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March 29, 2013




  • LEATHER RECLINER FOR SALE. Like new, sits in the living room and rarely ever used. Will sale or trade for some light labor. $200 Call 540-819-3838
  • ITEMS FOR SALE: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 $25; Dog Ramp (heavy duty) will measure if interested $35; Extra Large Ultimate Dog Bed (brand new from Foster n Smith) 35x50 $50 (firm). Call 309-4549 if interested.
  • SPANISH TUTORING FOR VIRGINIA WESTERN STUDENTS, $15 per hour, discounts for more the 2 hours per week. Contact me at svc24914@email.vccs.edu or saravcardenasa@gmail.com 
  • WEIGHT SET: A great value! Includes – 395 lbs. of cast plates, 310 lbs. of dumbells, bench, weight bar, arm curl bar, 2 spotter stands, weight stand. New price $1156, asking $450. Email: rvia@virginiawestern.edu
  • EPSON PERFECTION 3200 PHOTO SCANNER: For sale $95. Price new was over $400. Excellent condition. Comes with cables but you will need to download the software for your computer from the Epson site. 362-5113 or 857-6070 
  • FRESH BROWN EGGS FOR SALE: From free-range chickens. Contact Elizabeth Wilmer at ewilmer926@gmail.com
  • HARVARD ELECTRONIC 4-PERSON AIR HOCKEY TABLE: Standard size Harvard electronic air hockey table. 4’ wide x 7’ long with electronic scoring. Barley used and in good condition. Approximately 6 years old. Currently sells new for $974.00+. Asking $200 (cash only) – firm. Bottom support must be removed to move; flight of stairs to remove from the house. Contact Denise at 540-314-3713.
  • SOFAS FOR SALE: Three used sofas $150 Call 704-492-3255 or email elywyne@gmail.com or em2389@email.vccs.edu.
  • ROANOKE VALLEY WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE - Need women 18 + years old, especially over 35, to join the new recreational division this spring. Desperately seeking "play for fun" women. The cost is $50 for 10+ games. The games are Sundays in the afternoon at Botetourt Sports Complex (usually) from March 24 to June 2.No experience necessary -- we will fumble the ball together. This sport is a bun burner; we play 80-minute games with breaks at 20 minutes. The club (recreational) division has 2 teams and each team needs more players. We get to choose a team color and name so come be soccer divas with me! I'm 62 years old and really want women somewhat close to my age with which to play. Email Edna at ewhittier@virginiawestern.edu with your name and experience. For information about the league go to RVWSL.info
  • SMOKING RESEARCH STUDY. Do you smoke cigarettes? Volunteers are needed for a brain imaging study at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Earn up to $380 (in cash and/or cigarettes). Call or text 315-0205.


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Friday, March 29, 2013

  • Free Weekly Wine Tasting (4-7 p.m.) @ Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar
  • Winter Wonderland Getaway (11am – 9pm) @ Chateau Morrisette. Enjoy a Château Morrisette dinner on Friday evening, a complimentary winery tour and wine tasting and Friday night’s lodging at a participating lodging facility. For more info – www.thedogs.com
  • Free Weekly Beer Tasting (5pm – 8pm) @ Wine Gourmet
  • Callback Comedy Club (8pm – 11pm) @ Pomegranate Restaurant. Standup Comedy Comes to Botetourt. For more info – http://ww2.roanoke.com/eventcalendar/EventDetails.aspx?eventID=35932&dteId=36431

Saturday, March 30, 2013

  • Free Weekly Wine Tasting (noon-5 p.m.) @ Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar
  • Physicians on Foot (8:30am) @ Tanglewood Mall. Numerous Carilion Clinic physicians are lacing up their walking shoes alongside the public in the "Physicians on Foot" weekly walking program. For info - www.carilionclinic.org/walking  
  • Free Weekly Wine Tasting (12pm – 5pm) @ Wine Gourmet
  • Tail Chaser 5k (12pm – 3pm) @ Wasena Park. Put your paws to the pavement and run for their lives! Registration is open for the first annual Tail Chaser 5K & 1 Mile Black Dog Salvage Dog Walk - fundraiser for the RVSPCA. For more info - https://www.facebook.com/events/467841696615858/  
  • Marginal Arts Festival (12pm – 3pm) @ Downtown Roanoke. Marginal Arts Festival is a festival of art beyond the predictable that nurtures local identity and promotes contemporary art from the local to the international. For more info - http://www.downtownroanoke.org/do/marginal-arts-festival-parade-and-street-carnival  

Sunday, March 31, 2013

  • Benefit Event for Kristin Trout Myers (2pm – 10pm) @ Schooners. Kristin, 38 yrs old with a 5 month old baby, suffered a massive stroke a few weeks ago and the money raised will go towards her medical bills. Please tell all of your friends to come out and support this worthy cause. For more info about this group - https://www.facebook.com/events/283183588480691/ 

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 Upcoming Events

Axis 5 will be playing at Growlers on April 3rd.

Global Youth Service Day is the largest volunteer event in the world. Serve and Celebrate on April 26 and 27, 2013 First 200 volunteers will receive a GYSD T-shirt!  We also invite you to join fellow GYSD volunteers for the Post-Service Celebration. For a list of all volunteer opportunities, please visit our website at: www.fsrv.org/gysd

“MMMOVE” My Motivation Movement (MMMOVE) - It's about helping people connect with others in the Community, find joy in Fitness, and improve their Health. 3 Miles • You vs. You • Free. This is an event you won't want to miss. With live music, food and activities, there really is something for everyone. You can walk, jog, run, or be a cheerleader! It's not a race; you compete against a goal you set for yourself at registration. Join us on June 1, 2013 on the Roanoke River Greenway. Learn more at www.mmmove.org, and register at http://bit.ly/MMMOVE2013.

Hot Topic, April 3



WHEN:  Wednesday, April 3; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Webber 307
FACILITATOR:  Nancy Francisco

Paraphrasing skillfully is important in writing research papers. This workshop will provide hands-on activities in paraphrasing.

PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS TO ATTEND THESE VERY USEFUL HOT TOPIC SESSIONS. If you would like to offer extra credit to students, they will be given an “extra credit ticket” as verification of their attendance to bring back to class.

Dr. Gloria Lindsay
Retention Services
Chapman Hall, Room 105

Your Opinion Matters!

The 2013 Employee Survey will be open for your feedback until Friday, April 12th. Please take this opportunity to provide your input on all aspects of the college at the following link:  http://survey.vccs.edu/wsb.dll/s/41gf08

Your opinions matter! Concerns expressed in previous Employee Surveys have been addressed through such items as:
- changes in our governance structure
- strengthened oversight of dual enrollment courses
- improved parking lot safety
- increased food options

Help our college continue to meet the needs of both employees and students by providing your input.  If you have any questions about this anonymous survey, please contact the IEO at ie@virginiawestern.edu.

March 28, 2013


The 2013-14 CCAP application deadline is today, Friday, March 29.

To centralize services for CCAP applicants, the Educational Foundation is setting up CCAP Command Central Station in Fishburn, 02 (HR Training Room) today from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

If any student is looking for where to bring CCAP documents or ask a question about CCAP applications--whether it regards advising, financial aid or the application itself--please refer them to Fishburn, 02. Representatives from all departments will be available in CCAP Command Central Station throughout the week to answer questions and collect documents, etc.

Please contact Carolyn Payne at cpayne@virginiawestern.edu with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your assistance with the CCAP students and application process.

“Ready Virginia” Mobile App!

The VWCC Campus Safety and Security Committee met recently and wanted to make you aware of a mobile app if you happen to use a smartphone! The mobile app is called the “Ready Virginia” mobile app and is being provided by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management! More information can be found at: http://www.vaemergency.gov/News/readyvirginia/mobileapp

Volunteer Opportunity

Do you need volunteer hours?

Green Valley Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help with face painting and other activities at their annual carnival.

When: April 20th, 10-2

Please contact Robin Leonard at 312-6507 or robinleonard@cox.net if you are interested in volunteering.

Making the Difference!

The Virginia Western Volunteer Center would like to give a shout-out to the Radiation Oncology Senior Students as well as the other students that participated in the volunteer event at the South Roanoke Nursing Home yesterday.

You make the difference!

VCCS and Bluefield College Nursing Guaranteed Admission Agreement

Please join us in F115 on April 2nd at 10:30 a.m. as Dr. Glenn DuBois and Dr. David Olive will sign a Guaranteed Admission Agreement to make the transition from RN to BSN a seamless pathway between Virginia’s community colleges and Bluefield College. Drs. DuBois and Olive will highlight the importance of health education to the region and the state, as well as the cost-savings benefits that will be available to VCCS students through the agreement.

Office Relocations

Effective today, Workforce Solutions has moved to the first floor of the Thomas Center.

The Marketing Department has relocated to the ground floor of Fishburn Hall.

All telephone numbers have remained the same.