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November 8, 2013

Student ID number on back of your card

Your Virginia Western Student ID has your EMPLID number printed on the back of the card. 

So if you need to your number to visit Chapman Hall or other buildings on campus, you can find it there!

Spring 2014 Tuition 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 Spring 2013 will begin on November 11, 2013.

If a payment plan is not established or if tuition is not paid by December 5, 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

Computer seminar being offered

Do your reports or presentations need more flair or excitement?  This is the last opportunity this fall for a one-credit short session computer class.

AST 147-F1 (class numbered 49823) Intro Presentation Software (MS PowerPoint 2013)

* Prerequisite: Preferred knowledge or experience with MS Windows and keyboarding. Introduces presentation options including slides, transparencies, and other forms of presentations. Create a presentation with style and make it come alive using MS Office PowerPoint 2013! Course content includes the new and improved Ribbon, formatting text and graphics, working with tables and charts, applying transitions and animations, adding multimedia features and more to create and customize effective, finished presentations.

Meets Friday, November 22 from 5:30 – 10 p.m. and Saturday, November 23 from 8 – 5:30 p.m.

Any questions please contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or at 857-6326.

Research Studies

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.

 

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.

 

UNSAFE BEHAVIOR STUDY

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
NEUROIMAGING STUDY 

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

MRI RESEARCH STUDY ON DEPRESSION

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.

 

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

 

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.eduhttp://info.vtc.vt.edu/vets