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June 17, 2013

DMV 2 Go

Can't get to the DMV? The DMV is coming here!

The DMV mobile unit will be in parking lot 1 in front of the Natural Science Center on Thursday, June 20th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The wireless office on wheels offers all DMV services:

  • Apply for or renew your ID card - children and adults.
  • Apply for or renew your driver's license - take road and knowledge tests; get your picture taken, reinstate driving privileges.
  • Get a copy of your driving record.
  • Obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, transcripts.
  • Order disabled parking placards or plates.
  • Recently moved? Stop in to upgrade your address on your DMV record. At the same time you can update your voter registration address and organ donor status.
  • And much more!

June 14, 2013

FOR BUY/SALE/TRADE/FREE

  • TILE FOR SALE - Lots of miscellaneous ceramic tile, some full pieces some broken, lots of different styles and sizes. Enough to fill about three paper boxes. $50 OBO for all. Contact Tara Nepper at taranepper@cox.net
  • THE GREENBRIER CLASSIC GOLF DAY TICKETS July 1st thru July 7th   only $20 a day per ticket, I have two tickets for each day. Give Marla Whiteside a call 857-6316 or mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu
  • LOOKING TO RENT OR LEASE 5 ACRES and up with a barn and pasture ready for a horse and 2 dogs while stationed in the Roanoke area.  Lease time would be for up to two years.  Please contact Mark Smith at:  mark.f.smith@navy.mil  
  • 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  
  • 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.

 

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.

BOOKS FOR SALE

A History of World Societies $80, McKay, ninth edition, excellent condition no markings or highlights. Experience Psychology VWCC   $50 King, 2010. Precalculus   $100 Sullivan, ninth edition.   Precalculus Student’s Solutions Manual $ 40 for Sullivan ninth edition. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature $60 Meyer, ninth edition. The Little Brown Compact Handbook w/exercises  $50 Aaron, eight edition.  Patterns for College Writing $60 Kirszner/Mandell, twelfth edition.  Campbell Biology Concepts & Connections $110 Reece, seventh edition. Photo Atlas for Biology $20 Perry/Morton. Microsoft Office 2010 Introductory $50 Shelly/Vermaat, Does not contain SAM. All books in great condition. Email at hmh2219@email.vccs.edu or skyhawk370@aol.com

Literature A Portable Anthology Second Edition, ENG 112, good condition, $30; Biology Concepts & Connections Seventh Edition, BIO 101-102, excellent condition, $100 (ask about lab book); Case Studies in Psychotherapy Sixth Edition, MEN 100 & 225, excellent condition, $50; Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy A Case Approach 3rd Edition, excellent condition, $90; Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers Sixth Edition, MEN 101-102, excellent condition, $80; Groups a Counseling Specialty 6th Edition, MEN 221, excellent condition, $75; The Successful Internship Third Edition, MEN 290, great condition, $50;  Questions that Matter An Invitation to Philosophy Sixth Edition, PHI 101, excellent condition, $60; Experience Psychology, PSY 200, excellent condition, $80; Looking Out Looking In 13th Edition, PSY 120, excellent condition, $65; Abnormal Psychology Eighth Edition, PSY 215, excellent condition, $100; Behavior Modification Principles & Procedures Fifth Edition, PSY 220, excellent condition, $120;  Life-Span Human Development 7th Edition, PSY 230, excellent condition, $100; Society the basics, SOC 200, good condition, $70. 540-580-4890 (text or call), cml2606@email.vccs.edu or lollipop2269@yahoo.com

ENGLISH 112 (USED IN THE FALL SEMESTER) TITLE: Compact Bedford Intro to Literature, AUTHOR: Meyer, EDITION: 9th, COPYRIGHT YEAR: 2012, PUBLISHER: Bedford Saint Martin's, ISBN:9780312594343, $35.00 Contact bfichtner@virginiawestern.edu

ENGLISH 111 OR ENGLISH 112 (USED CURRENTLY IN FALL SEMESTER) TITLE: Little, Brown Compact Hdbk w/Exer, AUTHOR: Aaron, EDITION: 8th, COPYRIGHT YEAR: 2012, PUBLISHER: Longman, ISBN:9780205217519, $25.00 bfichtner@virginiawestern.edu

A HISTORY OF WORLD SOCIETIES 9th Edition (for HIS111-112). $60.00. This is the complete volume and it's in very good condition. It does have some writing/underlining, and a lot in some chapters, but mostly clean pages. Please contact Aaron Holloway at amh26248@email.vccs.edu or call/text at 540-278-3261.

SUMMER SEMESTER MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 9TH EDITION $50.00, cpo263@email.vccs.edu or christineskio@yahoo.comor text - 910-964-1138 Christine Okrasinski

GREGG COLLEGE KEYBOARDING & DOCUMENT PROCESSING, 11TH EDITION (Kit 3, with text/MS OW Man/Access, lessons 1-120). Excellent condition for $50.00. All you need is the GDP Online Software Registration Card available at bookstore. OFFICE PROCEDURES & THEORY- Excellent condition. $40.00. COLLEGE SUCCESS SKILLS- Good condition. $20.00. Contact Leane at lhb222@email.vccs.edu

GREGG COLLEGE KEYBOARDING & DOCUMENT PROCESSING, 11TH EDITION (Kit 3, with text/MS OW Man/Access, lessons 1-120). Excellent, like new condition for $80.00. All you need is the GDP Online Software Registration Card available at bookstore. Contact Robert at rwg2221@email.vccs.edu.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Friday, June 14, 2013

  • Free Weekly Wine Tasting (4pm – 7pm) @ Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar
  • Friday Nights under the Stars (11am – 10pm) @ AmRhein’s Wine Cellars. 3 course dinner and live music - http://amrheins.com/winecellars/
  • Band Night (4pm – 8pm) @ Valhalla Winery. Bring your picnic and enjoy live music and dancing – www.valhallawines.com
  • Salem Red Sox vs. Lynchburg Hillcats (7:05 pm – 10pm) @ Lewis Gale Field. www.salemredsox.com

Saturday, June 15, 2013

  • Free Wine Tasting (noon – 5 p.m.) @ Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar
  • Breakfast with the Animals (8:30am – 10:.30am) @ Mill Mountain Zoo. You must sign up before the event! For more info - ww2.roanoke.com/eventcalendar/EventDetails.aspx?eventID=35153&dteId=45156
  • The Color Run! (9am – 12pm) @ Roanoke Civic Center. For info - http://thecolorrun.com/roanoke/
  • Spectacular Saturdays at the Taubman (10am – 5pm) @ Taubman Museum of Art. Join us for Free Spectacular Saturdays with lots of fun activities. For more info – www.taubmanmuseum.org
  • City Market Saturdays (11am – 2:30pm) @ Downtown Roanoke. For more info - www.downtownroanoke.org
  • Free Weekly Wine Tasting (12pm – 5pm) @ Wine Gourmet
  • DT Roanoke's First Croctail Crawl (1pm – 5pm) @ Downtown Roanoke. Rock out with your crocs out for a good cause! For more info – http://www.downtownroanoke.org/do/downtown-roanokes-first-croctail-crawl
  • Botetourt Wine Trail Summer Concert (6pm– 10pm) @ Va Mountain Vineyard. For More info - ww2.roanoke.com/eventcalendar/EventDetails.aspx?eventID=37549&dteId=44699
  • Bluegrass on the Market (6pm– 10pm) @ Salem Farmer’s Market. Bluegrass Jam. For More info - http://home.comcast.net/~bluegrass-in-roanoke/site/?/home/
  • Salem Red Sox vs. Lynchburg Hillcats (6:05 pm – 9pm) @ Lewis Gale Field. www.salemredsox.com
  • Star City Comedy Club (8pm– 9:30pm) @ 202 Market. For More info - ww2.roanoke.com/eventcalendar/EventDetails.aspx?eventID=37749&dteId=46411

 

NFL FLAG FOOTBALL - COMING LATER THIS SUMMER! We're excited to introduce a new division of football for Roanoke County youth ages 6 to 9. NFL Flag Football is a fun and face paced non-contact alternative to football. The program emphasizes skills development, fitness, teamwork and sportsmanship. Practice begins the first Saturday in August, with games beginning after Labor Day. For more information on the program please visit our website, www.roanokecountyva.gov/flagfootball or call (540) 387-6078.

EVERY WEDNESDAY ULTIMATE FRISBEE Roanoke Ultimate (Frisbee) Weekly Pickup - Every Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ River's Edge Sport Complex South - Field 4. For info - www.roanokeultimate.com.

 

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Research Studies – New Studies!

MRI Research Study on Depression

Researchers at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are conducting a new research study investigating emotional reactions in brain responses in people who suffer from depression. We may first invite you to come in for an interview about some of your experiences and how you are feeling. We may then ask you to come back and do some activities during a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scan, which uses a magnet and radio waves (no x-rays!). Counseling may also be available for those who are interested.
Compensation: Interview: $15/hour Scanning: $20-60 per scanning session plus a high resolution image of your brain. Free counseling.  

If you would like to participate, please contact Cari at 540-526-2032 or email depression@vtc.vt.edu

 

fNIR STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED

This study involves characterizing certain students who vary in their altruistic tendencies, and the first part of this characterization is accomplished through a survey. If a student's answers align with our criteria, they could be asked to come in for a follow-up study. Each participant will be compensated if they are chosen for the follow-up.

ELIGIBILITY:  Must be 18 or older

SURVEY LINK:  https://survey.vtc.vt.edu/index.php?sid=52322&lang=en

 

BRAIN PATTERN STUDY

The Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) located in Roanoke, Virginia would like to invite you to participate in a variety of groundbreaking studies!

  • Eligibility:  healthy adults, age 18-64
  • Compensation:  at least $20.00
  • Primary goal:  To study the response of the normal brain to patterns of stimuli, rewards, and decision-making
  • Institute sponsor:  Human Neuroimaging Laboratory labs.vtc.vt.edu/hnl
  • Study timeframe/duration:  1-3 hours per visit

 If you are interested in volunteering, please visit: http://vtcri.info/jkzexq

To contact us via e-mail: signup@vtc.vt.edu; or call 540-526-2034

CIGARETTE SMOKERS

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is conducting a brain imaging study on cigarette smokers. Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current smokers, age 18-55
  • Smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day
  • Have been smoking for the past year

You will be compensated for your time. Eligible participants typically make $50 for the first session and $30 for the second session, with the potential to earn an additional $75. We have two locations, Blacksburg and Roanoke, and scheduling is very flexible to best accommodate your schedule. If interested, please contact Andre at 540-526-2068 orajplate@vtc.vt.edu for more information.

OEF/OIF VETERANS NEEDED FOR FMRI STUDIES

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Deployment impacts veterans in many ways
  • We use new FMRI technology to understand how deployment can affect the biology of the brain

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Have the study described and questions answered by study staff before deciding to participate
  • Participate in a videotaped interview about your life experiences
  • Fill out some questionnaires
  • Complete computer tasks during an fMRI scan which may include:
    • Viewing positive, negative, & neutral images- including some that are combat related
    • Playing simple computer games
    • Be asked to provide a saliva sample for genetic analyses
    • Receive a CD copy of your structural brain scan
    • Be compensated $15 per hour for the interview & questionnaire session and $20 or more for the fMRI scan depending on how you play the game

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • OEF/OIF Veterans who are:
  • Between 18 & 64 years old
  • Free from metal in their body
  • Not claustrophobic

CONTACT:

(540) 526-2032, vets@vtc.vt.edu, http://info.vtc.vt.edu/vets

June 13, 2013

DMV 2 Go

Can't get to the DMV? The DMV is coming here!

The DMV mobile unit will be in parking lot 1 in front of the Natural Science Center on Thursday, June 20th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The wireless office on wheels offers all DMV services:

  • Apply for or renew your ID card - children and adults.
  • Apply for or renew your driver's license - take road and knowledge tests; get your picture taken, reinstate driving privileges.
  • Get a copy of your driving record.
  • Obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, transcripts.
  • Order disabled parking placards or plates.
  • Recently moved? Stop in to upgrade your address on your DMV record. At the same time you can update your voter registration address and organ donor status.
  • And much more!

June 12, 2013

Congratulations VWCC Motorsports!

Congratulations to the VWCC Motorsports team, which returned from the SAE Collegiate Design Series Competition in Rochester, NY, with an impressive 19th place finish! The finish was the best in team history; and believed to be the highest finish ever by a community college. Ninety collegiate teams participated in the completion, which included a PTC Acceleration Track, a Cummins Hill Climb Event, a Magna Maneuverability Course, and a Suspension & Traction course. The team finished first among two-year schools at this year’s competition; other two-year schools finished in 56th and 83rd. Among the teams VWCC Motorsports beat out were those from four-year universities such as Purdue, Johns Hopkins, Clemson, Old Dominion, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Miami.

Please take a minute to congratulate the 2013 VWCC Motorsports team:

Faculty:

  • Gary Young

Students:

  • Bryan Johnson
  • Sarah Mellas
  • Will Fortune
  • Keoni Dade
  • Chuck Brady
  • Josh Nielsen
  • Colin Butler

About Baja SAE® Series

Baja SAE consists of three regional competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain and sometimes even water.

The object of the competition is to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market. Teams compete against one another to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle within the limits of the rules, but also to generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities.

Summer 2013 Add/Drop Dates

Last Date to Register/Add a Class

10 Wk Regular Session~ May 22

5W1 Session ~  May 20

5W2 Session ~ June 27

 

Last Date to Drop and Receive a Refund

10 Week Regular Session ~ May 28

5W1 Session ~ May 21

5W2 Session ~ July 1

 

Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty

10 Week Regular Session ~ June 29

5W1 Session ~  June 6

5W2  Session ~ July 15

June 11, 2013

2013-14 Virginia Western Athletics are here!

All 4 Virginia Western Athletic game and practice schedules have been released at http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studentlife/athleticsmain.php. 

Students interested in Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, Men's Soccer, or Men' s Basketball should email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

Check out the Student Life page at http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studentlife/

for info on student clubs, volunteering, Student Activities trips, and student discounts with your student ID.

June 10, 2013

Career Bytes: “Be Your Own Boss”

Career Bytes is a 30 minute informational session about Entrepreneurshi​p. Contact the Hall Career Center at 857.7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu to sign up for one of the following sessions: (Two time slots offered for each Career Bytes session)

  • When: Wednesday, July 10
  • Times: 12:15-12:45 OR 5:00-5:30
  • Where: Hall Career Center (Thomas Center G202)