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October 16, 2014

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.

America’s Got Talent Auditions in Richmond!

 WHAT:           “America’s Got Talent” Season 10 Auditions

America’s favorite talent competition is back! The nation’s only talent search open to acts of all ages, NBC’s top-rated summer series “America’s Got Talent” has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of hopeful stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America's hearts — and the $1 million prize. For a schedule of upcoming auditions for season ten, please visit: http://www.americasgottalentauditions.com/

WHEN:          Thursday November 6, 2014; doors open at 12pm

WHERE:        Greater Richmond Convention Center

403 N. 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219

HOW:             Those interested in auditioning should pre-register at:http://www.americasgottalentauditions.com/

WHO:             “America’s Got Talent” Producers about what they’re looking for in a performer and why they chose Virginia

For more information, please contact:

Amy Prenner

For AGT, amy@theprennergroup.com

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

Basketball Pep Rally

Come out to support you Virginia Western Rapids basketball team! There will be a skills challenge, 3 point shoot out, and a dunk contest. The basketball team will also be collecting non-perishable food for the local food shelter.

October 17  @ 6:30 P.M.

In the Humanities Gym.


Can't get to the DMV? The DMV is coming here!

The DMV mobile unit will be in parking lot 1 in front of the Natural Science Center on Thursday, October 16th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The wireless office on wheels offers all DMV services:

  • Apply for or renew your ID card - children and adults.
  • Apply for or renew your driver's license - take road and knowledge tests; get your picture taken, reinstate driving privileges.
  • Get a copy of your driving record.
  • Obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, transcripts.
  • Order disabled parking placards or plates.
  • Recently moved? Stop in to upgrade your address on your DMV record. At the same time you can update your voter registration address and organ donor status.
  • And much more!

STEM-H Career Summit and Employment Fair TOMORROW!

Join us for the STEM-H Career Exploration Summit and Employment Fair

TOMORROW  at the Fralin Center

Career Exploration Summit: 10am-12:30pm

For High School students and undecided VWCC students. Learn more about careers in STEM-H from employers to help you choose the right program.

Employment Fair: 1pm-3pm

Connect with employers looking to hire students/graduates in STEM-H fields. Bring your resume!

Contact the Hall Career Center by coming to see us in the Student Life Center 206, calling 857-7298 or emailing careercenter@virginiawestern.edu if you have any questions.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to get direction and make connections in STEM-H!

STEM-H = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics - Healthcare

October 15, 2014

2014 Great SouthEast ShakeOut

The Great SouthEast ShakeOut is a multi-state earthquake drill spanning much of the southeastern United States. ShakeOut activities for Virginia are supported by Virginia Department of Emergency Management.   Please take a moment on 10/16/2014 at 10:16 AM to practice or familiarize yourself with the college's shelter in place locations and evacuation plans.  Remember, you cannot tell from the initial shaking if an earthquake will suddenly become intense…so always Drop, Cover, and Hold On immediately!

  • DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!);
  • COVER your head and neck with your arms and seek shelter by getting under a sturdy desk or table if nearby; and
  • HOLD ON to your shelter and be ready to move with it until the shaking stops.

For more information please visit; http://www.shakeout.org/southeast/index.html

VWCC Campus Police Department

Harvester Performance Center events!

The Harvesterlocated in Rocky Mount offers half prize tickets on most shows for students with a valid id – tickets must be purchased at the box office the day of the show. Some examples you might enjoy:

October 14, The Secret Sisters

October 24, 2014, Blue Ridge Folklife Festival

October 30, Sam Bush

October 31, Marty Stuart w/special guest Yarn

For more information on additional events call the box office of 540-GUITARS (540-484-8277) or refer to www.HARVESTER-MUSIC.com

Free Meditation Workshop!

Midterms can be stressful but now is not the time to lose focus!
Join us for free meditation sessions every Thursday through the month of October from 4:30-5:00PM in the Fitness Center Studio.
No experience necessary!

Free Yoga Classes!

Bend it with Yoga classes!
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