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November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Break Hours at the Library

Brown Library has modified its hours of operation for the Thanksgiving holiday break.

  • Saturday, November 22nd: 9am-4pm
  • Monday, November 24th: 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 25th: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday, November 26th: 8am-12pm
  • Thursday, November 27th—Sunday, November 30th: Closed

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Area Libraries

Super Saturdays at Brown Library

They’re coming --- Super Saturdays in Brown Library! It’s almost the end of the semester, and Brown Library wants to support you with your final exams and research projects. The library's top floor and the main floor Academic Link are extending their hours to 9am to 4pm on November 22 and December 6.

The first 50 students who come to Brown Library on a Saturday to study and use our services will get better grades. What a deal!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hours for the Testing Center (on Brown Library's ground floor) are different and are posted here.  The hours for the Writing Center (also on the ground floor) are here.

Spring 2015 Tuition Payment Plan

To help meet educational expenses, Virginia Western Community College is pleased to participate in Nelnet’s tuition payment plan. For a non-refundable fee of $25.00, Nelnet allows monthly, interest-free tuition payments. The earlier students enroll the more payment options they may have. The payment plan for Spring 2015 will begin on November 17, 2014.

If a payment plan is not established or if tuition is not paid by December 4, 2014; students who registered early for classes will be dropped and will need to repeat the registration process. Financial Aid students are protected from enrollment cancellation up to the amount of their Financial Aid award. Financial Aid students should pay any differences between their total award and the amount due to prevent enrollment cancellation.

Payment plan sign-up instructions and deadlines will be posted on the Student Bulletin, Facebook, Twitter, www.virginiawestern.edu and on the VWtvs located across campus.

Step by step directions on how to enroll in a payment plan are available at http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/tuitionpaymentplan.php

Thanksgiving Week Hours

Fitness Center Hours: During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, November 24th: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

Tuesday, November 25th: 7:00AM - 3:00PM

Wednesday, November 26th: 7AM- 12:00PM

Thursday & Friday, November 27-28: Closed

Don't forget to bring your Student/Staff ID, required for use of the fitness center.

Free Classes at the Fitness Center!!!

The Fitness Center is offering the following classes throughout the month of November:

Mindful Meditation: Mondays 12:00pm-1:00pm Stop breathe observe and connect with your inner experience.

Yoga -Meditative Posture FlowMondays 2:00pm-3:00pm Intermediate stretch and flow class. Internal focus for energizing and calming.

Salsa DancingTuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm Learn to groove and burn calories at the same time. No partner necessary.

Virtual Tabata: Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm Ignite your metabolism by alternating 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest.

Hip Hop Cardio: Wednesdays 12:00pm-1:00pm Dance to the beat and burn calories.

Yoga Workout: Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Come prepared to build a sweat, build core strength and stamina.

Pilates: Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Lengthen and strengthen your entire body using core muscles and incorporating strength training.

Zumba Fitness: Fridays 8:00am-9:00am 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 soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Young Adult Survey

Young Adult Survey

If you live in ROANOKE CITY and are between the ages of 18 and 24 YOU QUALIFY to complete an online survey about drinking behaviors. You will receive a $5.00 gift card in the mail for your participation.

Each survey is confidential. Once you complete the survey it will send you to a separate website for you to enter your name and address.

When the survey implementation is completed a $5.00 gift card to Sheetz or Kroger will be mailed to the address you enter. (The address you provide will only be used to mail the gift card to, it will not be shared with anyone.)

Click the link to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YAS-2014

Blood drive to honor VWCC employees

On December 3 from noon to 4 p.m., the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in front of the Student Life Center taking blood in honor of VWCC employees who are currently dealing with cancer or who have survived their struggle with cancer.

All of us have been affected by cancer in some way and giving blood is one thing we can do to help cancer patients!

This blood drive is open to students, faculty and staff.

Please go to www.redcross.org/blood using Firefox or Chrome , click on Donate Blood and enter VWCC in the Find a Blood Drive box. Choose a donation time from those listed that suits your schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Talbott at 7-6124 or ntalbott@virginiawestern.edu

Prep 4 Employment THIS FRIDAY!

Whether you are graduating next month or next year, NOW is the time to prepare for your CAREER!

Join us for Preparation for Employment Day to learn what you need to do to GET HIRED!

This Friday, November 21, 11am - 2pm.

-"Ace Your Interview" Session and Resume Writing Workshop

- Individual Mock Interviews

-Personal Resume Critiques

**Registration is required.** For more information and to register, contact the Hall Career Center at 857-7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu.

Note: You do not need to be available for the whole 3 hour block; you can register for specific workshops and appointments during the event.

November 18, 2014

Calling all 18-24 year olds!

We need your help! It is that time of year again–we are collecting information from YOU about Roanoke County to help us continue to reduce crash rates connected to drunk driving.  Please share with all of your friends, neighbors, family and co-workers who know 18-24 year olds and reside in Roanoke County. This includes all college students who may be away at college but their permanent residence is Roanoke County.

Thanks so much for your assistance and for having the courage to care!

Did you know?

  • Since 2012, Roanoke County has educed alcohol-related car crashes among 18-24 by 42%!
  • It can cost upwards of $10,000 when you get arrested for a DUI?
  • The Prevention Council and Roanoke County Police are working together to make the roads safer for everyone.

How you can HELP!

  1.       Take our surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RoanokeCountySurvey – You could win a $50 VISA CARD!
  2.      Like us on Facebook
  3.      And…Always  HAVE A PLAN to Designate a Sober Driver, Call a Cab, or Call a Friend

Please feel free to share with any 18 - 24 year olds you know! 


VW Philosophy Club

The philosophy club will be having its final meeting for the semester soon and would like to get the word out. It would be greatly appreciated if you could help us do that by sending emails to all the VW students with the following information. This email need only go out until the day we have our meeting. Thank you for your time.

The VW Philosophy Club exists to provide a forum for its members to discuss and exchange philosophical idea's about life's most important questions. Our final meeting for the semester will be on Thursday, December 4th, from 4 to 6 pm in room S307 of the Student Life Center and the topic will be: "Is ethics a matter of personal opinion?" Interested students need only show up and we will add them to the philosophy club's Blackboard site to receive important emails, readings/videos related to the meeting topics, meeting schedules, club news, and more. Anyone interested can contact me, Alex Bradley, the club's president, via email at abb26466@email.vccs.edu, or our program supervisor, Ivan Guajardo, at iguajardo@virginiawestern.edu for answers to questions pertaining to the club. We hope to see you there!