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September 22, 2014

Free Lecture on Campus

We will be hosting a special lecture by Dr. Richard Miller, a nationally renowned surgeon and author on the subject of Compassion Fatigue. This is a free lecture open to the public, faculty, staff and students. There will be 3 Sessions on September 25th (9:45AM; 12:45PM & 3:00PM) and 1 on September 26th (9:15AM).  The lecture will be held in Whitman Theater. Please watch this short 1-minute video for more information:  http://youtu.be/_hDQqWntwG0

Transfer Advising Q & A for Students!

Do you have students or advisees that need help planning their transfer to a 4 year college or university? Tell them about the upcoming Transfer Advising Q & A sessions! These sessions are designed to help our students prepare for Transfer Week (October 6-9th) and will include basic information on transferring as well as tips on what questions to ask an admissions rep and how to plan ahead for transferring.

Sessions Held in Business Science 320 on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
o   Follow up session to discuss any additional questions post-Transfer Fair or to assist students unable to attend the Fair

Questions? Contact:

Business, Technology & Trades: Lacey Carey - lcarey@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6210

Liberal Arts & Social Science: Mandy Garcia - mgarcia@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6710

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Yvonne Campbell - ycampbell@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6099

 

September 17, 2014

Career Bytes: Job Fair Success Strategies

Please share this information with your students!
 
LEARN:
1. What to EXPECT
2. How to prepare and deliver an ELEVATOR SPEECH
3. How to PREPARE yourself & documents needed
And much more!
 
WHEN:
Thursday, September 25
12:15 pm- 12:45pm and 5:15-5:45 pm
Choose which time slot works best for you!
 
REGISTER:
Contact the Hall Career Center
with your Name, Student Email, Phone Number, & Student ID
Student Life Center 206 ▪ Phone: 857-7298
Email: careercenter@virginiawestern.edu

September 15, 2014

Free “Roanoke Valley Reads Book” for VWCC Students

In celebration of Roanoke Valley Reads 2014, Brown Library and Student Activities are partnering to provide 30 free copies of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet for current VWCC students. Book giveaway times are at 11:00am and 5:00pm on Thursday, September 18. The first 15 students who bring their student ID or class schedule to the top floor of Brown Library at or after the designated times and ask for the book will receive a free copy.

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 12, 2014

Free “Roanoke Valley Reads Book” for VWCC Students

In celebration of Roanoke Valley Reads 2014, Brown Library and Student Activities are partnering to provide 30 free copies of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet for current VWCC students. Book giveaway times are at 11:00am and 5:00pm on Thursday, September 18. The first 15 students who bring their student ID or class schedule to the top floor of Brown Library at or after the designated times and ask for the book will receive a free copy.

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 10, 2014

STAFF SENATE MEETING – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH – REVIEW/REVISION OF BY-LAWS

NEXT STAFF SENATE MEETING – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH – REVIEW/REVISION OF BY-LAWS

The next Staff Senate Meeting will be Thursday, September 18th from 10:00am – 11:00am in the Natural Science Center, N101.

At this meeting, we will review, and if necessary, provide motions to revise the committee’s by-laws.

Future Staff Senate Meeting information is as follows:

  • Thursday, October 16th 10:00am – 11:00am in F002
  • 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

(Note: Staff Senate Meeting information can also be found on the website in the Faculty and Staff Full Calendar)

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 Wednesday, September 17th to Pam Cox (pcox@virginiawestern.edu), Marla Whiteside (mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu), or Valerie McKnight (vmcknight@virginiawestern.edu.)

Asian Studies Book Collection on Display in Brown Library

Brown Library is currently displaying the beautiful new books provided through the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures-Asian Studies Grant. This collection was acquired thanks to Virginia Western’s participation with UVA in a program called, “Understanding the Non-West: Strengthening Global Humanities at Virginia’s Community Colleges.” The goal is to boost global humanities in Virginia’s community colleges and enrich appreciation for the cultural traditions, literature, and cinema of India, China, Japan, Eastern Asia, and Russia.

This special collection is on display and available for check-out on the top floor of the Brown Library Building:

Mon-Thurs: 8am-8pm

Fri: 8am-5pm

Sat: 9am-1pm

September 9, 2014

STAFF SENATE MEETING – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH – REVIEW/REVISION OF BY-LAWS

NEXT STAFF SENATE MEETING – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH – REVIEW/REVISION OF BY-LAWS

The next Staff Senate Meeting will be Thursday, September 18th from 10:00am – 11:00am in the Natural Science Center, N101.

At this meeting, we will review, and if necessary, provide motions to revise the committee’s by-laws.

Future Staff Senate Meeting information is as follows:

  • Thursday, October 16th 10:00am – 11:00am in F002
  • 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

(Note: Staff Senate Meeting information can also be found on the website in the Faculty and Staff Full Calendar)

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 Wednesday, September 17th to Pam Cox (pcox@virginiawestern.edu), Marla Whiteside (mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu), or Valerie McKnight (vmcknight@virginiawestern.edu.)

September 8, 2014

Business Etiquette Luncheon at Hotel Roanoke for Students and Alumni

Please let your students know about the upcoming Business Etiquette Luncheon!  Come learn about proper dining etiquette for business meals and enjoy a wonderful meal all for FREE!  The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 22, from 11:30am - 2:30pm, at Hotel Roanoke.

Students and alumni are welcome to register.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at the Hall Career Center – Student Life Center 206. For more information, contact the Hall Career Center at 857-7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu.

 

September 5, 2014

Garden Party in the Arboretum

The Community Arboretum is hosting 'Lemonade on the Lawn', an informal garden party on Sunday, September 7th, from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm.  Highlights will include the All-America Selections display garden in full bloom, guided tours of the Arboretum gardens, and a presentation at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm.  So come enjoy cookies, lemonade, and the late-summer flowers at the Arboretum.