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December 11, 2012

Thanks from the Men’s Basketball Team

Virginia Western Men's Basketball team would like to say Thank You to all the faculty, staff & students who came out to support us on Saturday. Your energy and enthusiasm helped the Blue Stars to a 86 - 57 win over Virginia Highlands. The Blue Stars look forward to seeing you at the next home game on January 12th @ 3pm.

Thanks - Coach Ray Bare

Learning Technology Center Holiday Hours

 The LTC will be open the following hours during the holiday break.

Wednesday, December 19th:     8:00am - 5:00pm (closing early)
Thursday, December 20th through Tuesday, January 1st: Closed for Winter Break
Wednesday, January 2nd:          12:00pm - 8:00pm (opening late)
Thursday, January 3rd:               Return to regular hours

For a complete listing of regular hours and testing policies, please visit our webpage at:


Help Desk Holiday Hours

Below are the Help Desk hours of operation for the week of December 17 and the week we return from break.

Please note the Help Desk will be staffed during the morning of Thursday, 12/20 even though the college is “closed” in case you need technical support.

Monday, Dec. 17 and Tuesday, Dec. 18: 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. (our normal hours)
Wednesday, Dec. 19: 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 20: 7:45 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, Jan. 2: noon to 6 p.m. (The Help Desk staff will attend in-service.)Thursday, Jan. 3: 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 4: 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Our normal hours of operation will resume Monday, January 7, 2013.

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and safe holiday season!

No VWAlert System Test in December

The monthly test of the VWAlert System is cancelled for December 2012 since the college will closed for the holiday break. The monthly testing of this system will resume on Friday, January 18, 2013!

Thank You from OPPSS Program

TO: The Holiday Planning Committee & Faculty and Staff at Virginia Western:

On behalf of the pregnant and parenting students that are part of the OPPSS program, I want to extend our sincere appreciation for the donations received during this year’s Holiday Luncheon. As you may know, the OPPSS program is here to assist parenting students with the obstacles that may prevent them from completing their educational goals. Because of your incredible generosity, many parenting students will be able to get the items they need for their children right here on campus. Thank you for your support of this program and also to the pregnant and parenting students who will benefit from your thoughtfulness.

Gwendolyn Johnson, Coordinator
Office of Pregnant & Parenting Student Services


Food vendor hours for the remainder of the semester and reopen time for 2013:

Java the Hutt:

  • Close at 2 p.m. on December 12 and 13
  • Close at 12:30 p.m. on December 14
  • Reopen January 7 at 7:30 a.m.


  • Closing December 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Reopen January 7 at 9:30 a.m.

Rock & Roll Diner:

  • Closing December 11
  • Reopen day and time TBA

Library’s End of Semester Hours

Brown Library’s hours for the rest of the semester will be as follows:

  • 12/10—12/13: 8am-8pm
  • 12/14: 8am-5pm
  • 12/15: 9am-4pm
  • 12/17—12/18: 8am-8pm
  • 12/19: 8am-5pm

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

Let your voice be heard! – QEP Survey

Please complete the following survey to choose which title for our Advising Teamwork Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that you like best. The survey will be open through 5 pm on Friday, December 14, 2012.  http://survey.vccs.edu/wsb.dll/s/41ge71

Thank you in advance for completing this survey.  If you have questions or concerns related to the QEP, please contact Kristel Clark at kclark@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-6218.


Do you want to know how we are progressing on our SACS reaffirmation? Would you like to get an overview of our preliminary implementation plan for our Advising Teamwork Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and provide feedback? 
Come to the Natural Science Center at noon on Wednesday, 12/12/2012.  This session is open to all faculty, staff, and students. We welcome your thoughts about the QEP and the next steps in the process.