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February 13, 2015

Change in Hours for Departments Housed in Brown Library

Brown Library’s hours are changing. Please note the following new hours that began on Thursday, February 12:

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

Please note the following new hours that will begin on Monday, February 16:

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

February 12, 2015

Change in Hours for Departments Housed in Brown Library

Brown Library’s hours are changing. Please note the following new hours that will begin on Thursday, February 12:

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

Please note the following new hours that will begin on Monday, February 16:

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

February 11, 2015

You Make The Difference Employee Recognition Event

The “You Make the Difference” recognition program is a way for co-workers and supervisors throughout the year to acknowledge employees on the spot who strive to truly make a positive difference at Virginia Western. Valuing and appreciating the efforts made by employees to meet and/or exceed the college’s mission, vision, and core values are critical to the success of the college.

Join in as the college celebrates and recognizes your positive contributions that lead to the success of the college and the students that we serve!

 “You Make the Difference” Employee Recognition Event

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Natural Science Center 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

All employees are invited to stop by to socialize and praise their peers at this event.  This year, the event will not be catered; however, a small assortment of snacks will be provided for your enjoyment!

Following the ceremony there will be award drawings from those employees that have received a “You Make the Difference” card issued by their peer(s) or supervisors from March 2014 through February 2015. Remember to bring your cards with you to the ceremony for your chance to be a recipient of an award. Awards will be limited to one-month special parking passes, movie passes procured from FY2013, and donations provided by your peers.

Throughout the year, “You Make the Difference” cards can be obtained in the Human Resources Office.

February 5, 2015

You Make The Difference Employee Recognition Event

The “You Make the Difference” recognition program is a way for co-workers and supervisors throughout the year to acknowledge employees on the spot who strive to truly make a positive difference at Virginia Western. Valuing and appreciating the efforts made by employees to meet and/or exceed the college’s mission, vision, and core values are critical to the success of the college.

Join in as the college celebrates and recognizes your positive contributions that lead to the success of the college and the students that we serve!

 “You Make the Difference” Employee Recognition Event

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Natural Science Center 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

All employees are invited to stop by to socialize and praise their peers at this event.  This year, the event will not be catered; however, a small assortment of snacks will be provided for your enjoyment!

Following the ceremony there will be award drawings from those employees that have received a “You Make the Difference” card issued by their peer(s) or supervisors from March 2014 through February 2015. Remember to bring your cards with you to the ceremony for your chance to be a recipient of an award. Awards will be limited to one-month special parking passes, movie passes procured from FY2013, and donations provided by your peers.

Throughout the year, “You Make the Difference” cards can be obtained in the Human Resources Office.

February 2, 2015

Secure Valuables

This is just a reminder that you should never leave valuables unattended while on campus.

Do not leave purses, cell phones, computers and/or money in plain view inside your vehicle when parked. Even if your car is locked, these items are an invitation to a thief.

We also ask that you don't leave your valuables unattended while in buildings on campus. If you step away and leave your backpack, computer, cell phone or textbooks unattended for even a moment, you run the risk of them disappearing.

Larceny is the number one reported crime committed at Virginia Western.  Help us to keep these crimes from occurring.

Remember; keep an eye on your belongings, keep valuables out of sight and lock your vehicle.

Thank you and be safe,

Virginia Western Campus Police Department

January 26, 2015

VWCC Employment Opportunity

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following:

  • Academic Success Coach
    • Deadline:  01/30/2015 by 5pm (EST)

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

Safety / Workers’ Compensation Tip of the Week….

What is Workers' Compensation??

In the event that you should have an accident or illness that arises out of and in the course of your employment at VWCCyou should report the accident or illness to your supervisor and the Human Resources Department immediately.  The Workers' Compensation Coordinator for our agency is Heidi McClintic.

  • For medical attention of a non-emergent nature, an employee must select a physician from the college's Panel of Physicians Form.
  • Employees sustaining serious (life threatening) injuries should contact Campus Police (857-7979) and/or 911, and seek medical attention at the closest emergency room.  Immediately upon stabilization of the injury, the employee should seek follow-up treatment from a physician on the Panel of Physicians Form.

Workers' Compensation claims are subject to approval by the Commonwealth's Workers' Compensation administrator (currently MC Innovations) and the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.

Please contact Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6331) in the Human Resources Department for additional information concerning Workers' Compensation.

And remember.....Safety First!

 

 

LASS Colloquium 2015 TODAY

Please join us TODAY for the first college wide Spring Colloquium brought to you by the School of Liberal Arts and Social Science. Our Colloquium will be held today, January 26th, in Whitman Theatre from 12-2:00.   We have a great event scheduled!  All are welcome. Plan to come and go as your schedule permits.  The faculty presenters that we have lined up are as follows:

  • Brad Burkholder – A Reading of Published Poems
  • Sue Thomas – A Driving Tour With Car-Art (Sue is the Recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award)
  • Annemarie Carroll – Helping Students Manage Class Anxiety
  • Thelma Simpson and Alexander Scott – How We Teach Difficult Grammar Topics in Spanish Class (Thelma is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award)
  • Ann Moser and Amy White – Teaching Biology using the novel Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver.  A combination of biology and English!

This is a great professional development opportunity and a great way to see what LASS faculty members are doing in the classroom!  See you there!

Amy Anguiano

Free Conference: 2015 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (at Virginia Tech)

The 7th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy is focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research. Ultimately, the conference is an opportunity to demonstrate effective instructional practice and disseminate the latest research aimed at improving the quality of higher education. Conference website: http://www.cider.vt.edu/conference/

When: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 4-6, 2015
Where: The Inn at Virginia Tech and the Skelton Conference Center
Who: Faculty, Administrators and Students

Free Conference Registration: http://www.cideronline.org/confRegistration/

January 21, 2015

Spring 2015 TOTAL Workshops Available Now

VWCC has joined a consortium with BRCC, NRCC, WCC, and VHCC to maximize resources and offer as many TOTAL workshops to faculty as possible. The Spring 2015 TOTAL workshops are available now. For information about TOTAL Workshops, please go to: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/elit/total.php

Each workshop focuses on a single topic for your professional development plan. Registration is open. The schedule is:

Jan. 26, 2015  - Blackboard Basics - 2 weeks

Feb. 2, 2015 - Using Best Practices in Online Teaching - 4 weeks

Mar. 2, 2015 - Preparing Student Learning Objectives - 2 weeks

Apr. 6, 2015 - Implementing Open Educational Resources  - 3 weeks

Instructions for Accessing VCCS TOTAL Courses via the Knowledge Center:

  1. Login to the VWCC Knowledge Center: https://covkc.virginia.gov/vwcc/
  2. Go to Learning Center >> Course Catalog
  3. Enter Keywords: VCCS:TOTAL in the Search Text box. Click Search.
  4. Click on the course link of the course in which you would like to enroll, e.g. VCCS: TOTAL Implementing Open Educational Resources Workshop
  5. Click on the BRCC section.
  6. Click Enroll. You will see that your status changes to “Enrolled.” You will also see a statement confirming the date you enrolled: e.g. You enrolled in this item on 1/21/2015.
  7. After enrolling, you will be able to see the course(s) in which you are enrolled in the Scheduled Training box located on My Homepage: Home >> My Workspace >> My Homepage.

If you have questions or need assistance regarding the Knowledge Center, please contact Sarah Miller, Heidi McClintic or Carly Johnson in Human Resources. If you have any questions about the workshop format and content, please contact Carrie Halpin in eLearning & Instructional Technology (eLIT).