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October 24, 2014

Brown Library’s Faculty Picks of the Week

(Shout out to VWCC faculty and students in the Early Childhood Development program!)

The following new library books, selected by faculty members, are now available for checkout by all students, staff, and faculty.

Come to the top floor of the Brown Library Building, and check them out!

October 22, 2014

VWCC Give Here – Share There: What Speaks to Your Heart?

The 2014 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is well under way! Our goal at Virginia Western is to raise $1,500 to help CVC reach their statewide goal of $3,700,000! There are multiple ways you can give and no amount is too small! You may choose to donate by a paycheck deduction; lump sum donation; participation in the Chili Cook-Off/Halloween Costume or Auction for Animals fund raising events; donating a gently used item for auction; or by bringing in much needed non-perishable food items and pet supplies.

There are thousands of CVC Charities to choose from, but which charity speaks to your heart? Click here to view testimonials of three of our employees whose real-life experiences have led them to champion a charitable organization.

Don’t forget, our weekly drawing will be Friday, October 24th for those employees who have submitted a paper pledge card to Marla Whiteside in FAS!

Congratulations to the winner of last week’s drawing: Dorrisa Williams

October 21, 2014

Brown Library Circulation Services for Faculty

Library Circulation services are located on the top floor of the Brown Library Building. Services supporting faculty include:

  • Course Reserves: Materials that you and the division office staff provide for your students to use in the library or for short checkout periods. Materials may include, but are not limited to, textbooks, fiction and non-fiction books, audio/visual materials, course readings, and physical objects, such as rocks for Geology and skulls for Dental Hygiene. Contact Jim Gettys by phone 857-6941 or by e-mail.
  • Assignment Alert!: When you let us know about your assignments in advance of your students coming to the library, we can identify relevant print and electronic resources to support the assignment and provide thoughtful, meaningful assistance to your students. Please see the Faculty Services Infoguide for additional information.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Allows you and your students to obtain books, journal articles, and other materials that are not available in Brown Library. Faculty requests are honored for materials used for work-related inquiry or to support the mission of the college. The library website has ILL request forms you can submit online or feel free to contact Faith Janney by phone 857-6332 or e-mail.
  • Magazine Route: You can request to have a print magazine or journal regularly sent to your office when it comes off the current periodical racks, then send it back to the library when you finish reading it. Contact Pam Conner by phone 857-7314 or by e-mail.

The Brown Library Circulation staff looks forward to assisting you and your students!

October 16, 2014

TOTAL Workshop Credits vs. VaBUG Conference

The fifth annual Virginia Blackboard User Group (VaBUG) conference will take place on Friday, October 24, 2014 in Roanoke, VA at the Holiday Inn at Valley View. The VaBUG conference is a great opportunity for Blackboard users to discover, discuss, learn, and share best practices. In addition, representatives from Blackboard will be on hand to answer your questions, demonstrate new and upcoming features, and receive your feedback regarding your experiences with Blackboard.

Based on how many sessions you attended, VWCC faculty will receive one-week or two-weeks of TOTAL workshop credits. To receive the TOTAL Workshop credit hours, please email the completed form to eLIT@virginiawestern.edu or mail it to eLearning and Instructional Technology department by 5:00pm EST no later than Oct. 31, 2014

One-Week TOTAL Workshop Credit: Attend THREE sessions
Two-Week TOTAL Workshop Credits: Attend FIVE sessions
Note: Keynote speech counts as one session.

Free Registration is still open: Register for conference
Here is the conference: Agenda and Session details

October 15, 2014

CVC Sponsored Contest for Online Pledges has been Extended!

EmployeeDirect, the online method to give, is now back up!  The deadline has been extended!

Pledge your CVC donation online between now and 3 p.m. on October 16th and you will be automatically entered to win 4 one-day park hopper park passes to Disney World!

Passes give admission to all of these theme parks for one day: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.

Passes are valid until August 1, 2016 and are valued at $496.

CVC will notify the winner directly.

For a directory of CVC charities to pledge your donation online, visit www.cvc.virginia.gov

For questions about enrolling in EmployeeDirect, please see “Getting Started” and “FAQs” on the EmployeeDirect website or contact Denise Schuh at 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

VWCC agency number: 286

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Contest Sponsored by CVC

Pledge your CVC donation online between now and October 15th and you will be automatically entered to win 4 one-day park hopper park passes to Disney World!

Passes give admission to all of these theme parks for one day: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.

Passes are valid until August 1, 2016 and are valued at $496.

A winner will be randomly selected via the online giving donors list after October 15th. CVC will notify the winner directly.

PAPER PLEDGE and Continued Giving DONORS Can Win Too! CVC has three special prizes for you as well (submit your paper pledge by October 15th to be entered into this contest):

A pack of four passes to Massanutten Waterpark (indoor and outdoor features), valued at 152.00, valid until September 2015.

OR

A pack of four packs tickets to the Historic Byrd Theatre, valid until December 2015.

For a directory of CVC charities to pledge your donation online, visit www.cvc.virginia.gov

For questions about enrolling in EmployeeDirect, please see “Getting Started” and “FAQs” on the EmployeeDirect website or contact Denise Schuh at 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

VWCC agency number: 286

October 13, 2014

FREE Fitness Assessments

Stop in the Fitness Center Wednesday October 15th AND Wednesday October 22nd from 12noon-2pm for FREE FITNESS ASSESSMENTS brought to VWCC faculty, staff, and students from the Exercise Science & Personal Training Program.  Do a quick Body Fat check, test your overall fitness, or complete a Wellness Check.  Need one on one training?  Get information and availability about upcoming FREE Student Personal Training.  Let us help MOTIVATE YOU with new ideas and goals for your continued WELLNESS!!    Email Karen Carpenter at kcarpenter@virginiawestern.edu OR stop in the Fitness Center for more information.

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Contest Sponsored by CVC

Pledge your CVC donation online between now and October 15th and you will be automatically entered to win 4 one-day park hopper park passes to Disney World!

Passes give admission to all of these theme parks for one day:  Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.

Passes are valid until August 1, 2016 and are valued at $496.

A winner will be randomly selected via the online giving donors list after October 15th. CVC will notify the winner directly.

PAPER PLEDGE and Continued Giving DONORS Can Win Too! CVC has three special prizes for you as well (submit your paper pledge by October 15th to be entered into this contest):

A pack of four passes to Massanutten Waterpark (indoor and outdoor features), valued at 152.00, valid until September 2015.

 OR

A pack of four packs tickets to the Historic Byrd Theatre, valid until December 2015.

For a directory of CVC charities to pledge your donation online, visit www.cvc.virginia.gov

For questions about enrolling in EmployeeDirect, please see “Getting Started” and “FAQs” on the EmployeeDirect website or contact Denise Schuh at 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

VWCC agency number: 286

VWCC Employment Opportunity

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following position:

  • Testing Center Assistant (Part-time)
    • Deadline:  10/17/2014 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions.

October 8, 2014

Benefits and Same Sex Marriages

Virginia legally recognizes same-sex marriages and as a result all benefits afforded to a spouse through your employment are now available:

  • In general, eligible employees for the state’s health care plan are full time employees. Qualifying mid-year events in the health care plan may occur outside of open enrollment. A qualifying mid-year event example is when an eligible employee that is enrolled in a health care plan becomes married. With any qualifying mid-year event, such as marriage in this example, a health care participant must submit their health care enrollment request and documentation to enroll their spouse and any other eligible dependents within 60 days of the marriage.  In light of the recent ruling on same sex marriages, an exception has been made for those eligible employees whose same-sex marriage occurred prior to October 6, 2014 regardless if 60 days has passed. These employees will have a special enrollment period that lasts until Thursday, December 4, 2014 to submit their enrollment request to add their same sex spouse and any eligible dependent(s).  Typically, with qualifying mid-year events and the special enrollment, coverage for your spouse and other eligible dependents will be effective the first of the month following the submission of your enrollment request and receipt of dependent documentation routinely required by Department of Human Resource Management for new participants.
  • If you are a full time employee and are covered under the optional life insurance plan or optional additional long-term care plan, you have the ability to purchase coverage for your spouse.
  • Other items to consider when married are tax withholdings, eligible family members under the Family and Medical Leave Act, medical and dependent care flexible reimbursement spending accounts, health care premium rewards, and beneficiary information with your retirement plan(s) and life insurance.

If you have any questions, need to enroll your spouse and/or make changes to your benefits, please contact Denise Schuh at 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.