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March 26, 2015

Art Gallery Reception

There will be a reception for the Humanity's Gallery new exhibition "Katherine Wood: Recent Work" tonight (3/26) from 5:00-7:00. All are welcome.

ID Office is closed

The Virginia Western ID office is closed until next week.  When the ID office reopens, Student Activities will send out a bulletin.

TED Talk Thursday – Reclaim Your Self Esteem

The Student Activities Office will be hosting a weekly TED Talk Series this spring in the new Student Life Center!

Join your Student Activities department and fellow students every Thursday at 1pm on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center (S307) to sip caffeinated beverages, watch selected Ted Talks (www.ted.com) and after, stay for some enlightening (or just plain silly) conversations.

This week's talk: 
Meaghan Ramsey: Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you - About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and image confidence—from lower grade point averages to greater risk-taking with drugs and alcohol. And then shares the key things all of us can do to disrupt this reality.
Guy Winch:Why we all need to practice emotional first aid - We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

Are your students/advisees in the right major?

Please pass along to any students who may be interested. We can provide attendance verification if needed!

Do you really know what General Studies is all about? Are you in General Studies now, but aren't sure if it is the best major for your transfer plans? Thinking of changing your major to General Studies? Then come learn more about the General Studies Program at VWCC! Registration recommended – directions below.

Topics Include:

  • What is General Studies & what can I do with it?
  • Transferring to a 4-year school
  • Discussion of other Transfer Majors @ VWCC
  • Planning for program completion/graduation & more!

Come to DUNCAN 201 at a date & time below

  1. Monday, March 30: 5:30 - 6:20 p.m.
  2. Tuesday, March 31: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
  3. Wednesday, April 1st: Noon - 12:50 p.m.

Questions: Contact Mandy Garcia - Program Advisor for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at mgarcia@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6710

Registration: To register follow the link to the directions http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/sailsappointment.php and instead of selecting an appointment time with Mandy Garcia select the group session you wish to attend from my schedule (3/30 @ 5:30; 3/31 @ 2:00 or 4/1 @ Noon): If you cannot access this please email me from your student email account with the date you wish to attend.

Important Deadlines!

Spring 2015 No-Show Roster Schedule for Regular Session Courses

  • January 21~ No-Show Rosters available for pick-up.
  • February 4~ Deadline for faculty to submit regular session no-show rosters to  Division Office.
  • February 5~ No-Show Rosters due to the Admissions Office.

 Spring 2015 Withdrawal Roster Schedule for Regular Session Courses

  • March 12~ Withdrawal Rosters available for pick-up.
  • March 25~ Deadline for faculty to submit regular session Withdrawal Rosters to  Division Office.
  • March 26~ Withdrawal Rosters due to the Admissions Office.

Applications are Now Being Accepted: 2015-2016 Chancellor’s Fellowship for Classified Staff

The Chancellor is pleased to announce a fellowship program for community colleges and system office classified staff for the 2015-2016 academic year. Selected classified staff employees will be named as Chancellor’s Fellows to pursue degree studies that will enhance their ability to contribute to the community college mission.

The Chancellor’s Fellowship includes the following:

  • Financial support for tuition and mandatory fees.
  • One semester or one academic year leave of absence with ¾ pay.
  • Continuation of insurance, retirement, the State’s portion of health insurance, and seniority.

To be eligible to apply, classified employees must:

  • Be employed three (3) consecutive years (as of the date of the application) in a full-time state-funded classified position at a community college or in the system office.
  • Be enrolled or accepted in a degree program from a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education.
  • As an employee of VWCC, be recommended by Dr. Sandel.

To apply:

  • Submit a completed application form. Include:  1.) Three (3) letters of endorsement; 2. ) verification of acceptance in a degree program; and, 3.) transcripts (if currently enrolled in a program).

Application deadline:  May 1, 2015

For questions or to receive an application, contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

March 25, 2015

Johnnie E. Merritt Scholarship to the Virginia Master Teacher’s Seminar

The Virginia Master Teachers Seminar is held each summer on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College and is sponsored by Southside Virginia Community College. This year is the 25th year for the seminar which will take place June 28 – July 2.  Teachers from all types of higher learning institutions across the nation and from a variety of academic disciplines attend the event.  The sole aim of the seminar is a practical exploration of ways to improve teaching.  The focus of discussion and activities for the entire week is innovation and excellence in classroom teaching.

For more information about the 2015 Virginia Master Teacher Seminar, please go to http://www.vamasterteacher.com/ or contact Stephen Walker at Stephen.Walker@southside.edu.

The Virginia Community Colleges Association (VCCA) offers a scholarship for one individual to attend the Virginia Master Teachers Seminar in the name of Dr. Johnnie E. Merritt, the beloved past president of Central Virginia Community College.  If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please complete the application found at the link below and send a one-page typed overview of your goals and interests in teaching to Theresa Thomas, VCCA President-Elect at brthomt@brcc.edu.  The VCCA Executive Committee would like to know how attending the Virginia Master Teacher Seminar would enhance your professional goals/interests. Please include specific objectives of your professional development such as instructional technology, collaborative learning, or classroom presentation strategies.


The deadline for submitting your application and essay is April 10, 2015.  Selections will be announced no later than May 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified of selection by email.

Only current VCCA members will be considered for this scholarship.  If you are not a member of the VCCA, please don’t let this stand in your way of applying for this scholarship.  Here is the link to  2014 – 15 VCCA Membership application for your use.




Distracted Driving Event

Know someone who texts or is distracted while driving? Join Roanoke City, Salem and Virginia Western Police Departments for a DISTRACTED DRIVING EVENT.

Wednesday, April 8th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in parking lot 9 (behind the Bus Stop)

Activities will include the Driving Simulator and the Texting Golf Cart.

Free food coupons for participants while supplies last!


In the Wake of Suicide

Tuesday, March 31
6:30-7:30 p.m.
South Roanoke United Methodist Church
2330 S. Jefferson St.
(S. Jefferson between 23rd and 24th St. Park on the street on 24th St., Stanley Ave., S. Jefferson St. and enter the Gymnasium from the outdoor entrance on 24th St.)
Childcare for younger children and light dinner provided

RSVP by March 25 to cstockton@fsrv.org

Wellness workshop TODAY

TODAY-Wednesday, March 25th 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Bikes for Beginners

Learn the rules of the road, how to stay safe, how to change a tire, repair a flat...and more!

NEXT WORKSHOP - Wednesday, April 8th 12:00PM – 12:45PM

Nutrition for Aerobic Exercise & Weight Training
Do highly active people or athletes have different nutritional requirements than more sedentary people?Do athletes/body builders need extra protein/protein powders to build muscle? How do you build muscle? These questions and more will be addressed at this lecture.

Contact Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu for more information