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September 3, 2014

$2 off at Java the Hutt – today only!

Stop by Java the Hutt today only for $2.00 off any product (food or drink) all day!  The $2.00 off special applies to all faculty, staff, and students.  Java the Hutt is located on the first floor of the Business Science Center.

Smoking Areas

The College’s Clean Air Policy currently prohibits smoking in all areas of the south campus except in the designated shelter located adjacent to Humanities in Lot 1E. The South Campus is described as any area between Colonial Avenue and State Route 220. This includes Webber, Chapman, Craig and Duncan Halls the Natural Science Center, Arboretum, Greenhouse, Humanities Building and the Thomas Center. This also includes all parking lots, sidewalks and common areas.

Smoking on the North side of campus is limited to outside areas that are at least 25 feet from any building entrance.

The discarding of cigarette butts on the ground as litter on campus may subject the person to a criminal fine for littering.

Craig Harris, Chief of Police

Attention Job Seekers!

Representatives from the Virginia Employment Commission will be on campus TOMORROW, September 4, from 10am - 2pm, on 3rd Floor of Webber Hall, with information about the Virginia Workforce Connection and finding a job in Virginia.

Have you registered for the Hall Career Center's JOB BANK?  Visit our website: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/career_center/ then select JOB BANK on the left side of the screen and follow the instructions to Register.  New full-time and part-time position openings are constantly being posted by employers and registration is only open to current VWCC students and alumni. You can also view the Career Center's calendar on our website to keep track of when recruiters will be on campus and other career related events.

If you have any questions, contact the Hall Career Center at 857-7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu. The Hall Career Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Life Center.

September 2, 2014

Paid Research Studies

Do you smoke cigarettes? Participate in a research study:

  • Cigarette smokers age 18-55
  • Smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day for the past year
  • Interview, fill out questionnaires, brain scan (MRI)
  • You will be compensated ($) for you time
  • Get a CD with high-resolution MRI images of your brain

If you are interested, please contact us at 540-526-2120 or at participate@vtc.vt.edu

Feeling depressed or down? Counseling may help. Volunteers are needed to participate in an MRI study. Eligible participants must:

  • Be 18-55 years old
  • Have problems with depression
  • Not taking antidepressants
  • Not have any metal implants
  • Not be claustrophobic

Participants will:

  • Receive free counseling
  • Participate in interviews and questionnaires
  • Play computer games during MRI scans
  • Be paid $15 per hour or more for participating

If you are interested, please contact us at 540-526-2032 or at depression@vtc.vt.edu

Interested in Transferring to Hollins?

Hollins University is hosting a Community College Day on September 16th.  The event is designed specifically for students who are interested in transferring to Hollins University.  The event is free to attend, but interested students need to contact Steven Chichester (schichester@virginiawestern.edu) in order to register for the event.  Feel free to contact Steven Chichester with any questions.

Student Planners now available!

The 2014-15 Virginia Western Student Planners are now available in the Virginia Western Bookstore! 

These planners have Virginia Western's academic and financial deadlines included within the weekly calendar section. The planner also includes academic resource information and a college directory with map.

The planners are available for $7.50.

Free Yoga at the Fitness Center!

Whether you are a beginner or advanced, this Yoga class is for you!

What: Free Yoga

Where: The Fitness Center

When: Mondays @ Noon & Wednesdays at 5:00pm

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

Psi Beta and Psychology Club

The first Fall semester Psi Beta and Psychology Club meeting will take place Thursday, September 4th at 3:30. The meeting will take place in D104. All students interested in psychology are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have questions, please contact Lora Vasiliauskas at lvasiliauskas@virginiawestern.edu

Want to help a hurting kid?

Saturday, Oct. 4th, Carilion Hospice will sponsor Camp Treehouse, a day camp experience for children who have had a loved one die. The camp provides a caring, safe environment where children are free to explore their feelings and concerns. Children learn that grief is not a process of forgetting, but remembering with less pain. Volunteers participate in Camp Treehouse as session and recreation assistants and as mentors, working one-on-one with a child to provide support and encouragement as well.

The camp will be held at Camp Hopetree (formerly Camp Jaycee off Rt 460 near Montvale).

Volunteer mentor training will be held in Roanoke on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Dinner will be provided.

Questions? Contact Sue Huntington at 540-224-4795 or sghuntington@carilionclinic.org.

Camp Treehouse looks great on new grad resumes!

September 1, 2014

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 to take a selfie with two of the most well known Virginians in history.

We will also be providing decorative cupcakes for students during the debate and in the food court after the debate is over.