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January 21, 2014

Navigating Financial Aid for Advisors

Eliminate your confusion about financial aid by attending the Navigating Financial Aid professional development sessions. Get useful information advisors  and faculty members need to effectively discuss financial aid with their students. All sessions are in the Natural Science Center and will be held:

  • Monday, January 20 from 12-1
  • Thursday, January 23 from 2-3
  • Friday, January 24 from 9-10

PAID Internship – STEM Majors

Paid Internships available with the Commonwealth STEM Industry Program (CSIIP) site offered through collaboration of Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Virginia's colleges & community colleges and many other partners. This is a free resource for finding paid internships through an online system for undergraduates in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) majors. One application puts a student in front of a multitude of companies with internships - no company applications to complete unless/until a company makes a student an offer.

Apply through the CSIIP website at www.CSIIP.org

Eligibility:

  •  At least 18 years of age and attending an accredited Virginia college, community college, or university. Virginia residents attending an accredited out-of-state college may apply.
  • Must be enrolled as undergraduate taking at least six (6) credit hours per semester and making demonstrated progress towards a STEM degree.
  • Have completed at least 30 or more post-secondary education credits and are at least of rising sophomore status prior to the internship. Newly graduating seniors in 2014 are also eligible to participate.
  • Majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) field.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

 

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)

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).