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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 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 29, 2014

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

Walking is a lifestyle exercise because it is easy to fit into your daily routine.  It provides many health benefits and it is a great way to lose weight - and keep it off.  A person who walks 10,000 steps a day will burn between 2000 and 3500 extra calories per week.   The CommonHealth Committee challenges you to walk 10,000 steps per day!

 

To get you moving, Sue Perry, CommonHealth Regional Coordinator, has generously given us a limited number of pedometers for October's Walking for Fitness and Health challenge.  To get your pedometer and learn more, join us, Layne Compton and Cathy Swain, for October's CommonHealth Walking Challenge event.   There will be two kick-off meetings. Hopefully one will fit your schedule.

October 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM in F002, Human Resources Training Room

October 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM in F002, Human Resources Training Room

Join us to find out more details and to learn just how far 10,000 steps will take you.  Bring your walking shoes if you would like to participate in a short walk after the meeting!  We hope to see you there!

Note: The CommonHealth Walking Challenge meetings on October 1st and 2nd are CommonHealth events.  When planning any participation in an activity or event, remember that any activity is not intended to be done during the employee's normal work hours unless the employee is on an approved break, at lunch, or the activity is specifically scheduled as an event in which the employee's supervisor has given the authority for the employee to attend.  If the activity 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.

THEY’RE BACK!! NON-CREDIT COOKING CLASSES ARE BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

The Al Pollard Culinary Arts Program at Virginia Western is pleased to announce that non-credit cooking classes have been added to the fall schedule. Mark your calendar!  All sessions meet on a Saturday from 12 noon until 4 p.m. in the kitchen located within the Claude Moore Complex, 109 N. Henry Street, Roanoke (behind the Roanoke Higher Ed Center). The cost is $50 per session payable upon registering. You will want to register soon to save your seat in these upcoming sessions.

October 11 - Cooking with Beer (HOST 2285, class #71815)

November 8 - Bread Basics - What is Gluten? (HOST 2286, class #71826)

November 22 - Dinner for Two - Basic Cooking Skills (HOST 2287, class # 71830)

December 6 - Gluten Free Cooking (HOST 2288, class #71833)

Click on the following link to be directed to the web class schedule containing more information on each session http://virginiawestern.edu/classes/scheduleDetail.php?subject=HOST&asubject=Hospitality,Culinary (NonCred)&term=2144&longterm=Fall 2014&bookstoreTermID=2144&shortTerm=Fall

Comfortable clothing is suggested and a closed-toe shoe is mandatory.

Call the School of Business, Technology and Trades at 857-7272 if you have questions. Put on your apron and let's get cooking!

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

Walking is a lifestyle exercise because it is easy to fit into your daily routine.  It provides many health benefits and it is a great way to lose weight - and keep it off.  A person who walks 10,000 steps a day will burn between 2000 and 3500 extra calories per week.   The CommonHealth Committee challenges you to walk 10,000 steps per day!

 

To get you moving, Sue Perry, CommonHealth Regional Coordinator, has generously given us a limited number of pedometers for October's Walking for Fitness and Health challenge.  To get your pedometer and learn more, join us, Layne Compton and Cathy Swain, for October's CommonHealth Walking Challenge event.   There will be two kick-off meetings. Hopefully one will fit your schedule.

October 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM in F002, Human Resources Training Room

October 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM in F002, Human Resources Training Room

Join us to find out more details and to learn just how far 10,000 steps will take you.  Bring your walking shoes if you would like to participate in a short walk after the meeting!  We hope to see you there!

Note: The CommonHealth Walking Challenge meetings on October 1st and 2nd are CommonHealth events.  When planning any participation in an activity or event, remember that any activity is not intended to be done during the employee's normal work hours unless the employee is on an approved break, at lunch, or the activity is specifically scheduled as an event in which the employee's supervisor has given the authority for the employee to attend.  If the activity 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.

September 26, 2014

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 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

Free Lecture on Campus

We will be hosting a special lecture by Dr. Richard Miller, a nationally renowned surgeon and author on the subject of Compassion Fatigue. This is a free lecture open to the public, faculty, staff and students. There will be 3 Sessions on September 25th (9:45AM; 12:45PM & 3:00PM) and 1 on September 26th (9:15AM).  The lecture will be held in Whitman Theater. Please watch this short 1-minute video for more information:  http://youtu.be/_hDQqWntwG0

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