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September 19, 2014

How is your challenge going?

Are you committed to your challenge? Are you taking steps every day to reach your goal? Try to add something new to your routine:

  • Eat fruit at every meal in a day
  • Drink nothing but water for a day
  • Do 50 sit ups
  • Hit 100 grams of protein in a day
  • Get at least 8 hours of sleep
  • Do food prep for the week

Want to know more about the CommonHealth Committee's Make-Your-Own-Challenge Challenge? Contact Tara Nepper at tnepper@virginiawestern.edu.

Commonhealth Committee activity disclaimer:

“This activity is not intended to be done during the employee’s normal work hours unless the employee is on an approved break, at lunch, or the activity is specifically scheduled as an event in which the employee’s supervisor has given the authority for the employee to attend. If the activity is an official CommonHealth event, Virginia Western employees who are scheduled to work during the event are authorized to take up to one hour of paid time per month in order to participate provided their supervisor permits the employee to attend.”

Do You Suffer from Compassion Fatigue?

We will be hosting a special lecture by Dr. Richard Miller, a nationally renowned surgeon and author on the subject of Compassion Fatigue. This is a free lecture open to the public, faculty, staff and students. There will be 3 Sessions on September 25th (9:45AM; 12:45PM & 3:00PM) and 1 on September 26th (9:15AM).  The lecture will be held in Whitman Theater. Please watch this short 1-minute video for more information:  http://youtu.be/_hDQqWntwG0

TED Talk Friday – Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa honors society will be sponsoring this weeks TED talk. Come enjoy a TED talk that touches upon PTK's mission and hear about the many offerings (and projects) they have in store for our campus this semester. Friday at 1pm on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center (S307)

This week's talk: Ben Klasky- Get Hooked on Nature
As kids now spend more time with entertainment media, they’re getting less and less time outdoors, despite the mental and physical health benefits. Ben Klasky, CEO of IslandWood, a 255-acre outdoor learning center, proposes a free and natural remedy to the physical problems kids face: the Great Outdoors.

More about Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa's mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students. The organization also provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
Please see http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studentlife/honors.php for more information.

Free Movies: A Most Wanted Man

Wednesday October 1: A Most Wanted Man

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater


A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Willem Defoe. Run time: 2 hr 2 min. Rated: R.

All faculty, staff, students and their guests are welcome to attend. All movies are free!

Contact Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator, with questions at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326

Employee Giving Campaign – Give Today!

Three anonymous faculty donors have stepped up with a challenge: They will match any Employee Giving Campaign funds that are donated to the Baja Club (up to $3,000 total). You can help double the money our award-winning team receives, thanks to this generous offer.

Also new: We’re adding three $5 Subway gift cards to the giveaway pile this week, donated by our new Subway vendor in the Student Life Building. The drawing also includes a $50 Kroger gift card donated by Educational Foundation board member Maryellen Goodlatte.

To be eligible for this and future campaign prizes, please donate by noon this Friday, Sept. 19. Next week is the final week of the campaign.

Your options to donate:

Give online: Go to http://virginiawestern.edu/employeegiving/ and click on the link in the yellow box at the center of the page. (It’s labeled, “The Employee Giving Campaign has begun!”)

Stop by: Pick up a donation form at the Educational Foundation office on the third floor of Fishburn Hall.

Payroll deduction: Go to http://virginiawestern.edu/foundation/giving/empgiving.php and print out the donation form.

Remember, if you donate any amount, you’ll get a thank-you gift – a smart phone “wallet” that attaches to the back of your cell as a handy place to store an ID or credit card. The wallet comes with a Virginia Western logo.

Why should you give? How does payroll deduction work? These questions and more are answered on our FAQ page: http://virginiawestern.edu/foundation/giving/empgiving.php

Questions? Contact Carole Tarrant, the foundation’s coordinator of development, at ctarrant@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6281.

September 18, 2014

JDRF Bake Sale – 9/25

The Virginia Western JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team will be hosting a BAKE SALE on Thursday, September 25th, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 3rd floor Student Life Center.

You can help by donating items for sale, working the table and purchasing items.

Donations should be dropped off in Student Activities by Wednesday night. Contact Monica at mcg29263@email.vccs.edu to let her know what items you'll be donating and/or when you can work the table.

Give directly to our JDRF team: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?team_id=159222&pg=team&fr_id=3930

Thank you for your help!

Zumba Fundraiser

Join us on September 26th for Zumba, 3:30-4:30 p.m. and/or 5-6 p.m. in the gymnasium (H100).
$5.00 for one class and $8.00 for two classes. Each class lasts for an hour and will be taught by Christine Shell.
Benjamin M. Corbett
Madison Society

Are your students or advisees confused about transferring?

Do you have students or advisees that need help planning their transfer to a 4 year college or university? Tell them about the upcoming Transfer Advising Q & A sessions! These sessions are designed to help our students prepare for Transfer Week (October 6-9th) and will include basic information on transferring as well as tips on what questions to ask an admissions rep and how to plan ahead for transferring.

Sessions Held in Business Science 320 on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
o   Follow up session to discuss any additional questions post-Transfer Fair or to assist students unable to attend the Fair

Questions? Contact:

Business, Technology & Trades: Lacey Carey - lcarey@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6210

Liberal Arts & Social Science: Mandy Garcia - mgarcia@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6710

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Yvonne Campbell - ycampbell@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6099


Know any students who want to transfer?

Come to Virginia Western's Transfer Fair, October 6th-9th, from 10:00am - 2:00pm on the 3rd floor of the new Student Life Center.

Meet with admissions counselors from schools all across Virginia like, Virginia Tech, Radford University, Liberty University, Old Dominion, VCU, George Mason, 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.

Contact Steven Chichester in Chapman 105 with any questions.