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March 13, 2013

Free Movies On Campus!

Student Activities is excited to announce:

Movies in Whitman Auditorium this Spring!

Get a second chance to see one of these recent blockbusters! Enjoy with friends! Relax after class! Popcorn available before each show!

Admission is FREE for everyone!



Friday, March 22

2 PM

Whitman Theater


Django Unchained

Tuesday, April 2

1:45 PM

Whitman Theater


Silver Linings Playbook

Wednesday, April 17

2 PM

Whitman Theater


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

FREE tickets to the Trane Music Festival to benefit CCAP

Stop by Webber Hall (third floor lobby) to pick up  FREE TICKETS to the Trane Music Festival to benefit CCAP!!!
·         Wednesday, March 13 2-4 p.m.
·         Thursday, March 14 1-3 p.m.
·         Friday, March 15 12-2 p.m.
The Trane Music Festival to benefit CCAP is on Sat., March 16, 4-7:30 p.m.,  at the Roanoke Performance Arts Theatre. Spend a fun Saturday with your family, enjoy great music and benefit Virginia Western...all at the same time!
If you miss your chance to get free tickets: 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. All proceeds go directly to make college possible for local high school graduates.
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.

Trane Music Festival

Please join the Educational Foundation for the annual awards ceremony on Thurs., 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.

Student Graduation Speaker Applications Accepted Now

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.

Student Council Meeting – TODAY – 2PM

Have ideas for Virginia Western? 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 - Wednesday, March 13. in Thomas Center, Room 205.

Snacks (Salsa and Chips, Cookies and Reese's Minis) will be available!

Contact Chair Lynsey Wyatt at lgw2836@email.vccs.edu with questions.

Are you getting your volunteer hours in?

Don't forget to sign up for 'A Semester of Service'!  Check the Student Bulletin to find upcoming service events. 

Students who complete 20 or more hours of community volunteer service this semester will be invited to have lunch with Dr. Sandel, President of Virginia Western Community College, on April 30th, 2013. 


  • Must volunteer for at least one group service event with the Virginia Western Volunteer Center
  • Must keep track of Volunteer hours using the Volunteer Center's verification form

For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator, Lori Mier at lmier@virginiawestern.edu.

You Can be Your Own Hero!

Virginia Western Community College and Defensive Options Training
are sponsoring an interactive self defense seminar

Saturday, April 6, 2013

2:00 until 6:00 p.m.

Gymnasium in the Humanities Building

Seminar is open and free to all VWCC students and staff and community members

You CAN be your own hero

Google Maps now includes bus routes!

Did you know: You can now use Google Maps to view Valley Metro bus routes and plan other trips using public transportation!

To get started, go to http://maps.google.com/, enter your location and destination, and click Submit.  Google Maps will tell you the closest bus stop, bus routes, transfers, and times to get you where you're going!

For more information, visit the Roanoke RIDE Solutions website at http://www.ridesolutions.org.

RIDE Solutions is a service of the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission.

Smoking Study Needs Your Help – You can earn up to $380!

Do you smoke cigarettes? Are you a heavy smoker? Earn up to $380 for a study completion including dollars and/or tobacco products.

Contact Addiction Recovery Research Center. Call or text 315-0205, email arrc@vtc.vt.edu.

Learn more about the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute: http://labs.vtc.vt.edu/arrc/about