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March 30, 2015

Female STEM Students

Are you a female student working towards a Career in STEM?

Would you like to move forward with study techniques and support for your courses here at VWCC?

Find the road to success with STEM Success Coaching! 

Contact Natacia Owens at nxowens@virginiaswetsern.edu to schedule an appointment now!  

Student I.D. Office Back Open

Student I.D. Office Hours

Monday- Thursday 9-6

Friday 9-4

Wellness 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.

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

Destination Community Service Trip (summer 2015)

Destination Community Service Trip

NOW May 11th-13th (Monday through Wednesday- after exams end and before graduation)

A 3-day, 2-night community service-focused cultural immersion experience!

Lodging at Hungry Mother State Park’s historical bunkhouse near Abingdon, VA.

$25 all-inclusive fee ($10 deposit reserves your spot- the remaining $15 is due April 24th)

Contact Erin Wynd at erw2112@email.vccs.edu for an activity list, possible itinerary, accommodation requests or more information.

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

GENERAL STUDIES: Information Session TODAY!

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.

Student Survey

Please help us plan for Virginia Western’s future by giving us your ANONYMOUS feedback on our Student Survey.  This survey asks for your input on activities and services across the campus, and takes about 10 minutes to complete.  Let us know what you think of recent changes around campus, and how we can strengthen the learning environment for you, our students!

Attention VWCC Women in STEM!

Are you in an Technical program such as Engineering, Engineering Technology, or IT/Computer Science? Or are you in a Science program such as Integrated Environmental Studies? Do you want the opportunity to meet industry mentors? Make professional connections? Access internships or job shadows?

If so, then please join VWCC and WINUP (Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals) for a business meeting luncheon on April 9th 2105 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm in the Natural Science Center. Members of WINUP represent local employers such as AEP and Western Virginia Water Authority.

If interested in attending, please contact the Career Center at 857.7298 or visit them in the Student Life Bldg. Room S206 to reserve your seat today! (Have questions? Please contact Yvonne Campbell, STEM Program Advisor at ycampbell@virginiawestern.edu.)

An Entrepreneur’s Journey with Edwin C. Hall

Do not miss this special event!

Join us in the Hall Associates Career Center on

Wednesday, April 15

12PM to 1:15PM

to hear Mr. Hall tell the story of how he built Hall Associates into a leading real estate services company based in Roanoke. Hall will also share his perspective on the hiring process and how employees can continue to grow on the job.

Free lunch will be provided.

Space is limited, so please register today to reserve your spot:

540-857-7298  * careercenter@virginiawestern.edu * 2nd Floor Student Life Center

March 27, 2015

Paid Research Opportunities

Study 1:

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are conducting a new study on how people make decisions. The study will involve playing a simple computer game, possibly during an MRI scan, and filling out some questionnaires. Participants can complete the study in our labs in Roanoke or Blacksburg. The study will take about an hour, and participants will earn between $10 and $40.
Please email (participate@vtc.vt.edu) or call research coordinators Riley Palmer (540-526-2068) or Rachel Wallace (540-526-2120) if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions.
Study 2:
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 make $15/hour for the first session, which will take 1-3 hours and involve an interview and filling out questionnaires, and $20-60 for the second session, which would involve playing games during an fMRI scan.
The study can be completed at our research center in Roanoke, and scheduling is very flexible to best accommodate your schedule.
If interested, please contact Riley Palmer at 540-526-2068 or smoking@vtc.vt.edu for more information.