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July 28, 2014

Message from Carlton Mabe

Hello Friends,

I have been trying to figure out how to make quite an exciting and difficult decision. As of August 1, 2014, I will be retiring from VWCC. As my health improves, hopefully, I can return to be of service in some way to the place that I have been honored to be a part of since 1977 when I started as a student. In 1982, I returned to the college to work as a part-time lab mechanic in the automotive department. Over the next 32 years, my job changed and I have enjoyed the variety of duties, the folks that I have been fortunate to meet, and the work family I can truly call my friends.

I want to thank each and every one that helped make me such a blessed individual that can say he enjoyed his job as much as I have.

God Bless you all and know we'll keep in touch.


C H Mabe

Recipe for a Healthier Heart – CommonHealth

"CommonHealth’s current health campaign, Recipe for a Healthier Heart, includes tips on managing stress. Dr. Mike Evans has some great information in his short video The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your Stress.  Click Here to watch."

Don't forget - free employee chair massages on Tuesday, July 29th from 11:45-1:15 in the Natural Science Center!

Hall Career Center’s New Location

The Hall Career Center is getting settled in our new home - Student Life Center 206. We can be reached at 857-7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu if you have any questions.

Scheduled Outage

IET (Information and Educational Technologies) will be upgrading the web site database server on Tuesday, July 29.   The Daily Bulletin and other WordPress sites will be put in maintenance mode.  During this time submissions will not be allowed.   Otherwise the upgrade should be transparent. We anticipate the upgrade to conclude by noon.  Thank you for your patience as we move forward with this project.

Please contact the Help Desk if you have any questions.

Home stretch!

  • July 28 - REST
  • July 29 - 240 squats
  • July 30 - 250 squats


Free Mammogram Screening

The Belk Mobile Mammography Van is coming to the Komen Virginia Blue Ridge region!

  • 7/29/2014 - 9:45a – 5:45p Lynchburg, VA River Ridge Mall
  • 7/31/2014 - 9:45a – 5:45p Roanoke, VA Valley View Mall
  • 8/2/2014 - 9:15a – 4:30p Christiansburg, VA New River Valley Mall

Belk will cover all of the costs associated with the Mobile Mammography Center as well as any out-of-pocket costs to women who are screened.

To learn more about how to receive a mammogram that day, please visit http://tinyurl.com/mbonu5v

Free Employee Chair Massages!

Stress is a very common problem. Too much stress on a continuous basis can be detrimental to your physical and mental health. Managing your stress is key to being healthy. The CommonHealth Committee wants to help you reduce your stress by sponsoring an event that will provide you a free chair massage!

Eleven (11) students from Miller-Motte Clinical Technical College will be at the college offering chair massages on:

Tuesday, July 29th

11:45 to 1:15 p.m.

Natural Science Center

The students will provide 10 minute chair massages to employees on a first come first serve basis. Don’t miss your chance to unwind and de-stress!

Visit http://www.gentle-stress-relief.com/how-does-stress-affect-health.html to learn more about what causes stress, the harmful effects of stress, and a variety of possible solutions for much needed stress relief!

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

VWCC Employment Opportunity

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following position:

  • Donor Relations Coordinator
    • Deadline:  08/04/2014 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.