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March 1, 2013

Help Desk Hours for Spring Break

The Help Desk will be open from 7:45 am - 5:30 pm during Spring Break from Monday, March 4 - Thursday, March 7 and 7:45 am-5:00 pm on Friday, March 8.

Normal hours will resume on Monday, March 11.

Library Open During Spring Break

Brown Library will be open the following hours during Spring Break:

Mon, Tues, Thurs: 8am-8pm

Wed: 10am-8pm

Fri: 8am-5pm

Sat: 9am-1pm

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Local Public and College Libraries

A Semester of Service

The Virginia Western Volunteer Center would like to thank all of the student volunteers who attended the service events during the first half of the semester! 

On January 30th, 6 students volunteered at the South Roanoke Nursing Home.

On February 12, 6 students volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia.

On February 27, 4 students volunteered at the South Roanoke Nursing Home.

Contact Lori Mier, Volunteer Coordinator for more information on how YOU can get involved in the community!  Please see the Students Bulletin for upcoming service events.

Have a wonderful spring break!

RESEARCH STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

  • PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON MOTHERS AND CHILDREN Are you a mother who sometimes worries or has fears? Do you have a child between 7 and 12 years of age? A new study is investigating how mothers and children interpret situations in their day-to-day lives. The study is being conducted at the Child Study Center at 460 Turner Street NW, Suite 207, Blacksburg. For more information please contact Kristin Austin at momanxiety@vt.edu or call 540-231-8276. Compensation: $50.
  • DEPRESSION RESEARCH STUDY. Are you feeling depressed or down? Volunteers are needed for a study investigating emotions and brain responses in people who suffer from depression. Eligible participants will: Receive counseling at no cost, Participate in interviews and complete questionnaires, Play computer games during MRI scans, Be paid $15/hour or more for participating. To be eligible you must: Be 18-55 years old, Have problems with depression, NOT be taking antidepressants, NOT have any mental implants, NOT be claustrophobic. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating, contact Cari Rosoff at 540-526-2032 or depression@vtc.vt.edu. This study takes place at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute at 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke VA.
  • SMOKING RESEARCH STUDY. Do you smoke cigarettes? Volunteers are needed for a brain imaging study at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Eligible participants will complete questionnaires, an interview, and play games during MRI scans. Participants typically make $20-50 for each session, plus the opportunity to earn an additional $75. Participants will also receive a free DVD including high resolution images of their brain. We only ask that you meet the following criteria: You must smoke at least five cigarettes per day, You must have been a cigarette smoker for at least the past year, You must not be currently trying to quit smoking (using nicotine patches, e-cigarettes, etc.). If you are interested in participating, call Andre at 540-526-2068 to learn more and complete some basic screening questions.

FOR BUY/SALE/TRADE/FREE

  • ROANOKE VALLEY WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE - Need women 18 + years old, especially over 35, to join the new recreational division this spring. Desperately seeking "play for fun" women. The cost is $50 for 10+ games. The games are Sundays in the afternoon at Botetourt Sports Complex (usually) from March 24 to June 2.No experience necessary -- we will fumble the ball together. This sport is a bun burner; we play 80-minute games with breaks at 20 minutes. The club (recreational) division has 2 teams and each team needs more players. We get to choose a team color and name so come be soccer divas with me! I'm 62 years old and really want women somewhat close to my age with which to play. Email Edna at ewhittier@virginiawestern.edu with your name and experience. For information about the league go to RVWSL.info
  • CULINARY KNIFE SET like new; also digital thermometer for sale $300 or best offer. contact gathan allen @ 540-519-4443 or gea21@virginiawestern.edu
  • 3 PRINTERS FOR SALE, two having software disc; Priced Very Cheap! 1 HP printer DeskJet 722C Kodac image $30.00, has cords with it. 1 Lexmark 725 (x74-x75) printer scanner with software and a user guide. $35.00, also has cords with it. 1 Lexmark z25,z35 Jet printer with software and a user guide. $30.00, also has cords with it. Email: jbarker5021@email.vccs.edu

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Friday, March 1, 2013

  • Free Wine Tasting (4-7) @ Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar on Brambleton Avenue. Stop by and sample the wines of Fincastle Vineyard & Winery.
  • Winter Wonderland Getaway (11am – 9pm) @ Chateau Morrisette. Enjoy a Château Morrisette dinner on Friday evening, a complimentary winery tour and wine tasting and Friday night’s lodging at a participating lodging facility. For more info – www.thedogs.com
  • 33Rd Annual MDA Car Show (5pm – 10pm)@ Roanoke Civic Center. For more information - http://roanokeciviccenter.com/WebMgmt/ywbase61b.nsf/DocName/$RCC_CalList
  • Free Weekly Beer Tasting (5pm – 8pm) @ Wine Gourmet
  • First Fridays Winterfest (6pm – 9pm)@ City Market Building. A night of live music and drinks. For more information - http://www.downtownroanoke.org/do/first-fridays-winterfest1
  • Happy Hour at the Taubman (5pm – 8pm)@ Taubman Museum of Art. Join us for Happy Hour in Norah's Cafe at the Taubman Museum, with live music by Barefoot West! For more information - http://www.downtownroanoke.org/do/happy-hour-at-the-taubman1

Saturday, March 2, 2012

  • Free Wine Tasting (noon – 5 p.m.) @ Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar on Brambleton Avenue. Stop by and sample the wines of Fincastle Vineyard & Winery.
  • MET Opera Live in HD Parsifal @ Virginia Western Community College. Doors open at 11 a.m., performance begins at noon. http://www.virginiawestern.edu/community/metopera.php
  • Physicians on Foot (8:30am) @ Tanglewood Mall. Numerous Carilion Clinic physicians are lacing up their walking shoes alongside the public in the "Physicians on Foot" weekly walking program. For info - www.carilionclinic.org/walking
  • 33Rd Annual MDA Car Show (9am – 10pm)@ Roanoke Civic Center. For more information - http://roanokeciviccenter.com/WebMgmt/ywbase61b.nsf/DocName/$RCC_CalList
  • Free Weekly Wine Tasting (12pm – 5pm) @ Wine Gourmet

Sunday, March 3, 2012

  • 33Rd Annual MDA Car Show (10am – 5pm)@ Roanoke Civic Center. For more information - http://roanokeciviccenter.com/WebMgmt/ywbase61b.nsf/DocName/$RCC_CalList

Monday, March 4, 2012

  • Monday Fun-Day! (6pm - ???) @ Parkway Brewery featuring Bruno’s GastroTruck! Come out and start off the week the right way with a drink and some good food. This is a great way to meet new people and hang with old ones. For more info hit me up. For more info about this group - http://on.fb.me/IdeWTZ

Tuesday, March 5, 2012

  • West End Community Market (3pm – 6pm) @ West End Center for Youth - 1210 Patterson Ave SW.

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Upcoming Events

Axis 5 will be playing at Growlers on April 3rd.