Summers tend to whiz by faster than any other season. Spring semester ends, you blink and fall semester is beginning. The following seven students and one professor made the most of their fleeting summer days by exploring new places, challenging themselves with new opportunities and adventures, and taking a moment to capture and share their #MyVCUsummer with the rest of us through the power of Instagram.
In the midst of the organized chaos that is Move-In Day, freshmen and their families shared their advice, jitters and excitement about moving in and starting college.
Thousands of first-year and transfer students arrived at the Siegel Center on Tuesday for the annual New Student Convocation and Spirit Walk, which serves as a centerpiece of Welcome Week and an official welcome to VCU for new students.
Innovation and entrepreneurship in the biological sciences are essential for bolstering Virginia’s economy, Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a room of students, faculty, state delegates, Richmond City Council members and entrepreneurs at the VCU Research Park on Monday.
Michael D. Davis, Ph.D., a retired professor in the School of Education, received the Presidential Medallion at the annual event, which marks the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year.
Shinal Patel climbed the highest mountain in Africa not only to challenge herself but also to collect donated toys and gifts for patients of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
Celebrated artist Noah Scalin will help the school institute its new strategic plan, which aims to drive the future of business through the power of creativity. Scalin will conduct several creative-thinking seminars, guest lecture in courses and create large-scale artwork installations with the students.
Robin Kuriakose’s WhiteCoated is a hub for students to submit journal entry-style writings about everything from orientation week to emergency department rotations. Today the site has more than 25 posts from medical students around the country.
With the Olympics over, and fall sports practices beginning for high school and college students, the athletic ardor of the games should be a lesson to all athletes, said Katherine Dec, M.D., a professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Events and announcements
VCUArts and the RichmondUX group present “Can I See Your Portfolio?” at The Depot. Featured speaker Jason Cranford Teague has been hiring UX professionals for more than 20 years and will share some of his insights about what works and does not work when presenting a portfolio, whether it’s to a prospective employer, client or other designers. Free admission for students.
VCU faculty and staff are invited to enter the VCUCard Office’s annual Back-to-School contest. “Like” the VCUCard Facebook page and comment on the contest posting with the number of candies that are in the jar. The grand prize winner receives an Apple TV. The last day to enter is Friday, Aug. 26.
VCU Human Resources offers the supervisor’s guide to conducting the performance appraisal to those who formally supervise classified staff. Content will focus on the annual performance appraisal process including completing the appraisal form, conducting the performance appraisal meeting and delivering feedback, progressive discipline and follow up after the meeting. HR Employee Relations experts will answer questions.