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March 15, 2013

Teaching and Learning with Technology Committee – Last Day for Grant Opportunity!

The Teaching and Learning with Technology Committee is excited to offer some small grant opportunities to encourage innovative and emerging technology in teaching and learning. These awards are typically NOT funded by the VCCS’s Professional Development Initiatives, the Equipment Trust Fund or the College’s regular operating budget. Faculty and staff should consider proposing innovative and emerging technology projects that support the College’s vision statement.  The window for submission is short so PLEASE, we encourage any and all innovative ideas.  Deadline for submission is Friday, March 15th at 4 pm.  Follow the link below to apply:


A Thousand Cranes: A Play About Peace

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.


Friday, March 15, 2013

  • Free Wine Tasting (4 – 7 p.m.) @ Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar
  • Free Weekly Beer Tasting (5pm – 8pm) @ Wine Gourmet
  • LES MISERABLES (7p.m.)@ Patrick Henry High School auditorium. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens!   Come support the arts in Roanoke City! 

Saturday, March 16, 2012

  • Trane Music Festival (4 p.m.) @ Roanoke Performing Arts Center to benefit the Community College Access Program. Free tickets available on the third floor of Webber Hall on Friday, noon to 2 p.m.
  • Free Wine Tasting (noon – 5 p.m.) @ Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar on Brambleton Avenue.
  • WestWind Apartment Homes Open House on March 16, (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Refreshments and door prizes.
  • LES MISERABLES (7p.m.)@ Patrick Henry High School auditorium. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens!   Come support the arts in Roanoke City! 
  • 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
  • Roanoke Valley Gun Show (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) @ Roanoke Civic Center. Call 853-5483 for details.
  • Free Weekly Wine Tasting (12pm – 5pm) @ Wine Gourmet

 Sunday, March 17, 2012

  • LES MISERABLES (7p.m.) @ Patrick Henry High School auditorium. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens!   Come support the arts in Roanoke City! 
  • Roanoke Valley Gun Show (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) @ Roanoke Civic Center. Call 853-5483 for details.

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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

College of Wooster’s Scot Symphonic Band in concert on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the Colonial Presbyterian Church (3550 Poplar Dr., S.W.). Local Cave Spring High School Graduate Jordan Key is a bagpiper in the band. The band will also be playing one of his original compositions. There is no admission fee for the performance, but a freewill offering will be taken. Additional information about the concert is available by phone (330-263-2048) or by email (bbrooks@wooster.edu). Colonial Presbyterian Church is located off Colonial Avenue, between Ogden Road and Route 419.

Hot Topic, March 20


WHEN:  Wednesday, March 20; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Webber 307
FACILITATOR:  Ms. Mickey Webb

Get tips and information on how to control your spending, save, as well as manage your financial aid. Join us even if you do not receive financial aid.

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


  • 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
  • CULINARY KNIFE SET like new; also digital thermometer for sale $300 or best offer. contact gathan allen @ 540-519-4443 or gea21@virginiawestern.edu
  • 3 PRINTERS FOR SALE, two having software disc; Priced Very Cheap! 1 HP printer DeskJet 722C Kodac image $30.00, has cords with it. 1 Lexmark 725 (x74-x75) printer scanner with software and a user guide. $35.00, also has cords with it. 1 Lexmark z25,z35 Jet printer with software and a user guide. $30.00, also has cords with it. Email: jbarker5021@email.vccs.edu
  • PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON MOTHERS AND CHILDREN Are you a mother who sometimes worries or has fears? Do you have a child between 7 and 12 years of age? A new study is investigating how mothers and children interpret situations in their day-to-day lives. The study is being conducted at the Child Study Center at 460 Turner Street NW, Suite 207, Blacksburg. For more information please contact Kristin Austin at momanxiety@vt.edu or call 540-231-8276. Compensation: $50.
  • DEPRESSION RESEARCH STUDY. Are you feeling depressed or down? Volunteers are needed for a study investigating emotions and brain responses in people who suffer from depression. Eligible participants will: Receive counseling at no cost, Participate in interviews and complete questionnaires, Play computer games during MRI scans, Be paid $15/hour or more for participating. To be eligible you must: Be 18-55 years old, Have problems with depression, NOT be taking antidepressants, NOT have any mental implants, NOT be claustrophobic. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating, contact Cari Rosoff at 540-526-2032 or depression@vtc.vt.edu. This study takes place at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute at 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke VA.
  • 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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