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April 24, 2014

American Red Cross Bloodmobile today!

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Parking Lot 1 (outside the Natural Science Center) from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Come out to give blood and save lives!

Please Delete Panopto Recordings

The Panopto Lecture Capture has a limited amount of storage space, and it's running out.   In order to maintain a cost-effective storage model, it was originally agreed upon that only THREE years of recordings would be maintained!  Right now, there are a lot of recordings that are nearly four years old, many of which have not been viewed by a student in more than one year.

Video files more than three years old should be deleted and, if still relevant, re-recorded with the most up to date material.   Yes, we know that in some cases the information is exactly the same.   However, students forced to watch old videos often comment about the perceived value of those video recordings.  We hear comments like "If the instructor doesn't care enough to update the recording (replace the videotape, etc.), why should I care about the material?".      If you look substantially different, or the slides and information you are showing on the video don't match your current class information and textbook, you should update your recordings, even if it's been less than three years!

Remember: the use of Lecture Capture is an additional instructional tool, NOT a replacement for current, up to date, dynamic instruction!

Thanks for all your help and support!

The Media Geeks


Pino Gelato Cafe  supports Food For Thought: An Edible Education Partnership between Roanoke City, Roanoke City Public Schools and Virginia Western Community College to create a healthier and happier community.

MONDAY, APRIL 28 & MONDAY, MAY 5 - ALL DAY --- Mention you are with Virginia Western Community College and Food For Thought

Celebrate the end of the semster and support a Virginia Western program.  Dine on gelato, flat bread pizza, sandwiches and salad.  A percentage of all proceeds are to support the James Madison Middle School Food For Thought garden learning center. Pino Gelato Cafe, is located at The Shoppes at West Village, 3565 Electric Road, Roanoke, Va.  For more information on Food For Thought, http://foodforthoughtva.org/

TODAY!! Food for Thought Student Club Interest Meeting

Have students interested in food, gardening, health, environmental sustainablitly and inspiring others?
Attend an interest meeting to learn more about the new Food For Thought Student Club

Food For Thought Student Club - Interest Meeting
1:30-2:30 PM

Interested and unable to attend? Contact: kplunkett@virginiawestern.edu. To learn more about Food For Thought, http://foodforthoughtva.org/
Food For Thought: An Edible Education Partnership, is a program dedicated to inspiring a healthier and happier community from the ground up.

Lego Movie: Friday

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 Theater

Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Rated PG.

Contact Natasha Lee for more information at nlee@virginiawestern.edu. Everyone welcome!

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!!!

Facility Planning and Development Department Relocation

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, the new Facility Planning and Development Department will relocate their offices from the College Services building to Business Science M228. The relocation will involve Kevin Witter, Judy Lienhardt, Angie Baughman, and Harry Stockton. Reggie Walker will remain in the College Services building until mid to late May and then transition to the new space. Each of the employees that are moving will retain their existing telephone extensions and email and should be available by phone and email once their move is complete.

Temporarily, Hunter Wright, will be moving into Judy Lienhardt’s former office in the FMS building and will assume some of the duties that Judy previously performed. Hunter will be the primary contact for phone calls to FMS, work orders, janitorial supplies, picking up or returning the keys for a state vehicle, and fueling. Hunter’s work hours are from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Fridays. In the event that Hunter is not available, Pat Rhodes will serve as her backup. Hunter Wright’s extension is 76483 and Pat Rhodes’ extension is 76482.

Employees are asked to use the State Vehicle Reservation System at the link below to reserve a state vehicle. State Reservation directions are available on VW Connect in the links section on the right-hand side of the Facilities Management webpage. IMPORTANT: Employees are reminded to please let us know if your reservations are canceled, so that the state vehicle may be placed back in the pool for use by another employee who is traveling.


If you have any questions regarding the move, please feel free to contact Kevin Witter or Pat Rhodes by phone or email.

Thanks for your continued cooperation.

Schedule for Java the Hutt and Domino’s

Java the Hutt in the Campus Commons will be open through April 28 this semester on its regular schedule.  It will be open until noon during finals, April 29-May 1, then be closed afterwards. The last day for service this semester in Java the Hutt's Brown Library location be April 28.

Domino's Pizza in the Campus Commons will close for the semester after April 28.

Virginia Western marketing and advertising survey

Please take less than 10 minutes to complete a brief survey regarding your perceptions on Virginia Western's marketing, advertising and brand. We value your feedback and want to know what you think about the college's image in the community! This survey will only be used for feedback to inform future marketing campaigns, it is not part of institutional research that will be reported. You also may remain anonymous.

Click the following link or copy and paste it into a browser to complete the survey:


We appreciate your support.

-Josh Meyer, Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications

2014-2015 Budget Meeting for Faculty and Staff

Please join the Finance and Facilities Resources Governance Committee for a meeting about the 2014-2015 budget. This meeting is intended for all faculty and staff to come and take part in the budget process. This will be your chance to learn about the overall budget process, the current standing of the budget process, and pending submitted requests which are waiting for approval. The main purpose of this meeting is to give everyone a chance to see, ask questions, and have input about the budget process and the requests that are being asked of our budget. Two goals of the Finance and Facilities Governance Committee are transparency and openness concerning the budget process. This meeting is an effort to move further in this direction and is something that the committee hopes to continue in the future. We hope you will join us.

We will be offering two sessions:

Thursday, April 24th, 2 – 3 p.m.

Friday, April 25th, 10 – 11 a.m.

Both sessions will be in Whitman Auditorium and snacks will be provided!

Sessions will be presented by members of the Finance and Facilities Resources Governance Committee: Bryan Schaubach, Jonathan Bayer, and Carolyn Payne.