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November 12, 2013

Alumni Basketball Night!

Come out and support the men's and women's basketball team for the Alumni Association Basketball Night.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 in the Humanities Gymnasium.
Women's start at 6:00 P.M.
Men's start at 7:45 P.M.
Hope to see everybody there!

Welcome New Hires!

Congratulations to the following employees who have moved from part-time to full-time positions!

  • Melissa Williams began a full-time position on 11/10/2013 as the Testing Center Specialist for the Learning Technology Center.  Melissa was previously a Testing Center Assistant for the LTC.  She is a graduate of DSLCC with a AAS, in addition to having a BA in History from Mary Washington College.
  • Chris Johnson began a full-time position on 11/10/2013 as a Help Desk Technician for the Help Desk.  Chris was previously a student worker with the Help Desk.  He is pursing his AAS in Information Systems Technology from VWCC.
  • Tammy Meador began a full-time position on 11/10/2013 as an Administrative Assistant for the School of BTT.  Tammy was previously the Computer Open Lab Coordinator for the School of BTT.  She is a graduate of VWCC's Accounting AAS program and proposed Fall graduate from VWCC's Management AAS program and Business Industrial Supervision CSC.

 

Hiring Announcement

The college is pleased to announce that Shivaji Samanta has accepted our offer of employment to serve as the Director of Information and Educational Technology, effective December 25, 2013. His first official day at VWCC will be January 2, 2014. Shivaji Samanta replaces David Harrison, former Director of IET, who transferred to the VCCS as their Chief Information Security Officer in May 2013.
Shivaji comes to us with a rank of Professor and an impressive work career in information and educational technology, having served as the Chief Information Officer at Piedmont Virginia Community College, since January 2011 and as the Director of Academic and Administrative Computing and the Coordinator of Information Technology Systems at Wytheville Community College from August 1998 through December 2010.
Shivaji holds a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Solid State Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharapur, India.
Prior to his work in the VCCS colleges, he served as an Information Systems Manager and a Computer Systems Engineer in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia Medical System in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Changes in Brown Library Building

“Ch–Ch–Ch–Ch-Changes” is the chorus from the popular 1971 song, “Changes” by David Bowie. “Ch–Ch–Ch–Ch–Changes” also describes what’s going on in the Brown Library building.
Library Services Have Moved!
All library services for Virginia Western students have moved to a spacious new dwelling on the top level (2nd floor) of the library building. This floor has been designated as a “quiet floor” and is the perfect peaceful location for reading and quiet study. Five comfortable study rooms are available for currently-enrolled students to use. Traditional print resources (books, magazines, newspapers and journals) are also available on this floor, along with access to library databases, other electronic resources and guidelines for creating source citations. The Library’s circulation and reference desks are also now located on the top floor.
The Academic Link Has also Moved!
What? You didn’t know we had an Academic Link? We do. Since the beginning of the fall semester, The Academic Link has been the name of VWCC’s tutoring/academic success programs. The one-on-one/group tutoring programs, academic skills coaching and the Math Center have moved up from the ground floor of the library building to the main level (1st floor), now to be known as the Link Learning Commons.
With this move many things will stay the same. The computers are still open to all, the study rooms and classroom can still be reserved, the Academic Link staff (like the library staff) will still help anyone with questions, and the good old WEPA machines will still print for anyone with an account or a card. The biggest change, in fact, may be that the Link Learning Commons will be a place for collaborative active learning. With tutors working with students, small study groups meeting and our very active Math Center, the main floor of Brown Library may not be the same quiet study space many have come to know. However we hope that students, faculty and staff will find the Link Learning Commons to be a comfortable and invigorating place to study, learn and work.

Whether you need a quiet place to study, help with a research project, the answer to a basic technology question, a place to meet with a study group, or a tutor to help you ace that class, the Academic Link staff and the library’s Reference and Circulation staff are here to help you out. Come see us soon!

Have students or alumni looking for employment? This upcoming workshop is for THEM!

 

 Did You Know…?

 Workforce Connection can Search for employment for you while you:

SLEEP, ATTEND CLASS, STUDY or ARE OUT OF TOWN

 Learn how to use the Virginia Workforce Connection website and the VEC to help you find a job.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

2-4:30pm on Campus

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Sign up at the Hall Associates Career Center - Thomas Center 202
OR
Contact us at careercenter@virginiawestern.edu or 857-7298 to request registration

Get LINKEDIN to Your Job Search: Career Bytes Session

Invite your students or alumni to come learn how to set up a LinkedIn account and use the site for professional networking and job seeking!

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

12:15 – 12:45 pm OR 5:15 – 5:45

To Register: please contact the Hall Career Center at 857-7298 or careercenter@vi​rginiawestern.e​du and provide name, contact number, and student ID to preregister for a session.

Have students or alumni looking for employment? This upcoming workshop is for THEM!

 

 Did You Know…?

 Workforce Connection can Search for employment for you while you:

SLEEP, ATTEND CLASS, STUDY or ARE OUT OF TOWN

 Learn how to use the Virginia Workforce Connection website and the VEC to help you find a job.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

2-4:30pm on Campus

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Sign up at the Hall Associates Career Center - Thomas Center 202
OR
Contact us at careercenter@virginiawestern.edu or 857-7298 to request registration