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August 5, 2013

2013 Fall Picnic

Please join us for our Faculty and Staff Annual Fall Picnic on Monday, August 19th to celebrate the beginning of a new college year and the opening of the new Center for Science and Health Professions (CSHP).  We will enjoy a barbeque-style lunch buffet from noon to 2 p.m. in the plaza between the Business Science Building and the CSHP.  Tours of the CSHP will be available, come join the celebration.

In order to avoid having everyone sign in and to ensure the correct quanity when ordering food, please use the following link to reserve your space at the picnic. http://survey.vccs.edu/wsb.dll/s/41gf6e. Please register by Friday, August 16th.

VWtv Slide Instructions

Need a slide on the VWtv? Use this easy link below to get your information out.

VWConnect > Institutional Advancement > Office of Communications > VWtv slide - https://sites.google.com/site/vwmediageeks/vwtv-request

Remember to keep your VWtv slide message short and to the point. You only have six seconds to catch their attention.

Remember - this link is on VWConnect so it can only be accessed through an on-campus computer or through the virtual desktop if off campus.

Appointments are Now Available – Biometric Screenings on Campus!

WellAdvantage will be on the college campus Friday, September 13th from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. to conduct the biometric screenings for eligible persons.  Screenings will be conducted in the Human Resources Training Room on the ground floor of Fishburn Hall.

As a reminder, biometric screenings must be completed between August 1 and October 31 either onsite or at a participating LabCorp, or have been done at a physician’s office between April 1 and October 31, to count toward premium rewards for the second half of the plan year.  You must have had a completed health assessment to qualify for the premium reward, but it is not required should you wish to participate in the biometric screening.

Employees and non-Medicare retiree group participants who are enrolled in COVA Care, COVA HDHP or COVA HealthAware health plan, their spouses and adult dependents are eligible for the screenings.  To learn more, visit: http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/hbenefits/BiometricFAQs.pdf.

Click here to schedule an appointment for the onsite screening and then follow these navigational instructions:

  • Log-on using your user ID and password that was created when you took the health assessment.
  • Under “Welcome to MyActive Health” click, “Click here”.
  • Review the fields, confirm and complete any blank fields,
  • Read: 1) Terms and Conditions, 2) Patient Consent Form, and 3) Privacy Statement.
  • Click both radio buttons above “Save and Continue”.
  • Click “Save and Continue”.
  • Under “Select Your Screening Option” click “Click to Continue” next to “On-Site”.
  • Next to “State”, select VA from the drop down menu: 
  • Next to “City”, select Roanoke. 
  • Scroll down to September 13, 2013 and click “Check Availability” next to VA Western Community College.
  • Select a time.
  • Click “Register”.
  • You will receive an email registration confirmation.

On the same website, you will be able to retrieve forms for the biometric screening for use at LabCorp or your physician’s office. 

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Schuh at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.


Update on Center for Science and Health Professions

Security: To assure security please use the following guidelines from now until August 15th.
A. The building is only open to faculty and staff assigned to the building or workers performing work to prepare the building.  The building will not be open to the public or general campus community until August 16th.
B. 2nd Floor (Main Entry) door will be unlocked during normal business hours (7am – 5pm). The division office is located near this main entry. All other exterior doors need to remain locked to provide security.
C. The parking lot in front of the building will remain closed except for use by contractor, facilities, equipment delivery and CSHP School Administration vehicles. Except for temporary parking of delivery trucks no private parking is allowed along the parking lot perimeter curb or within lots circulation isles. These are fire lanes.
D. The site perimeter rope and chain link fence barriers will be removed the week of August 5th.
Preparation Activities: The week of August 5th, deliveries of classroom, conference room and public furniture are scheduled, moving continues and stair finishes may begin installation.

New VWCC Campus Sign

Work being conducted at the intersection of Colonial Avenue and McNeil Drive is to install a new Virginia Western campus sign. 8 months in the planning the new sign will reestablish VWCC's branding at this important campus intersection.  The new sign will reflect the institutions permanence in the community and has been designed to be both dignified and eye-catching.

New Parking Lot Behind Business Science

The activity behind the Business Science building is the construction of Lot 15. This new lot will run parallel to Colonial Avenue and will hold about 52 cars. The lot will be designated for faculty and staff 6 am to 5:30 pm. It will also be used for events at Whitman Auditorium. Features of the lot will include an underground storm water tank for sustainability, 3 dedication gardens, area LED lighting, plus handicap parking and access improvements to the area directly behind Business Science. A nicely landscaped hedge was planned with the Arboretum to protect the Arboretum viewshed and improve landscaping along Colonial Avenue. The project has been a year in the planning and should be completed in October.

Please turn off the projector!

As the Media Geeks have upgraded classrooms with the new touch screens, we've started noticing a serous problem:  Projectors are being left on!  Please remember that leaving a projector running when it is not needed is costing us a significant amount of money in replacement bulbs ($300 each) and electricity.

We are asking for your help.   When you turn off the computer, please ALSO touch the "Shutdown" button on the touch panel, and confirm that you want to shutdown by touching the word "Yes" when prompted.  This will turn off the projector. Simply turning off the computer results in a "black" screen, but this is not the same as the projector being off.

The Media Geeks are asking that you visually confirm that you have turned off the projector by looking at the projector and confirming that  the only colored light on the projector is amber.   If you see a green light next to the word "Lamp" on the projector, it is likely that the projector lamp is still on.

Thank you all for your help!