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April 30, 2014

TELL YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS!

TELL YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS!

Deadline: 4 p.m., May 16, 2014

Requirements: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, high school graduate or have a GED, and be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits at Virginia Western in Fall 2014.

Apply Online: www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation/scholarship

Many scholarships have additional requirements, so it is important to read each scholarship descriptions carefully when applying.

The Virginia Western Educational Foundation has over $140,000 in scholarship funds available for academic excellence or financial need to help you reach your educational goals.  You don’t have to receive federal financial aid to qualify for financial need scholarships.

Summer ID Office Hours

Summer ID Office Hours (Drop In)

Effective May 19, 2014

Dates and Times:

May 19 - 22

11 am - 5:30 pm

June 25-26

11 am-5:30 pm

Location:

Thomas Center, Second Floor Lobby area

All students must bring a Government Issued Photo ID (i.e., Driver's License) AND a copy of their current class schedule.

Faculty and staff need to bring their ID Request form filled out and signed by their supervisor.

Appointments can be arranged May 26-June 23, June 27 and June 30 with Nick Owens (nowens@virginiawestern.edu) or Natasha Lee (nlee@virginiawestern.edu)

Tommorrow – Blue Ridge Music Festival!

The Salem Civic Center is pleased to be able to offer a discount again this year for faculty, staff and students for the Blue Ridge Music Festival on May 31, 2014, at the Salem Stadium.

This festival features Brantley Gilbert, Travis Tritt, Thomas Rhett, Parmalee and many more! The festival starts at 11 am and is sure to be a full day of fun and music!

Advance general admission tickets are currently priced at $40. The $5 discount (final price per ticket $35) is available in two ways:

1)      Faculty, Staff and Students can come to the Salem Civic Center Box Office (bring your VWCC ID) and provide the password SUNNY or

2)      Tickets are available for online purchase through Ticketmaster.com utilizing the special discount password SUNNY

Special discount ends April 30!

Reception Honoring Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer

Please join Dr. Sandel as he hosts a dessert reception celebrating Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer’s appointment as Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. Stop by the 1st floor lobby of Fishburn Hall on Monday, May 5th, from 1-2:30 p.m. to share your well wishes with Dr. Wilmer and enjoy a sweet treat!!!

April 29, 2014

TELL YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS!

TELL YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS!

Deadline: 4 p.m., May 16, 2014

Requirements: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, high school graduate or have a GED, and be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits at Virginia Western in Fall 2014.

Apply Online: www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation/scholarship

Many scholarships have additional requirements, so it is important to read each scholarship descriptions carefully when applying.

The Virginia Western Educational Foundation has over $140,000 in scholarship funds available for academic excellence or financial need to help you reach your educational goals.  You don’t have to receive federal financial aid to qualify for financial need scholarships.

MDA Jailbird seeks bailout money . . .

To all my friends here on the VWCC campus - faculty, staff and students. HELP!!!

I am proud to tell you that I am going to be going to jail soon and this time for a good reason and a very special cause. I am joining the fight against muscle disease and I need your help to raise my bail. I will be joining other community members to help raise critical funds for MDA, and will gladly spend a little time behind bars and away from my desk for this fund-raising event.

The Roanoke Valley 2014 ALS Lock-Up takes place on May 20, 2014, but I am trying to raise my bail before they come to drag me away from work and lock me up. All you have to do is click on the following link http://www.mdalockup.org/roanokevalley to make a secure, online donation today. Your support will help families living in our community who know the anguish of living with these diseases . . . Muscular Dystrophy, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Glycogenesis, Pearson Syndrome, and so many others that I can’t even begin to pronounce. But if you have a family member, a friend, a neighbor or the kid across the street who lives with one of these diseases, then you know how they suffer and the battles they face on a daily basis.

The “bail” that you help me raise will go toward research and support programs such as giving a child with muscle disease the opportunity to go to summer camp. Can you even possibly, in the furthest reaches of your mind, imagine the face of a child who has never been able to go to camp when they experience things like boating, hiking, swimming, and the companionship of other children who are just like them. Where they are given the chance to have one week where they can be just like everyone else around them. They don’t stick out and they don’t have people giving them looks of pity, or even worse, looks of revulsion. No child goes to MDA Summer Camp and comes home the same. That week can be a life changing event in so many lives – children, parents and camp workers alike.

So think about it, if you want your summer semester to go smoothly (here is where you place arm behind back and twist slowly), you might consider a small donation to my bail fund to keep me in the office or you can contribute to the “You got her – you keep her fund” if you prefer. But in the long run I am not asking you to think about me and how pitiful I will look behind bars (or how horizontal stripes do terrible things to my body image), but think about the families and children in our community who can definitely use your support.

If you can’t make a donation online, stop by my office and put some loose change in the jar on my desk – you know we all have some loose change laying around. Clean out the cracks in the sofa, look under the cushion in your favorite chair, check the seats of your car or truck, clean out your bookbag – whatever. I’m not asking for huge donations – but I promise you – the more you give the better you will feel, because I know you can all imagine the face of that child their first day at camp.

Thanks – you will be hearing from me again.

Joyce the jail bird!

PS: As soon as I see your name on my contributors list I will remove you from future harassment . . .ummm, I mean emails.

Joyce S Greer
Assistant Site Director
ODU DL @ VWCC
3074 Colonial Ave SW
106 Thomas Center

April 28, 2014

TELL YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS!

TELL YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS!

Deadline: 4 p.m., May 16, 2014

Requirements: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, high school graduate or have a GED, and be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits at Virginia Western in Fall 2014.

Apply Online: www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation/scholarship

Many scholarships have additional requirements, so it is important to read each scholarship descriptions carefully when applying.

The Virginia Western Educational Foundation has over $140,000 in scholarship funds available for academic excellence or financial need to help you reach your educational goals.  You don’t have to receive federal financial aid to qualify for financial need scholarships.

VWCC Employment Opportunity

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following position:

  • Administrative Officer for Academic Assessment
    • Deadline:  05/12/2014 by 5 pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions.

Summer TOTAL Workshops for Professional Development

 

VWCC has joined a consortium with BRCC, NRCC, WCC, VWCC,  and VHCC to maximize resources and offer as many TOTAL classes to faculty as possible as NOVA will not be offering any TOTAL courses this summer.  Therefore, when registering for the VCCS TOTAL courses offered this summer through the Southwest Consortium, please select the BRCC section as stated in Step 5 of the instructions below.

Each workshop focuses on a single topic for your professional development plan. Registration is open and closes at noon on May 16 for the May 19 workshops, and closes at noon on July 3 for the July 7 workshopsThe schedule is:

Start Date Workshop Title Length of Workshop Facilitat
May 19, 2014 VCCS: Using Best Practices in Online Teaching
(Please select BRCC Section)
4 weeks Ramona Coveny
Ken Fairbanks
May 19, 2014 VCCS: Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback
(Please select BRCC Section)
4 weeks Carrie Halpin
Don Taylor
July 7, 2014 VCCS: Preparing Student Learning Objectives
(Please select BRCC Section)
2 weeks Ramona Coveny
July 7, 2014 VCCS: Developing Collaborative Activities
(Please select BRCC Section)
2 weeks Ian Griffin

Instructions for Accessing VCCS TOTAL Courses via the Knowledge Center:

  1. Login to the VWCC Knowledge Center: https://covkc.virginia.gov/vwcc/
  2. Go to Learning Center >> Course Catalog
  3. Enter Keywords:  VCCS Total in the Search Text box. Click Search.
  4. Click on the course link of the course in which you would like to enroll.
  5. Click on the BRCC section.
  6. Click Enroll.  You will see that your status changes to “Enrolled.”  You will also see a statement confirming the date you enrolled:  e.g. You enrolled in this item on 1/13/2014.
  7. After enrolling, you will be able to see the course(s) in which you are enrolled in the Scheduled Training box located on My Homepage:  Home >> My Workspace >> My Homepage.

If you have questions or need assistance regarding the Knowledge Center, please contact Sarah Miller, Heidi McClintic or Carly Johnson in Human Resources.  If you have any questions about the workshop format and content, please contact Carrie Halpin or Ramona Coveny in eLearning & Instructional Technology (eLIT).

Reception Honoring Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer

Please join Dr. Sandel as he hosts a dessert reception celebrating Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer’s appointment as Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. Stop by the 1st floor lobby of Fishburn Hall on Monday, May 5th, from 1-2:30 p.m. to share your well wishes with Dr. Wilmer and enjoy a sweet treat!!!