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January 7, 2013

Hot Topic, January 9


WHEN: Wednesday, January 9; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Webber Hall 307
FACILITATOR: Dr. Carrie Halpin

Blackboard is a Web-based course-management system designed to allow students and faculty to participate in online classes or use online materials and activities to complement face–to-face teaching. This workshop will present information about how to use Blackboard to access course features, such as course syllabus, customizing your entry page, downloading course documents, participating in discussion boards, using the new assignment submitting feature and taking online quizzes.

Ms. Desiree Frye
Retention Services
Virginia Western Community College
(540) 857-7583


Need a Quiet Place to Study?

Starting Wednesday, January 9th, you are cordially invited to use Brown Library's “Study Hall” for quiet, individual study. This silent area for individual study is located in Webber 218.

Study Hall Dates and Hours

  • Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The library's top floor will be closed for renovation throughout the Spring semester.

Pregnant and Parenting Students

OPPSS Program (Office of Pregnant & Parenting Student Services) SPONSORS PARENTING STUDENTS GROUP MEETIN


Please attend the Students as Parents Group Meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in the Natural Science Center

Guest presenter: Decca Knight, Blue Ridge Parenting
Topic: Improving Communication with Enforceable Statements & Alternatives to Time-Out

All Students who are Parents or Pregnant are invited. Come and become a part of the VWCC Student Parents Community.

Gwen Johnson, Coordinator
Duncan 117, 857-6685

A Semester of Service

This semester the Virginia Western Volunteer Center is starting  'A Semester of Service' which will provide students the opportunity to serve their community through group involvement that builds relationships, expands the mind and enriches the spirit . 

Each month the volunteer coordinator will coordinate one or two service project events, taking a small group of students to volunteer at the designated organization. 

Service projects will typically be held on a weekday afternoon for one or two hours.  We will take a school vehicle and leave from campus.  Projects will be posted once they are scheduled. 

Students who wish to volunteer on a particular day will need to contact Lori Mier, Volunteer Coordinator at lmier@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6688 to sign up.

January Service Project:

Nursing home residents often look forward to scheduled activities including card games, crafts and musical performances.  When volunteers visit, the residents receive extra one-on-one attention which can be rewarding for everyone involved.

Spend time with residents at the South Roanoke Nursing Home playing Uno! 

Wednesday, January 30, 2012

We will leave VWCC around 1:30 p.m. and return around 3:15.  Please contact Lori Mier, Volunteer Coordinator at lmier@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6688  to attend this service event.

Dell Computer January 2013 Promotions

Look for a new computer for the new year? Dell offers special pricing for Virginia Western!

Virginia Western Community College Students/Employees/Alumni can redeem this offer by visiting www.dell.com/vccs or by calling 1-800-695-8133 and mentioning Member ID US35226133.


Virginia Tech On-Site Admissions- January 10th, 2013

Virginia Tech will be on campus in the Natural Science Center, Thursday, January 10th for On-Site Admissions. This is a great opportunity to get an early admissions decision! You will need to schedule an appointment in the Advising Office in Chapman Hall, room 105. The deadline for scheduling an appointment will be Tuesday, January 8th. Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis, so schedule early! Keep in mind that the college will be closed December 20th until January 2nd

To sign up for an appointment with a VT Admissions Representative, you must complete an online application

( http://www.admiss.vt.edu/apply/apply_online.php ) , pay the application fee and submit the following documents to the Advising Office:

  • Printed copy of your VT application
  • Official copies of transcripts from all colleges and high schools attended. (Unofficial transcripts will suffice for the application review process; however, you must submit official transcripts if an offer of admission is extended and accepted.)

Please be aware that in order to make an appointment you will need to turn in ALL of the required documents.

If you have questions regarding the Virginia Tech application you will need to call Virginia Tech Admissions at 540-231-6267.

Please note- VT will not be reviewing applications on site for Interior Design or Landscape Architecture. Applications for these majors will be reviewed during the regular transfer review process. Also, VT no longer accepts external transfer applications for the majors of Architecture or Industrial Design.


Student ID Office Hours- Spring 2013


January 7-January 10, 2013 Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thomas Center, Second Floor Lobby

Limited Office Hours will be available after January 17. Specific hours to be announced!

All students must bring a Government Issued Photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License, Passport) AND a current copy of their class schedule.

Students who already have a student ID can receive a Spring 2013 enrollment sticker during these hours. Student IDs with a current enrollment sticker (Spring 2013) are REQUIRED for free Valley Metro service and for technology check-outs in the Brown Library.

For information or questions, contact Nick Owens in Student Activities at 857-7958 or nowens@virginiawestern.