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October 2, 2012

ADA Parking Lot Improvements To Begin This Week

The projects entail changes to existing handicap parking spaces.  Improvements include: Van accessible spaces, curb cuts, some sidewalk work near spaces, definable path way pavement markings, parking space signage and replacement of two ramps.  The work may disrupt several handicap parking areas and some adjoining spaces for about 2 weeks at each individual location.  However, several areas may be impacted simultaneously due to construction process.  Basically a demo crew will start at one location and move to the next followed immediately by an installation crew to construct the area removed.  The demo work will be noisy as they will be removing concrete.  The installation crew will need space to store gravel and bring in concrete trucks.  A dumpster may be located here or there for the debris.  These improvements will update handicap spaces to meet current codes and regulations.  The entire project is estimated to take 10-12 weeks and will impact both North and South campus in a domino fashion. 

The contractor plans to begin in Lot 1 and 1E and then move to ramps near Fishburn and Anderson along with Lot 5 and Lot 6.  These will be sequenced.

Those with a handicap hang-tag should be reminded that they are able to park in any open space regardless of the yellow or white pavement markings.  They should anticipate temporary inconvenience during this construction and allow extra time for finding a suitable space and for travel to their destination on campus.  This is an unfortunate short term consequence for long term gain.  Please assist FMS in any way to get word out about this campus wide project.



Kevin Witter - Architect/Professor

Director of Facilities, Planning, and Development

3054 Colonial Ave, SW

Roanoke, VA  24038

PH: 857-7341

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team Tryouts!

Men's and Women's Basketball Team Tryouts!

Men's Basketball:
Friday Oct. 5, 8:00 – 10:00 PM

Women’s Basketball
Friday Oct. 5, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Gym is located in Humanities Room 100.

Minimum of 9 hours per semester to participate

No playing experience necessary to try out for the teams.

Contact Nick Owens for more information at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.



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October 16- 12:15-12:45 or 5:15-5:45

*Hall Career Center Passport Event*

Blood Drive – Next Monday

This fall the time will change, the weather will change and the leaves will change, but the need for blood will not change.

Help support local hospitals and patients this season by donating blood and be the change that helps save local lives.

Blood Drive

Monday, October 8

9:00am – 2:00pm

 Natural Science Center

Sign up online at www.vadonor.com

Walk-Ins Welcome!

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

Free Movie for Banned Books Week

TODAY ONLY Wednesday at 1pm in Whitman Theater, Student Life and the library will be hosting a free movie showing of Smoke Signals, a film written by Sherman Alexie (author of the banned book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian).

This award-winning film is “a warm film of friendship and reconciliation, and whenever it refers to historic injustices or contemporary issues in Native American culture, it does so with wry, glancing humor. Smoke Signals is indeed poignant, but above all it’s pretty funny.” Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family (and his tough son Victor), and Victor hasn’t seen his father for 10 years. When Victor hears Arnold has died, Thomas offers him funding for the trip to get Arnold’s remains, but only if Thomas will also go with him. Thomas and Victor hit the road. 89 minutes.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY, 10/4-10/5

  • Banned Books Word Searches. All day, Main Floor of the Library.


  • Visit Our Displays on the Top Floor. See examples of books that have been banned and find out the reasons behind it.

Want to learn more about Banned Books Week? How about find a list of Banned Classics or the most frequently Banned Books of the 21st century?

Brown Library also has many books which have been challenged and banned, including:

  • Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Call number E185.97.A56 A3 1970
  • Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men. Call number PS3537.T3234 A15 1953 (part of a story collection)
  • Voltaire. Candide, or, Optimism. Call number PQ2082.C3 E5 2005
  • Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. Call number PS3563.O8749 B55 1993
  • Lawrence, D.H. Lady Chatterley’s Lover. eBook. 2007.
  • Walker, Alice. The Color Purple: A Novel. Call number PS3573.A425 C6 1982
  • Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. Call number PS3537.A426 C32 1961
  • King, Stephen. Christine. Call number PS3561.I483 C4 1983
  • Eliot, George. Silas Marner. eBook, eAudiobook. 2008.

October Student Council Meeting – Today!

Join the Virginia Western Student Council!

The Student Council is an organization where students can share ideas, opinions, and make recommendations to college staff! The Student Council meets monthly and is open to all Virginia Western students!

Join us for the next meeting: TODAY!  Tuesday, October 2 at 12:30 pm in Thomas Center, Room 205. Lunch provided.

Discussion topics set for October's meeting: Smoking, ATMs on campus, Food Drive for Feeding America.


All meetings take place the first Tuesday of every month at 12:30 in the Thomas Center, Room 205.

Contact Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator, for questions at nlee@virginiawestern.edu.