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November 21, 2014

International Students Club Festival Today from 5:30-9:30

The International Students Club will hold a festival from 5:30-9:30 on November 21st in Whitman Auditorium celebrating the diverse cultures found on our campus. Students representing different countries will have booths set up with food and decorations. There will be music, costumes, and fun! Please stop by!

Travel Study Opportunities

PVCC is offering three travel study opportunities that are open to all VCCS students, faculty, staff and family/friends. Each trip is being led by one of PVCC faculty members. Here is the list. More details about each trip are attached to the links below:

1. Japan (Kyoto, Nara, Nagoya, Tokyo)-February 27-March 8
2. Mexico (Yucatan Peninsula)-February 28-March 7
3. France (Thomas Jefferson’s Wine Tour-Paris, Beaune, Meursault) May 15-May 23

Thanksgiving Break Hours at the Library

Brown Library has modified its hours of operation for the Thanksgiving holiday break.

  • Saturday, November 22nd: 9am-4pm
  • Monday, November 24th: 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 25th: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday, November 26th: 8am-12pm
  • Thursday, November 27th—Sunday, November 30th: Closed

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Area Libraries

Community News

The VWCC Nursing Club will be collecting items over the next several weeks for Turning Point, a domestic violence shelter. Boxes are being placed throughout campus. Some of the locations include: Fralin HP floors 2-4, REACH, Anderson, Brown Library, and the Admissions Office. The following items are needed:
  • Umbrellas
  • Large cups with lids
  • Pajamas
  • Clothes hamper
  • Clothes iron
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Pad locks with keys
  • Craft store gift cards
  • Plug-in scents
  • Hairbrushes/combs
  • Leisure pants (all sizes)
  • Alarm clocks
  • Hairspray
  • Alcohol free mouthwash
  • 18 gallon clear storage tote
  • Batteries
  • Pillows
  • Pump hand soap
  • Power strips
  • Plastic utensils
  • Paper plates and towels
  • Bath towels
  • Bathroom tissue
  • Sandwich baggies
  • Cleaning products
  • Dish cloths
  • Pot holders
  • Dish drying towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Shower curtain liners
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Hydrocortisone ointment
  • Alcohol free hand sanitizer
  • Individual snack food items
  • Department store gift cards
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Vacuum cleaner

Local Hero Award seeks nominations from community by Dec. 1. Every January, Community School recognizes people and organizations in our community who demonstrate the humanitarianism, altruism and social conscience that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exemplified, and who have an effect on their larger community. Mark your calendars for the 2015 Local Hero Award Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 16. There is a daytime event for Community School students and an evening event for the public. Now it's time to nominate your Local Hero. Nominations are open and are due by Monday, Dec. 1. Nominations can be mailed to Community School, c/o Local Hero Committee, 7918 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24015, or emailed to katrina@communityschool.net. To obtain a nomination form or submit a nomination online, click here.

Want the perfect stocking stuffer? Then buy a box of chocolates from the newly formed RAPIDS cheer team and help them fundraise. You'll get 52 individually wrapped and assorted chocolate candy bars: caramel, dark, almond, rice crispy, and mint to stuff all your stockings or give away to friends. Each box is only $32! See Coach Mellisa May in H100A or email mmay@virginiawestern.edu

Join the PH Players of Patrick Henry High School for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice November 21 and 22, at 7:30 P.M. The Bennetts, Bingleys, Darcys, and all their friends and relatives can be seen on the Patrick Henry High School stage in the PH Players fall production. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, and $5.00 for students and seniors.


Employee Holiday Luncheon

Please join us for the


on Monday, December 15th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

in the multipurpose room in the Fralin Center.

MEAL: Our meal will be catered by Plantation Creation and the menu will include:

  • Herb roasted turkey breast with giblet gravy (gluten free)
  • Baked sliced ham glazed with honey bourbon (gluten free)
  • Tomato & spinach egg casserole with buttery crust (vegetarian option)
  • Buttered mashed potatoes (gluten free)
  • Garden salad (gluten free)
  • Sautéed green beans with roasted red peppers & almonds (gluten free)
  • Yeast rolls with butter
  • Sweet tea, unsweet tea, lemonade, water, coffee
  • Variety of desserts

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! PLEASEregister prior to the event so that we can make sure we order the correct amount of food. The difference of 100 people equates to over $1,000.Please register by noon on December 8th. http://tinyurl.com/vwcc-holiday2014


  • Wooly Tree bring in hats, scarfs, gloves and decorate the Wooly Tree! Donations will go to Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is also in need of new or gently worn coats in all sizes for children and adults. The Salvation Army has requested that our trees focus on children as they have over 2,000 angels this year.
  • Process and Problems Professional Services is a non-profit group helping victims of domestic violence. They are in need of monetary donations as well as tutors and mentors, learning materials, and job skills training to help victims secure employment. Learn more about this service: https://www.facebook.com/TREYSERVE
  • Volunteer: The Salvation Army needs volunteers December 8-17 at the distribution center and kettle bell ringers Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at various locations. Volunteers may contact Belinda West (belinda_west@uss.salvationarmy.org or 343-3553 x108)
  • Santa to a Senior: Home Instead Senior Care coordinates with 12 area agencies to identify Senior Citizens who are in need, and are not likely to receive gifts- even the basics. The most often requested gifts are: Jogging Suits, Wal-Mart gift cards, Sweaters and PJ’s. Contact Deb Squire, dsquire@virginiawestern.edu, 857-6296.

Family Fun Night!

Family Fun Night

Friday, November 21

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

VWCC Gymnasium


Come out to our fall family fun night on campus! The gym will be full of games, slides, bounce houses for all ages! Students, faculty and staff: bring your families to our fun night!

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours @ Fitness Center

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours @ the Fitness Center

Monday, November 24th: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
Tuesday, November 25th: 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday, November 26th: 7AM- 12:00PM
Thursday & Friday, November 27-28: Closed


Tutors Needed!

The Academic Link needs tutors for most subject areas for Spring 2015. Tutors are especially needed for all levels of math, all sciences, computer programming, engineering, and graphics arts.  If you know students you believe would make good tutors, please have them call 540-857-6442 or email tutoring@virginiawestern.edu.  These are paid positions and applications are being accepted now. Interviewing will begin in early December, so interested students should contact the Academic Link as soon as possible.

VWCC Blood Drive

Let's fill up all the appointment spots and donate blood in honor of our co-workers who are fighting or have won the fight against cancer!

December 3 from noon to 4 p.m., the Red Cross bloodmobile will be in front of the Student Life Center.

Please go to  www.redcross.org/blood  using Firefox or Chrome , click on Donate Blood and enter VWCC in the Find a Blood Drive box.  Choose a donation time from those listed that suits your schedule.  I will be happy to schedule a time for you if prefer.  Please contact me at 7-6124 or ntalbott@virginiawestern.edu .

Hope to see you there....

Natalie Talbott

November 20, 2014

Help Desk Hours for Next Week

The Help Desk will be open the following hours next week due to no classes on Tuesday (11/25) and the campus closing at noon on Wednesday (11/26):

Tuesday, November 25: 7:30AM – 5:00PM

Wednesday, November 26: 7:30AM – 12:00PM