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May 31, 2013

Staff Senate Meeting – Today!

The next Staff Senate Meeting will be held TODAY at 10 a.m. in the HR Training Room on the ground floor of Fishburn Hall.

All full- and part-time classified staff are encouraged to attend.

BOOKS FOR SALE

A HISTORY OF WORLD SOCIETIES 9th Edition (for HIS111-112). $60.00. This is the complete volume and it's in very good condition. It does have some writing/underlining, and a lot in some chapters, but mostly clean pages. Please contact Aaron Holloway at amh26248@email.vccs.edu or call/text at 540-278-3261.

SUMMER SEMESTER MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 9TH EDITION $50.00, cpo263@email.vccs.edu or christineskio@yahoo.comor text - 910-964-1138 Christine Okrasinski

GREGG COLLEGE KEYBOARDING & DOCUMENT PROCESSING, 11TH EDITION (Kit 3, with text/MS OW Man/Access, lessons 1-120). Excellent condition for $50.00. All you need is the GDP Online Software Registration Card available at bookstore. OFFICE PROCEDURES & THEORY- Excellent condition. $40.00. COLLEGE SUCCESS SKILLS- Good condition. $20.00. Contact Leane at lhb222@email.vccs.edu

GREGG COLLEGE KEYBOARDING & DOCUMENT PROCESSING, 11TH EDITION (Kit 3, with text/MS OW Man/Access, lessons 1-120). Excellent, like new condition for $80.00. All you need is the GDP Online Software Registration Card available at bookstore. Contact Robert at rwg2221@email.vccs.edu.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Friday, May 31, 2013

  • Free Wine Tasting (4-7 p.m.) @ Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar
  • Lebanese Festival (11am – 10pm) @ St. Elisa Maronite Catholic Church. A celebration of Lebanese culture with traditional Lebanese dances, games, food, music and more. For info ‐ http://bit.ly/KEPTZa
  • Free Weekly Beer Tasting (5pm – 8pm) @ Wine Gourmet
  • Salem Red Sox vs. Myrtle Beach Pelican (7:05 pm – 10pm) @ Lewis Gale Field www.salemredsox.com

Saturday, June 1, 2013

  • Free Wine Tasting (noon – 5 p.m.) @ Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar
  • Physicians on Foot (8:30am) @ The Greenway in front of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Numerous Carilion Clinic physicians are lacing up their walking shoes alongside the public in the "Physicians on Foot" weekly walking program. For info - www.carilionclinic.org/walking
  • Woofstock Dog Festival (10am – 5pm) @ Downtown Roanoke – South Jefferson St. For more info ‐ www.woofstockdogfestival.com
  • Sidewalk Art Show (10am – 5pm) @ Downtown Roanoke. For more info – www.taubmanmuseum.org
  • Lebanese Festival (11am – 10pm) @ St. Elisa Maronite Catholic Church. A celebration of Lebanese culture with traditional Lebanese dances, games, food, music and more. For info ‐ http://bit.ly/KEPTZa
  • Strings & Spirits (11am – 7pm) @ 2818 Grassy Hill Rd, Rocky Mount, VA. The biggest, best local music festival of the summer is Saturday, June 1. Two stages of bluegrass, new grass, acoustic and more. For info - https://www.facebook.com/events/171384879693658/
  • City Market Saturdays (11am – 2:30pm) @ Downtown Roanoke. For more info - www.downtownroanoke.org
  • Wine Festival @ Virginia Tech (12pm – 5pm) @ VT Alumni Center. For more info – ww2.roanoke.com/eventcalendar/EventDetails.aspx?eventID=37420&dteId=43864 
  • Bluegrass on the Market (6pm– 10pm) @ Salem Farmer’s Market. Bluegrass Jam. For More info - http://home.comcast.net/~bluegrass-in-roanoke/site/?/home/
  • Salem Red Sox vs. Myrtle Beach Pelican (6:05 pm – 9pm) @ Lewis Gale Field.  www.salemredsox.com   

 

The GILES COUNTY AUTISM FOCUS GROUP (GCAFG) is hosting the film screening of The Story of Luke.  It will be held at the Carmike 10 - Tanglewood Mall in Roanoke on June 5 at 7:30pm.  The film is about a young man with Autism who must survive in the world on his own.  This is the first time this movie will be shown on the big screen in Southwest Virginia.  The film is rated PG so children may attend.
We must sell 84 tickets in order to have this event and to receive any donations that are made.  Please share this email and invite your friends! Make sure to reserve your tickets by May 29.  Tickets are $12, which goes to the theatre and the company who has the rights to show the film.  When you reserve your tickets you will be given an option to make a donation to our group.  A donation is not required to attend the event. A member of the GCAFG will introduce the film.  After the movie has finished, a representative from the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic or Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research will speak briefly. To reserve your tickets and find out more information about this exciting event go to http://www.tugg.com/go/bvfmhk. For more information on other events, view our page at http://www.facebook.com/GilesAutism. The GCAFG is a group of parents with children who have Autism, a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Program Supervisor from New River Valley Community Services.  We raise funds to increase awareness about Autism and provide educational tools for local schools to use for children with Autism.

THE ALS ASSOCIATION - DC/MD/VA CHAPTER, ROANOKE SPEAKER SYMPOSIUM, Thursday, June 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the South County Library, 6303 Merriman Road. Edward Kasarskis, M.D., Ph.D. Genetic Discoveries in ALS: Pointing the Way Forward to Treatment; Kathie Vanderpool, RN, BS, CCRP; Optimal Clinical Care for the ALS Patient in Multidisciplinary Clinics; Motivational Speaker Phillip Timp, Climbing Mountains, Moving Mountains. Please RSVP to Lauren Schingh at 804-836-1750 ext. 107. or e-mail LSchingh@ALSinfo.org

SECOND SUNDAY VENDOR FUN DAY June 9th, 2-5 p.m. at the Vinton Volunteer Fire Department, 120 W. Jackson Ave, Vinton. There will be activities for the kids, such as a bouncy house, face painting, fire trucks and of course, great shopping! Visit the Facebook event for a current list of vendors https://www.facebook.com/events/153156568196993/?fref=ts. Only one representative per Direct Sales company allowed; however, unlimited availability for small businesses to sign up. First consultant to pay for their spot secures their space. Spaces are $25 with a table included. Sign your direct sales or small business up today! Contact Tabitha Isaacs to sign up today at ahwithtabitha@gmail.com 

EVERY WEDNESDAY ULTIMATE FRISBEE Roanoke Ultimate (Frisbee) Weekly Pickup - Every Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ River's Edge Sport Complex South - Field 4. For info - www.roanokeultimate.com.

Do you have an item to post in COMMUNITY EVENTS? Please submit your information ready to post with complete contact information to publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu.

 

 

FOR BUY/SALE/TRADE/FREE

  • THE GREENBRIER CLASSIC GOLF DAY TICKETS July 1st thru July 7th   only $35.00 a day per ticket, I have two tickets for each day. Give Marla Whiteside a call 857-6316 or mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu
  • LOOKING TO RENT OR LEASE 5 ACRES and up with a barn and pasture ready for a horse and 2 dogs while stationed in the Roanoke area.  Lease time would be for up to two years.  Please contact Mark Smith at:  mark.f.smith@navy.mil  
  • SPANISH TUTORING FOR VIRGINIA WESTERN STUDENTS, $15 per hour, discounts for more the 2 hours per week. Contact me at svc24914@email.vccs.edu or saravcardenasa@gmail.com  
  • EPSON PERFECTION 3200 PHOTO SCANNER: For sale $95. Price new was over $400. Excellent condition. Comes with cables but you will need to download the software for your computer from the Epson site. 362-5113 or 857-6070 
  • FRESH BROWN EGGS FOR SALE: From free-range chickens. Contact Elizabeth Wilmer at ewilmer926@gmail.com
  • SOFAS FOR SALE: Three used sofas $150 Call 704-492-3255 or email elywyne@gmail.com or em2389@email.vccs.edu.

 

Do you have an item to post FOR BUY/SALE/TRADE/FREE? Please submit your information ready to post with complete contact information to publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu.

RESEARCH STUDIES

BRAIN PATTERN STUDY

The Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) located in Roanoke, Virginia would like to invite you to participate in a variety of groundbreaking studies!

  • Eligibility:  healthy adults, age 18-64
  • Compensation:  at least $20.00
  • Primary goal:  To study the response of the normal brain to patterns of stimuli, rewards, and decision-making
  • Institute sponsor:  Human Neuroimaging Laboratory labs.vtc.vt.edu/hnl
  • Study timeframe/duration:  1-3 hours per visit

 If you are interested in volunteering, please visit: http://vtcri.info/jkzexq

To contact us via e-mail: signup@vtc.vt.edu; or call 540-526-2034

CIGARETTE SMOKERS

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is conducting a brain imaging study on cigarette smokers. Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current smokers, age 18-55
  • Smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day
  • Have been smoking for the past year

You will be compensated for your time. Eligible participants typically make $50 for the first session and $30 for the second session, with the potential to earn an additional $75. We have two locations, Blacksburg and Roanoke, and scheduling is very flexible to best accommodate your schedule. If interested, please contact Andre at 540-526-2068 orajplate@vtc.vt.edu for more information.

OEF/OIF VETERANS NEEDED FOR FMRI STUDIES

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Deployment impacts veterans in many ways
  • We use new FMRI technology to understand how deployment can affect the biology of the brain

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Have the study described and questions answered by study staff before deciding to participate
  • Participate in a videotaped interview about your life experiences
  • Fill out some questionnaires
  • Complete computer tasks during an fMRI scan which may include:
    • Viewing positive, negative, & neutral images- including some that are combat related
    • Playing simple computer games
    • Be asked to provide a saliva sample for genetic analyses
    • Receive a CD copy of your structural brain scan
    • Be compensated $15 per hour for the interview & questionnaire session and $20 or more for the fMRI scan depending on how you play the game

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • OEF/OIF Veterans who are:
  • Between 18 & 64 years old
  • Free from metal in their body
  • Not claustrophobic

CONTACT:

(540) 526-2032, vets@vtc.vt.edu, http://info.vtc.vt.edu/vets

May 30, 2013

Vice President of Workforce Development Services Announcement

I am pleased to announce that Jim Poythress has been offered and accepted the Vice President of Workforce Development Services position as a result of a competitive recruitment process. Jim has a Bachelor of Arts in English, as well as a Masters of Business Administration, both from Virginia Tech. Jim has been employed at Virginia Western since August 1990. He began as an Adjunct Instructor and two years later accepted a full-time Assistant Professor of Accounting position. He also served as Program Head and Interim Dean. In 2005, he became the Dean of Business, Engineering and Technology and, since 2009, has also provided oversight to Workforce Development Services. In addition to his Virginia Western experience, Jim also brings 15 years of experience in the private sector. This combination of business and industry experience and his academic leadership experience make Jim an ideal fit to serve in the VP of WDS role. We look forward to working with Jim in this capacity and appreciate his hard work and dedication to the College.

Please join me in congratulating Jim!

Robert H. Sandel

Staff Senate Meeting – May 31

The next Staff Senate Meeting will be held on Friday, May 31st at 10 a.m. in the HR Training Room on the ground floor of Fishburn Hall.

All full- and part-time classified staff are encouraged to attend.

Some of the items on the agenda for this meeting so far:

  • Voting for the 2013-2015 Co-Chair
  • Planning for July 17th Staff Picnic
  • Fall In-Service Recommendations

If additional items need to be added to the agenda, please contact Tara Nepper or Amy Maiolo by Thursday, May 30.

May 29, 2013

Strategic Planning Update: Revision 2015

Virginia Western is in the process of creating a new strategic plan, "Revision 2015", focusing on strategic initiatives from 2014-2015.

To date, the preliminary planning process, data gathering and analysis, and review of institutional goals has been completed. A Planning Summit to affirm the College's vision, mission, core values, and institutional goals and gather feedback on college initiatives was held April 23, 2013, which included participation from students, faculty and adjunct faculty,  classified staff and administration.

For more comprehensive information about the strategic planning process and outcomes please be sure to visit the "Revision 2015" web site at http://www.virginiawestern.edu/about/revision2015/index.php.

Congratulations to the Spring 2013 Hall Career Center Passport Winners!!!

Congratulations to the Spring 2013 Hall Career Center Passport winners!!!

Michelle Simmons- Universal IPOD Case

James Dillon- Virginia Western T-Shirt

Shamarie Marshall- Universal IPOD Case

Please contact the Hall Career Center to claim your prize!!!

Look for Passport events for Fall 2013  & you could be our next winner!!

Career Bytes: Job Searching- Sign UP TODAY!!

Career Bytes is a 30 minute informational session about job searching. Contact the Hall Career Center at 857.7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu.  to sign up for one of the following sessions: (Two time slots offered for each Career Bytes session)

  • When: Wednesday, June 19
  • Times: 12:15-12:45 OR 5:00-5:30
  • Where: Hall Career Center (Thomas Center G202)