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August 28, 2014

Boots2Books 5K Race

Want to help support a great cause? Sign up today to volunteer to help with Boots2Books 5K Run to benefit the Veterans Assistance Fund, hosted by the Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association. Saturday, August 30, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. Race starts at Virginia Western campus. Runners will receive a free t-shirt! Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt!

Want to participate as a runner? Register online here, or Download the PDF registration form here to register by mail. (PDF)

Registration Fees: (Before August 15th)

  • General public runner: $30
  • VCCS student or employee: $20
  • Veteran or active military: $15
  • Walker: $10
  • Race-day registration: $35

For more information, contact Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association president Matthew Jones at mjones0373@email.vccs.edu.

Join the JDRF Walk!

Join the Virginia Western team in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at the Taubman Museum at noon on Sunday, September 28th. Our team goal is $1500 and we need your help to make that happen!

Together, we will turn Type One into Type None. Contact Josh Meyer or Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu) to sign up or donate to our team: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?team_id=159222&pg=team&fr_id=3930

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin — a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.

With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure. That's why JDRF holds more than 200 Walks across the country every year to raise money for JDRF — the only global organization with a strategic research plan to end T1D.

The JDRF Walk has raised more than $1 billion through the hard work and generosity of supporters like you. Every dollar JDRF directs toward research comes from our donors. So, the more our walkers raise, the closer we get to reaching our goal of a world without T1D.

Fed Ex – Employer Recruiting On Campus Today!

A representative from Fed Ex will be on campus with information on employment opportunities TODAY, August 28, from 10am - 2pm on 3rd Floor Webber. If you have any questions, please contact the Hall Career Center at 857-7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu.

August 27, 2014

International Club Greet and Meet – This Friday!

The International Club at Virginia Western would like to invite all students to the Greet and Meet Party on Friday night this week.

Date/Time: August 29, 2014 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (drop in any time)

Location: Natural Science Center

Refreshments served!

For more information, please contact student leader Huyen Mai at jasmine4517@gmail.com.

Get a Good Start!

Get a good start to the academic year by taking advantage of the free resources and services available for you on each floor of the Brown Library building:

BROWN LIBRARY, GROUND FLOOR (GF) = the Testing Center, the walk-in Writing Center, and the Link Lab in room B17. Go to the ground floor to take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) for English & math, as well as make-up tests, and proctored exams for all asynchronous distance learning courses. The Writing Center provides assistance with papers for any class. The Link Lab-B17 computers are available for student use.

BROWN LIBRARY, MAIN FLOOR (1) = The Academic Link. This floor, known as the Link Learning Commons, is home to VWCC’s tutoring/academic success programs such as one-on-one and group tutoring programs and the walk-in Math Center. Computers and study rooms are available for collaborative active learning.

BROWN LIBRARY, TOP FLOOR (2) = Library Services, a “quiet floor” that is perfect for reading and quiet study. Five study rooms are available for currently-enrolled students to use. Traditional print resources (books, magazines, newspapers, and journals) are also available on this floor, along with access to library databases and other electronic resources and guides.

Remember: “Start strong, finish strong.” Come see us soon!

Free Salsa Dance Classes

The Fitness Center will be offering FREE Salsa Dance classes for all currently enrolled students, faculty & staff!

What:Salsa Dancing!

Where: Fitness Center Studio

When: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm (through October 2nd)

Please be sure to bring your Student ID and wear soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

 

Constitution Day Events

September 17th, Constitution Day!

Join the Student Activities Department for an afternoon with Patrick Henry and James Madison as they argue the ratification of the US Constitution. The debate starts at 12:15 on Sept. 17th and stick around after the debate is over to take a selfie with two of the most well known Virginians in history.

We will also be providing decorative cupcakes for students during the debate and in the food court after the debate is over.

August 26, 2014

TED Talk Fridays

The Student Activities Office is hosting a weekly TED Talk Series this fall in the new Student Life Center!

Join together with other students every Friday at 1 p.m. in the S307 Conference Room to watch a selected TED Talk and discuss, brainstorm,  and have enlightening discussion. See www.ted.com for more information about TED talks.

Topics will be announced on the Student Bulletin and posted on the Virginia Western Event Calendar.

Location: Third Floor, Student Life Center Room 307

Time/Date: Fridays at 1 p.m. starting August 29th

This Week's Topic: Ken Robinson "How to escape education's death valley"
Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

2014-15 Student Planners now Available!

The 2014-15 Virginia Western Student Planners are now available in the Virginia Western Bookstore! 

These planners have Virginia Western's academic and financial deadlines included within the weekly calendar section. The planner also includes academic resource information and a college directory with map.

The planners are available for $7.50.

Virginia Western Free Movie Series – Fall 2014

Student Activities is excited to announce this semester's movie line-up! All faculty, staff, students and their guests are welcome to attend. All movies are free!

All films will be shown in Whitman Theater (First Floor of Business Science).

Friday, August 29: Million Dollar Arm

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. Starring John Hamm. Run time: 2 hr 4 min. Rated PG. Family.

Friday September 12: 22 Jump Street

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. Starring  Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Run time: 2 hours Rated: R. Comedy.

Wednesday October 1: A Most Wanted Man

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Willem Defoe. Run time: 2 hr 2 min. Rated: R. Drama.

Friday, October 10: Deliver Us from Evil

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

NY police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city. Run time: 1 hr 58 min. Rated: R. Horror.

Friday, October 24: Guardians of the Galaxy

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

From Marvel Comics. Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser. Run time: 2 hr 2 min. Rated: PG-13. Sci-Fi.

Contact Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator, with questions at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326.