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May 3, 2013

We Are Western THANK YOU!!

As the semester wraps up, the Educational Foundation wants to reach out to our family and say THANK YOU for your participation in the 2013 We Are Western Employee Giving Campaign.

If we missed you yesterday, we'll catch you today. We're delivering our version of your mama's homebaked COOKIES (no, we didn't bake them) to say thank you and provide a pick-me-up for the end of exam week. Congratulations on all your hard work this year.

For those offices we delivered to yesterday, find the remaining cookie tray:

  • Anderson--in the Division Office
  • Business Science--in the Print Services kitchen
  • Brown--in the Learning Technology Center
  • Chapman--in the kitchen
  • Fishburn--in the President's Kitchen

If we miss you today, we'll leave the cookie trays in the division and administrative offices around campus, so make sure to stop by and get a treat, on us.

We Are Western and we are family!!

Graduation Available by Live Stream

The graduation ceremony on May 10th will be available live stream at http://new.livestream.com/vwcc/2013springgraduation at 6:30 p.m.

RESEARCH STUDIES:

 BRAIN PATTERN STUDY

The Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) located in Roanoke, Virginia would like to invite you to participate in a variety of groundbreaking studies!

  • Eligibility:  healthy adults, age 18-64
  • Compensation:  at least $20.00
  • Primary goal:  To study the response of the normal brain to patterns of stimuli, rewards, and decision-making
  • Institute sponsor:  Human Neuroimaging Laboratory labs.vtc.vt.edu/hnl
  • Study timeframe/duration:  1-3 hours per visit

 If you are interested in volunteering, please visit: http://vtcri.info/jkzexq

To contact us via e-mail: signup@vtc.vt.edu; or call 540-526-2034

CIGARETTE SMOKERS

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is conducting a brain imaging study on cigarette smokers. Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current smokers, age 18-55
  • Smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day
  • Have been smoking for the past year

You will be compensated for your time. Eligible participants typically make $50 for the first session and $30 for the second session, with the potential to earn an additional $75. We have two locations, Blacksburg and Roanoke, and scheduling is very flexible to best accommodate your schedule. If interested, please contact Andre at 540-526-2068 orajplate@vtc.vt.edu for more information.

OEF/OIF VETERANS NEEDED FOR FMRI STUDIES

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Deployment impacts veterans in many ways
  • We use new FMRI technology to understand how deployment can affect the biology of the brain

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Have the study described and questions answered by study staff before deciding to participate
  • Participate in a videotaped interview about your life experiences
  • Fill out some questionnaires
  • Complete computer tasks during an fMRI scan which may include:
    • Viewing positive, negative, & neutral images- including some that are combat related
    • Playing simple computer games
    • Be asked to provide a saliva sample for genetic analyses
    • Receive a CD copy of your structural brain scan
    • Be compensated $15 per hour for the interview & questionnaire session and $20 or more for the fMRI scan depending on how you play the game

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • OEF/OIF Veterans who are:
  • Between 18 & 64 years old
  • Free from metal in their body
  • Not claustrophobic

CONTACT:

(540) 526-2032, vets@vtc.vt.edu, http://info.vtc.vt.edu/vets

FOR BUY/SALE/TRADE/FREE

 FOR SALE/BUY/TRADE/FREE:

  • DOCTORAL GOWN FOR SALE, contact Renee at 76682.
  • NEED EXTRA ROOM FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO STAY FOR GRADUATION? Home for rent for graduation available in lovely, sidewalk lined neighborhood. Fully equipped, 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home with covered porch and mountain views. Easily sleeps 6-8, plus one crib and one pack ‘n play. It is located minutes (5 or less) from VWCC campus and I-581 and in walking distance to restaurants, grocery, greenway and trolley.  $350/night.  And also available some summer dates. Smoke free and pet free home.  Please call for more information, 345-1426.
  • 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  
  • 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
  • SOFAS FOR SALE: Three used sofas $150 Call 704-492-3255 or email elywyne@gmail.com or em2389@email.vccs.edu.

BOOKS FOR SALE:

  • AST101 textbooks for sale: Gregg College Keyboarding & Document Processing, 11th edition (Kit 3, with text/MS OW Man/Access, lessons 1-120). Excellent, like new condition for $80.00. All you need is the GDP Online Software Registration Card available at bookstore. Contact Robert at rwg2221@email.vccs.edu.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Friday, May 3, 2013

  • 33rd Annual Strawberry Festival (10am – 5:30pm) @ Elmwood Park. For more information please visit the following: www.communityschool.net/strawberry.html
  • Free Weekly Beer Tasting (5pm – 8pm) @ Wine Gourmet
  • First Fridays @ Five (5pm – 8pm) @ SunTrust Plaza – Franklin Road. For more information visit www.firstfridaysroanoke.com
  • Free Wine Tasting (4pm – 8pm) @ Mr. Bills Wine Cellar
  • Colonial Ave. Baptist Church  Yard Sale (8:00am to 3:00p.m) . Colonial Ave. Baptist Church is located at the intersection of Rt 419 and Colonial Ave. Please stop by and get some good buys on a variety of items from kids cloths/toys to furniture. Also wonderful pies, cakes, cookies and brownies for sale.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

  • Cinco de Mayo Festival (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.) @ Wells Fargo Plaza. https://www.facebook.com/#!/cincodemayoroanoke?fref=ts to benefit Adult Care Center of Roanoke Valley.
  • Colonial Ave. Baptist Church  Yard Sale (8:00am to 3:00p.m) . Colonial Ave. Baptist Church is located at the intersection of Rt 419 and Colonial Ave. Please stop by and get some good buys on a variety of items from kids cloths/toys to furniture. Also wonderful pies, cakes, cookies and brownies for sale.
  • Physicians on Foot (8:30am) @ The Greenway in front of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. 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
  • 33rd Annual Strawberry Festival (10am – 5:30pm) @ Elmwood Park. For more information please visit the following: www.communityschool.net/strawberry.html
  • 34th Annual Virginia State Chili Cook-off (10am – 5pm) @ Railside Plaza, Downtown Roanoke.  For more info - www.downtownroanoke.org/do/va-state-championship-chili-cook-off
  • Free Comic Book Day! (10am – 6pm) @ B&D Comics. For more info - https://www.facebook.com/events/467999973272183/?ref=2
  • 6th Annual BrewRidge Music Festival (11:30am – 7pm) @ Mountain Lake Lodge. For more info - https://www.facebook.com/events/277660375696548/?ref=2
  • City Market Saturdays (11am – 2:30pm) @ Downtown Roanoke. For more info - www.downtownroanoke.org
  • Free Weekly Wine Tasting (12pm – 5pm) @ Wine Gourmet
  • 4th Annual Derby Party (3pm – 7pm) @ 202 Market Restaurant. Bring on the spring dresses, big hats and mint juleps 'cause its Derby time!! Ladies, there will be a hat contest so go big and be creative! Men, please dress to impress (derby attire recommended). Light appetizers and cash bar with drink specials. For more info - www.facebook.com/events/477111012355611/

 

EVERY WEDNESDAY ULTIMATE FRISBEE Roanoke Ultimate (Frisbee) Weekly Pickup - Every Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ River's Edge Sport Complex South - Field 4. For info - www.roanokeultimate.com.

FORT LEWIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA CARNIVAL AND AUCTION is on Friday, May 3, 2013.  There will both a silent and live auction.  Live music will be provided by TRU GRIT.  The festivities will begin at 5:30PM until ??.  Dinner is $5 per person and activities are 4 tickets for $1.  “All Inclusive” wristbands are also available.  For additional information, and to see a listing of items being auctioned off, please visit (and like) the following Facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/hjhm514#!/flescarnivalandauction

WOODBRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY YARD SALE is on Saturday, May 4, 2013.  If you have not stopped by this MASSIVE neighborhood yard sale in the past, you will not want to miss it this year.  Take Main Street in Salem, to Mill Lane (by Sheetz, across from Salem High School), and then follow the signs (or the cars) to this impressive event.  The sale is from 8am until ????.

“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.

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