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December 16, 2013

Welcome New Hires!!

Congratulations to the following employee who has moved from a part-time to a full-time position!

  • Lois Beck began a full-time position on 11/25/2013 as the Testing Center Assistant for the Learning Technology Center.

Please take a moment to stop by and say hello to the following new faces at Virginia Western!

  • Valerie McKnight began on 12/09/2013 as the part-time Computer Open Lab Supervisor for the School of BTT.
  • Angela Webb began on 12/10/2013 as a full-time Administrative Assistant for the School of LASS.
  • Amy Williamson began on 12/16/2013 as the full-time Coordinator of Developmental Education.

Welcome to Virginia Western!!!

Media Geek’s One Minute Wonder

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Virginia Western Educational Foundation Innovation Grants

Virginia Western Educational Foundation Innovation Grant applications will be available January 2, 2014 on VWConnect. Notices will also be sent out through the Daily Bulletin. Awards will be made on May 1, 2014. If awarded, the mid-term report for the Innovation Grant will be due on Sept. 17, 2014 and final report will be due April 1, 2015.

Frequently asked questions:

Who can apply?  All members of the Virginia Western Community College faculty and staff may apply.  Faculty must have been at the College for at least 2 yrs. of continuous service, September-June.

What is the typical amount of an Innovation Grant award?  Awards range from $1,000.00 - $7,000.00

What is the length of the application?  Applicant must provide a cover sheet with supervisor’s name, detailed description (should not exceed 3 pages), explanation of how success of the project will be measured, timetable, budget, additional information (i.e. brochures, videos, etc. that elucidate the application.)

How difficult is it to secure this grant?  Awards are based on the quality and uniqueness of the projects submitted.  Therefore, degree of difficulty in securing an Innovation Grant depends on the number of applicants with outstanding projects for consideration.Make sure your grant stands out!!

Please contact Carolyn Payne at cpayne@virginiawestern.edu with any questions.

Electronic SARF Deployment

Supervisors and Support Staff,

In August of this year many of you participated in the electronic SARF parallel test. After a successful two week test session we went to work correcting the issues and adding some additional features.   IET is pleased to announce that the electronic SARF is ready for production and will be deployed on January 2, 2014.   If you submit SARFs you will be impacted by this deployment.  What this means to you is when you return from the holiday break you will need to begin submitting electronic SARFs. Paper copy SARFs will no longer be used.   On January 2, 2014 the electronic SARF will be located on the VWConnect homepage on the right-hand side under “Links.”  There will also be a "How to" guide  located on VWConnect that may help you if you were unable to attend one of the three Supervisor Roundtable training sessions back in August.  Any paper copy SARFs submitted before the holiday break will be processed.

The Help Desk will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the deployment or eSARF.  We appreciate your continued support as we move forward with the eSARF!


Washington DC Trip – December 19th

Student Activities will be taking a trip to Washington DC on December 19th!

Spend a day in our nation's capitol. Visit museums or monuments! Examples include the National Gallery of Art, National Museum of Natural History, or the Lincoln Memorial.

Trip includes free transportation on a charter bus. Participants must bring money for meals. Limited number of spots available. Sign up with Student Activities to reserve your spot. Faculty and staff are welcome to sign up.

Thursday, December 19th

(After Final Exams)

Departing VWCC at 7 a.m./Return approx. 11 p.m.

Contact Natasha Lee, at nlee@virginiawestern.edu, for more information or to sign up!

NYC Spring Break Trip Information

Signups for the Spring Break trip (March 1-3) for the 3 day/2 night New York City trip have started. The trip is sponsored by the Armed Forces Club and Student Council.

Faculty and staff CAN go on this trip, in addition to students, and can bring a guest!  We will be taking signups from now until January 14th.  The price per person is $366/quad room and $400/double room. Single and Triple rooms are also available.

To sign up, take your first payment ($100) to the Cashier in Chapman Hall. Then bring or send your receipt and your paperwork to Natasha Lee, Thomas Center 208.

Link to paperwork with full details/prices/etc.: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B91IH29cKIa6ai16aXlYMjJPLWs/edit?usp=sharing

For more information, contact Matthew Jones, President of Armed Forces Club, at mjones0373@email.vccs.edu or Natasha Lee, Student Council advisor, at nlee@virginiawestern.edu.