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March 26, 2015

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
  • Disucssion 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.

Job Seekers Wanted – Xperience 2015

Xperience 2015 is bringing together some of the most influential and connected thinkers and doers in the region to help you see the Roanoke and New River valleys in a new light – a place to pursue dreams, meet like-minded leaders, raise a family, wander and explore.  In other words, to excel with a perfect work-life balance.

On March 27th and 28th, launch your Roanoke Xperience with this exclusive, behind the scenes look at Real Careers in Real Places.  Learn about specific careers from Roanoke employers and have the chance to get your questions answered.  Xperience is ideal for out-of-towners and young professionals already in the region.

CostSpecial Student Rate $10 See your Career Center to register and find out more information.

Featuring Presentations from Participating Employers ·  Advance Auto Parts ·  Carilion Clinic ·  CoLab ·  Corvesta ·  Interactive Achievement ·  Member One Credit Union ·  Neathawk Dubuque & Packett ·  Scott Insurance

Presentation on Job Trends in the Roanoke Region

Industries Represented: Accounting, Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, IT, Marketing



Today, Thursday, March 26, 11am - 3pm at

Green Ridge Recreation Center.

You can register at the event: bring your student ID, copies of your resume,

and please wear professional attire.

Visit this website to see some of the 55 companies that will be there: http://careerpremierefair.com/students/employer-list/

Any questions, contact the Hall Career Center 857-7298

March 25, 2015


Know someone who texts or is distracted while driving? Join Roanoke City, Salem and Virginia Western Police Departments for a DISTRACTED DRIVING EVENT.

Wednesday, April 8th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in parking lot 9 (behind the Bus Stop)

Activities will include the Driving Simulator and the Texting Golf Cart.

Free food coupons for participants while supplies last!

Radford University On-Site Admissions!

Radford University will be on campus in the Natural Science Center, Tuesday, April 7th for On-Site Admissions.  You will need to schedule an appointment in the Advising Office in Chapman Hall, room 105. The deadline for scheduling an appointment will be Friday, April 3rd.  Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis, so schedule early!

To sign up for an appointment with a Radford University Admissions Representative you must:

  1. Complete the online application to Radford University.
  2. Print out a copy of the complete application and bring it to Heather Hunter in Chapman 105  to sign up for a specific meeting time (appointments will be scheduled in 20 minute increments).
  3. Bring official transcripts from VWCC and any other colleges & universities you have previously attended to Heather Hunter in Chapman 105 (Unofficial transcripts will not be reviewed).
  4. Bring official high school transcripts (necessary if you have not taken a college level math, successfully completed developmental math that includes up through Algebra II,  or if you have completed less than 24 transferable credits)

Please be aware that in order to make an appointment you will need to turn in ALL of the required documents.

What Happens During My On-Site Admissions Appointment?         

  1. You will meet with an admissions representative from Radford University.
  2. You will receive an admissions decision!
  3. You will find out more about transfer scholarships and will learn about the next steps after being accepted.

Transfer Week!

Virginia Western's Transfer Week is this week, March 23-26.  It will be held on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center from 9am-2pm daily.  Below is the schedule for which schools will be attending.

  • Monday, March 23: Averett University, Ferrum College, George Mason University, Hollins University, Old Dominion University
  • Tuesday, March 24: James Madison University, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Liberty University, Radford University, Radford University - RHEC
  • Wednesday, March 25: Radford University, Radford University - RHEC, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech
  • Thursday, March 26: Bluefield College, Lynchburg College, Randolph College, Roanoke College

No appointment is necessary to attend.  If you have any questions please contact Steven Chichester at schichester@virginiawestern.edu

Jaycees membership

Jaycees is looking for new members!!

The Jaycees are young professionals, working together to support our community by volunteering and fund raising for local charities. An example is the Roanoke Jaycees founded Summer Camp VA Jaycee dating back to the 1970's. Participating in small to large activity's and hosting events there is something for everyone!

Come join our next meeting by emailing us at roanokejaycees@gmail.com.

Visit the website : https://www.facebook.com/roanokevajaycees?ref=br_tf

Wellness Workshop TODAY

TODAY-Wednesday, March 25th 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Bikes for Beginners

Learn the rules of the road, how to stay safe, how to change a tire, repair a flat...and more!

NEXT 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.

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

VWCC Spring Blood Drive Today!

Virginia Blood Services will be holding their 2015 VWCC Spring blood drive this Wednesday (March 25th) from 10-3 in the new Student Life Center (room s307). If interested, you can sign up online at www.vablood.org or at the Student Activities Department but walk ins are always welcome! All donors must present a valid ID or VBS donor card at registration. Free T-shirt for all presenting donors! For any questions, please contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu. Sponsored by your Virginia Western Student Activities

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