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April 20, 2015

Special End-of-the-Semester Hours in Brown Library

The Academic Link (main floor of Brown Library) and Library Services (top floor of Brown Library) are having special hours to support you through the end of this semester:

April 20 – May 2

Monday through Thursday: 8am to 8pm

Friday: 8am to 5pm

Saturday: 9am to 1 pm

May 4 – May 9 (Exam Week)

Monday through Thursday: 8am to 8pm

Friday: 8am to 2pm

Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Yoga in the Garden on April 22nd!

The Fitness Center is offering free yoga in the gardens to celebrate Earth Day! Join instructor, Terry Flaherty, as you stretch, breath, relax and retreat into the beauty of nature!

When: April 22nd
Where: The VWCC Community Arboretum
Time: 10am-11am & 12pm-1pm!

Register Now as space is limited! Call the Fitness Center at 540-657-8570 or e-mail dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Wellness Workshop

Thursday, April 30th 12:00PM- 12:45PM

Mindless Eating - A Different Approach to Weightloss
Fascinating research by Peter Wansink, Ph.D. published in his books "Mindless Eating" & "Slim by Design", will be presented. His studies ask questions such as: Does the size of a plate/cup/bowl effect how much you eat? What is the effect of eating while watching TV? How does the arrangement of food in your pantry/refrigerator affect what and how much you eat. Learn how to change your environmental versus relying on will power to lose weight or improve your diet.

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

Student Council Meeting & Elections Tuesday

Have you ever wanted to make a difference  here at Virginia Western? Have you seen something that you felt could be better if someone would just voice their concern. Did you know that the VWCC Student Council is there for those such reasons?

If you ever cared enough to ask 'What can I do about it', we want to hear your voice.

If you ever asked 'What more can I do', we want to invite you to join us.

If you ever wondered 'Who can make a change', we want to give you the opportunity to be that person.

The VWCC Student Council is an organization where students can voice their opinions, share ideas and work with faculty and staff to inspire change. The Student Council will be holding their annual elections for the upcoming fall semester on April 21st 4:30pm in S307 across from subway. We encourage all who are interested to participate and invite you to add your voice to the council!

Summer Service Trip- Sign up NOW!

Destination Community Service Trip

NOW May 11th-13th (Monday through Wednesday- after exams end and before graduation)

A 3-day, 2-night community service-focused cultural immersion experience!

Lodging at Hungry Mother State Park’s historical bunkhouse near Abingdon, VA.

$25 all-inclusive fee ($10 deposit reserves your spot- the remaining $15 is due April 24th)

Contact Erin Wynd at erw2112@email.vccs.edu for an activity list, possible itinerary, accommodation requests or more information.

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

Career Bytes: Job Searching in the Digital Age

Join us in the Career Center on Tuesday, April 21 for a 30 minute workshop!

Choose which time works best for you: 12:15pm - 12:45pm or 5:15pm - 5:45pm


Topics include:

How to Manage your Professional Online Identity

Researching Employers before an Interview

Online Job Searching and Networking


Pre-registration encouraged! careercenter@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-7298

April 17, 2015

Canned Food Drive (today) @ Spring Fling!

Help support Feeding America of Southwest Virginia and donate cans to our food drive!*

Sponsored by VWCC's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Boxes in Webber Hall, the Humanities Atrium, and the 3rd Floor of the Student Life Center.


Each can you donate will enter your name in a drawing to win prizes!

Apply now to be an Ambassador for the 2015-2016 year!

Apply now to be an Ambassador for the 2015-2016 year!

Do you have what it takes??
Do you have strong academic, interpersonal and organizational skills?
Would you like to share your Virginia Western experience with others?

Does earning a $1,000 scholarship while gaining valuable experience and building skills for your resume sound like a great opportunity?

Ambassadors receive a $1,000 scholarship for serving fall and spring semesters. Ambassadors give campus tours, help with information tables and work Discover Orientation Sessions.

Interested? Please email rkraemer@virginiawestern.edu for an application. Applications are due April 24th.
Important dates:
Applications due- April 24th
Discover Orientation Sessions- June 4, 9, 11, 16 & 18
Ambassador training- May 14-May 15, 2015

Cap & Gown Pick-Up Event- Wednesday, April 22nd

All Virginia Western graduates attending the 2015 Commencement Ceremony must pick-up regalia during the Cap & Gown Pick-Up Event in the Natural Science Center on Wednesday, April 22nd from 8:00am-5:30pm.  If you must send someone else to pick up your cap and gown, please provide them with written permission authorizing the release of your regalia.

If you have not paid your $16 graduation application processing fee, please do so as soon as possible at the Cashier’s Office in Chapman Hall and submit a paid receipt to the Records Office.