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November 1, 2012

Hot Topic – Career Planning/Development





WHEN:  Wednesday, November 7; 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Webber Hall, Room 217

FACILITATOR:  Ms. Rhonda Perdue


This session will help you make the most out of the services and information provided through the Career Services Office. Information regarding hundreds of occupations along with educational requirements, salaries, and employment outlook for each occupation are also housed there. The goal of the session is to get you started on exploring how your interests, abilities, values, and personality style relate to choosing a major and a career.


Ms. Desiree Frye

Retention Services

Virginia Western Community College

(540) 857-7583

Stop Hunger Now

If you are planning to volunteer at the Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event on November 28 from 3-5 in the Campus Commons please register online at


Student Activities Club

We are looking for students to start a new Student Activities Club! Are you interested in helping to decide what kind of entertainment, trips and events we have at Virginia Western?

If so, email Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator at nlee@virginiawestern.edu with your name, email and phone number! We will contact interested students to set up the first meeting!

Diversity Events November 2012

The Cultural Diversity and International Education Committee exists to:

  • promote global education and the acceptance and inclusion of a diverse population,
  • develop and promote initiatives and programs for diversity awareness and understanding, and
  • identify academic issues of international students, such as English as a Second Language, and develop methods to address the issues.


As part of our charge to promote inclusion and increase diversity awareness and understanding, we will be sharing Diversity Events with you every month via the Daily Bulletin.  We hope you find this information informative and inspiring.    


Diversity Events 2012


Information obtained from the National Education Association: http://www.nea.org/grants/42349.htm 

American Indian Heritage Month

November was officially recognized as National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month in 1990 when President George H.W. Bush signed it into Public Law. See these sites for more information:

November 6
Dalip Singh Saund First Asian American Elected to the U.S. Congress

After becoming a citizen in 1949, Saund became active in the Democratic Party in California. In 1956, he was the first Asian American to win a seat in the U.S. Congress. See more at Asian American Activism in History.

November 12
Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. It is both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In 1938, the United States Congress made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday - to be celebrated and known as "Armistice Day." Congress amended this act in 1954, replacing "Armistice" with "Veterans," and it has been known as Veterans Day since then. See more at Military.com.

November 13
Dedication of Vietnam Memorial

On this day in 1982, the national war memorial in Washington, D.C. was dedicated after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans. The memorial wall was designed by Chinese American Maya Lin, who was 21 years old at the time.

November 13-19
American Education Week

NEA's American Education Week (AEW) spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college, and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great. See American Education Week.

November 13

Known as the "Festival of Lights, this major Hindu holiday signifies the renewal of life, and the victory of good over evil. To celebrate, people light lamps and candles, set off fireworks, and wear new clothes.

November 14-December 14
Muharram (Islamic New Year)

The month of Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic liturgical year. The Islamic year begins on the first day of Muharram, and is counted from the year of the Hegira (anno Hegirae), the year in which Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina (A.D. July 16, 622).

November 22
Thanksgiving Day

The first recorded observance of Thanksgiving in America was a religious occasion that did not include the feast now associated with the holiday. On December 4, 1619, a small group of English settlers arrived at Berkeley Plantation on the James River in Virginia. In accordance with their charter, the group observed this day by giving thanks to God. A typical Thanksgiving meal in the United States includes turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and rolls. (From the University of Kansas Medical Center Diversity Calendar.)  

November 25
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

In 1999, the UN General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime - with the abuser usually someone known to her. Learn more by visiting the World Health Organization web site and the United Nations web site.

November 25-December 10
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign

Each year, new partners join the campaign to bring local, national, and global attention to the various forms of violence that women face and to look at the structures in place that permit gender-based violence to exist and persist.  


Knit-In – Fiber “Sit-In”

Fiber Artists Sit-In

Are you a fiber artist? Like to create art by knitting, crocheting, weaving, quilting, sewing, etc.?

Bring your project and have a fiber “sit-in” to celebrate the opening of the new art gallery exhibit Fabric and Fiber through the Ages!

Everyone welcome - Basic knitting instruction will be available for new or beginner knitters!


Thursday, November 1 Drop in any time between Noon and 5 p.m.

H212 – Humanities Building Art Gallery

Reception follows at 5 p.m.!

Mixed Nuts

This weekend is your last chance to catch the Virginia Western Theatre's presentation of Mixed Nuts!

Mixed Nuts, is a comedy by Nancy Manera and Simon J. Donoghue What happens when a shy, aspiring writer from the Midwest comes to the Big Apple in search of fame and fortune? For Michael Caldwell, life becomes a series of hilarious encounters with the unpredictable residents of his dilapidated apartment house. Among them are Marshall Ryan, a commercial actor who specializes in portraying inanimate objects; Tanya Romanov, a Russian ballerina on the lam from the KGB; and Philomena Della Vecchia, a wisecracking actress. Phil may be the woman of Michael's dreams if he can just keep her quite long enough to tell her. To retain his own sanity, Michael retreats to his fantasies, only to find that the world of his imagination is even more nerve-wracking than the reality surrounding him!

  • Friday, November 2 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 4 at 2 p.m.

Free admission - donations are appreciated

Bookstore Inventory – November 7

The Bookstore will be closed on November 7th for inventory. They will open after the inventory count is complete. They anticipate opening around 2 p.m. on November 7th.