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March 18, 2015

2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair

2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Human Resources Training Room - Ground Floor, Fishburn Hall

 

Free snacks and drinks –free chair massages and more!

 

Free chair massages are being provided by Daniel’s Institute of Massage and the Healing Arts! No appointment necessary.

Vendors will be on site to provide professional expertise to meet your every need!

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Aetna Health

Delta Dental

Minnesota Life

CommonHealth

VALIC

Ameriprise Financial

TIAA-CREF

Fidelity

ICMA-RC (457b)

Virginia Federal Credit Union

Freedom First Federal Credit Union

AFLAC

Liberty Mutual

Lewis Gale

Carillion

CommonHealth will be offering a “Breathe Well” learning station where you will find information on your lungs and how to breathe easier every day!

The 2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair you won’t want to miss…mark your calendar today!

March 12, 2015

Welcome New Hires!

Congratulations to the following employee who has moved from a part-time to a full-time position!

  • Cathrin "Kitty" Walls began a full-time position on 03/10/2015 as the Career Development Specialist in Hall Associates Career Center in Student Services.

 

March 11, 2015

2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair

2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Human Resources Training Room - Ground Floor, Fishburn Hall

 

Free snacks and drinks –free chair massages and more!

 

Free chair massages are being provided by Daniel’s Institute of Massage and the Healing Arts! No appointment necessary.

Vendors will be on site to provide professional expertise to meet your every need!

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Aetna Health

Delta Dental

Minnesota Life

CommonHealth

VALIC

Ameriprise Financial

TIAA-CREF

Fidelity

ICMA-RC (457b)

Virginia Federal Credit Union

Freedom First Federal Credit Union

AFLAC

Liberty Mutual

Lewis Gale

Carillion

CommonHealth will be offering a “Breathe Well” learning station where you will find information on your lungs and how to breathe easier every day!

The 2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair you won’t want to miss…mark your calendar today!

March 10, 2015

Safety / Workers’ Compensation Tip of the Week….

It is fairly obvious that safety and health hazards can exist on worksites filled with heavy machinery and equipment, where employees often are required to engage in strenuous manual labor. A job where most of the work tasks are completed while sitting in a chair in a climate-controlled office building would seem less fraught with danger. However, a surprising number of hazards can be present in an office setting.  Many injuries can be prevented if workers or supervisors recognize the risks and implement simple workplace modifications to help mitigate them.

Stay clutter-free

Boxes, files and various items piled in walkways can create a tripping hazard, according to OSHA. Be certain that all materials are safely stored in their proper location to prevent buildup of clutter in walkways. Further, in addition to posing an electrical hazard, stretching cords across walkways or under rugs creates a tripping hazard, so ensure all cords are properly secured and covered.

Step on up

Standing on chairs – particularly rolling office chairs – is a significant fall hazard. Workers who need to reach something at an elevated height should use a stepladder. The Chicago-based American Ladder Institute cautions that stepladders must be fully opened and placed on level, firm ground. Workers should never climb higher than the step indicated as the highest safe standing level.

Maintain a clear line of vision

Workers can collide when making turns in the hallways and around blind corners or cubicle walls. The National Safety Council suggests installing convex mirrors at intersections to help reduce collisions. If workers can see who is coming around the corner, collisions are less likely to occur.

Get a grip

Carpeting and other skid-resistant surfaces can serve to reduce falls. Marble or tile can become very slippery – particularly when wet, according to the National Safety Council. Placing carpets down can be especially helpful at entranceways, where workers are likely to be coming in with shoes wet from rain or snow.

 

Please contact Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6331) in the Human Resources Department for additional information concerning Workers' Compensation and/or safety in the workplace.   Remember….Safety First!

Award Recipients – You Make the Difference!

The following employees are the recipients of awards for “You Make the Difference”.  Awards are to be picked up in the Human Resources Office:

  • Debbie LaRocca - Casserole Dish – handmade pottery and donated by Barbara Wright
  • Karin Cole - Premier Loop Earrings – donated by Natalie Talbott, Independent Distributor
  • Joyce Story - $16.00 Gift Certificate for Spring Plant Sale – donated by Clark BeCraft
  • Mike Brown - $16.00 Gift Certificate for Spring Plant Sale – donated by Clark BeCraft
  • Nick Owens - Spring Fling T-Shirt – donated by Sue Thomas
  • Lenore Trout - Spring Fling T-Shirt – donated by Sue Thomas
  • Pam Cunningham - VWCC Fitness Center T-Shirt – donated by Barbara Williams
  • Siclinda Canty-Elliott - VWCC Fitness Center T-Shirt – donated by Barbara Williams
  • Marla Whiteside - Eddie Bauer Cell Phone Carrier – donated by Judy Lienhardt
  • Tommy Amos - VWCC Logo Mug
  • Dorrisa Williams - VWCC Logo Mug
  • Jason Reid - VWCC Logo Mug
  • Kathy Holland - VWCC Logo Mug
  • Keith Johnson - Box of Brownies
  • Heidi McClintic - Two Movie Tickets to Regal Grande Theatres
  • Lorrie Danco - Two Movie Tickets to Regal Grande Theatres
  • Steven Chichester - Two Movie Tickets to Regal Grande Theatres
  • Lee Allen - Two Movie Tickets to Regal Grande Theatres
  • Cynthia Jennings - Two Movie Tickets to Regal Grande Theatres

Special One-Month Parking

Permits must be displayed on your dashboard. Lost permits will not be replaced. Recipients of the parking passes must contact either Pat Rhodes or Craig Harris to make arrangements and have approval for a parking place of your choice. Parking may not be transferred to another recipient. If you do not want your parking pass, please notify Denise Schuh at dschuh@virginiawestern.edu so that another award recipient name may be drawn.

  • Sandy Shelton – March 2015
  • David Daniels - April 2015
  • Bonny Wheeler – May 2015
  • Sheila Haynes – June 2015
  • Josh Myers – July 2015
  • Amy Maiolo – August 2015
  • Chad Sartini – September 2015
  • Joanie White – October 2015
  • Joan Ayers – November 2015
  • Dan Horine – December 2015
  • Robert Coleman – January 2016
  • Natalie Talbott – February 2016

A sincere thank you to everyone at the college for making a difference every day and to the award donors!

 

 

 

 

March 9, 2015

Bone Density and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Tests Available at the Fair!

 

Bone Density - $15.00

Prostate Specific Antigen - $20.00

Contact Denise Schuh at dschuh@virginiawestern.edu for an appointment.

 

Bone Density- for women – screening for osteoporosis- using the Achilles Express Vetra Sonometry Machine – no x-ray is used. The bare heel is placed in the machine and ultrasound assesses the loss associated with the disease.

PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) - for men – screening for prostate cancer- A small sample of blood is taken from the arm and sent to our laboratory. A report is sent to the individual’s home after being reviewed by a physician.

2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Human Resources Training Room – Ground Floor, Fishburn Hall

March 3, 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.

March 2, 2015

Bone Density and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Tests Available at the Fair!

 

Bone Density - $15.00

Prostate Specific Antigen - $20.00

Contact Denise Schuh at dschuh@virginiawestern.edu for an appointment.

 

Bone Density- for women – screening for osteoporosis- using the Achilles Express Vetra Sonometry Machine – no x-ray is used. The bare heel is placed in the machine and ultrasound assesses the loss associated with the disease.

PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) - for men – screening for prostate cancer- A small sample of blood is taken from the arm and sent to our laboratory. A report is sent to the individual’s home after being reviewed by a physician.

2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Human Resources Training Room – Ground Floor, Fishburn Hall

 

February 27, 2015

2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair

2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Human Resources Training Room - Ground Floor, Fishburn Hall

 

Free snacks and drinks –free chair massages and more!

 

Free chair massages are being provided by Daniel’s Institute of Massage and the Healing Arts! No appointment necessary.

Vendors will be on site to provide professional expertise to meet your every need!

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Aetna Health

Delta Dental

Minnesota Life

CommonHealth

VALIC

Ameriprise Financial

TIAA-CREF

Fidelity

ICMA-RC (457b)

Virginia Federal Credit Union

Freedom First Federal Credit Union

AFLAC

Liberty Mutual

Lewis Gale

Carillion

CommonHealth will be offering a “Breathe Well” learning station where you will find information on your lungs and how to breathe easier every day!

The 2015 Employee Benefits and Health Fair you won’t want to miss…mark your calendar today!

February 25, 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.