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March 26, 2013

Stars vs. Staff Basketball Jam in 3 weeks!

The 2013 Stars vs. Staff Basketball Jam will be played at 5:00 PM on Friday, April 12 in the Humanities Gymnasium.  The School of Science, Mathematics & Health Professions, Media Geeks, and Student Activities are some the departments represented on your Faculty/Staff All-Stars team.  

If you have questions about wanting to play, wanting to help at the game, or how to donate to Type 1 Diabetes Research, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/index.php

VWCC KIDS College (summer camps) Early registraton $avings!!http://virginiawestern.edu/summercamps/index.html Contact Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu 

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 pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

CCAP Application Final Week

The 2013-14 CCAP application deadline is Friday, March 29.

To centralize services for CCAP applicants, the Educational Foundation is setting up CCAP Command Central Station in Fishburn, 002 (HR Training Room) from Wednesday, March 27-Friday, March 29 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

If any student is looking for where to bring CCAP documents or ask a question about CCAP applications--whether it regards advising, financial aid or the application itself--please refer them to Fishburn, 002. Representatives from all departments will be available in CCAP Command Central Station throughout the week to answer questions and collect documents, etc.

Please contact Carolyn Payne at cpayne@virginiawestern.edu with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your assistance with the CCAP students and application process.

Book Drive/Early Childhood Literacy Awareness Days

The 2013 Week of The Young Child is April 13-20 and the theme is Early Years Are Learning Years.  This is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

The Virginia Western Volunteer Center and the Early Childhood Education Department is holding a children's book drive/Awareness Day to serve literacy needs in our community.

Please bring new or gently used books for Pre-K through 5th grade students!

When: Wednesday, April 3, 11-2 & Thursday, April 4, 2-5

Where: Craig Hall, outside the Campus Bookstore

The Campus Bookstore will be offering a new book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, at a reduced price.  This is one of Virginia's pre-selected children's books for Week of the Young Child.

All books will be donated to TAP Head Start.

Resume Power Hours

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.

  • Every Monday 11-12
  • Every Thursday 10-11
  • Every Friday 1-2

Join us in the Hall Career Center-Thomas Center 202

Retirement Reception


Don't forget to stop by the Natural Science Center on Wednesday, March 27, 1:00-3:00 p.m. to congratulate Gloria Lindsay on her retirement.


Lunch Leads: Justice & Law Enforcement


Get the inside scoop on what it takes to be a part of the

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE & other LOCAL Police Departments!

Thursday, April 11th


Natural Science Center

FREE lunch will be provided*Space limited

Pre-registration required by Monday, April 8th 

Register in the  HALL CAREER CENTER; Thomas Center G202

*This event qualifies for an HCC passport stamp*

Preparation for Employment Event!

Looking to give EXTRA CREDIT or know a student that needs assistance with preparing for a job? Have your student sign up today for one of our events to help them prepare for the workforce!!!

The HALL CAREER CENTER is hosting mulitple workshops & seminars with "REAL" local employers to help you Prepare for YOUR CAREER !!!

Sign up TODAY for ONE or ALL Seminars & Workshops:

  • Resume Writing Lab
  • Resume & Interviewing Seminars
  • Mock Interviews (Practice interviewing with a company within your professional field)
  • Who's Hiring?
  • Internships 101 Seminar
  • Resume Critiques (Have your resume critiqued by someone in your professional field)
  • Overcoming Barriers to Employment Seminar (background issues, credit checks, poor work history)

WHAT: Preparation for Employment

WHEN: Friday, April 5, 2013; multiple  hourly seminars scheduled between  1:00pm-5:00pm 

WHERE: Virginia Western Campus

REGISTRATION: YES in the HALL CAREER CENTER (Thomas Center-202; 540.857.7298)

OPEN TO: ALL Students & Alumni

Pre-registation required by Monday, 4/1 at 5:00pm for Resume Critiques & Mock Interviewing; Pre-registration for All other workshops/seminars required by Wednesday, 4/3 at 5:00pm.

A Thank You Note from Dr. Wilmer

The Compliance Certification for SACS has been submitted. Almost everyone on campus played some part in putting this report together and I wanted to thank you for your help in completing this very important project. I particularly wanted to thank our IE Office (Rachelle, Carol, and Sarah Chitwood) for the countless hours spent compiling this report; the Steering Committee (Dr. Sandel, Cheryl Miller, Angela Falconetti, and Lori Baker) for the work that you did in reviewing this; and our faculty editors (Brad Burkholder, Betsy Collier, and Sarah Burns) for the work that you did to proof and check links.

The Compliance Certification is the first step of the process. In May we will get the results and spend the summer writing a Focused Report which is due in August along with our QEP report. Our On-Site visit is in October. Then the final step will be to write of Focused Report to respond to the On-Site visit. We have crossed a huge hurtle with the completion of the Compliance Report, but our work is not done. Your continued support and assistance are critical as we move forward to the final three steps.

Thank you for your help thus far and I look forward to making continuing progress toward our successful reaffirmation!


Volunteer/Internship Opportunity!

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, lmier@virginiawestern.edu.