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April 15, 2014

Fitness Assessments

Where are you with your fitness goals? Come find out with the Exercise Science Program Students Thursday April 17th 10-11:30 a.m. in the Humanities Gym. Assess Body Fat, BMI, Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, and Flexibility. See where you need to focus your program. FREE to all VWCC students, faculty and staff. Contact Karen Carpenter at kcarpenter@virginiawestern.edu with questions.  Full assessment takes about 20 minutes.

Yoga in the Park

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday April 17th at 12 noon -1pm join the Exercise Science Club, DJ spinning yoga music, and instructor Karen Carpenter for Yoga in the Park. This one hour class outdoors at our beautiful Arboretum is for all fitness levels. Relieve end of the semester stress and take an hour for YOU. Open to all VWCC students, faculty, and staff.  Inclement weather plan is in the Humanities Gym.

April 14, 2014

National Library Week – Tip of the Day

Information literacy is an important key to student success. Brown Library wants to partner with faculty and staff to help our students select and use information effectively. Here’s one of the ways we can work together:

Tip #1: Require your students to use scholarly sources for their assignments.

The library has a variety of reliable sources for your students: books, journals and magazines in print; online databases with thousands of articles; eBooks, audiobooks, and online videos; and friendly, knowledgeable staff members to help your students access whatever they need.

Happy National Library Week!

April 11, 2014

Everybody S – T – R – E – T – C – H

Brown Library is  S – T – R – E – T – C – H – I – N – G  Saturday hours in April and closing at 4:00pm instead of 1:00pm.  The Link Learning Commons (main floor) and Library Services (top floor) will be open as follows:

  • Monday  through Thursday, 8am to 8pm
  • Friday,   8am to 5pm
  • Saturdays in April, 9am to 4pm

The Learning Technology Center (ground floor) will have regular hours which are posted here.

Let the services and resources in the Brown Library Building help you along your road to success!

Next Week is National Library Week!

April 13 - 19, 2014, is National Library Week, a nationwide celebration of libraries and library workers.

Come to Brown Library.

Search our online databases.

Read a book.

Hug a librarian (gently).

April 4, 2014

Digital Photography

Digital Photography (PHTG 2201 - AC1) Tuesday 5/6/14 - 6/10/14 (6:30pm-8:30pm) This five week class will cover what symbols mean; proper exposure; lighting and portraits; composition and landscapes; processing your images. Instructor: Teena Cook. For more details contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

March 31, 2014


KIDS College Summer Youth Programs - Early registration discount through May 30th! Follow link for more details http://www.virginiawestern.edu/kidscollege  Contact: Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu or (540) 857-6514

Summer 2014 Classes:

Intro to Basics, Families Creation and Advanced Revit Techniques (CADD 2153 AC1) Thursday (6:00pm-9:45pm) 4/10/14 - 5/29/14  http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/business_professional.php Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

QuickBooks for Business Workshop (ACCT 2195 - AC1) Thursday 5/1/14 - 5/15/14 (6:00pm-9:00pm) Click for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/conted/quickbooks.php - Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Digital Photography (PHTG 2201 - AC1) Tuesday 5/6/14 - 6/10/14 (6:30pm-8:30pm) This five week class will cover what symbols mean; proper exposure; lighting and portraits; composition and landscapes; processing your images. - Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Eric Stiles, a former supervisor and head tailor/fitter for Giorgio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren is coming to Roanoke! Sewing/Construction & Pattern Drafting classes (LLRN 2700 - 6 sessions, one per week for 6 consecutive weeks on THURSDAYS) 5/29/14 - 7/10/14 (No Class July 3) Must meet 20 minimum registrations. Click this link for more details- http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/sewing.php  Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Home Inspection Training Course now available! Online Home Study Course or 3-day in classroom course includes online Home Study Course; Class dates: July 25-27, 2014; 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM  Follow this link for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/homeinspection.php

March 28, 2014

Local Book Featured in People Magazine and Available at Brown Library

Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening by local author, Carol Wall, is featured in the “Books” review section of the March 10th issue of People Magazine. The review calls the book “a profoundly moving memoir that tells the story of an unexpected friendship and the rewards of reaping what we sow.”

Two copies of this popular new book are available on the top floor of Brown Library. See a library staff member at the Circulation Desk, and check out this featured selection for a 2 week period.

Come to Brown Library and “Get your READ on!”

March 26, 2014

Full Time Friday Cohort Fall 2014

  • Do you want to improve your life through education?
  • Don’t have time to come to school daily?
  • Do you want to save gas and time?
  • Finish  your career in two years?
  • Maintain a full time student status?
  • Be eligible for Financial aid?
  • There’s no excuse.

Full Time Friday is here for you.

Virginia Western's Full-Time Fridays (ftf) program allows students to earn an Associate of Science degree in General Studies.

For more information, please visit: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/fridays.php , or contact coordinator Alexander Scott at ascott@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-7247.

March 24, 2014

Popular Local Book on Reserve at Brown Library

Brown Library has two copies of the popular new book, Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart by local author and retired Roanoke Catholic English teacher, Carol Wall. The book, recently featured in the Roanoke Times, tells the story of Wall’s unlikely friendship with Kenyan immigrant, Giles Owita, who has a Doctorate in Horticulture from Virginia Tech. Go to the Circulation Desk on the top floor of Brown Library to check out this book for two weeks.

The library also has a large collection of beautiful and informative horticulture and gardening resources to support the college’s Horticulture programs and to appeal to gardening enthusiasts. Just a few of the available titles are listed below:

Books in Print

  • Flora of Virginia by Alan S. Weakley, J. Christopher Ludwig, and John F. Townsend
  • The Nature-Friendly Garden: Creating a Backyard Haven for Plants, Wildlife, and People by Marlene A. Condon
  • Flowers A to Z: Buying, Growing, Cutting, Arranging by Cecelia Heffernan
  • Sustainable Horticulture: Today and Tomorrow by Raymond P. Poincelot


  • The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
  • Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter

Magazines and Journals in Print

  • Fine Gardening
  • Garden Design
  • Horticulture: Magazine of American Gardening
  • Mother Earth News: The Original Guide to Living Wisely

Come to Brown Library and “Get your READ on!”