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November 11, 2014

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) Weekly Pledge Card Drawings

Have your completed CVC pledge card to Marla Whiteside by noon Friday, November 14th for your chance to be the recipient of donated gift cards. There will be two drawings again this week!

The recipients of the drawing can choose from one of three cards: Subway card, Dominos, or Java bucks and they will also receive a McAllister’s lunch card! Additionally, the first name drawn will receive a Relay for Life t-shirt! T-shirts are gone after that, but don’t despair as the second name drawn will receive an additional choice between a Subway, Dominos, or Java bucks card!

Congratulations to the recipients of the November 7th drawing:

Tracy Harmon – Relay for Life t-shirt, $5 Java Bucks, and a McAllister’s lunch card

Joanie White - Relay for Life t-shirt, $5 Java Bucks, and a McAllister’s lunch card

Remember, no amount of giving is too small! Support the college’s Give Here – Share There CVC campaign and help CVC reach their statewide goal of $3,700,000!

Don’t forget – Auction for Animals is Wednesday, November 12th from 10 to 2 p.m. in the Natural Science Center! Bid on treasured items to help fund the ASPCA, bring Purina pet food (or other needed items) to support the Roanoke SPCA for your entry into a drawing for a $10 Foster’s Grille gift card, and you can even snuggle with adoptable pets!  Questions about this event?  Contact Faith Janney or Melissa Williams.

November 10, 2014

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) Weekly Pledge Card Drawing on November 14th!

Submit your CVC pledge card to Marla Whiteside by noon on Friday, November 14th and you will be entered into a drawing to receive a Relay for Life T-Shirt and your choice of one of the following donations by our campus vendors:

  • Slice of pizza and a drink compliments of Dominos
  • 6 inch sub compliments of Subway
  • $5 Java Bucks compliments of Java the Hutt

And, you will also receive a McAllister’s lunch card! There will be two drawings on November 14th. The second pledge card drawn will not have a t-shirt (as they will have been all distributed) but will get another pick of either Dominos, Subway, or Java!

Other ways to donate include:

  • Donate online
  • Donate and support the upcoming college event:  Auction for Animals on November 12th. At this event you can bid on one or more of the wonderful items donated to support ASPCA. Bring Purina food or other items the Roanoke SPCA specified the need for and you will be entered into a drawing to receive a $10 gift card from Foster’s Grille! Questions? Contact Melissa Williams or Faith Janney.

Remember, no amount of giving is too small! Help support our community during the college’s 2014 Give Here – Share There CVC Virginia is for Giving Campaign!

November 7, 2014

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) Weekly Pledge Card Drawing

Have your completed CVC pledge card to Marla Whiteside by noon on Friday, November 7th for your chance to be the recipient of donated gift cards. There will be two drawings this week!

The recipients can choose their choice of one of three cards: Subway card, Dominos, or Java bucks and will also receive a McAllister’s lunch card and a Relay for Life t-shirt!

Remember, no amount of giving is too small! Support the college’s Give Here – Share There CVC campaign and help CVC reach their statewide goal of $3,700,000!

November 6, 2014

WellGOnomics: How You Move Matters Facilitated Classroom

Department of Human Resources Management, CommonHealth, has a new employee health campaign called WellGOnomics: How You Move Matters.

This campaign focuses on ergonomics. Ergonomically incorrect work and home environments or movements can cause an increase in injuries, aches, and pains. Sue Perry, our CommonHealth Regional Coordinator, will help employees focus on how you move throughout the day and how to evaluate your activities, such as electronics use, sitting, standing, driving, and lifting.

Let Sue Perry show you how to stop, think, and evaluate before you move to prevent injuries. Participants will receive an incentive compliments of CommonHealth. There are two separate sessions available for you to choose from!

WellGOnomics

Human Resources Training Room – Fishburn Hall

Thursday, November 20, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

The facilitated classroom on WellGOnomics is a CommonHealth Event. CommonHealth events permit Virginia Western employees who are scheduled to work during the event to be authorized to take up to one hour of paid time per month in order to participate provided their supervisor permits the employee to attend.

November 3, 2014

Chili Cook Off and Halloween Costume Contest for Feed America of Southwest Roanoke

Who were the chefs at the CVC chili cook-off on October 31st? Their culinary skills were amazing and tantalized taste buds throughout the college helping raise $267.50 and non-perishable food for Feeding America of Southwest Roanoke!

Here are our chefs and their yummy chili:

  • Marla Whiteside-“White Lightning”
  • Melissa Williams-“Easy Peasy Homemade” Chili”
  • Kalyca Schultz-“Redheaded Vegetarian Chili”
  • Sandy and Mike Shelton-“Cincinnati Skyline Chili”
  • Shana Roche-“Cheese Tortellini Chili”
  • Linda Hurt-“Plain Ol’ Chili”
  • Faith Janney-“Some Like it Hot”
  • Heidi McClintic-“Now that’s Darn Good Chili”
  • Fred Aaron-“Windy’s Chili”
  • David Daniels-“Delightful, Frightful, Devilish Chili”
  • Dorissa Williams-“Chili Chili Bang Bang”
  • Chris Porter-“Derriere in the Creek Chili”
  • Tammy Meador-“Italian Sweet Chili”

First place winner of a $100 gift card to Kroger went to Marla Whiteside with her “White Lightening” chili! Congratulations Marla!

Second place winner of a $50 gift card to Fresh Market went to Chris Porter with his “Derriere in the Creek” chili! Congratulations Chris!

Employees came dressed in a variety of costumes and best costume went to Monica Griffin dressed as “Dorothy” who selected a $30 gift card to Hibachi Grill at Towers Mall! Congratulations Monica!

Employees brought in cans of beans, meat, vegetables, and fruit along with a variety of much needed non-perishable food for Feeding America of Southwest Virginia. Brooke Ferguson’s name was drawn as the prize winner of a $10 gift card to Foster’s Grille at Towers for her non-perishable donations.

Lastly, the pledge card drawing for Friday, October 31st went to Becky Chauncey who received a Relay for Life t-shirt and a Subway card for a 6” sub! Congratulations Becky!

The committee wants to thank you for your participation in this worthy event and give a big shout out to all of our donors for the chili cook-off and Halloween costume contests: the employee chefs, Kroger, Fresh Market, Hibachi Grill and Foster’s Grille at Towers, the Pepsi Company, and Tara Nepper for the hot dogs and fixings!

 

 

October 31, 2014

WellGOnomics: How You Move Matters Facilitated Classroom

Department of Human Resources Management, CommonHealth, has a new employee health campaign called WellGOnomics: How You Move Matters.

This campaign focuses on ergonomics. Ergonomically incorrect work and home environments or movements can cause an increase in injuries, aches, and pains. Sue Perry, our CommonHealth Regional Coordinator, will help employees focus on how you move throughout the day and how to evaluate your activities, such as electronics use, sitting, standing, driving, and lifting.

Let Sue Perry show you how to stop, think, and evaluate before you move to prevent injuries. Participants will receive an incentive compliments of CommonHealth. There are two separate sessions available for you to choose from!

WellGOnomics

Human Resources Training Room – Fishburn Hall

Thursday, November 20, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

The facilitated classroom on WellGOnomics is a CommonHealth Event.  CommonHealth events permit Virginia Western employees who are scheduled to work during the event to be authorized to take up to one hour of paid time per month in order to participate provided their supervisor permits the employee to attend.

October 27, 2014

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) Weekly Pledge Card Drawing!

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) weekly pledge card drawing winner on October 24th was Kalyca Schultz who selected a 6” sub compliments of Subway!  Congratulations Kalyca!

Submit your CVC pledge card to Marla Whiteside by noon on Friday, October 31st and you will be entered into a drawing to receive a Relay for Life T-Shirt and your choice of one of the following donations to be redeemed by one of our campus vendors:

  • Slice of pizza and a drink compliments of Dominos
  • 6 inch sub compliments of Subway
  • $5 Java Bucks compliments of Java the Hutt

Other ways to donate include:

  • Donate online
  • Donate non-perishable food, pet supplies, and attend the upcoming college events: Chili Cook Off and Halloween Costume Event on October 31st and Auction for Animals on November 12th

Remember, no amount of giving is too small! Help support our community during the college’s 2014 Give Here – Share There CVC Virginia is for Giving Campaign!

Safety / Workers’ Compensation Tip of the Week….

What is Workers' Compensation??

In the event that you should have an accident or illness that arises out of and in the course of your employment at VWCCyou should report the accident or illness to your supervisor and the Human Resources Department immediately.  The Workers' Compensation Coordinator for our agency is Heidi McClintic.

  • For medical attention of a non-emergent nature, an employee must select a physician from the college's Panel of Physicians Form.
  • Employees sustaining serious (life threatening) injuries should contact Campus Police (857-7979) and/or 911, and seek medical attention at the closest emergency room.  Immediately upon stabilization of the injury, the employee should seek follow-up treatment from a physician on the Panel of Physicians Form.

Workers' Compensation claims are subject to approval by the Commonwealth's Workers' Compensation administrator (currently MC Innovations) and the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.

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!

October 22, 2014

VWCC Give Here – Share There: What Speaks to Your Heart?

The 2014 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is well under way! Our goal at Virginia Western is to raise $1,500 to help CVC reach their statewide goal of $3,700,000! There are multiple ways you can give and no amount is too small! You may choose to donate by a paycheck deduction; lump sum donation; participation in the Chili Cook-Off/Halloween Costume or Auction for Animals fund raising events; donating a gently used item for auction; or by bringing in much needed non-perishable food items and pet supplies.

There are thousands of CVC Charities to choose from, but which charity speaks to your heart? Click here to view testimonials of three of our employees whose real-life experiences have led them to champion a charitable organization.

Don’t forget, our weekly drawing will be Friday, October 24th for those employees who have submitted a paper pledge card to Marla Whiteside in FAS!

Congratulations to the winner of last week’s drawing: Dorrisa Williams

October 21, 2014

National Save for Retirement Week

VRS wants you to be aware that National Save for Retirement Week is October 19th – 25th. During this time, explore ways you can save for retirement such as increasing your voluntary contribution to the Hybrid retirement plan (mandatory plan for new full time VRS members as of 1/1/2014), or to a 457b or a 403b. VRS states, “…even a little now will help greatly in the long term.”

Webinars are being offered for employees in the Hybrid or are enrolled in the Commonwealth 457b plan. Visit www.varetire.org for more information or to voluntarily enroll in a 457b plan.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources at 857-7962.