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January 28, 2013

Welcome New Hires!

Congratulations to the following employee(s) who have moved from part-time to full-time positions!

  • Sarah Olson began a full-time position on 01/25/2013  as an Education and Support Specialist for Workforce Development Services at our Greenfield location.   


Farewell to Jack Mandy

It is with much sadness that we mourn the loss of Jack Mandy who died on Saturday, January 26. Jack faithfully served as the open computer lab tutor from October, 2004 until his death. Jack was indeed a faithful friend to all faculty, staff, and students who he knew and assisted over the years. A farewell, memorial poster is available for your written thoughts and signature; please stop by the computer open lab in Business Science M302 to sign the poster by Friday, February 8.

For those wishing to pay respects, Jack’s family will visit with friends on Thursday, January 31 from 3 – 4 p.m. at the Oakey’s Chapel, 627 Hardy Road in Vinton with a memorial service to follow at 4 p.m.

The School of Business, Engineering and Technology is collecting memorial funds to assist with Jack’s unexpected emergency medical and funeral expenses. If you would like to contribute towards this memorial offering, please deliver your cash donation to the School of Business, Engineering and Technology, Webber Hall room W305 by Friday, February 8.

Thank you for your support of Jack's family at this time.

You Make The Difference Employee Recognition Event

Join in as the college collaboratively celebrates and recognizes your contributions that lead to the success of the college and the students that we serve!

 “You Make the Difference” Employee Recognition Event
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Natural Science Center
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

  • All employees are invited to stop by to socialize and commend their peers at this event.  Catered by A Cut Above Catering, an assortment of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverages will be provided.
  • Following the event there will be award drawings!  Awards are limited to employees that have received a “You Make the Difference” card issued by their peer(s) from March 2012 through February 2013. Remember to bring your cards with you to the event.  If you prefer, you may deliver the completed cards prior to the event by placing them in a collection box located in the Human Resources Office.
  • A supply of “You Make the Difference” cards are located in the Human Resources Office.

Posting to the Daily Bulletin

Do you have information to share with the college community? Post your notices to the Daily 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:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • New employees to your office (even if they aren't new to the college)
  • Personal professional development milestones (publication of a book, journal articles, awards, etc)
  • Congratulations to an individual or team for completion of a project, task or event
  • Business process updates or changes
  • Birth or death announcements
  • 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)
  • A new posting must be submitted for each day you want the post to run (the program doesn't allow multiple date selection so three posting dates means you submit the post new three times - don't worry, you can copy and paste)
  • 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

How do you find the bulletin?

How do you post to the bulletin?

Sign-on questions? Contact Jaime Shetrone (jshetrone@virginiawestern.edu)

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


Important Spring 2013 Drop Dates

Important spring 2013 drop dates to share with students:

  • Last Day to Register/Add a Class - January 13
  • Last Day to Drop and Receive Refund - January 24
  • Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation - February 8
  • Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty - March 21

Learn to Crochet!

Want to make your own scarf ?

Monday, February 4 and Monday, February 11

2 pm to 4 pm

Thomas Center, Room 205

Learn the basics of crochet by making a scarf and flower pin! Supplies and instructor will be provided in this two-week session.   Free for VW students, faculty and staff! Sign up in advance to participate!

Sponsored by Student Activities.  For more information, contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326.

Blue Stars Women’s Basketball Thursday!

Your Blue Stars Women's Basketball team will face off against Bennett College, Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 PM.  The team is looking for thier first back-to-back home wins this year.  See you there!