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February 11, 2014

Veterans Needed for VTC Paid Research Study

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
Cari Rosoff
Clinical Research Assistant
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: (540) 526-2032
Email: cbr12@vtc.vt.edu

Developmental Math Saturday Lab Change

The Developmental Math open computer lab on Saturdays is now in the Business Science Building, room M320.


The VCCS SIS: Student Information System will be unavailable from 6:00 am on Saturday, February 15 until 6:00 pm on Sunday, February 16 due to a system upgrade. Students and staff will not be able to access SIS/HR, mobile SIS, the Online Application for Admission, the Wizard Advising link, or the McCann Testing interface.


Student 1098 Mailing

The Virginia Community College System uses a company by the name of Vangent to produce and distribute all 1098’s.  Virginia Western Community College’s student 1098’s were prepared and mailed on January 27, 2014.

Students can obtain a copy of their 1098 before it arrives in the mail or obtain additional copies at the Vangent website at tra.vangent.com   There is no additional charge for the web copies.  Students should click the “First Time Students” button and follow the directions.

Students can also receive assistance by using the “Student Help” link on the website.  There are many useful help topics to assist students as well as an 800 number that can be used to get technical assistance with logging in and retrieving records.  However, this number cannot be used for general 1098-T questions or information on the existence of a form for any particular student.  Only students who have a published 1098 will be able to retrieve their 1098 from the website.

Be advised that Box 1 of the 1098-T includes all payments (student payments, student payments made through tuition payment plans, loans, 3rd party, scholarships, and financial aid and waivers) that satisfied qualified tuition and fee charges net of student revenue refunds. Box 4 data reports any adjustments made in calendar year 2013 for qualified tuition and related expenses reported for a prior year on Form 1098-T.  Box 5 of the 1098-T reports the net sum of 3rd party payments, scholarships, financial aid and waivers that satisfied qualified tuition and fee charges.  Box 6 data reports adjustments made in calendar year 2013 to scholarships or grants reported for a prior year on Form 1098-T.  Qualified charges satisfied by loan payments are considered paid by the student and will be reported in Box 1. Qualified tuition charges are credit course charges, technology fees, capital fees, course and class specific fees and all mandatory non-E&G fees.  No other charges qualify for 1098-T reporting including bookstore charges, fines, non-credit course charges, and miscellaneous fees.  The difference between Box 1 and Box 5 represents student payments.

Students whose eligible tuition and fees charges were totally refunded or were entirely satisfied by financial aid, third party or waivers will not receive a 1098-T.  Students whose calendar year 2013 transactions resulted in Box 1 and Box 5 and Box 4 and Box 6 being equal will not receive a 1098-T. Also, please note for purposes of 1098-T reporting; only calendar year 2013 cash basis activity is reflected.  Payments made in December 2013 for the spring 2014 term are therefore included on the 1098-T.  Payments made in December 2012 for the spring 2013 term are not included.  Credit hours taken in the spring term 2014 and paid for by December 31, 2013 do not count toward half-time eligibility for 2013 because the academic term did not start in calendar year 2013.

Students who receive 1098 statements and have questions or concerns should contact the cashier’s office at 540-857-6315 or by email to pcunningham@virginiawestern.edu


VWCC Men’s Basketball game

Your Virginia Western Men's Basketball will be facing the Southern Virginia University JV team tonight at 7 p.m. in the Humanties Gym.

Concessions will be at the game.

Come out and cheer on your Blue Stars!

Any questions, contact Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu


PTK Information Session

Heard about PTK but not sure what it is? Come to our information session and find out how beneficial PTK can be to you both now and in the future.
When: Tuesday, February 11th
Where: Webber 308
Time: 12-1pm
FREE pizza and snacks will be provided!!!

HUGE Job Fair!

REGISTER TODAY to attend the 2014 Career Premiere Job & Internship Fair!

WHEN: February, 20th 2014 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

WHAT TO EXPECT:  Check out this video http://youtu.be/klONfeOxaMw

VWCC Students & Alumni: RESERVE your spot today!!! Contact or come by the Hall Career Center (Thomas Center 202) at 857-6710 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu to complete the registration forms.

For more information and a list of employers please visit the event website:  http://careerpremierefair.com/students/ The employer list will be constantly updated as more employers register to attend with an average of 50-60 employers attending the fair each year this can be a great opportunity to make some connections!

The Career Premiere Fair brings employers together with students and alumni from several liberal arts and sciences colleges, universities and community colleges in the northwest and southwest regions of Virginia.

The purpose of the Fair is to share information with college students and graduates about career and internship opportunities at participating organizations.

Job Fair!! Health Care & Wellness Major Focus

Focused Career Fair open to majors in:


What:  Health Care & Wellness Job Fair
When: Wednesday, February 26th, 2014; 12-3:30 (come & go event)

Where: Multipurpose Room - Fralin Center
 Complete registration for this event in THE HALL CAREER CENTER- Thomas Center G202, 857-8798, careercenter@virginiawestern.edu
Come learn about current openings in the Health Care & Wellness fields in the Roanoke Valley, how to apply and get a chance to meet with employers face-to-face!  Don't forget to come by the Career Center for information on Resume Writing or a Resume Power Hour for a quick critique prior to the event. For more information on Resume Power Hour times check out http://www.virginiawestern.edu/career_center/

Job Fair Success Strategies – Career Bytes

1.What to EXPECT
2.How to prepare and deliver an ELEVATOR SPEECH t
3.How to PREPARE yourself & documents needed
4.And much more!
Tuesday, February 11th
12:15 pm- 12:45pm or 5:15-5:45 pm
Contact  Hall Associates Career Center
with your Name, Student Email, Phone Number, & Student ID
Thomas Center 202   ▪    Phone: 857-7298        
Email: careercenter@virginiawestern.edu