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October 22, 2013

New Exhibit in the Art Gallery

Steve Bernard: Recent Works
October 22 – December 8, 2013
Reception: Thursday, October 24, 5-7 PM
Humanities Building Art Gallery H212
For more information, please contact Brian Sieveking, bsieveking@virginiawestern.edu 857-7255

Come to talk about Japanese popular culture and food tomorrow

Haruko Yuda, Japanese Outreach Coordinator for the University of Virginia's Asia Institute, will present a lecture about Japanese popular culture and food from 2-3 p.m. today at the Natural Science Center. The talk is free and open to the public, and Japanese snacks will be provided.

Over the summer, Virginia Western faculty hear Yuda present as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities Asia Insitute at the University of Virginia. She is now bringing her grassroots educational outreach program to the children of Fishburn Park Elementary School in Roanoke City as well as to the larger community at Virginia Western.

Yuda arrived in the United States in early August 2012 as a part of the Japan Outreach Initiative, sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the Laurasian Institution. The program seeks to develop collaboration between Japan and the United States by fostering a deeper appreciation of each country at the grassroots level. Virginia is one of the three universities and one nonprofit selected in 2012 to participate in the program.


Please join Dr. Wilmer, Dr. Sandel and the rest of the college community at a reception for our visiting International Professor from The Netherlands, John Bello this Thursday, October 24th from 2 - 4 pm in the second floor lobby of Fishburn Hall. Professor Bello has been enjoying our college, visiting classes and learning about our commonalities during his visit to VWCC. Please come to thank him for his insight or just to meet him and welcome him to the campus. Thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer for graciously providing this event.

Updating Personal Information in PeopleSoft HRMS

All Full-Time {Staff & Faculty} and Part-Time {student, non-student, FWS, adjunct} employees:

Did you know you can maintain your personal information (address, phone numbers, emergency contacts, etc.) in PeopleSoft?

Generic navigation steps are as follows:  Login to PeopleSoft > Self-Service > Personal Information > Personal Information Summary

Visit this link on VWConnect and then select the appropriate "HRMS Checklist" based on your primary employment status (full-time or part-time) to view specific steps for updating your personal information. 

Please take a few moments and follow the checklist to ensure your personal information is accurately reflected in PeopleSoft.

Please contact Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu) if you have any questions, problems, or need to update data in PeopleSoft that you do not have access to.

Thank you!

Helpful Job Aids for PeopleSoft HRMS

Did you know there are helpful job aids to assist you with entering your hours worked and/or absence requests in PeopleSoft HRMS? 

Navigation steps are as follows to locate the job aides in VWConnect:  Click on the VWConnect Icon > Human Resources (on left) > PeopleSoft HRMS (on right)

There are job aids for Full-Time Employees, in addition to Part-Time Employees.

Please contact Dorrisa Williams (dmwilliams@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6634) in the Payroll Department if you any questions/problems with entering your hours worked and/or absence requests in PeopleSoft HRMS.

Thank you!


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Preparation for Employment Day

 Friday, November 1st

11:00 – 2:00 pm

Learn valuable information from local employers on important topics and get their feedback on your resume and interviewing skills for FREE!

Sign up to attend any or all of the following workshops or seminars

Interviewing Skills Seminar

Interviewing Seminar

Open Resume Lab

Mock Interview

Resume Review

Tips for Employment with Staffing Services: Panel of Staffing Recruiters Q&A

Visit the Hall Career Center (G202) today to register!

careercenter@virginiawestern.edu or 857-

Information regarding October 23

The Dedication of the Center for Science and Health Professions in honor of Horace G. and Ann H. Fralin will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, October 23. Invited speakers will begin arriving on campus at approximately 3 p.m. and guests will begin arriving by 4 p.m.

To prepare for the event, parking lot 8 in front of the Center for Science and Health Professions will be closed all day today, October 22 and tomorrow, October 23. Faculty, staff and students attending classes in the Center for Science and Health Professions on Tuesday and Wednesday (all day) are encouraged to enter and exit the building on the ground floor (Colonial Avenue), or from the third floor (along the Business Science walkway).

Please plan to park in the following parking lots tomorrow:

  • Chapman Hall (lot 1)
  • Thomas Center (lot 2 and 3)
  • Webber Hall (lot 7)
  • Top of hill behind Anderson Hall (lot 14)

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

The College appreciates your consideration as an historical moment is celebrated.

Stay Informed about Your Virginia Retirement System Benefits!

Subscribe to Member News with the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)!  Receive monthly newsletters accessed online.  The publications provide valuable information on a variety of VRS benefits including special editions.

To subscribe visit:  www.varetire.org/newsletter

By subscribing, you will receive an email alert that the current newsletter is ready to access.  Previous Member News newsletters are archived at http://www.varetire.org/publications/index.asp.

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


Invest and Save – Your Retirement Plan at Work hosted by VALIC!

With essential living expenses like housing, food, and fuel rising, you may be tempted to put off saving for your retirement.  Don’t miss Your Retirement Plan at Work.

At this educational seminar from VALIC (403b), employees will learn:

  • Why it’s important to start saving for retirement
  • The benefits of participating in the voluntary retirement plans
  • The features of the most common retirement plans offered by employers
  • How to take action toward saving for a comfortable lifestyle in retirement

Join Matt Rose, VALIC Financial Advisor on:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

4:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Human Resources Training Room, Fishburn Hall

To register to attend either:

  1. Visit my.valic.com/seminars and use registration code VCCROA11AB; or
  2. Call 1-800-892-5558 ext. 87611