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January 30, 2013

Career Premiere Fair

The Career Premiere Fair brings employers together with juniors, seniors, and recent graduates from several liberal arts and sciences colleges, universities and community colleges in the northwest and southwest regions of Virginia.The purpose of the Fair is to share information with college students and graduates about career and internship opportunities at participating organizations.

  • What: Career Premiere Fair
  • When: Thursday, March 28, 2013 From 11:00-3:00
  • Where: Salem Civic Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
  • Open to: ALL Students

**Please contact the Hall Career Center for registration/information 540-857-7298**



Health Technology & Wellness Fair: Explore employment opportunities with a variety of employers in the Health Technology & Wellness areas.

  • What: Health Technology & Wellness Fair
  • When: Thursday, February 28, 2013; 12:00-4:00
  • Where: VWCC Gym
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center G-202
  • Open to: Students in a Medical or Fitness related program of study.

**Limited seating available, Hall Career Center Passport Events**




Computer Lab Closed January 31st, 2-8 p.m.

The computer open lab locating in room M302 of the Business Science Building will be closed on Thursday, January 31 from 2 – 8 p.m. Student needing access to a computer may use the computer lab in the Learning Technology Center, room B17/B18 of Brown Library.


Join the Hall Career Center Lunch Leads event for insight on IT positions!! Talk to a HR representative from  Tech Squared & TEKsystems!!

  • What: Lunch Leads- IT focus
  • When: Tuesday, February 5, 2013; noon-1:30
  • Where: Natural Science Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
  • Open to: ALL Students

**Register TODAY, Limited seating, Hall Career Center Passport Event**

Farewell to Jack Mandy

It is with much sadness that we mourn the loss of Jack Mandy who died on Saturday, January 26. Jack faithfully served as the open computer lab tutor from October, 2004. Jack was indeed a faithful friend to all faculty, staff, and students who he knew and assisted over the years. A farewell, memorial poster is available for your written thoughts and signature; please stop by the computer open lab in Business Science M302 to sign the poster by Friday, February 8.

Jack’s family will visit with friends on Thursday, January 31 from 3 – 4 p.m. at the Oakey’s Chapel, 627 Hardy Road in Vinton with a memorial service to follow at 4 p.m. Students who are unable to attend the visitation or memorial service may come by VWCC’s Natural Science Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday to speak with the family at a reception.
The School of Business, Engineering and Technology is collecting memorial funds to be assist with Jack’s unexpected emergency medical and funeral expenses. If you would like to contribute towards this memorial offering, please deliver your cash donation to the School of Business, Engineering and Technology, Webber Hall room W305 by Friday, February 8.
Please participate as you are able.
Sandy Shelton
General Administration Supervisor
Virginia Western
Business, Engineering and Technology Division
phone: (540) 857-7272

A Semester of Service- February Service Projects

'A Semester of Service' will provide students the opportunity to serve their community through group involvement that builds relationships, expands the mind and enriches the spirit. 

Each month the volunteer coordinator will coordinate one or two service project events, taking a small group of students to volunteer at the designated organization.  Service projects will typically be held on a weekday afternoon for one to three hours.  We will take a school vehicle and leave from campus. 

February Service Projects:

After school programs provide a positive place for kids throughout Roanoke.  Make a difference in your community by Participating in after school programs.   

Help a child read at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Roanoke!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

We will leave VWCC around 2:30 and return around 5:30.


Nursing home residents often look forward to scheduled activities including card games, crafts and musical performances.  When volunteers visit, the residents receive extra one-on-one attention which can be rewarding for everyone involved.

Spend time with residents at the South Roanoke Nursing Home playing Uno! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

We will leave VWCC around 1:30 p.m. and return around 3:15. 

To sign up to attend either of these service events please contact Lori Mier, Volunteer Coordinator at lmier@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6688 or stop by the Thomas Center, 2nd floor, room 210.

Women’s Basketball game tomorrow!

Your Blue Stars Women's Basketball team will face off against Bennett College, tomorrow at 7:00 PM in the Gymnasium.  Come out and support your Blue Stars! 

January 29, 2013

Where are the Books?

Due to the renovation of the Circulation floor (top floor) of the library, the majority of the library’s print books have been put into storage.  But don’t worry— the entire circulating collection of books will be back in place on the top floor when the renovation is complete later this year!

In the meantime, you still have several options for books to support your research:

  • Use the “Core Collection”

A small collection of books (approximately 1000 volumes) is available for checkout.  These books can be checked out for a two-week period.  Go to the Circulation Department on the library’s main floor to access this collection.

  • Use our eBooks

The library’s extensive eBook collection (over 40,000 e-Books) is still available during the renovation.  Students can access eBooks from off-campus locations by using their MyVWCC username and password.

  • Use Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is an option for students who require print books for academic work. It usually takes 5-10 business days for books to arrive. Please keep this time frame in mind when making an ILL request.

Brown Library staff members are glad to help you with all of your information needs. Ask a Librarian!

January 28, 2013

Volunteer Opportunities

Don't forget to sign up for 'A Semester of Service'!  Check the Student Bulletin or go to http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studentlife/volunteercenter.php to find upcoming service events. 

Students who complete 20 or more hours of community volunteer service this semester will be invited to have lunch with Dr. Sandel, President of Virginia Western Community College, on April 30th, 2013. 


  • Must volunteer for at least one group service event with the Virginia Western Volunteer Center
  • Must keep track of Volunteer hours using the Volunteer Center's verification form

For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator, Lori Mier at lmier@virginiawestern.edu.

Student Council Meeting

Have ideas for Virginia Western? Join the Virginia Western Student Council!

The Student Council is an organization where students can share ideas, opinions, and make recommendations to college staff! The Student Council meets monthly and is open to all Virginia Western students!

Join us for the next meeting - Wednesday, February 6 at 2 p.m. in Thomas Center, Room 205. Refreshments provided.

Contact Chair Lynsey Wyatt at lgw2836@email.vccs.edu with questions.