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February 24, 2014

Women’s Basketball Open Gym cancelled tonight

The women's basketball open gym is cancelled for tonight, Monday, February 24th.

Transfer Fair!

Thinking about transferring?

Come to Virginia Western's Fair, March 19, from 9:30am - 2:30pm in the Fralin Center.

Meet with admissions counselors from schools all across Virginia like, Virginia Tech, Radford University, Liberty University, Old Dominion, VCU, Roanoke College, Ferrum College, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Hollins University, and many more!

Come learn about specific programs offered at four-year schools and have your questions about transferring answered by representatives from the schools you are interested in attending.

Contact Steven Chichester in Chapman 105 with any questions.

Come to Brown Library Today!

Come celebrate “Love Your Library Day” today (Monday, February 24)  in Brown Library.   This is your opportunity to get to know the Learning Resources that are available for you on all three floors of the Brown Library Building --- your ticket to academic support and success.

Check out Today’s activities:

Building-Wide Scavenger Hunt

(For Students Only) Get scavenger hunt forms from the Circulation Desk on the top floor of the library.   Submit completed scavenger hunt forms to the Circulation Desk for a chance to win a $100.00 Amazon Gift Card.   Six runner-up prizes will also be awarded.  Prizes provided by Student Activities and the VWCC bookstore.  Contest winners will be notified on February 25.


Ground Floor Activities

(For Students Only) The first ten students who visit the Writing Center and say, “I love my library” will get a goodie bag.

Main Floor Activities

(For Students, Staff, and Faculty)  Kiss Contest!  Guess the correct number of candy kisses on display at the main floor Resource Desk and win a prize.  Prizes provided by Bubblecake.  Contest winners will be notified on February 25.


Top Floor Activities

(For Students, Staff, and Faculty) Free hot beverages 10am-2pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm

(For Students Only) The first ten students who visit the Reference Desk and do “The Robot” will get a goodie bag.  Research assistance provided for those who are not familiar with that dance.

(For Music Lovers) Electrifying performance by the “Mime-All-Mime Air Guitar Band.”  We don’t know exactly when the band will be performing, so you will just have to come and spend the day in our building.

We look forward to seeing you and serving you in Brown Library.

Men’s Basketball Student Open Gyms tomorrow

Men's Basketball Student open gyms will begin on Tuesday, February 25.  The normal schedule (excluding Spring Break and April 8) will be:

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.

Student Women’s Basketball Open Gyms Today!

Student Women's Basketball open gyms begin today.  The normal schedule (excluding Spring Break) will be:

Mondays 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Wednesdays 8:30 - 10:00 PM, ending April 23.

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

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

Movies this week!

Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends! 

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 (that we know of, as of today!)! 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 Theater

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

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


TIME IS RUNNING OUT!! Register Today!!

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/

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.

Vote by February 28th!

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?