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November 13, 2013

We Are Western Employee Giving Campaign Grand Finale!!

The We Are Western '13 Employee Giving Campaign has reached a conclusion and we thank you all for your participation and support! 

The final We Are Western Prize Patrol drawing was held and the winners are:

  • We Are Western T-shirts: Thomas Price, Cathy Falligant, Nicole Bell, Vickie Larrington, Anita Chocklett, Linda Whitlock, Melinda Hill, Arletha Butler, Sarah Miller, Dorrisa Williams, Pamela Conner, Leslie Williams, Dale Dulane, Nancy Cook, Angela Hairston-Niblett, Melissa Williams, Tracy Harmon, Reggie Walker, Mary Powers, Christopher Porter, Hillary Holland, Renee Rice, Cynthia  Jones, Craig Harris, Peter Givens, Clark Becraft, Yvonne Campbell, Sheila Haynes, Linda Whitlock, Joshua Shelor, Heather Harris, Rick Robers, Martha  Richardson, Amy White, Gracie Wilson, Benjamin Whitt, Avis Quinn, Susan Clark, Carol Rowlett, Judith Compton, Sandra Holland, Desiree Frye, Debra LaRocca, Robert Crawford, and Lori Baker
  • $25 gift certificate to Applebee's: Kathy Boylan
  • $30 gift certificate to Amazon: Julia Andrews
  • GRAND PRIZE: $150 VISA GIFT CERTIFICATE: Ramona Coveny

Your contributions to the 2013 Employee Giving Campaign support student scholarships, book funds, emergency funds, the Community College Access Program and many other funds of our employees choosing. You make college possible. We Are Western!

EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY LUNCHEON will be held on Friday, December 6th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose room in the Fralin Center.

Our meal will be caterer by A Cut Above Catering. PLEASE register prior to the event so that we can make sure we can make sure we order the correct amount of food. The difference of 100 people equates to over $1,000. Please register by noon on November 22nd.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J98TJ7Z

 

 

Changes in Brown Library – Please Read!

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!

 

Toys for Tots Donations

The Armed Forces Student Association is sponsoring the Toys for Tots donation boxes across campus. Help brighten a child's Christmas today by donating new, unwrapped toys. The donation boxes are in W305, the second  floor of the Fralin Center and in Humanities by the gym. The drive ends on 12/8/13 so take a few minutes to help make this holiday season even better for a child in need.

Thank You

I would like to say thank you to all my VWCC family and friends for all the prayers, cards, food, & well wishes during my recent surgery. I am mending well and am back at my desk and again, thank you for your caring. It means a lot.

-C-

Carlton Mabe

Family Fun Night

Friday, November 22

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

VWCC Gymnasium

Free!

Come out to our fall family fun night on campus!  The gym will be full of games, slides, bounce houses for all ages!  Students, bring your families to our fun night!

For more information, contact Student Activities Coordinator Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326.

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.

Men’s and Women’s Basketball tomorrow night

Your Blue Stars Basketball teams will make their home game debuts against Patrick Henry Community College in the Battle of 220.

Women's start time is 6:00 PM, with the Men beginning at 7:45 PM.  Games are played in the Humanities Gymnasium.  Contact Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu for any questions about Virginia Western home games.

Come out and support your Virginia Western teams!

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

Two Hour Seminar: (LLRN 2712) If you sew/design/alter or drape and want or need to get better. Do not miss these live seminar presentations. The Professional Way of Re-Cutting Or Re-Sizing (pant and skirt - reducing them down by 3 sizes) Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. (Class #78820) or 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. (Class #78821) Tuition $45 Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Sewing/Construction & Pattern Drafting (LLRN 2700 - 6 sessions, one per week for 6 consecutive weeks on THURSDAYS) Click this link for more details- http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/sewing.php - This is your opportunity to learn sewing skills and specialized techniques used by top European and domestic designers from an industry expert. Eric Stiles, a former supervisor and head tailor and fitter for Giorgio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren, and many others, has more than 35 years of professional experience. Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

QuickBooks for Business Workshop (ACCT 2195 - AC2) Thursday 1/9/14 - 1/23/14 (6:00pm-9:00pm) - Lean tips and tricks for using QuickBooks to manage your accounting records, freeing up time for you to grow your business. This in-depth workshop will help you succeed! Pre-Req: ACC-110 or prior experience using QuickBooks. Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Industrial Maintenance Technician (17 Weeks, 20 Hours/Week, 340 Total Hours) This VWCC Quick Connect Intensive Industrial Maintenance Technician's program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need to work in manufacturing or industrial plants. Entry level industrial maintenance technicians call upon a variety of skills in electronics, mechanical and digital systems to repair and maintain large and complex machines. Through on-line, classroom and hands-on training, students will build skills in an array of mechanical, electrical and technological areas including welding and maintenance, mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and electrical control systems. Students will use a variety of resources including Tooling University from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. For additional program information, please contact Leah Coffman at 857-6678; James Smith at 857-6273; or contact a VWCC Career Transition Coach at 857-6296 (Deb Squire) or 857-6279 (Amanda Decker)

VWCC Quick Connect: Welding & AWS Certification http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/welding.php
Students will learn GMAW and FCAW welding methods. Credentials from this class include an OSHA 10 Certification, a Commonwealth of Virginia Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), and an American Welding Society (AWS) Certification. The course meets over 64 hours. Dates, times, and frequency will be determined each semester. At the end of the course, students will weld inspection coupons which will be forwarded to a Certified Welding Instructor (CWI). Successful students will receive an AWS certification. An additional three hours are required for CRC testing. For more information, contact James Smith at 540-857-6273 or jesmith@virginiawestern.edu.

An Ophthalmic Assistant is a person who works with an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist to provide patient care by performing many different eye related clinical functions. Their Work provides the ophthalmologist/optometrist with important information to help diagnose and treat patients.

This training will provide the technical information in the classroom to secure a job as an Ophthalmic Assistant.  Some basic “hands on” skills with equipment will also be covered. This class focuses on the information/academics needed to work in the field.  There are many pieces of equipment used on the job you will learn about but will not do “the hands on” in using the equipment until you are employed. This class will give you a distinct advantage on others applying for the job of Ophthalmic Assistant.  You will know about the job, the medical aspects of the job, and the demands of the job that an applicant without the training will not have.

The class will be held 2 nights per week (TBD) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 12 weeks. Classes are scheduled to begin in January, 2014. Cost: $750. If you are interested or want more information contact: Dan Semones at dsemones@virginiawestern.edu, 540-857-6476

Project Management Professional Certification (BUSC - 58663 AC1 and 58672 AC2) Thursday 1/9/14 - 3/13/14 (6:00pm-9:30pm) or Thursday 3/27/14 - 5/29/14
This 10-week course is designed to prepare students for the PMP Certification exam. It reviews the concepts of Project Management as defined by the Project Management Institute, the accrediting body for project management. It will also fulfill the requirement for 35 contact hours of project management education for individuals seeking PMP certification (visit http://www.pmi.org/CareerDevelopment/Pages/Obtaining-Credential.aspx for more information). Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Intro to Basics, Families Creation and Advanced Revit Techniques (CADD 2153 AC1 and AC2) Thursday (6:00pm-9:45pm) 1/16/14 - 3/6/14  or Thursday 3/20/14 - 5/8/14 This (8) week non-credit course will expand on the knowledge of the foundations of Revit and further develop integrated floor plans, coordinate systems, drawing families, massing, extruding, dimensions, creation and editing. Pre Req: CAD drafting experience. Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

No Shave November

Hello,
Just in case you are wondering why the Campus Police officers are looking a bit scruffy and unshaven during November there is a good reason. Because nearly everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, the Campus Police Department has decided to show our support and make a difference by forming a team to support the American Cancer Society. We are the Virginia Western Campus Police Team ACS. Using the links on this page, you can join our fight against cancer by clicking to Join our Team or Donate. Today, there is more hope than ever for people facing cancer. We hope you will join us.  Click here to view the TEAM page for Virginia Western Campus Police