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August 28, 2014

Registration Room CLOSED!

Please be advised that the Registration Room in Duncan 212 is now closed.  Special thanks to Debbie Inman, Tammy Woods, Melinda Hill, Gavin Hollingsworth, Gabe Jones, Reinfred Addo, the Chapman Hall Ambassadors, and the Admissions Office staff for working to provide support to students in the Registration Room throughout the fall registration period!  They assisted over 1500 students during June, July and August!

The Registration Room will re-open in Duncan 212 on November 17th.

The Make-Your-Own-Challenge Challenge

As a way to help you stay motivated during this fall semester, the CommonHealth Committee is holding the first ever Make-Your-Own-Challenge Challenge. Because we all have different ways we would like to make improve, change or learn, this challenge is what YOU make it. We will help provide a buddy, tips, inspiration and perhaps a little something at the end. Some challenges you may want to try:

  • Walking
  • Overall fitness
  • Break a bad habit
  • Healthier eating
  • Quit smoking
  • Or anything else!

Look for our upcoming monthly challenges to help you stay on track:

  • September - Reducing Stress
  • October - Walking
  • November - Stair Climbing
  • December - Healthy Snacks and Lunches

Sign up by emailing Tara Nepper with your challenge and if you would like to be paired with a buddy who has a challenge similar to yours. No one's challenge will be made public and you will not be required to share results. Look for weekly encouragement in the Daily Bulletin.

Million Dollar Arm: This week’s free movie!

Friday, August 29: Million Dollar Arm

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Free!

Friends and family are welcome to attend!

A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. Starring John Hamm. Run time: 2 hr 4 min. Rated PG. Family.

For more information about this movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1647668/


 

Student Activities is excited to announce this semester's movie line-up! All faculty, staff, students and their guests are welcome to attend. All movies are free!

All films will be shown in Whitman Theater (First Floor of Business Science).

Friday September 12: 22 Jump Street

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. Starring  Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Run time: 2 hours Rated: R. Comedy.

Wednesday October 1: A Most Wanted Man

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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. Drama.

Friday, October 10: Deliver Us from Evil

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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. Horror.

Friday, October 24: Guardians of the Galaxy

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

From Marvel Comics. Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser. Run time: 2 hr 2 min. Rated: PG-13. Sci-Fi.

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

Constitution Day Events

September 17th, Constitution Day!

Join the Student Activities Department for an afternoon with Patrick Henry and James Madison as they argue the ratification of the US Constitution. The debate starts at 12:15 on Sept. 17th  in the Student Life Center, 3rd Floor, and stick around after the debate is over and speak with two of the most well known Virginians in history.

AHA Heart Walk – October 18th

The 2014 Heart Walk will be Saturday, October 18th at 10a.m. at River’s Edge Park South. Our team goal is $1,500 and we need your help! Stop in Marketing, pick up a walker packet and get started today! The walk is four miles and can walkers, runners and bikers are encouraged to attend. Strollers and dogs (on a lease) are welcome.

Can't walk but want to donate? Purchase a Red Passion Heart for $10. All hearts will be placed on a banner for display during our walk. See Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu) to purchase your heart today!

Click here to donate or join our team! http://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1091677&lis=1&kntae1091677=1D93A17BA4A34DDFBA7C889EA0B7C5FF&team=5970853&tlteam=0

Did you know that Heart Disease is the number one killer of women and men in America? Stroke is the number four cause of death in the U.S. Heart Disease and stroke claim more lives than all cancers combined.

As a result of local American Heart Association fundraisers major medical breakthroughs such as CPR, anti-rejection drugs, angioplasty, drug-coated heart stents and hypothermia therapy have been discovered and help in saving lives.

Boots2Books 5K Race

Want to help support a great cause? Sign up today to volunteer to help with Boots2Books 5K Run to benefit the Veterans Assistance Fund, hosted by the Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association. Saturday, August 30, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. Race starts at Virginia Western campus. Runners will receive a free t-shirt! Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt!

Want to participate as a runner? Register online here, or Download the PDF registration form here to register by mail. (PDF)

Registration Fees: (Before August 15th)

  • General public runner: $30
  • VCCS student or employee: $20
  • Veteran or active military: $15
  • Walker: $10
  • Race-day registration: $35

For more information, contact Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association president Matthew Jones at mjones0373@email.vccs.edu.

August 27, 2014

AAUW Used Book Sale Opens Friday, Sept. 5

The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the American Association of University Women's semi-annual book sale opens at 10 a.m. Friday and offers a great chance to get current and older books at terrific prices.

Proceeds sponsor scholarships for girls and women.

The sale site is on the second floor across from Belk.
Hours are:
10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday
1-6 p.m. Sunday
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday

To donate books for future sales, contact AAUW at 580-6330 or 890-5203 or send a message to:
pshiffle@radford.edu or cherihughes@gmail.com

Fall 2014 Graduation Applications

The Fall 2014 Graduation Application packet has been revised. The application and associated documents have been posted to the Student Records forms page:  http://virginiawestern.edu/services/records/forms.php. The links are listed below:

o Graduation Application
o Fall 2014 Graduation Application Instructions
o Fall 2014 Graduation Application (DOCX)
o Programs of Study by Degree Type and School

A new feature has been added this year.  Students will be able to order their cap and gown on-line at: https://oakhalli.com/colleges/vwcc and a receipt will be sent to their e-mail address.

Hard copy graduation application packets will be available in the school offices within the next few days.

The Graduation Application Instructions for Faculty Advisors has been revised and posted to the Faculty Resources section of the Faculty & Staff page at:  http://www.virginiawestern.edu/facstaff/docs/GraduationApplicationInstructionsforFacultyAdvisors.pdf.

Safety / Workers’ Compensation Tip of the Week….

September is National Preparedness Month. The 2014 National Preparedness Month theme is “Be Disaster Aware….Take Action to Prepare!”  During the month of September, you will receive information via the Daily Bulletin to help you increase your emergency preparedness awareness.

A disaster supply kit is a collection of basic items your household or workplace may need in the event of an emergency.  Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency.  You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you.  You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.

You may need to survive on your own after an emergency.  This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.  Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately.  You could get help in hours or it may take days.

Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer.  Your supply kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has a wonderful checklist online to assist you with preparing your Basic Emergency Supply Kit.  You should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits…..one full kit at home and a smaller portable kit in your workplace, vehicle or other places you spend time.

Please contact Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6331) in the Human Resources Department for additional information concerning Workers' Compensation and/or safety in the workplace.

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

Project Managment Professional Exam Prep Certification (BUSC 2507 - 64484 AC1) Thursdays (6:00pm-9:30pm) 9/11/14 - 12/11/14
http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/pmp.php (visit http://www.pmi.org/CareerDevelopment/Pages/Obtaining-Credential.aspx for more information). Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu