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Student Announcements

Week of February 23rd

Updates from Student Affairs

General Use Study Spaces Around Campus

·         Study space is very limited.  Please be mindful about leaving your belongings in the library or in the study rooms near the Student Lounge for long periods of time to reserve a space for later use.  

·         Students must be present to use or reserve study space.


Spring Club Fair: Thursday, February 26th 12:00-1:00 PM

·         Per PSC constitution, all student groups are required to attend this event.

·         The deadline for sign up is Monday Feb 23rd at 11:59pm. Sign Up

·         PSC grants are available for clubs! PSC still has plenty of funds that we are eager to dispense to clubs in need. I have attached the application to this email.

·         LOCATION: Student Lounge, Lewis Hall


Looking for New Haunted Hallway Leadership

·         Please consider taking a study break to apply to be part of the Haunted Hallway leadership team! This is one of the largest philanthropic events at EVMS that occurs every year for Halloween. It provides a safe environment for local children and their families to trick-or-treat and celebrate Halloween.

·         There are games, crafts, candy, a haunted house and more! It’s a great opportunity to gain leadership experience & a wonderful event to support. Plus, it’s tons of fun!

·         Leadership involves coordinating buses/permission slips with the elementary schools, organizing volunteers from EVMS/Maury High School as well as ordering supplies & facilitating donations.

·         I’m asking for applications to be in by 2/27. Please do not hesitate to e-mail me, servidlr@evms.edu, with questions or schedule a time to meet in person to discuss the event further.

·         Sign Up

1 Question Survey in Regards to the FIM Mobile Market

·         If the mobile market comes back to campus, what is your preferred day of the week to shop there?

·         Take survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8YF6SPL


Regalia Reminder for Graduating Students!

·         Reminder, all graduating students must register their intent to participate in Commencement and order regalia online by March 6, 2015 to avoid a $100 late fee.

·         Please be sure to review the checklist for other important dates and deadlines, and consult www.evms.edu/commencement regularly for all other information related to graduation.

·         If you have any questions, please contact Megan Iacobellis


New Items at the Bookstore

·         Jansport Fleece Hoodie with EVMS Logo - Features double needle coverstitch on all major seams / Three piece hood construction / Taped neck

·         Colors Available - Navy Blue with White EVMS Logo, Athletic Gold with White EVMS Logo,Black with White EVMS Logo

·         Price - $28.95 (picture attached)

Upcoming Events

SAGE Clothing & Teddy Bear Drive: Now through February 27th

·         Regular clothing instead of hospital gowns, can improve a patients sense of well-being and dignity

·         We are collecting teddy bears, wristwatches and gently-used, clean clothing items such as sweaters, blouses, shirts, slacks and socks for both men and women who are patients in the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Ø  LOCATION: Collection boxes for your donations are located in the Brickell Library Atrium, Student Lounge in Lewis Hall or the first floor lobby of Hofheimer Hall


First IHI Club Meeting of the Semester: Friday, February 27th 12:00 - 1:00 PM

·         Open to all students and faculty.

·         E-mail Kevin Ganesh at ganeshkn@evms.edu or visit IHI club page at to reserve a spot for lunch.

·         This meeting is the first of three in a series on Triple Aim. Aim 1: The Cost of Heathcare - Guest Speaker Dr. Brad Murray will discuss the "Per Capita Cost" of the Affordable Care Act.

Ø  LOCATION: Lester 107


NEST Volunteer Information Session: Monday, March 2nd 12:00-1:00 PM

·         Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team (NEST) will be having an informational meeting on Monday March 2nd for those who wish to volunteer at the shelter this year.

·         The annual event will happen from March 25th- April 1st.

·          If you wish to volunteer please sign-up at http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=38ba26f6-d511-4fe2-9637-adb6fe4d56bf. Thank you!

Ø  LOCATION: Lester 135


APAMSA Bone Marrow Drive: Wednesday, March 4th 11:30 AM- 3:30PM

·         Register to be a bone marrow done with "Be the Match," the National Bone Marrow Registry Foundation

·         All it takes is 5-10 minutes of your time and a cheek swab

·         For more information about bone marrow donation, please click on this link

·         If you have any questions, email Andy Tien or Joshua Hudson


SAGE/Neurology Interest Group Lunch Meeting: Thursday, March 5th 12:00-1:00 PM

·         Dr. Patel will be presenting on the benefits and clinical uses of Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

·         Lunch: Gourmet Sandwich, Free for members, $1.00 for non-members

·         RSVP: Dunstaml@evms.edu

Ø  Location: Lester 135


Last Bioethics Book Club Meeting of the year!: Wednesday, March 25th 6:30- 8:00 PM

·        We will be reading and discussing Complication: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande.

·        FREE DINNER provided for all who RSVP:  https://docs.google.com/a/virginia.edu/spreadsheets/d/1pD40MoW5BnFXIbZBpX-ze_S0EUwdVjuPJLcd6ZOPtYA/edit#gid=0

Ø  LOCATION: Lester 107


The Mid-Atlantic Medical Wilderness Adventure Race (MedWAR): Saturday, March 28th All Day Event

·         Teams of 3 hike, bike, canoe and orienteer their way through our race course and encounter wilderness medicine and survival skills questions and scenarios that they must answer before they can proceed.

·         Top finishers receive prizes, but all participants receive race favors and a celebratory post-race meal.

·         Free camping is included the night before the race. $20 for canoe, paddle and life vest rental. Volunteers are needed as well to help run hands on scenarios and questions

·         This race is put on every year and is sponsored by EVMS and Emergency Physicians of Tidewater (EPT). You may visit the official MedWAR website at http://www.medwar.org/midatlantic/.Registration is open through the website!

·         CME credit is available.   

Ø  LOCATION: Newport News Park: 13564 Jefferson Ave, I-64 Exit 250B

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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