The Teaching and Learning with Technology Committee is excited to offer some small grant opportunities to encourage innovative and emerging technology in teaching and learning. These awards are typically NOT funded by the VCCS’s Professional Development Initiatives, the Equipment Trust Fund or the College’s regular operating budget. Faculty and staff should consider proposing innovative and emerging technology projects that support the College’s vision statement. The window for submission is short so PLEASE, we encourage any and all innovative ideas. Deadline for submission is Friday, March 15th at 4 pm. Follow the link below to apply:
March 14, 2013
The Hall Career Center is hosting a number of events to help students find employment.
1. One of the LARGEST Career Fairs:
The purpose of the Career Premiere Fair is to share information with college students and graduates about career and internship opportunities at participating organizations.
- What: Career Premiere Fair
- When: Thursday, March 28, 2013 From 11:00-3:00
- Where: Salem Civic Center
- Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
- Open to: ALL Students
Pre-registration required by Thursday, 3/21/13
2. Chamber of Commerce Career Focus Dinners:
The Chamber of Commerce host visits to different companies throughout the Roanoke Valley. This allows students to visit and walk through a company while listening to a presentation from the companies HR department. The presentation includes the hiring process, what departments the company has, a Q & A session and much more..... Sign up in the Hall Career Center TODAY and visit one of the following companies:
*Transportation provided to ALL dinners*
- WSLQ FM Broadcasting- March 21; 4:30-7:00
- Western VA Water Authority-April 4; 4:30-7pm
Pre-registration required ONE week before each dinner.
- 3/14 Army; 11-4 ( 3rd Floor Webber)
- 3/19 Richfield Retirement Community; 11-4 (2nd Floor Business Science)
- 3/20 Adventure Youth Mentoring; 9-2 ( 3rd Floor Webber)
- 3/28 Army 11-4 ( 3rd Floor Webber)
4. Resume Power Hours:
- Every MONDAY 11-12
- Every THURSDAY 10-11
- Every FRIDAY 1-2
This is a drop-in, first-come, first-served service! Bring a hard copy of your resume and have it reviewed by one of our professional. Resume Power Hour is a few minute informational session that will help you tweak your resume to the needs of your future employer.
5. Alumni Meet & Mingle:
- What: Alumni Meet & Mingle
- When: Tuesday, March 26; 4-6:00pm
- Where: Natural Science Center
- Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
- Open to: ALL students and Alumni
The Alumni Meet and Mingle is a chance for students to network with business professionals who attended Virginia Western.You’ll gain first person experience networking with business professionals who came from where you are, and have found success in their field.
Pre-registration required by- Friday, 3/22/13
**Please contact the Hall Career Center for registration/information 540-857-7298**
2013 Employee Benefits and Health Fair
April 10, 2013
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Human Resources/Workforce Training Room
Free snacks and drinks – free onsite screenings – free chair massages and more!
Free Combo Screening through CommonHealth
Appointment required. See online registration details below.
Open to covered employees!
Cholesterol (Total and HDL)
Body Mass Index
Diabetes Risk Assessment
The CommonHealth free screening is available to the following covered employees (employees do not need to be enrolled in the health insurance program):
- Full-time classified employees.
- Full-time faculty and adjunct faculty.
- Retirees (and their spouses) are also eligible to participate.
- Full-time classified and full-time faculty family members 18+ years, living permanently in the employee's household are eligible. These include spouses; and/or dependents that are under 26 years and are non-self supporting.
- Wage employees (no family members are eligible to participate).
Lewis Gale Medical Center
Appointment required. Contact Denise Schuh.
Open to all employees, retirees, and family members for a nominal fee!
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA for men) - $20.00
Come play Carilion’s interactive prize wheel!
Free chair massages are being provided by Daniel’s Institute of Massage and the Healing Arts! No appointment necessary.
Vendors will be on site to provide professional expertise to meet your every need!
Plus free healthy snacks! Compliments of National Food and Vending!
CommonHealth will be offering a “Think FAST about Stroke” learning station where you will find information on stroke prevention and early warning signs.
The 2013 Employee Benefits and Health Fair you won’t want to miss…mark your calendar today!
Contact Denise Schuh at email@example.com to schedule an appointment for your PSA screening with Lewis Gale. To schedule your free combination screening through CommonHealth, visit their online registration at http://www.maximhealthsystems.com/pickatime/?id=1061. Note that the online registration process closes April 2nd.
The Feeding America Hunger Study will start next month- VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are available! Volunteers are needed to help with the client survey by working in teams to visit assigned food distribution sites throughout Southwest Virginia to randomly select clients for a computer-based interview. Teams of 3 to 4 will be paired with a food pantry, shelter, or soup kitchen to conduct client interviews. This great opportunity allows volunteers to learn more about hunger in their community.
Feeding America Southwest VA is holding an Information Session on Monday, April 8 from 12-1 PM in the Natural Science Center. If you are interested and can't make the information session you can pick up a FASWVA volunteer information form in the Volunteer Office, Thomas Center room 210 or email Lori Mier, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Steele Thomas, a professor in the Art Department, will have three more of her works of art featured in the Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car magazine. In addition, an article in the May 2013 edition will spotlight her work.
Click her to view the article: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/communications/HemmingsClassicCarApril2013.pdf
Congratulations to Sue on this recognition of her superb work!
Workforce Development http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/index.php
MS Office Skills – The Next Level (ITEC 2348) – Class to be held at the Franklin Center, Rocky Mount. Thursdays 6:00-9:00pm - 3/21/13-3/28/13. Learning key tips and tricks can greatly improve your efficiency and productivity. Numerous shortcuts, WORD 2010 ribbon basics, quick access toolbar, pictures, adding borders and shading paragraphs, mail merge the easy way. EXCEL 2010 ribbon basics, quick access toolbar, removing duplicates in lists, formulas and filters. Instructor: Jo Smith. Contact Paulette Parkhill (540) 857-6514 email@example.com or Brenda Fichtner (540) 483-017 x2117 firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Management Refresher (BUSC 2510) 03/20/13 - 4/17/13 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM This course is designed for the students who have already completed the PMP Exam Prep class and wish to review the body of knowledge prior to testing. Instructor Darryl Agee. Contact Paulette Parkhill email@example.com
Project Management Exam Prep Course (BUSC 2507) 4/11/13 - 06/13/13 - 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of project management as defined within PMI.org, the accreditation body for project management. Instructor Darryl Agee. http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/pmp.php Contact Paulette Parkhill firstname.lastname@example.org