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February 18, 2013

Spring Break Make-Up

At this point, we have missed three Fridays due to inclement weather and many of you have had questions about the impact that this will have on Spring Break. For those classes meeting on a MWF meeting schedule, there will be no affect at this time. For those classes or labs that meet only on Fridays (Full-Time Friday classes and Friday Science labs), please plan to meet at your regularly scheduled time on the Friday of Spring Break (March 8th) to make up the missed class time.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Mill Mountain Zoo is looking for volunteers over the next few months to help out with their Otter exhibit- if you are interested in volunteering on a Thursday afternoon please let me know- if a group of students would like to go the Volunteer Center may be able to provide transportation.  For more information please contact Lori Mier, Volunteer Coordinator at lmier@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6688.

The Volunteer Center is also collecting hygiene products throughout February and March to make care baskets to donate to a local organization.  Please drop off any new items in the Volunteer Center office.  Items needed: deodorant, shaving cream, combs, brushes, soap, hair care products, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.

Spring Graduation Deadline Extended to February 22nd

The deadline for applying for spring graduation (and summer if you are participating in the graduation ceremony) has been extended until Friday, February 22nd.  This will be the final deadline since the cap and gown order will be finalized the following week. 
We look forward to your participation in our graduation ceremony!
Lorraine (Lorry) Conklin
Registrar, C110
Virginia Western Community College
(540) 857-6690
Fax: (540) 857-6102

Resume Power Hour- EVERY MONDAY

The Hall Career Center will be hosting Resume Power Hour every Monday between 11 a.m. and noon. This is a drop-in, first-come, first-served service! Bring a hard copy of your resume and have it reviewed by one of our professional. Resume Power Hour is a few minute informational session that will help you tweak your resume to the needs of your potential employer. Any questions please call 540-857-7298!!


Extra Resume Power Hour-Thursday!

Need EXTRA  help on your RESUME? The Hall Career Center is offering an EXTRA Resume Power Hour this week! No appointment needed! This is a walk-in, first-come, first-served services. Bring a hard copy of your resume and have it reviewed by one of our professionals.

  • Thursday, 2/21/13, 10-11am
  • The Hall Career Center 

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Are YOU looking for Employment???

The Hall Career Center is hosting a number of events to help students find employment.

1. Lowe's Application Sessions:

  • What: Lowe's Employment Application & Screening Sessions
  • When: Wednesday, February 27th
  • Time: 2 sessions- 1:00-2:00 & 4:00-5:00
  • Where: W217
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center

Meet & talk with the HR representative from Lowe's about available positions, requirements, and get help with the application process during these sessions.

 2. Focused Career Fair open to majors in:


What:  Health Technology & Wellness Career Fair
When: Thursday, February 28th, 2013; 12-4
Where: VWCC Gym

 Register for this event in THE HALL CAREER CENTER- Thomas Center G202

3. VA State Trooper Informational Session:

  • What: VA State Trooper Informational Session 
  • When: Tuesday, 02/19/13 from 12:30-1:30pm 
  • Where: W308
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center

 Get the "real" scoop on what it takes to become a VA State Trooper

***Pre-registration is required by Monday, 02/18/13 at 5:00pm*** 

4. One of the LARGEST Career Fairs:

 The purpose of the Career Premiere 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

Pre-registration required by Thursday,  3/21/13

5. Chamber of Commerce Career Focus Dinners:

The Chamber of Commerce host visits to different companies throughout the Roanoke Valley. This allows students to visit and walk through a company while listening to a presentation from the companies HR department. The presentation includes the hiring process, what departments the company has, a Q & A session and much more..... Sign up in the Hall Career Center TODAY and visit one of the following companies:

*Transportation provided to ALL dinners*

  • Coca-Cola- March 7; 4:30-7pm
  • StellarOne Bank- March 14; 4:30-7pm
  • WSLQ FM Broadcasting- March 21; 4:30-7:00
  • Western VA Water Authority-April 4; 4:30-7pm

Pre-registration required ONE week before each dinner.

6. Lunch Leads

Learn how your credit can affect your employment!

  • What: -Money Management International on Credit
  • When: March 14; 12:00-1:30
  • Where: Natural Science Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
  • Open to: ALL students

Pre-registration required by – Monday, 03/11/13

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



Virginia Western’s Family Craft Activity – Tomorrow!

Virginia Western’s Family Craft Activity

Tuesday, February 19th
3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Natural Science Center

Bring your young son or daughter to campus for fun crafts. Snacks will be provided.

Crafts will include bead crafts (make their own keychain, book bag tags), stickers and crayons.
Children must be accompanied by a parent and must be supervised at all times!

Come and enjoy a fun activity with your child!

See you on Tuesday February 19th 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Natural Science Center

Sponsored by VWCC Student Activities & the Office of Pregnant & Parenting Student Services (OPPSS)

For more information contact: Natasha Lee- 857-6326, nlee @virginiawestern.edu or Gwen Johnson- 857-6685, gjohnson@virginiawestern.edu

What is “Navigate: Get THERE through Team Advising”?

“Navigate: Get THERE through Team Advising” is the title of our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that is being developed during this academic year.

Come learn more about this preliminary five year action plan.  We will share the preliminary details and get your feedback during these Student focus groups.  They will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in Webber 308 from 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013, in Webber 310 from 12-1 pm

Refreshments will be provided.

Attention Student Parents!

OPPSS Program (Office of Pregnant & Parenting Student Services) SPONSORS – Parenting Students Group Meeting

Please attend the Students as Parents Group Meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in Room M319 11am-12pm.

Guest presenter: Decca Knight, Blue Ridge Parenting
Topic: Tips & Information on Parenting- Your Comments & Questions are welcomed

All Students who are Parents or Pregnant are invited. Come and become a part of the VWCC Student Parents Community.

Gwen Johnson, Coordinator
Duncan 117, 857-6685

Show your Ping Pong skills!

Ping Pong this Thursday from 12:00-2:00 PM in the Student Activities Conference room (G205) in the Thomas Center.  Balls and paddles are provided.