Summer Study Abroad Program: Midwifery and Health in Guatemala

The VCU Institute for Women’s Health and Highland Support Project spend a week, May 19-26, in partnership with indigenous midwives and community leaders learning about traditional Maya medicine and exploring the history of health care and healing in Guatemala. The group will learn about traditional medicine and midwifery practices. The cost is $985 plus airfare. The application deadline is Friday, March 23. For more information, contact Janett Forte at or visit .

Service Opportunity at Reid Elementary School

RVA non-profit Communities in Schools and senior VCU student Imari Santiago are organizing a program to help the Spanish-speaking students at Reid Elementary with their language and literacy skills. They are looking to partner college students with experience with Spanish (only basic skills needed but the more experience the better) to mentor students. The language barrier has become a very large obstacle for many, and no child deserves to held back because of it. If are interested in volunteering and are willing to set aside time to mentor elementary students to improve their language skills, please email Imari at — Imaria can answer any questions you have!

Disability Awareness Month: Zach Anner, ‘When Life Gives You a Wheelchair, Make Lemonade’

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity welcomes comedian, writer and actor, Zach Anner, presenting and hosting a question-and-answer session and book signing of his book, “When Life Gives You a Wheelchair, Make Lemonade,” for members of the VCU and Richmond community in the University Student Commons Theater. Anner gained worldwide attention when he won Oprah’s “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star” and through his own YouTube channel with over 300,000 subscribers and over 15 million total views. For more information, contact Ian Kunkes at or (804) 828-2144 or visit

Global Café

12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Global Education Office invites all members of the university community to its monthly Global Café in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms A-D. Attendees will experience a variety of cuisines and cultures from around the world. This student-centered program is designed to increase awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity at VCU. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet students from across the globe. Each café has a different theme and refreshments are always served. Everyone is welcome at this free event. For more information, contact Nichole George at or visit