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April 12, 2013

Cheer on your Faculty and Staff tonight at 5!

 

Your Faculty and Staff will take on the Athletics All-Stars tonight at 5:00 PM in the gym.  We have 8 playing and they only have 9, so we might be able to keep it close this year.  Please invite your family and friends to the game, it will be a fun time!

Door donations are going to Type 1 Diabetes research.

Questions about the game, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Friday, April 12, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

  • Monday Fun-Day! (6pm - ???) @ Billy’s 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 
  • Salem Red Sox vs. Potomac Nationals (7:05 pm – 10pm) @ Lewis Gale Field www.salemredsox.com

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

  • West End Community Market (3pm – 6pm) @ West End Center for Youth - 1210 Patterson Ave SW.
  • Salem Red Sox vs. Potomac Nationals (7:05 pm – 10pm) @ Lewis Gale Field www.salemredsox.com

 

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Upcoming Events

Vendor Blender- An evening of shopping and mingling. Representatives from popular brands and homemade items will be displaying their wares at Valley Word Church 1928 Loch Haven Dr. Roanoke. Friday April 19th 6:30-8:30pm. Vendors include: Paparazzi $5 accessories, Thirty One, Tracy Lynn, Mary Kay, and many more. For additional info call  540-589-3476

Annual Rummage & Bake Sale for Missions Saturday, April 20th, 8am-2pm, Colonial Presbyterian Church will have their. Lots of items - clothes, books, household goods, furniture, and yummy homemade baked goods! We will have both breakfast and lunch items for sale. The Church is located at 3550 Poplar Drive, off Colonial Avenue, between Ogden Road and Route 419. If you have any questions email Melissa at mwilliams@virginiawestern.edu.

Global Youth Service Day is the largest volunteer event in the world. Serve and Celebrate on April 26 and 27, 2013 First 200 volunteers will receive a GYSD T-shirt!  We also invite you to join fellow GYSD volunteers for the Post-Service Celebration. For a list of all volunteer opportunities, please visit our website at: www.fsrv.org/gysd

“MMMOVE” My Motivation Movement (MMMOVE) - It's about helping people connect with others in the Community, find joy in Fitness, and improve their Health. 3 Miles • You vs. You • Free. This is an event you won't want to miss. With live music, food and activities, there really is something for everyone. You can walk, jog, run, or be a cheerleader! It's not a race; you compete against a goal you set for yourself at registration. Join us on June 1, 2013 on the Roanoke River Greenway. Learn more at www.mmmove.org, and register at http://bit.ly/MMMOVE2013.

FOR SALE/BUY/TRADE/FREE

  • DOCTORAL GOWN FOR SALE, contact Renee at 76682.
  • NEED EXTRA ROOM FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO STAY FOR GRADUATION? Home for rent for graduation available in lovely, sidewalk lined neighborhood. Fully equipped, 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home with covered porch and mountain views. Easily sleeps 6-8, plus one crib and one pack ‘n play. It is located minutes (5 or less) from VWCC campus and I-581 and in walking distance to restaurants, grocery, greenway and trolley.  $350/night.  And also available some summer dates. Smoke free and pet free home.  Please call for more information, 345-1426.
  • SPANISH TUTORING FOR VIRGINIA WESTERN STUDENTS, $15 per hour, discounts for more the 2 hours per week. Contact me at svc24914@email.vccs.edu or saravcardenasa@gmail.com  
  • EPSON PERFECTION 3200 PHOTO SCANNER: For sale $95. Price new was over $400. Excellent condition. Comes with cables but you will need to download the software for your computer from the Epson site. 362-5113 or 857-6070 
  • FRESH BROWN EGGS FOR SALE: From free-range chickens. Contact Elizabeth Wilmer at ewilmer926@gmail.com
  • SOFAS FOR SALE: Three used sofas $150 Call 704-492-3255 or email elywyne@gmail.com or em2389@email.vccs.edu.

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RESEARCH STUDIES

CIGARETTE SMOKERS

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is conducting a brain imaging study on cigarette smokers. Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current smokers, age 18-55
  • Smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day
  • Have been smoking for the past year

You will be compensated for your time. Eligible participants typically make $50 for the first session and $30 for the second session, with the potential to earn an additional $75. We have two locations, Blacksburg and Roanoke, and scheduling is very flexible to best accommodate your schedule. If interested, please contact Andre at 540-526-2068 orajplate@vtc.vt.edu for more information.

OEF/OIF VETERANS NEEDED FOR FMRI STUDIES

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Deployment impacts veterans in many ways
  • We use new FMRI technology to understand how deployment can affect the biology of the brain

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Have the study described and questions answered by study staff before deciding to participate
  • Participate in a videotaped interview about your life experiences
  • Fill out some questionnaires
  • Complete computer tasks during an fMRI scan which may include:
    • Viewing positive, negative, & neutral images- including some that are combat related
    • Playing simple computer games
    • Be asked to provide a saliva sample for genetic analyses
    • Receive a CD copy of your structural brain scan
    • Be compensated $15 per hour for the interview & questionnaire session and $20 or more for the fMRI scan depending on how you play the game

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • OEF/OIF Veterans who are:
  • Between 18 & 64 years old
  • Free from metal in their body
  • Not claustrophobic

CONTACT:

(540) 526-2032, vets@vtc.vt.edu, http://info.vtc.vt.edu/vets

Last Chance!

The 2013 Employee Survey will be open for your feedback until Friday, April 12th. Please take this opportunity to provide your input on all aspects of the college at the following link:  http://survey.vccs.edu/wsb.dll/s/41gf08

Your opinions matter! Concerns expressed in previous Employee Surveys have been addressed through such items as:
- changes in our governance structure
- strengthened oversight of dual enrollment courses
- improved parking lot safety
- increased food options

Help our college continue to meet the needs of both employees and students by providing your input.  If you have any questions about this anonymous survey, please contact the IEO at ie@virginiawestern.edu.