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February 26, 2015

Fitness Center: Hours During Spring Break

The Fitness Center is staying open during the spring break on reduced hours and with some classes available.

Monday - Thursday:  8:30 AM - 6:30PM

Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:00PM

The following schedule is of classes:

Monday--->    Hip-Hop Cardio: 8:30AM - 9:30 AM and Hard Core 9:30 AM-10:00 AM

Tuesday--->    Step it Up: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM and Sculpting Blast 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday--->    Buns, Guns, and Guts: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM and Yoga 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Thursday--->     Pilates: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Friday--->    Zumba: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

TED Talk Thursday (Topic-Too Busy to Volunteer? Think again!)

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: 

Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy - Local politics — schools, zoning, council elections — hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly care.

Ben Rigby: Micro-Volunteering....Giving Back for Busy People - In a unique approach to voluntarism, Ben Rigbyhas taken the time element out of doing good works. For the past 15 years, he has focused his efforts on developing youth-focused Web and mobile phone software.

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.

February 25, 2015

Free Classes at the Fitness Center!!!

Join us at the Fitness Center for Free classes every week!

Hip Hop Cardio: Mondays 8:30am-9:30am Dance to the beat and burn calories.

Hard Core: Mondays 9:30am - 10:00am An intense 30 min workout for the power house.

Mindful Meditation: Mondays 12:00pm-1:00pm Stop breathe observe and connect with your inner experience.

Step it UpTuesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm Get your heart pumping! This class utilizes a raised surface, choreography.

Yoga: Tuesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm ,Wednesdays 11:00am-11:50am and  5:30pm-6:30pm Intermediate stretch and flow class. Internal focus for energizing and calming.

Sculpting Blast: Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm and Thursdays 8:30am - 9:30am A weight-based class targeting specific muscles. Uses medicine balls, weights, and bands.

Buns, Guns, and Guts: Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm Focuses on booty, arms, and abs. Uses hand weights and mild cardio.

Salsa Dancing: Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm Learn the steps while giving your body workout and have fun. No partner needed

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

Zumba Fitness: Fridays 12:30pm-1:30pm Dance-based fitness that use a fusion of Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves.


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

Wellness Workshop TODAY

Wednesday, February 25th 12:00PM – 12:45PM

Healthy Eating on a Budget
Bring your bagged lunch and join us for a short workshop about healthy eating on a budget! Arboretum Horticulturist, Chantal Mullen, will feature tips and tricks to get more out of your grocery produce. A few demo stations for hands on learning, and a free gift to get you started and encourage you on your healthy habits journey!

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

Free Movie: Selma

Martin Luther King and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama, that changed America forever. Starring David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo. Run time: 2 hrs 2 minutes
This film is not yet rated.

Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends!
Free admission

Whitman Theatre, First Floor Business Science
March 6th, 2PM and 6PMContact Natasha Lee nlee@virginiawestern.edu for more information.

Parking in Lot 7 – TODAY!

Parking in Lot 7 (in front of Webber Hall) may be limited on Wednesday, February 25th, due to a campus event.  If you regularly park in this lot, please consider finding an alternate place to park or allow additional time for parking on Wednesday.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

2015 – 2016 Budget Forum

The 2015 – 2016 college budget process will officially kick-off on March 2, 2015.

The Finance, Facilities, and Sustainability Governance Committee for a second year in a row, will host an open budget forum in the Whitman Auditorium for the purpose of:

  1. Providing a brief overview of the 2015-2016 budget process – Task and Timeline
  2. Discussing and presenting changes to the overall process from last year  to include:
    1. Part-time personnel requests and justification (NEW)
    2. Detailed department/division spending and need assessments (NEW)
  3. Answer any other questions that anyone might have on the process or receive suggestions for improving the process

The forums will be held in Whitman Theater on:

  • Friday, 2/27/15 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
  • Monday, 3/2/15 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All faculty and staff are welcome to attend one of the two forums scheduled.

The sessions will be led by Bryan Schaubach, who currently serves as Chair of the Finance, Facilities, and Sustainability Governance Committee.

February 24, 2015

Welcome New Hires!

Please take a minute to stop by and say hello to the following new faces at Virginia Western!

  • Cyndi Jennings began on 02/13/2015 as a part-time Transcript Processor for the Records Office in Student Services.

Welcome to Virginia Western!

The Colloquiums

The latest installments of The Colloquiums are here.

  • First we take “A Driving Tour with Car-Art” by Sue Steele Thomas. Sue guides us through her career to become one of the foremost automobile artists in the country. http://youtu.be/_-fikmdNOKg
  • Then Amy White and Stacie Deaver present "Teaching STEM with the use of Novels". Amy and Stacey explain how they use specific novels to help teach science. http://youtu.be/kFtzjK9HkB0

Please note that due to some technical issues the URLs for the previous Colloquiums have changed ,