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April 7, 2014

Navigate Advising

Now that the Navigate Advising Team is fully staffed, please remember that returning students who are continuing in their program of study will be referred to their faculty advisor if they need academic planning assistance. Returning students who are considering a program change will be referred to the Program Advisor responsible for their prospective major. New students and non-curricular students should be referred to the Advising Center to meet with a New Student Advisor.

Please refer students needing assistance searching for available class times, processing enrollment in courses, or printing an Advisement Report to the Registration Room in Duncan 212 (Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:30pm; Friday 8:00-5:00pm). The Registration Room will be available April 11th through May 16th and June 23rd through August 27th.

Thank you in advance for your continued commitment to the success of our students!

Employee Survey

Please remember to fill out the annual Employee Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Employee_2014. Your input is especially important as we design our new strategic plan for the next five years.  Concerns from previous Employee Surveys have been addressed through changes in areas such as student advising, dual enrollment, and our governance structure.  Your feedback is always valued - help make a difference by completing the survey today!

Chancellor’s Fellowship for Classified Staff – Application Deadline April 15, 2014

The Chancellor is pleased to announce a fellowship program for community college and System Office classified staff.  For the 2014-2015 academic year, selected classified staff employees will be named as Chancellor’s Fellows to pursue degree studies that will enhance their ability to contribute to the community college mission.

The Chancellor’s Fellowship includes the following:  1) Financial support for tuition and mandatory fees.  2) One semester or one academic year leave of absence with ¾ pay. 3) Continuation of insurance, retirement, the State’s portion of health insurance, and seniority.  This program only supports full-time study.

To be eligible to apply, classified employees must:  1) Be employed 3 consecutive years (as of the date of application) in a full-time state-funded classified position at a community college or the System Office. 2) Be enrolled or accepted in a degree program from a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education. 3) As an employee of VWCC, be recommended by Dr. Sandel.

To apply:  1) Submit a completed application form.  2) Include 3 letters of endorsement. 3) Submit verification of acceptance in a degree program. 4) Submit transcripts if currently enrolled in a program.

Application deadline:  April 15, 2014

Contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources for an application at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

Alliance for Excellence Awards Program

The Alliance for Excellence is in the process of planning its 28th Alliance for Excellence Awards Program for African American students. For 27 years, AFE and Virginia Western have joined together to honored students for outstanding achievement.

We are currently taking nominations from faculty and staff for African American students who have excelled academically OR while not at the top of the class have provided outstanding service in the community. Please nominate students by April 11 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BSDFTWN. If you have any questions, please contact Melinda Hill at mhill@virginiawestern.edu.

Thunder Valley Family Night

Thunder Valley Family Night!

Wednesday, April 23

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thunder Valley on Lee Highway

Come out to our spring family fun night! Thunder Valley's Indoor Track, Lazer Tag, Mini Golf, Arcade and Playroom will all be open for Virginia Western students, faculty and staff and their family! First 15 people will get 10 free tokens for the arcade!

Thunder Valley's kitchen will be open for business!

Stars vs. Staff Basketball Jam Friday

2014 Stars vs. Staff Basketball Jam

Friday, April 11 at 5:00 PM in Humanities Gymnasium

Faculty & Staff All Stars vs. Virginia Western Athletics

Any part-time or full-time, faculty or staff member is eligible to play, food provided after the game

Donations collected at game for the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia's 9th Street Chapter.

Questions about event, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

Don’t forget to apply for the Advisor Academy

Looking for an on-campus professional development opportunity to develop your advising skills? Apply to attend the Advisor Academy. This three day workshop will delve into best practices in advising, as well as tips and tools to use when advising students.

Follow this link to the application(https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tL6bVsnd8xeM97HTZbfRc8V5bHPxRsW4jRfNe872bxg/viewform). Feel free to contact Jenifer Kurtz with any questions.

Application deadline now extended to Thursday, April 10.

INTERVIEWING & PROFESSIONALISM Career Bytes Info Session for Students & Alumni

INTERVIEWING & PROFESSIONALISM – Career Bytes Information Session

DATE: Tuesday, APRIL 22 
TIME: 12:15 pm- 12:45pm or 5:15-5:45 pm
LOCATION: Hall Career Center – Thomas Center 202

Focus of session:

  • How to handle tough interview questions
  • Professional dress information
  • Interviewing tips, and much more!
**PRE-REGISTER TODAY** At Hall Associates Career Center
Thomas Center 202  ▪  857-7298  Email: careercenter@virginiawestern.edu