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August 23, 2013

Men’s Soccer at Ferrum tomorrow

The Men's Soccer team will play at Ferrum College, tomorrow at 7:00 PM on Ferrum's soccer field.  Come see the 2013 debut of your Virginia Western Blue Stars!

Research 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



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



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


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.



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


  • 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


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


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

August 22, 2013

Last day to join fall Athletics!

Your Virginia Western Women's Volleyball and Men's Soccer teams are finalizing their rosters for the 2013 season.

Students interested in playing Women's Volleyball should email Scott Wilde at swilde@virginiawestern.edu.

Students interested in playing Men's Soccer should email Russell Dishman at rdishman@virginiawestern.edu.

August 21, 2013

Men’s Basketball team interest meeting

The Men's Basketball team will have an interest meeting Thursday, August 29 at 5:30 PM.  Important meeting to discuss pre-season, tryouts, roster, fundraising, and other major topics.  Questions about meeting, email Ray Bare at rbare@virginiawestern.edu.

Fall teams finalizing their rosters

Your Virginia Western Women's Volleyball and Men's Soccer teams are finalizing their rosters for the 2013 season.

Students interested in playing Women's Volleyball should email Scott Wilde at swilde@virginiawestern.edu.

Students interested in playing Men's Soccer should email Russell Dishman at rdishman@virginiawestern.edu.

Grand Opening TODAY!!!!!!



On the first day of classes, could you use a little extra food and fun? Come celebrate the beginning of the semester and the Grand Opening of Virginia Western's state of the art Center for Science and Health Professions (CSHP) with FREE food, FREE fun and FREE stuff all day on Wednesday, August 21! All events take place in the CSHP Courtyard unless otherwise noted.




Wednesday, August 21 Center for Science and Health Professions Courtyard


7-9 a.m. Coffee and Krispy Kreme


7:30 a.m. Dr. Sandel Officially Opens the Doors of the Center for Science and Health Professions


11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch by La Cove Restaurant


11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Photo Booth


2-4 p.m. Deb's Lemonade in Commemorative Color Change Virginia Western Cups (keep the cup )


3:30-5:30 p.m. Photo Booth


4:30 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings Parking Lot 8 (in front of CSHP)


Please join Virginia Western students, faculty and staff at this special Grand Opening event!




Employment Recruiters On Campus!

Recruiters will be set up on campus seeking employees on the following dates and times:

  • 8/22   Manpower-Webber 3rd Floor Lobby (10 - 1)
  • 8/22   Jimmy John's - Business Science 2nd Floor (9-1)
  • 8/27   The Homestead-Webber 3rd Floor Lobby (10- 2)
  • 8/28   FedEx Ground-Webber 3rd Floor Lobby (9 - 1)
  • 9/12   Verizon Wireless-Webber 3rd Floor Lobby (11 - 4)
  • 9/24   The Homestead-Business Science 2nd Floor (10 - 2)


Employment Opportunities for Students & Alumni

Apply TODAY for:


  • Warehouse Technician
  • Sales Associate – PT
  • Service Technician
  • Coach – PT
  • Optometric Assistant
  • Line Cook
  • Office Manager
  • Electro Mechanic
  • Photojournalist
  • Paralegal Trainee


 or any of the other 90+ positions available on our job bank. Register for THE HALL CAREER CENTER's online job bank to view position descriptions, company details, & application process. Check out the Career Center's televisions located in the library and on the 2nd floor of the Thomas Center for JOB BLAST listings weekly.

Registration Instructions:

  1. Virginia Western Homepage
  2. Click on HALL CAREER CENTER (top center)
  3. Click on JOB BANK (on left side)
  5. Register
  6. *Check email for password instructions
  7. Upload RESUME to apply( need help?- check homepage for Resume Power Hours)

Contact THE HALL CAREER CENTER if you have any questions- 540.857.7298/ careercenter@virginiawestern.edu

Student IDs Begin Today!

Fall 2013 Student ID hours begin on August 21 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.  Students need a copy of their fall schedule with their name and student ID number on the schedule printed or showed August 2 or later.  Students must also bring  a government issued photo ID. 

Students with VWCC ID just need to bring a copy of their schedule to get their Fall 2013 sticker.

The student ID office is located on the 2nd Floor lobby of the Thomas Center. The remaining semester hours are below.

Fall 2013 Student ID Hours:

August 21 - 22          10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

August 26 - 29          10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

September 3 - 5       10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Mondays, Sept. 9 – Dec. 2      10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tuesdays, Sept. 10 – Dec. 3      2:30 – 5:30 PM

Questions about student IDs?  Email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu

Use Google Maps to Plan 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.