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April 23, 2014

Food For Thought Student Club – Interest Meeting

Interested in food, gardening, health, environmental sustainablitly and inspiring others?
Attend an interest meeting to learn more about the new Food For Thought Student Club

Food For Thought Student Club - Interest Meeting
THURSDAY, APRIL 24
1:30-2:30 PM
THOMAS CENTER, G205

Interested and unable to attend? Contact: kplunkett@virginiawestern.edu. To learn more about Food For Thought, http://foodforthoughtva.org/
Food For Thought: An Edible Education Partnership, is a program dedicated to inspiring a healthier and happier community from the ground up.

April 22, 2014

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

Summer 2014 Classes:

KIDS College Summer Youth Programs - Early registration discount available through May 30th! Follow link for more details http://www.virginiawestern.edu/kidscollege  Contact: Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu or (540) 857-6514

QuickBooks for Business Workshop (ACCT 2195 - AC1) Thursday 5/1/14 - 5/15/14 (6:00pm-9:00pm) Click for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/conted/quickbooks.php - Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Digital Photography (PHTG 2201 - AC1) Tuesday 5/6/14 - 6/10/14 (6:30pm-8:30pm) This five week class will cover what symbols mean; proper exposure; lighting and portraits; composition and landscapes; processing your images. - Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Eric Stiles, a former supervisor and head tailor/fitter for Giorgio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren is coming to Roanoke! Sewing/Construction & Pattern Drafting classes (LLRN 2700 - 6 sessions, one per week for 6 consecutive weeks on THURSDAYS) 5/29/14 - 7/10/14 (No Class July 3) Must meet 20 minimum registrations. Click this link for more details- http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/sewing.php  Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Project Managment Professional Exam Prep Certification (BUSC - 58672 AC1)  Thursdays  (6:00pm-9:30pm) 6/5/14 - 8/14/14
http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/pmp.php (visit http://www.pmi.org/CareerDevelopment/Pages/Obtaining-Credential.aspx for more information). Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Home Inspection Training Course now available! Online Home Study Course or 3-day in classroom course includes online Home Study Course; Class dates: July 25-27, 2014; 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM  Follow this link for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/homeinspection.php

Intro to Basics, Families Creation and Advanced Revit Techniques (CADD 2153)  http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/business_professional.php Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

GELATO FOR THE GARDEN!

Pino Gelato Cafe  supports Food For Thought: An Edible Education Partnership between Roanoke City, Roanoke City Public Schools and Virginia Western Community College to create a healthier and happier community.

MONDAY, APRIL 28 & MONDAY, MAY 5 - ALL DAY --- Mention you are with Virginia Western Community College and Food For Thought

Celebrate the end of the semster and support a Virginia Western program.  Dine on gelato, flat bread pizza, sandwiches and salad.  A percentage of all proceeds are to support the James Madison Middle School Food For Thought garden learning center. Pino Gelato Cafe, is located at The Shoppes at West Village, 3565 Electric Road, Roanoke, Va.  For more information on Food For Thought, http://foodforthoughtva.org/

April 18, 2014

National Library Week – Tip of the Day

The Association of College and Research Libraries defines information literacy as “the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.” These critical skills equip students to become independent lifelong learners. Brown Library wants to partner with faculty and staff to promote information literacy. Here’s one of the ways we can work together:

Tip #4: Request an embedded librarian for your course

A library staff member embedded in your Blackboard course can serve as a teaching assistant to help your students with research. The embedded librarian maintains research discussion forums and answers questions by email. This concept gives students help at their point of need and provides additional outreach to online students. Contact Dale Dulaney to get a guest library presentation or post, to get a librarian to join your class for a short period of time, or to get someone to join your class for an entire semester.

An article about Brown Library, written by Adjunct English Faculty and library staff member, Sandra Kelly, appears in the Spring 2014 edition of the VCCS Library System News: http://library.vccs.edu/reference/news.html

Library Contest!

Students, faculty, and staff --- Enter the library’s “How Many Books?” contest. Guess how many books in print are in the Circulating collection on the top floor of the Brown Library Building. The student and the faculty/staff member who makes the closest guess (without going over the actual number of books) will win a prize! Go to the top floor of the library and look at the Circulating collection; then submit a contest entry form at either the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk. The contest runs April 15 through April 19, 4:00pm. Winners will be notified on Monday, April 21.

Happy National Library Week!

Open Lab Weekend Hours 4/19/14 and 4/20/14

The Open Lab in room M302 will be closed SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014.

The lab will have extended hours on SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

April 17, 2014

National Library Week – Tip of the Day

Information literacy is a core component of undergraduate instruction. Brown Library wants to partner with faculty and staff to promote information literacy. Here’s one of the ways we can work together:

Tip #3: Request a LibGuide for your course

LibGuides are librarian-created websites that include resources from the library’s databases and book collections and reliable resources from the Internet. A library staff member will create a specific LibGuide for your class or for a particular topic; contact Dale Dulaney to request a custom guide. Or you can refer your students to existing LibGuides from the library’s website.

Library Contest!

Students, faculty, and staff --- Enter the library’s “How Many Books?” contest. Guess how many books in print are in the Circulating collection on the top floor of the Brown Library Building. The student and the faculty/staff member who makes the closest guess (without going over the actual number of books) will win a prize! Go to the top floor of the library and look at the Circulating collection; then submit a contest entry form at either the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk. The contest runs April 15 through April 19, 4:00pm. Winners will be notified on Monday, April 21.

Happy National Library Week!

April 16, 2014

National Library Week – Tip of the Day

What leads to overall student success? The incorporation of information literacy skills across curricula. Brown Library wants to partner with faculty and staff to promote information literacy. Here’s one of the ways we can work together.

Tip #2: Request a library presentation to complement an assignment.

A library staff member can support a class assignment by providing a related library presentation or by providing guided research sessions. Just determine when the library instruction will be most meaningful to your students, and then fill out our online form to request instruction. Thank you for attending the library session with your students so that you can provide direction and encourage student participation.

Library Contest!

Students, faculty, and staff --- Enter the library’s “How Many Books?” contest. Guess how many books in print are in the Circulating collection on the top floor of the Brown Library Building. The student and the faculty/staff member who makes the closest guess (without going over the actual number of books) will win a prize! Go to the top floor of the library and look at the Circulating collection; then submit a contest entry form at either the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk. The contest runs April 15 through April 19, 4:00pm. Winners will be notified on Monday, April 21.

Happy National Library Week!

April 15, 2014

Fitness Assessments

Where are you with your fitness goals? Come find out with the Exercise Science Program Students Thursday April 17th 10-11:30 a.m. in the Humanities Gym. Assess Body Fat, BMI, Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, and Flexibility. See where you need to focus your program. FREE to all VWCC students, faculty and staff. Contact Karen Carpenter at kcarpenter@virginiawestern.edu with questions.  Full assessment takes about 20 minutes.

Yoga in the Park

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday April 17th at 12 noon -1pm join the Exercise Science Club, DJ spinning yoga music, and instructor Karen Carpenter for Yoga in the Park. This one hour class outdoors at our beautiful Arboretum is for all fitness levels. Relieve end of the semester stress and take an hour for YOU. Open to all VWCC students, faculty, and staff.  Inclement weather plan is in the Humanities Gym.

April 14, 2014

National Library Week – Tip of the Day

Information literacy is an important key to student success. Brown Library wants to partner with faculty and staff to help our students select and use information effectively. Here’s one of the ways we can work together:

Tip #1: Require your students to use scholarly sources for their assignments.

The library has a variety of reliable sources for your students: books, journals and magazines in print; online databases with thousands of articles; eBooks, audiobooks, and online videos; and friendly, knowledgeable staff members to help your students access whatever they need.

Happy National Library Week!

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