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October 20, 2014

Paid Research Study

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

Fall 2014 Graduation Application Deadline and On-Line Cap & Gown Order Information

The deadline for applying for fall graduation is November 14, 2014. Be sure to see your faculty advisor and complete your application before the deadline. We look forward to helping you fulfill your graduation requirements.

If you are attending graduation and need to complete the on-line cap and gown order form, on the "Checkout" page, be sure to click the "Continue" button on the left side of the screen before clicking the "Submit Order" button. Also, check the box for "Terms & Conditions" right above the "Submit Order" button.  If you have any questions, please contact the Records Office at 857-7236.

Lorraine (Lorry) Conklin
Registrar, Chapman Hall 111

Stress Management Support Group

School is Stressful! ...Find Relief.

What: Stress Management Support Group

When: Thursdays at 1:00pm

Where: Student Life Center S307

Contact: Sheri Meixner - smeixner@virginiawestern.edu

Indoor Soccer in Gymnasium

Student Indoor Soccer Open Gym

Beginning October 27

Mondays and Thursdays

3:00 - 5:00 PM in Humanities Gymnasium

Current student ID required to sign-in

Free Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy

Friday October 24: Guardians of the Galaxy

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater


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.

All faculty, staff, students and their guests are welcome to attend. All movies are free!

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

Free Yoga Classes!

Whether you are a beginner or advanced, this Yoga class is for you!
The Fitness Center will be offering FREE Yoga classes for all currently enrolled students, faculty & staff!

What: Free Yoga
Where: The Fitness Center
When: Mondays 1:30-2:30pm & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

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

Forbidden City Exhibit at VMFA in Richmond!

Experience Imperial China through Art:

Drawn from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, Forbidden City will offer visitors a unique journey through a palace once forbidden to the general public, and provide a glimpse into this hidden world through rich and diverse objects from the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. Featured works include large portraits, costumes, furniture, court paintings, religious sculptures, and fine decorative arts such as bronzes, lacquer ware, and jade. This exhibition explores the significant roles of imperial rituals, court painting, imperial family life, and religion in the Forbidden City.

This trip is on October 29th, the bus will leave Virginia Western at 7am and return around 6pm. There is no cost for Virginia Western Students to attend, however, you will be required to cover your own meal expenses. For more information contact Kathryn Boylan at kboylan@virginiawestern.edu and to sign up come to the Student Information Desk in the Student Life Center on the 3rd floor.

Student Council Meeting

Come out and make a difference in your campus community!

Student Council will meet tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday) at 4:30pm on the third floor of the Student Life Center!

Snacks will be provided.

For more information please contact Natasha Lee nlee@virginiawestern.edu or Student Council Chairman Raekwon Moore rmm2129@email.vccs.edu

Motivational Monday Lunch Series

Motivational Monday Lunch Series

The Alliance for Excellence is hosting a weekly Motivational Mondays Lunch Series this fall in the new Student Life Center!
Join together with other students every Monday at 12 p.m. in the S307 Conference Room to answer the question: How Do I Stay Motivated?  Students will learn their motivational style, tips to improve their motivation, how motivation influences attitude and much more. Sessions begin in October.

Space is limited.   Lunch will be provided. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motivational-monday-lunch-series-tickets-13005735505

Location: Third Floor, Student Life Center Room S307

Time/Date: Mondays at 12 p.m. starting October 6th

The Alliance for Excellence's goal is to enhance under-represented minority student's experience on campus. If you have questions, feel free to contact Dr. Melinda Hill atmhill@virginiawestern.edu.

Dr. Melinda C. Hill
Alliance for Excellence
Career Coach
Virginia Western Community College

October 17, 2014

Virginia’s Marijuana Summit

Marijuana Summit

Virginia's Marijuana Summit - A Conversation in the Commonwealth welcomes you to join the conversation! The Summit will be held at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. This is a statewide conference with limited seating so please register early. There will be national and state researchers sharing the scientific and social impact of the marijuana industry.

Marijuana Summit: A Conversation in the Commonwealth. Register today!


Monday November 3, 2014 from 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM EST


Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016