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October 20, 2014

Forbidden City Exhibit at VMFA in Richmond!

Experience Imperial China through Art:

Drawn from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, Forbidden City will offer visitors a unique journey through a palace once forbidden to the general public, and provide a glimpse into this hidden world through rich and diverse objects from the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. Featured works include large portraits, costumes, furniture, court paintings, religious sculptures, and fine decorative arts such as bronzes, lacquer ware, and jade. This exhibition explores the significant roles of imperial rituals, court painting, imperial family life, and religion in the Forbidden City.

This trip is on October 29th, the bus will leave Virginia Western at 7am and return around 6pm. There is no cost for Virginia Western Students to attend, however, you will be required to cover your own meal expenses. For more information contact Kathryn Boylan at kboylan@virginiawestern.edu and to sign up come to the Student Information Desk in the Student Life Center on the 3rd floor.

Student Council Meeting

Come out and make a difference in your campus community!

Student Council will meet tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday) at 4:30pm on the third floor of the Student Life Center!

Snacks will be provided.

For more information please contact Natasha Lee nlee@virginiawestern.edu or Student Council Chairman Raekwon Moore rmm2129@email.vccs.edu

Motivational Monday Lunch Series

Motivational Monday Lunch Series

The Alliance for Excellence is hosting a weekly Motivational Mondays Lunch Series this fall in the new Student Life Center!
Join together with other students every Monday at 12 p.m. in the S307 Conference Room to answer the question: How Do I Stay Motivated?  Students will learn their motivational style, tips to improve their motivation, how motivation influences attitude and much more. Sessions begin in October.

Space is limited.   Lunch will be provided. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motivational-monday-lunch-series-tickets-13005735505

Location: Third Floor, Student Life Center Room S307

Time/Date: Mondays at 12 p.m. starting October 6th

The Alliance for Excellence's goal is to enhance under-represented minority student's experience on campus. If you have questions, feel free to contact Dr. Melinda Hill atmhill@virginiawestern.edu.

Dr. Melinda C. Hill
Alliance for Excellence
Career Coach
Virginia Western Community College

October 17, 2014

Virginia’s Marijuana Summit

Marijuana Summit

Virginia's Marijuana Summit - A Conversation in the Commonwealth welcomes you to join the conversation! The Summit will be held at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. This is a statewide conference with limited seating so please register early. There will be national and state researchers sharing the scientific and social impact of the marijuana industry.

Marijuana Summit: A Conversation in the Commonwealth. Register today!


Monday November 3, 2014 from 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM EST


Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016

Free Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy

Friday October 24: Guardians of the Galaxy

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater


From Marvel Comics. Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser. Run time: 2 hr 2 min. Rated: PG-13.

All faculty, staff, students and their guests are welcome to attend. All movies are free!

Contact Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator, with questions at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326

Free Zumba Fitness Classes

Shake it with Zumba Fitness!

The Fitness Center will be offering FREE Zumba classes for all currently enrolled students, faculty & staff!

What: Zumba Fitness
Where: Fitness Center Studio
When: Fridays at 8:00AM
Please be sure to bring your Student ID and sneakers. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

TED talk friday – Sponsored by the Psychology Club

The Psi Beta Honor Society & Psychology club will be sponsoring this weeks TED talk. Come enjoy a TED talk that touches upon  the Club's mission and hear about the many offerings (and projects) they have in store for our campus this semester. Friday at 1pm on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center (S307)

This week's talk: 

Dan Ariely - What makes us feel good about our work?
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.

More about the Psi Beta Honor Society & Psychology club

Psi Beta Honors Society - A national honors society for students in two-year colleges. Promotes excellence among psychology students in scholarship, leadership, research and community service.

Psychology Club - Provides social, academic and service opportunities for students interested in psychology. Psi Beta (see Honors Societies) is a national psychology honors society for students in 2-year colleges. You do not have to be a member of Psi Beta to be a member of the Psychology Club.

For more information please contact our faculty sponsor Lora Vasiliauskas (lvasiliauskas@virginiawestern.edu)

Rapids Pep Rally

Come out to support you Virginia Western Rapids basketball team! There will be a skills challenge, 3 point shoot out, and a dunk contest. The basketball team will also be collecting non-perishable food for the local food shelter.

Today @ 6:30 P.M!

In the Humanities Gym

Haunted Anderson Hall

The Madison Society will be having a theatrical haunted house taking place in Anderson Hall on the 24th and 25th from 8-11 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for students, faculty, kids and the public. Prepare to be scared.

TODAY! STEM-H Career Exploration Summit and Employment Fair!

Join us for the STEM-H Career Exploration Summit and Employment Fair

TODAY at the Fralin Center

Career Exploration Summit: 10am-12:30pm

For High School students and undecided VWCC students. Learn more about careers in STEM-H from employers to help you choose the right program.

Employment Fair: 1pm-3pm

Connect with employers looking to hire students/graduates in STEM-H fields. Bring your resume!

Contact the Hall Career Center at 857-7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu if you have any questions.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to get direction and make connections in STEM-H!

STEM-H = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics - Healthcare