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May 8, 2014

Help a family in our community

Come to Cave Spring High School on May 17th to support Team Triplet and the Maguire family!


Webinar: Enhancing Student Learning Through Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning will host a webinar with Blackboard on May 15 at 2:00pm. The webinar will be focus on how one institution is dealing with the challenge to provide a resource that allows instructor to focus on the instruction, instead of technology. Jonathon D. Messer from the University of Richmond, will share how their institution utilizes Atomic Learning's online training videos within Blackboard Learn to extend learning opportunities and ensure classroom instruction is focused on the curriculum at hand.

Title: Enhancing Student Learning through Online Training Videos
Time: Thursday, May 15 at 2:00pm
Registration: Please Click here for more information and to register for the free webinar.

Please contact the department of eLearning and Instructional Technology at eLIT@virginiawestern.edu for questions.

Beware of phishing emails/calls

Recently we have had a surge of attempts to gain access to personal information in various ways.  Here are some tips to keep in mind when speaking about sensitive data.

If you do not know the company or person you are speaking with, you should not offer any information.

If you are suspicious of any attempts to gain information, you should state you do not feel comfortable disclosing that information and end the discussion.

If you receive an email that requires you to click a link to enter personal information, you should delete the email.

If you receive a call requesting your voicemail password, you should not give out your information.

As always, if something seems suspicious DON’T do it.  Please contact the Help Desk if you believe you have been targeted by one of these attempts and include as much information as possible (caller phone number, name, email details, etc.).

Professional Development Award Letters – 2014-2015

2014-2015 Professional Development Award Letters have have been distributed. Your award is contingent upon receipt of the Acceptance Form (included with your Award Letter). Please return your completed Acceptance Form to Kathy Holland by the end of the day, Thursday, May 15th.

Help Desk Closing 5/14 From 12:00-2:00pm

Wednesday, May 14, the Help Desk will be closed from 12:00 - 2:00pm for an IET departmental meeting.

2014 Diploma Campaign

2014 Diploma Campaign

During the month of May, Kroger and Stop In Food Stores are partnering with Virginia Western Community College to support the Community College Access Program (CCAP) and make college possible for local high school graduates.

Stop by any local Kroger or Stop In Food Stores location and donate $1 or $5 when you check out. All proceeds directly benefit CCAP and help bolster the economic base of the Roanoke Valley.

For more information, see  http://www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation/ccap/index.php



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: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation/scholarship/index.php

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


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)

Graduation Live-Streaming

Virginia Western will be live-streaming Commencement, along with the Practical Nursing and Dental Hygiene Pinning Ceremonies. If you or someone you know cannot attend but would like to view the ceremonies online, please share the following web address.

Commencement: 6:30 p.m., Friday

Practical Nursing: 4 p.m., Today

Dental Hygiene: Noon, Friday

Virginia Western Live-Streaming for Commencement, Practical Nursing and Dental Hygiene Pinning