@vcu.edu. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Alexis Cross at crossah@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1723 or visit https://vcu.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/event/c9921b6a-d526-48c3-ac2f-b5a913a231f0.

'How to Retire With VRS'

VCU Human Resources will present "How to Retire With the Virginia Retirement System" for university employees. These sessions are open to VCU employees only, not VCU Health System employees. Questions: Email benefits@vcu.edu. View upcoming sessions and register at the following URL. For more information, contact Alexis Cross at crossah@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1723 or visit https://vcu.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/event/cf698494-7201-467a-8b5b-c8739911e503.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate Program

VCU's English Language Program is accepting applications for its TEFL Certificate Program. The program is designed for individuals interested in teaching English to multilingual students, locally, internationally or online. Courses are non-credit bearing, accommodate all levels and do not require prior teaching experience. Apply at the following URL. For more information, contact Rachel Aziz at rcwiltshire@vcu.edu or visit https://global.vcu.edu/outreach/specialprograms/tefl/.

Records Management 101 Training

VCU's Records Management Office will hold Records Management 101 training online via Zoom in the upcoming months. Training will cover recordkeeping requirements and practices to be compliant with state regulations and university policy. Register in Talent (keyword "records"). Busy but can’t make it? Try self-paced Records Management 101 training available in Canvas. For more information, contact Amber Peranski at aperanski@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2097.

Participate in a Survey Study on Behavior Change Counseling

Are you a health-care clinician or student who practices or trains in Virginia? If so, then you are likely eligible to participate in a survey study conducted by faculty at VCU. We are interested in how health-care professionals have learned behavioral health counseling, specifically motivational interviewing. Those who complete the 20-minute survey will be entered into a bimonthly gift-card drawing. Click on the following link to participate. For more information, contact Rashelle Hayes at rashelle.hayes@vcuhealth.org or (804) 827-3695 or visit https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=NWWYMP4W44.

Volunteers Are Invited for Study Evaluating Effects of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation on Pain Perception in Patients With Diabetic Neuropathy

We are inviting male and female patients with diabetic neuropathy ages 18-75 to participate in a research investigation into the effects of noninvasive brain stimulation on pain perception. This study involves transcranial magnetic stimulation, which is a noninvasive and widely used brain stimulation technique. It also involves completing surveys and undergoing tests to evaluate perceptions of pain. Volunteers will be compensated for their time. You are only required to come once for the study and it will take approximately two to two-and-a-half hours to complete the study. The study is conducted within the VCU Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Lab at 737 N. Fifth St. Recruitment is ongoing. Questions: Bhushan Thakkar or Edmund Acevedo, Ph.D., at eoacevedo@vcu.edu. For more information, contact Bhushan Thakkar at thakkarbs2@vcu.edu or (804) 300-5578.

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