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July 25, 2013

Fifth Annual Touch-a-Truck Event

Fifth Annual Touch-a-Truck
Wheels, Wings & Water
Roanoke County’s Green Hill Park
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Welcome to "Touch a Truck….wheels, wings and water", where kids of all ages can once again climb, discover and explore!
This free event is a community wide happening where both kids and adults have the opportunity to see, touch, and play while learning about cool vehicles. There will be fire trucks, motorcycles, cement trucks, police cars (Virginia Western Campus Police vehicles ), UPS trucks, garbage trucks and airplanes as well - come join us on Saturday, July 27th as we turn Roanoke County’s Green Hill Park into a thrilling and fun-filled adventure.

Employment Opportunities for Students & Alumni

Apply TODAY for:

Field Service Representative, Legal Secretary, Engineering/Design Office Assistant, Client Services Manager, Case Administrator/Paralegal, Custom Framing Counter Sales, Help Desk Assistant, Software Developer, Support Services Coordinator, or any of the other 80+  postions avaliable on our job bank. Register for THE HALL CAREER CENTER's online job bank to view position descriptions, company details, & application process. Check out the Career Center's televisions located in the library and on the 2nd floor of the Thomas Center for JOB BLAST listings weekly.

Registration Instructions:

  1. Virginia Western Homepage
  2. Click on HALL CAREER CENTER (top center)
  3. Click on JOB BANK (on left side)
  5. Register
  6. *Check email for password instructions
  7. Upload RESUME to apply( need help?- check homepage for Resume Power Hours)

Contact THE HALL CAREER CENTER if you have any questions- 540.857.7298/ careercenter@virginiawestern.edu





Accounting Majors: Employment Opportunity

Commercial Accounting Clerk

The Commercial Accounting Clerk performs accounting operations including payables, receivables, bank reconciliations and record keeping.

Must have Associates Degree in Accounting or Business Management or One year of college & one year of experience


Register for THE HALL CAREER CENTER’S online job bank to view position description, company details, & application process.

(Job bank registration for VWCC students and Alumni only)

Registration/information please contact the Hall Career Center at 540.857.7298/careercenter@virginiawestern.edu




Summer 2012 Blackboard Course Deletion and Preparation of Fall 2013 Course Content

All Summer 2012 (and prior) courses will be removed from Blackboard on August 2, 2013. Blackboard is not designed as a permanent historical archive of course activity. It is a production system for current classes. Keeping old courses can have a negative effect on the performance of the system for current courses and current students. This is why all courses are constantly archived and then eventually removed.

The criteria for removal at this stage:

1. Course ID ending in "SU12"

2. Or created before May 1, 2012


  • On July 22, title of courses is changed to include "Will delete August 2, 2013" and courses are made unavailable on Blackboard.
  • All courses are archived (this is an ongoing standard procedure) by VCCS ITS.
  • August 2, 2013 (and following) - all flagged courses will be removed from production.

Courses that are “deleted” will no longer be accessible to the instructor for access on Blackboard. The current VCCS policy allows courses to be accessible to instructors on Blackboard for three previous semesters and then the courses can be restored only by a Blackboard administrator. This is done by instructor request. So if you should need course content from an earlier semester, it can be restored.

Quick Reminders for Faculty Teaching Fall 2013

  • Faculty can use Course Copy function on Blackboard to transfer course content from one course to another course. Instructors should complete their course copy as earlier as possible to avoid Blackboard traffic (please remember, all 23 VCCS community colleges are all using the same Blackboard course management system. Usually Blackboard is very slow the week before school starts).  Here is the instruction about course copy: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/distance/faculty/docs/bb/CopyCourse.pdf
  • Please make past semester Blackboard courses unavailable as students still have access to these courses if the instructor has not made them unavailable. Your Fall 2013 courses are created as unavailable so students are not able to view them until you make the course available. All Fall 2013 courses must be available at the first day of class which is August 21 for student access.  Here is the instruction about how to make course available on Blackboard: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/distance/faculty/docs/bb/CourseAvailables.pdf
  • Students will be enrolled in Fall 2013 Blackboard courses on August 5. Enrolling students into Blackboard will NOT allow students to access the Blackboard course content; instructors will still need to make the course available for students to be able to access Blackboard course content.
  • If you are teaching multiple sections of the same course, your student enrollment from PeopleSoft can be combined into a single Blackboard section so that you do not need to multiple duplicate postings. This will not affect the PeopleSoft/SIS rosters or entering final grades into SIS at the end of the semester. Please contact us if you wish to have sections combined. We will need to have the Course ID and sections to be combined and the section that is to be the container for the sections, e.g. ENG.300.11

If you have any questions, please contact Department of Distance Learning & Instructional Technology at DLearning@virginiawestern.edu