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February 24, 2014

CCAP Deadline Week

The deadline for the 2014-2015 Community College Access Program (CCAP) applications is Friday, February 28. Please direct students inquiring about CCAP applications to Fishburn Hall.

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, applications will be processed in the Educational Foundation office, F214.

On Wednesday, Feb. 26-Friday, Feb. 28, applications will be processed in the HR Training Room, F02.

If documents are inadvertently faxed or mailed to your office, please forward them to the Educational Foundation:

  • Fax: 857-6370
  • Office: Fishburn Hall, 214
  • Address:

Virginia Western Educational Foundation
3093 Colonial Avenue, SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Payne at cpayne@virginiawestern.edu. Thank you for your assistance!

Student Engagement in Higher Education


The Gallup Organization surveys thousands of students yearly to determine what keeps them engaged. Learn more about the Student Engagement in Higher Education model designed from that information.

Meet one of the Gallup trainers here at Virginia Western.

Virginia Tech and several other area schools have incorporated the Gallup Student Engagement Model across campus.   Come meet with the Gallup trainer here at Virginia Western and learn more about the strategies.

 When: Monday March 3, 2014, 3-4, 4 on for questions; refreshments served

Where: Virginia Western campus- Natural Science Center

Gallup Trainer: Kyle Robinson, Director of Campus Engagement, Gallup Education;                          Ideation | Strategic |Communication | Learner | Achiever

Sponsor: Deb Squire, Career Transition Coach. Deb is pursuing her certification in Student Engagement in Higher Education. For more information, contact Deb, 857-6296, dsquire@virginiawestern.edu.

Gallup offers educators free webinars, newsletters and other resources.



Thank you for supporting VWCC basketball!

Thank you to all of the faculty, staff and students who came out to the games on Friday night. We had the best crowd I have ever seen at a VWCC game. The crowd was treated to one of the best games I have ever been a part of, even if we did lose 105-101. We were down 103-101 with 20 seconds to go and had two 3 pointers go in and come back out. Your attendance lets our student athletes know that you support them and that you are proud of Virginia Western!

Ray Bare

Head Men's Basketball Coach

Come to Brown Library Today!

Come celebrate “Love Your Library Day” today (Monday, February 24)  in Brown Library.   This is your opportunity to get to know the Learning Resources that are available for you on all three floors of the Brown Library Building --- your ticket to academic support and success.

Check out Today’s activities:

Building-Wide Scavenger Hunt

(For Students Only) Get scavenger hunt forms from the Circulation Desk on the top floor of the library.   Submit completed scavenger hunt forms to the Circulation Desk for a chance to win a $100.00 Amazon Gift Card.   Six runner-up prizes will also be awarded.  Prizes provided by Student Activities and the VWCC bookstore.  Contest winners will be notified on February 25.


Ground Floor Activities

(For Students Only) The first ten students who visit the Writing Center and say, “I love my library” will get a goodie bag.

Main Floor Activities

(For Students, Staff, and Faculty)  Kiss Contest!  Guess the correct number of candy kisses on display at the main floor Resource Desk and win a prize.  Prizes provided by Bubblecake.  Contest winners will be notified on February 25.


Top Floor Activities

(For Students, Staff, and Faculty) Free hot beverages 10am-2pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm

(For Students Only) The first ten students who visit the Reference Desk and do “The Robot” will get a goodie bag.  Research assistance provided for those who are not familiar with that dance.

(For Music Lovers) Electrifying performance by the “Mime-All-Mime Air Guitar Band.”  We don’t know exactly when the band will be performing, so you will just have to come and spend the day in our building.

We look forward to seeing you and serving you in Brown Library.

Movies this week…

Thursday, February 27:  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Rated PG-13.


Friday, February 28: Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Animated - Noon and 4 p.m.

Live Action - 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Virginia Western is the only venue in Roanoke showing these Oscar-nominated short films (as of printing this flyer!)! View trailers and descriptions at http://oscar.go.com/nominees. Unrated.

See a review from the LA Times of these movies here : http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-ca-oscar-shorts-notebook-20140202,0,791692.story#axzz2tbR06FAb


Coming up...

Friday,  March 14: Frozen

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theatre

(Free Frozen treats and hot chocolate provided!) Rated PG.


Tuesday, March 25: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

2 p.m.  and 6 p.m.  - Whitman Theater

Cosponsored with the Human Rights Club


Friday, March 28: American Hustle

2 p.m.  and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater


Friday, April 25: The Lego Movie

Bring your family: This is Spring Break week for local school districts!

2 p.m.  and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater


Remember Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends!  Contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu for more information.

The Media Geeks Need Your Help

The Media Geeks are BUSY!  Since we began formally producing videos for the campus community we have created hundreds of videos, and we get new requests nearly every day. We need your HELP!

The Media Geeks are looking for creative, responsible students interested in working in our video production department. Students workers will be helping to create the videos you can see on VWCC’s YouTube site (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6BqhWazgA6rfn1JlpUElnQ) as well as potentially building up their professional portfolio. If you think you may have students like this in any of your classes, please refer them to us.  We’re looking to hire one or more students to work with us starting immediately.

To apply, students should have at least some experience in any of the following areas: Photography, Videography, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere and/or After Effects.  These are PAID positions, open to all Virginia Western Community College Students.  Students should be expecting to stick with classes at least for a few more semesters.  We invest a lot of time in training, so we want to make sure they’ll be with us long enough for everyone to benefit from our efforts.

Interested students should email mediageeks@virginiawestern.edu. We’ll contact them to arrange for a meeting to talk in greater detail.

Blue Stars, or not?

Virginia Western is accepting suggestions to change the name of its sports teams.  These sports include men's basketball, men's soccer, women's basketball, women's volleyball, and other intramural teams.  The current team name is the Virginia Western Blue Stars.

What would be a great name for our teams?



Job Fair Wednesday – Health Care & Wellness Focus

Focused Career Fair open to majors in:


What:  Health Care & Wellness Job Fair
When: Wednesday, February 26th, 2014; 12-3:30 (come & go event)

Where: Multipurpose Room - Fralin Center
Register for this event in THE HALL CAREER CENTER- Thomas Center G202, 857-8798, careercenter@virginiawestern.edu
Students & Alumni can come learn about current openings in the Health Care & Wellness fields in the Roanoke Valley, how to apply and get a chance to meet with employers face-to-face!  Don't forget to come by the Career Center for information on Resume Writing or a Resume Power Hour for a quick critique prior to the event. For more information on Resume Power Hour times check out http://www.virginiawestern.edu/career_center/