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May 21, 2014


Virginia Western Community College will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will reopen for normal operations on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Memorial Day calls for each of us to remember our country’s history and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms. It is a particularly poignant time as the country prepares to observe the 70th anniversary of the D-Day liberation of France on June 6. Take the time to visit the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford to learn about this major military event that was the beginning of the end of World War II in the European Theater of war. Our World War II veterans are passing from us daily and our respects need to be conveyed to them for their service and sacrifice. Fly your flag and thank a military veteran for defending your freedoms.

Our next holiday closing will be on Friday, July 4, 2014 in observance of Independence Day. You may find the remainder of the 2014 college holiday schedule on VW Connect at https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/hr/default.aspx.

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Paid Research Study

Do you smoke cigarettes? Participate in a research study:

  • Cigarette smokers age 18-55
  • Smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day for the past year
  • Interview, fill out questionnaires, brain scan (MRI)
  • You will be compensated ($) for you time
  • Get a CD with high-resolution MRI images of your brain

If you are interested, please contact us at 540-526-2068

Wait List for Fall Classes

The Wait List feature will be available beginning Monday, June 2nd for Fall 2014 classes. Returning students will have the opportunity to add their name to a wait list for closed classes before Discover begins on June 5th. Students wishing to use the Wait List feature can find instructions and more information here: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/waitlist.php

Students may also use the Wait List with the Swap feature. Those instructions can be found here:

Retirement/Farewll Reception for Jim Poythress

Dr. Sandel invites you to the Retirement/Farewell Reception for Jim Poythress on May 28th, 8:30am-9:30am in the Fralin Center's Multipurpose Room. Stop by to wish Jim well and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee with a donut! We hope to see you there!

The Writing Center — Not just for English papers!

If writing a paper or papers is a requirement in your classes -- regardless of the discipline -- please remind your students that Writing Center consultants are available to assist them. To avoid compromising academic integrity, consultants won't "fix" student papers. They will, however, help students to identify areas that need work and to choose appropriate tools and strategies for fixing their own papers. Students can bring their papers to the Writing Center (located on the ground floor of Brown Library) in person or submit them electronically to the Online Writing Center.

The Writing Center is open Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Online submissions have a two-business-day turnaround time, but are often returned sooner. For more information about  Writing Center services or to request that a Writing Center consultant visit your classroom to talk with your students about how the Writing Center can assist them, contact Nancy Francisco at 857-6185 or email writingcenter@virginiawestern.edu.


CCAP 2014 Diploma Campaign

2014 Diploma Campaign

During the month of May, Kroger and Stop In Food Stores are partnering with Virginia Western Community College to support the Community College Access Program (CCAP) and make college possible for local high school graduates.

Stop by any local Kroger or Stop In Food Stores location and donate $1 or $5 when you check out. All proceeds directly benefit CCAP and help bolster the economic base of the Roanoke Valley.

For more information, see  http://www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation/ccap/index.php



Summer ID Office Hours

Summer ID Office Hours (Drop In)

Effective May 19, 2014

Dates and Times:

May 19 - 22

11 am - 5:30 pm

June 25-26

11 am-5:30 pm


Thomas Center, Second Floor Lobby area

All students must bring a Government Issued Photo ID (i.e., Driver's License) AND a copy of their current class schedule.

Faculty and staff need to bring their ID Request form filled out and signed by their supervisor.

Appointments can be arranged May 26-June 23, June 27 and June 30 with Nick Owens (nowens@virginiawestern.edu) or Natasha Lee (nlee@virginiawestern.edu)