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November 24, 2014

Help Desk Hours – Thanksgiving Week

The Help Desk will be open the following hours Thanksgiving week:

Monday, November 24:  7:45AM - 7:00PM

Tuesday, November 25: 7:45AM – 5:00PM

Wednesday, November 26: 7:45AM – 12:00PM

Thanksgiving Break Hours at the Library

Brown Library has modified its hours of operation for the Thanksgiving holiday break.

  • Saturday, November 22nd: 9am-4pm
  • Monday, November 24th: 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 25th: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday, November 26th: 8am-12pm
  • Thursday, November 27th—Sunday, November 30th: Closed

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Area Libraries

VWCC Blood Drive Next Week!

Let's fill up all the appointment spots and donate blood in honor of our co-workers who are fighting or have won the fight against cancer!

December 3 from noon to 4 p.m., the Red Cross bloodmobile will be in front of the Student Life Center.

Please go to  www.redcross.org/blood  using Firefox or Chrome , click on Donate Blood and enter VWCC in the Find a Blood Drive box.  Choose a donation time from those listed that suits your schedule.  I will be happy to schedule a time for you if prefer.  Please contact me at 7-6124 or ntalbott@virginiawestern.edu .

Hope to see you there....

Natalie Talbott

Employee Holiday Luncheon

Please join us for the


on Monday, December 15th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

in the multipurpose room in the Fralin Center.

MEAL: Our meal will be catered by Plantation Creation and the menu will include:

  • Herb roasted turkey breast with giblet gravy (gluten free)
  • Baked sliced ham glazed with honey bourbon (gluten free)
  • Tomato & spinach egg casserole with buttery crust (vegetarian option)
  • Buttered mashed potatoes (gluten free)
  • Garden salad (gluten free)
  • Sautéed green beans with roasted red peppers & almonds (gluten free)
  • Yeast rolls with butter
  • Sweet tea, unsweet tea, lemonade, water, coffee
  • Variety of desserts

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! PLEASEregister prior to the event so that we can make sure we order the correct amount of food. The difference of 100 people equates to over $1,000.Please register by noon on December 8th. http://tinyurl.com/vwcc-holiday2014


  • Wooly Tree bring in hats, scarfs, gloves and decorate the Wooly Tree! Donations will go to Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is also in need of new or gently worn coats in all sizes for children and adults. The Salvation Army has requested that our trees focus on children as they have over 2,000 angels this year.
  • Process and Problems Professional Services is a non-profit group helping victims of domestic violence. They are in need of monetary donations as well as tutors and mentors, learning materials, and job skills training to help victims secure employment. Learn more about this service: https://www.facebook.com/TREYSERVE
  • Volunteer: The Salvation Army needs volunteers December 8-17 at the distribution center and kettle bell ringers Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at various locations. Volunteers may contact Belinda West (belinda_west@uss.salvationarmy.org or 343-3553 x108)
  • Santa to a Senior: Home Instead Senior Care coordinates with 12 area agencies to identify Senior Citizens who are in need, and are not likely to receive gifts- even the basics. The most often requested gifts are: Jogging Suits, Wal-Mart gift cards, Sweaters and PJ’s. Contact Deb Squire, dsquire@virginiawestern.edu, 857-6296.


Attention ALL employees (Full and Part-Time, Faculty and Staff):

To make sure Payroll has your current mailing address for W2 purposes, please review and update your address no later than December 10th, 2014.    

To Edit an address:

  • Log-in to PeopleSoft.
  • Click "Main Menu".
  • Click "Self Service".
  • Click "Personal Information Summary".
  • Click "Change Home/Mailing Addresses" button.
  • Then click the “Edit” button to the right of the address which needs to be updated.
  • Fill out the form with your new mailing address information.  You must list the same address in the HOME and MAILING address variables.  Please ensure you are using proper USPS format and abbreviations.  The Postal code MUST be in the nine-digit format. Use this link to find your code:http://zip4.usps.com.
  • Residence/Juris Code should be the city or county location of the corresponding address.
  • List effective date of address change next to “On this date”.
  • Click “Save”.
  • Click “Ok”.
  • Click “Return to Personal Information” when verification of Address is complete.

Additionally, you must submit all address changes to the Human Resources Department. This can be done by emailing Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edufrom your VWCC Employee Email Account (or you can use your VCCS Student Email account if you do not have an Employee Email Account with our college) with the request.

You should also take a few minutes to update all of your personal information.  The Job Aid in onVWConnect (has to be accessed while on campus or thru virtual network).  Go to HUMAN RESOURCES > PEOPLESOFT HRMS > Select the appropriate Checklist based on your position status (full-time or part-time).

Campus Vendor Holiday Hours


  • Domino’s Pizza will be closed Nov 25-28*
  • Java the Hutt will be closed Nov 25-Nov 28
  • Subway will close at 3 p.m. Nov25-Nov 28

*Contact the Domino’s on Brambleton Avenue for delivery any time


  • Domino’s Pizza will close at 6 p.m. on Dec 10 and reopen on Jan 12*
  • Java the Hutt will close at 2 p.m. on Dec 12 and reopen on Jan 12
  • Subway will close at 9 p.m. on Dec 17 and reopen on Jan 12

*Contact the Domino’s on Brambleton Avenue for delivery any time

Free Classes at the Fitness Center!!!

The Fitness Center is offering the following classes throughout the month of November:

Mindful Meditation: Mondays 12:00pm-1:00pm Stop breathe observe and connect with your inner experience.

Yoga -Meditative Posture FlowMondays 2:00pm-3:00pm Intermediate stretch and flow class. Internal focus for energizing and calming.

Salsa DancingTuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm Learn to groove and burn calories at the same time. No partner necessary.

Virtual Tabata: Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm Ignite your metabolism by alternating 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest.

Hip Hop Cardio: Wednesdays 12:00pm-1:00pm Dance to the beat and burn calories.

Yoga Workout: Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Come prepared to build a sweat, build core strength and stamina.

Pilates: Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Lengthen and strengthen your entire body using core muscles and incorporating strength training.

Zumba Fitness: Fridays 8:00am-9:00am Dance-based fitness that use a fusion of Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves.


Please be sure to bring your Student ID and wear soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Tutors Needed!

The Academic Link needs tutors for most subject areas for Spring 2015. Tutors are especially needed for all levels of math, all sciences, computer programming, engineering, and graphics arts.  If you know students you believe would make good tutors, please have them call 540-857-6442 or email tutoring@virginiawestern.edu.  These are paid positions and applications are being accepted now. Interviewing will begin in early December, so interested students should contact the Academic Link as soon as possible.

Welcome New Hires!

Please take a minute to stop by and say hello to the following new faces at Virginia Western!

  • Charles "Josh" Farmer began on 11/10/2014 as the Admissions Office Manager for Student Services. (Please note: Josh's email is CFarmer@virginiawestern.edu).
  • Dawn Kubik began on 11/05/2014 as the part-time Fitness Center Assistant for the Fitness Center in Student Services.
  • Jeffrey Kamal began on 11/21/2014 as a part-time Testing Center Assistant for the Testing Center in Learning Resources.

Welcome to Virginia Western!

November 23, 2014

Toys for Tots Toy Drive – Last Chance to Donate

The Armed Forces Student Association and the Human Rights Club have sponsors the Toys for Tots drive here on campus throughout November! The boxes have been placed at the locations listed below, only new and unwrapped toys are being accepted for this drive.
Help make a difference in a child's life today!
3rd Floor Student Life Center
Military Student Center (A122)
3rd Floor of Webber (BTT Division Office)
Humanities Gym
Main Floor of Fralin
(Please note that Toys for Tots Boxes are not trashcans, please respect the cause and the goal of bringing joy into a child's life for the Holidays and dispose of your trash correctly)