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Student Announcements

Week of April 13th

Updates from Student Affairs

Dean’s Hour: Wednesday, April 15 12:00-1:00 PM

·         Faculty members share their stories. Storytelling is a powerful tool to share experiences and send the message that you are not alone!  Three faculty will share their stories of personal or academic challenges.       

o   Julie Kerry, PhD, Chair, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Cell Biology

o   Ana Vazquez, MD, Department of Family & Community Medicine

o   Wenxia (Joy) Wu, PhD, Medical & Health Professions Education

o   Dan St. John, PhD, Assist. Dirctor of Academic Development as emcee            

·         Lunch from Farm Fresh will be provided



Lester Hall Now Equipped With Microwaves and a Keurig!

·         Thanks to your Student Affairs Committee members, four new microwaves have been installed in the vending machine area on the first floor of Lester Hall.  A Keurig coffee maker will arrive very shortly.  Enjoy!


Safe Zone Workshop Coming to EVMS’ Campus

·         In the spirit of building a community of inclusion at EVMS, the offices of Diversity & Inclusion and Student Affairs are bringing the national Safe Zone program to campus!  Safe Zone programs promote support of LGBTQ students, staff, faculty and residents through education and training to establish identifiable allies who are supportive, trustworthy, and sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ.  Safe Zone aims to make campuses a safer and freer environment for all members of a community, regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation

·         EVMS will roll this program out in several phases but the first workshop for staff and faculty is being held Monday, April 27th

·         If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about the Safe Zone program please email Eileen Little or stop by Student Affairs room 1182


Screen on the Green- Big Hero Six: Friday, May 1st @ 7:40 PM

·         Free Admission!! Come watch Big Hero Six on the lawn at EVMS.

·         Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and get comfy

·         Family and friends are invited

·         Free snow cones will be provided

Ø  LOCATION: Smith Roger Hall Lawn


Membership Special at the YMCA

·         Please check out the attached flyer from the YMCA


New Items at the Bookstore

·         Camelbak Eddy 0.75L with White EVMS Logo- picture attached

o   Convenient portable size for on-the-go hydration that fits conveniently in most cup holders.

o   Features Drink-Thru Lid with Straw, Spill and Leak Proof Design, BPA Free Copolyester with a Flip-Top Lid

o   High-Impact Resistant, Break Resistant

o   Dimensions - 10.0 " H x 3.0 " W x 3.0 " D

o   Colors Available – Rain, Dragonfruit, Pine, Rosewood


Join the EVMS Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Team

·         Please see the attached flyer

·         Contact Laurie Harrison with questions

Upcoming Events

Issues in Transgender Health Panel: Monday, April 13th 6:00- 8:00 PM

·         Come learn about important issues in trans* health from a panel of speakers, including patients who identify on the trans* spectrum, mental health professionals and an MD who has done gender reassignment surgeries for transitioning patients.

·         The panel will be presented in an informal, Q-and-A format, covering topics that range from issues in physical and mental health to financial concerns to social issues and challenges. Please join us for an eye-opening discussion on a very important but often overlooked topic. 

·         Dinner will be served! RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588127844807378/

Ø  LOCATION: Lester 135


The Current State of Medicine: Speaker VA’s Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Ralph Northam: Tuesday, April 14th 12:00- 1:00 PM

·         EVMS’ AMA/MSV chapter is very excited to have Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Ralph Northam speak about the current state of medicine, where he sees it going in the future, and what we can do about it.

·         This is a great opportunity to figure out how you want to make your mark on our field.

·         We will have food from Yummy Wok- free for AMA/MSV members, $3 for non members. Of course, we encourage you to join AMA/MSV if you haven’t already, so you can take advantage of all the other perks of membership as well!

·         Please RSVP by noon on 4/10/15 at the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19lVoTeuoNzPcaBU4jESD26vgpbWL4clIt1Loa3cJ6bM/edit#gid=0 

Ø  LOCATION: Lester 104


Emergency Medicine Interest Group: Tuesday, April 14th 12:00-1:00 PM

·         Disaster Medicine: Experiences as Medical Team Manager with FEMA's Virginia Task Force-2 Shared by Dr. Charles Graffeo Professor and Assistant Residency Director Department of EM EVMS Medical Team Manager Virginia Task Force-2 Director of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine



"Starving: A Visual Exploration of Anorexia.": Thursday, April 16th 5:00- 7:00 PM

·         Reland Happel, a Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling students will be holding an educational art exhibition.  

·         The purpose of this show is to inform and educate the public about the real dangers of anorexia nervosa and about treatment options.  

·         This show is open to the general public and admission is free.  Please come and support this cause."

Ø  LOCATION: Lester 104


Sail Nauticus Information: Friday, April 17th 12:00- 1:00 PM

·         Want to learn to sail? Sail Nauticus is a community sailing center!

·         $175 Membership offers full access to our brand new fleet of eight Harbor 20 sailboats, along with opportunities to participate in sailing and social events throughout the year.  And the best part is, no sailing experience is required to join; as a community sailing center, we foster an atmosphere of mentorship and ongoing education to help guide your growth as a sailor. Membership includes:

o   Racing every Monday 

o   Year-end Regatta

o   Full Moon Sails Once a Month

o   Nauticus Membership

o   Social Sails every Thursday

o   Potluck on the last Friday of the Month

o   Women's Social Sails Two Tuesdays a Month

o   Educational Clinics and Lectures

o   Discount on US Sailing Keelboat Certification

·         Learn Morehttp://www.sailnauticus.org/adult-sailing/membership

Ø  LOCATION: Student Lounge


April POETS: Friday, April 17th 7:00-10:00 PM

·         The MPA 17 class is hosting April’s POETS- Put off Everything, Tomorrow’s Saturday

·         Appetizers will be provided by PSC

Ø  Location: Baxter’s Sport’s Lounge: 500 Granby Street


Community Care Day: Saturday, April 18th 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

·         Students will offer important health screenings free of charge. These can include blood sugar screenings, Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, hearing, vision and skin cancer checks. There also will be student-run health information booths as well as the Maury High School science fair judged by EVMS students. Learn more.

Ø  LOCATION: Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1401 Ballentine Blvd


Join the MPH Classes in Running the Purple Stride 5k: Saturday, April 18th 7:00-11:00 AM

·         The MPH program would like you to join them in running the PurpleStride 5k event on April 18th, which helps raise money for pancreatic cancer research.

·         MPH2015 student, Barbra Geraghty, lost her father to the disease and organizes and operates the PurpleStride 5k annually.

·         The MPH program would like to invite interested EVMS students and alumni to participate in the event as runners, walkers, or volunteers.

·         EVMS has started a team, and the Team Captain is Sara Wood (woodse@evms.edu)  you can register for the event at:http://purplestride.kintera.org/tidewater/saraewood

Ø  LOCATION: Virginia Beach Oceanfront (31st St Park)

Weekly Events

Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) Bible Study: Every Monday 12:00- 1:00 PM

·         Join other EVMS students every Monday for a weekly bible study

Ø  LOCATION: Lester 411


EVMS Swimming Club: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30- 8:30 PM


·         The Blocker YMCA has given EVMS Swim Club two lanes for practicing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30 PM.

·         If you are already a member of the YMCA it is free to be part of the swim club.

·         What to bring: swim suit, goggles, swim cap (optional)

·         Please send any questions to Eileen Little: littleem@evms.edu

·         Join the group!: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kZu2XYLWOtJ1i3DHCFMbLrulZNOvAyoUvlTBbbPnhBk/edit?usp=sharing

·         Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/405465869602940/



Mindful Moment: Every Wednesday except Dean’s Hours 12:15-1:00 PM  


·         45 minute guided meditation session with discussion run by Dr. Knight

Ø  LOCATION: Lewis Hall 1116


EVMS Running Club: Every Wednesday @ 5:30 PM


·         The running club meets every Wednesday evening @ 5:30 PM.

·         What to bring: Reflective gear and warm clothes

·         Send questions to Eileen Littlelittleem@evms.edu

·         Join the group!: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Cwa_NLUAOvIhqt58A3OjEPLFcQDeciusKII2IeMJRFo/edit?usp=sharing

·         Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/159693487439121/

Ø  LOCATION: Meet outside Lewis Hall, Olney Rd. entrance


EVMS Knitting & Crochet Club: Every Thursday 12:00- 1:00 PM

·         The EVMS Knitting / Crochet club is a no dues casual club. 

·         Don’t know how to knit or crochet?  We’ll teach you!

·         For our beginners we’ve got some knitting needles you can borrow and some scrap yarn you can have!

·         (Eventually beginners you’ll want to bring 100% cotton yarn a crochet hook G / H/ I or if you want to learn to knit size 7 bamboo or wooden knitting needles.  You can knit a dish rag!)

·         Everyone else just bring the project you are working on.  (Forgot your project?  Come anyway!)

·         Lunch is not provided.  If you want to bring your lunch with you please do.

·         Any questions contact Ruth Smith

Ø  LOCATION: Student Lounge


Yoga: Every Friday 12:00-1:00 PM


·         Multilevel yoga session every Friday from 12 to 1 in Lewis Hall 1116

·         All are welcome, including those with no experience as well as faculty and staff; mats are provided

·         Contact Matthew Badgett badgetmb@evms.edu with any questions!

Ø  LOCATION: Lewis Hall 1116 on Fridays, Towne Bank Lawn on Wednesdays

Upcoming Conferences & Symposiums


Upcoming  EVMS CME

Upcoming EVMS CME conferences and lectures http://www.evms.edu/education/cme/


Upcoming CHKD CME

Upcoming CHKD conferences and lectures http://www.cvent.com/Events  


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