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March 11, 2013

Free Charlotte Bobcats v. Washington Wizards tickets!

The Student Activities Office has a limited number of free tickets to see the Charlotte Bobcats play the Washington Wizards on Monday, March 18.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in getting tickets, please contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or call 857-6326!

A Semester of Service- March Events

 'A Semester of Service' provides 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.  Transportation is provided.

March Service Projects:

Feeding America Southwest Virginia- Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"One in Six People in Southwest Virginia struggles to have adequate access to food."  More than 60,000 lbs of food is rescued every month thanks to the volunteers at Feeding America Southwest Virginia.  Volunteers rescue food by sorting dented cans, crushed boxes, or other superficially damaged food to ensure the food inside is safe and consumable.

Be a Quality Assurance Volunteer and help rescue food before it goes out into the community!   

Time: 1pm-4pm (We will leave VWCC around 12:15)

S. Roanoke nursing Home- Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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! 

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

Please contact Lori Mier, Volunteer Coordinator at lmier@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6688 to attend one of these service events.  Limited seats available!

Student ID Office Hours- Spring 2013


Effective January 21st to April 23rd 


Mondays: Noon-2:00 p.m.

Tuesdays: 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Location: Thomas Center, Second Floor Lobby

All students must bring a Government Issued Photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License, Passport) AND a current copy of their class schedule.

Students who already have a student ID can receive a Spring 2013 enrollment sticker during these hours. Student IDs with a current enrollment sticker (Spring 2013) are REQUIRED for free Valley Metro service and for technology check-outs in the Brown Library.

For information or questions, contact  Student Activities at 857-7958.

Hygiene Drive

February 25-March 22

Organized by the Virginia Western Volunteer Center & VWCAN

We want YOU to HELP others in the community and PROMOTE GOOD HYGIENE by DONATING personal care items:



Shaving Cream


Toothpaste & Toothbrush

Hair products

Hand Sanitizer

Donation box is located in the Thomas Center, Room 210

Important Financial Aid Information for Summer 2013

Are you planning on attending Virginia Western during the summer 2013 semester and need to determine if financial aid is available?

If so, complete the 2013 Summer Semester Financial Aid Form  and submit it to the Financial Aid Office by email (finaid@virginiawestern.edu), fax (540-857-6208), in person, or by mail (VWCC Financial Aid, P.O. Box 14007, Roanoke VA 24038) . Financial aid for summer semester is very limited.  At the time that you are submitting this form you must:

  • Have a completed a 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that includes the VWCC school code – 003760, and have submitted all requested documentation. NOTE: If you attended another school during the fall 2012 and/or spring 2013 semesters, and did not have the VWCC school code on your FAFSA, then you must add the VWCC school code to your FAFSA so that we may determine your eligibility. 
  • Be enrolled and attempting courses in an eligible program. 
  • Not have earned a Bachelor degree by 7/1/2012 to be considered for grants. NOTE: Students with a prior Bachelor degree are eligible to apply for loans.

Google Maps Now Includes Bus Routes!

Did you know: You can now use Google Maps to view Valley Metro bus routes and plan other trips using public transportation!

To get started, go to http://maps.google.com/, enter your location and destination, and click Submit.  Google Maps will tell you the closest bus stop, bus routes, transfers, and times to get you where you're going!

For more information, visit the Roanoke RIDE Solutions website at http://www.ridesolutions.org.

RIDE Solutions is a service of the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission.


Do you smoke cigarettes?

Do you smoke cigarettes? Are you a heavy smoker? Earn up to $380 for a study completion including dollars and/or tobacco products.

Contact Addiction Recovery Research Center. Call or text 315-0205, email arrc@vtc.vt.edu.

Learn more about the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute: http://labs.vtc.vt.edu/arrc/about