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March 11, 2013

Student Consumer Information

The Student Consumer Information regulations of the United States Department of Education require colleges and universities to provide prospective and current students and employees access to certain information to which they are entitled as consumers. It is Virginia Western's intention to provide complete and easy access to any information students and employees need. The information required for the student consumer information can be found at http://www.virginiawestern.edu/services/studentconsumerinfo.php
The Federal Consumer Information also requires that Virginia Western annually distribute the college’s security report and Drug and Alcohol Policy to current and prospective students. Please be advised that the college’s crime statistics and annual reporting of all college incidents required under the Clery Act are available for your review on our website at the following link. 
If you have any questions about the annual report, please feel free to contact Craig Harris, Police Chief. 
The Drug and Alcohol Policy can be found at   http://www.virginiawestern.edu/services/advising/substanceabuse.php

Changes to the Virginia Western Secure Wireless

The new VWCC secure wireless network, VWCCWiFi is available for all VWCC students, faculty and staff.  You will automatically be redirected to these instructions the next time you connect on campus if you are still using VWWiFi.  The instructions on how to connect to VWCCWiFi can also be found at www.virginiawestern.edu/wireless

 The next time you are ready to use the wireless network at VWCC, please go to VWCCWifi How to connect and follow the directions on how to log onto VWCC’s new, faster wireless network. 

Hall Career Center- Helping students find 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**

Hot Topic, March 13


WHEN:  Wednesday, March 13; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Webber 307
FACILITATOR:  Ms. Rhonda Perdue

This session will help you prepare for the upcoming career fair on Wednesday, March 28. Career readiness discussion topics will include:  resume writing, dressing for success, meeting and greeting employers, selling yourself, interviews, and follow-up protocol.  You don’t want to miss this session.

Ms. Desiree Frye
Retention Services
(540) 857-7583


Parenting Students Group Meeting

OPPSS Program (Office of Pregnant & Parenting Student Services)




Please attend the Students as Parents Group Meeting on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 in the Natural Science Center at 11am-12pm.

Guest presenter: Decca Knight, Blue Ridge Parenting
Topic: Tips & Information on Parenting, - Your Comments & Questions are Welcomed

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

Research Study – Highlighting Your College Success

Did you work with a Virginia Western career coach while in high school?A study is being conducted to explore your college success.Participants will complete a questionnaire and a one-on-one interview. If you have completed 12 credit hours, have a 2.0 GPA, worked with a career coach and you want to highlight your college success contact Melinda Hill at mhill@virginiawestern.edu or call 540.819.2231.

ALL Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipients!

Calling ALL Educational Foundation scholarship recipients: Your attendance is requested at the annual Educational Foundation awards ceremony on Thursday, March 14 at 4 p.m. in Whitman Theater. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the lobby.
The 2012-2013 scholarship donors and recipients will be recognized. The 2012 and 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented. The 2012-13 Community College Impact Award will also be presented.
If you have not yet sent your RSVP, please do so by emailing cpayne@virginiawestern.edu.

Trane Music Festival

Spend a fun Saturday with your friends, enjoy great music (maybe from the high school you graduated from) and make college possible for future students...all at the same time!
The Trane Music Festival to benefit CCAP is on Sat., March 16, 4-7:30 p.m., at the Roanoke Performance Arts Theatre. General Admission is $10, and under 16 is free. Tickets available now at the Roanoke Civic Center box office. On the day of the event, tickets will be available at the box office at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theater beginning at 2 p.m.
Join Trane Virginia District, community sponsors, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Western Community College and the Virginia Western Educational Foundation to support Virginia Western’s Community College Access Program (CCAP)!
The Trane Music Festival to benefit CCAP will include performances by high school concert bands from currently participating CCAP localities, including William Fleming, Patrick Henry, Salem and Franklin County High Schools, in addition to a Roanoke Symphony Orchestra ensemble performance.

Student Speaker Application for Graduation

Are you graduating in May and have a great story about what Virginia Western has meant to you? Have you overcome obstacles to pursue your education and find success? Do you think you can inspire others to follow their dreams?

Maybe you should consider applying to become Virginia Western’s student speaker at commencement. We are accepting applications at publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu from now until noon on March 22. Please include the following required information:

  • Full name
  • Contact information
  • Degree
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one faculty member
  • Synopsis of speech topic

The student speaker will present a 5-10 minute speech in front of approximately 5,000 people at the Commencement Ceremony on May 10, 2013 at the Salem Civic Center. Interviews will be held during the last week of March to determine the student speaker, and the selected speaker must write a speech that will be reviewed and must be available to rehearse it prior to the ceremony.


  • 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.