Art Gallery Exhibit

"A Sense of Place" (an art exhibit running from November 5 until December 15) features 27 rural and urban scenes by Japanese artists from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Pieces range from woodblock prints and sumi ink paintings to video clips from classic anime and video game backdrops. From the traditional to the contemporary, the exhibit explores the centrality and importance of the landscape and cityscape in the development of Japanese aesthetic and national identity.  Visit the VWCC art gallery in the Humanities building to experience this fascinating exhibit.  The opening reception (complete with Japanese snack foods) will be Wednesday, November 5th, from 5-7 pm.


Posted on November 3, 2014 in Campus News | Permalink

Rapids men fall in NJCAA debut

Potomac State (1-0) defeated Virginia Western (0-1) 99-65 in men's basketball on Saturday afternoon in Roanoke. The Catamounts were led by Quincy Miller with 30 points and Zachery White added 12.

The Rapids hung tough with the No. 1 team in Region 20 for the first 15 minutes. The Catamounts closed the half on a 15-3 run to take a 47-34 lead into the locker room and never trailed in the second half.

The Rapids were led by Chris Jones and Damien Harris who both had 16 points in their NJCAA debut.The Rapids return to action on Tuesday when they travel to take on Guilford Tech in Greensboro.

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Advising Center Closure

The Advising Center will be closed on November 6th until 3 p.m. for staff training. The office will reopen for regular business hours on Friday, November 7th, 2014.

Posted on October 28, 2014 in Campus News | Permalink

Virginia Western and VDH hosted free public seminar on Ebola virus

Virginia Western Community College and the Virginia Department of Health hosted a panel of medical and science experts to discuss the Ebola virus on Tuesday, October 28 in Whitman Theater.

Speakers included:

Dr. Molly O’Dell, New River Valley Public Health Director, Virginia Department of Health
Dr. Thomas Kerkering, Chief of Infectious Disease, Carilion Clinic
Bob Mauskapf, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, Virginia Department of Health
Lex Gibson, Epidemiologist, Western Region, Virginia Department of Health
Amy White, Biology Program Head, Virginia Western Community College
John Clark, Executive Director, Near Southwest Preparedness Council

Other first responders from the region

Topics included:

  • The biology of this Ebola virus
  • Route and details of transmission
  • Broad public health prevention strategies
  • The proper personal protective equipment and its use
  • Screening procedures at airports and in communities
  • The process if someone is identified who may need testing
  • Treatments for infected people


Posted on October 21, 2014 in Campus News | Permalink

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