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December 3, 2014

Fall 2013 Course Deletion

All Fall 2013 (and prior) courses will be removed from Blackboard on December 15, 2014. Blackboard is not designed as a permanent historical archive of course activity. It is a production system for current classes. Keeping old courses can have a negative effect on the performance of the system for current courses and current students. This is why all courses are constantly archived and then eventually removed.

The criteria for removal at this stage:

  1. Course ID ending in "FA13"
  2. Or created before August 1, 2013

Procedure:

  • On December 3, title of courses is changed to include "Will delete December 15, 2014" and courses are made unavailable on Blackboard.
  • All courses are archived (this is an ongoing standard procedure) by VCCS ITS.
  • December 15, 2014 (and following) - all flagged courses will be removed from production.

Courses that are “deleted” will no longer be accessible to the instructor for access in Blackboard. The current VCCS policy allows courses to be accessible to instructors in Blackboard for three previous semesters and then the courses can be restored only by a Blackboard administrator. This is done by instructor request. So if you should need course content from an earlier semester, it can be restored. If you requires an exception, for example for an uncopyable cartridge-based course that students still require access to, please contact Carrie Halpin at CHalpin@virginiawestern.edu including the course id *and reason*.

If you have any questions, please contact the department of eLearning & Instructional Technology at eLIT@virginiawestern.edu

November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Break Hours at the Library

Brown Library has modified its hours of operation for the Thanksgiving holiday break.

  • Saturday, November 22nd: 9am-4pm
  • Monday, November 24th: 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 25th: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday, November 26th: 8am-12pm
  • Thursday, November 27th—Sunday, November 30th: Closed

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Area Libraries

November 21, 2014

International Students Club Festival Today from 5:30-9:30

The International Students Club will hold a festival from 5:30-9:30 on November 21st in Whitman Auditorium celebrating the diverse cultures found on our campus. Students representing different countries will have booths set up with food and decorations. There will be music, costumes, and fun! Please stop by!

Thanksgiving Break Hours at the Library

Brown Library has modified its hours of operation for the Thanksgiving holiday break.

  • Saturday, November 22nd: 9am-4pm
  • Monday, November 24th: 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 25th: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday, November 26th: 8am-12pm
  • Thursday, November 27th—Sunday, November 30th: Closed

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Area Libraries

November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Break Hours at the Library

Brown Library has modified its hours of operation for the Thanksgiving holiday break.

  • Saturday, November 22nd: 9am-4pm
  • Monday, November 24th: 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 25th: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday, November 26th: 8am-12pm
  • Thursday, November 27th—Sunday, November 30th: Closed

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Area Libraries

November 3, 2014

Art Gallery Exhibit and Opening Reception

"A Sense of Place" (an exhibit running from November 5 until December 15) features 27 rural and urban scenes by Japanese artists from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Pieces range from woodblock prints and sumi ink paintings to video clips from classic anime and video game backdrops. From the traditional to the contemporary, the exhibit explores the centrality and importance of the landscape and cityscape in the development of Japanese aesthetic and national identity. Visit the VWCC art gallery in the Humanities building to experience this fascinating exhibit. The opening reception (complete with Japanese snack foods) will be Wednesday, November 5th, from 5-7 pm.

 

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.)