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November 20, 2013

Blue Stars Basketball tomorrow night!

Your Blue Stars Men's Basketball team will play tomorrow night at 7:00 PM against Davidson County Community College.  Games are played in the Humanities Gymnasium. 

Any questions about Virginia Western home games, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu

Student Indoor Soccer Open Gym

Student Indoor Soccer open gyms, Mondays from 3:00 - 4:30 PM in the Humanties Gymnasium.  Students need to bring their current student ID to sign-in.

Questions about open gyms?  Email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

Family Fun Night

Come out to our fall family fun night on campus!  The gym will be full of games, slides, bounce houses for all ages!  Students, bring your families to our fun night!

Friday, November 22

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

VWCC Gymnasium


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

Win Cash – Roanoke Prevention Alliance Survey

Win Cash - Roanoke Prevention Alliance Survey

The Roanoke Prevention Alliance (RPA) is implementing a Young Adult Drinking Behaviors Survey focused on 18 to 24 year olds that live in Roanoke City.  The purpose of the survey is to identify ways to reduce alcohol related motor vehicle crashes.

The RPA is asking you to help by completing this very short survey.  If you are one of the first 250 people to complete the survey you will get a $5 gift card from either Sheetz or Kroger.  The survey link is:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YASRoanokeCity REMEMBER: Ages 18 – 24 and Roanoke City Residents only.

This survey is completely anonymous and in no way can responses be tracked back to the person taking the survey.  At the completion of the survey respondents will click on an external link to keep responses anonymous and to complete the registration form so the gift card can be mailed.  Thank you for your willingness to help the Roanoke Prevention Alliance reach its goal of reducing alcohol related motor vehicle crashes in Roanoke City.

Craig Harris for Ray Bemis, Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare

Stop the Hunger Concert

Friday, November 22nd @ 6:00PM-11:00PM in Whitman Theater; Suggested Donation $3

Following the success of the Save the Music Concert last semester, the Human Rights Club and the Audio-Visual Club will be hosting another charity concert for the Thanksgiving holiday. ALL proceeds will benefit Feeding America Southwest Virginia Donation$3; concessions will be available.
Performers include the spectacular local talents of The Off Brand, The Taubmen, Of Company, Sharayah, Gaffer Project, Sexy Summertime, Samuel Wilson, Maggie Oakes-Chitwood, and Keria Jennings!

Toys for Tots Donations

The Armed Forces Student Association is sponsoring the Toys for Tots donation boxes across campus. Help brighten a child's Christmas today by donating new, unwrapped toys. The donation boxes are in W305, the second  floor of the Fralin Center and in Humanities by the gym. The drive ends on 12/8/13 so take a few minutes to help make this holiday season even better for a child in need.

Professional Networking 101

Need information on how to  grow your professional network? 
Looking for a job in your field but unsure of how to find  good connections?


DATE: Wednesday, November 20th

TIME: 12:15-12:45pm   OR    5:15-5:45pm

LOCATION: Hall Career Center - Thomas Center Room 202

Please preregister to attend with the Hall Career Center with your name, student email, and phone number at 857-7298, careercenter@virginiawestern.edu or by stopping by the Hall Career Center  in Thomas Center 202.

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Changes in Brown Library – Please Read

Changes in Brown Library Building

“Ch–Ch–Ch–Ch-Changes” is the chorus from the popular 1971 song, “Changes” by David Bowie.  “Ch–Ch–Ch–Ch–Changes” also describes what’s going on in the Brown Library building.

Library Services Have Moved!

All library services for Virginia Western students have moved to a spacious new dwelling on the top level (2nd floor) of the library building.  This floor has been designated as a “quiet floor” and is the perfect peaceful location for reading and quiet study. Five comfortable study rooms are available for currently-enrolled students to use. Traditional print resources (books, magazines, newspapers and journals) are also available on this floor, along with access to library databases, other electronic resources and guidelines for creating source citations.  The Library’s circulation and reference desks are also now located on the top floor.

The Academic Link Has also Moved! 

What? You didn’t know we had an Academic Link? We do. Since the beginning of the fall semester, The Academic Link has been the name of VWCC’s tutoring/academic success programs. The one-on-one/group tutoring programs, academic skills coaching and the Math Center have moved up from the ground floor of the library building to the main level (1st floor), now to be known as the Link Learning Commons.

With this move many things will stay the same. The computers are still open to all, the study rooms and classroom can still be reserved, the Academic Link staff (like the library staff) will still help anyone with questions, and the good old WEPA machines will still print for anyone with an account or a card. The biggest change, in fact, may be that the Link Learning Commons will be a place for collaborative active learning.  With tutors working with students, small study groups meeting and our very active Math Center, the main floor of Brown Library may not be the same quiet study space many have come to know.  However we hope that students, faculty and staff will find the Link Learning Commons to be a comfortable and invigorating place to study, learn and work.


Whether you need a quiet place to study, help with a research project, the answer to a basic technology question, a place to meet with a study group, or a tutor to help you ace that class, the Academic Link staff and the library’s Reference and Circulation staff are here to help you out. Come see us soon!


Scheduled Blackboard and MyVWCC Outage – November 21

Engineers will be performing critical network repairs during the standard maintenance window Thursady, November 21, from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM.​​​ ​Due to this repair work, services hosted by the VCCS (Blackboard, My VCCS, Wizard, etc., etc.) may be unavailable during this outage window. SIS/HR will be unavailable due to unrelated maintenance activities during the same outage window.

Campus Food Vendor Holiday Hours

Campus food vendors will be open regular hours on Monday, November 25th then closed November 26th - 29th.

Domino's Pizza will operate regular business hours through December 10th. They will reopen on January 7th, 2014.

Java the Hutt will operate on regular business hours through December 1oth and will be open until 2 p.m. December 11-17. They will close December 18th and reopen on January 7th.