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June 2, 2014

Free Social Security Planning Class

Peter J D'Arruda, frequent guest on the Fox Business Channel , 3-time best selling author, Certified Financial Educator and host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Financial Safari and  his staff are teaching afree  social security/income planning class June 10th and June 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Business Science Building, room M245.  You are all invited to attend however seating is limited.  To register you need to call 800-429-1560.

CommonHealth Newsletter

Check out the Spring 2014 CommonHealth Newsletter http://www.commonhealth.virginia.gov/communications.htm

You'll also find information on:

  • Fireworks Safety
  • Lightening Safety on the Job
  • Exercise for Stronger Knees and Hips
  • 12 Surprising Ways to Prevent Heartburn
  • Why Sunglasses are Important

Don't forget the Heart Healthy event on June 10th at 11:30 a.m. in F002!

June is National Men’s Health Month!

June is National Men's Health Month! Now is the time for men to focus on their health.

Men's Health Fact #1 Prostate Cancer: Approximately 30,000 men die of prostate cancer each year. All men should consider a baseline PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test at age 40. Men with a family history of prostate cancer, African-Americans, and Veterans exposed to Agent Orange are at high risk. These men should consider getting screen each year beginning at age 40, age 50 for all other men. This consists of a blood test and a quick physical exam.

Join us in F002 on June 10th at 11:30 a.m. for a visit from our CommonHealth representative Susan Perry. Susan will be talking about having a Healthy Heart.

Speaking of having a Healthy Heart, would you know how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) if someone in your department were to have a heart attack? Rick Wolfe will give a demonstration on using an AED that could save a life.

After the demonstrations join us for a short walk to get started immediately on your healthy heart!

This event is sponsored by the Health, Wellness and Fun Committee of the Staff Senate. All college employees are encouraged to attend. Water and snacks will be provided.

 

Summer Add/Drop Dates

10- Week Session

  • May 26~ Last Day to Register/Add a Class
  • May 29 ~ Last Day to Drop and Receive a Refund
  • June 30 ~ Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty

First 5-Week Session

  • May 21~ Last Day to Register/Add a Class
  • May 27 ~ Last Day to Drop and Receive a Refund
  • June 8 ~ Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty

Second 5- Week Session

  • June 29 ~ Last Day to Register/Add a Class
  • June 30 ~ Last Day to Drop and Receive a Refund
  • July 15 ~ Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty

Welcome New Hires

Please take a minute to stop by and say hello to the following new faces at Virginia Western!

  • Chantal Furr began on 05/21/2014 as a part-time Arboretum Horticulturalist for the School of BTT.
  • Jason Moore began on 05/23/2014 as a part-time Systems Support Technician for IET.
  • Frank Leftwich began on 05/25/2014 as a Law Enforcement Officer for the Campus Police Department.
  • Shana Roche began on 05/25/2014 as an Admin and Office Specialist for the School of BTT.

Welcome to Virginia Western!!

Congratulations VWCC Faculty/Staff Graduates!

Congratulations go out to the following faculty and staff members on completing their degrees!  Virginia Western is so proud of you!  We know that it is not easy to work and go to school at the same time.   Way to go!

The following staff members have completed their degrees at Virginia Western:
Stephanie Einhellig (Records)
 H.B. Ingram (Facilities)
Chris Johnson (Help Desk)
Debbie LaRocca (Admissions)
Valerie McKnight (BTT)
Tammy Meader (BTT)
Angela Webb (LASS)
Dorrisa Williams (Payroll)

Congratulations to the following faculty members on completing their degrees as well:

Lee Allen (Advising)
Dan Horine (BTT)
Gary Young (BTT)

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Way to go graduates!

Chapman Hall Office Closures

The Advising Center, Admission Office, and Records Office will be closed to students  at 1:00 p.m. for Discover orientation sessions on the following dates:

June 5th

June 10th

June 12th

June 17th

June 19th

Blood Drive in Honor of Carlton Mabe

There will be a blood drive in honor of Carlton Mabe on Monday, June 9 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Vinton Baptist Church.  For an appointment, sign-up online at redcrossblood.org.

Carlton would love for members of his VWCC family to participate in this event in his honor.

Questions?  Call the Vinton Baptist Church at 343-7685 or Natalie Talbott on campus at 7-6124.

VCCA Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award Nominations

VCCA Annual Conference will be held from October 2-4, 2014 in Arlington, VA

Please email dasciolla@virginiawestern.edu  your nomination for the Faculty and Staff award by Wednesday June 4, 2014. A ballot will be sent out the following week, so that the voting may begin.

Virginia Community College Association Showcase Awards Criteria

Please note:  In order to qualify for this VCCA Showcase Awards the nominee must be/become a member of the VCCA for the 2014-2015 membership year.

The VCCA Executive Committee has adopted a procedure to be followed in the selection of the outstanding faculty and support staff award recipients.  Realizing that several colleges in the VCCS are multi-campus institutions, it also is important to give these campuses the opportunity to recognize outstanding faculty and support staff at each of their campus locations.

FACULTY CRITERIA:

1. Be/become a member of the VCCA for the 2014-2015 membership year

2. Full-time, part-time, professional teaching faculty status

3. Excellence in teaching

4. Significant contributions to education in general

5. Significant contributions to the community college

6. Professional/personal development involvement

7. Length of time at the college/campus (to be used as a tiebreaker only)

SUPPORT STAFF CRITERIA:

1. Be/become a member of the VCCA for the 2014-2015 membership year

2. Full-time or part-time support staff status

3. Significant contributions to education in general

4. Significant contributions to the community college

5. Professional/personal development involvement

6. Length of time at the college/campus )to be used as a tiebreaker only)

 

VWCC Employment Opportunity

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following position:

  • Practical Nursing Instructor (LPN Program)
    • Deadline to Apply:  06/20/2014 by 5pm (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.