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March 26, 2013

April Volunteer Events

Early Childhood Literacy Awareness Days & Book Drive

Wednesday, April 3rd from 11am-2pm & Thursday, April 4th from 2pm-5pm

Craig Hall, outside the Campus bookstore

Stop by to get resources and learn about literacy needs in our community.  Please bring gently used or new children’s books (pre-kindergarten- 5th grade) to donate to TAP Head Start.  Students will be able to purchase Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, one of Virginia’s pre-selected Children’s books, at a reduced price in the Campus bookstore to donate to the cause. 

 

Feeding America Hunger Study Information Session

Monday, April 8th 12pm-1pm

Natural Science Center

Feeding America Southwest VA will be on campus to speak about VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES that are available! Volunteers are needed to help with the client survey by working in teams to visit assigned food distribution sites throughout Southwest Virginia to randomly select clients for a computer-based interview. Teams of 3 to 4 will be paired with a food pantry, shelter, or soup kitchen to conduct client interviews. This great opportunity allows volunteers to learn more about hunger in their community.

 

West End Center for Youth- After School Craft Activity day trip

Helping Kids with limited resources find unlimited opportunities

Friday, April 12th 3pm-6pm (depart VWCC at 2:30)

Transportation is available- sign up in the Volunteer Center or by emailing lmier@virginiawestern.edu.

 

Monthly Visits with Residents at South Roanoke nursing Home

Play games and spend time with the residents!

Wednesday, April 24th 2pm-3pm (depart VWCC at 1:45)

Transportation is available- sign up in the Volunteer Center or by emailing lmier@virginiawestern.edu.

“Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.” ~Carrie Chapman Catt

Volunteer/Internship Opportunity!

The Feeding America Hunger Study will start next month- VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are available! Volunteers are needed to help with the client survey by working in teams to visit assigned food distribution sites throughout Southwest Virginia to randomly select clients for a computer-based interview. Teams of 3 to 4 will be paired with a food pantry, shelter, or soup kitchen to conduct client interviews. This great opportunity allows volunteers to learn more about hunger in their community.

Feeding America Southwest VA is holding an Information Session on Monday, April 8 from 12-1 PM in the Natural Science Center.  If you are interested and can't make the information session you can pick up a FASWVA volunteer information form in the Volunteer Office, Thomas Center room 210 or email Lori Mier, lmier@virginiawestern.edu.

March 25, 2013

Spring Blood Drive

Virginia Western Community College

Spring Blood Drive

Monday, March 25

10:00am-3:00pm

Charles L. Downs Natural Science Center

Sign up online at www.vablood.org - or contact nlee@virginiawestern.edu

Sponsored by Virginia Western Student Activities

Walk-Ins Welcome!

(All donors must present a valid ID or VBS donor card at registration.)

The Invisible War

To kick off National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Armed Forces Student Association and OPPSS are showing The Invisible War, an award-winning documentary on sexual assault in the military. There will be 2 showings on March 26th at 2 and 5 PM in Whitman Theater, with a short Q&A session to follow each.

The movie is a late addition to the Career Center passports, so extra credit may be available for attendance.

These showings are open to the public. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated.

For more information, please contact Michele Hilts at 857-7395 or Gwen Johnson at 857-6685.

Michele Hilts

Veterans’ Certifying Official

Virginia Western Community College

Ph:  540-857-7395

You Can be Your Own Hero!

Virginia Western Community College and Defensive Options Training
are sponsoring an interactive self defense seminar

Saturday, April 6, 2013

2:00 until 6:00 p.m.

Gymnasium in the Humanities Building

Seminar is open and free to all VWCC students and staff and community members

You CAN be your own hero

Preparation For Employment Event- Register TODAY!!

The HALL CAREER CENTER is hosting mulitple workshops & seminars with "REAL" local employers to help you Prepare for YOUR CAREER !!!

Sign up TODAY for ONE or ALL Seminars & Workshops:

  • Resume Writing Lab
  • Resume & Interviewing Seminars
  • Mock Interviews (Practice interviewing with a company within your professional field)
  • Who's Hiring?
  • Internships 101 Seminar
  • Resume Critiques (Have your resume critiqued by someone in your professional field)
  • Overcoming Barriers to Employment Seminar (background issues, credit checks, poor work history)

WHAT: Preparation for Employment

WHEN: Friday, April 5, 2013; multiple  hourly seminars scheduled between  1:00pm-5:00pm 

WHERE: Virginia Western Campus

REGISTRATION: YES in the HALL CAREER CENTER (Thomas Center-202; 540.857.7298)

OPEN TO: ALL Students & Alumni

Pre-registation required by Monday, 4/1 at 5:00pm for Resume Critiques & Mock Interviewing; Pre-registration for All other workshops/seminars required by Wednesday, 4/3 at 5:00pm.

March 22, 2013

Last Call for Graduation Speakers

Are you graduating in May and have a great story about what Virginia Western has meant to you? Have you overcome obstacles to pursue your education and find success? Do you think you can inspire others to follow their dreams?

Maybe you should consider applying to become Virginia Western’s student speaker at commencement. We are accepting applications at publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu from now until noon on March 22. Please include the following required information:

  • Full name
  • Contact information
  • Degree
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one faculty member
  • Synopsis of speech topic

The student speaker will present a 5-10 minute speech in front of approximately 5,000 people at the Commencement Ceremony on May 10, 2013 at the Salem Civic Center. Interviews will be held during the last week of March to determine the student speaker, and the selected speaker must write a speech that will be reviewed and must be available to rehearse it prior to the ceremony.

The Invisible War

To kick off National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Armed Forces Student Association and OPPSS are showing The Invisible War, an award-winning documentary on sexual assault in the military. There will be 2 showings on March 26th at 2 and 5 PM in Whitman Theater, with a short Q&A session to follow each.

The movie is a late addition to the Career Center passports, so extra credit may be available for attendance.

These showings are open to the public. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated.

For more information, please contact Michele Hilts at 857-7395 or Gwen Johnson at 857-6685.

Michele Hilts

Veterans’ Certifying Official

Virginia Western Community College

Ph:  540-857-7395

International Student Club

International Student Club

A new organization for international students! We will meet to discuss the needs of international students. We will discuss resources on and off campus as well as ways of helping each other. All students welcome!

Where: Duncan Hall Room 220

When: Tuesday, March 26th at 1:00pm

 

 

Rick Robers

Tutor/Accommodations Coordinator

REACH/Student Support Services

Virginia Western Community College

540 857-7286

 

ITEMS FOR BUY/SALE/TRADE/FREE

  • ITEMS FOR SALE: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 $25; Dog Ramp (heavy duty) will measure if interested $35; Extra Large Ultimate Dog Bed (brand new from Foster n Smith) 35x50 $50 (firm). Call 309-4549 if interested.
  • DOG CAGE WANTED: In need of a dog cage for a small dog. If you would you like to get rid of one, contact taranepper@cox.net.
  • SPANISH TUTORING FOR VIRGINIA WESTERN STUDENTS, $15 per hour, discounts for more the 2 hours per week. Contact me at svc24914@email.vccs.edu or saravcardenasa@gmail.com 
  • WEIGHT SET: A great value! Includes – 395 lbs. of cast plates, 310 lbs. of dumbells, bench, weight bar, arm curl bar, 2 spotter stands, weight stand. New price $1156, asking $450. Email: rvia@virginiawestern.edu
  • EPSON PERFECTION 3200 PHOTO SCANNER: For sale $95. Price new was over $400. Excellent condition. Comes with cables but you will need to download the software for your computer from the Epson site. 362-5113 or 857-6070 
  • FRESH BROWN EGGS FOR SALE: From free-range chickens. Contact Elizabeth Wilmer at ewilmer926@gmail.com
  • SOFAS FOR SALE: Three used sofas $150 Call 704-492-3255 or email elywyne@gmail.com or em2389@email.vccs.edu.
  • ROANOKE VALLEY WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE - Need women 18 + years old, especially over 35, to join the new recreational division this spring. Desperately seeking "play for fun" women. The cost is $50 for 10+ games. The games are Sundays in the afternoon at Botetourt Sports Complex (usually) from March 24 to June 2.No experience necessary -- we will fumble the ball together. This sport is a bun burner; we play 80-minute games with breaks at 20 minutes. The club (recreational) division has 2 teams and each team needs more players. We get to choose a team color and name so come be soccer divas with me! I'm 62 years old and really want women somewhat close to my age with which to play. Email Edna at ewhittier@virginiawestern.edu with your name and experience. For information about the league go to RVWSL.info
  • SMOKING RESEARCH STUDY. Do you smoke cigarettes? Volunteers are needed for a brain imaging study at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Earn up to $380 (in cash and/or cigarettes). Call or text 315-0205.

 

Do you have an item to post FOR BUY/SALE/TRADE/FREE? Please submit your information ready to post with complete contact information to publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu.