Lecture on Acupuncture and Other Complementary Medicine Practices

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 at noon

VCU’s Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care will host a lecture, “On Pins and Needles: A Brief Look at Acupuncture and Other Complementary Medicine Practices.” The talk will be in Room 1013, Molecular Medical Research Building, 1220 E. Broad St. Cara Ann Jennings and Lisa Phipps will discuss the general principles of acupuncture to review mechanisms in which it can help symptom management, including stress, pain, neuropathy, nausea and more. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Melissa Burton at mhburton@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2898 or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13WRa5Iok4WXIjxFXOek4v7gQ5Oui9KfRgOPQ4hcU20I/viewform?edit_requested=true&fbzx=-6216183586106288573.

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 cabaines@vcu.edu.

 

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 vakeel@vcu.edu or visit http://www.students.vcu.edu/counseling.

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 easterre@vcu.edu or visit https://rampages.us/postbaccprehealth/2017/09/12/upcoming-event-community-art-therapy-workshop/.

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 vakeel@vcu.edu or visit https://students.vcu.edu/counseling/.

TRIO Money Mondays Financial Literacy Series

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Money Mondays Financial Literacy series is designed to educate and assist students with one of the most important responsibilities they encounter when entering college: financial independence.  Learning how to navigate this newfound freedom can be confusing and often challenging. Knowing that a solid financial foundation can lead to a lifetime of financial success, VCU TRIO SSS has collaborated with the Virginia Credit Union to empower students with personal finance skills that can be practiced in their everyday lives.

DATE

TIME

EVENT DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

RSVP Link

September 11th

12p-1p

Building a Better Budget

Commons, Alumni Board Room

Sept RSVP

September 25th

4:30p-5:30p

Building a Better Budget

Commons, Metro Room

Sept RSVP

October 2nd

12p-1p

Financial Independence

Commons, Alumni Board Room

Oct RSVP

October 16th

4:30p-5:30p

Financial Independence

Commons, Metro Room

Oct RSVP

November 6th

12p-1p

Paying for College

Commons, Alumni Board Room

Nov RSVP

November 27th

4:30p-5:30p

Paying for College

Commons, Forum Room

Nov RSVP

 

Building a Better Budget

“Building a Better Budget” is a hands-on workshop providing students with practical advice for creating and sticking to a budget with tools to track spending and establish college-friendly savings goals.

 

Financial Independence

This interactive workshop will cover money management principles and the financial challenges facing an emerging generation. The session includes an in-depth look at effective cash flow, understanding student loans, and building a savings and investment plan that will carry over to life after VCU.

 

Paying for College

Attendees will learn about different options to pay for college, including financial aid, scholarships, savings, and student loans.

Please feel free to share with students!  For more information about the financial literacy series and other TRIO SSS events, check out our VCU TRIO Google calendar.  Contact trio@vcu.edu for any questions.

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 seamick@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2432 or visit http://wp.vcu.edu/chec/.

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 kelee@vcu.edu or visit http://careers.vcu.edu.