Faculty members are invited to participate in the VCU Staff Senate’s annual Walk-a-Thon benefiting the Virginia’s Caring University Scholarship. The event begins at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at the Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin St., on the Medical College of Virginia campus.
This is the Staff Senate’s ninth annual Walk-A-Thon — and the first taking place under its new name, the Marquita Aguilar Walk-A-Thon.
Dr. Eric West, Associate Professor with VCU Recreational Sports, and some of his associates will lead participants in a fun-filled warm up and short workout on the Bear Hall lawn. At noon, we’ll have a short program featuring Dr. David Hanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Special Guest Marquita Aguilar and Staff Senate President Katherine Poarch. Participants will then convene in the Court End Ballroom for some lunch and giveaways.
The Virginia’s Caring University Scholarship is an undergraduate award for juniors and seniors in financial need with a grade point average of 2.7 or better. Since beginning the program in 2005, the scholarship has helped approximately 80 undergraduate students continue their education and graduate from VCU by raising more than $70,000 cumulatively from the VCU and VCU Health System communities.
Here is the link to register for the walk and/or make a donation. Students can apply for the scholarship here. More information about the event is available on the Staff Senate’s website.
Maike Philipsen, a co-chair of VCU’s Great Place Initiative, urges faculty members to “save the date” for two town hall meetings to hear and discuss the results of the recently conducted climate survey. The meetings will be:
¶ 9-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in the Student Commons Theater, 907 Floyd Ave.
¶ 1:30-3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in Perkinson Conference Room 3121 of the School of Dentistry, 1101 E. Leigh St.
We’ve updated the names of members. The list includes the status, school, email address and phone number of each senator. Do we have the correct information for you? Let us know.
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