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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?