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March 5, 2015

TED Talk Thursday (Too busy to volunteer? Think again!)

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: 

Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy - Local politics — schools, zoning, council elections — hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly care.

Ben Rigby: Micro-Volunteering....Giving Back for Busy People - In a unique approach to voluntarism, Ben Rigbyhas taken the time element out of doing good works. For the past 15 years, he has focused his efforts on developing youth-focused Web and mobile phone software.

Summer Service Trip- DATE CHANGE!

Destination Community Service Trip

NOW May 11th-13th

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 due Friday April 24th)

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

March 4, 2015

Bookstore Clearance Event!

Save an extra 30% off already reduced items! In-store only, 3/2-3/22/15.

Don't miss the great deals!

Main and Top Floors of Library Closed During Spring Break

The main floor and the top floor of the Brown Library building will be closed to the public during Spring Break (Monday through Saturday, March 8 – 14).

When these floors re-open on Monday, March 16, the hours will be as follows:

Link Learning Commons (main floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Math Center (main floor)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: 9-1

Library Services (top floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Writing Center (ground floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: Closed

Science Center (ground floor)
Tuesday and Thursday: 12-4
Wednesday: 8-12

Fitness Center: Hours During Spring Break UPDATED

The Fitness Center is staying open during the spring break on reduced hours and with some classes available.

Monday - Thursday:  8:30 AM - 6:30PM

Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:00PM

The following schedule is of classes:

Monday--->    Hip-Hop Cardio: 8:30AM - 9:30 AM and Hard Core 9:30 AM-10:00 AM and Mindful Meditation: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday--->    Step it Up: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM and Sculpting Blast 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday--->    Buns, Guns, and Guts: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM and Yoga 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Thursday--->     Pilates: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Friday--->    Zumba: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Sons of Norway



Blafjell Lodge 3-646 was chartered in 1996, now celebrating our 19th year, meeting on the fourth Saturday of each month, 3:00-5:00 pmFellowship Hall, College Lutheran Church,  210 College Avenue, Salem.

MORE INFORMATION?  Call Joann Barfield, 380-2926, or

e-mail mjghbarfield@aol.com

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

March 3, 2015


The Link Lab located in M302 (Business Science Building, Third Floor) will be closed during Spring Break, March 8th - March 15th.

The lab will reopen on Monday, March 16th, at 8:00 a.m.

Enjoy your break; we look forward to serving your academic needs when we return.


Indoor Soccer new hours

Student Indoor Soccer Open Gyms

Tuesdays   4:00 - 5:15 PM

*Fridays      2:00 - 4:00 PM

Humanities Gymnasium

Current student ID required to sign-in

Alternative Spring Break Service Trip

Alternative Spring Break Service Trip 

March 10th-12th

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 due Friday March 6th)

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