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February 28, 2013



Monday, March 4th  - Thursday, March 7th hours are 9 a.m. to noon

Closed Friday, March 8th.


  • PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON MOTHERS AND CHILDREN Are you a mother who sometimes worries or has fears? Do you have a child between 7 and 12 years of age? A new study is investigating how mothers and children interpret situations in their day-to-day lives. The study is being conducted at the Child Study Center at 460 Turner Street NW, Suite 207, Blacksburg. For more information please contact Kristin Austin at momanxiety@vt.edu or call 540-231-8276. Compensation: $50.
  • DEPRESSION RESEARCH STUDY. Are you feeling depressed or down? Volunteers are needed for a study investigating emotions and brain responses in people who suffer from depression. Eligible participants will: Receive counseling at no cost, Participate in interviews and complete questionnaires, Play computer games during MRI scans, Be paid $15/hour or more for participating. To be eligible you must: Be 18-55 years old, Have problems with depression, NOT be taking antidepressants, NOT have any mental implants, NOT be claustrophobic. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating, contact Cari Rosoff at 540-526-2032 or depression@vtc.vt.edu. This study takes place at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute at 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke VA.
  • SMOKING RESEARCH STUDY. Do you smoke cigarettes? Volunteers are needed for a brain imaging study at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Eligible participants will complete questionnaires, an interview, and play games during MRI scans. Participants typically make $20-50 for each session, plus the opportunity to earn an additional $75. Participants will also receive a free DVD including high resolution images of their brain. We only ask that you meet the following criteria: You must smoke at least five cigarettes per day, You must have been a cigarette smoker for at least the past year, You must not be currently trying to quit smoking (using nicotine patches, e-cigarettes, etc.). If you are interested in participating, call Andre at 540-526-2068 to learn more and complete some basic screening questions.

Library Open During Spring Break

Brown Library will be open the following hours during Spring Break:

Mon, Tues, Thurs: 8am-8pm

Wed: 10am-8pm

Fri: 8am-5pm

Sat: 9am-1pm

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Local Public and College Libraries

Hall Career Center- Assisting students with employment!

The Hall Career Center is hosting a number of events to help students find employment.

 1. One of the LARGEST Career Fairs:

 The purpose of the Career Premiere Fair  is to share information with college students and graduates about career and internship opportunities at participating organizations.

  • What: Career Premiere Fair
  • When: Thursday, March 28, 2013 From 11:00-3:00
  • Where: Salem Civic Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
  • Open to: ALL Students

Pre-registration required by Thursday,  3/21/13

2. Chamber of Commerce Career Focus Dinners:

The Chamber of Commerce host visits to different companies throughout the Roanoke Valley. This allows students to visit and walk through a company while listening to a presentation from the companies HR department. The presentation includes the hiring process, what departments the company has, a Q & A session and much more..... Sign up in the Hall Career Center TODAY and visit one of the following companies:

*Transportation provided to ALL dinners*

  • Coca-Cola- March 7; 4:30-7pm
  • StellarOne Bank- March 14; 4:30-7pm
  • WSLQ FM Broadcasting- March 21; 4:30-7:00
  • Western VA Water Authority-April 4; 4:30-7pm

Pre-registration required ONE week before each dinner.

3. Lunch Leads:

Learn how your credit can affect your employment!

  • What: -Money Management International on Credit
  • When: March 14; 12:00-1:30
  • Where: Natural Science Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
  • Open to: ALL students

Pre-registration required by – Monday, 03/11/13

4. Recruiters:

  • 3/12 Adventure Youth Mentoring; 9:30-2 (3rd Floor Webber)
  • 3/13 Richfield Retirement Community; 9-2   (2nd Floor Business Science)
  • 3/14 Army;  11-4  ( 3rd Floor Webber)
  • 3/19 Richfield Retirement Community; 11-4 (2nd Floor Business Science)
  • 3/20 Adventure Youth Mentoring; 9-2 ( 3rd Floor Webber)
  • 3/28 Army 11-4 ( 3rd Floor Webber)

5. Resume Power Hours:

  • Every MONDAY 11-12
  • Every THURSDAY 10-11
  • Every FRIDAY 1-2

This is a drop-in, first-come, first-served service! Bring a hard copy of your resume and have it reviewed by one of our professional. Resume Power Hour is a few minute informational session that will help you tweak your resume to the needs of your future employer.

6. Alumni Meet & Mingle:

  • What: Alumni Meet & Mingle
  • When: Tuesday, March 26; 4-6:00pm
  • Where: Natural Science Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
  • Open to: ALL students and Alumni

Pre-registration required by- Friday, 3/22/13

**Please contact the Hall Career Center for registration/information 540-857-7298**

Where Are All the Books?

Due to the renovation of the Circulation floor (top floor) of the library, the majority of the library’s print books have been put into storage.  But don’t worry— the entire circulating collection of books will be back in place on the top floor when the renovation is complete later this year!

In the meantime, you still have several options for books to support your research:

  • Use the “Core Collection”

A small collection of books (approximately 1000 volumes) is available for checkout.  These books can be checked out for a two-week period.  Go to the Circulation Department on the library’s main floor to access this collection.

  • Use our eBooks

The library’s extensive eBook collection (over 40,000 e-Books) is still available during the renovation.  Students can access eBooks from off-campus locations by using their MyVWCC username and password.

  • Use Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is an option for students who require print books for academic work. It usually takes 5-10 business days for books to arrive. Please keep this time frame in mind when making an ILL request.

Brown Library staff members are glad to help you with all of your information needs. Ask a Librarian!


There will be a Biology Club meeting Friday, March 01 in room A222. Anyone interested in becoming a member or just finding out about our activities would be welcome and encouraged to attend.
Amanda Carrier-Anderson, MS
Faculty Instructor
College of Math & Sciences
Virginia Western Community College


As we are nearing the end of the 2012-2013 academic year, deadlines for some 2013-2014 scholarships are closing! Many of the deadlines are during the Spring 2013 semester, so don’t be late submitting your applications!  Deadlines depend on the specific scholarship, but please take advantage of the scholarship search tools on the Virginia Western Financial Aid website for more information.  http://virginiawestern.edu/financialaid/scholarships.php

Here are a few that are listed with upcoming deadlines:


No Student Bulletin during spring break

The Student Bulletin will not be published March 3-8 during spring break. The bulletin will resume on March 11.

Important Summer 2013 Financial Aid Information

Are you planning on attending Virginia Western during the summer 2013 semester and need to determine if financial aid is available?

If so, complete the 2013 Summer Semester Financial Aid Form  and submit it to the Financial Aid Office by email (finaid@virginiawestern.edu), fax (540-857-6208), in person, or by mail (VWCC Financial Aid, P.O. Box 14007, Roanoke VA 24038) . Financial aid for summer semester is very limited.  At the time that you are submitting this form you must:

  • Have a completed a 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that includes the VWCC school code – 003760, and have submitted all requested documentation. NOTE: If you attended another school during the fall 2012 and/or spring 2013 semesters, and did not have the VWCC school code on your FAFSA, then you must add the VWCC school code to your FAFSA so that we may determine your eligibility. 
  • Be enrolled and attempting courses in an eligible program. 
  • Not have earned a Bachelor degree by 7/1/2012 to be considered for grants. NOTE: Students with a prior Bachelor degree are eligible to apply for loans.

Virginia Western Invitational next Saturday!


The last Men's and Women's Blue Star Basketball Games will be played Saturday, March 9 in the Gymnasium.

The Women will play at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM.

The Men will play at 2:45 PM and 5:15 PM