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December 10, 2014

Get Fit & Win Great Prizes with the GET FIT Challenge!

Click Here to register for the  GET FIT CHALLENGE at the Virginia Western Fitness Center and start the New Year off right!

Complete the following  at the Fitness Center between January 12th - March 2nd to win great prizes!

  1. Participate in 6 weekly weigh-ins
  2. Have 1 Body Assessment Performed
  3. Attend 1 Fitness Center Orientation
  4. Complete 18 workouts by March 2nd 
  5. Attend 2 Wellness Workshops
  6. Attend 6 Group Fitness Classes

All participants that complete the Challenge will receive a free t-shirt and water bottle!  Additional PRIZES (FitBit, Beats headphones, gift cards & more!) will be given for most weight lost, most group fitness classes attended and most workouts completed! 

Get a free massage today!

With finals coming, the last minute papers being typed and the all-nighters being pulled, this can be a very stressful week for students here on campus. So come down to the Student Life Center and get a free 10 minute massage!

Massages will be available from 11am until 1pm today!

Contact Natasha Lee nlee@virginiawestern.edu for more information.

Volunteer for the TAP Tax Clinic!

Every year, TAP-Total Action for Progress-in partnership with the Virginia Cash Campaign and the IRS

provides a free tax clinic to communities in Virginia. We are looking for volunteers to serve in the tax

clinic this tax season, preparing taxes. For any interest or questions you may have feel free to contact

Jasmine Keeling or Kayla Greer at our emails: jasmine.keeling@tapintohope.org or

kayla.greer@tapintohope.org . If communication by phone is easier, the direct dial is (540)283-4804!

December 9, 2014

Rapids Players of the Week

Virginia Western Rapids Players of the Week

December 1-7

Men's Basketball - Troy Lambert

Scored 17 Points (Career high), 3 Assists, and 3 Rebounds, against Thomas Nelson CC

Women's Basketball - Kelly King

Averaged 21 Points, 6 Rebounds, and 6 Assists against Bryant and Stratton College and Thomas Nelson CC

Next Rapids Contests:

  • Men's Basketball - Saturday, Dec. 13 vs. Central Carolina CC at 3:00 PM
  • Women's Basketball - Sunday, Dec. 14 vs. Tidewater CC at 1:00 PM

Virginia Western Librarian Awarded Prestigious National Public Service Honor

Hurt is one of only 10 to receive Carnegie Corporation/New York Times-sponsored award

On Tuesday at a ceremony in New York, Virginia Western Community College librarian Lynn Hancock Hurt received the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to changing lives through education. Hurt is one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

"This is an amazing award, and I could not think of an individual more deserving than Lynn," said Dr. Robert H. Sandel, President of Virginia Western. "In her 26 years at the college, Lynn has consistently shown dedication to improving our students' education. Her work at Brown Library has been integral to the success of many of our graduates."

Hurt has transformed the Brown Library into a positive force at the community college by modernizing the facility to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Efforts began from the ground up, as she worked with contractors on the new library renovation, while continuing to serve the school’s students, faculty and staff. Improvements include a technology center and collaborative study spaces.

Maintaining the vision of the college as a “student-oriented center for lifelong learning,” Hurt is known for her ability to identify ways the library can engage more with student life, and is an active member of the book selection committee for “Roanoke Valley Reads,” a community-wide reading experience that promotes reading on campus.

Hurt also works to provide outreach to traditional and distance-learning students who previously have had little library interaction. One creative way was by assisting on a fun infomercial explaining the library resources and services available to all students.

Hurt received a $5,000 prize at an award ceremony and reception hosted by The New York Times.

"What an amazing night! This has been an experience that I will never forget," Hurt said. "I am proud to represent Virginia Western and help spread the word about the great work being done at the college."

As part of the award process, library users nominate librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries. This year more than 1,000 library patrons submitted detailed stories regarding how their librarian had an impact on their communities and lives.

There are a total of 165,986 certified librarians in the United States and more than 200,000 dedicated library workers who connect people with the information access and critical resources they need to support lifelong learning.

A complete list of the 2014 I Love My Librarian Award recipients can be found at ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.

End of Term Transcripts

For your information, because of the holiday closing, the End of Term Transcripts will not be mailed out until January 6, 2015.

Salvation Army Angel Tree- LAST DAY!

Help an underprivileged child have a magical Christmas!

Pick an angel from the tree (located in the Student Life Center (3rd floor outside subway)

Donations are due Dec. 10th

Free Classes at the Fitness Center!!!

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

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.

Step it UpTuesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm Get your heart pumping! This class utilizes a raised surface, choreography. 

Sculpting : Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm and Thursdays 8:30am - 9:30am A weight-based class targeting specific muscles. Uses medicine balls, weights, and bands.

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

Yoga Workout: Wednesdays 11:00am-11:50am and 5:30pm - 6:30pm Come prepared to build a sweat, build core strength and stamina.

Hard Core: Wednesdays 1:00pm - 1:30pm An intense 30 min workout for the power house.

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

Zumba Fitness: Fridays 8:30am-9:30am Dance-based fitness that use a fusion of Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves.

Buns, Guns, and Guts: Friday 12:30pm-1:30pm Focuses on booty, arms, and abs. Uses hand weights and mild cardio.

 

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

Shape up for the New Year with the Get Fit Challenge!

Click Here to register for the  GET FIT CHALLENGE at the Virginia Western Fitness Center and start the New Year off right!

Complete the following  at the Fitness Center between January 12th - March 2nd to win great prizes!

  1. Participate in 6 weekly weigh-ins
  2. Have 1 Body Assessment Performed
  3. Attend 1 Fitness Center Orientation
  4. Complete 18 workouts by March 2nd 
  5. Attend 2 Wellness Workshops
  6. Attend 6 Group Fitness Classes

All participants that complete the Challenge will receive a free t-shirt and water bottle!  Additional PRIZES (FitBit, Beats headphones, gift cards & more!) will be given for most weight lost, most group fitness classes attended and most workouts completed! 

Got Stress? Get a Free Massage!

With finals coming, the last minute papers being typed and the all-nighters being pulled, this can be a very stressful week for students here on campus. So come down to the Student Life Center and get a free 10 minute massage!

Massages will be available from 11am until 1pm tomorrow (Dec. 10th)!

Contact Natasha Lee nlee@virginiawestern.edu for more information.