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August 22, 2012

Men’s Soccer Team

Interested in joining the Men's Soccer team this fall? The team will compete against four-year college JV teams and other community colleges.

If interested in playing, please contact the Head Coach - Chris Dowdy at csdowdy21@yahoo.com  OR Athletics Coordinator - Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

Virginia Western’s Wireless Network

Information and Educational Technologies (IET) is continuing to upgrade the college’s WiFi network. 

If you have a mobile device (IPads, IPod touches and phones) and want to connect to the VWCC wireless network, please select the VWCCWiFi wireless network. 

You will be prompted to provide your Username and Password.  Please use your MyVWCC login credentials. (Username and password for Blackboard, SIS/PeopleSoft, student e-mail, etc.)

A “Certificate” window will appear, select Accept. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at 7-7354

Office of Pregnant and Parenting Student Services Program

The Office of Pregnant & Parenting Student Services (OPPSS) is a grant funded program that provides referral and support services to pregnant women, expectant fathers and students who parent young children. The program connects students to campus and community programs, services and information to help them manage the challenges of being a student-parent. 

Services to participating students include campus based programming, referrals and support relating to parenting, academics, health and social services, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Our goal is to increase the academic success and retention of our enrolled pregnant and parenting students.

The OPPSS Program Offers:

  • Resources for pregnant and parenting students
  • Campus based workshops, referrals and activities relating to parenting, nutrition, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking
  • Referrals to campus and community programs and services
  • Referrals and resources for health related services
  • Referrals to area social service agencies
  • Opportunities to gather with other student parents

For information please contact:
Gwendolyn Johnson, Coordinator
Duncan Hall Room 117
Phone: 857-6685


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.


Workforce Development http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/index.php

Better Business Management with QuickBooks Classes http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/quickbooks.php

Advanced QuickBooks - ACC 295 This in-depth workshop will help you succeed!

Tricks and tips for using QuickBooks to manage your accounting records, freeing up time for you to grow your business. Are you a small business owner who would like to learn computerized accounting? Have you been using QuickBooks and would like to learn how to use it better?

Class Dates: Thursday evenings 5:30pm – 10:00pm – September 27th – October 11th

Project Management Professional Certification http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/pmpcert.php

This 10-week course is designed to prepare students for the PMP Certification exam. It reviews the concepts of Project Management as defined by the Project Management Institute, the accrediting body for project management. It will also fulfill the requirement for 35 contact hours of project management education for individuals seeking PMP.

Class Dates 10/04/12 – 12/13/12

Human Resources Management http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/humanresources.php

The Art of Hiring Smart: Improving Your Hiring Practices – BUSC 2550

The selection process is vital to a business's profitability and production. Yet studies show 67% of most hiring decisions are made in the first 4.3 seconds, and mostly on instinct. Learn how to increase the level of information for decision making, supplementing the natural tendency to hire by emotion and opinion only. With a hiring "design", businesses create guidelines for skills and personality needed for a success in a position. Once hired, this "design" reduces the time needed to on-ramp new employees, helping them to transition from trainee to productive employee. On-going benefits include effective use of training dollars, better performance feedback and higher workforce retention due to increased communication and cooperation.  Cost $60 (parking fee and light refreshments included) Held at Roanoke Higher Education Center. Class Date: September 19, 2012.  Time: 9:00am – 11:00am


Developing and Retaining High Performing Teams: "People Reading" – BUSC 2551

In today's business, the importance of strong work groups and teams is recognized as an integral part of a successful organization. Team building is an art that overcomes differences in style, personality, and other potential areas of conflict. The result is an effective team that achieves results far beyond what individuals can accomplish on their own. Learn to understand your team better and learn the most important attributes required for a dynamic and productive team.  Cost $95 (Full DISC assessment, parking fee and light refreshments included) Held at Roanoke Higher Education Center.  Class Date: September 26, 2012.  Time: 8:30am – 11:30am



The Bookstore will begin Fall Rush 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.