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April 16, 2014

National Library Week – Tip of the Day

What leads to overall student success? The incorporation of information literacy skills across curricula. Brown Library wants to partner with faculty and staff to promote information literacy. Here’s one of the ways we can work together.

Tip #2: Request a library presentation to complement an assignment.

A library staff member can support a class assignment by providing a related library presentation or by providing guided research sessions. Just determine when the library instruction will be most meaningful to your students, and then fill out our online form to request instruction. Thank you for attending the library session with your students so that you can provide direction and encourage student participation.

Library Contest!

Students, faculty, and staff --- Enter the library’s “How Many Books?” contest. Guess how many books in print are in the Circulating collection on the top floor of the Brown Library Building. The student and the faculty/staff member who makes the closest guess (without going over the actual number of books) will win a prize! Go to the top floor of the library and look at the Circulating collection; then submit a contest entry form at either the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk. The contest runs April 15 through April 19, 4:00pm. Winners will be notified on Monday, April 21.

Happy National Library Week!

Next Staff Senate Meeting – April 23, 2014

The next Staff Senate Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00am – 11:00am in F002. We will have a member of the web team there to give us an overview of the college’s web page and answer questions.

Nominations for the co-chair position currently held by Tara Nepper and the recorder position held by Nicole Bell will be accepted starting at the this meeting. Elections will be held at the May meeting.

Past 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

All full- and part-time classified staff are encouraged to attend Staff Senate. Agenda items may be submitted to Marla Whiteside (mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu) or Nicole Bell (nbell@virginiawestern.edu

April 15, 2014

Fitness Assessments

Where are you with your fitness goals? Come find out with the Exercise Science Program Students Thursday April 17th 10-11:30 a.m. in the Humanities Gym. Assess Body Fat, BMI, Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, and Flexibility. See where you need to focus your program. FREE to all VWCC students, faculty and staff. Contact Karen Carpenter at kcarpenter@virginiawestern.edu with questions.  Full assessment takes about 20 minutes.

Yoga in the Park

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday April 17th at 12 noon -1pm join the Exercise Science Club, DJ spinning yoga music, and instructor Karen Carpenter for Yoga in the Park. This one hour class outdoors at our beautiful Arboretum is for all fitness levels. Relieve end of the semester stress and take an hour for YOU. Open to all VWCC students, faculty, and staff.  Inclement weather plan is in the Humanities Gym.

April 11, 2014

Next Week is National Library Week!

April 13 - 19, 2014, is National Library Week, a nationwide celebration of libraries and library workers.

Come to Brown Library.

Search our online databases.

Read a book.

Hug a librarian (gently).

Next Staff Senate Meeting – April 23, 2014

The next Staff Senate Meeting has been scheduled for April 23, 2014, 10:00am – 11:00am in F002. We will have a member of the web team there to give us an overview of the college’s web page and answer questions.

Nominations for the co-chair position currently held by Tara Nepper and the recorder position held by Nicole Bell will be accepted starting at the this meeting. Elections will be held at the May meeting.

Past 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

All full- and part-time classified staff are encouraged to attend Staff Senate. Agenda items may be submitted to Marla Whiteside (mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu) or Nicole Bell (nbell@virginiawestern.edu).

April 7, 2014

Alliance for Excellence Awards Program

The Alliance for Excellence is in the process of planning its 28th Alliance for Excellence Awards Program for African American students. For 27 years, AFE and Virginia Western have joined together to honored students for outstanding achievement.

We are currently taking nominations from faculty and staff for African American students who have excelled academically OR while not at the top of the class have provided outstanding service in the community. Please nominate students by April 11 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BSDFTWN. If you have any questions, please contact Melinda Hill at mhill@virginiawestern.edu.

April 4, 2014

Digital Photography

Digital Photography (PHTG 2201 - AC1) Tuesday 5/6/14 - 6/10/14 (6:30pm-8:30pm) This five week class will cover what symbols mean; proper exposure; lighting and portraits; composition and landscapes; processing your images. Instructor: Teena Cook. For more details contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

March 31, 2014

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

KIDS College Summer Youth Programs - Early registration discount through May 30th! Follow link for more details http://www.virginiawestern.edu/kidscollege  Contact: Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu or (540) 857-6514

Summer 2014 Classes:

Intro to Basics, Families Creation and Advanced Revit Techniques (CADD 2153 AC1) Thursday (6:00pm-9:45pm) 4/10/14 - 5/29/14  http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/business_professional.php Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

QuickBooks for Business Workshop (ACCT 2195 - AC1) Thursday 5/1/14 - 5/15/14 (6:00pm-9:00pm) Click for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/conted/quickbooks.php - Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Digital Photography (PHTG 2201 - AC1) Tuesday 5/6/14 - 6/10/14 (6:30pm-8:30pm) This five week class will cover what symbols mean; proper exposure; lighting and portraits; composition and landscapes; processing your images. - Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Eric Stiles, a former supervisor and head tailor/fitter for Giorgio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren is coming to Roanoke! Sewing/Construction & Pattern Drafting classes (LLRN 2700 - 6 sessions, one per week for 6 consecutive weeks on THURSDAYS) 5/29/14 - 7/10/14 (No Class July 3) Must meet 20 minimum registrations. Click this link for more details- http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/sewing.php  Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Home Inspection Training Course now available! Online Home Study Course or 3-day in classroom course includes online Home Study Course; Class dates: July 25-27, 2014; 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM  Follow this link for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/homeinspection.php

March 17, 2014

Lunch Leads: What “DOES” HR Want?

Pre-Registratio​n Required - Contact Hall Career Center for forms - Thomas Center 202, 857-7298,  careercenter@virginiawestern.e​du

WHEN: Thursday, April 4th , 11:00am – 12:30pm

Join the Hall Career Center and employers to learn more about the "do's and don'ts of job searching, resumes, interviewing & applications straight from the people who make hiring decisions! This is a hour and half luncheon seminar with HR department from different companies or fields that give you information on how to obtain a job through their company, what they look for on resumes and things related to their company.