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January 29, 2014

Important Date Reminder!

  • Last Day to Register/Add a Class - January 13
  • Last Day to Drop and Receive a Refund - January 24
  • Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty - March 21

Your next Navigate Professional Development session

Get some concrete tools and information to help you advise transfer students by attending the Advising Transfer Students session. These sessions will be held in the Natural Science Center on:

  • Monday, February 3 from 12-1
  • Thursday, February 6 from 2-3
  • Friday, February 7 from 9-10

Staff Senate Meeting & Special Election

The next Staff Senate Meeting will be held on February 13th at 10 a.m. in the Natural Science Center.

Nominations are currently being accepted to fill the co-chair position left vacant by Rick Robers. The term for this position is through May 2015. Nominations may be presented from the floor on February 13th or submitted by email to Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu) at any time.

Regular elections for the other co-chair position held by Tara Nepper and the recorder position held by Nicole Bell will take place in May. Nominations for those positions will be accepted beginning in April.

Past meeting minutes may be found on VWConnect through this link: https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/governance/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2Fsites%2Fgovernance%2FShared%20Documents%2FStaff%20Senate

All full- and part-time classified staff are encouraged to attend Staff Senate. Agenda items may be submitted to Tara Nepper or Nicole Bell (nbell@virginiawestern.edu).

January 28, 2014


KIDS College - Food for Thought Family Night Out Cooking Classes (KIDS 2437 6:00pm-8:00pm begin February 5th! Due to the recent inclement weather delays class will begin Wednesday, February 5th. There is still time to register!!! http://virginiawestern.edu/kidscollege/classes.php  A second session of classes begins Wednesday 3/12/14, 3/26/14, 4/9/14  http://www.virginiawestern.edu/workforce/docs/familynightoutflyer.pdf  Contact Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu to receive the application and registration details (540) 857-6514.

KIDS College Summer Youth Program Registrations begin March 3, 2014 http://www.virginiawestern.edu/kidscollege  Contact: Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu or (540) 857-6514

Project Management Professional Certification (BUSC - 58672 AC2)  Thursday  (6:00pm-9:30pm) 3/27/14 - 5/29/14
http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/pmp.php (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) Thursday (6:00pm-9:45pm) 3/20/14 - 5/8/14  http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/business_professional.php  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

Home Inspection Training Course now available! Online Home Study Course or 3-day in classroom course includes online Home Study Course; Class dates: March 14-16, 2014; 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM  Follow this link for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/homeinspection.php

Eric Stiles, a former supervisor and head tailor/fitter for Giorgio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren is coming to Roanoke! Sewing/Construction & Pattern Drafting classes (LLRN 2700 - 6 sessions, one per week for 6 consecutive weeks on THURSDAYS) 3/6/14 - 4/10/14 Click this link for more details- http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/sewing.php  Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

QuickBooks for Business Workshop (ACCT 2195 - AC1) Thursday 5/1/14 - 5/15/14 (6:00pm-9:00pm) http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/conted/quickbooks.php - Learn 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. Interested in the summer session; please contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Go from $0 to $40,000 in 20 Days! - Class A CDL Licensing Class This is a 20-Day Program, which can be completed on a full or part-time basis.  The program is designed to get students trained and licensed with the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Throughout the program, students will participate in classroom and hands-on training which will prepare them to meet and exceed all DMV, Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier guidelines.  Career placement is conducted throughout the course of the program.  Students thrive to receive pre-hires from companies throughout the industry, which is experiencing a major driver shortage.  Contact CDS Tractor Trailer Training at 540-857-6188 or cpender@virginiawestern.edu.

Faculty/Staff IDs

Faculty and Staff who still need ID can come during the open ID office hours below:

Mondays      11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Tuesdays       2:30 – 5:30 PM

 The ID office is located in the 2nd floor lobby of the Thomas Center.  Employees need to bring a completed and signed Faculty/Staff ID request form completed by their supervisor.  If employees can not make the listed times, they can email Nick Owens (nowens@virginiawestern.edu) or Natasha Lee (nlee@virginiawestern.edu) to set up an appointment.
Questions about ID hours, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu

Health Care & Wellness Job Fair

Focused Career Fair open to majors in:


What:  Health Care & Wellness Job Fair
When: Wednesday, February 26th, 2014; 12-3:30 (come & go event)

Where: Multipurpose Room - Fralin Center
Register for this event in THE HALL CAREER CENTER- Thomas Center G202, 857-8798, careercenter@virginiawestern.edu
Students & Alumni can come learn about current openings in the Health Care & Wellness fields in the Roanoke Valley, how to apply and get a chance to meet with employers face-to-face!  Don't forget to come by the Career Center for information on Resume Writing or a Resume Power Hour for a quick critique prior to the event. For more information on Resume Power Hour times check out http://www.virginiawestern.edu/career_center/

January 27, 2014

Join us at Relay for Life!

Join the Virginia Western Keep Calm and Cure On team at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on March 15th at Cave Spring Middle School! Donate or sign up today at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=61889&pg=team&team_id=1556278. Spread the word so that we can put an end to cancer!

Questions? Contact Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu)

‘Til Death Do Us Part Mystery Theater

When:  Saturday, February 15, 2014 Wine Tasting - 6-6:45pm and Theater - 7:00pm

Where:   The Greenfield Center in Daleville (57 S Center Drive)

Something old, something new, and….oh no, a murder, too?

The Greenfield Center presents ‘Til Death Do Us Part performed by HaeBo Productions! Secret identities, devious plans, zany characters, and unexpected surprises abound as the characters plot and pry to keep the groom from marrying away the $15 million he inherits on his wedding day! Our latest murder mystery theater is filled with an abundance of audience interaction and will surely keep you laughing and guessing! After the inevitable crime, you, the audience, HAVE to help the clueless detective and his colorful assistant find the murderer!

$25 per person includes wine tasting, light hors d'oeuvres, beverage & dessert

For more information call The Greenfield Center 540-966-3984 http://www.virginiawestern.edu/workforce/greenfield/events.php

Post submitted by Faye Sensabaugh.

The VCCA Black Concerns Commission Conference

The VCCA Black Concerns Commission Conference will be held on Thursday, February 27 - Friday, February 28 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Conference registration link


Agenda link


Please return all forms and payments to Vickie Rogers, BCC Treasurer no later than February 12, 2014.  The mailing address is included on the invoice which you will receive by email after completing the conference registration.  If payment is not received by February 12, 2014, please be prepared to pay at the door with your personal check.   Please don't forget to make your hotel reservations.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Arnold Gayles.

Hotel Reservation Information:

Date: Thursday, February 27 – Friday, February 28, 2014

Location: Holiday Inn Charlottesville– Monticello

Charlottesville, VA

Hotel Rate: $89.99 plus tax

Telephone: 434-977-5100

Group Block: BBC- BCC Conference

For Reservations: Individuals may call the hotel's reservations department directly at 434-977-5100


Further inquiries relating to the Black Concern Commission may be directed to:




Panopto Looks Different!

Last week the Media Geeks identified a problem with user recordings failing, without notifying the user.   It would "look" like the recording completed successfully, but then the video would never finish posting on the server.  While this problem was limited to specific users, with specific hardware, Panopto support recommended we update to the latest version to rectify this problem as well as address some other problems in the software.  On Friday, January 24 we applied this update.

Unfortunately, while basic functionality has not changed, there have been some changes in the way the website looks.  If you use the Panopto.VirginiaWestern.edu website, you will see that the icons for sharing, settings, etc. are no longer on the right of your screen.  Instead, you will need to move your mouse over the video you want to work with.  When you mouse over the title of the video, you will see all of the options appear under the title.  Functionality of these options is still the same, only where they are located has changed.

For those using your personal computers, you may be prompted to update the Panopto software next time you record.  You should do this, as it greatly improves the reliability of your recordings.   The Media Geeks will be updating all of the Panopto recording software in the classrooms during Spring Break.  Until then, classrooms should not be prompted to update automatically.  If you do receive a prompt to update the Panopto client in the classroom, please call the Help Desk (77354) immediately and a Media Geek will come to your classroom as quickly as possible to assist you.

The eLearning and Instructional Technology staff is working on updating the Panopto user Guide.  The new, updated document will be posted on the eLIT website shortly.

I apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may cause.  We work hard to limit our upgrades to times where little disruption can occur, but in this time of rapidly changing technology, sometimes a mid-semester upgrade is unavoidable.   All of us in the Media Geeks are committed to assisting you through this change.  Please don't hesitate to contact us for help.

- B Bagby