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March 25, 2015

Johnnie E. Merritt Scholarship to the Virginia Master Teacher’s Seminar

The Virginia Master Teachers Seminar is held each summer on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College and is sponsored by Southside Virginia Community College. This year is the 25th year for the seminar which will take place June 28 – July 2.  Teachers from all types of higher learning institutions across the nation and from a variety of academic disciplines attend the event.  The sole aim of the seminar is a practical exploration of ways to improve teaching.  The focus of discussion and activities for the entire week is innovation and excellence in classroom teaching.

For more information about the 2015 Virginia Master Teacher Seminar, please go to http://www.vamasterteacher.com/ or contact Stephen Walker at Stephen.Walker@southside.edu.

The Virginia Community Colleges Association (VCCA) offers a scholarship for one individual to attend the Virginia Master Teachers Seminar in the name of Dr. Johnnie E. Merritt, the beloved past president of Central Virginia Community College.  If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please complete the application found at the link below and send a one-page typed overview of your goals and interests in teaching to Theresa Thomas, VCCA President-Elect at brthomt@brcc.edu.  The VCCA Executive Committee would like to know how attending the Virginia Master Teacher Seminar would enhance your professional goals/interests. Please include specific objectives of your professional development such as instructional technology, collaborative learning, or classroom presentation strategies.


The deadline for submitting your application and essay is April 10, 2015.  Selections will be announced no later than May 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified of selection by email.

Only current VCCA members will be considered for this scholarship.  If you are not a member of the VCCA, please don’t let this stand in your way of applying for this scholarship.  Here is the link to  2014 – 15 VCCA Membership application for your use.




Distracted Driving Event

Know someone who texts or is distracted while driving? Join Roanoke City, Salem and Virginia Western Police Departments for a DISTRACTED DRIVING EVENT.

Wednesday, April 8th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in parking lot 9 (behind the Bus Stop)

Activities will include the Driving Simulator and the Texting Golf Cart.

Free food coupons for participants while supplies last!


In the Wake of Suicide

Tuesday, March 31
6:30-7:30 p.m.
South Roanoke United Methodist Church
2330 S. Jefferson St.
(S. Jefferson between 23rd and 24th St. Park on the street on 24th St., Stanley Ave., S. Jefferson St. and enter the Gymnasium from the outdoor entrance on 24th St.)
Childcare for younger children and light dinner provided

RSVP by March 25 to cstockton@fsrv.org

Wellness workshop TODAY

TODAY-Wednesday, March 25th 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Bikes for Beginners

Learn the rules of the road, how to stay safe, how to change a tire, repair a flat...and more!

NEXT WORKSHOP - Wednesday, April 8th 12:00PM – 12:45PM

Nutrition for Aerobic Exercise & Weight Training
Do highly active people or athletes have different nutritional requirements than more sedentary people?Do athletes/body builders need extra protein/protein powders to build muscle? How do you build muscle? These questions and more will be addressed at this lecture.

Contact Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu for more information

VWCC Spring Blood Drive Today!

Virginia Blood Services will be holding their 2015 VWCC Spring blood drive this Wednesday (March 25th) from 10-3 in the new Student Life Center (room s307). If interested, you can sign up online at www.vablood.org or at the Student Activities Department but walk ins are always welcome! All donors must present a valid ID or VBS donor card at registration. Free T-shirt for all presenting donors! For any questions, please contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu. Sponsored by your Virginia Western Student Activities

Free Classes at the Fitness Center!

Free Classes at the Fitness Center!

Join us at the Fitness Center for Free classes every week!

Hip Hop Cardio: Mondays 8:30am-9:30am Dance to the beat and burn calories.

Hard Core: Mondays 9:30am - 10:00am An intense 30 min workout for the power house.

Mindful Meditation: Mondays 12:00pm-1:00pm Stop breathe observe and connect with your inner experience.

Step it Up: Tuesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm Get your heart pumping! This class utilizes a raised surface, choreography.

Yoga: Tuesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm ,Wednesdays 11:00am-11:50am and  5:30pm-6:30pm Intermediate stretch and flow class. Internal focus for energizing and calming.

Sculpting Blast: Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm and Thursdays 8:30am - 9:30am A weight-based class targeting specific muscles. Uses medicine balls, weights, and bands.

Buns, Guns, and Guts: Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm Focuses on booty, arms, and abs. Uses hand weights and mild cardio.

Salsa Dancing: Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm Learn the steps while giving your body workout and have fun. No partner needed

Pilates: Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Lengthen and strengthen your entire body using core muscles and incorporating strength training.

Zumba Fitness: Fridays 12:30pm-1:30pm Dance-based fitness that use a fusion of Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves.


Please be sure to bring your Student ID and wear non-black soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Free Movie: Selma

Martin Luther King and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama, that changed America forever. Starring David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo. Run time: 2 hrs 2 minutes
This film is rated PG-13.

Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends!
Free admission

Whitman Theatre, First Floor Business Science
Friday, March 27: 11:15 AM (Closed Caption), 2:00 PM, and 6:00 PM

Contact Natasha Lee nlee@virginiawestern.edu for more information.

2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair

2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Human Resources Training Room - Ground Floor, Fishburn Hall


Free snacks and drinks –free chair massages and more!


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!

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Aetna Health

Delta Dental

Minnesota Life



Ameriprise Financial



ICMA-RC (457b)

Virginia Federal Credit Union

Freedom First Federal Credit Union


Liberty Mutual

Lewis Gale


CommonHealth will be offering a “Breathe Well” learning station where you will find information on your lungs and how to breathe easier every day!

The 2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair you won’t want to miss…mark your calendar today!

General Studies Info Session for Students!


Please pass along to any students who may be interested. We can provide attendance verification if needed!

Do you really know what General Studies is all about? Are you in General Studies now, but aren't sure if it is the best major for your transfer plans? Thinking of changing your major to General Studies? Then come learn more about the General Studies Program at VWCC! Registration recommended – directions below.

Topics Include:

  • What is General Studies & what can I do with it?
  • Transferring to a 4-year school
  • Discussion of other Transfer Majors @ VWCC
  • Planning for program completion/graduation & more!

Come to DUNCAN 201 at a date & time below

  1. Monday, March 30: 5:30 - 6:20 p.m.
  2. Tuesday, March 31: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
  3. Wednesday, April 1st: Noon - 12:50 p.m.

Questions: Contact Mandy Garcia - Program Advisor for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at mgarcia@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6710

Registration: To register follow the link to the directions http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/sailsappointment.php and instead of selecting an appointment time with Mandy Garcia select the group session you wish to attend from my schedule (3/30 @ 5:30; 3/31 @ 2:00 or 4/1 @ Noon): If you cannot access this please email me from your student email account with the date you wish to attend.

HP Colloquium 2015 – TODAY!

HP Colloquium 2015

Please join us March 25, 2015, 12-1:30 p.m. for the college wide Spring Colloquium brought to you by the School of Health Professions. We have a great event scheduled!  All are welcome. Plan to come and go as your schedule permits.  The faculty presenters that we have lined up are as follows:

  • Mary Loritsch– Medical Diagnostic Imaging –advanced modality offering at VWCC
  • Barbara Wright - Associate of Science in Nutrition Degree
  • Jeff Gillette – Medical Lab Technology Profession

This is a great professional development opportunity and a great way to see what HP faculty members are doing in the classroom!  See you there!