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September 17, 2012

Randstad: CAREER DAY

Randstad is holding their fifth national career day on Tuesday September 18th in all of their staffing branches! Their offices will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to meet with both working and non-working employees.

Your Randstad office is located at 2071 Colonial Avenue (upper level at Towers Mall).  Create your profile on line at www.randstadstaffing.com.


The offices of Admissions, Advising/Retention, Cashier’s, Career Center, Financial Aid, Records and Student Activities will close at 4:00 on Fridays to hold staff meetings, process paperwork and prepare for classes.

Passport Events: SIGN UP TODAY!!!

SIGN UP TODAY in The Hall Career Center, Thomas Center, 2nd Floor

Passport events dates and times:


September Events:

  • September 20thLunch Leads 12:30-2
  • September 27th – Career Bytes: Resumes 12:30-1:00 or 5:15-5:45

October Events:

  • October 4thCareer Focus Dinner: ND&P (Advertising & Marketing Company) 5-7
  • October 11th – VEC Seminar Workshop: On campus 2-4
  • October 11th – Career Focus Dinner: Carilion 4:30-7
  • October 16th – Career Bytes: Interviewing 12:15-12:45 or 5:15- 5:45
  • October 18th – Lunch Leads 12-1:30
  • October 24th – Business Etiquette Luncheon: Hotel Roanoke
  • October 25th – Career Focus Dinner: WDBJ 7  (5-7)
  • October 30th – Career Bytes: Internship 12:15-12:45 or 5:15-5:45

November Events:

  • November 1st – Career Focus Dinner: (details still to come)
  • November 7th – Hot Topic 1-2
  • November 8th – VEC (details still to come)
  • November 14th – Career Bytes: Portfolios 12:30-1:00 or 5:15-5:45
  • November 15th – Lunch Leads: 12:30-2:00 (Company information still to come)
  • November 28th – Career Bytes: Assessments 12:30-1:00 or 5:15-5:45


Hollins Transfer Student Visit Day

Hollins Transfer Student Visit Day
Tuesday, October 2nd
Two half-day sessions offered:
• Morning session begins at 8:00 am
• Afternoon session begins at 11:30 am

If you’re considering your next step after community college, spend a day on the beautiful Hollins University campus. You’ll hear about how your college credits may transfer, receive information on scholarships and financial aid (including the special offer of two years for the price of one for transfer students), take a campus tour, visit classes, learn more about internship and study abroad experiences our Batten Leadership Institute, and other distinctive Hollins opportunities.

To register for the program click on the following link- www.hollins.edu/admissions/transfer

(Limited transportation available, please contact Rebecca Kraemer, rkraemer@virginiawestern.edu , to reserve your spot for transportation or if you have any other questions about participating in Hollins Transfer Student Visit Day.)

Student ID Hours

The Student  ID Office will be open weekly:

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

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

Constitution Day Celebration! TODAY!

Today is Constitution Day!

Celebrate the signing of the US Constitution with music, free food, free activities and more! Write your thoughts about what the United States Constitution means to you on a banner! Information about voter registration will also be available!

Monday, September 17

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Natural Science Center Deck

Contact Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator at 857-6326 or nlee@virginiawestern.edu.


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


Since 1982, One of the region's largest street festivals! Centerfest offers a wide variety of activities to please young and old alike. Artisans and craftspeople from around the state, live music, children's activities along with local organizations will share useful information with visitors.  Also featuring an Art Show, Safety Fair, numerous Police Cars displayed, car show and a Motorcycle Show.  Virginia Western will once again be displaying their police vehicle in hope of raising some money for Special Olympics.  Come out and vote for Virginia Western as the best looking police car in the valley.