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September 18, 2013

Bridging Cultures Kickoff Party!

Monday, Sept. 23rd, 10am-11am, front steps of Brown Library

FREE books to the first 200 students! (Current VWCC only.)  Students can choose from one of the following titles: In the Country of Men (the Bridging Cultures book discussion book), Persepolis, Dreams of Trespass, and House of Stone. Refreshments provided.

Come celebrate Brown Library's newest special collection, the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. Included in this award is a collection of 25 books and three films centered around Islamic art, literature, history, politics, current events, and religion, as well as a one-year subscription to the Oxford Islamic Studies Online database. We are the only Virginia community college to win this great grant from the NEH!

Please come on down to the Kickoff as well as the rest of the events scheduled this Fall:

  • 9/24, 2pm, Whitman Theater: Film Series—Prince Among Slaves (open to public)
  • 10/8, 2pm, Whitman Theater: Film Series—Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (open to public)
  • 10/14, 6:30pm, Natural Science Center: Book Discussion—In the Country of Men (open to public)
    • “The truth couldn’t be kept away, it was cunning, sly-natured, seeping through at its own indifferent pace.” In Hisham Matar’s debut novel, a Libyan boy must come to terms with difficult truths about Libya, loyalty, and truth when his father disappears. On the surface a story of the violence and absurdity of life during the rule of Muammar al-Qaddafi, In the Country of Men describes the politics of childhood more than the politics of nations. Just as the plot brilliantly unfolds in unpredictable ways, we are catapulted forward to the next decade. We are left to reflect on the ties that bind us all—the universal embarrassments and frustrations of childhood, the challenge of constructing meaning from memory, and the presence of unavoidable truths. Led by Steven Salaita, Associate Professor of English at Virginia Tech.
  • 10/22, 2pm, Whitman Theater:  Film Series—Persepolis (open to public)
  • 11/5, 2pm, Whitman Theater: Film Series—Koran by Heart: Once Chance to Remember (open to public)

Business Etiquette Luncheon


When: Wednesday , October 16, 11:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Hotel Roanoke

Come learn about proper dining etiquette for business meals and enjoy a wonderful meal all for FREE!!!


at the Hall Career Center – Thomas Center Room 202
or for more information 857-7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu



Apply TODAY for:

  • Marketing Design and PR Associate– PT
  • Employment Specialist-Full-Time/Part-Time
  • Customer Care Rep-Part-Time
  • Direct Mail Processer-Full-Time
  • Production Assistant-Part-Time
  • Care Attendant-Full-Time
  • E-Commerce Specialist-Seasonal/Part-Time
  • Server-Part-Time

or any of the other 140+ 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. GO TO VWCC HOME PAGE   www.virginiawestern.edu.
  2. Click on Hall Career Center (Top and Center of homepage).
  3. On the left side click JOB BANK.
  4. Click on STUDENT/ALUMNI.
  5. Click on REGISTER.
  6. Fill in template (starred fields are required; use your school email address in the primary email field).
  7. Click SUBMIT. An email verification link will be sent to the primary email.
  8. Log in to your email and follow the link verify your account and set a password.
  9. You will then be taken into the job bank.
  10. 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

Advising and Retention Services Availability Next Week

Due to participation in a professional development activity, Advising & Retention Services will be minimally staffed September 25th through September 27th. Administrative support staff will be available to assist students. Normal operations with full advising staff will resume on Monday, September 30th.

Thank you!

Brooke Ferguson

Calling All College & University Students – Register NOW for the Virginia Cyber Aces State Championship!

Are you interested in a career in cybersecurity? You can fill the cutting edge jobs that demand elite training and reward with significant opportunity. Our country faces increasing threats in cyberspace and there is a critical shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals to address them. Great jobs are going unfilled.


Virginia Tech and Cyber Aces are challenging college and university students across the state to register for Cyber Aces Online and compete for a chance to participate in the Virginia Cyber Aces State Championship. Registration is free and open now. Please register as soon as possible at www.cyberaces.org to begin the trainings.


The competition will address this critical skills gap. College and university students from across the state will come together, compete to win top honors, and the best performers may earn scholarships for elite training. In the near future, we plan to have a Cyber Academy in Virginia to certify those with the highest potential and aptitude for residency training and job placement.

The Virginia Cyber Aces State Championship has an online competition, with tutorials and quizzes, and a final event with head-to-head Net Wars competition. Net Wars will be held in Spring 2014 and I encourage you to register to participate in this competition.


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, September 19th, 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!