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October 1, 2014

Free Movies: A Most Wanted Man

Wednesday October 1: A Most Wanted Man

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Free!

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Willem Defoe. Run time: 2 hr 2 min. Rated: R.

All faculty, staff, students and their guests are welcome to attend. All movies are free!

Contact Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator, with questions at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326

Free Yoga Classes!

Bend it with Yoga classes!
The Fitness Center will be offering FREE Yoga classes for all currently enrolled students, faculty & staff!

What: Free Yoga
Where: The Fitness Center
When: Mondays 1:30-2:30pm & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

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

Transfer Fair Preparation Session TODAY for Students!

Do you have students or advisees that need help planning their transfer to a 4 year college or university? Tell them about the upcoming Transfer Advising Q & A sessions! These sessions are designed to help our students prepare for Transfer Fair Week (October 6-9th) and will include basic information on transferring as well as tips on what questions to ask an admissions rep and how to plan ahead for transferring.

Sessions Held in Business Science 320 on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

o   Follow up session to discuss any additional questions post-Transfer Fair or to assist students unable to attend the Fair

Questions? Contact:

Business, Technology & Trades: Lacey Carey - lcarey@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6210

Liberal Arts & Social Science: Mandy Garcia - mgarcia@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6710

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Yvonne Campbell - ycampbell@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6099

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) Starts Today! Give Here – Share There

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is the tool that facilitates State Employee workplace giving. It is a voluntary employee charitable giving program, which raises funds for numerous nonprofit health and humanitarian organizations throughout the state of Virginia. Since 1997, employees have donated more than $31.8 million to participating non-profit organizations through CVC!

The CVC Committee will be hosting two upcoming events:

October 31st - Chili Cook-Off and Halloween Costume Contest. More information to come but don't miss this fun event!

  • Contact Shana Roche (SRoche@virginiawestern.edu) if you would like to have your chili entered in the contest. Prizes for the first and second place winners!
  • Admission to the cook-off is $5 with proceeds going to Feeding America Southwest Virginia. Admission lets you sample all chilis.
  • Non-perishable food donations will be accepted in addition to the $5 admission fee (more info to come).
  • Drinks will be provided.
  • We'll also have a Halloween costume contest so pick out your costume and be on the look out for more info!

November 12th - Silent Auction to benefit Roanoke Valley SPCA

  • November 12, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, NSC
  • Contact Faith Janney (fjanney@virginiawestern.edu) to donate items
  • More information to come!

Members of the CVC Committee will be handing out pledge cards very soon. See Marla Whiteside (mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu) if you would like to participate before you receive your pledge card.

Click here to learn more about the CVC Campaign - http://www.cvc.virginia.gov/ 

A special incentive for those who give between October 1 and October 15th

  • Those who give online through EmployeeDirect or a university-sponsored online giving system will be entered into a drawing for a 4-pack of Disney World hopper passes – good for all the Disney parks in the Orlando area and good through 2015.
  • Those who give by paper pledge card and turn it in to their CVC coordinator by close of business on October 15 will be entered in a drawing for other prizes.

CVC Campaign Begins Today! Give Here Share There

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) begins today. The CVC program gives you an opportunity to donate to charities of your choice in our commuity and beyond.

Pledge your CVC donation online between October 1st – 15th and you will be automatically entered to win 4 one-day park hopper park passes to Disney World!

Passes give admission to all of these theme parks for one day:  Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.

Passes are valid until August 1, 2016 and are valued at $496.

A winner will be randomly selected via the online giving donors list after October 15th. CVC will notify the winner directly.

For a directory of CVC charities to pledge your donation online, visit www.cvc.virginia.gov.

Astronomy Observing Session

Virginia Western will be hosting an Astronomy observing session on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Parking lot 14 (up above Anderson Hall). This is for the Virginia Science Festival which is from Oct. 4 – 11, 2014. Everyone is welcome!

September 30, 2014

Met Opera Live in HD 2014-15 Season at Virginia Western

Mark your calendar now to attend the 2014-15 Met Opera Live in HD Series at Virginia Western. All performances are held in Whitman Theater with a pre-opera talk by Scott Williamson of Opera Roanoke. Prices are $21.50 (adults) and $19.50 (senior citizens and MET Opera members) through the Jefferson Center or at the door. Students with a current, valid school/college ID are free at the door as seating is available. Doors open one hour prior to performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Walking for Fitness and Health – October’s CommonHealth Walking Challenge

Walking is a lifestyle exercise because it is easy to fit into your daily routine.  It provides many health benefits and it is a great way to lose weight - and keep it off.  A person who walks 10,000 steps a day will burn between 2000 and 3500 extra calories per week.   The CommonHealth Committee challenges you to walk 10,000 steps per day!

 

To get you moving, Sue Perry, CommonHealth Regional Coordinator, has generously given us a limited number of pedometers for October's Walking for Fitness and Health challenge.  To get your pedometer and learn more, join us, Layne Compton and Cathy Swain, for October's CommonHealth Walking Challenge event.   There will be two kick-off meetings. Hopefully one will fit your schedule.

October 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM in F002, Human Resources Training Room

October 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM in F002, Human Resources Training Room

Join us to find out more details and to learn just how far 10,000 steps will take you.  Bring your walking shoes if you would like to participate in a short walk after the meeting!  We hope to see you there!

CommonHealth Compass

The Fall 2014 issue of the CommonHealth Compass features articles on CommonHealth's new "WellGOnomics" program about ergonomics, slow cooker recipes, this month's "Day to Serve" regional campaign, plus tips on weight loss and adding variety to walks.

See the most recent issue here. Previous issues of the Compass, Weekly Wellnotes and other CommonHealth information may be found on the Communications page.

Send any questions or comments to wellness@dhrm.virginia.gov.

Free Movies: A Most Wanted Man

Wednesday October 1: A Most Wanted Man

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Free!

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Willem Defoe. Run time: 2 hr 2 min. Rated: R.

All faculty, staff, students and their guests are welcome to attend. All movies are free!

Contact Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator, with questions at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326