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February 28, 2014

Time to Apply for Professional Development Funding!

Virginia Western supports many professional development opportunities for faculty and staff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz5WJEWbf5I&feature=youtu.be).

Professional development activities include on-campus training, VCCS opportunities for conferences and grants (http://www.vccs.edu/careers/office-of-professional-development/), non-VCCS travel and training, and educational aid for courses offered both on campus and at other institutions.

The Professional Development Committee has worked hard to improve the professional development funding process for 2014-15. Changes to the process include simplification of the application, inclusion of an option for attending more costly national conferences, and an automated submission process. Professional development funding is available to all full-time faculty and staff through this application process.

To apply for funding, please click on the 2014-15 Professional Development Application .

The deadline for applications is Sunday, March 16, 2014.

CCAP DEADLINE – TODAY!

The deadline for the 2014-2015 Community College Access Program (CCAP) applications is Friday, February 28. Please direct students inquiring about CCAP applications to Fishburn Hall.

On Wednesday, February 26 – Friday, February 28, applications will be processed in the HR Training Room, F002.

If documents are inadvertently faxed or mailed to your office, please forward them to the Educational Foundation:

  • Fax:                       857-6370
  • Office:                   Fishburn Hall, Room F214
  • Address:              Virginia Western Educational Foundation, 3093 Colonial Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Payne at cpayne@virginiawestern.edu. Thank you for your assistance!

Virginia Western Blue Stars, or not?

Virginia Western is accepting suggestions to change the name of its sports teams.  These sports include men's basketball, men's soccer, women's basketball, women's volleyball, and other intramural teams.  The current team name is the Virginia Western Blue Stars.

What would be a great name for our teams?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VW_Team_Name

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SUGGESTION BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH!

February 27, 2014

“And the Oscar Goes To . . .”

It’s Oscar Awards season, and Brown Library has a great collection of books that have turned into movies.

Current Book-Into-Movie Selections (Available on the Top Floor of Brown Library)

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

A Captain’s Duty by Richard Phillips

12 Years a Slave from I Was Born a Slave: An Anthology of Classic Slave Narratives

 

Other Selections (Available on the Top Floor of Brown Library)

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Moneyball by Michael Lewis

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Beloved by Toni Morrison

 

Audiobooks (Available Through Brown Library’s Website)

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Charlie Wilson’s War by George Crile

 

Come to the library, see our Book-Into-Movie display, and enjoy some leisure reading.

 

Library Hours During Spring Break, March 3 – 8

Brown Library’s main floor (the Link Learning Commons), the Math Center, and the top floor (reference and circulation desks) will be open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. The Link Learning Commons and the top floor of the library will also be open as usual from 9am to 1pm on Saturday. The Math Center will reopen at its regular hours at 8am on Monday, March 11.

The Testing Center, Writing Center, and computer lab on the ground floor will maintain their regular hours.

Student Engagement In Higher Education

GALLUP

The Gallup Organization surveys thousands of students yearly to determine what keeps them engaged. Learn more about the Student Engagement in Higher Education model designed from that information.

Meet one of the Gallup trainers here at VIRGINIA WESTERN.  

For Faculty, Staff Administration.  

Virginia Tech and several other area schools have incorporated the Gallup Student Engagement Model across campus.   Come meet with the Gallup trainer here at Virginia Western and learn more about the strategies.

 When: Monday March 3, 2014, 3-4, 4 on for questions; refreshments served

Where: Virginia Western campus- Natural Science Center

Gallup Trainer: Kyle Robinson, Director of Campus Engagement, Gallup Education;                          Ideation | Strategic |Communication | Learner | Achiever

Sponsor: Deb Squire, Career Transition Coach. Deb is pursuing her certification in Student Engagement in Higher Education. For more information, contact Deb, 857-6296, dsquire@virginiawestern.edu.

Gallup offers educators free webinars, newsletters and other resources.

 

Print Shop and Mailroom Move Delayed

Unfortunately there has been a delay in  relocating the Print Shop and Mailroom.  At this time we are uncertain of the move dates.  We will provide an update as soon as it is available.  Thank for your patience.

Library Contest Winners

The following students and staff member won prizes during Monday’s “Love Your Library Day”:

Scavenger Hunt Winners

$100 Amazon Gift Card = Katy Kihm

“READ” Mug from the American Library Association = Brandon S.

$10 VWCC Bookstore Gift Card = Matthew Harvey

2 Bubblecake Gift Cards = Kristen B.

“READ” Tote Bag from the American Library Association = Carol Ann B.

$10 VWCC Bookstore Gift Card = Neal H.

“READ” Water Bottle from the American Library Association = John D.

 

Kiss Contest Winners

A Bubblecake Gift Card and a WEPA print card = Plina Nguyen

A Bubblecake Gift Card and the candy jar full of 268 candy kisses = Corey Bapst (VWCC staff member)

Thanks to everyone who donated prizes and participated in the event.

What’s Next?  National Library Week, April 13-19!

Movie today: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Thursday, February 27:  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Rated PG-13.
Come back tomorrow for:

Friday, February 28: Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Animated - Noon and 4 p.m.

Live Action - 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Virginia Western is the only venue in Roanoke showing these Oscar-nominated short films (as of printing this flyer!)! View trailers and descriptions at http://oscar.go.com/nominees. Unrated.

See a review from the LA Times of these movies here : http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-ca-oscar-shorts-notebook-20140202,0,791692.story#axzz2tbR06FAb

 

Remember Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends! Contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu for more information.

CCAP DEADLINE WEEK!

The deadline for the 2014-2015 Community College Access Program (CCAP) applications is Friday, February 28. Please direct students inquiring about CCAP applications to Fishburn Hall.

On Wednesday, February 26 – Friday, February 28, applications will be processed in the HR Training Room, F002.

If documents are inadvertently faxed or mailed to your office, please forward them to the Educational Foundation:

  • Fax:                       857-6370
  • Office:                   Fishburn Hall, Room F214
  • Address:              Virginia Western Educational Foundation, 3093 Colonial Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Payne at cpayne@virginiawestern.edu. Thank you for your assistance!