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October 10, 2013

New Acadamic Link Coordinator

I am pleased to announce that Linda Whitlock has been named the new full-time Coordinator for the Academic Link (formerly the Tutoring Coordinator). Please join me in welcoming her to this new position.
We truly appreciate all her hard work and dedication as the interim Tutor Coordinator the last several months. Her service has been invaluable as we have made some substantial changes to our program and in the process taken some significant steps forward.
The Academic Link connects students to academic success by supporting the development of the critical learning skills that help students become better learners. The Academic Link offers individual/group tutoring for most VWCC courses and provides walk-in centers for both math and writing. The Academic Link also offers academic skills coaching.
We are looking forward to what the future holds for the LTC and The Academic Link. Welcome aboard Linda!
Chris Porter, LTC Manager

Employment Opportunities for Students & Alumni

Apply TODAY for:

  • Clinical Research Assistant– PT
  • Social Media/Web Master-Part-Time
  • Cashier-Part-Time
  • Class A CDL Driver
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Backbone.JS Developer
  • Pre-K Lead Teacher-Part-Time
  • Sales Associate-Seasonal

or any of the other 90+ positions available on our job bank. Follow the directions below to Register for THE HALL CAREER CENTER's online job bank to view position descriptions, company details, & application process. Check out the Career Center's televisions located in the library and on the 2nd floor of the Thomas Center for JOB BLAST listings weekly.

How To Apply:

  1. GO TO VWCC HOME PAGE   www.virginiawestern.edu.
  2. Click on Hall Career Center (Top and Center of homepage).
  3. On the left side click JOB BANK.
  4. Click on STUDENT/ALUMNI.
  5. Click on REGISTER.
  6. Fill in template (starred fields are required; use your school email address in the primary email field).
  7. Click SUBMIT. An email verification link will be sent to the primary email.
  8. Log in to your email and follow the link verify your account and set a password.
  9. You will then be taken into the job bank.
  10. Upload RESUME to apply - Staff will review your resume before it will be available for use and email you if changes are needed. ( need help?- check Hall Career Center homepage for Resume Power Hours)

Contact THE HALL CAREER CENTER if you have any questions- 540.857.7298/ careercenter@virginiawestern.edu

Accessible Parking

The College provides designated accessible parking spaces in excess of the code requirement. If these spaces are full and a DMV hangtag is displayed, one may park in a student, faculty, or 15 minute parking space without penalty. Spaces labeled maintenance vehicles, police vehicles, designated special purpose spaces, no parking zones and fire lanes are not eligible.

VWCC Honored by Roanoke City for Energy Conservation

Monday the Roanoke City Council acknowledged the Clean and Green Business Coalition for achieving a 33% energy reduction over the past 5 years. Virginia Western has been part of this organization from its inception and contributed significantly to this statistic. Virginia Western engages in many sustainable best practices. Most recently all lights throughout campus were changed from 32W bulbs to 25W bulbs of equal lumen output reducing energy consumption. The virtualization of office and classroom computers has also made a significant contribution to conservation. VWCC will continue to seek opportunities for greater sustainability.


An Ophthalmic Assistant is a person who works with an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist to provide patient care by performing many different eye related clinical functions. Their Work provides the ophthalmologist/optometrist with important information to help diagnose and treat patients.

This training will provide the technical information in the classroom to secure a job as an Ophthalmic Assistant.  Some basic “hands on” skills with equipment will also be covered. This class focuses on the information/academics needed to work in the field.  There are many pieces of equipment used on the job you will learn about but will not do “the hands on” in using the equipment until you are employed. This class will give you a distinct advantage on others applying for the job of Ophthalmic Assistant.  You will know about the job, the medical aspects of the job, and the demands of the job that an applicant without the training will not have.

The class will be held 2 nights per week (TBD) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 12 weeks. Classes are scheduled to begin in January, 2014. Cost: $750. If you are interested or want more information contact: Dan Semones at dsemones@virginiawestern.edu, 540-857-6476

Last Chance to Participate in PRIZE Drawings!!

The We Are Western '13 Employee Giving Campaign is wrapping up and we want to make sure you are included! 

The final We Are Western Prize Patrol drawing will be held on Friday, October 18.

  • We Are Western T-shirts
  • $25 gift certificate to Applebee's
  • $30 gift certificate to Amazon

Participate in WE ARE WESTERN DAY ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18. Wear your We Are Western T-shirt or campaign button and show your spirit for making college possible for our students!

A downloadable campaign contribution form and secure online contribution form are available at www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation on the Employee Giving Campaign page. If you have any questions, please contact Erik Williams at 857.8914 or ewilliams@virginiawestern.edu. Thank you for being part of our family and supporting our students! We Are Western!

Hot Topic, October 16


WHEN:  Wednesday, October 16; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Duncan 206
FACILITATOR:  Ms. Cheryl Hilton

Stress is a part of our daily lives and it affects us all. Learn how to deal with the pressures, coping with "good" stress and "bad" stress by attending this session and discussing the "Top 10 Stress Beaters." Please encourage your students to attend this helpful session on managing stress.

Advising Retention Services
Chapman Hall, Room 105


ODU Offices closed October 14-15

The ODU offices and classrooms in Thomas Center will be closed October 14-15 in observance of the ODU Fall Break. Normal operations will resume October 16.

Roanoke Valley Reads 2013

"The idea is that the city that opens the same book closes it in greater harmony.” —Mary McGrory, Washington Post

Brown Library will host yet another FREE BOOK giveaway to current VWCC students at 10am on Thursday, October 10th, in celebration of Roanoke Valley Reads 2013. Head to the Reference desk on the Main floor or Circulation desk on the top floor of the library, and librarians will give you your book! First come, first served; there are only 30 copies available.

The book selected for all the city to read is Wish You Well by David Baldacci, a Richmond, Virginia native.

How do you participate in Roanoke Valley Reads?

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Pick up a copy of Wish You Well by David Baldacci. Current VWCC students can get their FREE BOOK at Brown Library! There are also copies of it on reserve at the Circulation desk.
  2. Read the book.
    • Think about it!
    • Talk about it!
    • Share it!
  3. Attend events October 17 – November 17, and take a friend!
    Book discussions and other programs based on themes in the book will be scheduled throughout the Roanoke Valley, including a talk and signing by the author on October 17th. Check the Events Calendar for updates.

Roanoke Valley Reads is a community-wide reading experience that brings people together, promotes tolerance and understanding of differing points of view, and emphasizes the importance of literacy. Brown Library previously participated in the Big Read Roanoke Valley 2010 and Roanoke Valley Reads 2011.

Free Movie – Tomorrow!

Get a second chance to see one of these recent Hollywood films!  All films will be shown in Whitman Theater - First Floor of Business Science.

Coming Soon:

The Conjuring - Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.  Horror.

When:  Friday, October 11

2 PM

Where: Whitman Theater - First Floor of Business Science

FREE! Open to students, faculty/staff and guests!

Free popcorn available in the lobby before the show!


As I Lay Dying - Based on the classic by William Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.  Drama.

When:  Thursday, November 7

2 PM

For more information about the films, visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1453405/.

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