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June 12, 2013


VWCC KIDS College 2013 (summer camps for 3rd - 12th grades) Be sure to register today we still have space available - Follow link for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/summercamps/index.html Contact Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

RETIREMENT PLANNING TODAY WORKSHOPS - Tuesday 6/25-7/2 or Thursday 6/20-27 (6:30pm-9:30pm) Duncan Hall Room 102 - Learn how to determine the amount of money you need to retire. Create your own goals for a successful retirment. Eliminate debt and improve cash flow. Class sizes are limited be sure to register today! Advance registration is required. Spouses welcome at no additional charge. Class requires a minimum of 3 registrations or class will be rescheduled or cancelled to run at a later date. Cost $59. Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Project Management Exam Prep BUSC 2507 class #67186 - AC1 Thursday 07/25/13 - 09/26/13 (6:00pm-9:30pm) or BUSC 2507 - AC2 class #67189 Thursday 10/10/13 - 12/19/13 (6:00pm-9:30pm) Duncan Hall Room 102 - This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of project management as defined within PMI.org, the accreditation body for project management. Students must furnish their own textbooks. Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Industrial Maintenance Technician (17 Weeks, 20 Hours/Week, 340 Total Hours) This VWCC Quick Connect Intensive Industrial Maintenance Technician's program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need to work in manufacturing or industrial plants. Entry level industrial maintenance technicians call upon a variety of skills in electronics, mechanical and digital systems to repair and maintain large and complex machines. Through on-line, classroom and hands-on training, students will build skills in an array of mechanical, electrical and technological areas including welding and maintenance, mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and electrical control systems. Students will use a variety of resources including Tooling University from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. For additional program information, please contact Leah Coffman at 857-6678; James Smith at 857-6273; or contact a VWCC Career Transition Coach at 857-6296 (Deb Squire) or 857-6279 (Amanda Decker).

Congratulations VWCC Motorsports!

Congratulations to the VWCC Motorsports team, which returned from the SAE Collegiate Design Series Competition in Rochester, NY, with an impressive 19th place finish! The finish was the best in team history; and believed to be the highest finish ever by a community college. Ninety collegiate teams participated in the completion, which included a PTC Acceleration Track, a Cummins Hill Climb Event, a Magna Maneuverability Course, and a Suspension & Traction course. The team finished first among two-year schools at this year’s competition; other two-year schools finished in 56th and 83rd. Among the teams VWCC Motorsports beat out were those from four-year universities such as Purdue, Johns Hopkins, Clemson, Old Dominion, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Miami.

Please take a minute to congratulate the 2013 VWCC Motorsports team:


  • Gary Young


  • Bryan Johnson
  • Sarah Mellas
  • Will Fortune
  • Keoni Dade
  • Chuck Brady
  • Josh Nielsen
  • Colin Butler

About Baja SAE® Series

Baja SAE consists of three regional competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain and sometimes even water.

The object of the competition is to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market. Teams compete against one another to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle within the limits of the rules, but also to generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities.

PLEASE turn off the projector!

As the Media Geeks have upgraded classrooms with the new touch screens, we've started noticing a serous problem:  Projectors are being left on!  Please remember that leaving a projector running when it is not needed is costing us a significant amount of money in replacement bulbs ($300 each) and electricity.

We are asking for your help.   When you turn off the computer, please ALSO touch the "Shutdown" button on the touch panel, and confirm that you want to shutdown by touching the word "Yes" when prompted.  This will turn off the projector. Simply turning off the computer results in a "black" screen, but this is not the same as the projector being off.

The Media Geeks are asking that you visually confirm that you have turned off the projector by looking at the projector and confirming that  the only colored light on the projector is amber.   If you see a green light next to the word "Lamp" on the projector, it is likely that the projector lamp is still on.

Thank you all for your help!

Calendar/Reservation System Focus Group Meeting – Tomorrow!

Do you use the College's online calendar and reservation system? Do you love it? Hate it? Wish it would let you _____?

Now is your chance to provide feedback which will be used to propose system improvements. 

Focus groups will be held in the Natural Science Center on June 13 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you cannot attend during this time but would like to share your experience, please contact Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu) or B Bagby (bbagby@virginiawestern.edu).


Summer 2013 Add/Drop Dates

Last Date to Register/Add a Class

10 Wk Regular Session~ May 22

5W1 Session ~  May 20

5W2 Session ~ June 27


Last Date to Drop and Receive a Refund

10 Week Regular Session ~ May 28

5W1 Session ~ May 21

5W2 Session ~ July 1


Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty

10 Week Regular Session ~ June 29

5W1 Session ~  June 6

5W2  Session ~ July 15

Meals on Wheels Need Your Help!

If there is anyone on campus that would like to support the League of Older Americans Meals on Wheels; I am willing to take the orders and ensure that the meals are ordered and delivered to VWCC on June 21, 2013.  The deadline for placing the orders is next Friday, June 14, 2013.  Cost of the meal is $15 and each one sold will provide 3 days of meals to a senior in our area. Checks should be made payable to “Let’s Do Lunch”.

Menu -

  • Gourmet Deli Sandwich on Texas Toast Bread, with ham, turkey, provolone and cheddar
  • Red Potato Salad
  • Fresh Fruit in Season and Chips
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie from The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center’s Doubletree by Hilton
  • Bottled Water

The League of Older Americans has informed us that this is the first time in the history of their organization that there is a waiting list for Meals on Wheels. Thank you in advance for helping our area senior citizens!

Gracie Wilson



Wireless Access for College Visitors

Recently changes were made the college’s wireless network. As a result of those changes, Virginia Western no longer offers free, open wireless. Visitors to Virginia Western will be able to access wireless service on campus using VWCCGuest using a password.

How do I obtain a password for my campus visitors?

When submitting the online calendar reservation, select “I would like to request resources for my event”. Select IET, Help Desk, Guest Password. Your password will be sent by email within two weeks of your scheduled event.

Questions? Contact the Help Desk or Tara Nepper