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February 28, 2014

Men’s Basketball Student Open Gyms

Men's Basketball Student open gyms will be (excluding Spring Break and April 8):

Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Fridays 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Open gyms held in Humanities Gymnasium.  Open to all current male students.  Must have student ID to sign-in.

Questions about open gyms, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

Community College Survey of Student Engagement – Please Read!

Date:          February 24, 2014

To:             Virginia Western Students

From:         Dr. Robert H. Sandel, President

Subject:      Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

Beginning March 10th, students in randomly selected classes at Virginia Western and many other community colleges across the nation will have the chance to share their views by completing the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). Survey items focus on how students spend their time, the nature and quality of students’ interactions with faculty members and peers, and what students have gained from their classes and other aspects of their college experience.

If you are in a class that is selected to participate in the survey, I encourage you to respond candidly. Your individual responses will remain confidential, but the results of this national survey will be important in helping Virginia Western to examine our educational practices, compare your feedback to other community college students across the country and identify ways that we can improve programs and services for students.

We appreciate your willingness to help us learn from your experience.

Paid Reserach Opportunities

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 task 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 analysis
  • Receive a CD copy of your structural brain scan
  • Be compensated $15 per hour for the interview & questionnaires session and $20 or more for the fMRI scan depending on how you play the game
Who is eligible?
  • OEF/OIF Veterans
  • Between 18 & 64 years old
  • Free from metal in their body
  • Not claustrophobic
If you are interested, please contact us at 540-526-2068 or at vets@vtc.vt.edu
Volunteers are need for a neuroimaging study. Eligible participants must be healthy adults who:
  • Are between 18 and 55 years old
  • Are not claustrophobic
  • Do not have permanent metal implants
  • Can commit to participating in multiple sessions over the course of several months
Participants will:
  • Participate in interview and questionnaires
  • Play computer games during MRI scans
  • Receive a copy of their brain scan
  • Be compensated $15 per hour or more for participating
If you are interested, please contact us at 540-526-2068 or at participate@vtc.vt.edu
Feeling depressed or down? Counseling may help. Volunteers are needed to participate in an MRI study. Eligible participants must:
  • Be 18-55 years old
  • Have problems with depression
  • Not taking antidepressants
  • Not have any metal implants
  • Not be claustrophobic
Participants will:
  • Receive free counseling
  • Participate in interviews and questionnaires
  • Play computer games during MRI scans
  • Be paid $15 per hour or more for participating
If you are interested, please contact us at 540-526-2032 or at depression@vtc.vt.edu

Last day for new team name suggestions!

Virginia Western is accepting suggestions to change the name of its sports teams.  These sports include men's basketball, men's soccer, women's basketball, women's volleyball, and other intramural teams.  The current team name is the Virginia Western Blue Stars.

What would be a great name for our teams?



February 27, 2014

Employment Opportunities for Students and Alumni

Apply TODAY for:

  • Dental Hygienist-Full-Time
  • Cook-Part-Time
  • Software Project Engineer– Full Time
  • Store Clerk-Part-Time
  • Financial Services Rep- Full-Time
  • Spanish Tutor-Part-Time

or any of the other 70+ positions available on our job bank. Follow the directions below to 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

Library Hours During Spring Break, March 3 – 8

Brown Library’s main floor (the Link Learning Commons), the Math Center, and the top floor (reference and circulation desks) will be open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. The Link Learning Commons and the top floor of the library will also be open as usual from 9am to 1pm on Saturday. The Math Center will reopen at its regular hours at 8am on Monday, March 11.

The Testing Center, Writing Center, and computer lab on the ground floor will maintain their regular hours.

“And The Oscar Goes To . . .”

It’s Oscar Awards season, and Brown Library has a great collection of books that have turned into movies.

Current Book-Into-Movie Selections (Available on the Top Floor of Brown Library)

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

A Captain’s Duty by Richard Phillips

12 Years a Slave from I Was Born a Slave: An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives


Other Selections (Available on the Top Floor of Brown Library)

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Moneyball by Michael Lewis

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Beloved by Toni Morrison


Audiobooks (Available Through Brown Library’s Website)

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Charlie Wilson’s War by George Crile


Come to the library, see our Book-Into-Movie display, and enjoy some leisure reading.

Library Contest Winners

The following students and staff member won prizes during Monday’s “Love Your Library Day”:

Scavenger Hunt Winners

  • $100 Amazon Gift Card = Katy Kihm
  • “READ” Mug from the American Library Association = Brandon S.
  • $10 VWCC Bookstore Gift Card = Matthew Harvey
  • 2 Bubblecake Gift Cards = Kristen B.
  • “READ” Tote Bag from the American Library Association = Carol Ann B.
  • $10 VWCC Bookstore Gift Card = Neal H.
  • “READ” Water Bottle from the American Library Association = John D.


Kiss Contest Winners

A Bubblecake Gift Card and a WEPA print card = Plina Nguyen

A Bubblecake Gift Card and the candy jar full of 268 candy kisses = Corey Bapst (VWCC staff member)

Thanks to everyone who donated prizes and participated in the event.

What’s Next?  National Library Week, April 13-19!

NO H8 Photo Shoot today!

The Human Rights Club is sponsoring a NO H8 photo shoot on campus. Make a statement to help fight discriminiation. The proceeds will go to The Human Rights Campaign.

Today! February 27

10 am - 2 pm

Business Science - Room M228 (near the bridge and vending machines).

$1 Suggested Donation

White clothing suggested  - facepaint provided!

More information is available at the club's facebook page - www.facebook.com/vwhrc

The Hunger Games, Tonight; Oscar Shorts, Friday!

Thursday, February 27: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theatre

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Rated PG-13.

Friday, February 28: Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Animated - Noon and 4p.m.

Live Action - 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Virginia Western is the only venue in Roanoke showing these Oscar-nominated short films (as of printing this flyer!)! View trailers and descriptions at http://oscar.go.com/nominees. Unrated.

See a review from the LA Times of these movies here : http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-ca-oscar-shorts-notebook-20140202,0,791692.story#axzz2tbR06FAb


Coming up....

Friday, March 14: Frozen

(Free Frozen treats and hot chocolate provided!)

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theatre

Cosponsored with the Radiography Club!

Tuesday, March 25: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Co-sponsored with the Human Rights Club

2 p.m. and 6 p.m. - Whitman Theatre


Friday, March 28: American Hustle

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theatre


Remember Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends! For more information, contact Natasha Lee in Student Activities at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326.