Daily Bulletin title

October 10, 2012

International Faculty Reception

Please join us for a college wide reception for Els Falkmann, our visiting VaCie-VCCS international faculty member from Holland.  Els is a participant in the VACie-VCCS international faculty exchange program between the VCCS and comparable institutions of higher education through the world.   Please take a few minutes to stop by and enjoy light refreshments as we get to know Els.  She would love to meet all of you.  The reception will be held in the lobby of Fishburn Hall on October 24th from 2-4 p.m.

Developmental English Redesign Information Session TODAY

An information session regarding the redesigned developmental English program and the new English placement test will be offered TODAY in Business Science 317 from 12:00-1:00pm.  Please come join us and learn more about how these changes may impact your students and your courses!

If you have questions, contact Brooke Ferguson (bferguson@virginiawestern.edu; 857.6323).

October is Cybersecurity Month – Cybersecurity Tip #2

Don’t click on links in email even when they appear to come from a legitimate source.  Phishing scams will send emails that look very authentic, and then include a link to click on, which will take you to a webpage that will also look authentic and then request personal information, which is captured and sent to an illegitimate source.  If the email appears to be from a company that you do business with, contact them directly either by phone or a direct link to their website, rather than using the link in an email.  One of the dead giveaways on phishing emails is to look at the email address that it was sent from.  If the sending email address has no relationship to the company, it’s definitely spam.

Protect loved ones from phishing scams. – The most targeted consumers for phishing scams are people over 60 and students.  The former because they’re likely to be too trusting and not all that familiar with computers.  The latter because they are very familiar with computers, think they’re invincible, and tend to conduct a lot of their personal business on the computer.


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


Room and Resource Requests

Looking to schedule a campus location for a meeting or event? Unsure where to start?

Start by looking at the College Calendar to make sure the room you want to us is available. Find exactly what you need by searching for a specific date and location.

Rooms such as the Natural Science Center and Whitman Theater book quickly so it's a good idea to get your event on the calendar as soon as possible. In addition to reserving the space support departments such as the Media Geeks and FMS are booked out months in advance. Help us help you!

Contact Tara Nepper or follow this link to reserve your space at any ON-CAMPUS LOCATION. http://calendar.activedatax.com/virginiawestern/OpenEntryFacility.aspx?fid=1.  Some locations may require department/division approval but check the calendar link about first and th en contact Tara if you need help completing your request. You can also use this link to request resources from Campus Police (unlocking doors, parking, etc) and the Media Geeks (projector, lectern, microphone support, etc) for your event.

Contact Dana Asciolla if you need a computer lab, classroom or conference room at the ROANOKE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER downtown Roanoke.

Contact Cassandra Dove if you need a lecture hall, computer lab or formal conference room at the GREENFIELD EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTER in Daleville.  http://www.virginiawestern.edu/workforce/GreenfieldCenter.php

Contact Mike Greer if you need a computer lab or classroom at the FRANKLIN COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER in Rocky Mount.

To reserve FMS resources use the FMS work order system or contact Hunter Wright.

Post submitted by Tara Nepper

Blackboard Outage

Please note the following message from VCCS:

Blackboard will be unavailable during the standard outage window on Thursday, October 11, from 12:00 AM through 4:00 AM. Engineers will be performing important maintenance on the Blackboard system.