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February 20, 2014

Brown Library Survey

Thank you for the overwhelming response to help with the Brown Library search engine activity and survey! All slots have been filled and we have a lengthy waiting list. We are no longer accepting participants for this event. We sincerely appreciate your interest and willingness to help.

 

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!

“Love Your Library Day” Monday at Brown Library

Come celebrate “Love Your Library Day” in Brown Library on Monday, February 24.   This is your opportunity to get to know the Learning Resources that are available for you on all three floors of the Brown Library Building --- your ticket to academic support and success.

Check out Monday’s activities:

Building-Wide Scavenger Hunt

(For Students Only) Get scavenger hunt forms from the Circulation Desk on the top floor of the library.   Submit completed scavenger hunt forms to the Circulation Desk for a chance to win a $100.00 Amazon Gift Card.   Six runner-up prizes will also be awarded.  Prizes provided by Student Activities and the VWCC bookstore.  Contest winners will be notified on February 25.

 

Ground Floor Activities

(For Students Only) The first ten students who visit the Writing Center and say, “I love my library” will get a goodie bag.

Main Floor Activities

(For Students, Staff, and Faculty)  Kiss Contest!  Guess the correct number of candy kisses on display at the main floor Resource Desk and win a prize.  Prizes provided by Bubblecake.  Contest winners will be notified on February 25.

 

Top Floor Activities

(For Students, Staff, and Faculty) Free hot beverages 10am-2pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm

(For Students Only) The first ten students who visit the Reference Desk and do “The Robot” will get a goodie bag.  Research assistance provided for those who are not familiar with that dance.

(For Music Lovers) Electrifying performance by the “Mime-All-Mime Air Guitar Band.”  We don’t know exactly when the band will be performing, so you will just have to come and spend the day in our building.

We look forward to seeing you and serving you in Brown Library.

ALL FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES – HRMS LEAVE PROCESSING

The VCCS is experiencing some issues with HRMS Absence Management. We have been instructed to hold off on processing any leave for the 2/9/14 period until the issue has been resolved. This includes any leave taken, leave entitlements, and any compensatory time earned. Please continue to enter leave taken, but be aware that your balances have not been updated for the 2/09/14 period.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Dorrisa Williams at dmwilliams@virginiawestern.edu

Interested in Singing in the Gospel Choir?

Love to sing or play an instrument? The Gospel choir is looking for members who like to sing, want to have fun, and those with experience in event planning for choir competitions. If you are interested, please contact Melinda Hill at mhill@virginiawestern.edu.

Virginia Western movie line-up for Spring 2014

Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends! 

 

Thursday, February 27: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theatre

 

Friday, February 28: Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Animated - Noon and 4p.m.

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

 

Friday, March 14: Frozen

(Free Frozen treats and hot chocolate provided!)

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theatre

 

Tuesday, March 25: Mandella: Long Walk to Freedom

Co-sponsored with the Human Rights Club

2 p.m. and 6 p.m. - Whitman Theatre

 

Friday, March 28: American Hustle

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theatre

 

Friday, April 25: The Lego Movie

Bring your family: This is Spring Break week for local school districts!

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theatre

 

Remember Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends!

Friends of the Arboretum Garden Tour

Are you weary of winter? Then think about heading south with the Friends of the Arboretum to explore the beautiful, historic gardens of Charleston, South Carolina. Deadline to register is February 21, 2014. For trip information and registration, click here: www.virginiawestern.edu/arboretum

Important Online Webinar: Atomic Learning for Faculty and Staff

What is Atomic Learning?

It is an online training resource that is available 24/7 and open to ALL VWCC students, staff, and faculty. It delivers on-demand technology training on the use of computer applications, technology integration and professional development. Get answers to many of your "how do I do that?" questions about 200+ programs, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Blackboard®, APA Style, and workshops and technology integration projects on emerging topics such as plagiarism, critical thinking, and online courses.

  • Easy to access – access Atomic Learning through Blackboard
  • Easy to search using keywords, specific applications, versions, and/or platforms.
  • Easy to share - Faculty can share direct links in Blackboard to support necessary software or technical skills.

We have scheduled an online webinar about how to use Atomic Learning for faculty and staff on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 2pm. The webinar is about 30 minutes. We have reserved a conference room at Business Science Building M228. You are welcome to join us together to attend the webinar or you can access the webinar online from your office or home.

Topic: Atomic Learning for Faculty and Staff
Time: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2pm to 2:30pm
Location: Business Science Building 228

Or Access the webinar Online at:

1.  Please join my meeting.

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/join/328643942

2.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (786) 358-5420

Access Code: 328-643-942

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 328-643-942

Please contact Carrie Halpin at CHalpin@virginiawestern.edu if you have any questions.

Demystify Developmental Student Advising

Attend one of the Advising the Developmental Student professional development sessions. These sessions will be held in the Natural Science Center on:

  • Monday, February 17 from 12-1
  • Thursday, February 20 from 2-3
  • TODAY--Friday, February 21 from 9-10

Demystify Developmental Student Advising

Attend one of the Advising the Developmental Student professional development sessions. These sessions will be held in the Natural Science Center on:

  • Monday, February 17 from 12-1
  • TODAY--Thursday, February 20 from 2-3
  • Friday, February 21 from 9-10