April 24, 2013

Did you Attend the Berglund, “Service: When Women Come Marching Home” ?

Due to an emergency conflict, the designated honors representative was not present at the Berglund event held on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 pm.  Students who attended the event should have received a signature from one of the event coordinators and should now come to the Honors College to get an official Berglund stamp in their passports.  Students must contact the Honors College by Friday, April 27 to have the signature honored.  Students may contact Ms. Homer with questions or concerns: homermk@vcu.edu.

April 22, 2013

Additional Berglund Opportunity this Friday!

On Friday 26 April, the Year of Freedom Program will be showing a Civil War “mockumentary” called “The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek” (http://www.pussywillowcreek.com/). The filmmaker, Wendy Jo Cohen, aka Grace A. Burns, will be visiting VCU that day, and has agreed to present a Berglund seminar in which she will show part of the film and discuss its making here at the Honors College.  Cohen will join the Honors College on Friday, April 26 at 3pm.

Summer Research Opportunity in World Studies and Religious Studies

Dr. David Bromley is seeking a summer research assistant through the Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

The World Religions and Spirituality Project (WRSP) is an international, online reference work. The WRSP site contains profiles of religious and spiritual groups around the globe. Both new and established groups are featured, but priority is given to newer groups with some impact and implications for North America. Leading international scholars are contributing profiles to the site. WRSP was established in 2011. Visitation has grown continuously since that time and currently there are over 200,000 visits annually. A list of current and forthcoming profiles may be found at www.has.vcu.edu/wrs/

Applications for this project are being accepted through Friday, April 26th, 2013. Please contact Michael Woods at ugresearch@vcu.edu for more information.

April 16, 2013

Additional Berglund this Saturday!

Women’s Issues are Human Issues
Student Commons: Richmond Salons III and IV
Girl Effect at VCU will present their first seminar, entitled “Women’s Issues are Human Issues,” on April 20 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Richmond Salons III and IV of the VCU Student Commons. GE@VCU has invited student speakers from various organizations and disciplines for an evening focused on raising awareness for the problems women – and men – face when trying to get an education, both abroad and at home. Discussion topics will include the role of women in politics, LGBTQ rights and how to handle hunger sustainably to keep youth in school. Girl Effect at VCU is a service organization dedicated to finding ways to give girls in developing nations access to education to help raise standards of equality and reduce poverty, and actively engaging the VCU and Richmond communities to promote education for youth in the surrounding area. Join GE@VCU for an evening of knowledge-sharing, critical debate and snacks. Honors students may attend this event for Berglund credit and should see honors representative, Karthika Solai, at the end of the event.

April 12, 2013

Graduating Senior in Fairfax?

Virginia Emergency Medical Associates is recruiting applicants to join our highly competitive scribe program at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia. We are seeking motivated and hardworking individuals who are eager to work as medical scribes. Our scribes gain significant first-hand exposure to patient care in a fast-paced emergency room setting.  This is a full-time, paid position for individuals seeking admission to medical or PA school and have already completed their Bachelor’s degree or are graduating in May 2013. If you are able to commit one year to the program and have taken the MCAT/GRE with no plans of re-taking the exam, we invite you to apply. Applications for the 2013-2014 cycle are now available on our website.

The role of the scribe:

–          Recording patient histories in an electronic medical record (EMR)

–          Transcribing details of the physical exam and patient orders in the EMR

–          Documenting procedures performed by the physician

–          Ordering laboratory tests, imaging studies, and other patient evaluation studies and continuously monitoring results/progress

–          Recording physician dictated diagnoses, prescriptions, and instructions

Our scribes accompany ER physicians to the bedside for the evaluation and treatment ofall patients. Scribes observe medical resuscitation for cases of cardiac and respiratory arrest

as well as other emergency procedures including central lines, lumbar punctures, conscious sedations, and chest tube placements.  Our program offers the advantage of working with a small group of physicians. VEMA scribes build close relationships with our physicians who offer mentorship, teaching, and insights into a career in medicine. Our physicians are open to conducting mock interviews to help scribes prepare for admissions season. As a VEMA scribe, you will be able to strengthen your application with letters of recommendation from physicians who know you personally and have worked with you extensively.

Contact Information

Lead Scribe: Mona Yazdani

Email: scribeprogram@gmail.com

Website/Application: http://www.vemascribes.com


Walk-A-Thon to Benefit Scholarship Fund for Rising Juniors and Seniors!

The Virginia Commonwealth University Staff Senate’s 9th annual Marquita Aguilar Scholarship Walk-A-Thon (formerly the Virginia’s Caring University Walk-A-Thon) is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17.  The event is set on the MCV Campus and benefits the Marquita Aguilar Scholarship – an undergraduate award for juniors and seniors in financial need with a grade point average of 2.7 or better who can demonstrate past or current community service.  Since 2005, the scholarship has helped 80 undergraduate students continue their education and graduate from VCU by raising more than $70,000 from the VCU and VCU Health System communities. For more information on applying or attending the Walk-A-Thon, click here.