Mary Loritsch walks us through the Medical Imaging courses offered at VWCC. https://youtu.be/ERRx-nqfQ5M
Barbara Wright unveils one the latest STEM course Associate of Science Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition. https://youtu.be/2LM2mAdqSFk
And finally Jeff Gillette explains how the Medical Laboratory Technology course came into being and what it will entail. https://youtu.be/A1sbA2ZwFfc
To All College Employees:
Together, our community at Virginia Western has seen many opportunities and challenges over the past year. The annual Employee Survey is a way for you to give feedback on areas and processes across the College. This survey is an important part in reviewing our services and capabilities, and allows for more specific input than the general discussion items from our strategic planning. I encourage you to please take a few minutes to provide input through this survey, which will remain open through Friday, April 17th.
I realize that time is a precious commodity; however, your contributions are vital to the development of a viable strategic plan, so please take advantage of this opportunity.
Robert H. Sandel, Ed.D.
Wednesday, April 8th 12:00PM – 12:45PM
Nutrition for Aerobic Exercise & Weight Training
Do highly active people or athletes have different nutritional requirements than more sedentary people?Do athletes/body builders need extra protein/protein powders to build muscle? How do you build muscle? These questions and more will be addressed at this lecture.
Thursday, April 30th 12:00PM- 12:45PM
Mindless Eating - A Different Approach to Weightloss
Fascinating research by Peter Wansink, Ph.D. published in his books "Mindless Eating" & "Slim by Design", will be presented. His studies ask questions such as: Does the size of a plate/cup/bowl effect how much you eat? What is the effect of eating while watching TV? How does the arrangement of food in your pantry/refrigerator affect what and how much you eat. Learn how to change your environmental versus relying on will power to lose weight or improve your diet.
Contact Fitness Center Manager at email@example.com for
Regional Final results
Chapman Regional Final
Cashier University captured the Chapman Regional Championship by defeating the College of Wilmer Wildcats 78-71. The Big Green trailed much of the 1st half as the Wildcats dominated the possession after creating 8 1st half turnovers. But leading 40-33 at halftime, the College of Wilmer could not put Cashier University away missing 9 of their last 12 3-point attempts, while Cashier University made 7 of their last 9 3-point attempts. Big Green Senior Forward Orlando Receeta scored a career high 28 points, shooting 12-16 from the field, pulling Cashier University to a 68-68 tie with 3 minutes remaining. The Wildcats missed their last 6 attempted field goals, so Cashier University survived the College of Wilmer's comeback to win the Big Green's 2nd Chapman Regional Championship since 2005.
Fralin Regional Final
Bad defense all around for the Fralin Final. The Runnin' Interns shot 45% from the 3-point line and attempted 28 free throws in the game. The Mountaineers joined in the scorefest with 50% from the field, attempting 24 free throws in the game. Tied 50-50 at halftime, tied 80-80 at the end of regulation, Bookstore Tech won on the last possession with a thrice bouncing mid-range jumper on, on, on, and in the basket to beat the College of BTT Runnin' Interns 87-85 in overtime.
Humanities Regional Final
Motorcycle University Warriors secured the school's first trip ever to the Virginia Western Bracket Semifinal with a 81-77 win over the College of Craig Knights. The Warriors continued their half-court pressure defense forcing 15 Knights turnovers. College of Craig fought back from an early 13-point deficit with the backcourt combo of Board and Folet scoring 42 points and dishing out 16 assists to keep Motorcycle University within reach. Though College of Craig pulled within two points of Motorcycle University in the last minute of the game, the Warriors Center Steven Hammer knocked down 2 free throws with :20 left to seal the win. For the Warriors, the win brings their 3rd Humanities Regional title to the university.
Anderson Regional Final
A repeat of the 2013 Anderson Final, Four Season University and Alliance State battled on the boards the entire night, with both team defenses only allowing 5 offensive rebounds each. The Cougars did lead the Four Seasons Storms 39-38 at halftime, but there had been 7 lead changes before the 1st half concluded. Alliance State could not contain the Storm's high-low post offense, which lead to 47% shooting for the Storm in the 2nd half. With :30 seconds remaining Alliance State had the ball trailing by three, the Cougars missed 3-point shot with :04 left, got the offensive board, but missed a second buzzer beating shot to the left side of the basket that would have tied the Storm and forced overtime. Four Seasons University won 78-75 over the Alliance State Cougars.
Virginia Western Bracket Semifinals to be played April 1 at Bank of Whitman Stadium
- Cashier University Big Green (27-8) vs. Bookstore Tech Mountaineers (25-10)
- Motorcycle University Warriors (31-5) vs. Four Seasons University Storm (28-8)
Please pass along to any students who may be interested. We can provide attendance verification if needed!
Do you really know what General Studies is all about? Are you in General Studies now, but aren't sure if it is the best major for your transfer plans? Thinking of changing your major to General Studies? Then come learn more about the General Studies Program at VWCC! Registration recommended – directions below.
- What is General Studies & what can I do with it?
- Transferring to a 4-year school
- Discussion of other Transfer Majors @ VWCC
- Planning for program completion/graduation & more!
Come to DUNCAN 201 at a date & time below
Monday, March 30: 5:30 - 6:20 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 1st: Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Questions: Contact Mandy Garcia - Program Advisor for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org or 857-6710
Registration: To register follow the link to the directions http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/sailsappointment.php and instead of selecting an appointment time with Mandy Garcia select the group session you wish to attend from my schedule (3/30 @ 5:30; 3/31 @ 2:00 or 4/1 @ Noon): If you cannot access this please email me from your student email account with the date you wish to attend.
2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Human Resources Training Room - Ground Floor, Fishburn Hall
Free snacks and drinks –free chair massages and more!
Free chair massages are being provided by Daniel’s Institute of Massage and the Healing Arts! No appointment necessary.
Vendors will be on site to provide professional expertise to meet your every need!
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Virginia Federal Credit Union
Freedom First Federal Credit Union
CommonHealth will be offering a “Breathe Well” learning station where you will find information on your lungs and how to breathe easier every day!
The 2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair you won’t want to miss…mark your calendar today!
Know someone who texts or is distracted while driving? Join Roanoke City, Salem and Virginia Western Police Departments for a DISTRACTED DRIVING EVENT.
Wednesday, April 8th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in parking lot 9 (behind the Bus Stop)
Activities will include the Driving Simulator and the Texting Golf Cart.
Free food coupons for participants while supplies last!
Faculty do you have female students in your math, science, or engineering classes that need academic support? If so, the Academic Link now has a STEM Success Coach that can provide support and academic strategies to these students. If interested, students can visit their coach, Natacia Owens, in the Academic Link on the main floor of Brown Library or can contact her by email at email@example.com. No appointment is necessary to sign up for services!
The Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) is pleased to announce that the Careers Site for the Commonwealth of Virginia (i.e., Virginia Jobs) will be upgraded in April 2015! The targeted implementation date is April 21, 2015. An interim period may exist between 4/15 and 4/21 where the Virginia Jobs system will be down and not visible to applicants. This time is needed to manage the upgrade.
What Will Be Changing for Applicants?
This upgrade will provide several enhancements for applicants. These enhancements will provide the ability to attach larger supplemental documents (i.e., more memory/storage space available), bookmark postings to apply to later without having to search for postings again, create a Word-formatted resume directly in the system, and utilize an online help feature to help applicants with questions about how to use the application system.
What You Need To Do To Prepare For The Upgrade:
Applicants should be aware that the upgraded system will require applicants to create a new application to apply to job postings. This means applications and supplemental documents that already exist in the current system will not transfer to the upgraded system. As a result, we encourage you to save or print applications that you may have already created so that you can use that information when creating new applications. You can save or print your existing application by completing the following steps:
- Log in to your account.
- Navigate to the Manage Applications link on the left side of the screen.
- Select View Virginia State Employment Application.
- Then, save or print your application using your internet browser toolbar.
Be sure to save or print your existing application prior to April 15, 2015.
DHRM is also posting messaging on the Careers Site for applicants alerting them to the upcoming changes.
Web Browser Recommendations for Upgraded System: Firefox and Google Chrome are the preferred web browsers for the upgraded RMS (PeopleAdmin 7). Internet Explorer 11 and above will also work. However, versions below Internet Explorer 11 do not work effectively with PeopleAdmin 7.
Additional Information: Information about the RMS Upgrade to PeopleAdmin 7 can now be found on the DHRM website. The webpage includes general information, frequently asked questions about the upgrade, and resources and tools for employees, managers, and Human Resources.
If you have any questions about the changes and/or status of your application, please contact VWCC Human Resources at Hrapps@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-7282 or 540-857-7283.