Representatives from the University of Virginia will be on campus on October 29th to meet with students interested in transferring. They will be holding two information sessions in the Natural Science Center at 11am and 1pm. Faculty and staff are encouraged to promote this event to students who are interested in attending the University of Virginia. No sign-up necessary, but if you have questions about the event you should contact Steven Chichester in Chapman 105.
Don't miss the Bridging Cultures Film Series!
- 10/22, 2pm, Whitman Theater—Persepolis (2007)
- Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.
- 11/5, 2pm, Whitman Theater—Koran by Heart: Once Chance to Remember (2011)
- Captures the drama of the annual International Holy Koran Competition, following three extraordinary ten year olds who have dedicated their lives to honoring their families, countries, and culture through memorization of the religious text.
These films are part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys award granted to Brown Library by the NEH. They are available to be checked out on a reserve basis from the Circulation desk on the top floor of the library.
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