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October 30, 2014

Free Classes at the Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is offering the following classes throughout the month of November:


Yoga -Meditative Posture Flow: Mondays 2:00pm-3:00pm Intermediate stretch and flow class. Internal focus for energizing and calming.

Yoga Workout: Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Come prepared to build a sweat, build core strength and stamina.

Salsa Dancing: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm Learn to groove and burn calories at the same time. No partner necessary.

Mindful Meditation: Mondays 12:00pm-3:00pm Stop breathe observe and connect with your inner experience.

Zumba Fitness: Fridays 8:00am-9:00am Dance-based fitness that use a fusion of Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves

Pilates: Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Lengthen and strengthen your entire body using core muscles and incorporating strength training

Hip Hop Cardio: Wednesdays 12:00pm-1:00pm Dance to the beat and burn calories.

Please be sure to bring your Student ID and wear soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu



Please remember to come by the "open house" retirement reception for Carlton Mabe that is scheduled for Monday, November 3 from 4 - 7 p.m. The reception is being held in the Fralin Center for Health Professions in room HP210. Be sure to drop by at any time and stay as long as you want!

Spring In-Service Mini Conference

As part of our Spring 2015 In-Service activities, we will be offering a Mini-Conference. Please take a moment to indicate the topics that would interest you from the list below. We want to provide professional development opportunities that are meaningful to faculty and staff.


The Virginia Collection @ Brown Library

Virginia Western’s Brown Library has a special collection of books, the Virginia Collection, that are all about Virginia or written by Virginia authors. Many of the books are historical in nature and are rare gems that we are fortunate to have. Others, while they may be historical and informative, certainly pass for interesting as well:

Stop by today to check these and many other interesting titles out!

Hall Career Center Resources

VWCC students and alumni have excellent career resources at their fingertips - help us spread the word!

The Hall Career Center's Online Job Bank has full-time, part-time and internship opportunties posted by local employers looking for Virginia Western students and alumni.

To register or log-in to the job bank, go to the Virginia Western Website, and click the Hall Career Center tab in the top center of the page. Then click Job Bank on the left, and click on the link under "Student".


Please contact the Career Center if you have any questions!

2nd Floor Student Life Center

857-7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu





TOMORROW!!!! Chili Cook-Off and Halloween Costume Contest

The CVC Campaign Committee invites all employees to participate in the Chili Cook-Off and Halloween Costume Contest tomorrow.

For the Chili Cook-Off, come and sample a variety of chili prepared by your co-workers. Then vote for your favorite! Prizes will be awarded for the first and second place winners! Admission to the cook-off is $3, which lets you sample all chilis. We have fourteen chili chefs who will be tantalizing your taste buds with some great recipes including "Some like it hot", "Chili Chili Bang Bang" and "Now that's Darn Good Chili". Canned sodas donated by PepsiCo will be provided.

Proceeds from the event will go to Feeding America Southwest Virginia, one of the area charities eligible to receive donations through the campaign. For every $1.00 donated, Feeding America provides the equivalent of 6 meals or $12 worth of food. In addition, you are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations for Feeding America. Items needed include: peanut butter, soup, beans, rice, 100% juice, pasta, and canned meat, fruit, and vegetables. Employees who bring food donations will be entered into drawing for a prize!

We'll also have a Halloween Costume Contest, with a prize awarded for best costume. All participants in the contest will gather at noon for the judging. So pick out your costume and join in this fun event!


Now that you have increased your steps by walking or counting steps during the month of October, keep moving in November! Join the stair-climbing challenge sponsored by the VWCC CommonHealth Committee. Find out details at a kick-off meeting on Monday, November 3 at 11:30 a.m. or Tuesday, November 4 at 3 p.m.; both meetings will be held in the HR Training Room (Room 02) in Fishburn Hall. Be sure to keep track of the number of stairs that you climb over the weekend – Saturday, 11/1 and Sunday, 11/2 - as you should add those stairs to your challenge sheet when received.

Stair climbing builds muscles, strengthens bones and leads to greater cardiovascular health. Your body also releases natural pain relievers (endorphins) during a stair climb. You can do this activity outdoors while enjoying the colorful autumn trees, cooler temperatures OR indoors enjoying the warmth and cover of an enclosed stairway. Alternatives to stair-climbing are also available to those with knee or hip constraints. Climb onboard as we continue moving during the month of November to improve overall wellness. Join the challenge and receive a pedometer as your incentive (compliments of CommonHealth).

If you cannot attend one of the kick-off meetings and are interested in participating in the challenge, please email sshelton@virginiawestern.edu to receive challenge sheets and other helpful information.

The Stair-Climbing Challenge kick-off on Monday, 11/3 at 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday, 11/4 at 3 p.m. is a CommonHealth Event. Since the kick-off is an official CommonHealth event, Virginia Western employees who are scheduled to work during the event are authorized to take up to one hour of paid time per month in order to participate provided their supervisor permits the employee to attend. Further activity for this challenge is not intended to be done during the employee’s normal work hours unless the employee is on an approved break or on their lunch break.

Free Salsa Dancing Classes!

Find your rhythm with Salsa Dancing!
The Fitness Center will be offering FREE Salsa Dance classes for all currently enrolled students, faculty & staff!
What:Salsa Dancing!
Where: Fitness Center Studio
When: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Please be sure to bring your Student ID and wear soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Toys for Tots Toy Drive!

The Armed Forces Student Association and the Human Rights Club have sponsors the Toys for Tots drive here on campus throughout November! The boxes have been placed at the locations listed below, only new and unwrapped toys are being accepted for this drive.
Help make a difference in a child's life today!
3rd Floor Student Life Center
Military Student Center (A122)
3rd Floor of Webber (BTT Division Office)
Humanities Gym
Main Floor of Fralin
(Please note that Toys for Tots Boxes are not trashcans, please respect the cause and the goal of bringing joy into a child's life for the Holidays and dispose of your trash correctly)

October 29, 2014

Room Reservations

Need a room for a meeting or event? It's easy to find the room you need. The college's online calendar and reservation system is fully automated so you can find what you need, when you need it.

If you need the room unlocked or support from the Media Geeks please be sure to include that under the Resources section.
Note: Whitman Theater is room M106, HR Training Room is room F002 and the Natural Science Center is N101.

Contact Tara Nepper with any questions.