Virginia Western will be live-streaming Commencement, along with the Dental Hygiene Pinning ceremony today. If you or someone you know cannot attend but would like to view the ceremonies online, please share the following web address: https://new.livestream.com/vwcc.
Commencement: 6:30 p.m., TODAY
Dental Hygiene: Noon, TODAY
Come celebrate “Love Your Library Day” today (Monday, February 24) in Brown Library. This is your opportunity to get to know the Learning Resources that are available for you on all three floors of the Brown Library Building — your ticket to academic support and success.
Check out Today’s activities:
Building-Wide Scavenger Hunt
- (For Students Only) Get scavenger hunt forms from the Circulation Desk on the top floor of the library. Submit completed scavenger hunt forms to the Circulation Desk for a chance to win a $100.00 Amazon Gift Card. Six runner-up prizes will also be awarded. Prizes provided by Student Activities and the VWCC bookstore. Contest winners will be notified on February 25.
Ground Floor Activities
- (For Students Only) The first ten students who visit the Writing Center and say, “I love my library” will get a goodie bag.
Main Floor Activities
- (For Students, Staff, and Faculty) Kiss Contest! Guess the correct number of candy kisses on display at the main floor Resource Desk, and win a prize. Prizes provided by Bubblecake. Contest winners will be notified on February 25.
Top Floor Activities
- (For Students, Staff, and Faculty) Free hot beverages 10am-2pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm.
- (For Students Only) The first ten students who visit the Reference Desk and do “The Robot” will get a goodie bag. Research assistance provided for those who are not familiar with that dance.
- (For Music Lovers) Electrifying performance by the “Mime-All-Mime Air Guitar Band.” We don’t know exactly when the band will be performing, so you will just have to come and spend the day in our building.
We look forward to seeing you and serving you in Brown Library.
On the first day of Spring — March 20 in 2014 — day and night hours are about equal, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Around this day, we experience the vernal equinox, the time when the Sun rolls northward across the celestial equator. This means the sun rises “exactly due east and sets exactly due west,” the almanac tells us.
The Almanac editors tried out a bit of folklore related to this period and have the results on their “Spring” page. Editors tested this: “According to folklore, you can stand a raw egg on its end on the equinox. Is this true?”
Here’s what happened:
“One spring, a few minutes before the vernal equinox, several Almanac editors tried this trick. For a full workday, 17 out of 24 eggs stood standing. Three days later, we tried this trick again and found similar results. Perhaps 3 days after the equinox was still too near. Try this yourself and let us know what happens!”
The Virginia Western Community can learn more about the equinox by logging in to Brown Library’s book catalog and searching on equinox to find this film that can be streamed: “Orbit – Earth’s Extraordinary Journey” by BBC Worldwide Ltd.
The library is here to serve you on the top floor and will return to our normal hours on Tuesday, January 7th. Our holiday schedule is:
Wednesday and Thursday, 12/18-12/19: 8am-5pm
Friday, 12/20/13 — Wednesday, 1/1/14: CLOSED
Thursday and Friday, 1/2-1/3/14: 8am-5pm
Saturday, 1/4/14: CLOSED
Monday, 1/6/14: 8am-5pm
See you in 2014!