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September 10, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education to hold town hall at Virginia Western


U.S. Secretary of Education to hold town hall at Virginia Western

Please mark your calendar and plan to be in Whitman Theater at 10:40 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan leads a town hall discussion that will explore indicators of college and career readiness.

This is an extremely rare opportunity to interact with our national policymaker for education. Share this information with students and other employees so they can be involved too.

Secretary Duncan will be here as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s third annual back-to-school bus tour. Also participating in the town hall will be Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier, Virginia Western faculty, students, regional employers, and local community members.

The highlight of the town hall will be the release of the “Adult College Completion Toolkit,” a collection of resources designed to connect state administrators and local practitioners to the strategies, resources, and technical assistance tools resulting from the Department’s work in the area of adult education. The toolkit focuses on three key areas: access, quality, and completion. Four target student populations include veterans, adult basic education students, incarcerated individuals, and skilled immigrants.

US Department of Education Bus Tour - www.ed.gov/bustour

Follow on Twitter #edtour12.

Scholarship Opportunity

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is now accepting applications for 2013-14 Visual Arts Fellowships!

  •  $8,000 Professional Artists
  • $6,000 Graduate Students in Visual Arts and Art History
  • $4,000 Undergraduate Students in Visual Arts (includes college-bound high school seniors)

Application deadline: Friday, November 9, 2012. 

The Fellowship program has awarded over $4 million in support to Virginia’s professional artists and art students since 1940 – apply now! 

Eligibility guidelines, application, and a printable PDF flyer available at: http://www.VMFA.museum/fellowships

For more VMFA College programs and opportunities, including College Night on Oct 4th, please visit:


Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, September 19

10 am- 1 pm

Business Science Building, 1st floor lobby

Come celebrate community and discover how you can get involved!

Over 12 community organizations will be there to recruit volunteers.

Sponsored by the Virginia Western Volunteer Center

Chapman Hall Office Hours

Beginning Friday, September 14, the division of Student Services (Admissions, Advising/Retention, Career Center, Financial Aid, Records and Student Activities) will close at 4:00 on Fridays.

“Go Orange” Food Drive September 11-October 11

September is Hunger Action Month!

Virginia Western Community College is going orange, the color of hunger awareness - to help raise awareness of hunger relief!

Please drop off non-perishable food items to designated Feeding America Southwest Virginia bins located throughout campus.  You can also bring food items to the Virginia Western Volunteer Center- Thomas Center, room 210.

Most needed items:  peanut butter, rice, beans, 100% juice, canned meat, vegetables and fruits.


Have a delicious free lunch at Hotel Roanoke while getting expert tips on business etiquette and dining!

SIGN UP TODAY in the Hall Career Center-Thomas Center, G202.

When : Wednesday,October 24, 2012

Time:     11:30-2:00

Where: Hotel Roanoke

*Limited seating available, Hall Career Center Passport Event*

2012 Virginia Western Summer Games- September 10-17

Monday, Sept 10th: Men's Modified Handball – Gym

3:00 - 5:45 PM

Tuesday, Sept 11th: Coed Table Tennis and Men's and Women's Wii Archery - Thomas Center G205

12:00 - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, Sept 12th: Men's & Women's Shotput and Men's & Women's Cross Country - Back of Anderson and near tennis courts

3:00 - 5:00 PM (Subject to weather)

Thursday, Sept 13th: Coed Wii Boxing and Coed Speed (cards) - Thomas Center G205

12:00 - 6:00 PM

Monday, Sept 17th: Women's Indoor Soccer - 3:00 - 5:45 PM

Signup in the Student Activities Office in Thomas Center G210 or walk-in.  Specific times on Intramurals webpage.  Bring your current student ID the day of competition. Contact Nick Owens with questions at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

New Hours – Student ID Office

The Student ID Office will have new office hours for the remainder of the Fall 2012 semester. The new hours are effective September 10th, 2012 to December 4th, 2012. New hours for Spring 2013 will be posted at a later date.

The  ID Office will be open weekly:

Mondays: Noon until 2 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please encourage during the open hours. If you have any questinos, please call or email Student Activities.

Please remember that students need to bring a government-issued photo ID (Driver's License, Passport, etc.) and a current copy of their class schedule to get a new ID or Fall 2012 enrollment sticker.

Contact Student Activities at 857-7958.

Armed Forces Student Organization – TODAY!

Interested in joining the Armed Forces Student Organization? Visit us in the Natural Science Center (beside Chapman Hall) TODAY 10 - 11:30 a.m. for coffee and donuts.

Contact Michele Hilts (mhilts@virginiawestern.edu) for more info.

Books for Sale

Comm Health 110 book for sale (12th ed -Insel) $40. Please call or text 540-892-7413-Kelley.
Email studentbulletin@virginiawestern.edu to list books for sale.