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March 21, 2014

For Sale/Trade/Free

For Sale

Four tickets and two VIP passes to the NCAA Division III basketball semifinals tonight at the Salem Civic Center. First game starts at 6 p.m., and second game at 8:30 p.m. The tickets are good for either or both games. Asking $10 per ticket (face value $12.50), and $10 per VIP pass; $60 for all. Contact Terry Drumheller (tdrumheller@virginiawestern.edu) if interested.


Mark Your Calendar – Virginia Employee Public Service Week!

Every May, state agencies across Virginia will celebrate the hard work and dedication that state employees provide to the Commonwealth of Virginia through recognition events in honor of Virginia Employee Public Service Week.

Due to the operational challenges that Virginia Western faces during the traditional recognition period, we will be celebrating Virginia Employee Public Service Week on Wednesday, April 9, 2014:

Virginia Public Service Week

Fralin Center, Multi-purpose Room

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wildwood Smokehouse will cater this event providing you pulled chicken and pork, BBQ beans, potato salad, cole slaw and a dinner role.

For your additional pleasure, an assortment of challenges will be available:

  • Jelly Beans Guessing Game   Be the employee to guess the closest amount of jelly beans and win the jar of candy!
  • Name that Employee and Recognition Line-Up  Have fun while you eat by matching recognition statements made on You Make the Difference Cards to the recipient, and identifying pictures of co-workers.  The employee that matches the most correct responses will receive a prize!

You will also have the opportunity to recognize an accomplishment or a noteworthy action of a co-worker on a paper brick wall for the college’s Wall of Fame.  Three (3) employees will be awarded a recognition reward based on the recognition action (brick) completed by your peers.  The VWCC bricks will be proudly displayed on the college's Wall of Fame during the traditional Public Service Week, May 4 – 10th.

Thank you for making a difference!

Smoking on Campus


The College’s Clean Air Policy currently prohibits smoking in all areas of the south campus except in the designated shelter located adjacent to Humanities in Lot 1E.  The South Campus is described as any area between Colonial Avenue and State Route 220.  This includes Webber, Chapman, Craig and Duncan Halls the Natural Science Center, Arboretum, Greenhouse, Humanities Building and the Thomas Center.  This also includes all parking lots, sidewalks and common areas.

 Smoking on the south side of campus is limited to outside areas that are at least 25 feet from any building entrance.

The discarding of cigarette butts on the ground as litter on campus may subject the person to a criminal fine for littering.

Craig Harris, Chief of Police

Dean of Learning Resources

I am pleased to announce that Chris Porter has accepted the position of Dean of Learning Resources. The Dean of Learning Resources will provide leadership to the Library, Testing Center, Academic Link, Computer labs, Instructional Technology and Design, eLit (Distance Learning), and Educational Technology Programs and will play a key role in providing learning support services to promote the success of our students. Chris has a unique combination of both proven leadership and supervisory experience along with direct or indirect experience working with each of the areas to be supervised by this position. Chris has been serving as Learning Technology Center Coordinator since September 2012. Please welcome Chris to his new role.

 Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer

Horticulture Club Perennial Sale

Welcome Spring! 

The 2014 Perennial Sale is this Saturday, March 22, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

at the Community Arboretum on the City Garden Deck

Prices start at $4.50 for select 4.5" potted perennials.

Look for newer cultivars and your favorite varieties of the following perennials:

Astilbe, Bleeding Heart,  Coral Bells, Coreopsis, Daylily, Dianthus, Fern, Geranium, Hosta, Lamium, Lavender, Salvia, Shasta Daisy...

Hope to see you at the sale and thank you for supporting the VWCC Horticulture Club and the Community Arboretum

Movies next week…

Tuesday, March 25: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

2 p.m.  and 6 p.m.  - Whitman Theater

Cosponsored with the Human Rights Club

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Rated PG-13.


Friday, March 28: American Hustle

2 p.m.  and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Con man Irving Rosenfeld, is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso, and pushed into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Rated R.


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

Student discount for American Idiot

Virginia Western students are eligible for a discount on American Idiot on April 10 at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre.

Student Ticket Information:
Original Ticket Prices: $57.50 , $40, $30
Student Ticket Prices: $45, $35, $25

Get special student discount at the Roanoke Civic Center Box Office only by showing a valid student ID, 2 ticket limit per ID. Valid through April 10.

Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season.

Based on Green Day’s Grammy® Award winning multi-platinum album, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. The musical features the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track “American Idiot” from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.”

Important Date Reminder

  • Last Day to Register/Add a Class - January 13
  • Last Day to Drop and Receive a Refund - January 24
  • Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty - March 21

Work Study Need Hours?

Do you have a work study in your area who could use some hours due to snow days? The Alumni Association will be hosting an Open House in the Fralin Center on Saturday, March 29th, 1-4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to assist with set up on Friday afternoon and on Saturday. Please have your work study contact Ruth Cassell (crcassell@virginiawestern.edu) to sign up. Please have your work study contact Ruth Cassell (crcassell@virginiawestern.edu) to sign up.

Bookstore Sale!

Clearance Week Event at the Virginia Western Bookstore! From March 24th-28th, save big on clearance-marked items which include tanks, tees, sweatshirts and more! Stop by and shop!