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July 29, 2014

Sixth District Women’s Conference “Being a Woman of Influence”

Congressman Bob Goodlatte will host a Sixth District Women’s Conference on campus on August 1, 2014. Attendees will hear from leaders in government, business, health care, law, and education on a variety of topics including leadership, jobs, economic development, and human trafficking. Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) will be the keynote speaker. This event is free and open to the public.

Goodlatte: “During my travels around the Sixth District, I have had the distinct opportunity to meet many inspiring women. Whether they are a CEO, a teacher, an elected official, a doctor, a stay-at-home mom, a soldier, or a coach, I know that without their contributions our economy and communities in the Sixth District and throughout the nation would falter. I hope that this conference will be a positive opportunity for women in the Sixth District to engage with others, access valuable resources, and hear more from our speakers about some of the major issues facing our nation today. I am honored to have Congresswoman Ann Wagner as the keynote speaker. She is a tireless advocate in the fight against human trafficking, a mother of three, and a public servant. I look forward to hearing her message.”

  • DETAILS: Friday, August 1, 2014; Resource Fair: 8:00am – 9:00am; Program: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • LOCATION: Whitman Theater
  • REGISTRATION: Those interested in attending can register in advance online or by calling Congressman Goodlatte’s Roanoke office at 540-857-2672. Additionally, attendees can register in person upon arrival at the event.

Questions? Call Congressman Goodlatte’s Roanoke Office at 540-857-2672 or visit Goodlatte.House.Gov.

Friday Night Fever!

Friday Night Fever will be THIS FRIDAY at 419 West. Come after work and enjoy the fun. The conversation is free, anything you order is on you.

Raffle Winners Announced: Carol Childress Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Fund

Information Technology Services (ITS)  in Richmond recently put on raffle to benefit the Carol Childress Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Fund.

Many of you purchased raffle tickets and through your generosity we raised $3,040 - and this surpassed our goal of $2,300 - and for that we are extremely grateful to all of you!

MARCIA WEBB was the winner of the Hotel Roanoke stay for 2 which includes parking and breakfast for two and DONNA VAN CLEAVE won the Dell laptop.  Even if your name was not pulled from the drawing, you all are winners - you contributed to a scholarship that will soon help to provide someone a chance to improve their lives through getting a college education.

Thanks again to everyone!

Natalie Talbott



July 28, 2014

Message from Carlton Mabe

Hello Friends,

I have been trying to figure out how to make quite an exciting and difficult decision. As of August 1, 2014, I will be retiring from VWCC. As my health improves, hopefully, I can return to be of service in some way to the place that I have been honored to be a part of since 1977 when I started as a student. In 1982, I returned to the college to work as a part-time lab mechanic in the automotive department. Over the next 32 years, my job changed and I have enjoyed the variety of duties, the folks that I have been fortunate to meet, and the work family I can truly call my friends.

I want to thank each and every one that helped make me such a blessed individual that can say he enjoyed his job as much as I have.

God Bless you all and know we'll keep in touch.


C H Mabe

Recipe for a Healthier Heart – CommonHealth

"CommonHealth’s current health campaign, Recipe for a Healthier Heart, includes tips on managing stress. Dr. Mike Evans has some great information in his short video The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your Stress.  Click Here to watch."

Don't forget - free employee chair massages on Tuesday, July 29th from 11:45-1:15 in the Natural Science Center!

Hall Career Center’s New Location

The Hall Career Center is getting settled in our new home - Student Life Center 206. We can be reached at 857-7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu if you have any questions.

Scheduled Outage

IET (Information and Educational Technologies) will be upgrading the web site database server on Tuesday, July 29.   The Daily Bulletin and other WordPress sites will be put in maintenance mode.  During this time submissions will not be allowed.   Otherwise the upgrade should be transparent. We anticipate the upgrade to conclude by noon.  Thank you for your patience as we move forward with this project.

Please contact the Help Desk if you have any questions.

Home stretch!

  • July 28 - REST
  • July 29 - 240 squats
  • July 30 - 250 squats


Free Mammogram Screening

The Belk Mobile Mammography Van is coming to the Komen Virginia Blue Ridge region!

  • 7/29/2014 - 9:45a – 5:45p Lynchburg, VA River Ridge Mall
  • 7/31/2014 - 9:45a – 5:45p Roanoke, VA Valley View Mall
  • 8/2/2014 - 9:15a – 4:30p Christiansburg, VA New River Valley Mall

Belk will cover all of the costs associated with the Mobile Mammography Center as well as any out-of-pocket costs to women who are screened.

To learn more about how to receive a mammogram that day, please visit http://tinyurl.com/mbonu5v

Free Employee Chair Massages!

Stress is a very common problem. Too much stress on a continuous basis can be detrimental to your physical and mental health. Managing your stress is key to being healthy. The CommonHealth Committee wants to help you reduce your stress by sponsoring an event that will provide you a free chair massage!

Eleven (11) students from Miller-Motte Clinical Technical College will be at the college offering chair massages on:

Tuesday, July 29th

11:45 to 1:15 p.m.

Natural Science Center

The students will provide 10 minute chair massages to employees on a first come first serve basis. Don’t miss your chance to unwind and de-stress!

Visit http://www.gentle-stress-relief.com/how-does-stress-affect-health.html to learn more about what causes stress, the harmful effects of stress, and a variety of possible solutions for much needed stress relief!