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March 27, 2015

Horticulture Club Perennial Sale

The 2015 Perennial Sale is this Saturday, March 28, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

at the Community Arboretum on the City Garden Deck

Prices start at $4.00 for select 4.5" potted perennials.

Look for newer cultivars and tried and true favorites of the following perennials:

Autumn Fern, Candy Tuft, Coral Bells, Coreopsis,  Daylily,  Everblooming Bleeding Heart, Geranium, Lavender, Lenten Rose, Salvia, and more 

We will also have a few Herb varieties available for purchase at this sale. 

Visit our Facebook page at The Community Arboretum for more information and plant pictures.

Are you a Friend of the Community Arboretum? If so, you may purchase plants at the Friends Only Sale, Friday, March 27, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

For more information on becoming a Friends member contact Clark at 857-6388 or cbecraft@virginiawestern.edu . Membership contributions start at $15.00 for individuals.

Hope to see you at the sale and thank you for supporting the Virginia Western Horticulture Club and the Community Arboretum

General Studies Info for Students

Please pass along to any students who may be interested. We can provide attendance verification if needed!

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
  • Discussion 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.

Selma playing today!

Martin Luther King and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama, that changed America forever. Starring David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo. Run time: 2 hrs 2 minutes
This film is rated PG-13.

Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends!
Free admission

Whitman Theatre, First Floor Business Science
Today: 11:15 AM (Closed Caption), 2:00 PM, and 6:00 PM

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

March 26, 2015

Art Gallery Reception

There will be a reception for the Humanity's Gallery new exhibition "Katherine Wood: Recent Work" tonight (3/26) from 5:00-7:00. All are welcome.

ID Office is closed

The Virginia Western ID office is closed until next week.  When the ID office reopens, Student Activities will send out a bulletin.

TED Talk Thursday – Reclaim Your Self Esteem

The Student Activities Office will be hosting a weekly TED Talk Series this spring in the new Student Life Center!

Join your Student Activities department and fellow students every Thursday at 1pm on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center (S307) to sip caffeinated beverages, watch selected Ted Talks (www.ted.com) and after, stay for some enlightening (or just plain silly) conversations.

This week's talk: 
Meaghan Ramsey: Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you - About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and image confidence—from lower grade point averages to greater risk-taking with drugs and alcohol. And then shares the key things all of us can do to disrupt this reality.
Guy Winch:Why we all need to practice emotional first aid - We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

Are your students/advisees in the right major?

Please pass along to any students who may be interested. We can provide attendance verification if needed!

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
  • Discussion 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.

Important Deadlines!

Spring 2015 No-Show Roster Schedule for Regular Session Courses

  • January 21~ No-Show Rosters available for pick-up.
  • February 4~ Deadline for faculty to submit regular session no-show rosters to  Division Office.
  • February 5~ No-Show Rosters due to the Admissions Office.

 Spring 2015 Withdrawal Roster Schedule for Regular Session Courses

  • March 12~ Withdrawal Rosters available for pick-up.
  • March 25~ Deadline for faculty to submit regular session Withdrawal Rosters to  Division Office.
  • March 26~ Withdrawal Rosters due to the Admissions Office.

March 25, 2015

Johnnie E. Merritt Scholarship to the Virginia Master Teacher’s Seminar

The Virginia Master Teachers Seminar is held each summer on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College and is sponsored by Southside Virginia Community College. This year is the 25th year for the seminar which will take place June 28 – July 2.  Teachers from all types of higher learning institutions across the nation and from a variety of academic disciplines attend the event.  The sole aim of the seminar is a practical exploration of ways to improve teaching.  The focus of discussion and activities for the entire week is innovation and excellence in classroom teaching.

For more information about the 2015 Virginia Master Teacher Seminar, please go to http://www.vamasterteacher.com/ or contact Stephen Walker at Stephen.Walker@southside.edu.

The Virginia Community Colleges Association (VCCA) offers a scholarship for one individual to attend the Virginia Master Teachers Seminar in the name of Dr. Johnnie E. Merritt, the beloved past president of Central Virginia Community College.  If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please complete the application found at the link below and send a one-page typed overview of your goals and interests in teaching to Theresa Thomas, VCCA President-Elect at brthomt@brcc.edu.  The VCCA Executive Committee would like to know how attending the Virginia Master Teacher Seminar would enhance your professional goals/interests. Please include specific objectives of your professional development such as instructional technology, collaborative learning, or classroom presentation strategies.

http://goo.gl/forms/9H6LjPr5BC

The deadline for submitting your application and essay is April 10, 2015.  Selections will be announced no later than May 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified of selection by email.

Only current VCCA members will be considered for this scholarship.  If you are not a member of the VCCA, please don’t let this stand in your way of applying for this scholarship.  Here is the link to  2014 – 15 VCCA Membership application for your use.

https://sites.google.com/a/email.vccs.edu/vcca/membership

 

 

Distracted Driving Event

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!