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March 30, 2015

GENERAL STUDIES: Information Session TODAY!

Do you really know what General Studies is all about? Are you in General Studies now, but aren't sure if it is the best major for your transfer plans? Thinking of changing your major to General Studies? Then come learn more about the General Studies Program at VWCC! Registration recommended – directions below.

Topics Include:

  • What is General Studies & what can I do with it?
  • Transferring to a 4-year school
  • Discussion of other Transfer Majors @ VWCC
  • Planning for program completion/graduation & more!

Come to DUNCAN 201 at a date & time below

  1. Monday, March 30: 5:30 - 6:20 p.m.
  2. Tuesday, March 31: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
  3. Wednesday, April 1st: Noon - 12:50 p.m.

Questions: Contact Mandy Garcia - Program Advisor for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at mgarcia@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6710

Registration: To register follow the link to the directions http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/sailsappointment.php and instead of selecting an appointment time with Mandy Garcia select the group session you wish to attend from my schedule (3/30 @ 5:30; 3/31 @ 2:00 or 4/1 @ Noon): If you cannot access this please email me from your student email account with the date you wish to attend.

Student Survey

Please help us plan for Virginia Western’s future by giving us your ANONYMOUS feedback on our Student Survey.  This survey asks for your input on activities and services across the campus, and takes about 10 minutes to complete.  Let us know what you think of recent changes around campus, and how we can strengthen the learning environment for you, our students!
 
http://tinyurl.com/vwcc-student-2015 (copy and paste into your computer's browser if the link does not open)

Attention VWCC Women in STEM!

Are you in an Technical program such as Engineering, Engineering Technology, or IT/Computer Science? Or are you in a Science program such as Integrated Environmental Studies? Do you want the opportunity to meet industry mentors? Make professional connections? Access internships or job shadows?

If so, then please join VWCC and WINUP (Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals) for a business meeting luncheon on April 9th 2105 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm in the Natural Science Center. Members of WINUP represent local employers such as AEP and Western Virginia Water Authority.

If interested in attending, please contact the Career Center at 857.7298 or visit them in the Student Life Bldg. Room S206 to reserve your seat today! (Have questions? Please contact Yvonne Campbell, STEM Program Advisor at ycampbell@virginiawestern.edu.)

An Entrepreneur’s Journey with Edwin C. Hall

Do not miss this special event!

Join us in the Hall Associates Career Center on

Wednesday, April 15

12PM to 1:15PM

to hear Mr. Hall tell the story of how he built Hall Associates into a leading real estate services company based in Roanoke. Hall will also share his perspective on the hiring process and how employees can continue to grow on the job.

Free lunch will be provided.

Space is limited, so please register today to reserve your spot:

540-857-7298  * careercenter@virginiawestern.edu * 2nd Floor Student Life Center

March 27, 2015

Paid Research Opportunities

Study 1:

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are conducting a new study on how people make decisions. The study will involve playing a simple computer game, possibly during an MRI scan, and filling out some questionnaires. Participants can complete the study in our labs in Roanoke or Blacksburg. The study will take about an hour, and participants will earn between $10 and $40.
Please email (participate@vtc.vt.edu) or call research coordinators Riley Palmer (540-526-2068) or Rachel Wallace (540-526-2120) if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions.
Study 2:
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 make $15/hour for the first session, which will take 1-3 hours and involve an interview and filling out questionnaires, and $20-60 for the second session, which would involve playing games during an fMRI scan.
The study can be completed at our research center in Roanoke, and scheduling is very flexible to best accommodate your schedule.
If interested, please contact Riley Palmer at 540-526-2068 or smoking@vtc.vt.edu for more information.

Student Survey

Please help us plan for Virginia Western’s future by giving us your ANONYMOUS feedback on our Student Survey.  This survey asks for your input on activities and services across the campus, and takes about 10 minutes to complete.  Let us know what you think of recent changes around campus, and how we can strengthen the learning environment for you, our students!

http://tinyurl.com/vwcc-student-2015

Selma playing today!

Martin Luther King and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama, that changed America forever. Starring David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo. Run time: 2 hrs 2 minutes
This film is rated PG-13.

Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends!
Free admission

 
Whitman Theatre, First Floor Business Science
Today: 11:15 AM (Closed Caption), 2:00 PM, and 6:00 PM

Contact Natasha Lee nlee@virginiawestern.edu for more information.

Basketball Open Gym

Basketball Open Gym

Fridays

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Humanities Gymnasium

Student ID required to enter and sign in.

ID office closed till next week

The student ID office is closed until next week.  When the ID office reopens, Student Activities will send out a bulletin.

Hamlet at the American Shakespeare Center

Join the Student Activities Department for Hamlet at the American Shakespeare Center on April 9th. Come and watch as Hamlet struggles to discern reality from illusion in the rotten state of Denmark as he copes with the loss of his father, his mother’s remarriage, and life’s biggest questions.

The trip is only $5 and includes your ticket and transportation on the day of the event. For more information and to sign up contact Natasha Lee nlee@virginiawestern.edu