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October 13, 2014

FREE Fitness Assessments

Stop in the Fitness Center Wednesday October 15th AND Wednesday October 22nd from 12noon-2pm for FREE FITNESS ASSESSMENTS brought to VWCC faculty, staff, and students from the Exercise Science & Personal Training Program.  Do a quick Body Fat check, test your overall fitness, or complete a Wellness Check.  Need one on one training?  Get information and availability about upcoming FREE Student Personal Training.  Let us help MOTIVATE YOU with new ideas and goals for your continued WELLNESS!!    Email Karen Carpenter at kcarpenter@virginiawestern.edu OR stop in the Fitness Center for more information.

October 8, 2014

This Fall, Cozy Up With A Good Book

Free copies of the 2014 Roanoke Valley Reads book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, are all gone... But no worries! We still have two copies available to be checked out on the top floor of Brown Library.

Here are some more suggestions for your fall reading list:

  • A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines – Roanoke Valley’s “Big Read” 2010 book
  • Outcasts United by Warren St. John - Roanoke Valley Reads 2011 book
  • Wish You Well by David Baldacci – Roanoke Valley Reads 2013 book
  • Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening by local author, Carol Wall
  • Factory Man by former Roanoke Times reporter, Beth Macy

Come to Brown Library, and Get your READ on!

October 3, 2014

The International Students Club Festival 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

October 2, 2014

Free “Roanoke Valley Reads” Book for VWCC Students

Brown Library still has copies of the Roanoke Valley Reads 2014 featured book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, available for current VWCC students. Please direct students to take their student ID or class schedule to the top floor of the library to get a free book (courtesy of Student Activities and Brown Library).

Faculty and staff --- We didn’t forget about you! Two copies of the book are on Reserve now at the Circulation Desk and available for you to check out.

Roanoke Valley Reads is a community-wide reading experience that brings people together, promotes tolerance and understanding of differing points of view, and emphasizes the importance of literacy.

September 26, 2014

Horticulture Club Plant Sale

Fall Accent Pansy and Perennial sale at the Arboretum Friday, September 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM and Saturday, September 27, 9;00 AM - 12:00 PM.

The sale will be located on the City Garden Deck behind the Natural Science Center.  Plant your pansies in the landscape now for fall color and they will reward you with an explosion of color in early spring of 2015. We have varieties of Coral Bells and Sedum for fall planting or to add color and texture to your container garden.

Hope to see you at the sale.

What Does a Banned Book Look Like?

Did you know that September 21 – 27 is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week?

This week celebrates the freedom we have to express our opinions – even if the opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. Banned Books Week brings attention to the challenges that have been presented to this freedom by celebrating the books that have been attempted to be banned in libraries across the country.

Brown Library has many of these books which have been challenged and banned, including:

  • Isabel Allende— House of Spirits (print only)

  • Maya Angelou— I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (print only)

  • Suzanne Collins— Hunger Games (eAudio only)

  • Robert Cormier— Chocolate War (eAudio only)

  • Barbara Ehrenreich— Nickle and Dimed (print only)

  • Aldous Huxley— Brave New World (eAudio, print)

  • Harper Lee— To Kill a Mockingbird (print only)

  • Lois Lowry— The Giver (eAudio only)

  • Mark Mathabane— Kaffir boy : the true story of a Black youth’s coming of age in Apartheid South Africa (print only)

  • Toni Morrison— Beloved (eBook, print)

  • Toni Morrison— Bluest Eye (print only)

  • Toni Morrison— Song of Solomon (eBook, print)

  • Stephenie Myer— Twilight (eAudio only)

  • Philip Pullman— His Dark Materials series (eAudio only)

  • JD Salinger— Catcher in the Rye (print only)

  • John Steinbeck— Of Mice and Men (eAudio, print)

  • Mark Twain— Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (eBook, eAudio, print)

  • Jeanette Walls— Glass Castle (print only)

  • Alice Walker— Color Purple (print only)

  • Richard Wright— Native Son (print only)

Come to the top floor of Brown Library, and check one out today!

Mon-Thur: 8am-8pm, Fri: 8am-5pm, Sat: 9am-1pm, Sun: Closed

September 25, 2014

Horticulture Club Plant Sale

Fall Accent Plant Sale

Pansies and Perennials

Friday, September 26 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, September 27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Located on the City Garden Deck behind the Natural Science Center

Pansies staring at $2.00 per cell pack and Perennials starting at $4.00

Stop by and pick up color and interest to add to your landscape and container gardens

Proceeds from the sale benefit the Horticulture Club and the Community Arboretum

September 24, 2014

Want to Read a Banned Book?

Did you know that September 21 – 27 is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week?

This week celebrates the freedom we have to express our opinions – even if the opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. Banned Books Week brings attention to the challenges that have been presented to this freedom by celebrating the books that have been attempted to be banned in libraries across the country.

Brown Library has many of these books which have been challenged and banned, including:

  • Isabel Allende— House of Spirits (print only)

  • Maya Angelou— I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (print only)

  • Suzanne Collins— Hunger Games (eAudio only)

  • Robert Cormier— Chocolate War (eAudio only)

  • Barbara Ehrenreich— Nickle and Dimed (print only)

  • Aldous Huxley— Brave New World (eAudio, print)

  • Harper Lee— To Kill a Mockingbird (print only)

  • Lois Lowry— The Giver (eAudio only)

  • Mark Mathabane— Kaffir boy : the true story of a Black youth’s coming of age in Apartheid South Africa (print only)

  • Toni Morrison— Beloved (eBook, print)

  • Toni Morrison— Bluest Eye (print only)

  • Toni Morrison— Song of Solomon (eBook, print)

  • Stephenie Myer— Twilight (eAudio only)

  • Philip Pullman— His Dark Materials series (eAudio only)

  • JD Salinger— Catcher in the Rye (print only)

  • John Steinbeck— Of Mice and Men (eAudio, print)

  • Mark Twain— Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (eBook, eAudio, print)

  • Jeanette Walls— Glass Castle (print only)

  • Alice Walker— Color Purple (print only)

  • Richard Wright— Native Son (print only)

Come to the top floor of Brown Library, and check one out today!

Mon-Thur: 8am-8pm, Fri: 8am-5pm, Sat: 9am-1pm, Sun: Closed

September 22, 2014

Transfer Advising Q & A for Students!

Do you have students or advisees that need help planning their transfer to a 4 year college or university? Tell them about the upcoming Transfer Advising Q & A sessions! These sessions are designed to help our students prepare for Transfer Week (October 6-9th) and will include basic information on transferring as well as tips on what questions to ask an admissions rep and how to plan ahead for transferring.

Sessions Held in Business Science 320 on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
o   Follow up session to discuss any additional questions post-Transfer Fair or to assist students unable to attend the Fair

Questions? Contact:

Business, Technology & Trades: Lacey Carey - lcarey@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6210

Liberal Arts & Social Science: Mandy Garcia - mgarcia@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6710

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Yvonne Campbell - ycampbell@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6099

 

September 17, 2014

International Students Club Booth On Wednesday, 9/17 from 11-2

Please stop by the The International Students Club booth on the 3rd floor of Webber on Wednesday, 9/17 from 11-2.
We would love to have you participate in our festival celebrating VWCC's international community on Nov. 7th, so stop by to sign up or learn more.
Contact Annie Woodford at awoodford@virginiawestern.edu for more information