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July 1, 2014

Carol Childress Scholarship Fund Raffle

Need a new Dell laptop or a night away from home?  Contact Natalie Talbott (ntalbott@virginiawestern.edu or 7-6124) it you are interested in entering a raffle for one of these 2 items.

$5 per ticket or 6 tickets for $25  (on sale until Thursday, July 10)

All proceeds to go towards a VCCS Scholarship in memory of Carol Childress who worked on the VWCC campus for many years and was at Greenfield working for the VCCS Systems Office in Richmond until her sudden death in October 2013.

Carol received two associates degrees from VWCC and loved the community college system. Please help us as we honor her memory in this way.

Natalie

 

Help Desk – Closing at 5 p.m. July 3, 2014

The Help Desk will be closing at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

We want to wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Plus 50 Pre-Conference Workshop on Engaging Adult Learners

The VWCC Plus 50 Initiative and the Academic Link are co-sponsoring a free pre-conference workshop on best practices for engaging adult learners. The workshop will be held on July 24, one day prior to the 2014 Instructional Technology Mini-Conference and will run from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. The workshop is open to all VWCC employees though faculty and tutors will find it especially relevant.

Entitled From Pedagogy to Andragogy: Best Practices for an Engaged Learner, the workshop will be presented by Melissa Maybury Lubin, Ph.D., the director of the Virginia Tech Richmond and Hampton Roads Centers. “Andragogy,” according to Dr. Lubin, is “. . . a flexible, enhanced, inclusive mode of learning that promotes a positive environment for learning for both children and adults.” In this workshop, Dr. Lubin, who earned her Ph.D. in Adult Learning and Human Resource Development at Virginia Tech, will draw on her experience and expertise in developing and engaging adult learners to help attendees understand how “the principles of andragogy [can] inform the practice of teaching in our interactions with adult learners.”

The workshop will provide a foundation and context for the mini-technology conference the following day, so if you’re planning to attend the mini-conference, please make plans to attend the workshop, as well. If you aren’t attending the mini-conference, please plan to attend the workshop anyway – particularly if you teach or tutor. You’ll be glad you did!

Time: Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 2 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: HP208
Registration is now open at: https://docs.google.com/a/email.vccs.edu/forms/d/1uuHBV9PB-SNqB0P9DIYahYIBFrJW3hp_N1SK8yfgVLQ/viewform

Ready?

  • July 1 - 50 squats
  • July 2 - 55 squats
  • July 3 - 60 squats
  • July 4 - REST
  • July 5 - 70 squats
  • July 6 - 75 squats