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April 16, 2014

National Library Week – Tip of the Day

TIP #2 - You can access the library’s databases from home.

Our library databases contain thousands of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles. Information that you can trust! You can access this information while using a computer in the library or in another location on campus. You can also access this information from home by entering your user name and password --- the same user name and password that you use for MyVWCC. Check out the databases that are available to you: http://virginiawestern.edu/library/databases.php

Library Contest!

Students, faculty, and staff --- Enter the library’s “How Many Books?” contest. Guess how many books in print are in the Circulating collection on the top floor of the Brown Library Building. The student and the faculty/staff member who makes the closest guess (without going over the actual number of books) will win a prize! Go to the top floor of the library and look at the Circulating collection; then submit a contest entry form at either the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk. The contest runs April 15 through April 19, 4:00pm. Winners will be notified on Monday, April 21.

Happy National Library Week!

Spring Fling on Friday!

Virginia Western’s Spring Fling 2014

Relax and enjoy Virginia Western's Annual Spring Event!

Friday, April 18 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Court of Four Seasons (in front of Brown Library) Everything is Free!

Wax Hands
Frisbee Spin Art
Caricature Artist
Make Your Own Bracelet
Pucker Power –Candy Sand Art
“Big Red Chair” for Group Photos!
Origami Demonstrations

Picnic Lunch and Homestead Creamery Ice Cream

Student Organizations & Campus Departments

Businesses/Community Organizations Special giveaways and promotions for students!

Spring Fling Art Show Juried Student Art Show on the Pedestrian Bridge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Opportunity to win cash prizes! Pick up an entry form in the Art Gallery or from H213E!

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

Fore more information about the Art Show - contact Sue Thomas at 857-6070 or sthomas@virginiawestern.edu.

Smoking Areas

The College’s Clean Air Policy currently prohibits smoking in all areas of the south campus except in the designated shelter located adjacent to Humanities in Lot 1E.  The South Campus is described as any area between Colonial Avenue and State Route 220.  This includes Webber, Chapman, Craig and Duncan Halls the Natural Science Center, Arboretum, Greenhouse, Humanities Building and the Thomas Center.  This also includes all parking lots, sidewalks and common areas.

 Smoking on the North side of campus is limited to outside areas that are at least 25 feet from any building entrance.

The discarding of cigarette butts on the ground as litter on campus may subject the person to a criminal fine for littering.

Craig Harris, Chief of Police

Earth Day Work Day at Mill Mountain

Roanoke City Parks and Rec’s Outdoor Recreation has invited Virginia Western to participate in the Earth Day Work Day on Tuesday, April 22 on the Mill Mountain Trails in Roanoke.

They are looking for people that are interested in giving back on Earth Day to our local trail system by picking up trash, fixing muddy spots, blazing trees, closing a cut off switchback, and fixing some erosion spots. There is no experience necessary as they  will have experienced crew leaders on hand to guide participants.

Lunch is included and the workday starts at 9:00am and will run until 1:00pm. After lunch, the city parks staff will lead a guided hike or guided mountain biking trip on the Mill Mountain trails after lunch (need to have own bike).

Contact Renee Lavin if you are interested in at renee.lavin@roanokeva.gov or 853-5867.

Lego Movie

Friday, April 25: The Lego Movie

2 p.m.  and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater


Students, Faculty and Staff, and friends/family are welcome!

Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Rated PG.

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

Blue Ridge Music Festival is fast Approaching!

The Salem Civic Center is pleased to be able to offer a discount again this year for faculty, staff and students for the Blue Ridge Music Festival on May 31, 2014, at the Salem Stadium.

This festival features Brantley Gilbert, Travis Tritt, Thomas Rhett, Parmalee and many more! The festival starts at 11 am and is sure to be a full day of fun and music!

Advance general admission tickets are currently priced at $40. The $5 discount (final price per ticket $35) is available in two ways:

1)      Faculty, Staff and Students can come to the Salem Civic Center Box Office (bring your VWCC ID) and provide the password SUNNY or

2)      Tickets are available for online purchase through Ticketmaster.com utilizing the special discount password SUNNY

Special discount ends April 30!

Need help with academic planning?

You have a team of advisors to help support your academic success!  If you are a returning student continuing in your program of study, schedule an appointment with your Faculty Advisor if you have questions about your academic plan.  Considering a change to your program of study?  Meet with a Program Advisor to talk about your options.  If you are new to Virginia Western, please visit a New Student Advisor in the Advising Center to discuss your long-term goals in preparation for registration.

If you need assistance searching for available class times, registering for courses, or printing an Advisement Report, visit the Registration Room in Duncan 212 beginning April 11th!

New Philosophy Club Meeting

Philosophy Club's Grand Opening
Come Greet Us
Learn About Mission And Membership
Free Pizza!
Thursday April 17th, 4-6pm, 2nd Floor Thomas Center

Free Fitness Assessments

Hello VWCC Students, the Exercise Science and Personal Training Program here at VWCC invites you to complete a FREE FITNESS ASSESSMENT in the Humanities Gym, Thursday April 17th from 10-11:30a.  Our students will test your Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility, and Body Composition (Body Fat and BMI).  This event is open to all VWCC students, faculty, and staff.  Full assessments take about 20 minutes, come in comfortable clothing and sneakers.  There will be sign in sheets for any instructors offering extra credit.
Let us help you strengthen your fitness and wellness program!  Stay Strong, Stay Fit, Stay Well!!!    Email questions tokcarpenter@virginiawestern.edu

Yoga in the Park

Hello VWCC Students, as we begin to prepare for final push of the Spring 2014 semester, the Exercise Science Club invites you to join us for Yoga in the Park.

This event is open to all VWCC students, faculty, and staff and will be held Thursday April 17th,  12 noon – 1pm,  on campus near the gazebo in the Arboretum.  We have DJ Digital Red spinning yoga tunes and we will hold a 1 hour class of some refreshing Yoga and meditation.  Take some time for you as we prepare for exams!  In the event of inclement weather will hold the workout in the Humanities Gym, same time.

Bring your yoga mat if you have one, we do have a limited number available.    Come on out and bring a friend.  Namaste!