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  1. Welcome to VCU & Richmond, VA

  2. Welcome VCU’s Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention would like to welcome you to VCU and Richmond, Virginia. In these slides you will find information helpful to your transition. Please contact us or visit our website for additional information or questions. http://www.provost.vcu.edu/ofrr/index.html Insight Into Diversity “Excellence in Diversity Award 2012” http://www.insightintodiversity.com/heed-award/2012-heed-award-recipients VCU’s “Make it Real” Campaignhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9ANuTEDPhJU We would like to especially thank Thomas Rose, Real Estate Agent Long & Foster, for some of the content provided in these slides

  3. Content • Area School Systems • Daily Life In Richmond • Local Sports Teams • Local Activities • History and Museums • Day Trips Richmond’s Key Points VCU & VCU Health System Moving & Relocation Services Transportation Information Key Information Business Links

  4. Richmond’s Key Points State Capitol of Virginia, Nicknamed the River City Population of approx. 200,000 within the city limits and 1.26 million over the metropolitan area (3rd largest in VA). Geographically located within 2 hours drive of Washington, D.C., Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach. Set on the fall line of the James River and the intersections of Interstates 95 and 64. Climate includes 4 distinct seasons. Mid summer temperatures reach into the 90s and winter temperatures ranging between the 20s and 40s. “Greater Richmond: Come & Stay” http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h7kRBCH8tGE “Richmond: Love what you find” http://www.grpva.com/

  5. Virginia Commonwealth Universitywww.vcu.edu A premier public research university located in downtown Richmond with more than 31,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees (24,000 undergraduate). The largest undergraduate majors are Biology, Psychology, and Mass Communications while the largest Graduate majors are Social Work, Business Administration, and Nursing. The University had a record $256 million in sponsored research funding in 2011. The VCU School of Arts is the #1 ranked public school of arts in the country. VCU is comprised of 208 buildings spread over two main campuses, a 90 acre Monroe Park campus in Richmond’s Fan District, and a 52 acre MCV campus adjacent to the State Capitol. The University provides more than 43,000 jobs in Virginia. Information per VCU 2011-12 Fact Book Information per VCU 2011-12 Fact Book

  6. VCU Health Systemhttp://www.vcu.edu/medicalcenter/ VCU Health System (VCUHS) is the clinical delivery component of the VCU Medical Center and is the only academic medical center in central Virginia. Originally established in 1838 as the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, it transitioned into the current VCUHS in 2000. VCUHS is composed of MCV Hospitals, the teaching hospitals, and MCV Physicians, a group of 600 physician faculty. “In addition to multidisciplinary centers for cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery, and transplantation, the VCUHS offers virtually every form of contemporary medical service.”* VCU Health System Annual Report: http://www.annualreports.vcu.edu/medical/pdf/2011_medcenter_annualreport.pdf Virginia Bio-Tech Research Park: http://vabiotech.com/ Information per VCU 2011-12 Fact Book Information per VCU 2011-12 Fact Book

  7. Moving & Relocation Services VCU is pleased to offer a relocation program for current and prospective university employees, utilizing relationships established with two local real estate firms, Joyner Fine Properties and Long & Foster. VCU's relocation program is dedicated to providing new and current VCU employees with quality service in all areas of destination services. In addition to options such as overview tours, drive-around rental assistance and lending services, employees of the University also have access to financial incentives and moving services. For additional information and to select the company that best meets your needs, please see their sites: Joyner Fine Properties Long & Foster

  8. Transportation Information Department of Motor Vehicles www.dmvnow.com Richmond International Airport www.flyrichmond.com Amtrak Railways http://www.amtrak.com

  9. Key Information Crime tracking www.spotcrime.com Major employers http://www.grpva.com/business-in-richmond/top-private-employers Cost of Living Comparison http://www.lovewhatyoufind.com/all-areas/live/by-the-numbers/cost-of-living-calculator/ Richmond – The Good Life http://richmondgoodlife.com/index.htm

  10. Business Links Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce http://www.grcc.com/ Greater Richmond Partnership http://www.grpva.com/ VA General Assembly http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/ VA Business http://www.virginiabusiness.com/ VA Chamber of Commerce http://www.vachamber.com/ VA Film Office http://www.film.virginia.org/ Greater Richmond Technology Council http://www.richtech.com/

  11. School Systems City of Richmond www.richmond.k12.va.us/ Henrico www.henrico.k12.va.us/ Hanover http://hanover.k12.va.us/ Chesterfield www.mychesterfieldschools.com School Ratings www.greatschools.org

  12. Daily Life in Richmond All About Richmond Greetings From Richmond, VA Outside Article Richmond – Easy to Love! The James River Park System Top 100 Place to Live Dining Venture Richmond Shopping Short Pump Town Center Stony Point Fashion Park Carytown Golf Richmond Golf Courses Attractions, sites, and tours Visit Richmond, VA

  13. Daily Life in Richmond cont. Historic Richmond http://www.visitrichmondva.com/events/ http://www.jamesriverplantations.org/ http://www.historicrichmond.com/ http://www.henricus.org/ Botanical Garden/Zoo Links http://www.maymont.org/ http://www.lewisginter.org/ http://www.metrorichmondzoo.com/ Tours http://www.richmondgov.com/Visitors/Tours.aspx#richmond_tours For Kids http://www.virginia.org/coolplacesforkids/

  14. Sports / Athletics VCU RAMS Athletics www.vcuathletics.com VCU Recreational Sports http://www.recsports.vcu.edu/ Flying Squirrels Baseball http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t3410 Richmond Raiders Arena Football http://www.richmondraidersprofootball.com/ Richmond Sports Backers http://www.sportsbackers.org/ Colonial Downs http://www.colonialdowns.com/

  15. Local Activities Greek Festival (May 30-June 2, 2013) www.greekfestival.com Virginia State Fair http://www.statefairva.org/ Strawberry Hill Races http://www.strawberryhillraces.com/ Watermelon Festival http://www.carytownrva.org/watermelon.php Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series www.innsbrookafterhours.com Friday Cheers Concert Series http://www.venturerichmond.com/events/venture/cheers.html Richmond International Raceway www.rir.com

  16. Museums and History in Richmond Science Museum of Virginia www.smv.org Virginia Museum of Fine Arts http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Default.aspx American Civil War Center www.tredegar.org The Museum of the Confederacy – White House http://www.moc.org/visit-us?mode=whitehouse Black History Museum http://blackhistorymuseum.org/ Virginia Holocaust Museum www.va-holocaust.com Children’s Museum of Richmond www.c-mor.org The Valentine Richmond History Center www.richmondhistorycenter.com

  17. Great Day Trips Virginia Beach (2 hours) Washington D.C. (2 hours) Historic Williamsburg (1 hour) Historic Fredericksburg (1 hour) Charlottesville Wineries (1 hour 30 min) Monticello (1 hour 20 min) Kings Dominion Amusement Park (30 min) Busch Gardens Amusement Park (1 hour) WinterGreen Ski Resort (2 hours)

  18. Contact Us Office of Faculty Recruitment & Retention OFRR@vcu.edu Dr. Tim L. DaveyAssociate Vice Provost for Faculty Recruitment and RetentionPhone: (804) 828-2536Email: tdavey@vcu.edu Ijuanzee I. IsomFaculty Recruitment Program CoordinatorPhone: (804) 828-3824Email: iiisom@vcu.edu Amy J. UngerDirector of Human Resources AdministrationPhone: (804) 828-1484Email: ajunger@vcu.edu Shannon M. FoleyHuman Resources Program CoordinatorPhone: (804) 828-6844Email: foleysm@vcu.edu

  19. Make it Real…