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November 22, 2013

Governor’s flag order for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Pursuant to President Barack Obama’s Presidential Proclamation to lower the United States flag in honor and remembrance of President John F. Kennedy. I do hereby order that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
I hereby order that the flags shall be lowered at sunrise on Friday, November 22, 2013, and remain at half-staff until sunset.
Ordered on this the 21st day of November, 2013.

Sincerely,
Robert F. McDonnell

Important Message About Campus Notices

Employees are reminded that signs, instructions, directions or any other type of notice posted on campus shall not be affixed to windows, doors, walls, or any other painted, laminated, or finished surface on campus.  In order to provide guidance on this and other issues relative to campus facility maintenance and signage a campus-wide policy is being developed and will be issued in the near future. 

If there are any questions regarding the appropriateness of any posting, please feel free to contact me. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Cheryl Miller, Vice President of Finance

Changes are coming your way!

Microsoft’s XP operating system is at end of life and will no longer be supported by Microsoft. Information and Educational Technologies will be upgrading all workstations and laptops with a XP operating system to Windows 7 to stay compliant and we need your help!

Please take some time to verify you have no saved data on your local drive (C:). You may want to check items that you have saved to your desktop as well. Any items saved on your C: drive OR on your desktop need to be moved to a USB, CD or a network drive if the items are work related. Remember: Work related files should always be saved on network drives, never on the C: or desktop.

Also, make a note of any special software you use. IET will need this information before your upgrade takes place.

Watch the Daily Bulletin and your e-mail for more information about when this upgrade will take place in your division/department. Please contact the Help Desk if you have any questions.

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.

Spring Classes start Jan. 7th

Please note, there have been several changes made to the Academic Calendar since it was originally printed in our Fall 2013 Catalog. One of the most significant changes is the first day of Spring Semester will now be TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014. This change was made to accommodate Faculty In-Service.  In 2014, New Year's Day will fall on a Wednesday.  Therefore, Jan. 2,3 & 6 will be used as faculty in-service, advising days and class preparation.

Please remember, for the most updated schedules, you can always check online at http://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/calendar.php

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).

Stop the Hunger Concert

Friday, November 22nd @ 6:00PM-11:00PM in Whitman Theater; Donation $3

Following the success of the Save the Music Concert last semester, the Human Rights Club and the Audio-Visual Club will be hosting another charity concert for the Thanksgiving holiday. ALL proceeds will benefit Feeding America Southwest Virginia Donation $3; concessions will be available.

Performers include the spectacular local talents of The Off Brand, The Taubmen, Of Company, Sharayah, Gaffer Project, Sexy Summertime, Samuel Wilson, Maggie Oakes-Chitwood, and Keria Jennings!

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