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October 11, 2013

Washington D.C. National Mall trip

Spend a day in our nation's capitol.  Visit museums or monuments!  Examples include the National Gallery of Art, National Museum of Natural History, or the Lincoln Memorial.

Trip includes transportation on a charter bus.  Participants must bring money for meals.  Limited number of spots available.  Sign up with Student Activities to reserve your spot.

$10 deposit required at time of sign up.  Deposit refunded day of event.

Tuesday, November 26 (First day of Thanksgiving Break)

Departing VWCC at 7a.m.

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

The Hudson Trio — Come and enjoy…

You are cordially invited to attend the Roanoke premier of The Hudson Trio as they present their program "Americana" on Monday, October 14 at 6pm in the Multipurpose Room in the Center for Science and Health Professions, HP 210.

This group is traveling across Southwest Virginia performing pieces by Gershwin, Foote, Jopklin, Copland, and others.

This concert is free and open to the public, so invite your friends and family to join you next Monday for this wonderful ensemble featuring Caroline Chin on the violin, Robert Burkhart on the cello, and Vladimir Valjarevic on the piano.

For more information please contact Erik Williams in the Educational Foundation at 7-8914 or ewilliams@virginiawestern.edu.


VWCC has an International Student Club and all are invited to be a part of things! Our purpose is to provide academic and social support to international students at VWCC (however, you do not have to be an international student to be involved!). We have two events coming up that we hope you will be able to attend!
Friday, October 11, 5pm – 7pm
Join us for a night of free bowling! We will meet at the Lee-Hi Bowling Lanes on Apperson Drive at 5pm. Mark your calendars now, more details to follow! For more information, or to sign up, contact Rick Robers at rrobers@virginiawestern.edu
Tuesday, October 15th, Noon
Thomas Center, Room 205
We will have a brief information session on financial aid, employment, and other ways to fund your education. We will then plan for future activities including a BIG EVENT in November involving food, music, and entertainment from all cultures (more information to come). We will also have time to meet and socialize!


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.


Are you a daily cigarette smoker?
Earn up to $120 for 3 study visits. This is not a treatment study. Confidential research study. Call text or email 540-315-0205, arrc@vtc.vt.edu.

Are you interested in QUITTING SMOKING?
Earn up to $20-$30 per session. Confidential research study. This is not a treatment study. Call text or email 540-315-0205, arrc@vtc.vt.edu.



Do you use cocaine sometimes? Have you used cocaine recently?
Adult volunteers needed for an important, confidential 2 visit decision-making study involving brain imaging $400 maximum compensation. Not a treatment study. All information is completely confidential. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Call, text or email 540-315-0205 or arrc@vtc.vt.edu

Volunteers needed. Eligible participants must be healthy adults who:

  • Are between 18 and 55 years old
  • Are not claustrophobic
  • Do not have permanent metal implants
  • Can commit to participating in multiple sessions over the course of several months

Participants will:

  • Participate in interview and questionnaires
  • Play computer games during MRI scans
  • Receive a copy of their brain scan
  • Be compensated $15 per hour or more for participating

If you are interested, please contact us at 540-526-2032 or at participate@vtc.vt.edu


Researchers at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are conducting a new research study investigating emotional reactions in brain responses in people who suffer from depression. We may first invite you to come in for an interview about some of your experiences and how you are feeling. We may then ask you to come back and do some activities during a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scan, which uses a magnet and radio waves (no x-rays!). Counseling may also be available for those who are interested.

Eligible participants must:

  • Be 18-55 years old
  • Have problems with depression
  • Not taking antidepressants
  • Not have any metal implants
  • Not be claustrophobic

Participants will:

  • Receive free counseling
  • Participate in interviews and questionnaires
  • Play computer games during MRI scans
  • Be paid $15 per hour or more for participating

Compensation: Interview: $15/hour Scanning: $20-60 per scanning session plus a high resolution image of your brain. Free counseling.

If you would like to participate, please contact Cari at 540-526-2032 or email depression@vtc.vt.edu.



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




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


  • 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


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


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




REACH – Student Support Services Now Accepting Applications!

REACH – Student Support Services
Now Accepting Applications!
You should consider applying for the REACH program at VWCC if you are a student with academic potential and meet one or more (you do not have to have all three) of the following requirements:
·         Receiving financial aid
·         Working with a disability
·         First generation college student (neither parent has a college degree)
Benefits of being a REACH student:
·         Priority registration (sign up for classes before everyone else)!
·         Free personal, academic, and career counseling!
·         Other free resources – field trips, educational workshops, etc.!
To apply, visit the REACH office in Webber Hall, Room 212!