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February 27, 2015


Hall Career Center staff is available to help with your resume! Bring a copy of your resume to one of the scheduled "Power Hours" below for a brief one-on-one review and recommendations on improving the impact your resume has on your job/internship search.  No appointment is necessary during the days and times listed below and individuals will be seen on a first come,  first served basis during the indicated hour. If you need help getting started on a resume,  we can provide you with guidelines and samples anytime.

     Resume Power Hour Schedule :

Every Monday from 11am - 12pm
Every Friday from  1pm - 2pm
If days and times listed will not accommodate your schedule please contact the Hall Career Center at 857-7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu to discuss other arrangements.

February 26, 2015

Change in Hours for Departments Housed in Brown Library

Brown Library’s hours are changing. Please note the following new hours:

Writing Center (ground floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: Closed

Science Center (ground floor)
Tuesday and Thursday: 12-4
Wednesday: 8-12

Link Learning Commons (main floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Math Center (main floor)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: 9-1

Library Services (top floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Virginia Western Spirit Club

Can you do a pike jump, split or toe touch? If not, would you like to learn?

Have you been told you have a distinct loud voice? Then the Virginia Western Spirit Club is looking for you!

This student organized and faculty supported cheer and dance team attends Virginia Western athletic events and serves as an entertaining component to the crowds, while supporting and encouraging the Virginia Western Rapids players with eye-catching moves and transitions.  The team is also involved in community and campus events like pep rallies, service events, fundraising, and regular weekly rehearsals.

Come to our last conditioning and try-out session for the winter in the Humanities gymnasium (H100), Sunday, March 1 from 3:30pm-6:30pm. Students will be emailed confirmation of making the Spirit Club.

For more information, contact Mellisa May at mmay@virginiawestern.edu.

Indoor Soccer Open Gym (adjusted hours)

Student Indoor Soccer Open Gyms

Tuesdays   4:00 - 5:15 PM

*Fridays      2:00 - 4:00 PM

Humanities Gymnasium

Current student ID required to sign-in

Fitness Center: Hours During Spring Break

The Fitness Center is staying open during the spring break on reduced hours and with some classes available.

Monday - Thursday:  8:30 AM - 6:30PM

Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:00PM

The following schedule is of classes:

Monday--->    Hip-Hop Cardio: 8:30AM - 9:30 AM and Hard Core 9:30 AM-10:00 AM

Tuesday--->    Step it Up: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM and Sculpting Blast 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday--->    Buns, Guns, and Guts: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM and Yoga 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Thursday--->     Pilates: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Friday--->    Zumba: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

TED Talk Thursday (Topic: Too Busy to Volunteer? Think Again.)

The Student Activities Office will be hosting a weekly TED Talk Series this spring in the new Student Life Center!

Join your Student Activities department and fellow students every Thursday at 1pm on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center (S307) to sip caffeinated beverages, watch selected Ted Talks (www.ted.com) and after, stay for some enlightening (or just plain silly) conversations.

This week's talk: 

Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy - Local politics — schools, zoning, council elections — hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly care.

Ben Rigby: Micro-Volunteering....Giving Back for Busy People - In a unique approach to voluntarism, Ben Rigbyhas taken the time element out of doing good works. For the past 15 years, he has focused his efforts on developing youth-focused Web and mobile phone software.

Phi Theta Kappa Info Session- Today!

Want to learn more about Phi Theta Kappa?

Meet our members, learn about scholarships, and discover fun ways to get involved on campus and in the community through PTK.

Attend an information session on Thursday Feb. 26th at 11:00am (in Webber room 121) or 5:30pm (in Webber room 221).

Refreshments & drinks provided!



Alternative Spring Break Service Trip

Alternative Spring Break Service Trip 

March 10th-12th

A 3-day, 2-night community service focused cultural immersion experience!

Lodging at Hungry Mother State Park’s historical bunkhouse near Abingdon, VA.

$25 all-inclusive fee ($10 deposit due Friday March 6th)

Contact Erin Wynd at erw2112@email.vccs.edu for activity list, itinerary, accommodation requests or more information.

Register NOW for upcoming Job Fair!

The Career Premiere Job and Internship Fair will be held

Thursday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Green Ridge Recreation Center in Roanoke.

Whether you are in your first or last semester, or somewhere in between, students in all programs will benefit from attending the fair. Even if you are not currently looking for an internship or a job, attending the fair is an excellent opportunity for networking and career exploration and preparation!

Virginia Western students interested in attending should pre-register at the Hall Associates Career Center. Limited transportation is available from VWCC to Green Ridge.   Stop by the Career Center on the 2nd floor of the Student Life Center, call (540) 857-7298 or email careercenter@virginiawestern.edu for registration forms and more information.

February 25, 2015

Free Classes at the Fitness Center!!!

Join us at the Fitness Center for Free classes every week!

Hip Hop Cardio: Mondays 8:30am-9:30am Dance to the beat and burn calories.

Hard Core: Mondays 9:30am - 10:00am An intense 30 min workout for the power house.

Mindful Meditation: Mondays 12:00pm-1:00pm Stop breathe observe and connect with your inner experience.

Step it UpTuesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm Get your heart pumping! This class utilizes a raised surface, choreography.

Yoga: Tuesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm ,Wednesdays 11:00am-11:50am and  5:30pm-6:30pm Intermediate stretch and flow class. Internal focus for energizing and calming.

Sculpting Blast: Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm and Thursdays 8:30am - 9:30am A weight-based class targeting specific muscles. Uses medicine balls, weights, and bands.

Buns, Guns, and Guts: Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm Focuses on booty, arms, and abs. Uses hand weights and mild cardio.

Salsa Dancing: Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm Learn the steps while giving your body workout and have fun. No partner needed

Pilates: Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Lengthen and strengthen your entire body using core muscles and incorporating strength training.

Zumba Fitness: Fridays 12:30pm-1:30pm Dance-based fitness that use a fusion of Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves.


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