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June 1, 2012

Construction in the Community Arboretum

On June 4th construction will begin on the new deck addition in the Community Arboretum. This addition includes a 20' x 40' tiered deck which will be a beautiful addition to the Community Arboretum. The deck will extend from the north side of the NSC building toward Colonial Avenue.

Click here to see a rendering of the new deck.http://www.virginiawestern.edu/arboretum/docs/CityGardenDeckTerrace.pdf 

During construction please note that the NSC and patio will be available however you may experience noise due to the equipment and machinery. The contractor will be working 12-hour days during the week in order to complete the project which is expected to actually be completed before July 4th.

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Teacher Appreciation Night with the Salem Red Sox – Tonight!


Join us at LewisGale Field tonight as we host Teacher Appreciation Night as the Salem Red Sox take on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Free entry to area elementary and secondary school teachers and staff, compliments of Virginia Western Community College.

All season long, enjoy $1 off single-game tickets purchased at walk-up for anyone (faculty, staff, studentss) with a valid Virginia Western ID.

Diversity Events June 2012

The Cultural Diversity and International Education Committee exists to:

  • promote global education and the acceptance and inclusion of a diverse population,
  • develop and promote initiatives and programs for diversity awareness and understanding, and
  • identify academic issues of international students, such as English as a Second Language, and develop methods to address the issues.

As part of our charge to promote inclusion and increase diversity awareness and understanding, we will be sharing Diversity Events with you every month via the Daily Bulletin.  We hope you find this information informative and inspiring.    

Diversity Events June 2012

Information obtained from the National Education Association:  http://www.nea.org/grants/41388.htm

June 1-30
National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

During this month we celebrate the ways that Caribbean-Americans have enriched our society and added to the strength of America. For more information visit the Caribbean American Heritage Month web site.

June 5
World Environment Day

World Environment Day was started in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly. Its purpose is to stimulate worldwide awareness about environmental issues and their impact on humans. This year’s theme is “Life in the Forests.” See the United National Environment Programme web site.

June 14
Flag Day

This day is dedicated to the adoption of the flag of the United States in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. For more information, visit the Library of Congress web site.

June 16
Anniversary of the First Woman in Space

In June 1963, Valentina Tereshkova, a Soviet cosmonaut, became the first woman to fly in space when she orbited Earth 48 times in the spacecraft Vostok 6. A crater on the Moon is named in her honor.

June 18
Anniversary of the First American Woman in Space

In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on the shuttle Challenger (STS-7).

June 19

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the announcement in Texas in 1865 of the abolition of slavery - two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.