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July 31, 2012

FALL TUITION PAYMENT PLAN BY AUGUST 2ND TO AVOID DROPPED CLASSES

August 2, 2012 is the last day to pay Fall 2012 tuition unless you have been approved for Financial Aid.  If payment is not made by August 2, 2012, 11:59 p.m. it will be necessary to re-register for your classes.  Financial Aid students are protected from enrollment cancellation up to the amount of their Financial Aid award. Financial Aid recipients must pay for any classes not covered by their awarded amount.  Please refer to your award letter or MyVWCC website to view the amount of your awards.   If you are having difficulty paying your tuition you can enroll in a payment plan.

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

July 30, 2012

FOR 7/30 Summer Break Schedule

During the semester break, Brown Library will modify its hours. There will be no evening or Saturday hours.

Sat, July 28th: Closed

Mon, July 30th:10am-5pm (Open late due to Staff meeting)

July 31-August 21: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Wed, August 22nd: Regular hours return

Have a great break! Come see us between 8 and 5!

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

Local Public and College Libraries

BOOKSTORE FALL RUSH HOURS

The Bookstore will begin Fall Rush Hours on August 13th. The hours will be:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Additional hours for August 22nd - 31st are:

  • August 22-23 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • August 24 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • August 27-30 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • August 31 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The Bookstore will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in recognition of Labor Day and will resume regular hours September 4th.

July 27, 2012

COMMUNITY EVENTS, NEWS, ITEMS FOR BUY/SALE/TRADE

Friday, July 27th, 2012

  • Floyd Fest 2012: For more info – www.floydfest.com
  • 46th Annual D.A.R. Antiques Show, sponsored by the General James Breckinridge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution @ Roanoke Civic Center Special Events Hall. $7 for three days. More information below.
  • Band Night (4pm – 8pm) @ Valhalla Winery Bring your picnic and enjoy live music and dancing – www.valhallawines.com
  • Free Weekly Beer Tasting (5pm – 8pm) @ Wine Gourmet
  • Friday Nights Under the Stars (5pm – 10pm) @ AmRhein’s Wines Enjoy a dinner, bottle of wine and entertainment. For more info - http://www.facebook.com/events/138923549579049/
  • BB&T’s Party in the Park (5:30 – 8:30) @ Elmwood Park For more info and schedule of bands – www.pitp.org
  • Salem Red Sox vs. Lynchburg Hillcats (7:05 pm – 10pm) @ Lewis Gale Field www.salemredsox.com
  • No Shame Theatre (10pm – 12pm) @ Mill Mountain Theatre An open forum for audiences, writers and performers of all kinds. For more info - http://www.noshame.org/roanoke/index.htm

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

  • 46th Annual D.A.R. Antiques Show, sponsored by the General James Breckinridge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution @ Roanoke Civic Center Special Events Hall. $7 for three days.
  • Floyd Fest 2012: For more info – www.floydfest.com
  • Spectacular Saturdays at the Taubman@ Taubman Museum Free admittance to the museum and more. For more info – www.taubmanmuseum.org
  • Physicians on Foot (8:30am) @ Roanoke River Greenway Numerous Carilion Clinic physicians are lacing up their walking shoes alongside the public in the "Physicians on Foot" weekly walking program. For info - www.carilionclinic.org/walking
  • City Market Saturdays (11am – 2:30pm) @ Downtown Roanoke For more info - www.downtownroanoke.org
  • Suntrust High Heel Charity Race (11:30pm – 3:30pm) @ Downtown Roanoke Come out for Roanoke’s First High Heel Race. Race benefits Apple Ridge Farms. For more info - http://www.facebook.com/events/266787626760722/
  • Free Weekly Wine Tasting (12pm – 5pm) @ Wine Gourmet
  • Bluegrass (6pm – 10pm) @ Salem Farmers’ Market Come bring your instrument, chair and get ready for some parking lot picking. Acoustic instruments only. For more info - http://bluegrass-in-roanoke.com/
  • Salem Red Sox vs. Lynchburg Hillcats (6:05 pm – 9pm) @ Lewis Gale Field www.salemredsox.com

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

  • Floyd Fest 2012: For more info – www.floydfest.com
  • Salem Red Sox vs. Lynchburg Hillcats (4:05 pm – 7pm) @ Lewis Gale Field www.salemredsox.com

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

  • West End Community Market (3pm – 6pm) @ West End Center for Youth - 1210 Patterson Ave SW.

46th Annual D.A.R. Antiques Show, sponsored by the General James Breckinridge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution @ Roanoke Civic Center Special Events Hall. $7 for three days.

  • July 27th & 28th 9:00-5:00
  • July 29th 11:00-4:00

Virginia’s longest continually running Antique Show. Items on display for sale will include American and English furniture, glassware, china, collectibles, jewelry, toys, tools, rare and limited edition books, fine art and Civil War memorabilia. On Friday afternoon from 1-5, Ken Farmer, an appraiser for the PBS Antiques Roadshow program will be making appraisals of personal items by appointments only. Please contact Sara Brooks at sarabrooks60@gmail.com for an appointment. All profits of the show are used by DAR Chapter to fund many philanthropic programs promoting Patriotism, Education and Historic Preservation.

FOR SALE/BUY/TRADE:

  • FREE - I have two wonderful dogs that are true to my heart. Due to a move I have to give them up in a hurry and I do not wish to take them to ASPCA for I do not know what may become of that! So I am asking if anyone knows of someone that is looking for indoor dogs that are loving lap dogs that are trained to the pee pee pads indoors and are walked outdoors for that purpose as well please call me 540-206-6226 thank you 
  • FREE – Yorkie Mix Male Dog, less than 1 yr., all shots current, 540-915-7417.
  • FREE composted horse manure – you haul Contact lcoffman@virginiawestern.edu
  • FOR SALE:  Baldwin Acrosonic Console Piano, Bench, Lamp.  $750 (appraised at $950).
    Good Condition. Very Playable. Call 540-772-1669 in Cave Spring Area, Roanoke County.
    See Craigslist listing with picture at http://roanoke.craigslist.org/msg/3143543890.html.
  • FOR SALE – registered Peruvian Paso mare. Ride the glide - experienced rider only. Contact lcoffman@virginiawestern.edu
  • FOR SALE: Fresh brown eggs from free range chickens. $3.00 per dozen. Contact Elizabeth Wilmer at ewilmer926@gmail.com.

Do you have a church bazaar, yard sale, or item for sale? Submit COMMUNITY NEWS items to publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu

July 26, 2012

Summer Break Schedule

During the semester break, Brown Library will modify its hours. There will be no evening or Saturday hours.

  • Sat, July 28th: Closed
  • Mon, July 30th:10am-5pm (Open late due to Staff meeting)
  • July 31-August 21: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
  • Wed, August 22nd: Regular hours return

Have a great break! Come see us between 8 and 5!

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

Local Public and College Libraries

CAMPUS COMMONS FOOD VENDORS

Food vendors in the Campus Commons will open for business on August 22nd. Java the Hutt will open at 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Domino's will open at 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Domino's will start serving lunch at 9 a.m.

July 25, 2012

Career Questions?

Do you know what you want to do when you grow up? Or are you a grown-up looking for a new career path? I’ve been there and done that in both cases. A great resource available here at Brown Library to help you answer these questions is The Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Published by the federal government, it can be a real eye-opener. What does a career pay on average? Which occupations are growing the fastest? What skills or education are required for a field? What do people in a given career field actually do?

The print version is available at the Reference desk on the Main Floor of the library. There is also an online version of The Occupational Outlook Handbook. Help is also available on campus at the Career and Employment Assistance Center. Contact the Center by phone at 540-857-7298 or e-mail CareerCenter@virginiawestern.edu.

Stop by the library today to peruse it in print or investigate your options online!

—Dale Dulaney, Reference & Instruction Librarian

Student Services Summer Hours

Summer hours for the Student Services Division (includes Admissions, Financial Aid, Records and Advising)

Weeks of July 2 – July 27
Monday – Wednesday 8:00 – 6:30; Thursday 8:00 – 5:00 and Friday 8:00 – 12:00

 

Beginning the week of August 6 – 31
Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 6:30; Friday 8:00 – 5:00

 

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

WORKFORCE SERVICES (540)857-6076

http://www.virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/index.php

 

VWCC Kids College Registration Deadline 8/2/12 – Seats available - Be sure to register NOW!

http://www.virginiawestern.edu/summercamps/campinfo.html#general

Join Our Magical Mystery Tour (rising grades 1-6) M-F 8/6-8/10, 9:00am-12:00pm, cost: $150 All aboard for lots of hand-on fun. Join in the escapades of Harry and his friends. Play quidditch. Make an edible wand. We will brew some fantastic potion to drink. Let's create and watch some amazing chemical reactions. Watch a mirage appear. You won't believe it! Wonder where the sorting hat will place you? Make cool crystals. Come join us where the magic of science, art, and literature meet. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are waiting for your arrival! Experiment with colored magic sand. See a mysterious glowing ball.

Chemical Magic - Magical Microscopes - Rocks and Minerals (rising grades 1-6) M-F 8/6-8/10, 1:00pm-4:00PM, cost:$150  Learn to make batteries from fruits or potatoes. Make a fantastic crystal tree. Work with invisible ink. See the happy and sad balls. Work with our powerful magnets. Look at our prepared slides using our microscopes. Learn about the different types of rocks and minerals from our interesting rock and mineral collection. Be a chemical detective. Make glob from glue. Use paper chromatography to separate colors. Make dirty pennies turn clean and clean pennies turn green. Everything will be explained to you so you can go home having learned some interesting science. Hands-on science is the best way to learn.

Call Workforce Development for registration details 540-857-6076

Virginia Western’s OSHA 10-hour Training Program for General Industry - # 34478  MANF 2249 A2 - July 28, 2012 and August 4, 2012

Program provides training for workers and employers on recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and the complaint process. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Students will receive OSHA 10 cards upon successful completion of course. For more details go to http://www.virginiawestern.edu/workforce/index.php or call 540-857-6076.

 

Virginia Western Workforce Solutions CDL Training in partnership with CDS Tractor Trailer Training

This CDL Class A driver training program is designed to be skill based and hands-on to prepare you for the trucking industry. Our courses are intended to focus on developing a strong work ethic, teamwork, and self-confidence. For more details call 540-857-6076.

July 24, 2012

BOOKSTORE FALL RUSH HOURS

The Bookstore will begin Fall Rush Hours on August 13th. The hours will be:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Additional hours for August 22nd - 31st are:

  • August 22-23 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • August 24 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • August 27-30 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • August 31 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The Bookstore will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in recognition of Labor Day and will resume regular hours September 4th.