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March 31, 2015

Indoor Soccer Open Gym

Student Indoor Soccer Open Gyms

Tuesdays   4:00 - 5:30 PM

Humanities Gymnasium

Current student ID required to sign-in

Run Date extended to April 28!

Roller Skating Family Fun Night for VWCC!

The Skate Center and Student Activities are proud to present to you a Roller Skating Family Fun Night on April 14th! This is a night reserved just for Virginia Western, and admission is at a discounted rate. So grab your family, friends and skates and come spend an evening on the rink with your community college!

Date: April 14th

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: $3 Admission/$2 Skate Rental (if needed)

Location:  The Skate Center/4121 Brandon Ave Roanoke (Also known as Lee Hi or Apperson Dr)

If any questions, please email Ray Wickersty (Rwickersty5001@email.vccs.edu) or stop by your Student Activities Department

Hamlet at the American Shakespeare Center

Join the Student Activities Department for Hamlet at the American Shakespeare Center on April 9th. Come and watch as Hamlet struggles to discern reality from illusion in the rotten state of Denmark as he copes with the loss of his father, his mother’s remarriage, and life’s biggest questions.

The trip is only $5 and includes your ticket and transportation on the day of the event. For more information and to sign up contact Natasha Lee nlee@virginiawestern.edu

What is GENERAL STUDIES anyway? Ever wondered?

Do you really know what General Studies is all about? Are you in General Studies now, but aren't sure if it is the best major for your transfer plans? Thinking of changing your major to General Studies? Then come learn more about the General Studies Program at VWCC! Registration recommended – directions below.

Topics Include:

  • What is General Studies & what can I do with it?
  • Transferring to a 4-year school
  • Discussion of other Transfer Majors @ VWCC
  • Planning for program completion/graduation & more!

Come to DUNCAN 201 at a date & time below

  1. Monday, March 30: 5:30 - 6:20 p.m.
  2. Tuesday, March 31: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
  3. Wednesday, April 1st: Noon - 12:50 p.m.

Questions: Contact Mandy Garcia - Program Advisor for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at mgarcia@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6710

Registration: To register follow the link to the directions http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/sailsappointment.php and instead of selecting an appointment time with Mandy Garcia select the group session you wish to attend from my schedule (3/30 @ 5:30; 3/31 @ 2:00 or 4/1 @ Noon): If you cannot access this please email me from your student email account with the date you wish to attend.

Student Survey

Please help us plan for Virginia Western’s future by giving us your ANONYMOUS feedback on our Student Survey.  This survey asks for your input on activities and services across the campus, and takes about 10 minutes to complete.  Let us know what you think of recent changes around campus, and how we can strengthen the learning environment for you, our students!

http://tinyurl.com/vwcc-student-2015 (copy and paste into your computer's browser if the link does not open)

March 30, 2015

Female STEM Students

Are you a female student working towards a Career in STEM?

Would you like to move forward with study techniques and support for your courses here at VWCC?

Find the road to success with STEM Success Coaching! 

Contact Natacia Owens at nxowens@virginiaswetsern.edu to schedule an appointment now!  

Student I.D. Office Back Open

Student I.D. Office Hours

Monday- Thursday 9-6

Friday 9-4

Wellness Workshop

Wednesday, April 8th 12:00PM – 12:45PM

Nutrition for Aerobic Exercise & Weight Training
Do highly active people or athletes have different nutritional requirements than more sedentary people?Do athletes/body builders need extra protein/protein powders to build muscle? How do you build muscle? These questions and more will be addressed at this lecture.

Thursday, April 30th 12:00PM- 12:45PM

Mindless Eating - A Different Approach to Weightloss
Fascinating research by Peter Wansink, Ph.D. published in his books "Mindless Eating" & "Slim by Design", will be presented. His studies ask questions such as: Does the size of a plate/cup/bowl effect how much you eat? What is the effect of eating while watching TV? How does the arrangement of food in your pantry/refrigerator affect what and how much you eat. Learn how to change your environmental versus relying on will power to lose weight or improve your diet.

Contact Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu for
more information

Destination Community Service Trip (summer 2015)

Destination Community Service Trip

NOW May 11th-13th (Monday through Wednesday- after exams end and before graduation)

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 reserves your spot- the remaining $15 is due April 24th)

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

Free Classes at the Fitness Center!

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 Up: Tuesdays 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