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September 17, 2014

Safe disposal of unused medications

Saturday - September 27, 2014, 10 am - 2 pm

90% of teens get prescription drugs from the home medicine cabinet and friends. Participating in this drug take-back event instead of leaving medications unsecured in your home or flushing them down the toilet with help prevent drug abuse and protect our valley's waterways.
Convenient parking lot locations in:

  • Roanoke - Target at Valley View
  • Botetourt County - Daleville Kroger
  • Salem - Super Shoes on Main Street
  • Vinton - Hardy Road Kroger
  • Tanglewood Mall Kroger
  • Bonsack Kroger on Route 460 East
  • Kroger on Brambleton Avenue at Colonial Avenue & the
  • Hershberger Road Fire and Rescue Station #1

No appointment is necessary - the public is welcome. Simply bring your medications to this event where they can be safely collected and destroyed by local law enforcement and DEA agents.

VOLUNTEERES ARE ALSO NEEDED! All you need to do is to show up, bring a chair, sunscreen, water, and help pass out brochures to the community. There will be two uniformed police officers at each location to handle the prescriptions. By volunteering  you will be helping the Prevention Council with our efforts to end the abuse of prescription medication in our community.  Limiting access to old and unused medications by destroying them is the first step in helping to enforce community change.  With your help we can make the Roanoke Valley a healthier and safer community! Beth Fulp (C) 540/330-2554

Sponsored by - Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition , Western Virginia Water Authority, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration , Prevention Council of Roanoke County, Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department, Roanoke Police Department, Roanoke County Sheriff’s Department, Roanoke County Police Department, Salem Police Department, Vinton Police Department, Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine , U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Virginia

September 16, 2014

Motivational Monday Lunch Series

The Alliance for Excellence is hosting a weekly Motivational Mondays Lunch Series this fall in the new Student Life Center!

Join together with other students every Monday at 12 p.m. in the S307 Conference Room to answer the question: How Do I Stay Motivated?  Students will learn their motivational style, tips to improve their motivation, how motivation influences attitude and much more. Sessions begin in October.

Space is limited.   Lunch will be provided. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motivational-monday-lunch-series-tickets-13005735505

Location: Third Floor, Student Life Center Room S307

Time/Date: Mondays at 12 p.m. starting October 6th

The Alliance for Excellence’s goal is to enhance under-represented minority student’s experience on campus. If you have questions, feel free to contact Dr. Melinda Hill at mhill@virginiawestern.edu.

Free Salsa Dancing Class

Learn the steps to Salsa Dancing!

The Fitness Center will be offering FREE Salsa Dance classes for all currently enrolled students, faculty & staff!

What:Salsa Dancing!

Where: Fitness Center Studio

When: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm (through October 2nd)

Please be sure to bring your Student ID and wear soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Subway Open for Night Classes!

Teaching a night class?

Finding your students dazed and glazed over with hunger halfway through?

The Subway in the new student life center is here to help. Subway is open for night classes until 9pm daily and serving normal menu items. So nudge your students or come on out yourself, fuel your brain, and conquer those classes refreshed!

DMV 2 Go

Can't get to the DMV? The DMV is coming here!

The DMV mobile unit will be in parking lot 1 in front of the Natural Science Center on Thursday, October 16th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The wireless office on wheels offers all DMV services:

  • Apply for or renew your ID card - children and adults.
  • Apply for or renew your driver's license - take road and knowledge tests; get your picture taken, reinstate driving privileges.
  • Get a copy of your driving record.
  • Obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, transcripts.
  • Order disabled parking placards or plates.
  • Recently moved? Stop in to upgrade your address on your DMV record. At the same time you can update your voter registration address and organ donor status.
  • And much more!

STAFF SENATE MEETING THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH

STAFF SENATE MEETING – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH – REVIEW/REVISION OF BY-LAWS

The next Staff Senate Meeting will be Thursday, September 18th from 10:00am – 11:00am in the Natural Science Center, N101.

At this meeting, we will review, and if necessary, provide motions to revise the committee’s by-laws.

Future Staff Senate Meeting information is as follows:

  • Thursday, October 16th 10:00am – 11:00am in F002
  • Thursday, January 22nd 10:00am – 11:00am in F002
  • Thursday, March 26th 10:00am – 11:00am in N101
  • Thursday, May 21st 10:00am – 11:00am in N101

Prior meeting minutes may be found on VWConnect through this link: https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/governance/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2Fsites%2Fgovernance%2FShared%20Documents%2FStaff%20Senate

At least one person from each office/department is asked to attend, but ALL full and part-time classified staff are eligible and encouraged to be a part of Staff Senate. Staff Senate is supported by the college’s administration.

Agenda items may be submitted no later than Wednesday, September 17th to Pam Cox ( pcox@virginiawestern.edu), Marla Whiteside ( mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu), or Valerie McKnight ( vmcknight@virginiawestern.edu.)

September 15, 2014

FITNESS CENTER CLASSES!!

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE GREAT TO START BUT YOU HAVE TO START TO BE GREAT.  COME AND JOIN THE MANY CLASSES OFFERED AT THE VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FITNESS CENTER!

http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studentlife/docs/FitnessGroupScheduleFall2014.pdf

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL THE FITNESS CENTER (540-857-6195) OR EMAIL DANI VAN VIERSSEN (dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu)

Employee Giving Campaign update

Congratulations to the winners of last week’s Employee Giving Campaign prizes:

  • Five Custom Spray Tan gift certificates from Lash etc.: Heidi Christopher, George Studtmann,  Bonny Wheeler, Martha Richardson and Melissa Mayo
  • One gift certificate  for a Professional Jane Iredale Make-up Application and Consultation from Lash etc.: Virginia Garden
  • A one-hour consultation at Joran’s interior design: Kathryn Beard
  • A $25 Amazon gift card: Raymond Wickersty

This week’s prizes so far include a $50 Kroger gift card donated by Educational Foundation board member Maryellen Goodlatte.

To be eligible for this and future campaign prizes, please donate by noon this Friday, Sept. 19.

Your options to donate:

Give online: Go to http://virginiawestern.edu/employeegiving/ and click on the link in the yellow box at the center of the page. (It’s labeled, “The Employee Giving Campaign has begun!”)

Stop by: Pick up a donation form at the Educational Foundation office on the third floor of Fishburn Hall.

Payroll deduction: Go to http://virginiawestern.edu/foundation/giving/empgiving.php  and print out the donation form.

Remember, if you donate any amount, you’ll get a thank-you gift – a smart phone “wallet” that attaches to the back of your cell as a handy place to store an ID or credit card. The wallet comes with a Virginia Western logo.

Why should you give? How does payroll deduction work? These questions and more are answered on our FAQ page: http://virginiawestern.edu/foundation/giving/empgiving.php

Questions? Contact Carole Tarrant, the foundation’s coordinator of development, at ctarrant@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6281.

Free “Roanoke Valley Reads Book” for VWCC Students

In celebration of Roanoke Valley Reads 2014, Brown Library and Student Activities are partnering to provide 30 free copies of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet for current VWCC students. Book giveaway times are at 11:00am and 5:00pm on Thursday, September 18. The first 15 students who bring their student ID or class schedule to the top floor of Brown Library at or after the designated times and ask for the book will receive a free copy.

Faculty and staff --- We didn’t forget about you! Two copies of the book are on reserve now at the Circulation Desk and available for you to check out.

Roanoke Valley Reads is a community-wide reading experience that brings people together, promotes tolerance and understanding of differing points of view, and emphasizes the importance of literacy.

Free Yoga at the Fitness Center!

Whether you are a beginner or advanced, this Yoga class is for you!

What: Free Yoga

Where: The Fitness Center

When: Mondays at Noon & Wednesdays at 5:00pm through the month of September

Mats & blocks are provided. No registration required, 30 person limit per class. For more information contact the Dani van Vierssen at 540-857-6570 or dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

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