Engaging Martinsville: Lung Cancer Research Results

September 19, 2017 thru September 19, 2017 @
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us at New College Institute for a presentation on a collaborative community research agenda on lung cancer. 



  • “Defining the issue, lung cancer statistics in Martinsville/Henry County”, by: Sharon Ortiz-Garcia
  • “Advances in early detection of lung cancer”, by 
  • Dr. Michael Boyd, Pulmonologist
  • "Creating a lung cancer research agenda with the community in mind”, by Engaging Martinsville team



Date:  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 

Time:  3:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location:  New College Institute
191 Fayette Street, Martinsville 
Lecture Hall A


Non-Credit Lecture

September 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM

Non-Credit Lecture

"The World's Largest Snake"

Spraker:  Alexander Hastings


To register, contact Steve Keyser 276-403-5612


Legal Prescriptions and Heroin Addictions: A Community Conversation

September 21, 2017 thru September 21, 2017 @
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

What is an opiate?  Do you know the difference between an opiate and a painkiller?  Opiate abuse is a national, state and local epidemic and it’s hitting hard right here in our area.  Join us for a free, educational event regarding this concern within our community.   This will include a screening of the documentary “Heroin:  The Hardest Hit” followed by a community discussion.  


RSVP Not Required. 

For more information please call: 

(276) 632-4037


Deadline to Register: Tech for Teachers

September 29, 2017 @ Building on Baldwin
Time: 5:00 PM


  • Graduate-level instruction, EDUC 547
  • 10 weeks with 3 in-class meetings (one per month)  at New College Institute 
  • Earn 3 graduate credits OR equivalent to 90 recertification points 
  • See VDOE for more info
  • ($275/credit hour) 



Technology applications in the classroom

Using technology to assess and differentiate instruction

Steps to become technology certified  (Apple, Google, etc.) 


For more information: 

Dr. Pam Randall
prandall@newcollegeinstitute.org  or (276) 403-5626

Janet Copenhaver
(276) 340-7184


Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

October 6, 2017 thru October 6, 2017 @
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

This event will include a discussion on the nationwide initiative to reach an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate by 2018. Together, we’ll explore some of the factors and barriers that impact screening.

We’ll also focus on best practices for screening, development of community partnerships, available tools and resources, and a plan of action to increase screening in our communities.

Everyone is invited as it will take the support and collaboration of many—including hospitals and health systems, community groups, primary care practitioners, employers, insurers, gastroenterologists, nurses,
navigators AND MORE—to reduce the burden of colorectal cancer in Virginia.

Visit http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3643401/censova to register! 

Register by Sept. 28th! Space is limited.


Click the link with the flyer below for more information.