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October 17, 2014

Rapids Basketball Pep Rally today!

Virginia Western Rapids Basketball Pep Rally

Today!

6:30 PM in Humanities Gymnasium

Skills Challenge, 3 Point Shootout, Dunk Contest

Admission is free.  Please donate one can of food for a local food shelter.

AHA Heart Walk – October 18th

The 2014 Heart Walk will be Saturday, October 18th at 10a.m. at River’s Edge Park South. Our team goal is $1,500 and we need your help! The walk is four miles and can walkers, runners and bikers are encouraged to attend. Strollers and dogs (on a lease) are welcome.

Can't walk but want to donate? Purchase a Red Passion Heart for $10. All hearts will be placed on a banner for display during our walk. See Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu) to purchase your heart today!

Click here to donate or join our team! http://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1091677&lis=1&kntae1091677=1D93A17BA4A34DDFBA7C889EA0B7C5FF&team=5970853&tlteam=0

Did you know that Heart Disease is the number one killer of women and men in America? Stroke is the number four cause of death in the U.S. Heart Disease and stroke claim more lives than all cancers combined.

As a result of local American Heart Association fundraisers major medical breakthroughs such as CPR, anti-rejection drugs, angioplasty, drug-coated heart stents and hypothermia therapy have been discovered and help in saving lives.

International Students Club needs participants!

The International Students Club will hold a festival celebrating all of the different cultures here on campus. If you would like to participate in any fashion, please contact Yadav Sapkota (student contact) at ys2550@email.vccs.edu or Annie Woodford (faculty contact) awoodford@virginiawestern.edu

VWCC Bookstore Sale!

TWO-DAY SALE COMING SOON!!

Visit us October 21st-22nd and save on select merchandise!!

October 16, 2014

Blackboard, Panopto, Collaborate Training Sessions Begin

We have five sessions offered for the next five weeks. Each session will be offered twice a week to hopefully give adjunct for both this semester and next the opportunity to take advantage of the training. The training sessions are listed on the link: http://bit.ly/1yOrdag with descriptions of the sessions, days, and times for the sessions. Please note that if we do not have five registrants for a session, it will be cancelled.  You must register for the sessions on the link provided.

The eLearning and Instructional Design Department

Walking for Fitness and Health – October’s CommonHealth Walking Challenge

You will be sharing the road with many others so read these walking safety tips for a safe and fun walk.

  • Don't Make Your Own Path. This is not the time to get creative and blaze your own trail. Stay on paths that are designated for walkers (and most likely bicycles). Try to avoid walking on a roadway. If you must walk on a roadway, face oncoming traffic.
  • Don’t walk alone if you can avoid it. If you do have to walk alone, let someone know where you are going and when you’ll be back.
  • Carry Identification. Bring your cell phone with you and carry ID. Remember to program ICE into your cell phone. ICE stands for “in case of emergency” and emergency personnel will call the number that is attached to the ICE programmed into your phone.
  • Shine At Night. If you walk at night, wear bright or reflecting clothing so that others, especially motorists, can see you.
  • Always Be Aware Of Your Surroundings. Attackers look for those who are not paying attention. This means that you shouldn’t talk on your cell phone while walking. Walking and talking will draw your attention away from the road, where it needs to be.

For more walking safety tips <http://www.the-fitness-walking-guide.com/walking-tips.html>

TOTAL Workshop Credits vs. VaBUG Conference

The fifth annual Virginia Blackboard User Group (VaBUG) conference will take place on Friday, October 24, 2014 in Roanoke, VA at the Holiday Inn at Valley View. The VaBUG conference is a great opportunity for Blackboard users to discover, discuss, learn, and share best practices. In addition, representatives from Blackboard will be on hand to answer your questions, demonstrate new and upcoming features, and receive your feedback regarding your experiences with Blackboard.

Based on how many sessions you attended, VWCC faculty will receive one-week or two-weeks of TOTAL workshop credits. To receive the TOTAL Workshop credit hours, please email the completed form to eLIT@virginiawestern.edu or mail it to eLearning and Instructional Technology department by 5:00pm EST no later than Oct. 31, 2014

One-Week TOTAL Workshop Credit: Attend THREE sessions
Two-Week TOTAL Workshop Credits: Attend FIVE sessions
Note: Keynote speech counts as one session.

Free Registration is still open: Register for conference
Here is the conference: Agenda and Session details

Chili Cook-Off and Halloween Costume Contest Friday, October 31, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Fralin Center

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

For the Chili Cook-Off, come and sample a variety of chili prepared by your co-workers. Then vote for your favorite! Contact Shana Roche (SRoche@virginiawestern.edu) by Friday, October 24, if you would like to enter a pot of chili in the contest. Prizes will be awarded for the first and second place winners! Admission to the cook-off is $3, which lets you sample all chilis. Drinks 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.

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!

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

DMV 2 GO – TODAY!

Can't get to the DMV? The DMV is coming here!

The DMV mobile unit will be in parking lot 9 in front of the CAMPUS SERVICES BUILDING on Thursday, October 16th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The wireless office on wheels offers all DMV services:

  • Apply for or renew your ID card - children and adults.
  • Apply for or renew your driver's license - take road and knowledge tests; get your picture taken, reinstate driving privileges.
  • Get a copy of your driving record.
  • Obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, transcripts.
  • Order disabled parking placards or plates.
  • Recently moved? Stop in to upgrade your address on your DMV record. At the same time you can update your voter registration address and organ donor status.
  • And much more!