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Student Announcements

Week of August 18th


·         HRT GoPass365 for $75- Ride the Tide

·         The Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program Call for Artwork

·         HOPES Interest Meeting

·         AMSA Book Sale

·         YMCA-Membership Information

·         Sail Nauticus- Membership Information

·         ODU- Membership Information

·         Red Cross Blood Drive

·         First Responder to Crisis Incident Training

·         Mobile Produce Market- every Wednesday

·         Yoga- every Wednesday and Friday



Updates from Student Affairs

HRT GoPass 365 for $75- Ride the Tide

·         We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of year-long GoPass365 cards at the existing price of $75. These cards will be valid from July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. 

·         The new cards, which allow usage of HRT buses,  The Tide light rail, the Elizabeth River Ferry, and The Max buses, will be available to EVMS students on a first-come, first-served basis in the Office of Student Affairs, first floor Lewis Hall beginning June 24. Only checks (made payable to EVMS) or cash for the entire $75 will be accepted.  Please be sure to obtain a receipt.

·         Incoming students may have the opportunity to purchase passes during Orientation, depending on availability.  We will let you know the status of these sometime during Orientation week. 

·         IMPORTANT: 

o   Please note that the current “red” GoPass365 cards will not be valid after June 30, 2013.

o   The new “blue” cards must be used with your EVMS ID Badge. 

o   The GoPass365 card must be legibly endorsed on the back in permanent ink.

·         To purchase a card, please see Ebony Drayton in Student Affairs


The Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program Call for Artwork

·         The Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program and the GATCP Class of 2015 are sponsoring an interprofessional art exhibit focusing on art created by EVMS students from all programs.  We encourage you to share your reflections and artistic skills with your community. Students should submit a two-dimensional art piece no bigger than 24” x 36” about their experience with health and sickness, whether from a personal, research, or caregiver perspective.

·         Exhibition Dates: September 18, 2014 – November 16, 2014      

            Artwork will be displayed in Lobby entry ways around campus

            (Lester Hall, Lewis Hall, Andrews Hall, the Rotunda, and Hofhiemer Hall)

·         Opening Reception:

Thursday, September 18, 2014, Lester Hall, EVMS, Norfolk, VA

·         Deadline for Submissions: Friday, September 12, 2014

·         Notification of Selected Artworks: Monday, September 15, 2014

·         Delivery Dates: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – Thursday, September 18, 2014 by 12:00pm (Noon) AT Classroom, Lester Hall Room 107

                                 Please leave outside the classroom door if class is in session. ***Bring signed Call for Artwork- attached to the back of your art piece.

·         Eligibility: EVMS students in all programs: the School of Health Professions and the Medical School

·         Awards: Recognition “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice”

·         Attached- application

Upcoming Events

HOPES Interest Meeting: Tuesday, August 19th 12:00- 1:00 PM

·         This meeting is to provide incoming students with information on how to volunteer at the HOPES clinic.

·          Our Student Relations representative will run through a PowerPoint presentation.

·         The meeting is open to all EVMS students

·         LOCATION: McCombs


AMSA Yearly Book Sale: August 20th-22nd 12:00- 5:00 PM

·         This is a book sale for all classes, to be held on campus over three days.

·         Students will have the opportunity to either donate or put their books up for purchase.

·         Students will also have the opportunity to meet with other students and make recommendations on study aids.

·         LOCATION: outside Study Lounge 1116- Lewis Hall


YMCA-Membership Information: Thursday, August 21st 12:00-1:00 PM

·         Interested in joining the YMCA? EVMS students get a great membership deal equaling $240 for the entire year!

·         If you’re interested in learning more, come to the Student Lounge and meet the YMCA membership representative on Aug 21st.

·         Learn More: http://www.ymcashr.org/blocker-norfolk

·         LOCATION: Student Lounge

Sail Nauticus Information: Monday, August 25th 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 More: http://www.sailnauticus.org/adult-sailing/membership

Ø  LOCATION: Student Lounge


ODU- Gym Membership and Intramural Information: Monday: August 25th 12:00- 1:00 PM

·         The ODU recreation center is a 15,000 sq. ft. multi-level fitness center.

·         Students have the option of joining the ODU intramural teams as part of their membership

·         Flyer attached

Ø  LOCATION: Student Lounge


Red Cross Blood Drive: Thursday, August 28th 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

·         As part of the American Red Cross campaign "100 Days of Summer.  100 days of Hope" the Red Cross club at EVMS will host a blood drive.

·           To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter EVMS as the sponsor code.

·         Walk-up donors are welcome.

Ø  LOCATION: Student Lounge


First Responder to Crisis Incident Training: Thursday, August 28th 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

·         EVMS Police and Public Safety invites you to learn the art of using verbal skills to de-escalate crisis situations.

·         Instructor Bio- Officer Bostjancic is a police officer with over 31 years of experience in law enforcement. He currently works at EVMS.

·         Officer Bostjancic retired from the Norfolk Police Department where he was the Sergeant in charge of the Hostage Crisis Negotiation Team. He is currently the Virginia Director for the International Association and training of Hostage Negotiators. He has assisted the CIA in forming and training their Negotiation Team. Officer Bostjancic is certified in 11 states as an expert witness in crisis negotiation and civil litigation.

·         Contact Officer Bostjancic to sign up, or for more information.

Ø  LOCATION: Hofheimer Hall- Room 752


Weekly Events

Mobile Produce Market: Every Wednesday 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

·         Food is Medicine Mobile Market is on campus every Wednesday, 11am-2pm, and throughout the summer

·         In collaboration with Five Points Community Farm Market, a mobile van with fresh will be on the Townbank Lawn (outside Lester Hall)

·         Cash, credit/debit cards, EBT cards accepted

·         Looking for EVMS student volunteers to sign up for nutrition education on market days, 12-1pm - look out for the sign-up sheet!

·         FIM will also be selling grocery totes ($5)!

·         LOCATION: Townebank Lawn


Yoga: Every Wednesday and Friday noon lunch hour

·         The Mind and Meditation Club is introducing beginner's yoga every Wednesday from 12:15 to 12:45 on the Townebank Lawn outside Lester Hall

·         We are also holding a longer 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!

·         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/Calendar/Calendar.aspx?cal=5f25894b-ad6e-4ef3-8d90-4b63ff227a55  


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