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October 3, 2012

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

Workforce Development http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/index.php

Emergency Preparedness Class to be held October 24th! Be prepared when the power goes out - Take practical steps to keep you and your family safe - Create an emergency supply kit - HLTH 2578 For more details call Workforce 540-857-6076 http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/documents/BePreparedWorkshop2012.pdf

iPad for Business Workshop – November 29, 2012 and January 10, 2013 http://www.vastartup.org/register/events/842 For more details: Contact Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Better Business Management with QuickBooks Classes - ACC 295 - Advanced QuickBooks - This in-depth workshop will help you succeed! - Tricks and tips for using QuickBooks to manage your accounting records, freeing up time for you to grow your business. Are you a small business owner who would like to learn computerized accounting? Have you been using QuickBooks and would like to learn how to use it better? - Class Dates: Friday evenings 5:30pm – 10:00pm – January 18, 25 and February 1, 201327th – October 11th http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/quickbooks.php

“Searching for computer workshops!” Virginia Western has what you are looking for - please follow this link for more details http://tinyurl.com/d259l3g

 

Local Real-Life Example of Book Banning (with a Good Ending)

Never heard of banned books before this week? Here’s a great local example of how one person can cause a book to be pulled from the shelves of a school library, therefore letting that one person dictate what they think YOU should read or not read. Thankfully, the book was returned to the shelves and made available to students, although on a more limited basis.

Interested in finding out more about Banned Books Week? How about a list of Banned Classics or the most frequently Banned Books of the 21st century? Happy reading from the Brown Library staff!

 

Thursday and Friday only, take a break at the library and try your hand at one of our Banned Books Word Searches!

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom we have to express our opinions— even if the opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. Banned Books Week brings attention to the challenges that have been presented to this freedom by celebrating books which have been attempted to be banned in libraries across the country. For a short history of attempts at censoring books, please see The Online Books Page Presents Banned Books Online at the University of Pennsylvania. Included in this page are links to the actual texts of these works, available for free online.

ALL WEEK

  • Visit Our Displays on the Top Floor. See examples of books that have been banned and find out the reasons behind it.

Educational Foundation Fall 2012 Emergency Funds

Thank you to the faculty members and advisers who recommended students for the Educational Foundation Emergency Funds this semester. Donations to the annual Employee Giving Campaign go to support the fund, and this semester, the Educational Foundation awarded $3,800 in student aid.

At this time, the Educational Foundation Fall 2012 Emergency Fund has been exhausted. Additional funds will be available in Spring 2013. The Student Emergency Fund is designed to address exceptional financial hardship faced by new and continuing Virginia Western students that could affect their continuing education. Examples of types of emergencies to consider: house fire, medical issues, assistance with temporary housing for a student left homeless, etc. Notices will be sent out in the Daily Bulletin regarding Student Assistance Programs at the beginning of each semester.

Thank you again for supporting Virginia Western's students and the Student Emergency Fund.