Join the Media Geeks TODAY and every Tuesday to watch a selected Ted Talk (www.ted.com) in Brown Library, room 106 (note room change for today only), 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Today's TED Talk: Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing. 2012 may be the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology finally becomes accessible and even commonplace. Lisa Harouni gives a useful introduction to this fascinating way of making things -- including intricate objects once impossible to create.
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Google Policies - http://tinyurl.com/7hbd7wt
Software Catches (and Also Helps) Young Plagiarists - http://tinyurl.com/7lbzqg9
Media Geek PSA - http://tinyurl.com/7ug2zfk
Teens migrating to Twitter — sometimes for privacy - http://tinyurl.com/84knhu6
Mummies! Visit the special exhibit at Richmond's Virginia Museum of Fine Arts!
Friday, February 24
Departing VWCC at 8 a.m. / Return approx. 9 p.m.
The exhibit features more than 100 objects from the internationally known Egyptian collection of the British Museum. The exhibit also includes an introductory 3-D film.
Trip includes transportation on a charter bus and ticket to museum and exhibit. Participants must bring money for meals. $10 deposit required (returned upon arrival at event, day of trip). Only currently enrolled VWCC students, faculty or staff may attend.
Sign up early! Seats are limited! Visit the Student Activities Office in S204 to place your deposit and reserve your spot!
Radford University will be on campus in the Student Center, Tuesday, February 21st for On-Site Admissions. This is a great opportunity to get an early admissions decision! Schedule an appointment in the Advising Office in Chapman Hall, room 105. The deadline for scheduling an appointment and turning in all application materials is Thursday, February 9th. Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis, so schedule early!
To sign up for an appointment with an RU Admissions Representative, you must do the following:
1. Complete an online application (https://www.applyweb.com/apply/runet/menu.html ) and pay application fee by February 9th.
2. Submit the following documents to the Advising Office:
• Official college transcripts – must be submitted to Radford prior to making your appointment. This includes dual enrollment work.
• Official high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores- Only need HS transcript and test scores if you have completed less than 24 credit hours and/or have not completed a college level math course.
• Prepare time lapse statement if there is a gap of time after high school and/or between college attendance that needs to be accounted for.
Have questions regarding the RU application? Please contact RU’s Admissions office at 540-831-5371.
Are you employment ready? If not, now is the time to start getting ready.
The Hall Career Center will be having a Preparation for Employment Day on Friday, February 3, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. A resume workshop will be available to help with resume preparation and review. A resume is the first impression to an employer; make it a good one. Employers will be on campus to critique resumes and conduct mock interviews. Attendees will have an opportunity to attend a seminar on job searching and/or interviewing. Pre-registration is required, stop by the Hall Career Center, Student Center, room S202, by Tuesday, January 31 at noon to attend. This event does qualify for an Hall Career Center passport stamp.
The Virginia Western Human Rights Club invites all Virginia Western students, faculty, staff, and friends to watch:
Blank Street and meet its creators - Joey Schihl & Ben Saunders
in the Natural Science Center - THIS THURSDAY, February 2nd 2012 at 6:00PM.
This event is FREE!
Blank Street is a documentary about economic struggles in Virginia, the people experiencing them, and the idea of becoming involved in your community.
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Super Saturday - Need help with your 2012 FAFSA?February 4th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 3rd floor Webber Hall. Bring 2011 W-2's and 2011 completed income tax return. Contact Financial Aid Office for more details.
Radford University will be on campus in the Student Center, Tuesday, February 21st for On-Site Admissions.
Due to limited staffing, the Hall Career Center’s spring 2012 hours are currently 8am until 2 pm Mondays through Fridays. Individual appointments for assistance with career planning, resumes and interviewing are available from 9am until 6 pm. You may schedule an appointment by calling 857-7298.
Career Dinner - Wednesday, February 8, 5pm-7pm at Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Deadline to register is February 1. Employers present will be: Coca-Cola Bottling Company, WSLS, BB&T, Lewis-Gale, Neathawk, Dubuque & Packett, Novozymes, Western Virginia Regional Jail, and UnitedHealthCare. Transportation is usually provided from the college to the site. Space is Limited. You MUST come to the Hall Career Center, Student Center, room S202, to register.
Dental Hygiene Club will be holding a Bake Sale on the 3rd floor of Webber Hall on January 27 at 9:30, February 8 at 1 p.m., February 17 at 9:30 a.m., February 20 at 10 a.m. and February 29 at 1 p.m.
- 3-4 p.m. Co-ed PIN Dodgeball/Volleyball
- 4-5 p.m. Co-ed Indoor Soccer
- 3:30-4:45 p.m. Women's Basketball
- 4:45-6 p.m. Men's Basketball
ATTENTION: Virginia Western Community College students, faculty, and staff
Everyone at Virginia Western is eligible for an Education Discount on Dell computers and electronics, member ID: US1077541. Available in January is a coupon for $100 off systems $999 or above in addition to your standard employee/student discount (before tax, shipping and handling), using coupon code: B3C2RMHLN7BC4J.
This offer expires 1/31/2012 11:59pm CT.
For more details visit: Dell.com/mpp or call 866-914-6083
A number of scholarships are available through the Virginia Community College System. Click this link for information http://www.vccs.edu/Foundation/Scholarships.aspx .
Be sure to check back in January many of the scholarships will open for applications. Pay close attention to the Valley Proteins Fellowships opportunities. Ten fellowships will be awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year based on strong academic records, leadership potential and commitment to community service. The deadline to apply is April 2, 2012.
In addition to receiving up to $5,000 for tuition, books, fees, and supplies, the program provides the Fellows with opportunities to share in cultural and educational experiences and meet with successful business and government leaders from across the commonwealth. Fellows will also receive a $3,000 summer stipend. In addition to receiving a scholarship valued at approximately $10,000, the Fellows will receive support and inspiration from each other to continue pursuing their educational goals and serving their community—priceless!
The Barter Players Present: Just So Stories
"Why? How? When? The mind of a child is ever curious and the author of The Jungle Book knew this when he wrote Just So Stories. Discover wild imagination and fun of Rudyard Kipling’s "How the Leopard Got His Spots", "How the First Letter Was Written" and other tales.
Friday, February 10
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Whitman Theater (First Floor of Business Science Building)
For all ages! Children welcome!