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November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving and Extended Saturday Hours

Hours for the Thanksgiving Day holiday at Brown Library (top floor) and the Academic Link (main floor) are as follows:

  • Monday, 11/25: 8am-8pm (Note: Math Center only open 8am-7pm)
  • Tuesday, 11/26: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday, 11/27: 8am-12 noon
  • Thursday through Sunday, 11/28-12/1: Closed

Saturday hours will also be extended for the last two weeks of class:

  • Saturdays: 9am-4pm (12/7 and 12/14)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hours for the Testing Center (ground floor) are different and are posted here. The Writing Center's (also ground floor) hours are here.

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Local Public and College Libraries

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.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIVING:

Joanie White’s daughter and four grandchildren lost all of their belongings in a house fir. They are in need of hygiene items, toiletries, kitchens essentials, household items, clothing, or monetary donations. Any items donated can be delivered to the Payroll Office located on the ground level of Fishburn Hall. For more information, please contact Debra Thomas at 857-6319 – dthomas@virginiawestern.edu or Dorrisa Williams at 857-6634 – dmwilliams@virginiawestern.edu. Any items donated will be needed by the close of business on December 6. Thank you.

  • Boy - age12 - 12/14 shirt 12 slim pants 6 shoe
  • Girl - age 13 – XS or S shirt 0 jeans 7 shoe
  • Girl - age 14 – S shirt 14 slim pants 6 ½ shoe
  • Girl - age 17 – M shirt 2-4 pants 7 ½ shoe
  • Mom - M Shirt 6 pants 7 ½ shoe

American Cancer Society in honor and support of our co-workers battling various types of cancer

Military Family Support Center (Veteran Assistance) in Salem, VA (non-perishable items - diapers, food, personal hygiene, etc)

http://milfamily.org/

Home Destroyed by Fire

On November 24, a young woman’s home was completely destroyed by fire. Joanie White’s daughter and four grandchildren lost all of their belongings. They are in need of hygiene items, toiletries, kitchens essentials, household items, clothing, or monetary donations. Any items donated can be delivered to the Payroll Office located on the ground level of Fishburn Hall. For more information, please contact Debra Thomas at 857-6319 – dthomas@virginiawestern.edu or Dorrisa Williams at 857-6634 – dmwilliams@virginiawestern.edu. Any items donated will be needed by the close of business on December 6. Thank you.

Sizes needed are:

  • Boy - age12 - 12/14 shirt 12 slim pants 6 shoe
  • Girl - age 13 – XS or S shirt 0 jeans 7 shoe
  • Girl - age 14 – S shirt 14 slim pants 6 ½ shoe
  • Girl - age 17 – M shirt 2-4 pants 7 ½ shoe
  • Mom - M Shirt 6 pants 7 ½ shoe

 

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.

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

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Campus ADA Improvements

The college recently spent 400K on improvements directly related to accessible parking spaces and building entrances. Overall 1.8M has been spent the past 3 years and 2.5M in the past 5 years on accessibility improvements both inside and outside existing buildings. The new Lot 15 project will include 6 accessible spaces directly behind the Business Science Building. The CSHP building added 4 new accessible parking spaces. At least 10 new entrance door operators have been added in 2013. These automatic door operators are not required by ADA but do greatly improve accessibility. These accounts do not include recent changes to the Library and other areas which improved access. VWCC will continue to look for improvement opportunities as funding sources allow.