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February 24, 2015

Welcome New Hires!

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

  • Cyndi Jennings began on 02/13/2015 as a part-time Transcript Processor for the Records Office in Student Services.

Welcome to Virginia Western!

The Colloquiums

The latest installments of The Colloquiums are here.

  • First we take “A Driving Tour with Car-Art” by Sue Steele Thomas. Sue guides us through her career to become one of the foremost automobile artists in the country. http://youtu.be/_-fikmdNOKg
  • Then Amy White and Stacie Deaver present "Teaching STEM with the use of Novels". Amy and Stacey explain how they use specific novels to help teach science. http://youtu.be/kFtzjK9HkB0

Please note that due to some technical issues the URLs for the previous Colloquiums have changed ,

Change in Hours for Departments Housed in Brown Library

Brown Library’s hours are changing. Please note the following new hours:

Writing Center (ground floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: Closed

Science Center (ground floor)
Tuesday and Thursday: 12-4
Wednesday: 8-12

Link Learning Commons (main floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Math Center (main floor)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: 9-1

Library Services (top floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Parking in Lot 7- Wednesday, February 25th

Parking in Lot 7 (in front of Webber Hall) may be limited on Wednesday, February 25th, due to a campus event.  If you regularly park in this lot, please consider finding an alternate place to park or allow additional time for parking on Wednesday.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

February 23, 2015

2015 – 2016 Budget Forum

The 2015 – 2016 college budget process will officially kick-off on March 2, 2015.

The Finance, Facilities, and Sustainability Governance Committee for a second year in a row, will host an open budget forum in the Whitman Auditorium for the purpose of:

  1. Providing a brief overview of the 2015-2016 budget process – Task and Timeline
  2. Discussing and presenting changes to the overall process from last year  to include:
    1. Part-time personnel requests and justification (NEW)
    2. Detailed department/division spending and need assessments (NEW)
  3. Answer any other questions that anyone might have on the process or receive suggestions for improving the process

The forums will be held in Whitman Theater the following days/times:

  • Friday, 2/27/15 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
  • Monday, 3/2/15 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All faculty and staff are welcome to attend one of the two forums scheduled.

The sessions will be led by Bryan Schaubach, who currently serves as Chair of the Finance, Facilities, and Sustainability Governance Committee.


The State Vehicle Reservation Form is set up similar to a room reservation however vehicles will be the only location to choose from. For this calendar, remember that vehicles are like rooms. A GPS would be considered a Resource.

Users will be able to access the State Vehicle Reservation Form on the FMS page of the college’s website located here: http://virginiawestern.edu/fms/services/carpool.php

Vehicles will still be picked up and dropped off at the COLLEGE SERVICES BUILDING.

If travel plans change, PLEASE use the link in the confirmation email to withdraw your reservation.

Vehicles MAY NOT be reserved using the room online reservation form.

VWCC Writing Club

Students interested in forming a VWCC writing club and perhaps creating a magazine of VWCC writing will meet each Wednesday and Friday at 1 PM on the main floor of Brown Library.

Contact Tillie Colbert at tac28597@email.vccs.edu or Annie Woodford at awoodford@virginiawestern.edu for more information.

Fitness Center to Reopen on Tuesday 2/24

The Fitness Center will be closed again on Monday 2/23 to allow maintenance to to fix problems we incurred due to the inclement weather this past week.  We plan on re-opening with normal operating hours on Tuesday 2/24.

We're sorry for the inconvenience!

VWCC Fitness Center

Wellness Workshop – Healthy Eating on a Budget

 Next Workshop:Wednesday, February 25th 12:00PM – 12:45PM

Healthy Eating on a Budget
Location: Webber 225
Bring your bagged lunch and join us for a short workshop about healthy eating on a budget! Arboretum Horticulturist, Chantal Mullen, will feature tips and tricks to get more out of your grocery produce. A few demo stations for hands on learning, and a free gift to get you started and encourage you on your healthy habits journey!

 All Workshops will be located at the Fitness Center except for Healthy Eating on a Budget (location TBA). For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Free Classes at the Fitness Center!!!

Join us at the Fitness Center for Free classes every week!

Hip Hop Cardio: Mondays 8:30am-9:30am Dance to the beat and burn calories.

Hard Core: Mondays 9:30am - 10:00am An intense 30 min workout for the power house.

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

Step it UpTuesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm Get your heart pumping! This class utilizes a raised surface, choreography.

Yoga: Tuesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm ,Wednesdays 11:00am-11:50am and  5:30pm-6:30pm Intermediate stretch and flow class. Internal focus for energizing and calming.

Sculpting Blast: Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm and Thursdays 8:30am - 9:30am A weight-based class targeting specific muscles. Uses medicine balls, weights, and bands.

Buns, Guns, and Guts: Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm Focuses on booty, arms, and abs. Uses hand weights and mild cardio.

Salsa Dancing: Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm Learn the steps while giving your body workout and have fun. No partner needed

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

Zumba Fitness: Fridays 12:30pm-1:30pm 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 non-black soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu