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January 30, 2014

Donate a luminaria today!

The Virginia Western Keep Calm and Cure On Relay for Life is selling luminaria bags. Bags are $10 each and can be decorated to honor or memoralize your friends or family who have been affected by cancer.

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

Friendly Reminder: Four More TOTAL Workshops begin February 10

As a friendly reminder, NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) welcomes and encourages you to join us for our next set of TOTAL workshops.  We have four workshops scheduled to begin on February 10.  We hope you will join us for one of these workshops!

Workshops beginning February 10th

  • Facilitating Discussion Forums - 4 weeks
  • Using Best Practices in Online Teaching - 4 weeks
  • Writing Directions - 3 weeks
  • Captioning Media - 2 weeks

The TOTAL professional development workshops are intended for faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses.   Each workshop focuses on a single topic, so you can build an individualized professional development plan by selecting only the workshops you need.  We suggest taking one workshop at a time; all workshops are offered multiple times during the year.  See the TOTAL project website for workshop descriptions.

Spring Federal Work-Study

If you would like to post a Federal Work-Study (FWS) position for the Spring 2014 term, please submit personnel requisitions to Adam Bailey in the financial aid office as soon as possible.  The Personnel Requisition Form can be found on VWConnect under HR Forms, or email Adam at abailey@virginiawestern.edu to request a copy.

Calendar Tip – Unlocking Doors

When adding a reservation to the college's online calendar, don't forget to select the resources needed to have your room ready.

If you've made room reservations and have not selected the resource for Campus Police to unlock your doors that means someone else is double checking for you. Please don't leave this to chance!

Please refer to these instructions which will help you make sure your needs are met. http://www.virginiawestern.edu/facstaff/docs/FacStaffCalendarInst.pdf

On page 12 you'll find instructions on using the Resources section of the calendar. Be sure to use this to make sure your room is unlocked by Campus Police, need support from the Media Geeks or require a guest wireless password.

Thank you and please contact Tara Nepper with any questions.

Sustainability Report Card

Please help Virginia Western’s Sustainability Committee evaluate our progress as we strive to become a more sustainable institution. Please click here to complete a very short survey (only three questions!) to help grade Virginia Western’s success as a sustainable college. Thank you for your help!

Full Time Friday Fall 2014

• One day of a week dedicated to get your General Studies degree
• More days of the week for family and work.
• Save time and gas
• Maintain a full time student status
• Finish your career in two years
• Eligible for Financial Aid
• One on one advising
Have you considered Full Time Friday(ftf) program?
For more information, please visit: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/fridays.php, or contact coordinator Alexander Scott at ascott@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-7247.

Test Center at the Greenfield Center

Just a reminder, The Greenfield Center in Daleville has been set-up as a test center for local students.  “It is essential that the instructors provide a roster or list of students who may be taking exams at the Greenfield Center, and that they fully complete a testing information sheet. Instructors are responsible for providing this information for every exam.”  The Greenfield Center is open for testing Monday – Friday between 8am – 4:30pm.  It is the STUDENTS responsibility to request the instructor submit information to the Center.  If you have any questions, please call us at 966-3984.

Submitted by Cassandra Dove, Greenfield Center Coordinator

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