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January 26, 2015

Retirement Party for Ramona Coveny

If you are planning to attend the Retirement Party for Ramona Coveny, it has been rescheduled on Monday, Jan. 26 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Natural Science Center.

Free Salsa Dancing Classes

Join us at the Fitness Center for Free Salsa Dancing Classes!

Every Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm

Learn the steps while giving your body workout and have fun. No partner needed.

Wellness Workshop

 Next Workshop: Thursday, January 29th 12:00PM – 12:45PM

Basic Nutrition for Get Fit Challenge 2015

Learn why a healthy diet is important and how to make dietary changes for better health and weight management. Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats will be explained, as well as, how to put them together for healthy meals/snacks. Learn why "diets" succeed and fail and how to be on the look for less reputable programs. How to exercise, along with nutrition, fits into a healthy lifestyle will also be covered. Feel free to bring your lunch -- light refreshments will be provided.

 All Workshops will be located at the Fitness Center except for Healthy Eating on a Budget (location TBA). For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Free Classes at the Fitness Center!!!

Join us at the Fitness Center for Free classes every week!

Hip Hop Cardio: Mondays 8:30am-9:30am Dance to the beat and burn calories.

Hard Core: Mondays 9:30am - 10:00am An intense 30 min workout for the power house.

Mindful Meditation: Mondays 12:00pm-1:00pm Stop breathe observe and connect with your inner experience.

Step it UpTuesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm Get your heart pumping! This class utilizes a raised surface, choreography.

Yoga: Tuesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm ,Wednesdays 11:00am-11:50am and  5:30pm-6:30pm Intermediate stretch and flow class. Internal focus for energizing and calming.

Sculpting Blast: Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm and Thursdays 8:30am - 9:30am A weight-based class targeting specific muscles. Uses medicine balls, weights, and bands.

Buns, Guns, and Guts: Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm Focuses on booty, arms, and abs. Uses hand weights and mild cardio.

Pilates: Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Lengthen and strengthen your entire body using core muscles and incorporating strength training.

Zumba Fitness: Fridays 12:30pm-1:30pm Dance-based fitness that use a fusion of Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves.


Please be sure to bring your Student ID and wear non-black soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Virginia Western Club Carnival Today

The clubs and student organizations will be coming out in troves to entertain and enlighten the VWCC community Monday and Tuesday (January 26 & 27) from 10-2 on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center. Come out and experience the spectacle! Witness the delight! Be part of the magic!

Clubs members will be on site to answer any questions and to inform you about all the upcoming projects that they will be bringing to our campus this year. Also there will be groups hoping to start up future student organizations here at VWCC that are looking for interested and like minded individuals to be part of the process.

So come on out and be part of your Virginia Western community!

For more information about student clubs and organizations, please visit our Student Life club page (linked here) or email Natasha Lee at Nlee@virginiawestern.edu.

Spring Volunteer Fair

Encourage your students to become involved in our community! This spring, the Student Activities Department will be hosting 15-20 non-profit organizations that make positive impacts on the Roanoke Valley and providing them with the opportunity to connect with our student body.

Wednesday, February 4th, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Student Life Center 3rd Floor

Participants include: Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Rescue Mission, the American Red Cross, Roanoke Valley SPCA, Habitat for Humanity, Center in the Square, the Salvation Army, the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue, the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, Carilion Clinic Hospice, Feeding America, FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Roanoke Diversity Center, and more!

Contact Erin Wynd at erw2112@email.vccs.edu for more information.

VWCC Winter Blood Drive Tomorrow

Virginia Blood Services will be holding their 2015 VWCC winter blood drive this Tuesday (January 27th) from 10-3 in the new Student Life Center (room s307).

If interested, you can sign up online at www.vablood.org or at the Student Activities Department but walk ins are always welcome! All donors must present a valid ID or VBS donor card at registration.

Free T-shirt for all presenting donors!

For any questions, please contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu.

Sponsored by your Virginia Western Student Activities

SAILS Survey Assistance – Duncan 212

Do you have questions about completing your SAILS survey? Need some tips to speed up survey completion? Your Program Advisors will be holding open lab sessions to assist with any questions you may have. If you are unable to come to an open lab hour please contact a Program Advisor directly for assistance!

Open SAILS Lab – Duncan 212


Wednesday 1/21

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday 1/22

9:00 – Noon & 2:00-5:45 p.m.

Friday 1/23

9:00 – Noon & 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Monday 1/26
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

BTT – Lacey Carey 857-6210; LASS – Mandy Garcia 857-6710; STEM – Yvonne Campbell 857-6099. If you are unsure which Program Advisor is assigned to you please feel free to contact any of us and we will assist you.

Education: 2025 forum

North Cross School is hosting a community forum on Thursday, January 29 at 5:30 p.m. to examine the future of education. A distinguished and uniquely qualified panel of local leaders in education, including Virginia Western President Robert Sandel, will convene in Fishburn Auditorium on the campus of North Cross School to discuss the impact of technology on the classroom, the influence of globalization in our schools, and how these changes will impact a liberal arts education.

The forum is free and open to the public. Please invite your friends, neighbors, and anyone with an interest in the future of education to this event. For more information, visit: http://www.northcross.org/education-2025.html.

January 23, 2015

Community News

Do you have a church bazaar, yard sale, or item for sale? Submit COMMUNITY NEWS items to tnepper@virginiawestern.edu