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October 31, 2012

Do you have students that need last minute extra credit opportunities?

Looking to give EXTRA CREDIT for the end of the semester? Have your students sign up in the HALL CARRER CENTER for one of our listed events:

November 8-Lunch Leads-  "FINDING YOUR DREAM JOB"  12-2 (Free Lunch Provided)

November 14- Career Bytes- PORTFOLIOS  12:30-1:00 or  5:15-5:45

Novemeber 15- Lunch Leads- GENERAL BUSINESS 12:30-2 (Free Lunch Provided)

November 15- Career Focus Dinner- WOODS ROGERS 5-7 (Dinner Provided)

November 28- Career Bytes- ASSESSMENTS 12:30-1:00 or 5:15-5:45

*Limited seating, Hall Career Center Passport Events*

Disaster Exercise Hotwash and Video – November 8th!

As a follow-up to our August 9th and 10th Disaster Exercise (Operation Blue Star Bedlam), all college employees are invited to the “VWCC Hotwash” on Thursday, November 8th.  During this session, drill participants will be able to share their stories of the day and the event.  Additionally, you will see a video produced by our Media Geeks (a big thank you to B Bagby for his hard work and dedication) which will provide a timeline of the event so everyone can see what took place from the beginning to the end of the event.

As you are able, please attend one of the three sessions of your choice.  These sessions are open to ALL college employees.  Ensure you coordinate the session you select with your supervisor and co-workers.


  • 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Your Exercise Planning Team,

  • Mike Shelton, Human Resources Director
  • Craig Harris, Chief of Campus Police
  • Heidi McClintic, Human Resources Analyst


Monthly PeopleSoft Training — Friday, 11/2

The Human Resources and Payroll Departments will now be offering monthly PeopleSoft training for both Employee Self-Service and Manager Self-Service.  All employees (full and part-time) are encouraged to attend, with manager approval, the training session that best meets their schedule to obtain assistance with PeopleSoft HRMS.  At this time, there is no new information regarding PeopleSoft HRMS, these sessions are targeted to new employees and managers, and anyone else who might need a refresher.

The next training session will be held on Friday, November 2nd in M-268

  • Manager Self-Service training will be held from 9am - 10am
  • Employee Self-Service training will be held from 10am - 11am.

To view a complete list of training sessions, please click here.

If you have questions about completing your timesheet and/or your leave balances, please contact Dorrisa Williams (dmwilliams@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6634) in the Payroll Department. 

If you have questions about leave policies, please contact Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6331) in the Human Resources Department.

Faculty & Staff Innovation Grant – Deadline Extended!

The application (2013 Faculty & Staff Innovation Grant Application) to apply for Educational Foundation 2013 faculty and staff innovation grants is now available. The deadline to apply for a 2013 grant is November 7, 2012. These grants are offered by the Educational Foundation to encourage academic enrichment activities. Faculty and staff should consider proposing innovative projects, novel approaches, and creative activities that support the College’s vision statement:

"As a student-oriented center for lifelong learning, Virginia Western Community College
will meet the needs of our diverse community by providing comprehensive
educational programs and workforce development."

Carolyn Payne
Scholarship & CCAP Coordinator


Time to clean out your closets and make room for your new holiday stuff!!! Help your community and the enviroment by donating gently used clothing, accessories, toys, games, and books!

There are 3 ways you can donate:

1. Thursday, Nov 1st - Friday, Nov 16th: bring your donations to one of the "WHITE" boxes located around campus.

2. Thursday, Nov 1st - Friday, Noc 16th: drop your donation at the 24hr Goodwill box located in parking lot #7 below the Thomas Center.

3. Wednesday, Nov 7th & 14th: 8am- Noon, a Goodwill Truck will be on campus. Donation receipts are only available at the truck.



Looking for your "DREAM JOB" but don't know how to get started? Sign up today for this great presentation by Deb Squire  on how to find your "Dream Job"! Great tips on job searching, training opportunities, career information & much more!

When: Thursday, November 8, noon - 2 p.m.

Where: Natural Science Center

Sign up in the Hall Career Center- G202

*Lunch provided, Hall Career Center Passport Event*

2012 Employee Awards Ceremony

All employees are cordially invited to attend the 2012 Employee Awards Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Whitman Theater.

Come join in the camaraderie and celebrate with the recipients of the J. Andrew Archer Award, the Classified Outstanding Achievement Award, and employees being honored for reaching a service milestone with the Commonwealth of Virginia:


  • Amy Anguiano
  • Cristin Barrett
  • Timothy Bayer
  • Joe Burtch
  • Lacey Carey
  • Paul Coleman
  • Cassandra Dove
  • Dick Efnor
  • Pamela Gilbert
  • Sarah Higgins
  • Dan Horine
  • Brenda Morrison
  • Nicole Nance
  • Paulette Parkhill
  • Jackie Scruggs
  • Jeffrey Scott
  • Brenda Tilley
  • Lanette Upshaw
  • Lora Vasiliauskas
  • Melissa Williams
  • Yolanda Williams
  • James Zeisler


  • Gary Dent
  • Marilyn Herbert-Ashton
  • Rodney King
  • James Ramsdell
  • Jaime Shetrone
  • Holly Woodson


  • Anthony Billips
  • Faith Janney
  • Amy Maiolo
  • Bonny Simpson


  • Steve Hammer
  • Ann Moser
  • Robert Sandel


  • Jennifer Bobbitt
  • Natalie Talbott 


  • Kathy Holland
  • Debbie Mayo
  • Mike Shelton


  • Mary Loritsch


  • Arletha Butler
  • Maggie McDaniel

 Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

October is Cyber Security Month – Cybersecurity Tip #10

Use precautions when using wireless Internet. – It’s just as easy for a hacker to get on an unsecure wireless network as it is for you.  That wireless network that you’re connecting to could be actually be someone’s personal hotspot that is saving your keystrokes.  That password or credit card information that you are entering may be being captured.  In a public place someone could also be “shoulder surfing”, which is looking over your shoulder to see what you are entering into your computer.  Remember nearly everyone carries a cellphone today with a built-in camera that could be snapping a picture of your screen.

Flags for the Fallen

The Armed Forces Student Association will be planting a flag garden in the Arboretum in honor of Remembrance Day.  One flag will be planted for each soldier that has been killed in theater since 9/11.  This will be a fund and awareness-raising event.  $1 will plant 1 flag.  Proceeds will be donated to Bentley Conrad, 1-year-old son of Sgt. TJ Conrad. 

Sgt. Conrad was killed in Afghanistan during a demonstration over the burning of Qurans earlier this year.   His wife Holly moved to the Roanoke area so Bentley would grow up with his father’s family.  We want to show them that we have not forgotten the sacrifices they have all made for our country.

Donations are being accepted on an on-going basis.  There is a collection jar in the financial aid office, and more will be popping up around campus.  We are planning to have all the flags planted during the entire month of November. 

Donations may be made in honor or memory of any soldier, from any conflict.  These particular donations will be recognized on a memorial wall in Chapman Hall, also during November.

For more information, please contact Michele Hilts at 857-7395 or mhilts@virginiawestern.edu.

Mixed Nuts

This weekend is your last chance to catch the Virginia Western Theatre's presentation of Mixed Nuts!

Mixed Nuts, is a comedy by Nancy Manera and Simon J. Donoghue What happens when a shy, aspiring writer from the Midwest comes to the Big Apple in search of fame and fortune? For Michael Caldwell, life becomes a series of hilarious encounters with the unpredictable residents of his dilapidated apartment house. Among them are Marshall Ryan, a commercial actor who specializes in portraying inanimate objects; Tanya Romanov, a Russian ballerina on the lam from the KGB; and Philomena Della Vecchia, a wisecracking actress. Phil may be the woman of Michael's dreams if he can just keep her quite long enough to tell her. To retain his own sanity, Michael retreats to his fantasies, only to find that the world of his imagination is even more nerve-wracking than the reality surrounding him!

  • Friday, November 2 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 4 at 2 p.m.

Free admission - donations are appreciated