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August 25, 2014

Join the JDRF Walk!

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.

Interested in transferring to Hollins University?

Hollins University is hosting a Community College Day on September 16th.  The event is designed specifically for students who are interested in transferring to Hollins University.  The event is free to attend, but interested students need to contact Steven Chichester (schichester@virginiawestern.edu) in order to register for the event.  Feel free to contact Steven Chichester with any questions.

Smoking Areas

The College’s Clean Air Policy currently prohibits smoking in all areas of the south campus except in the designated shelter located adjacent to Humanities in Lot 1E.  The South Campus is described as any area between Colonial Avenue and State Route 220.  This includes Webber, Chapman, Craig and Duncan Halls the Natural Science Center, Arboretum, Greenhouse, Humanities Building and the Thomas Center.  This also includes all parking lots, sidewalks and common areas.

 Smoking on the North side of campus is limited to outside areas that are at least 25 feet from any building entrance.

The discarding of cigarette butts on the ground as litter on campus may subject the person to a criminal fine for littering.

Craig Harris, Chief of Police

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.


Hall Career Center staff can help you improve your resume! Bring a copy of your resume to one of the scheduled "Power Hours" below for a brief one-on-one review and individualized recommendations. No appointment is nescessary during the days and times listed below and individuals will be seen on a first come,  first served basis during the indicated hour.

       Resume Power Hour:

Mondays: 11:00 a.m. - Noon 
Fridays: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
If days and times listed will not accomodate your schedule please contact the Hall Career Center for an appointment time at 857-7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu

August 22, 2014

Brown Library Welcomes You!

Brown Library welcomes all students, faculty, and staff back to campus. We invite everyone to visit our building and take advantage of the resources and services.

Library Services are on the top level (2nd floor) of the library building. This floor is a “quiet floor” that is the perfect peaceful location for reading and quiet study. Five comfortable study rooms are available for currently-enrolled students to use. Traditional print resources (books, magazines, newspapers, and journals) are also available on this floor, along with access to library databases and other electronic resources and guides. Our Circulation and Reference staff members look forward to serving you.

The Academic Link occupies the main level (1st floor) of the library building. This floor, known as the Link Learning Commons, is home to VWCC’s tutoring/academic success programs such as one-on-one and group tutoring programs and the walk-in Math Center. Computers and study rooms are available for collaborative active learning. The Link Learning Commons is a comfortable and invigorating place to study, learn, and work.

The Ground Floor (GF) of the library building hosts the Testing Center, the walk-in Writing Center, and the Link Lab in room B17. The Testing Center administers the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) for English & math, as well as make-up tests, and proctored exams for all asynchronous distance learning courses. The Writing Center provides assistance with papers for any class. The Link Lab-B17 computers are available for student use.

Come see us soon!

Discount Red Sox Tickets!

Head to a Salem Red Sox game and receive a $3 savings on your general admission ticket. Must have a current, valid VWCC ID.

August 21, 2014

Fitness Center Orientations & Hours of Operation

Fitness Center Orientations

Get a sneak peak of the Fitness Center and grab some free Virginia Western swag at a Fitness Center Orientation! The Fitness Center will be offering hourly drop-in Orientations on

Thursday, August 21st from 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, August 22nd from 8:00 am – 3:00pm.

Orientations will include a tour of the Center, guidelines for facility use and will allow you the chance to fill out necessary paperwork to use the Fitness Center. Please bring your Student/Staff IDs with you! Orientations will also be offered by appointment throughout the semester.

Fitness Center Hours

The Fitness Center will be open for use for all currently enrolled students, faculty and staff starting on Monday, August 25th with the limited hours of:

 Monday- Thursday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm & Friday: 7:00am - 1:00pm

 We will be extending the hours gradually, so we thank you for your patience as we transition into this beautiful new space! For more information please contact Dani van Vierssen at 857-6570 or dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

2014 Men’s Soccer Team

Virginia Western Men's Soccer team his looking to fill its last 2 spots. 

Students need at least 12 credits in the Fall 2014 semester to participate.  Students must also obtain a valid physical.  

Practice schedule is

Mondays 2:30 - 5:00 Study Hall, 5:20 - 7:20 PM

Wednesday 5:20 - 7:20 PM

Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Fridays 5:20 - 7:20 PM

Interested students should email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

Fall Student IDs

The new Student ID office is located in the Student Life Center, Room S307.

Fall ID office schedule (minus holidays and school closings):

Monday – Thursday        8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday                                  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Students who need a new ID need to bring a copy of their fall schedule with their name on the schedule printed July 28 or later, phone or tablet schedules from the Virginia Western app are also acceptable. Students must bring a government issued photo ID along with their EMPLID number.

Students with VWCC IDs just need to bring a copy of their schedule to get their Fall 2014 sticker. We no longer have open computer terminals next to our ID office, so students must have their schedules before they come to the office.

Questions about IDs, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu