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January 29, 2015

Free Professional Development Opportunity

You are invited to participate and present in the FantasTech Virtual Conference event held online February 6 – 13, 2015! FantasTech is the virtual conference for technology enhanced teaching and learning. Faculty and administrators will share and learn the best practices in distance, blended, and technology facilitated learning. Our theme this year is New Horizons for Teaching and Learning. Each year, the NMC Horizon Report identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. We invite you to join us in the conversation!

FantasTech is offered synchronously (live) in AvayaLive Engage virtual environment. It is free for all college and university educators! Live sessions will be scheduled at various times of the day and evening. Most sessions will be recorded for asynchronous viewing within the environment and on the Web site after the conclusion of the conference. The links above will provide access to registration, proposal submission, schedule, and the conference environment when it opens.

The FantasTech Virtual Conference is an outgrowth of the Virtual Conference of J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Learn to Crochet!

If you've ever wanted to learn to crochet, or if would like to learn how to make that perfect stitch, come join us Monday February 2nd and 9th from 3-5pm in S307 for free a crochet class!

This class is provided to you free of cost by the Student Activities office, for more information or to sign up contact Natasha Lee nlee@virginiawestern.edu.

Free Salsa Dancing Classes

Join us at the Fitness Center for Free Salsa Dancing Classes!

Every Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm

Learn the steps while giving your body workout and have fun. No partner needed.

Wellness Workshop TODAY

Thursday, January 29th 12:00PM – 12:45PM

Basic Nutrition for Get Fit Challenge 2015

Learn why a healthy diet is important and how to make dietary changes for better health and weight management. Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats will be explained, as well as, how to put them together for healthy meals/snacks. Learn why "diets" succeed and fail and how to be on the look for less reputable programs. How to exercise, along with nutrition, fits into a healthy lifestyle will also be covered. Feel free to bring your lunch -- light refreshments will be provided.

 All Workshops will be located at the Fitness Center except for Healthy Eating on a Budget (Webber 225). For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Spring Volunteer Fair

Encourage your students to become involved in our community! This spring, the Student Activities Department will be hosting 15-20 non-profit organizations that make positive impacts on the Roanoke Valley and providing them with the opportunity to connect with our student body.

Wednesday, February 4th, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Student Life Center 3rd Floor

Participants include: Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Rescue Mission, the American Red Cross, Roanoke Valley SPCA, Habitat for Humanity, Center in the Square, the Salvation Army, the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue, the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, Carilion Clinic Hospice, Feeding America, FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Roanoke Diversity Center, and more!

Contact Erin Wynd at erw2112@email.vccs.edu for more information.

TED Talk Thursday

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: 

TBD

Annual Faculty Art Show

The Art/Communication Design department's Annual Faculty Art Show is currently on exhibit in the Humanities Art Gallery (H212). The twenty five works of art run the full spectrum from sculpture and paintings to photography and graphic design. Please come and encourage friends and students to stop by as well. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, February 3 from 5:00-7:00.  

Please contact Brian Sieveking at bsieveking@virginiawestern.edu or 857-7255.

 

Healthy Trees, Happy Homeowners

Winter workshop to be held in the Natural Science Center and the Arboretum.  Learn from experienced arborists how to establish and care for the trees in your home landscape to add beauty, real benefits, and value to your property.  Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  Light refreshments provided.  Registration details on the Arboretum webpage.

Reception to welcome Jennifer Pittman – TODAY!

Please join Dr. Sandel for an afternoon dessert reception to welcome Jennifer Pittman, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, to Virginia Western. The reception will be Thursday, January 29th from 2:30-4pm in the 1st floor lobby of Fishburn Hall. Take this opportunity to swing by to say hello to Jennifer and enjoy a delicious afternoon treat. We hope to see you there!

January 28, 2015

Domino’s Pizza Specials!

Stop by Domino's Pizza for a slice (pepperoni or double cheese) and drink for only $3!