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November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving and Extended Saturday Hours at the Library

Our hours for the Thanksgiving Day holiday are as follows:

  • Monday, 11/19: 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday, 11/20: 8am-12 noon
  • Wednesday through Sunday, 11/21-11/25: Closed

Saturday hours at Brown Library will be extended during the last few weeks of class.

  • Saturdays: 9am-4pm (12/1, 12/8, 12/15)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hours for the Learning Technology Center are different and are posted here.

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Local Public and College Libraries

Library Renovation, Phase II Begins!

The top floor of the library–the Circulation department– will only be open through November 29th. Beginning Monday, December 3rd, all Circulation services, such as book and technology check-outs, textbooks on Reserve, and interlibrary loan, will be located in the classroom on the main floor of Brown Library. Any inquiries regarding the Archives will also be taken in the classroom.

Research assistance will still be available in Reference, as usual, on the main floor.

Please pass the word that the library’s main floor will continue to be the place to be, during the remainder of the Fall and Spring semesters!


**Special thanks to all that donated to our Goodwill Donation Drive.**

We have decided to extend the time that the outside EDGAR box will be on campus! So if you did not get a chance to clean out your closets here is your chance! The outside donation box will be on campus until Wednesday, December 19!

 *Attention Staff: In return for our donations the Hall Career Center will receive vouchers from the Goodwill so that we may help those students in need of dress attire for interviews or  job fairs.

Posting to the Student Bulletin

Do you have information to share with students? Post your notices to the Student Bulletin!

Postings should be college related with the exception of information included in Friday's bulletin posts, "Community Events" and "For Sale/Buy/Trade/Free." (see note below about different posting instructions for these posts)

Your postings could include:

  • Opportunities for student engagement.
  • Changes in class meeting times or locations.
  • New employees to your office (even if they aren't new to the college) - especially if they work directly with students.
  • Professional development milestones (publication of a book, journal articles, awards, etc) - yes students like to know when faculty and staff excel at what they do. Excellence builds pride.
  • Congratulations to an individual or team for a competition or event.
  • Business process updates or changes that students need to know. Does your office get a lot of students who ask the same question? Answer the question in the Student Bulletin so students can stay informed.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Federal Work Study positions open.
  • Career and employment opportunities.
  • Blackboard or SIS outages.
  • Retirement announcements.
  • And much more!

A few things to remember:

  • Postings should be short and to the point (think about the basics that would get your attention)
  • No graphics or tables (the bulletins are emails; graphics and tables take up server space)
  • If a posting is not for the next day, include the run date at the top of the message (ex. Please run on 11/30)
  • Postings must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. the day prior (postings submitted on Friday will run on Monday)
  • No bulletins are sent on Saturday, Sunday or any day the college is closed
  • Send Community Event or For Buy/Sale/Trade/Free postings to publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu
  • You can subscribe to the Student Bulletin http://www.virginiawestern.edu/services/bulletin/

How do you find the bulletin?

How do you post to the bulletin?

Posting or content questions? Contact Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu)

Old Dominion University Program Director Visits Campus

Dr. Mitch Williams, Program Director for the Ph. D. in Education - Community College Leadership will visit the Thomas Center on Wednesday, November 28 from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. Dr. Williams is interested in speaking with those interested in pursuing this exciting degree program locally. Please contact Terri at ODU at 76976 for more information

Thank You!

The Student Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) would like to thank everyone that participated in the canned food drive we held 11/15.

It was a huge success with donations far exceeding our expectations.  I am sure many people in the Roanoke Valley will benefit from this donation to the 2nd Harvest Food Pantry.

Employee 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 and the menu will include the following items:

  • Black Forest Ham – served at a carving station with a honey mustard sauce (gluten free)
  • Classic Turkey & Gravy  (gluten free)
  • Santa Fe Veggie Pasta – bowtie pasta mixed in a creamy cheddar sauce with fresh tomatoes, corn, black beans and peppers (vegetarian)
  • Southern Green Beans (gluten free)
  • Buttered Corn (gluten free)
  • Traditional Bread  Stuffing
  • Assorted Breads
  • Apple Cobbler and Ice Cream
  • Variety of Petite Cheese Cakes
  • Variety of Petite Pies
  • Banana Pudding (gluten free)
  • Orange-Infused Iced Tea, Water, Coffee

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= All full and part-time faculty and staff and Federal Work Study students are invited to attend the luncheon.

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. Following are a list of items needed for each agency.

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


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/

VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Education Support Specialist II (Financial Aid)
    • Deadline:  11/30/2012 by 5pm (EST)
  • Facilities Project Coordinator
    • Deadline:  12/03/2012 by 5pm (EST)
  • Head Athletic Coach, Part-time (Women's Volleyball)
    • Deadline:  Open Until Filled

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Feel free to contact HR, 857-7282, with any questions.


Faculty and Staff:

To conclude the 2012 We Are Western Employee Giving Campaign, please participate in We Are Western Day. Show your Virginia Western spirit on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and wear your We Are Western T-shirt and/or Employee Giving Campaign button.

The We Are Western 2012 Employee Giving Campaign is an opportunity to invest in the future of our students. The annual employee giving campaign exemplifies the level of commitment you have for students and the institution we call home. Last year, Virginia Western employees donated and pledged a total of $30,981.71, with 100 percent directly impacting students through scholarships, emergency funds, book funds, and other donor-specified initiatives. The assistance provided through your generous donation makes college more accessible and affordable for students across the region.
The Educational Foundation is still striving to reach 100% participation in this year’s campaign. There is time to participate (www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation). Thank you for all you do to make Virginia Western a great place to work and the primary education economic engine in the Roanoke Valley. Our students are the beneficiaries of your hard work and generosity.
We Are Western!

Robert H. Sandel


Participate in WE ARE WESTERN DAY to show your Virginia Western spirit on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. On that day, wear your We Are Western T-shirt and/or Employee Giving Campaign button. There is still time to participate and be eligible for the last prize drawing.

The final GRAND PRIZE DRAWING for an iPad3 will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and announced after Thanksgiving break.

Thank you to Optical Cable for the generous donation of the iPad3 for the Employee Giving Campaign! 

Enter to win and participate in We Are Western Day: a downloadable campaign contribution form and secure online contribution form are available at www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation on the Employee Giving Campaign page. If you have any questions, please contact Erik Williams at 857.8914 or ewilliams@virginiawestern.edu. Thank you for being part of our family and supporting our students! We Are Western!