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January 27, 2015

Welcome Reception for Jennifer Pittman

Please join Dr. Sandel for an afternoon dessert reception to welcome Jennifer Pittman, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, to Virginia Western. The reception will be Thursday, January 29th from 2:30-4pm in the 1st floor lobby of Fishburn Hall. Take this opportunity to swing by to say hello to Jennifer and enjoy a delicious afternoon treat. We hope to see you there!

Free Professional Development Opportunity

You are invited to participate and present in the FantasTech Virtual Conference event held online February 6 – 13, 2015! FantasTech is the virtual conference for technology enhanced teaching and learning. Faculty and administrators will share and learn the best practices in distance, blended, and technology facilitated learning. Our theme this year is New Horizons for Teaching and Learning. Each year, the NMC Horizon Report identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. We invite you to join us in the conversation!

FantasTech is offered synchronously (live) in AvayaLive Engage virtual environment. It is free for all college and university educators! Live sessions will be scheduled at various times of the day and evening. Most sessions will be recorded for asynchronous viewing within the environment and on the Web site after the conclusion of the conference. The links above will provide access to registration, proposal submission, schedule, and the conference environment when it opens.

The FantasTech Virtual Conference is an outgrowth of the Virtual Conference of J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Icy and Blocked Walkways

In recent days it has become necessary for the college to cordon off or barricade areas from foot traffic due to very dangerous icy conditions. These areas pose a very high potential for walkers to slip and fall and potentially incur some serious injuries. BE ADVISED that any area blocked by caution tape, orange cones, or other barrier are areas designated to be off limits to pedestrian traffic.

We have observed numerous student and staff members stepping over and under the barricades not hesitating to disregard the caution the college has placed. Several of those who disregarded the barrier slipped and fell hard on the ice. Persons being caught crossing these barriers risk not only serious injury, but student and employee conduct measures. Please obey the warnings and barricades that are placed for your safety, so serious injuries can be avoided.

Thank you,

Campus Police and Facilities Management Services

Free Salsa Dancing Classes

Join us at the Fitness Center for Free Salsa Dancing Classes!

Every Thursday 2:30pm-3:30pm

Learn the steps while giving your body workout and have fun. No partner needed.

VWCC Winter Blood Drive Today!

Virginia Blood Services will be holding their 2015 VWCC winter blood drive this Tuesday (January 27th) from 10-3 in the new Student Life Center (room s307).

If interested, you can sign up online at www.vablood.org or at the Student Activities Department but walk ins are always welcome! All donors must present a valid ID or VBS donor card at registration.

Free T-shirt for all presenting donors!

For any questions, please contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu.

Sponsored by your Virginia Western Student Activities

Virginia Western Club Carnival Today

The clubs and student organizations will be coming out in troves to entertain and enlighten the VWCC community Monday and Tuesday (January 26 & 27) from 10-2 on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center. Come out and experience the spectacle! Witness the delight! Be part of the magic!

Clubs members will be on site to answer any questions and to inform you about all the upcoming projects that they will be bringing to our campus this year. Also there will be groups hoping to start up future student organizations here at VWCC that are looking for interested and like minded individuals to be part of the process.

So come on out and be part of your Virginia Western community!

For more information about student clubs and organizations, please visit our Student Life club page (linked here) or email Natasha Lee at Nlee@virginiawestern.edu.

Spring Volunteer Fair

Encourage your students to become involved in our community! This spring, the Student Activities Department will be hosting 15-20 non-profit organizations that make positive impacts on the Roanoke Valley and providing them with the opportunity to connect with our student body.

Wednesday, February 4th, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Student Life Center 3rd Floor

Participants include: Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Rescue Mission, the American Red Cross, Roanoke Valley SPCA, Habitat for Humanity, Center in the Square, the Salvation Army, the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue, the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, Carilion Clinic Hospice, Feeding America, FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Roanoke Diversity Center, and more!

Contact Erin Wynd at erw2112@email.vccs.edu for more information.

January 26, 2015

VWCC Employment Opportunity

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following:

  • Academic Success Coach
    • Deadline:  01/30/2015 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Please feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions.

Talk about second helpings!

Use your Kroger Card to get VWCC its just desserts! NEW! A FREE way for you to help support VWCC scholarships, projects and programs!

  1. Just Log In or Create an Account at krogercommunityrewards.com — have your Kroger Card handy!
  • Don’t have a Kroger Card? They are available at any Kroger Customer Service Desk.
  • Use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377 option 4 to get your card number.
  1. Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards Information
  2. Select VA Western Comm. College Educational Found., Inc. (NPO 86130) as your charity of choice

Every time you use your Kroger Card, Kroger donates to VWCC’s Educational Foundation!

Distinguished Alumni Award – Call for nominations

For many, the road to lifetime achievement started at Virginia Western Community College. The Virginia Western Alumni Association established the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006 to recognize those alumni who have achieved outstanding success and made a lasting impact on their community. The award is intended to showcase the diversity of Virginia Western graduates and their impact on the community. Read the rest of this entry »