Pursuant to President Barack Obama’s Presidential Proclamation to lower the United States flag in honor and remembrance of Nelson Mandela, I do hereby order that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
I hereby order that the flags shall be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset on Monday, December 9, 2013 provided that the flags are properly illuminated during the hours of darkness. Where no appropriate night illumination exists, the flags shall remain at half-staff only from sunrise to sunset each day through Monday, December 9, 2013.
Ordered on this the 6th day of December 2013.
Robert F. McDonnell
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Do you have students who make good grades, who enjoy helping their fellow students, and who would like to earn a little extra money? If so, consider suggesting they apply to become tutors for the Academic Link. The Academic Link is currently recruiting one-on-one tutors for the spring semester. Tutors are needed for all subjects, but especially for biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, pre-calculus and higher level maths, computer programming, networking, drafting, information technology, and graphic arts. The Link also needs tutors for the Math Center and for developmental math classes. Resource tutors with expertise in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Office 2013, are needed, as well. For more information, interested students can visit the Academic Link’s One-on-One/Group Tutoring Web page or call 540-857-6442.
The Armed Forces Student Association is sponsoring the Toys for Tots donation boxes across campus. Help brighten a child's Christmas today by donating new, unwrapped toys. The donation boxes are in W305, the second floor of the Fralin Center and in Humanities by the gym. The drive ends on 12/8/13 so take a few minutes to help make this holiday season even better for a child in need.
Saturday, December 7
Men's Basketball vs. Central Carolina Community College
3:00 PM in the Humanities Gymnasium.
Questions about Virginia Western Athletic home games, email Nick Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come out and support Blue Stars Basketball!
EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY LUNCHEON will be held TODAY beginning at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room in the Fralin Center.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIVING:
Joanie White’s daughter and four grandchildren lost all of their belongings in a house fir. They are in need of hygiene items, toiletries, kitchens essentials, household items, clothing, or monetary donations. Any items donated can be delivered to the Payroll Office located on the ground level of Fishburn Hall. For more information, please contact Debra Thomas at 857-6319 – email@example.com or Dorrisa Williams at 857-6634 – firstname.lastname@example.org. Any items donated will be needed by the close of business on December 6. Thank you.
- Boy - age12 - 12/14 shirt 12 slim pants 6 shoe
- Girl - age 13 – XS or S shirt 0 jeans 7 shoe
- Girl - age 14 – S shirt 14 slim pants 6 ½ shoe
- Girl - age 17 – M shirt 2-4 pants 7 ½ shoe
- Mom - M Shirt 6 pants 7 ½ shoe
American Cancer Society in honor and support of our co-workers battling various types of cancer
Military Family Support Center (Veteran Assistance) in Salem, VA (non-perishable items - diapers, food, personal hygiene, etc)
When adding a reservation to the college's online calendar, don't forget to select the resources needed to have your room ready.
Please refer to these instructions which will help you make sure your needs are met. http://www.virginiawestern.edu/facstaff/docs/FacStaffCalendarInst.pdf
On page 12 you'll find instructions on using the Resources section of the calendar. Be sure to use this to make sure your room is unlocked by Campus Police, need support from the Media Geeks or require a guest wireless password.
Thank you and please contact Tara Nepper with any questions.
Have you considered Full Time Friday(ftf) program?
· What degrees does the program allow student to earn?
o As of today, Full Time Friday is only for students who pursue a degree in General Studies.
· What do I need to enroll in the program?
o Contact the coordinator Alexander Scott (email@example.com) or 540-857-7247 or Admissions.
· How many courses/credit hours does the degree have?
o The typical course load of 60 credit hours and for a Full-Time Fridays’ student, it is spread over Fall and Spring semesters for two years.
· What are classes like?
o Most of Full-Time Friday classes are hybrid courses; they blend online and on-campus instruction.
· What benefits do I have by becoming a Full Time Friday student?
o One on one advising, one day of a week dedicated to improve your life and career, save time and gas, maintain a full time student status, finish your career in two years; if followed the program schedule and more days of the week for family and work.
For more information about enrolling in Full-Time Fridays, visit: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/fridays.php, or contact coordinator Alexander Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-857-7247.
Friday, December 6 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 7 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, December 9 3:00 – 5:00 PM
at the Virginia Western Greenhouse
The Horticulture Club at Virginia Western will be selling beautiful poinsettias this Friday, Saturday and the following Monday in the greenhouse. The plants will be decorated with foil, ribbon and a bow. Poinsettias make a great Christmas gift to be enjoyed throughout the Christmas season and beyond. Stop by the greenhouse and purchase a poinsettia for yourself and that special person on your gift list.
Our poinsettias are sold in four sizes:
6” singles, $7.00 each Oval Planter, $20.00 each
7 ½” doubles, $12.00 each Hanging Baskets, $30.00 each
We also have white blooming Euphorbia 'Hip Hop' for sale. The Euphorbia is a great accent plant to display with poinsettias.
Foliage plants in 4.5" containers will also be available at the sale. These are great plants to give as a gift when visiting friends for Christmas parties.
Thank you for supporting the VA Western Horticulture Club and the Community Arboretum
We have had an amazing fall semester. Our upcoming in-service will be an opportunity to update you on some of these achievements and present some of the future visions of the College. Additionally, we have arranged for a guest speaker to help us launch “Navigate”, our QEP. There will be a variety of sessions for both faculty and staff during this in-service. For more details, the in-service letter an agenda are available and posted at http://www.virginiawestern.edu/stuaffairs/inservice.php
Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer
Interim Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs