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November 26, 2014

Employee Holiday Luncheon

Please join us for the

EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

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

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIVING:

  • 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.

Rapids Players of the Week

Virginia Western Rapids Players of the Week

November 17-23

Men's Basketball - Damien Harris

Scored 15 Points, 8 Assists, 6 Rebounds, and 2 Steals against New River CC

Women's Basketball - Carla Anderson

Next Rapids Contests:

  • Men's Basketball - Thursday, Dec. 4 vs. Guilford Tech CC at 7:00 PM
  • Women's Basketball - Monday, Dec. 1 vs. Bryant and Stratton College at 6:00 PM

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.

Childcare Needed

Seeking childcare for two elementary school children one evening per week (often Mondays 5-8 pm or Wednesday  4-7 pm)  and other times as needed. In addition to kind and consistent supervision, duties will include starting a meal and assisting with homework. Our home is approximately 10 minutes from campus. $10/hour. Reliable transportation required as well as references. To inquire, contact Kerstin at kmiller812@yahoo.com

November 25, 2014

Fralin Center Dental Renovation Demolition Work

Construction work has started on the renovations to the 1st Floor dental materials lab area at the west end of the Fralin Center.  The contractor will be performing some noise-generating demolition work on Tuesday and Wednesday, 11/25 & 11/26, with additional noisy demolition work to be conducted after-hours during the following two weeks.  While undesirable, this noisy work must be done now so that they can construct the needed renovations.  Please avoid this area as much as possible on Tuesday and Wednesday, and know that your patience and understanding over the next few weeks are greatly appreciated as these improvements are being made.  Please contact Reggie Walker in Facilities Planning and Development (RWalker@virginiawestern.edu) if you have any questions / concerns regarding this work.

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

STAIR CHALLENGE WRAP-UP

Remember to take the stairs as often as possible during the last week of the 30-day stair challenge. If you feel sluggish after eating turkey on Thanksgiving, perhaps you can find some stairs to climb for a quick energy boost! As you climb, remember to place your entire foot on the step, do not lock your knees, lean forward to relieve stress on your lower back, and use the handrail.

All employees who accepted the stair challenge should return challenge sheets to Sandy Shelton in Webber W305 on Monday, December 1. Please deliver your sheet in person in order to receive your reward for participating in the challenge.

Poinsettia Plant Sale

Sale Dates and Times

Friday, December 5, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
*** sale is open to Friends of the Arboretum only .
(For more information on how to become a Friend of the Arboretum please call Sharon Stinnette at 540-857-6702)

Open to Public:
Friday, December 5, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 6, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Monday, December 8, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Varieties:
Freedom Red, Jubilee Pink, Jubilee Red, Red Glitter, Snowcap
4" single $3.00
6.5” Singles $7.50
7.5” Doubles $11.00
Hanging Baskets $20.00

Amaryllis bulbs in decorative container $14.00

This year we will be adding Christmas Decorations to the Sale! Below are some of the new additions:

Ornaments, Baskets, Wreaths, Swags, and Arrangements all made with items from The Community Arboretum at Virginia Western Community College .

If you have questions or would like to pre- order Amaryllis, wreaths, baskets, or swags please contact: CFurr@virginiawestern.edu

Come check out the Sale and enjoy some light refreshments!

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.