Thursday, October 17th is the official kickoff to a month of Roanoke Valley Reads programming! Some featured events include:
- A talk by Wish You Well author, David Baldacci. Oct. 17, 7pm, Shaftman Performance Hall at the Jefferson Center. Modern Appalachian Music provided by Maestro David Stewart Wiley & Jeff Midkiff. Seating is first come, first served.
- Appalachian Storytelling. Oct. 22, 6:30pm, Franklin County Library.
- A talk by Ed Sala, who plays Judge Henry Atkins in the new movie adaptation of the book. Oct. 23, 6:30pm, Williamson Road branch library.
- From Book to Film: a talk by producer Sara Elizabeth Timmons. Oct. 24, 7pm, Taubman Museum of Art.
- WVTF Book Club Discussion of Wish You Well. Oct. 29, 7pm, WVTF/Radio IQ Broadcast Center.
Roanoke Valley Reads is a community-wide reading experience that brings people together, promotes tolerance and understanding of differing points of view, and emphasizes the importance of literacy. Brown Library previously participated in the Big Read Roanoke Valley 2010 and Roanoke Valley Reads 2011.
For more information about the featured book, Wish You Well, or for more events related to it, head to Roanoke Valley Reads 2013.
VWCC and the VCCS are mourning the loss of Carol Ann Childress, 52. Carol worked at VWCC in the "Data Center/Computing Center" for many years and was employed by the VCCS working at the Greenfield Center until her death. Carol would have had 30 years of state service in February 2014. Carol was truly dedicated to the Virginia Community College System and the support of all the Enterprise Systems (SIS, HRMS, AIS, Blackboard, G-mail) used by faculty, staff and students.
Family visitation will be Thursday, October 17 at Oakey's South Chapel from 1 to 2 p.m. followed immediately by the funeral services.
Virginia Western took home the most awards of any college at the annual Virginia Community College Association (VCCA) Excellence in Communications Competition in early October. The College's Marketing Office, Educational Foundation and Media Geeks combined for 16 total awards across 14 categories.
Virginia Western received the following awards:
- First, second AND third place the Outdoor Transit/Billboard category;
- First AND third place in the Poster category;
- First place the Television Advertising;, Catalog and New Media /Social Media (produced by Media Geeks) categories;
- Second place in the Magazine Advertising, Special Event and Publication External/Internal categories;
- Second AND third place in the Total Advertising/PR Campaign categories; and
- Third place in the Newspaper Advertising, Brochure and Annual Report (produced by Educational Foundation) categories.
Please congratulate members of the Marketing Office-especially Joe Collins and Tara Nepper; Ruth Cassell of the Educational Foundation; and B Bagby and the entire Media Geeks team for their excellent work!
Virginia Western Community College invites members of the Roanoke Valley and our college community to celebrate the advancement of community college education on Wednesday, October 23. The Dedication of the Center for Science and Health Professions in honor of Horace G. and Ann H. Fralin will begin with a formal speaking program at 4:30 p.m. Invited speakers will begin arriving on campus at approximately 3 p.m. and guests will begin arriving by 4 p.m.
Please plan to park in the following parking lots on October 23:
- Chapman Hall (lot 1/1E)
- Thomas Center (lot 4)
- Webber Hall (lot 7)
- Top of hill behind Anderson Hall (lot 8E)
To accommodate the increased traffic, the following parking lots/spaces will be reserved for the entire day:
- Fishburn Hall (lot 5)
- Administrative lot (lot 6)
- Spaces along McNeil Drive
- Center for Science and Health Professions (lot 8)
- Colonial Avenue/College Services (lot 9)
- Tennis Courts/Whitman Theater (lot 15)--tentative based on completion
Thank you for your consideration in planning for this historical moment for the College. Please join Dr. Robert Sandel, the Educational Foundation and the entire community in this exciting celebration. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by today to firstname.lastname@example.org or 857-6689.
Rosalind Wiseman author of the best selling book "Queen Bees and Wannabes: Ending Mean Girl Behavior in High School, College and Beyond"
Lecture at Hollins University in the Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center on Monday, October 28th at 7:30p.m. with a book signing to follow.
Any questions, please contact Natasha Lee at email@example.com or ext. 857-6326.
The department of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (DLIT) will offer a series of instructional technology training sessions between Oct. 21 and Nov. 5. Here are the training topics:
- Blackboard Course Content Management and Discussion Board
- Blackboard Grade Center
- Brown Bag Session: Impatica for PowerPoint
- Blackboard Online Testing
- Record Lectures and Tutorials using Panopto Lecture Capture System
- Create Online Web Meetings/Office Hours Using Blackboard Collaborate
- Respondus and Respondus Lockdown Browser
Detailed information about training session content can be found on the registration form. To register, please go to this page.
If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Halpin at CHalpin@virginiawestern.edu
At 10:17 a.m. on October 17, 2013, millions of people will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great SouthEast ShakeOut, the region's largest earthquake drill ever! All colleges and universities have been encouraged to participate in the drill. Virginia Western has been registered and is looking to you for voluntary participation. We ask that you look over the ShakeOut link and determine if your participation may be something we can count on. This is strictly a voluntary venture on your part. If as a staff or faculty member you wish to join in, all you need to do is click the link (ShakeOut Drill Video) either in your classroom or in your office on October 17 at 10:17 AM and play along.
Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you live, work, or travel. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice and discuss how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, our organization, and our community.
Why is a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill important? You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you.
Feedback: if you are a “prepper” and decided to participate (good for you!!) please send an email and let me know how the event was received by you, your counterparts, and/or students.
Thank you and have fun with this event!!
Craig S. Harris
Recently changes were made the college’s wireless network. As a result of those changes, Virginia Western no longer offers free, open wireless. Visitors to Virginia Western will be able to access wireless service on campus using VWCCGuest using a password.
How do I obtain a password for my campus visitors?
When submitting the online calendar reservation, select “I would like to request resources for my event”. Select IET, Help Desk, Guest Password. Your password will be sent by email within two weeks of your scheduled event.
Questions? Contact the Help Desk or Tara Nepper