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July 5, 2013

See Top Chocolate and Sugar Arts Chef at the Taubman – Free!

On Tuesday, July 16 from 11:30am - 1:00pm at Taubman Museum, Chef Ewald Notter will be demonstrating his amazing skills and conducting a meet and greet. He is an acclaimed master of modern day confectionery arts, popularly known as a celebrated competitor, eminent teacher and esteemed author. His masterpiece creations come from his artistic palette of sugar and chocolate. Chef Notter is widely respected as an innovator that helped mold the craft and advance the industry. He has worked and competed in over 15 countries, winning numerous awards including at least 15 gold medals, as well as National and World Pastry Team Champion, and Pastry Chef of the Year. As part of the 2001 U.S. National Team in Lyon, France, he scored the highest ever recorded number of points for sugar, 699 out of 700, helping the U.S. Team achieve its first Gold Medal.
Admission is free to the event.

Resume Power Hours

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 professionals. Resume Power Hour is a few minute informational session that will help you tweak your resume to the needs of your future employer.

  • Every Monday 11-12
  • Every Thursday 10-11
  • Every Friday 1-2

Join us in the Hall Career Center (540.857.7298)-Thomas Center G-202

Career Bytes: “Be Your Own Boss”

Career Bytes is a 30 minute informational session about Entrepreneurshi​p. Contact the Hall Career Center at 857.7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu to sign up for one of the following sessions: (Two time slots offered for each Career Bytes session)

  • When: Wednesday, July 10
  • Times: 12:15-12:45 OR 5:00-5:30
  • Where: Hall Career Center (Thomas Center G202)
 
 

Lunch Leads: Banking, Accounting, & Finance

A HR representative will be on campus providing information pertaining to employment in Banking, Accounting, & Finance. Lunch will be provided. Contact The Hall Career Center for  registration information at 540-857-7298, careercenter@vi​rginiawestern.e​du or stop by our office in the Thomas Center G202.

  • When: Thursday, July 18; 12:00-1:30
  • Where: Natural Science Center
  • Registration Required: YES by Tuesday, July 16
  • FREE LUNCH!!!!!
  • Featuring: BB&T

 

Fall 2013 Student Payment Plan – Sign Up Today!

To help meet educational expenses, Virginia Western Community College is pleased to participate in Nelnet’s tuition payment plan.  For a non-refundable fee of $25.00, Nelnet allows monthly, interest-free tuition payments. The earlier students enroll the more payment options they may have. The payment plan for Fall 2013 began on July 1, 2013. 

If a payment plan is not established or if tuition is not paid by August 1, 2013, students who registered early for classes will be dropped and will need to repeat the registration process. Financial Aid students are protected from enrollment cancellation up to the amount of their Financial Aid award. Financial Aid students should pay any differences between their total award and the amount due to prevent enrollment cancellation.

Payment plan sign-up instructions and deadlines will be posted on the Student Bulletin, Facebook, Twitter, www.virginiawestern.edu and on the VWtvs located across campus.

Step by step directions on how to enroll in a payment plan are available at http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/tuitionpaymentplan.php

Research Studies

BRAIN PATTERN STUDY

The Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) located in Roanoke, Virginia would like to invite you to participate in a variety of groundbreaking studies!

  • Eligibility:  healthy adults, age 18-64
  • Compensation:  at least $20.00
  • Primary goal:  To study the response of the normal brain to patterns of stimuli, rewards, and decision-making
  • Institute sponsor:  Human Neuroimaging Laboratory labs.vtc.vt.edu/hnl
  • Study timeframe/duration:  1-3 hours per visit

 If you are interested in volunteering, please visit: http://vtcri.info/jkzexq

To contact us via e-mail: signup@vtc.vt.edu; or call 540-526-2034

CIGARETTE SMOKERS

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is conducting a brain imaging study on cigarette smokers. Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current smokers, age 18-55
  • Smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day
  • Have been smoking for the past year

You will be compensated for your time. Eligible participants typically make $50 for the first session and $30 for the second session, with the potential to earn an additional $75. We have two locations, Blacksburg and Roanoke, and scheduling is very flexible to best accommodate your schedule. If interested, please contact Andre at 540-526-2068 orajplate@vtc.vt.edu for more information.

OEF/OIF VETERANS NEEDED FOR FMRI STUDIES

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Deployment impacts veterans in many ways
  • We use new FMRI technology to understand how deployment can affect the biology of the brain

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Have the study described and questions answered by study staff before deciding to participate
  • Participate in a videotaped interview about your life experiences
  • Fill out some questionnaires
  • Complete computer tasks during an fMRI scan which may include:
    • Viewing positive, negative, & neutral images- including some that are combat related
    • Playing simple computer games
    • Be asked to provide a saliva sample for genetic analyses
    • Receive a CD copy of your structural brain scan
    • Be compensated $15 per hour for the interview & questionnaire session and $20 or more for the fMRI scan depending on how you play the game

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • OEF/OIF Veterans who are:
  • Between 18 & 64 years old
  • Free from metal in their body
  • Not claustrophobic

CONTACT:

(540) 526-2032, vets@vtc.vt.edu, http://info.vtc.vt.edu/vets