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October 2, 2014

Free “Roanoke Valley Reads” Book for VWCC Students

Brown Library still has copies of the Roanoke Valley Reads 2014 featured book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, available for current VWCC students. Please direct students to take their student ID or class schedule to the top floor of the library to get a free book (courtesy of Student Activities and Brown Library).

Faculty and staff --- We didn’t forget about you! Two copies of the book are on Reserve now at the Circulation Desk and available for you to check out.

Roanoke Valley Reads is a community-wide reading experience that brings people together, promotes tolerance and understanding of differing points of view, and emphasizes the importance of literacy.

Stand Up NBC Comedy College Tour

Stand Up NBC Comedy College Tour

Friday, October 3

7:30 p.m., Doors open at 7 p.m.

Student Life Center, Third Floor

NBC’s College Comedy Tour is making a stop at Virginia Western! This live stand-up comedy show features national comedians Julio Torres, Chris Cubas, and Daniel Tirado. Cosponsored with Hollins University.

Free Movies: Deliver Us from Evil

Friday October 10: Deliver Us from Evil

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Free!

NY police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.  Run time: 1 hr 58 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

Free Salsa Dancing Class

Work up a sweat with Salsa Dancing!

The Fitness Center will be offering FREE Salsa Dance classes for all currently enrolled students, faculty & staff!

What: Salsa Dancing!

Where: Fitness Center Studio

When: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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

Free Salsa Dancing Classes!

Find your rhythm with Salsa Dancing!
The Fitness Center will be offering FREE Salsa Dance classes for all currently enrolled students, faculty & staff!
What:Salsa Dancing!
Where: Fitness Center Studio
When: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Please be sure to bring your Student ID and wear soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

October 1, 2014

Free Movies: A Most Wanted Man

Wednesday October 1: A Most Wanted Man

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Free!

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

Free Yoga Classes!

Bend it with Yoga classes!
The Fitness Center will be offering FREE Yoga classes for all currently enrolled students, faculty & staff!

What: Free Yoga
Where: The Fitness Center
When: Mondays 1:30-2:30pm & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Mats & blocks are provided. No registration required, 30 person limit per class. For more information contact the Dani van Vierssen at 540-857-6570 or dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Transfer Fair Preparation Session TODAY for Students!

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 Fair 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

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) Starts Today! Give Here – Share There

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is the tool that facilitates State Employee workplace giving. It is a voluntary employee charitable giving program, which raises funds for numerous nonprofit health and humanitarian organizations throughout the state of Virginia. Since 1997, employees have donated more than $31.8 million to participating non-profit organizations through CVC!

The CVC Committee will be hosting two upcoming events:

October 31st - Chili Cook-Off and Halloween Costume Contest. More information to come but don't miss this fun event!

  • Contact Shana Roche (SRoche@virginiawestern.edu) if you would like to have your chili entered in the contest. Prizes for the first and second place winners!
  • Admission to the cook-off is $5 with proceeds going to Feeding America Southwest Virginia. Admission lets you sample all chilis.
  • Non-perishable food donations will be accepted in addition to the $5 admission fee (more info to come).
  • Drinks will be provided.
  • We'll also have a Halloween costume contest so pick out your costume and be on the look out for more info!

November 12th - Silent Auction to benefit Roanoke Valley SPCA

  • November 12, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, NSC
  • Contact Faith Janney (fjanney@virginiawestern.edu) to donate items
  • More information to come!

Members of the CVC Committee will be handing out pledge cards very soon. See Marla Whiteside (mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu) if you would like to participate before you receive your pledge card.

Click here to learn more about the CVC Campaign - http://www.cvc.virginia.gov/ 

A special incentive for those who give between October 1 and October 15th

  • Those who give online through EmployeeDirect or a university-sponsored online giving system will be entered into a drawing for a 4-pack of Disney World hopper passes – good for all the Disney parks in the Orlando area and good through 2015.
  • Those who give by paper pledge card and turn it in to their CVC coordinator by close of business on October 15 will be entered in a drawing for other prizes.

CVC Campaign Begins Today! Give Here Share There

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) begins today. The CVC program gives you an opportunity to donate to charities of your choice in our commuity and beyond.

Pledge your CVC donation online between October 1st – 15th and you will be automatically entered to win 4 one-day park hopper park passes to Disney World!

Passes give admission to all of these theme parks for one day:  Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.

Passes are valid until August 1, 2016 and are valued at $496.

A winner will be randomly selected via the online giving donors list after October 15th. CVC will notify the winner directly.

For a directory of CVC charities to pledge your donation online, visit www.cvc.virginia.gov.