Health and Wellness Expo

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Wellness Resource Center and VCU Residential Life and Housing will host a Health and Wellness Expo at the Cary Street Gym featuring health and fitness screenings, chair massage, educational and interactive activities, door prizes, food and more. For more information, contact Carrie Baines at


Paws for Stress is Back Again!!

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

University Counseling Services and The Center for Human-Animal Interaction present “Paws for Stress” in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms A-D. Participants can play with certified therapy dogs from the Center for Human-Animal Interaction as a way to unwind from semester stress. For more information, contact Tori Keel at or visit

Rams in Recovery: ‘You Did What?! Recovery Speaker Series’

**First Wednesday of Every Month**
October 5th, 7pm in ALC 1107.

Rams in Recovery presents the “You Did What?! Recovery Speaker Series,” which pairs a current student with an alum to share recovery journeys, in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 1107. For more information, contact Thomas Bannard at or visit–meetings/.

Community Art Therapy Workshop

Monday, Sep. 25, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Sciences Club hosts an art therapy workshop in The Depot, Interdisciplinary Room. Attendees will join community members in making their own mixed media art therapy project. No art experience is necessary. Open to all ages and skill levels. For more information, contact Rachel Stevenson at or visit

Alive! Mental Health Fair

Monday, Sep. 25, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

University Counseling Services presents the Alive! Mental Health Fair on the Commons Plaza. Attendees will learn more about suicide warnings signs, myths and facts; enjoy a graffiti wall where they can spray, write or draw what inspires them; see a brain exhibit with images of brains impacted by mental illness; and share a secret on a postcard. There will be free T-shirts and prizes. For more information, contact Tori Keel at or visit

VCU Community Health Education Center: Mindfulness Meditation Sessions

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m.

The VCU Community Health Education Center hosts 30-minute mindfulness meditation sessions every Wednesday and Friday at noon and 12:30 p.m. at the center, VCU Medical Center, Gateway Building, Ground Floor. Sessions are led by Georgianne Ginder, Department of Arts in Healthcare. Participants can relax, focus and reduce stress with this healthy practice. Space is limited. RSVP and note which session you plan to attend by using the contact information below. For more information, contact Sarah Amick at or (804) 828-2432 or visit

VCU BEST: ‘Dealing with Stress in the Lab’

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

VCU BEST holds a workshop featuring William King, ombudsman, presenting strategies for dealing with stress in the lab in the McGlothlin Medical Education Center, Room 11-101/102 . All are welcome to attend. No registration required. This program is part of the VCU BEST workshop series. VCU BEST (Broadening Experiences for Scientific Training) seeks to transform the culture of scientific training at VCU by providing career and professional development to complement academic training. For more information, contact Kathleen (Katybeth) Lee at or visit

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