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March 12, 2013

Educational Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Please join the Educational Foundation for the annual awards ceremony on Thursday, March 14 at 4 p.m. in Whitman Theater. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the lobby.

The 2012-2013 scholarship donors and recipients will be recognized. The 2012 and 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented. The 2012-13 Community College Impact Award will also be presented.

If you have any questions, please email Ruth Cassell at crcassell@virginiawestern.edu.

FREE Tickets to Trane Music Festival to benefit CCAP

Stop by Webber Hall (third floor lobby) to pick up  FREE TICKETS to the Trane Music Festival to benefit CCAP!!!

  • Wednesday, March 13 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 14 1-3 p.m.
  • Friday, March 15 12-2 p.m.

The Trane Music Festival to benefit CCAP is on Sat., March 16, 4-7:30 p.m.,  at the Roanoke Performance Arts Theatre. Spend a fun Saturday with your family, enjoy great music and benefit Virginia Western...all at the same time!

If you miss your chance to get free tickets: General Admission is $10, and under 16 is FREE. Tickets available now at the Roanoke Civic Center box office. On the day of the event, tickets will be available at the box office at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theater beginning at 2 p.m. All proceeds go directly to make college possible for local high school graduates.

The Trane Music Festival to benefit CCAP will include performances by high school concert bands from currently participating CCAP localities, including William Fleming, Patrick Henry, Salem and Franklin County High Schools, in addition to a Roanoke Symphony Orchestra ensemble performance.

Play on Campus: A Thousand Cranes

The Barter Players present: A Thousand Cranes

Tuesday, March 19

Whitman Theater

Two Showtimes: 11:15 am and 2:15 pm

Runtime approx. 1 hour

Free admission for everyone!

This is the true story of twelve-year-old Sadako Sasaki, who was stricken with “radiation sickness” (leukemia) ten years after the bombing of her city, Hiroshima. Her quest to fold a thousand origami cranes in pursuit of a wish for peace has inspired people around the world. This play pulls from traditional forms of Japanese drama to celebrate Sadako’s hope for peace in the world.

Information and instructions for folding cranes on the study guide for this play, located at: http://www.bartertheatre.com/young_audiences/players_tour.php.

For more information, contact Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-6326.

Retirement Reception for Gloria Lindsay

Please join Student Services as we congratulate Dr. Gloria Lindsay on her retirement from Virginia Western. In her 23 years of service, Gloria has initiated and provided the direction and oversight of many programs in promoting student success, provided leadership in areas of diversity, advising, counseling and athletics as well as community engagement.

A reception to honor her service to the college will be held in the Charles L. Downs Natural Science Center on Wednesday, March 27, 1-3 p.m. Please stop by and wish Gloria well as she begins a new and exciting chapter in her life.


Hygiene Drive

The Volunteer Center and VWCAN are collecting hygiene items to donate to a local organization.  We are taking all hygiene products but are really in need of toilet paper & feminine products.

Please drop off donated items in the Thomas Center, room 210.

Chancellor’s Fellowship for Classified Employees

The chancellor is pleased to announce a fellowship program for community colleges and system office classified staff.  For the 2013-2014 academic year, selected classified staff employees will be named as Chancellor’s Fellows to pursue degree studies that will enhance their ability to contribute to the community college mission.

The Chancellor’s Fellowship includes the following:  1) Financial support for tuition and mandatory fees.  2) One semester or one academic year leave of absence with ¾ pay. 3) Continuation of insurance, retirement, the state’s portion of health insurance, and seniority.

To be eligible to apply, classified employees must:  1) Be employed 3 consecutive years (as of the date of application) in a full-time state-funded classified position at a community college or the system office. 2) Be enrolled or accepted in a degree program from a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education. 3) As an employee of VWCC, be recommended by Dr. Sandel.

To apply:  1) Submit a completed application form.  2) Include 3 letters of endorsement. 3) Submit verification of acceptance in a degree program. 4) Submit transcripts if currently enrolled in a program.

Application deadline:  April 15, 2013

Contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources for an application form at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.



You Can Be Your Own Hero!

Virginia Western Community College and Defensive Options Training
are sponsoring an interactive self defense seminar

Saturday, April 6, 2013

2:00 until 6:00 p.m.

Gymnasium in the Humanities Building

Seminar is open and free to all VWCC students and staff and community members

You CAN be your own hero

2013 Employee Benefits and Health Fair

2013 Employee Benefits and Health Fair

April 10, 2013

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Human Resources/Workforce Training Room


Free snacks and drinks – free onsite screenings – free chair massages and more!


Free Combo Screening through CommonHealth

Appointment required.  See online registration details below.

Open to covered employees!

Cholesterol (Total and HDL)

Body Mass Index

Diabetes Risk Assessment

Blood Pressure

The CommonHealth free screening is available to the following covered employees (employees do not need to be enrolled in the health insurance program):

  • Full-time classified employees.
  • Full-time faculty and adjunct faculty.
  • Retirees (and their spouses) are also eligible to participate.
  • Full-time classified and full-time faculty family members 18+ years, living permanently in the employee's household are eligible. These include spouses; and/or dependents that are under 26 years and are non-self supporting.
  • Wage employees (no family members are eligible to participate).

Lewis Gale Medical Center

Appointment required.  Contact Denise Schuh.

Open to all employees, retirees, and family members for a nominal fee!

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA for men) - $20.00


Come play Carilion’s interactive prize wheel!

Free chair massages are being provided by Daniel’s Institute of Massage and the Healing Arts! No appointment necessary.

Vendors will be on site to provide professional expertise to meet your every need!

Plus free healthy snacks! Compliments of National Food and Vending!

CommonHealth will be offering a “Think FAST about Stroke” learning station where you will find information on stroke prevention and early warning signs.

The 2013 Employee Benefits and Health Fair you won’t want to miss…mark your calendar today!

Contact Denise Schuh at dschuh@virginiawestern.edu to schedule an appointment for your PSA screening with Lewis Gale.  To schedule your free combination screening through CommonHealth, visit their online registration at http://www.maximhealthsystems.com/pickatime/?id=1061Note that the online registration process closes April 2nd.



OPPSS Parent Meeting

OPPSS Program (Office of Pregnant & Parenting Student Services)

Please encourage any students who are parents or pregnant to attend the Students as Parents Group Meeting on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 in the Natural Science Center at 11am-12pm.
Guest presenter: Decca Knight, Blue Ridge Parenting
Topic: Tips & Information on Parenting, - Comments & Questions are Welcomed
All Students who are Parents or Pregnant are invited.
Gwen Johnson, Coordinator
Duncan 117, 857-6685

Student ID Office Hours- Spring 2013


Effective January 21st to April 23rd 


Mondays: Noon-2:00 p.m.

Tuesdays: 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Location: Thomas Center, Second Floor Lobby

All students must bring a Government Issued Photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License, Passport) AND a current copy of their class schedule.

Students who already have a student ID can receive a Spring 2013 enrollment sticker during these hours. Student IDs with a current enrollment sticker (Spring 2013) are REQUIRED for free Valley Metro service and for technology check-outs in the Brown Library.

For information or questions, contact  Student Activities at 857-7958.