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April 16, 2015

Yoga at the Arboretum on April 22nd

The Fitness Center is offering free yoga in the gardens to celebrate Earth Day! Join instructor, Terry Flaherty, as you stretch, breath, relax and retreat into the beauty of nature!

When: April 22nd
Where: The VWCC Community Arboretum
Time: 10am-11am & 12pm-1pm!

Register Now as space is limited! Call the Fitness Center at 540-657-8570 or e-mail dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Juried Art Show Tomorrow!

The Art Club presents the 2015 Spring Fling Annual Juried Student Art Show on the Bridge Friday, April 17 from 10 am - 4 pm.  Please make plans to come out and see this amazing exhibit of student art work.  All Virginia Western Community College students are invited to participate in the show, regardless of their major,  please remind them.  For specific information on how to enter, have them contact sthomas@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6070.  The art will be for sale that day as well.

Spring Fling Tomorrow!

Save the Date!

Friday, April 17

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Court of Four Seasons (outside of Brown Library)

This year’s event will be packed with fun, giveaways and activities from college and community organizations! Live music from Charlotte musician Alex Christie. Free games, and Katherine Devine on site for face-painting ($3).

Free picnic lunch and ice cream from Homestead Creamery. Beginning at 11 a.m. ... available first-come, first-served.

Don’t miss the Juried Art Show on the Bridge!

Any questions, please contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu

TED Talk Thursday – Failure, the key to success?

The Student Activities Office will be hosting a weekly TED Talk Series this spring in the new Student Life Center!

Join your Student Activities department and fellow students every Thursday at 1pm on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center (S307) to sip caffeinated beverages, watch selected Ted Talks (www.ted.com) and after, stay for some enlightening (or just plain silly) conversations.

This week's talk: 
Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex - Economics writer Tim Harford studies complex systems — and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were built through trial and error. In this sparkling talk from TEDGlobal 2011, he asks us to embrace our randomness and start making better mistakes.

Diana Laufenberg: How to learn(?) from mistakes - Diana Laufenberg shares 3 surprising things she has learned about teaching — including a key insight about learning from mistakes. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)

Applications are Now Being Accepted: 2015-2016 Chancellor’s Fellowship for Classified Staff

The Chancellor is pleased to announce a fellowship program for community colleges and system office classified staff for the 2015-2016 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:

  • Financial support for tuition and mandatory fees.
  • One semester or one academic year leave of absence with ¾ pay.
  • Continuation of insurance, retirement, the State’s portion of health insurance, and seniority.

To be eligible to apply, classified employees must:

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

To apply:

  • Submit a completed application form. Include:  1.) Three (3) letters of endorsement; 2. ) verification of acceptance in a degree program; and, 3.) transcripts (if currently enrolled in a program).

Application deadline:  May 1, 2015

For questions or to receive an application, contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

April 15, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day with Yoga at the Arboretum

The Fitness Center is offering free yoga in the gardens to celebrate Earth Day! Join instructor, Terry Flaherty, as you stretch, breath, relax and retreat into the beauty of nature!

When: April 22nd
Where: The VWCC Community Arboretum
Time: 10am-11am & 12pm-1pm!

Register Now as space is limited! Call the Fitness Center at 540-657-8570 or e-mail dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Wellness Workshop

Thursday, April 30th 12:00PM- 12:45PM

Mindless Eating - A Different Approach to Weightloss
Fascinating research by Peter Wansink, Ph.D. published in his books "Mindless Eating" & "Slim by Design", will be presented. His studies ask questions such as: Does the size of a plate/cup/bowl effect how much you eat? What is the effect of eating while watching TV? How does the arrangement of food in your pantry/refrigerator affect what and how much you eat. Learn how to change your environmental versus relying on will power to lose weight or improve your diet.

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

Last day of discount pricing for the Neon Night 5K!

Today is the last day to take advantage of early bird pricing for the Neon Night 5K and 2K Tough Run. Make sure you take advantage of this last chance to get the lower price and guaranteed Neon Night shirt. Even if you don't like to run, you can always join us in the walking category. Between the live DJ, the glow in the dark giveaways, food from Mission BBQ and other great giveaways from local businesses this will be the event you don't want to miss.

Click here to register and use the coupon code "student" at checkout to get the $20 price for the run.

For more information contact Matthew Jones mjones0373@email.vccs.edu

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

Virginia Employee Public Service Week Recognition Event – New Time

Every May, state agencies all across Virginia will celebrate the hard work and dedication that state employees provide to the Commonwealth of Virginia through recognition events in honor of Virginia Employee Public Service Week.

Due to the operational challenges that Virginia Western faces during the traditional recognition period of May, VWCC will be celebrating Virginia Employee Public Service Week on Wednesday, April 29, 2015:

Virginia Public Service Week

Fralin Center, Multi-purpose Room, HP 208

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wildwood Smokehouse will provide food for this event offering pulled chicken and pork, BBQ beans, potato salad, cole slaw and a dinner roll.

Don’t forget! You will have the opportunity to recognize an accomplishment or a noteworthy action of a co-worker on a paper brick wall for the college’s Wall of Fame. Two (2) employees will be awarded movie tickets based on the recognition action (brick) completed by your peers. The VWCC bricks will be proudly displayed on the college’s Wall of Fame during the traditional Public Service Week, May 3 – 9th.

Thank you for making a difference!