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February 25, 2014

New Academic Link Program Assistant

Please join the Academic Link  in welcoming our new part-time Program Assistant, Natacia Owens, to our staff. In addition to her work here at Virginia Western over the past two years as a tutor and in the Testing Center, Natacia has also worked at the College of Southern Maryland and in other venues that have given her the experience that -- along with her education and many talents -- will enable her to make a significant contribution to the success of the Academic Link's mission. We're delighted to have her on our staff and look forward to putting her talents to good use. If you'd like to offer Natacia your congratulations, you can reach her at ext. 76442 or drop by the Link Learning Commons on the main floor of the library. Welcome aboard, Natacia!

Deadline for Innovation Grants March 28

2014 Faculty & Staff Innovation Grants Available

The 2014 Innovation Grant Application is now available. The deadline to apply for a 2014 grant is March 28, 2014.  These grants are offered by the Educational Foundation to encourage academic enrichment activities.

Faculty and staff should consider proposing innovative projects, novel approaches, and creative activities that support the College’s vision statement:

As a student-oriented center for lifelong learning, Virginia Western Community College will meet the needs of our diverse community by providing comprehensive educational programs and workforce development.

Awards will be made on May 1, 2014. If awarded, the mid-term report for the Innovation Grant will be due on Sept. 17, 2014 and final report will be due April 1, 2015.

Frequently asked questions:

Who can apply?  All members of the Virginia Western Community College faculty and staff may apply.  Faculty must have been at the College for at least 2 yrs. of continuous service, September-June.

What is the typical amount of an Innovation Grant award?  Awards range from $1,000.00 - $7,000.00

What is the length of the application?  Applicant must provide a cover sheet with supervisor’s name, detailed description (should not exceed 3 pages), explanation of how success of the project will be measured, timetable, budget, additional information (i.e. brochures, videos, etc. that elucidate the application.)

How difficult is it to secure this grant?  Awards are based on the quality and uniqueness of the projects submitted.  Therefore, degree of difficulty in securing an Innovation Grant depends on the number of applicants with outstanding projects for consideration.Make sure your grant stands out!!

Please contact Carolyn Payne at cpayne@virginiawestern.edu with any questions.


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!

Calendar Tip – Unlocking Doors – New Option!

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.

New option! A new option to use is "No need to unlock, user has a key". Please use this option if you do not need Campus Police to unlock the door. Using this option will let us know that the resource was not accidently left off.

Thank you and please contact Tara Nepper with any questions.

Full Time Friday (FTF)

Full Time Friday Fall 2014

  • Do you want to improve your life through education?
  • Don’t have time to come to school daily?
  • Do you want to save gas and time?
  • Finish  your career in two years?
  • Maintain a full time student status?
  • Be eligible for Financial aid?
  • There’s no excuse.

Full Time Friday is here for you.

Virginia Western's Full-Time Fridays (ftf) program allows students to earn an Associate of Science degree in General Studies.

For more information, please visit: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/fridays.php , or contact coordinator Alexander Scott at ascott@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-7247540-857-7247.

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?



Only 19 days to go!

Only 19 more days before our Virginia Western Keep Calm and Cure On team participates in Relay for Life.

We've raised over $900 so far! We are on our way to reaching our goal of $1500!

Want to help?

Job Fair Tomorrow!! Health Care & Wellness Focus

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/