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October 28, 2014

Cherokee Storyteller on Friday, October 31st

Larry Jent, of Cherokee and Sac Fox heritage, is a scholar of Native American and Appalachian culture. He is a storyteller known for his insight and humor. He will be discussing telling stories and the intersection of  Native American and Appalachian culture on Friday, October 31st from 2-3 p.m. in Whitman Theater. Everyone is invited to attend!

October 23, 2014

Cherokee Storyteller on Friday, October 31st

Larry Jent, of Cherokee and Sac Fox heritage, is a scholar of Native American and Appalachian culture. He is a storyteller known for his insight and humor. He will be discussing telling stories and the intersection of  Native American and Appalachian culture on Friday, October 31st from 2-3 p.m. in Whitman Theater. Everyone is invited to attend!

October 16, 2014

Marijuana Summit

Virginia's Marijuana Summit - A Conversation in the Commonwealth welcomes you to join the conversation! The Summit will be held at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. This is a statewide conference with limited seating so please register early. There will be national and state researchers sharing the scientific and social impact of the marijuana industry.

Marijuana Summit: A Conversation in the Commonwealth. Register today!

When

Monday November 3, 2014 from 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM EST

Where

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016

October 14, 2014

STAFF SENATE MEETING TOMORROW, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

The next Staff Senate Meeting will be tomorrow, Thursday, October 16th, at 10 a.m. in Fishburn Training Room.

At this meeting, we will review the revised committee by-laws and provide motions to approve them.

Future Staff Senate Meeting information is as follows:

  • Thursday, January 22nd 10:00am – 11:00am in F002
  • Thursday, March 26th 10:00am – 11:00am in N101
  • Thursday, May 21st 10:00am – 11:00am in N101

Prior meeting minutes may be found on VWConnect through this link: https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/governance/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2Fsites%2Fgovernance%2FShared%20Documents%2FStaff%20Senate

At least one person from each office/department is asked to attend, but ALL full and part-time classified staff are eligible and encouraged to be a part of Staff Senate. Staff Senate is supported by the college’s administration.

Agenda items may be submitted no later than today, Wednesday, October 15th to Marla Whiteside (mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu) or Valerie McKnight (vmcknight@virginiawestern.edu.)

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.

October 3, 2014

The International Students Club Festival Needs Participants

The International Students Club will hold a festival celebrating all of the different cultures here on campus. If you would like to participate in any fashion, please contact

Yadav Sapkota (student contact) at ys2550@email.vccs.edu

or Annie Woodford (faculty contact) awoodford@virginiawestern.edu

October 2, 2014

Free “Roanoke Valley Reads” Book for VWCC Students

Brown Library still has copies of the Roanoke Valley Reads 2014 featured book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, available for current VWCC students. Please direct students to take their student ID or class schedule to the top floor of the library to get a free book (courtesy of Student Activities and Brown Library).

Faculty and staff --- We didn’t forget about you! Two copies of the book are on Reserve now at the Circulation Desk and available for you to check out.

Roanoke Valley Reads is a community-wide reading experience that brings people together, promotes tolerance and understanding of differing points of view, and emphasizes the importance of literacy.

September 29, 2014

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.

THEY’RE BACK!! NON-CREDIT COOKING CLASSES ARE BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

The Al Pollard Culinary Arts Program at Virginia Western is pleased to announce that non-credit cooking classes have been added to the fall schedule. Mark your calendar!  All sessions meet on a Saturday from 12 noon until 4 p.m. in the kitchen located within the Claude Moore Complex, 109 N. Henry Street, Roanoke (behind the Roanoke Higher Ed Center). The cost is $50 per session payable upon registering. You will want to register soon to save your seat in these upcoming sessions.

October 11 - Cooking with Beer (HOST 2285, class #71815)

November 8 - Bread Basics - What is Gluten? (HOST 2286, class #71826)

November 22 - Dinner for Two - Basic Cooking Skills (HOST 2287, class # 71830)

December 6 - Gluten Free Cooking (HOST 2288, class #71833)

Click on the following link to be directed to the web class schedule containing more information on each session http://virginiawestern.edu/classes/scheduleDetail.php?subject=HOST&asubject=Hospitality,Culinary (NonCred)&term=2144&longterm=Fall 2014&bookstoreTermID=2144&shortTerm=Fall

Comfortable clothing is suggested and a closed-toe shoe is mandatory.

Call the School of Business, Technology and Trades at 857-7272 if you have questions. Put on your apron and let's get cooking!

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.