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November 23, 2014

Toys for Tots – Last Chance to Donate

The Armed Forces Student Association and the Human Rights Club have sponsors the Toys for Tots drive here on campus throughout November! The boxes have been placed at the locations listed below, only new and unwrapped toys are being accepted for this drive.
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3rd Floor Student Life Center
Military Student Center (A122)
3rd Floor of Webber (BTT Division Office)
Humanities Gym
Main Floor of Fralin
(Please note that Toys for Tots Boxes are not trashcans, please respect the cause and the goal of bringing joy into a child's life for the Holidays and dispose of your trash correctly)

November 21, 2014

Travel Study Opportunities

PVCC is offering three travel study opportunities that are open to all VCCS students, faculty, staff and family/friends. Each trip is being led by one of PVCC faculty members. Here is the list. More details about each trip are attached to the links below:

1. Japan (Kyoto, Nara, Nagoya, Tokyo)-February 27-March 8
2. Mexico (Yucatan Peninsula)-February 28-March 7
3. France (Thomas Jefferson’s Wine Tour-Paris, Beaune, Meursault) May 15-May 23

Community News

The VWCC Nursing Club will be collecting items over the next several weeks for Turning Point, a domestic violence shelter. Boxes are being placed throughout campus. Some of the locations include: Fralin HP floors 2-4, REACH, Anderson, Brown Library, and the Admissions Office. The following items are needed:
  • Umbrellas
  • Large cups with lids
  • Pajamas
  • Clothes hamper
  • Clothes iron
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Pad locks with keys
  • Craft store gift cards
  • Plug-in scents
  • Hairbrushes/combs
  • Leisure pants (all sizes)
  • Alarm clocks
  • Hairspray
  • Alcohol free mouthwash
  • 18 gallon clear storage tote
  • Batteries
  • Pillows
  • Pump hand soap
  • Power strips
  • Plastic utensils
  • Paper plates and towels
  • Bath towels
  • Bathroom tissue
  • Sandwich baggies
  • Cleaning products
  • Dish cloths
  • Pot holders
  • Dish drying towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Shower curtain liners
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Hydrocortisone ointment
  • Alcohol free hand sanitizer
  • Individual snack food items
  • Department store gift cards
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Vacuum cleaner

Local Hero Award seeks nominations from community by Dec. 1. Every January, Community School recognizes people and organizations in our community who demonstrate the humanitarianism, altruism and social conscience that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exemplified, and who have an effect on their larger community. Mark your calendars for the 2015 Local Hero Award Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 16. There is a daytime event for Community School students and an evening event for the public. Now it's time to nominate your Local Hero. Nominations are open and are due by Monday, Dec. 1. Nominations can be mailed to Community School, c/o Local Hero Committee, 7918 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24015, or emailed to katrina@communityschool.net. To obtain a nomination form or submit a nomination online, click here.

Want the perfect stocking stuffer? Then buy a box of chocolates from the newly formed RAPIDS cheer team and help them fundraise. You'll get 52 individually wrapped and assorted chocolate candy bars: caramel, dark, almond, rice crispy, and mint to stuff all your stockings or give away to friends. Each box is only $32! See Coach Mellisa May in H100A or email mmay@virginiawestern.edu

Join the PH Players of Patrick Henry High School for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice November 21 and 22, at 7:30 P.M. The Bennetts, Bingleys, Darcys, and all their friends and relatives can be seen on the Patrick Henry High School stage in the PH Players fall production. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, and $5.00 for students and seniors.

Link Labs Closed Nov 25th – Nov 30th

Link Lab - B17 and Link Lab - M302 are closed November 25th through November 30th for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Regular hours in the Link Labs will resume on Monday, December 1st. Those hours are:

  • Link Lab - B17:

    • Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Link Lab - M302:

    • Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Link Labs staff wishes you a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We look forward to assisting you when you return to class on Monday, December 1st.


Thanksgiving Break Hours at the Library

Brown Library has modified its hours of operation for the Thanksgiving holiday break.

  • Saturday, November 22nd: 9am-4pm
  • Monday, November 24th: 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 25th: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday, November 26th: 8am-12pm
  • Thursday, November 27th—Sunday, November 30th: Closed

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Area Libraries

Spring 2015 Tuition Payment Plan

To help meet educational expenses, Virginia Western Community College is pleased to participate in Nelnet’s tuition payment plan. For a non-refundable fee of $25.00, Nelnet allows monthly, interest-free tuition payments. The earlier students enroll the more payment options they may have. The payment plan for Spring 2015 will begin on November 17, 2014.

If a payment plan is not established or if tuition is not paid by December 4, 2014; students who registered early for classes will be dropped and will need to repeat the registration process. Financial Aid students are protected from enrollment cancellation up to the amount of their Financial Aid award. Financial Aid students should pay any differences between their total award and the amount due to prevent enrollment cancellation.

Payment plan sign-up instructions and deadlines will be posted on the Student Bulletin, Facebook, Twitter, www.virginiawestern.edu and on the VWtvs located across campus.

Step by step directions on how to enroll in a payment plan are available at http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/tuitionpaymentplan.php

Women’s Basketball at home tomorrow

Your Rapids Women's Basketball team will take on Cape Fear CC on Saturday November 22 at 4pm.

Rapids home games are played in the Humanities Gym.

Come out and support Virginia Western Athletics!

Family Fun Night- TODAY!

Family Fun Night

Friday, November 21

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

VWCC Gymnasium


Come out to our fall family fun night on campus! The gym will be full of games, slides, and bounce houses for all ages! Students, faculty and staff: bring your families to our fun night!

For more information please contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu

Thanksgiving Week Hours

Fitness Center Hours: During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, November 24th: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

Tuesday, November 25th: 7:00AM - 3:00PM

Wednesday, November 26th: 7AM- 12:00PM

Thursday & Friday, November 27-28: Closed

Don't forget to bring your Student/Staff ID, required for use of the fitness center.

Free Classes at the Fitness Center!!!

The Fitness Center is offering the following classes throughout the month of November:

Mindful Meditation: Mondays 12:00pm-1:00pm Stop breathe observe and connect with your inner experience.

Yoga -Meditative Posture FlowMondays 2:00pm-3:00pm Intermediate stretch and flow class. Internal focus for energizing and calming.

Salsa DancingTuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm Learn to groove and burn calories at the same time. No partner necessary.

Virtual Tabata: Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm Ignite your metabolism by alternating 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest.

Hip Hop Cardio: Wednesdays 12:00pm-1:00pm Dance to the beat and burn calories.

Yoga Workout: Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Come prepared to build a sweat, build core strength and stamina.

Pilates: Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Lengthen and strengthen your entire body using core muscles and incorporating strength training.

Zumba Fitness: Fridays 8:00am-9:00am Dance-based fitness that use a fusion of Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves.


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