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November 18, 2013

Student Club looking for a Sponsor

Hello everyone!

A group of students is interested in forming a dance club and is looking for a faculty/staff sponsor.

Sponsors are volunteers who serve as a liaison between the student group and the college. If you have questions or would like more information about being a sponsor, please contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326.  If  you are interested in sponsoring the groups, please contact me and I will put you in touch with the student leaders.

Workshop: What’s New in Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 13

VCCS Blackboard Course Management System has been upgraded to version 9.1 service pack 13 on Nov. 9, 2013.  To prepare faculty and staff for the new tools and features, the department of Distance Learning & Instructional Technology will offer a workshop on Nov. 19.

Workshop Title: What's New in Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 13
Time: Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 10am to 11am
Location: Business Science Building/M268 (No registration required)

You can also find the review and tutorials about these new features on this page: What's New in Blackboard 9.1 SP13

If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Halpin at Chalpin@virginiawestern.edu

VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Academic Link Program Assistant (Part-time)
    • Deadline:  11/22/2013 by 5pm (EST)
  • Adjunct Faculty - Culinary Arts
    • Deadline:  Open Until Filled
  • Adjunct Faculty - Computer Applications/Information Systems Technology
    • Deadline:  Open Until Filled
  • Program Advisors (BTT, LASS, STEM)
    • Deadline:  11/22/2013 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Please feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions!

Hot Topic, November 20


WHEN:  Wednesday, November 20; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Duncan 206
FACILITATOR:  Ms. Edna Whittier

This session centers mostly on skill techniques for multiple choice tests, but will also cover general testing skills for any kind of test. Test distractions, test anxiety, math test skills and essay test skills will be included if students have questions on these test subjects.

Please encourage your students to attend this very helpful session. Tickets will be given to students needing proof of attendance when extra credit is offered by their instructor.

Retention Services
Chapman Hall, Room 105


Family Fun Night

Friday, November 22

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

VWCC Gymnasium


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!

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.

Professional Networking 101

Know Students or Alumni that need information on how to  grow their professional network? 

Have Students or Alumni looking for a job in thier field but unsure of how to find  good connections?


DATE: Wednesday, November 20th

TIME: 12:15-12:45pm   OR    5:15-5:45pm

LOCATION: Hall Career Center - Thomas Center Room 202

Please preregister to attend with the Hall Career Center with your name, student email, and phone number at 857-7298, careercenter@virginiawestern.edu or by stopping by the Hall Career Center  in Thomas Center 202.

Bookstore Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day – Nov 21

The Bookstore will hold a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day on November 21. Refreshments will be served from 11a-3p, there will be a raffle for prizes, and there will be a 25% discount all day for imprinted merchandise, gifts, general books, and supplies.


Tel: 540.857.7369 | Fax:540.857.6666 mailto:1102mgr@fheg.follett.com

Campus Food Vendor Holiday Hours

Campus food vendors will be open regular hours on Monday, November 25th then closed November 26th - 29th.

Domino's Pizza will operate regular business hours through December 10th. They will reopen on January 7th, 2014.

Java the Hutt will operate on regular business hours through December 1oth and will be open until 2 p.m. December 11-17. They will close December 18th and reopen on January 7th.

** Update Your Mailing Address!! **

Attention ALL employees (Full and Part-Time, Faculty and Staff):

To make sure Payroll has your current mailing address for W2 purposes, please review and update your address no later than December 13th, 2013.   

To Edit an address:

  • Log-in to PeopleSoft.
  • Click "Main Menu".
  • Click "Self Service".
  • Click "Personal Information Summary".
  • Click "Change Home/Mailing Addresses" button.
  • Then click the “Edit” button to the right of the address which needs to be updated.
  • Fill out the form with your new mailing address information.  You must list the same address in the HOME and MAILING address variables.  Please ensure you are using proper USPS format and abbreviations.  The Postal code MUST be in the nine-digit format. Use this link to find your code: http://zip4.usps.com.
  • Residence/Juris Code should be the city or county location of the corresponding address.
  • List effective date of address change next to “On this date”.
  • Click “Save”.
  • Click “Ok”.
  • Click “Return to Personal Information” when verification of Address is complete.

Additionally, you must submit all address changes to the Human Resources Department. This can be done by emailing Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu) from your VWCC Employee Email Account (or you can use your VCCS Student Email account if you do not have an Employee Email Account with our college) with the request.

You should also take a few minutes to update all of your personal information.  The Job Aid in on VWConnect (has to be accessed while on campus or thru virtual network).  Go to HUMAN RESOURCES > PEOPLESOFT HRMS > Select the appropriate Checklist based on your position status (full-time or part-time).