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September 26, 2013

Startup Weekend starts tomorrow!

Register today for STARTUP WEEKEND – This September 27 at 6 p.m. to September 29 at 9 p.m. at Meridium (207 Bullitt Ave SE Roanoke, VA 24013).

 Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.

It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011

 All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

 Virginia Western students can attend and participate in Startup Weekend at completely no cost to them at all! Tickets usually range from $49-$79.

There are a limited number of free seats available so please register ASAP.

REGISTRATION:

1. Go to http://roanoke.startupweekend.org à Click the orange ‘Register’ tab at the top right.

2. FREE TICKET PROMO CODE: VWCCSteidle.

If you experience difficulties call (540) 397-4377

For more info: http://roanoke.startupweekend.org

Honors Organizations

As a Virginia Western student, you may receive invitations to join an Honors Organization. It is important to assess your invitation to ensure its credibility. The following links have information you can use to gain a basic understanding of certification of honor societies and the difference between certified and uncertified honor societies.

http://www.achsnatl.org/standards_alert.asp.

http://www.communitycollegesuccess.com/2013/03/ask-isa-honor-or-scam-how-do-you-know.html.

 

Virginia Western currently has on-campus chapters of the following organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Psi Beta, Lambda Nu, and SALUTE. We also have an Honors Institute Office.

Information about these organizations is located here: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studentlife/honors.php

 

For additional information about starting new organizations, contact the Student Activities Office at 857-6326 or by email at nlee@virginiawestern.edu.

September 25, 2013

Hot Topic, September 25

EVALUATING WEBSITES

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 25; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Duncan 206
FACILITATOR:  Mr. Dale Dulaney

Should college students trust the information they find on the Internet? Learn how to ask the right questions to weed out the wrong websites.

Men’s Basketball All-Stars coming October 4

The 2013 Men's Basketball All-Stars Night will be held Friday, October 4 at 8:30 PM in the Humanities Gymnasium.  Dunk Contest, 3-Point Shootout, Skills Challenge, and student contests for prizes are scheduled. 

Admission is free to the public and Virginia Western students are eligible for prizes with their current student ID.  The Men's Basketball team ask that you bring a can of food for donatation to a local food shelter.

Come out and celebrate the beginning of Blue Stars Basketball!

Startup Weekend begins this Friday

Register today for STARTUP WEEKEND – This September 27 at 6 p.m. to September 29 at 9 p.m. at Meridium (207 Bullitt Ave SE Roanoke, VA 24013).

 Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.

It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011

 All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

 Virginia Western students can attend and participate in Startup Weekend at completely no cost to them at all! Tickets usually range from $49-$79.

There are a limited number of free seats available so please register ASAP.

REGISTRATION:

1. Go to http://roanoke.startupweekend.org and Click the orange ‘Register’ tab at the top right.

2. FREE TICKET PROMO CODE: VWCCSteidle.

If you experience difficulties call (540) 397-4377

For more info: http://roanoke.startupweekend.org

 

 

Think Fast Game Show

Win cash prizes at a pop culture trivia game show!

Wednesday, October 2

12 Noon

Cafeteria (Outside Dominos and Java the Hut)

Free Movie! – Tomorrow

Get a second chance to see one of these recent Hollywood films!  All films will be shown in Whitman Theater - First Floor of Business Science.

This is The End - While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and other celebritiies are faced with the apocalypse.  Horror-Comedy

Thursday, September 26

2 p.m.

Where: Whitman Theater - First Floor of Business Science

FREE! Open to students, faculty/staff and guests!

Free popcorn available in the lobby before the show!

Coming Soon:

The Conjuring - Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.  Horror.

When:  Friday, October 11

2 PM

As I Lay Dying - Based on the classic by William Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.  Drama.

When:  Thursday, November 7

2 PM

For more information, contact Student Activities Coordinator Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326.

Thinking about riding your bike to campus?

Virginia Western has bike racks in the following locations:

1 Police Station

1 Webber Hall 1st floor near Soda Machine - 1st floor plaza

1 Duncan Hall

1 Bookstore (near parking lots)

1 Brown Library

1 Fishburn Hall Four Season

1 Business Science Four Season

 

For more information, contact Student Activities Coordinator Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326.

September 24, 2013

Student Basketball Open Gym

Student basketball open gym, Thursday from 3:00 - 3:50 PM.  Located in Humanities Gymnasium.  Half court pick-up and shoot around basketball available.  Students need to bring their student ID with fall sticker to sign-in.  Questions about open gyms, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu

Taste the Honeybaked Difference!

Try Heavenly Ham's delicious menu items with these opportunities:

  • 10% off any in-store purchase (with student or faculty ID
  • Western Wednesdays!  All VWCC students/faculty get 2 punches for every box lunch purchase.  Ten punches equal a FREE BOX LUNCH!
  • Happy Hour
  • All sodas HALF PRICE after 3p.m.! Monday through Friday only.

Visit them online at MyHoneyBakedStore.com

Any questions, contact Student Activities Coordinator Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326.