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April 16, 2015

TED Talk Thursday – Failure, the key to success?

The Student Activities Office will be hosting a weekly TED Talk Series this spring in the new Student Life Center!

Join your Student Activities department and fellow students every Thursday at 1pm on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center (S307) to sip caffeinated beverages, watch selected Ted Talks (www.ted.com) and after, stay for some enlightening (or just plain silly) conversations.

This week's talk: 
Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex - Economics writer Tim Harford studies complex systems — and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were built through trial and error. In this sparkling talk from TEDGlobal 2011, he asks us to embrace our randomness and start making better mistakes.

Diana Laufenberg: How to learn(?) from mistakes - Diana Laufenberg shares 3 surprising things she has learned about teaching — including a key insight about learning from mistakes. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)

Spring Fling Tomorrow!

Save the Date!

Friday, April 17

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Court of Four Seasons (outside of Brown Library)

This year’s event will be packed with fun, giveaways and activities from college and community organizations! Live music from Charlotte musician Alex Christie. Free games, and Katherine Devine on site for face-painting ($3).

Free picnic lunch and ice cream from Homestead Creamery. Beginning at 11 a.m. ... available first-come, first-served.

Don’t miss the Juried Art Show on the Bridge!

Any questions, please contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu

Juried Art Show Tomorrow!

The Art Club presents the 2015 Spring Fling Annual Juried Student Art Show on the Bridge, tomorrow, Friday, April 17 from 10 am - 4 pm.  Please make plans to come out and see this amazing exhibit of student art work.  All Virginia Western Community College students are invited to participate in the show, regardless of their major,  please remind them.  For specific information on how to enter, have them contact sthomas@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6070.  The art will be for sale that day as well.

Canned Food Drive for Feeding America!

Help support Feeding America of Southwest Virginia and donate cans to our food drive!*

Sponsored by VWCC's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Boxes in Webber Hall, the Humanities Atrium, and the 3rd Floor of the Student Life Center.

VISIT OUR TABLE AT SPRING FLING!

Each can you donate will enter your name in a drawing to win prizes!

Destination Community Service Trip- payment due this Friday!

Destination Community Service Trip

NOW May 11th-13th (Monday through Wednesday- after exams end and before graduation)

A 3-day, 2-night community service-focused cultural immersion experience!

Lodging at Hungry Mother State Park’s historical bunkhouse near Abingdon, VA.

$25 all-inclusive fee ($10 deposit reserves your spot- the remaining $15 is due April 24th)

Contact Erin Wynd at erw2112@email.vccs.edu for an activity list, possible itinerary, accommodation requests or more information.

April 15, 2015

Wellness Workshop

Thursday, April 30th 12:00PM- 12:45PM

Mindless Eating - A Different Approach to Weightloss
Fascinating research by Peter Wansink, Ph.D. published in his books "Mindless Eating" & "Slim by Design", will be presented. His studies ask questions such as: Does the size of a plate/cup/bowl effect how much you eat? What is the effect of eating while watching TV? How does the arrangement of food in your pantry/refrigerator affect what and how much you eat. Learn how to change your environmental versus relying on will power to lose weight or improve your diet.

Contact Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu for
more information

Earth Day Yoga in the Arboretum! Register now!

The Fitness Center is offering free yoga in the gardens to celebrate Earth Day! Join instructor, Terry Flaherty, as you stretch, breath, relax and retreat into the beauty of nature!

When: April 22nd
Where: The VWCC Community Arboretum
Time: 10am-11am & 12pm-1pm!

Register Now as space is limited! Call the Fitness Center at 540-657-8570 or e-mail dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Last day of discount pricing for the Neon Night 5K!

Today is the last day to take advantage of early bird pricing for the Neon Night 5K and 2K Tough Run. Make sure you take advantage of this last chance to get the lower price and guaranteed Neon Night shirt. Even if you don't like to run, you can always join us in the walking category. Between the live DJ, the glow in the dark giveaways, food from Mission BBQ and other great giveaways from local businesses this will be the event you don't want to miss.

Click here to register and use the coupon code "student" at checkout to get the $20 price for the run.

For more information contact Matthew Jones mjones0373@email.vccs.edu

Student Council Meeting & Elections Tuesday 4/21

Have you ever wanted to make a difference  here at Virginia Western? Have you seen something that you felt could be better if someone would just voice their concern. Did you know that the VWCC Student Council is there for those such reasons?

If you ever cared enough to ask 'What can I do about it', we want to hear your voice.

If you ever asked 'What more can I do', we want to invite you to join us.

If you ever wondered 'Who can make a change', we want to give you the opportunity to be that person.

The VWCC Student Council is an organization where students can voice their opinions, share ideas and work with faculty and staff to inspire change. The Student Council will be holding their annual elections for the upcoming fall semester on April 21st 4:30pm in S307 across from subway. We encourage all who are interested to participate and invite you to add your voice to the council!

Canned Food Drive for Feeding America!

Help support Feeding America of Southwest Virginia and donate cans to our food drive!*

Sponsored by VWCC's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Boxes in Webber Hall, the Humanities Atrium, and the 3rd Floor of the Student Life Center.

VISIT OUR TABLE AT SPRING FLING!

Each can you donate will enter your name in a drawing to win prizes!