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September 2, 2014

Paid Research Studies

Do you smoke cigarettes? Participate in a research study:

  • Cigarette smokers age 18-55
  • Smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day for the past year
  • Interview, fill out questionnaires, brain scan (MRI)
  • You will be compensated ($) for you time
  • Get a CD with high-resolution MRI images of your brain

If you are interested, please contact us at 540-526-2120 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

Interested in Transferring to Hollins?

Hollins University is hosting a Community College Day on September 16th.  The event is designed specifically for students who are interested in transferring to Hollins University.  The event is free to attend, but interested students need to contact Steven Chichester (schichester@virginiawestern.edu) in order to register for the event.  Feel free to contact Steven Chichester with any questions.

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.

Free Yoga at the Fitness Center!

Whether you are a beginner or advanced, this Yoga class is for you!

What: Free Yoga

Where: The Fitness Center

When: Mondays @ Noon & Wednesdays at 5:00pm

Mats & blocks are provided. No registration required, 30 person limit per class. For more information contact the Dani van Vierssen at 540-857-6570 or dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Psi Beta and Psychology Club

The first Fall semester Psi Beta and Psychology Club meeting will take place Thursday, September 4th at 3:30. The meeting will take place in D104. All students interested in psychology are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have questions, please contact Lora Vasiliauskas at lvasiliauskas@virginiawestern.edu

Want to help a hurting kid?

Saturday, Oct. 4th, Carilion Hospice will sponsor Camp Treehouse, a day camp experience for children who have had a loved one die. The camp provides a caring, safe environment where children are free to explore their feelings and concerns. Children learn that grief is not a process of forgetting, but remembering with less pain. Volunteers participate in Camp Treehouse as session and recreation assistants and as mentors, working one-on-one with a child to provide support and encouragement as well.

The camp will be held at Camp Hopetree (formerly Camp Jaycee off Rt 460 near Montvale).

Volunteer mentor training will be held in Roanoke on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Dinner will be provided.

Questions? Contact Sue Huntington at 540-224-4795 or sghuntington@carilionclinic.org.

Camp Treehouse looks great on new grad resumes!

September 1, 2014

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  in the Student Life Center, 3rd Floor, 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 29, 2014

Senator Mark Warner on campus to discuss student debt

Join U.S. Senator Mark Warner for a conversation addressing YOUR student debt challenges Thursday, September 4, 2014 11:15AM - 12:30PM in the Natural Science Center.

RSVP to Isaac@MarkWarnerVA.com.

Movie Today!

TODAY! Friday, August 29: Million Dollar Arm

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Free!

Students are welcome to bring friends and family to Virginia Western movies!

Plot: 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.

For more information about this movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1647668/

Today’s TED Talk

Today's TED talk: 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.

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.

Location: Third Floor, Student Life Center Room 307

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