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September 23, 2013

More We Are Western PRIZES This Week!!

Be on the lookout for the We Are Western Prize Patrol this week! A prize drawing will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

We Are Western 2013--the 2013 Employee Giving Campaign--is an opportunity to invest in the future of our students.

Donations fund the Employee Annual Giving Scholarship, Employee Family Scholarship, Student Emergency Fund, Student Book Fund, CCAP or any other initiative of the employee’s choosing. 100% of your gift benefits Virginia Western’s students. The goal is 100% employee participation, and no gift is too small!

The Educational Foundation board and local companies donate great prizes to reward you for you participation in the campaign! The first drawing will be held today, and your contribution/pledge must be received by noon on Wednesday to be entered to win:

  • We Are Western T-shirts
  • $25 gift certificate to Advance Auto Parts
  • $25 gift certificate to Starbucks
  • Bushnell Golf Neo+ GPS Rangefinder Watch

Thank you for your support of our students. We Are Western!


Free Movie Tuesday, 2pm: Prince Among Slaves

Don't miss the Bridging Cultures Film Series!

  • 9/24, 2pm, Whitman TheaterPrince Among Slaves  (2007)
    • The amazing true story of Abdul Rahman Sori, an African prince, enslaved in the American South and freed 40 years later.
  • 10/8, 2pm, Whitman TheaterIslamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (2011)
    • Explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings, calligraphy, and metal work.
  • 10/22, 2pm, Whitman TheaterPersepolis (2007)
    • Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.
  • 11/5, 2pm, Whitman TheaterKoran by Heart: Once Chance to Remember (2011)
    • Captures the drama of the annual International Holy Koran Competition, following three extraordinary ten year olds who have dedicated their lives to honoring their families, countries, and culture through memorization of the religious text.

These films are part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys award granted to Brown Library by the NEH. They are available to be checked out on a reserve basis from the Circulation desk on the top floor of the library.

SACSCOC On-Site – Oct. 1-3, 2013

Just a reminder that our SACSCOC on-site visit is Oct. 1-3. During this visit, please be polite and friendly to the review team if you meet with them either formally or informally. Please answer all of their questions honestly, but only answer the question that is asked. No tangents please.

As a review, our QEP is on team advising and is called “Navigate”. The QEP will be the focus of this visit.

Thank you to everyone as preparing for this visit has truly been a campus-wide effort.


Local Master Gareners are sponsoring an OPEN ARBORETUM at the Community Arboretum 

Saturday, September 28, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free Family Event     Light refreshments provided

Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions and provided instructional tours of the plant collections in the Arboretum. Learn about composting methods, rain water collection and water conservation. Participants will be introduced to the All America Display Garden and learn about some  annual and perennial plants that perform well in the Roanoke area.

Hope to see you at the Arboretum!

Virginia Western Horticulture Club Fall Plant Sale

Fall Accent Plant Sale

Friday, September 27,  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 on the City Garden Deck behind the Natural Science Center

Refresh your landscape and planters with bright blooming pansies and hardy perennials availble at the  sale

Plants available include: Pansies, Ajuga, DianthusEuphorbia, Heucherella, Lavender

Pansies - $2.00 per cell pack          Perennials - $5.00 each  

Thank you for supporting the VWCC Horticulture Club and the Community Arboretum

Transfer Week!

Know anyone interested in transferring?

Come to Virginia Western's Transfer Week, Oct 14-17, from 9:30am - 2:30pm in the 1st floor lobby of the Business Science Hall.

Meet with admissions counselors from schools all across Virginia like, Virginia Tech, UVA, Radford University, Old Dominion, VCU, Roanoke College, Ferrum College, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Hollins University, and many more!

Come learn about specific programs offered at four-year schools and have your questions about transferring answered by representatives from the schools you are interested in attending.

The schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday (Oct. 14) - Bridgewater College, Roanoke College, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), University of Virginia (UVA)

Tuesday (Oct. 15) - Averett University, Ferrum College, Radford University (Roanoke Campus), Virginia Tech (College of Natural Resources)

Wednesday (Oct. 16) - Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University (ODU), Radford University, Hollins University

Thursday (Oct. 17) - Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, Virginia Tech

Contact Steven Chichester in Chapman 105 with any questions.

Alumni Survey Results

Our Alumni Survey of 2011-12 graduates closed last week. Thanks to additional marketing by the Institutional Advancement Office, our responses to this survey more than doubled versus the prior year. Results from this and other surveys are available at http://virginiawestern.edu/about/ie/surveys.php .

Student Consumer Information

Do students or potential students ever ask you for data about the college? Federal law requires colleges to provide information on topics such as textbook prices, financial aid, student diversity, and graduation rates. In compliance with these regulations, Virginia Western gives access to information on an astounding variety of topics through its Student Consumer Information page. This page is linked on the left-hand side of both the Current Students and the Future Students tabs on the Virginia Western website. This link also leads to a Net Price Calculator, where students and their families can compare the cost of attending Virginia Western to other institutions. Feel free to refer students to the Student Consumer Information page, or check it out yourself to learn more.

QEP fact of the day–count down to on-site visit

Did you know that the main focus of Navigate: Get THERE through Team Advising is to improve student success through enhanced academic planning skills?

Business Etiquette Luncheon

When: Wednesday , October 16, 11:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Hotel Roanoke

Come learn about proper dining etiquette for business meals and enjoy a wonderful meal all for FREE!!! 


at the Hall Career Center – Thomas Center Room 202
or for more information 857-7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu


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