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September 29, 2014

Do you work with students who want to transfer?

Come to Virginia Western's Transfer Fair, October 6th-9th, from 10:00am - 2:00pm on the 3rd floor of the new Student Life Center.

Meet with admissions counselors from schools all across Virginia like, Virginia Tech, Radford University, Liberty University, Old Dominion, VCU, George Mason, Roanoke College, Ferrum College, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Hollins University, and many more!

Come learn about specific programs offered at four-year schools and have your questions about transferring answered by representatives from the schools you are interested in attending.

Contact Steven Chichester in Chapman 105 with any questions.

Please come! Retirement Reception Honoring Carlton Mabe

A retirement reception for Carlton Mabe is scheduled for Monday, November 3 from 4 – 7 p.m. in Health Professions Building room HP210. Please put this date and time on your calendar and plan to attend!  So that we might adequately plan for this event, please RSVP to sshelton@virginiawestern.edu by October 20.

Funds are being collected for special retirement gifts. If you would like to contribute towards these gifts, please deliver your cash or check (payable to Carlton Mabe) donation to the main office for the School of Business, Technology and Trades.

One special gift in the works, with the help of the Media Geeks, is a special video to include campus sites as well as messages from VWCC peers, offices, etc. To schedule a time for a group or individual message to be recorded for this special video, email the help desk at helpdesk@virginiawestern.edu with the date and time that suits you or your group and the location. The help desk will enter a ticket and a member of the Media Geeks will be there at the date, time and location specified or they will contact you to reschedule if they cannot meet you at that time. Please participate in the video by scheduling either your individual or group recording soon.

Thanks for your help in making the reception for Carlton a special one that he will remember and laugh about for a long time!


On-Line Cap & Gown Orders

If you are assisting a student with their graduatation application and they have a question about the on-line cap and gown order process, we have learned that the following steps will allow the order to be processed:

on the "Checkout" page, click the "Continue" button on the left side of the screen before clicking the "Submit Order" button; and
check the box for "Terms & Conditions" right above the "Submit Order" button.

If they have any questions, please direct them to the Records Office at 857-7236.





Free Yoga at the Fitness Center!

Whether you are a beginner or advanced, this Yoga class is for you!

What: Free Yoga

Where: The Fitness Center

When: Mondays at Noon & Wednesdays at 5:00pm through the month of September

Mats & blocks are provided. No registration required, 30 person limit per class. For more information contact the Dani van Vierssen at 540-857-6570 or dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Transfer Advising Q & A for Students

Do you have students or advisees that need help planning their transfer to a 4 year college or university? Tell them about the upcoming Transfer Advising Q & A sessions! These sessions are designed to help our students prepare for Transfer Fair Week (October 6-9th) and will include basic information on transferring as well as tips on what questions to ask an admissions rep and how to plan ahead for transferring.

Sessions Held in Business Science 320 on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

o   Follow up session to discuss any additional questions post-Transfer Fair or to assist students unable to attend the Fair

Questions? Contact:

Business, Technology & Trades: Lacey Carey - lcarey@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6210

Liberal Arts & Social Science: Mandy Garcia - mgarcia@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6710

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Yvonne Campbell - ycampbell@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6099

Important Fall Semester Deadlines

Fall 2014 No-Show Roster Schedule for Regular Session Courses

September 2 ~ No-Show Rosters available for pick-up.

September 12 ~ Deadline for faculty to submit regular session no-show rosters to  Division Office.

September 15~ No-Show Rosters due to the Admissions Office.


Fall 2014 Withdrawal Roster Schedule for Regular Session Courses

October 13 ~ No-Show Rosters available for pick-up.

October 24 ~ Deadline for faculty to submit regular session no-show rosters to  Division Office.

October 27 ~ No-Show Rosters due to the Admissions Office.

Walking for Fitness and Health – October’s CommonHealth Walking Challenge

Walking is a lifestyle exercise because it is easy to fit into your daily routine.  It provides many health benefits and it is a great way to lose weight - and keep it off.  A person who walks 10,000 steps a day will burn between 2000 and 3500 extra calories per week.   The CommonHealth Committee challenges you to walk 10,000 steps per day!


To get you moving, Sue Perry, CommonHealth Regional Coordinator, has generously given us a limited number of pedometers for October's Walking for Fitness and Health challenge.  To get your pedometer and learn more, join us, Layne Compton and Cathy Swain, for October's CommonHealth Walking Challenge event.   There will be two kick-off meetings. Hopefully one will fit your schedule.

October 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM in F002, Human Resources Training Room

October 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM in F002, Human Resources Training Room

Join us to find out more details and to learn just how far 10,000 steps will take you.  Bring your walking shoes if you would like to participate in a short walk after the meeting!  We hope to see you there!

Note: The CommonHealth Walking Challenge meetings on October 1st and 2nd are CommonHealth events.  When planning any participation in an activity or event, remember that any activity is not intended to be done during the employee's normal work hours unless the employee is on an approved break, at lunch, or the activity is specifically scheduled as an event in which the employee's supervisor has given the authority for the employee to attend.  If the activity is an official CommonHealth event, Virginia Western employees who are scheduled to work during the event are authorized to take up to one hour of paid time per month in order to participate provided their supervisor permits the employee to attend.

Fall Waterways Clean Up

The Clean Valley Council needs your help to clean up the Valley! Use this link to register -

Register Online Here

When: Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Where: Throughout the Roanoke Valley and Botetourt County

Time: Cleanup - 8:30am to 11:30am

Picnic Celebration 11:30 - 1:30pm

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, volunteer teams from all over the Roanoke Valley will join forces to remove trash from our streams, creeks and rivers and their vicinities. Clean your favorite spot along a stream, tributary or river (or get to know a new one). In 2010, nearly 780 volunteers collected 31 tons of trash and 355 tires! Volunteers found hoards of bottles, cans, cigarette butts and plastic as well as many other items such as an animal skull, bikes, a desoto hubcap, bait cans, diapers, a full furniture suite, toys, tires and more.

An after cleanup celebration will be held at Wasena Park. Our sponsors will be supplying food, drink, and great music!

Please join in by registering your team today. This is a "surf and turf" event so you may choose to work in your neighborhood, park or special site if you can't work near a stream or river. We don’t want small fries on the rivers but they can help in a park or by a small stream. Supplies are provided. Register online or download a registration form and mail or fax in to the CVC.

Thanks in advance for being part of the team that keeps our Valley, streams and rivers clean! We couldn't do it without our fantastic, dedicated volunteers.

Relay for Life needs your help!

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to take on leadership roles throughout the Roanoke Valley for Relay for Life. There are a variety of specific roles available that focus on one of the 3 primary areas: bringing in the people, building the fun, and funding the cure.


  • Individuals who are comfortable building relationships and networking with local organizations/leaders will enjoy a role in the bring the people arena. These volunteers are also comfortable leading small groups in discussion and coaching other volunteers to be successful.
  • If you prefer project management or event planning - you will enjoy helping us bring the fun to Relay! These roles include entertainers, event planners, logistics coordinators, emcees, and communication/marketing support. Events are held in the spring but efforts to coordinate entertainment and activities begin months earlier.
  • Lastly, fund the cure volunteers include accountants who can collect and process donations, engaged leaders who can teach others how to fund-raise, outgoing individuals who are comfortable building relationships with event sponsors, and successful fundraisers.


Each opportunity can be tailored to your available time, interests, and talents. These are ongoing roles that continue from September through May.

To learn more, contact Julie Satterwhite by calling 540-774-2716 or at julie.satterwhite@cancer.org.