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November 20, 2014

VCCS SIS/HR System Outage

The VCCS SIS/HR system will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 22 until 11:00 am on Sunday, November 23. Students, faculty, and staff will not be able to access SIS/HR, mobile SIS, the Online Application for Admission, SIS archive, and batch processes will be put on hold during this period. Additionally, the following external systems will be affected:

The ImageNow integration will be unavailable during the upgrade time period.
The Wizard advising link will be unavailable during the upgrade time period.
All SIS/HR interfaces will be inactive during the upgrade time period.

My VWCC and Blackboard will remain available.


There are 8 seniors who have not been chosen for gifts for Christmas. If you have been meaning to sign-up for one, contact Deb Squire, 540-857-6296, dsquire@virginiawestern.edu. Gifts are due in Wednesday Dec. 3.

Let's make the 100 person goal.




Auction for Animals Final Total

The Commonwealth Campaign Committee would like to thank everyone who came to the Silent Auction for Animals last week. A great big thank you for everyone who donated items to the Auction also. We could not have done it without you!  The final total raised was $925.00, all of which will go to the ASPCA. We greatly appreciate your support! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.


Faith Janney and Melissa Williams

Link Labs closed Nov 25th – Nov 30th

Link Lab - B17 and Link Lab - M302 are closed November 25th through November 30th for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Regular hours in the Link Labs will resume on Monday, December 1st. Those hours are:

  • Link Lab - B17:

    • Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Link Lab - M302:

    • Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Link Labs staff wishes you a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We look forward to assisting you when you return to class on Monday, December 1st.


Continue to climb as we soon enter the final week of the STAIR challenge! With winter approaching and the recent frigid temperatures, stair climbing is an excellent way to build in quick bursts of exercise at work, mall, home, hospital (do try to stay away from there), etc. Research shows that many people feel positive mood changes after only 5 minutes of moderate exercise (including stair climbing). Please meet for a quick 5-minute stair climb (and hopeful mood lifter) tomorrow, Friday, November 21 at 11 a.m. or 4 p.m. as we gather on the lower level of the Fralin Center near the Dental Clinic. You'll enjoy the company of fellow VWCC co-workers as much as the quick climb inside one of our newest facilities!

Super Saturdays at Brown Library

They’re coming --- Super Saturdays at Brown Library!   It’s almost the end of the semester, and Brown Library wants to support you with your final exams and research projects.   The library's top floor and the main floor Academic Link are extending their hours to 9am to 4pm on November 22 and December 6.   The first 50 students who come to Brown Library on a Saturday to study and use our services will get better grades.   What a deal!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hours for the Testing Center (on Brown Library's ground floor) are different and are posted here. The hours for the Writing Center (also on the ground floor) are here.

Family Fun Night!

Family Fun Night

Friday, November 21

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

VWCC Gymnasium


Come out to our fall family fun night on campus! The gym will be full of games, slides, bounce houses for all ages! Students, faculty and staff: bring your families to our fun night!

Fitness Center Thanksgiving Hours

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours @ the Fitness Center

Monday, November 24th: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
Tuesday, November 25th: 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday, November 26th: 7AM- 12:00PM
Thursday & Friday, November 27-28: Closed

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.

November 19, 2014

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