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Upcoming Events

NRCC Student Activities Announcements for January 26 to 30, 2015 and Information Prior to Classes Beginning, Spring 2015


Monday, January 26: Monday is the First Day of Classes for the Spring 2015 Semester.
​There will be free coffee and hot drinks provided from the vending machines in Godbey and Martin halls for Monday and Tuesday January 26 and 27, 2015. Sponsored by NRCC Student Activities and Kwik Kafe Vending Company.

Wells Fargo Bank will host an information table in the Lounge in Martin Hall to share information about their banking services for students and employees from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm this day. For more information contact Wells Fargo representative Billie Linkous at billie.linkous@wellsfargo.com .

Tuesday, January 27:
There will be free coffee and hot drinks provided from the vending machines in Godbey and Martin halls for Tuesday January 27, 2015. Sponsored by NRCC Student Activities and Kwik Kafe Vending Company.

Wednesday, January 28:
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on campus on Jan. 28 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The bus will be parked in the circle in from of Godbey. All donors will receive a Red Cross t-shirt and a chance to win a computer tablet. Appointments can be made online at www.redcrossblood.org. The Red Cross representative will be on campus Monday, Jan. 26 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to answer questions and signup donors.

Virginia Tech Admissions Counselors will be available on the following dates to review applications and make “on the spot” admission decisions for Fall 2015 on Wednesday, January 28 (mall site) 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. ​More information is available at http://www.nr.edu/students/vt.php. Appointments are required and can be made by contacting Glenda Salerno at gsalerno@nr.edu or 674-3609.This is a great opportunity to get early admission decisions and make schedule changes if needed during the add/drop period. Students who are denied admission will also receive advice about how to become more competitive.​

Thursday, January 29:
Virginia Tech Admissions Counselors will be available on the following dates to review applications and make “on the spot” admission decisions for Fall 2015 on Thursday, January 29th (Dublin Campus Counseling Center, Rooker Hall) from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. ​More information is available at http://www.nr.edu/students/vt.php. Appointments are required and can be made by contacting Glenda Salerno at gsalerno@nr.edu or 674-3609.This is a great opportunity to get early admission decisions and make schedule changes if needed during the add/drop period. Students who are denied admission will also receive advice about how to become more competitive.​

Friday, January 30: Friday is the Last Day to Add a Class Without Instructor Approval
The Activities Counselor, Dr. Ben Kramer, will be available Friday at a spot in the main hallway at the mall site from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm to make ID cards and to advise students as needed.



Dr. Benjamin Kramer
Activities Counselor
New River Community College
5251 College Drive
Martin Hall, Room 121
Dublin, VA 24084
bkramer@nr.edu
540-674-3600 ext. 4431
540-674-3644 (Fax)

Student Activities at New River Community College
Welcome to New River Community College! Whether you are a new student or a returning one, we are very happy you have chosen to study at our community college! Hopefully you have had a nice winter break and are ready to begin your studies. I want to share some information with you as we begin this fall semester:

Student Activities Office
As your Activities Counselor. I coordinate special events, sports, and clubs. I make student IDs and I advise students, too. My office is located in Martin Hall, room 121. It is located next to the vending machines in the Lounge. In my office, I keep a first aid kit for minor medical problems, an ice machine and large refrigerator along with many supplies for fundraisers and activities. An X-Box game system is available for check out to be used on the Lounge flat screen TV system. Musical instruments such as an acoustic guitar and electric keyboard are also available to you for on campus check out, and there is a stand up piano in the Lounge by the fireplace which some may play occasionally.

Lounge
I supervise the lounge area, which has up to 25 large round tables and 125 chairs which we can set up in a variety of ways to accommodate events and serve students. I believe it is a great place to hang out between classes. The Lounge has a newly enhanced audiovisual presentation system. With it, we can show TV channels on our flat screen monitor, and also show other TV stations through our two projectors, too. We have a pool table which costs a $1.00 per game. We have a ping pong table that might be moved outside occasionally on nice days. A ping pong ball dispenser allows one to buy a ball for just 25 cents. We have a portable stage and mounted sound system with which we can host live performances and presentations. We have several vending machines in the Lounge and throughout the Dublin campus. If you have challenges with any of the lounge or campus vending machines, please see me for help getting either the product you meant to purchase or a refund. In the semester ahead, we'll host many special events in the Lounge, some or all of which I hope you will be able to enjoy. Bank representatives, college admissions representatives, other business vendors sometimes set up information tables and I invite you to visit with them and learn about the services or opportunities they may offer you. A condiments island with two microwaves is available for your use in preparing meals, and I like to keep it clean and stocked on a daily basis.

Special Events
As your Student Activities Counselor, I have also prepared some special events programming for everyone here to enjoy during the spring semester. Please visit the college calendar at http://www.nr.edu/calendar/ to learn more about the many special events we will enjoy soon. More may be added in time, so please check the college calendar occasionally as the semester progresses.

Clubs
A complete list of active clubs is available online at http://www.nr.edu/activities/clubs.php. We have some proposed clubs listed there too, and instructions about how to form a club at NRCC if interested. Please feel free to discuss club issues with the club advisors, and also with me. Email: bkramer@nr.edu Phone: 540-674-3600, ext. 4431

Student Government Association
The Student Government Association is looking for returning full time students with a cumulative and semester GPA of at least 2.25 to enter the election as a senator (5 positions available). The election will be held in February 2015 on the Blackboard site for SGA. Dates to be determined soon. Each student may vote once. Candidate forms may be obtained from the SGA Blackboard Site, the SGA website ( www.nr.edu/sga) and from the Student Activities Office. Please contact me to learn more about the SGA. Email: bkramer@nr.edu Phone: 540-674-3600, ext. 4431. We want the BEST leaders to represent you this year.

Athletics
The athletics website (www.nr.edu/athletics/) provides information about on campus intramurals as well as extramural sports teams. This year we have a men's baseball team, which competes in Region X , division II of the NJCAA, a women's softball team which is a club team in the NJCAA, a men's basketball team and women's basketball team, which are also club teams in the NJCAA. In addition, we hope to sponsor a co-ed soccer team and a cheerleading team in the Spring. Go Muskies!

Students also have access to a fitness room in Dublin, located at Edwards Hall, Room 104. Forms should be completed and submitted to me to begin use. More information about the fitness center is located at http://www.nr.edu/fitness/

Health & Wellness Information & Advice
It is very important for students to stay healthy while pursuing a college education. In a new environment like college, it can be easy to be distracted from making healthy choices, but a helpful link with useful advice for college student health is
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/student-health-wellness-guide/ Please contact me or any advisor if you have any questions about your health and well-being at college. Email: bkramer@nr.edu Phone: 540-674-3600, ext. 4431.

Voting
We encourage you to stay active in your communities and one way to accomplish this is to register to vote. New this year, your Student ID card may actually be used as proof of identification to vote in Virginia! You may register to vote in the precinct in which you live. A helpful site with information and links to voter registration is http://sbe.virginia.gov/index.php/registration/how-to-register/

The table outside of the Student Activities office (Martin 121) also has Virginia voter registration applications which you can pick up if you wish to register by mail. Contact me to request a form to be sent to you. Email: bkramer@nr.edu Phone: 540-674-3600, ext. 4431.

We hope the semester ahead is filled with great learning, good times, and fond memories to last a lifetime. You help make New River Community College to be a very special place. I wish you the very best of success and good fortune this year!
-BGK





Gratefully,







Dr. Benjamin Kramer
Activities Counselor
New River Community College
5251 College Drive
Martin Hall, Room 121
Dublin, VA 24084
bkramer@nr.edu
540-674-3600 ext. 4431
540-674-3644 (Fax)