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April 17, 2013

Spring Fling Annual Juried Student Art Show, Friday, April 19 on the Bridge

The Art Club is proud to present their annual student art show this Friday. Art will be exhibited in 5 categories including, Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design/Typography, Photography and Mixed-Media. There are 46 cash awards to be given to those very talented students, so come out and enjoy the show! For more information, please contact Sue Steele Thomas, Art Faculty Advisor, 857-6070 or sthomas@virginiawestern.edu. Any student who is interested in entering may pick up a flyer from H213E, Humanities building.

Staff Senate Meeting – April 25th

The next Staff Senate Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25th at 10 a.m. in the HR Training Room. Please advise Amy Maiolo or Tara Nepper of any additional agenda items. Don’t forget that the following items will be discussed at the meeting:

  • Co-Chair nominations (2 year term)
  • Summer meeting date
  • Fall In-Service training topics (please be specific)
  • QEP update
  • Strategic planning update
  • New building grand opening update

2013 – 2014 Budget Process


Deans of Schools and Department Heads are reminded that the 2013-2014 budget process remains open through Friday, April 19th for new budget requests to be submitted.  ETF requests are being submitted through the regular budget process this year, as well as other requests for funding.

Virginia Western has an open, transparent, budget process.  Requests will be funded based on availability of funding.  By April 24, 2012, all new budget requests shall be summarized and available for review college-wide on VW Connect - Financial and Administrative Services website

If you have any questions regarding the process required to submit a request, please contact me or Fred Aaron.

Cheryl C. Miller

To All College Employees

Regretfully, I must inform you that David Harrison, Director of Information and Educational Technology Services (IETS) has resigned his position at VWCC.  His last day with us will be Friday, April 26th.

David has accepted the position of Chief Information Security Officer for the VCCS!   

Please join me in congratulating Dave on this new opportunity.  Dave is a tremendously knowledgeable and talented person.  We will miss him as a member of our team, but we are glad that his talents will still be available to us through the VCCS.

If possible, please make a point to stop by Dave’s office or send him an email wishing him well.  We wish him great success in his new position and we are very proud of his accomplishment!

Cheryl C. Miller

Salsa Dancing Classes

Free Dance Classes!

The new campus club, Virginia Western Latin Movements, is offering free salsa classes for all students, faculty and staff! No experience or partner necessary!

For more information contact Gabriela Plazarte at gnp230@email.vccs.edu

Instructor: Edgar Ornelas, founder of SalsaNoke.

Where: Humanities H100 Gym

When: Thursday 18th and 25th of April, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the club's facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/415122768574829/

Spring Fling on Friday!

Virginia Western’s Spring Fling 2013!

Relax and enjoy Virginia Western's Annual Spring Event!

Friday, April 19
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Court of Four Seasons (in front of Brown Library)
Everything is Free!

Make Your Own License Plates
Wax Hands
Spin Art Frisbees
Zumba Demo at 11:30 am
Live Music!

Picnic Lunch and Homestead Creamery Ice Cream

Student Organizations & Campus Departments

Businesses/Community Organizations
Special giveaways and promotions for students!

Spring Fling Art Show
Juried Student Art Show on the Pedestrian Bridge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Opportunity to win cash prizes! Pick up an entry form in the Art Gallery!

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

It’s Time to Play Ball!

Cheer on the Salem Red Sox on April 27th at 6 p.m. as they take on the Lynchburg Hillcats. Come early and watch Dr. Sandel throw out the first pitch. Employees and students get in free with a current Virginia Western ID.

Virgina Employee Public Service Week Celebration – Today!

Every May, state agencies across Virginia will celebrate the hard work and dedication state employees provide to the Commonwealth of Virginia through a recognition event in honor of Virginia Employee Public Service Week.

Due to the operational challenges that Virginia Western faces during the traditional recognition period, the college will be celebrating Virginia Employee Public Service Week on Wednesday, April 17, 2013:

Virginia Employee Public Service Week Celebration

Natural Science Center

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 

Ice cream will be provided by the Homestead Creamery truck just outside of the Natural Science Center.   Be sure to bring your employee badge and sign-in at that time to receive your treat! 

For your additional pleasure, an assortment of games will be available within the Natural Science Center! 

  • Cake Walk (4 times:  1:30, 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00) – play the game for your opportunity to win a yummy cake!
  • Jelly Bean Guessing Game   Be the employee to guess the closest amount of jelly beans in the jar and win the jar of candy!
  • Name that Baby  Identify your co-workers as children.  The employee that guesses the most correct responses is a genius and will have their name displayed as the winner adjacent to the Wall of Fame!  Do you want your baby picture displayed for this game?  Send it to Human Resources not later than April 12th – be sure to include a note with your name on it to identify yourself!
  • Corn Hole
  • Jinga (giant tumbling towers)

Employees will also have the opportunity to recognize a work-related accomplishment or noteworthy action of a co-worker on a paper brick wall for the college’s Wall of Fame.  The Wall of Fame will be displayed during the traditional Virginia Employee Public Service Week (TBA). Three (3) employees will be awarded a recognition gift based on the recognition action (brick) completed by your peer.

Thank you for making a difference! 

A special thank you is extended to Carlton Mabe and Tara Nepper for their contributions to this event, and also to the dedicated members of the Employee Recognition Committee!


The Hail Mary in Humanities!!

Your Faculty/Staff All-Stars defeated the Virginia Western Athletic All-Stars 98-93 last Friday evening.  The team was down 40-46 at halftime, but great 2nd half defense and rebounding from Anthony Billups and Justin Martin from Mathematics brought the All-Stars back.  Ray Bare, Men's Basketball Head Coach, helped the team comeback with 28 points.  With only 3 seconds left in the game and down 5 points, Cory Bapst (Media Geeks) hit a 32 foot 10-point basket to win the game at the buzzer!   Your Faculty/Staff All-Stars were:

Nick Owens - Student Activities

Ray "Big Swish Daddy" Bare - Men's Basketball

Anthony "A Train" Billups - Mathematics

Corey "The Truth" Bapst - Media Geeks

Shane Sawyer - Geology

Takisha "Queen B" Basham - Women's Basketball

Justin Allen - Mathematics

Chris "Twinkle Toes" Pender - Licensure, Credentialing, & Intensive Training

If you see any of the team members, tell them great job, we are all still a little sore.


Workforce Development

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

VWCC KIDS College 2013 (summer camps) Engino Building - Engineer-Architect-Creativity Workshop (rising grades 3-7), Horticulture Camp — My Backyard Habitat (rising grades 4-6), Chemical Magic — Magical Microscopes — Rocks and Minerals (rising grades 3-6), "MAGIC" Mentoring A Girl In Construction (rising grades 9-12 Girls), Science Sleuths - Crime Scene Investigation (rising grades 3-7), Robotics Camp (rising grades 6-8), Investigate with Geospatial Technologies - GIS, GPS and Satellite Imagery (rising grades 5-10), Discover Mechatronics Camp (rising grades 6-8), Digital Photography (rising grades 4-6), Digital Photography (rising grades 7-9); BLACK ROCKET CAMPS - App Attack! Make Your First Game App (rising grades 3-5), App Attack! Make Your First Game App (rising grades 6-8), Make Your First Video Game! (rising grades 3-5), Make Your First Video Game! (rising grades 6-8), App Adventures! The Next Level (rising grades 3-5), App Adventures! The Next Level (rising grades 6-8), Make Your First 3-D Video Game! (rising grades 3-5), Make Your First 3-D Video Game! (rising grades 6-8), LEGO Films and Stop Action! (rising grades 3-5), LEGO Films and Stop Action! (rising grades 6-9), LEGO VIDEO Games (rising grades 3-5), LEGO VIDEO Games (rising grades 6-9), Video Game Animation (rising grades 3-5), Video Game Animation (rising grades 6-9). Early registraton $avings!! Follow link for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/summercamps/index.html Contact Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu