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September 11, 2014

Men’s Soccer game postponed

Today's (9/11) Men's Soccer match at Bluefield College is postponed due to pending thunderstorms.  Rescheduled date TBD.

Free Salsa Dance Class

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

Free Movie: 22 Jump Street

Friday September 12: 22 Jump Street

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater


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.

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

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.

Support JDRF

If you would like to support the Virginia Western JDRF team you can send donations to any of our team captains: Amy Balzer (abalzer@virginiawestern.edu), Becky Chauncey (bchauncey@virginiawestern.edu), Josh Meyer (jmeyer@virginiawestern.edu), or Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu). Upcoming fundraisers will be posted in the Student Bulletin.

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.

September 10, 2014

Planning to transfer?

Transfer Week is coming soon! Be on the lookout on the VWtv, website and Student Bulletin for more information.

Blackboard Update

The Blackboard fall 2014 update is scheduled for September 13 beginning at 6:00 pm. Blackboard will be back up for use by faculty and students by September 13 midnight.

This upgrade will not affect users as much as previous upgrades have. There is a document on our eLIT website with the new features of the upgrade on this link   http://www.virginiawestern.edu/elit/faculty/docs/bb/BlackboardApril2014Release.pdf for your review.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

eLIT Department staff

Asian Studies Book Collection on Display in Brown Library

Brown Library is currently displaying the beautiful new books provided through the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures-Asian Studies Grant. This collection was acquired thanks to Virginia Western’s participation with UVA in a program called, “Understanding the Non-West: Strengthening Global Humanities at Virginia’s Community Colleges.” The goal is to boost global humanities in Virginia’s community colleges and enrich appreciation for the cultural traditions, literature, and cinema of India, China, Japan, Eastern Asia, and Russia.

This special collection is on display and available for check-out on the top floor of the Brown Library Building:

Mon-Thurs: 8am-8pm

Fri: 8am-5pm

Sat: 9am-1pm

Women’s Basketball Tryouts Today

2014-15 Women's Basketball Team Tryouts


6:00 - 8:00 PM in Humanities Gymnasium

Students must have at least 12 credits and a valid physical to participate.

Interested students should email Cecil Cox at ccox@virginiawestern.edu.

Busch Gardens

The Busch Gardens trip is full. Students who have already signed up need to make sure they have filled out the appropriate paperwork and turned in their receipts. Please contact the Student Activities Office at 540-857-6326 or Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu if you have any questions.