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November 30, 2012

Updating Your Mailing Address

Attention ALL employees (Full and Part-Time, Faculty and Staff):

To make sure Payroll has your current mailing address for W2 purposes, please review and update your address no later than December 14th, 2012.   

To Edit an address:

  • Log-in to PeopleSoft.
  • Click "Main Menu".
  • Click "Self Service".
  • Click "Personal Information Summary".
  • Click "Change Home/Mailing Addresses" button.
  • Then click the “Edit” button to the right of the address which needs to be updated.
  • Fill out the form with your new mailing address information.  You must list the same address in the HOME and MAILING address variables.  Please ensure you are using proper USPS format and abbreviations.  The Postal code MUST be in the nine-digit format. Use this link to find your code: http://zip4.usps.com.
  • Residence/Juris Code should be the city or county location of the corresponding address.
  • List effective date of address change next to “On this date”.
  • Click “Save”.
  • Click “Ok”.
  • Click “Return to Personal Information” when verification of Address is complete.

Additionally, you must submit all address changes to the Human Resources Department. This can be done by emailing Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu) from your VWCC Employee Email Account (or you can use your VCCS Student Email account if you do not have an Employee Email Account with our college) with the request.

FOR BUY/SALE/TRADE/FREE

FOR SALE/BUY/TRADE/FREE:

  • BOOKS FOR SALE: Accounting 211 Principles of Accounting vol 1, without connect plus. Opened but never used new condition. Sale for $130. PED 129, self-defense book "Gift of Fear", used. $10. Contact Brittany at bah22840@email.vccs.edu.
  • AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS/HOME ENTERTAINMENT/HOUSEHOLD FOR SALE: Paint sprayer guns, timing light, floor jack and jack stands, seal driver set, soldering iron gear and balancer puller set. Yamaha A/V surround sound receiver with separate surround system including sub and all speakers, lava lights, neon beer sign from Germany, Skil saw, Craftsman cordless hammer drill, soldering iron, airbrush compressor, 2 Dremel moto tools, plastic model kits and some other stuff.  Can be seen on craigslist or call/text 540-278-4467.
  • FREE JENN AIRE CONVECTION WALL OVEN. Pictures available upon request. Needs a new bottom element (about $34) everything else works great!  FREE but you have to pick up. Contact Barbara at bwright@virginiawestern.edu
  • 7 KITTENS TO GOOD HOMES -There is a $5 rehoming fee and they are 2 to 6 months old, litter box trained, dewormed. Call or text 540-238-3421 or email dwinteraj@gmail.com
  • MATHEMATICS, NINTH EDITION FOR SALE - Mathematics, Ninth Edition by Karl J. Smith, Used once. Paid $165; asking $100, Excellent condition. Contact pph25@email.vccs.edu.
  • FOR SALE NAPIER SPORTZ TRUCK TENT for a Chevy Silverado (regular bed). Used once. Paid $260; asking $225 OBO. Contact lcoffman@virginiawestern.edu.
  • CALCULUS TUTOR NEEDED: For dual enrollment student at Lord Botetourt High School. Tutor can be in our home or he can meet somewhere. Call 540-397-0820.
  • DORM-SIZE REFRIGERATORS FOR SALE. Two for sale, black and white. $75 each OBO. Good condition. Call Diana 540-293-3735.

 

Do you have an item to post FOR BUY/SALE/TRADE/FREE? Please submit your information ready to post with complete contact information to publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu.

Last day to register for the Holiday Luncheon

EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY LUNCHEON will be held on Friday, December 7th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Please register by noon TODAY!  http://calendar.activedatax.com/virginiawestern/EventRegistration.aspx?Rid=117&Iid=604737&Frm=

ADDITIONAL GIVING OPPORTUNITY - The College will be accepting donations of money, Wal-Mart and Kroger gift cards and the like to help support the family who hast taken in eight children of Mariam Ndarugiriye. The children, two are Virginia Western students, have been taken in by a member of their church, Our Lady of Nazareth, after the tragic loss of their mother last week.

Office of Pregnant & Parenting Student Service (VWCC)

  • Diapers- infant to toddler size
  • Pull ups
  • Wipes
  • Pacifiers
  • Bottles
  • Babywear
  • Clothing- newborn to toddler- onesies, tshirts
  • Coats- infant to toddler , 2t-6 sizes
  • Blankets
  • Books, puzzles- infant to pre school
  • Small toys
  • Car seat
  • Stroller
  • Diaper bag/Tote bag
  • Insulated bags- for nursing mothers
  • Gift cards- for transportation, food assistance
  • WEPA cards- VWCC printing
  • Monetary donations- can be used for bookstore credit, cab vouchers, child care assistance

ASPCA

See the list attached for needed donation items. Located Baldwin Avenue, NE. Services include animal adoption, foster care, low-cost spay and neutering, community outreach. http://www.rvspca.org/

Community Events

Friday, November 30, 2012

  • Free Weekly Beer Tasting (5pm – 8pm) @ Wine Gourmet
  • Public Ice Skating (6pm – 9pm) @ Roanoke Civic Center. For more info - www.roanokeciviccenter.com
  • Virginia Tech Hockey vs. Rider (7:30pm – 10:30pm) @ Roanoke Civic Center. For more info – www.roanokeciviccenter.com
  • Ladies Night Holiday Party (7:30pm – 10:30pm) @ Old SW Roanoke. Have a glass of wine and create your own masterpiece with a holiday flare! All the while enjoying the company of friends and some great seasonal music. You provide the wine and we provide the rest! For more info – http://www.facebook.com/events/502700619754541/

Saturday, December 1, 2012

  • Physicians on Foot (8:30am) @ Tanglewood Mall Numerous Carilion Clinic physicians are lacing up their walking shoes alongside the public in the "Physicians on Foot" weekly walking program. For info -- www.carilionclinic.org/walking   
  • Haley Toyota’s Harvest Festival (11am – 2:30pm) @ Downtown Roanoke. For more info -- www.downtownroanoke.org
  • Public Ice Skating (12pm – 3pm) @ Roanoke Civic Center. For more info -- www.roanokeciviccenter.com
  • Free Weekly Wine Tasting (12pm – 5pm) @ Wine Gourmet
  • Black Dog Salvage Annual Holiday Open House (12pm – 5pm) @ Black Dog Salvage. Please join us for our annual Holiday Open House. For more info -- http://www.facebook.com/events/483537445019861/
  • Met Opera Live in HD Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (1pm – 4:30pm) @ Virginia Western Community College. This is your chance to watch the opera live from the Met in NYC. For more info --  www.roanoke.com/eventcalendar/EventDetails.aspx?eventID=32239&dteId=26830
  • Santa by Rail (5pm – 9pm) @ O. Winston Link Museum  A season favorite, Santa will arrive at the Link Museum in the evening under the snowflakes and stars. Join us as we greet Santa as he arrives in downtown Roanoke, riding a Norfolk Southern caboose. For more info -- http://www.downtownroanoke.org/do/santa-by-rail
  • Old Southwest Parlor Tour (5pm – 8:30pm) @ Jefferson Center.  Tour some of the beautiful historic properties in Old Southwest. For more info -- www.downtownroanoke.org/do/old-southwest-parlor-tour

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

  • Monday Fun-Day! (6pm--???) @ Sidewinders. Come out and start off the week the right way with a drink and some good food. This is a great way to meet new people and hang with old ones. For more info hit me up For more info about this group -- www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=269449094740

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • West End Community Market (3pm – 6pm) @ West End Center for Youth -- 1210 Patterson Ave SW.

Submit items for Community Events to publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu.

Student Tuition Payment Plan

For your information to distrubute to students:

Spring 2013 Tuition Payment Plan – Sign Up TODAY!

To help meet educational expenses, Virginia Western Community College is pleased to participate in Nelnet’s tuition payment plan.  For a non-refundable fee of $25.00, Nelnet allows monthly, interest-free tuition payments. The earlier students enroll the more payment options they may have. The payment plan for Spring 2013 will begin on November 12, 2012.

If a payment plan is not established or if tuition is not paid by December 6, students who registered early for classes will be dropped and will need to repeat the registration process. Financial Aid students are protected from enrollment cancellation up to the amount of their Financial Aid award. Financial Aid students should pay any differences between their total award and the amount due to prevent enrollment cancellation.

Payment plan sign-up instructions and deadlines will be posted on the Student Bulletin, Facebook, Twitter, www.virginiawestern.edu and on the VWtvs located across campus.

Step by step directions on how to enroll in a payment plan are available at http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/tuitionpaymentplan.php

November 29, 2012

More News from Brown Library

GOOD NEWS:  The library’s top floor is being renovated!

BAD NEWS:   Since that floor is closed, students may be looking for another quiet place on campus to study.

GOOD NEWS:  The library is sponsoring a “Study Hall” for quiet, individual study.

Beginning Monday, December 3rd, we will be providing another option for quiet study (in addition to the library’s main floor study areas).  The library is hosting a silent area for individual study in the HR Training Room/room F002 on the ground floor of Fishburn Hall --- the building next door to the library.

Study Hall Dates and Hours:

December 3, 7, 10-14, 17-18: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

December 4: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

December 5: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

December 6: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Don’t forget to register for the Holiday Luncheon

EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY LUNCHEON will be held on Friday, December 7th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Our meal will be caterer by A Cut Above Catering. PLEASE register prior to the event so that we can make sure we can make sure we order the correct amount of food. The difference of 100 people equates to over $1,000. Everyone who registers will have their name in a drawing for door prizes. Please register by noon on November 30th. http://calendar.activedatax.com/virginiawestern/EventRegistration.aspx?Rid=117&Iid=604737&Frm=

Every year the college supports a couple of local charities with the donation of items or money. This year the college will be supporting the Office of Pregnant and Parenting Students and the ASPCA.

ADDITIONAL GIVING OPPORTUNITY - The College will be accepting donations of money, Wal-Mart and Kroger gift cards and the like to help support the family who hast taken in eight children of Mariam Ndarugiriye. The children, two are Virginia Western students, have been taken in by a member of their church, Our Lady of Nazareth, after the tragic loss of their mother last week.

Office of Pregnant & Parenting Student Service (VWCC)

  • Diapers- infant to toddler size
  • Pull ups
  • Wipes
  • Pacifiers
  • Bottles
  • Babywear
  • Clothing- newborn to toddler- onesies, tshirts
  • Coats- infant to toddler , 2t-6 sizes
  • Blankets
  • Books, puzzles- infant to pre school
  • Small toys
  • Car seat
  • Stroller
  • Diaper bag/Tote bag
  • Insulated bags- for nursing mothers
  • Gift cards- for transportation, food assistance
  • WEPA cards- VWCC printing
  • Monetary donations- can be used for bookstore credit, cab vouchers, child care assistance

ASPCA

See the list attached for needed donation items. Located Baldwin Avenue, NE. Services include animal adoption, foster care, low-cost spay and neutering, community outreach. http://www.rvspca.org/

November 28, 2012

Bookstore Prize Drawing Winners

Thank you to all that came out for our Faculty/Staff Appcreciation event on 11/27. We look forward to seeing you next year and hope those that couldn't make it will be able to come as well.

Our door prize winners are as follows:

$5 Bookstore Giftcard-
Melaine Moore
Amanda Decker
Courtney Yeager
Debbie Yancey
Tim Stockton

VWCC Waterbottle-
Yangsoo Kim

VWCC ID Holder-
Deb Squire

License Plate Holder-
Tara Nepper

VWCC Hoodie-
Heather Hunter

Vivitar Digital Camera-
Desiree Frye

Thanks again for your support!

-VWCC Bookstore Staff

News From Brown Library

GOOD NEWS:  The library’s top floor is being renovated!

BAD NEWS:  We have to close the top floor and send most of our books to storage.

GOOD NEWS:  Resources and services will still be available on the library’s main floor!

Starting on Monday, December 3rd, all library staff members will be working on the main floor, providing the resources and services to support your information needs.  The majority of our traditional print books will be stored, but we still have an extensive electronic book collection of over 40,000 academic titles.  We also have free interlibrary loan service that allows you to get academic books and articles from other libraries.

Call us (857-7303), visit our website, or even better, come visit us in person.  We’re here to help you.

Welcome New Hires!

Please take a minute to stop by and say hello to the following new faces at Virginia Western!

  • Twila DiMarco began on 11/02/2012 as a part-time bookkeeper in Institutional Advancement / Educational Foundation.
  • Valarie Angle began on 11/25/2012 as a full-time Infant & Toddler Specialist in the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Congratulations to the following employees who have moved from part-time to full-time positions!

  • Gwen Johnson began a full-time position on 11/25/2012 as the Office of Pregnant/Parenting Student Services Coordinator in Student Services / Advising & Retention Services.
  • Renee Rice began a full-time position on 11/10/2012 as an Enrollment Services Technician in Student Services / Admissions.