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August 13, 2014

Parking Lot 7 closed.

Parking Lot 7 Closed

There will be several parking lot repair projects starting Thursday August 14th and ending on August 18th.

On Thursday August 14th one half of lot 7 will be closed (starting with the lot closest to Colonial Ave)     Traffic will be allowed to enter and exit the Southside of the lot. The remaining half of the lot will be closed during the weekend and should reopen on Monday.

The Winding Way entrance to lot 1 will be rearranged on Friday. The traffic will be allowed to enter the lot but all traffic will exit by means of the access road.

Depending on the progress lot 8E may be closed on August 18th for restriping. If the lot is closed the Campus Police electronic message board will be placed near the Colonial intersection.

The remaining repairs are:

Curb repair in lot 9.

Repair of the drop inlet in lot 2.

New pedestrian walkway markings at the entrances at McNeil and Overland.

FMS

VWCC Smoothie Bar Hiring Baristas!

We are looking for flexible, multi-taskers that enjoy a fast-paced working environment.

Please apply at Follett.com!

VALIC Representative to Visit VWCC

Matt Rose, VALIC Financial Advisor, will be visiting the college to answer any questions you may have about the 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.  Eligible employees qualify for a match up to $40 based on their contribution level to the plan. Other topics to discuss may include:

  • Investing for retirement
  • Options available upon retirement
  • Rolling over idle investment accounts and consolidating

Thursday, August 28th

10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Human Resources Testing Room – Ground Floor, Fishburn Hall

Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.   Please contact Mr. Rose directly to schedule an appointment.  His email address and cell phone is matt.rose@valic and 540-520-3834.

If this particular day is not convenient, you may contact Mr. Rose to set up an alternate appointment time.  Those who already have accounts with VALIC can also feel free to use this time to schedule account reviews.

CTE Open House: In-Service

Virginia Western invites you to join us on Monday, August 18 for our Career and Technical Education Open House. The School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and the School of Business, Technology and Trades offer numerous Career and Technical Education Programs leading to Certificates or Associate Degrees that provide the necessary skills for today’s market and employment requirements. The curriculum in our programs gives students the practical experience they need to succeed through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory work, and on-the-job training. CTE Pathways provides students with technical training to prepare for a successful career. The ultimate goal of this Open House is to make our educational partners aware of the CTE programs available at Virginia Western and how very vital they are in equipping students with work and life skills.

The Open House will offer program demonstrations in Webber Hall between 1:30 - 3:30 pm with door prizes being raffled every 30 minutes starting at 1:30. Maps will be provided upon arrival, but provide you a glimpse of what we are planning. In addition the raffles and free giveaways, the event will offer:

  • STATION I - GIS/MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY – Room W106
    CAD/ Rapid Prototyping/GPS/GIS/CNC
  • STATION II - ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY - Room W110
    Mechatronics to include Robotics, Automation/PLC
    Programming/Motion Control
  • STATION III - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY - Room W111
    Programmable Logic Controllers, CISCO, Electronics Technology
  • STATION IV - INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY: HVAC – W118
  • STATION V - INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY: Welding - W125
  • STATION VI - INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY: Located outside in the back lot behind Webber (use the hall next to W125)
    and throughout the 1st floor hallways
    SAE Mini Baja, Robotics Competition Track, Laser Engraver, Student Projects and FREE ICECREAM

We are extremely excited to offer this learning opportunity to Virginia Western Faculty and to you! We hope to see you on Monday, August 18. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thanks!

Best regards,Terry Drumheller
School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

SAFETY / WORKERS’ COMPENSATION TIP OF THE WEEK….

Over time, using a workstation that does not fit your body (i.e. your chair does not support your back, your computer screen is too high or low, your wrists are at an uncomfortable angle while typing, etc.) can result in musculoskeletal problems of your neck, shoulders and back, poor posture, eyestrain and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Along with setting up your workstation properly, it's essential to take breaks and change your position (whether seated or standing) frequently. For instance, look away from your computer screen for 30 seconds every 10 minutes, and get up to stretch every half hour. This will help to take some of the strain away and reduce your risk of being injured from making repetitive movements (such as typing) without a rest.

How to Set up an Ergonomically Correct Workstation: You can use these basic guidelines to improve your workstation right now.

Adjust your chair so that your thighs are horizontal with the floor, your feet are flat, and the backrest supports your lower back. If your feet do not rest comfortably on the floor, use a footrest.

  • Adjust your keyboard or chair height so that, while you're typing, your elbows are at a 90-degree angle and your wrists are straight.
  • Adjust your computer monitor so that the top of the screen is at your eye level.
  • Use a document holder so your papers can be kept at the same level as your computer monitor.
  • Make motions such as typing and stapling with the least amount of force possible.
  • Adjust the window blinds or lighting so there is no glare on the computer screen.

Please contact Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6331) in the Human Resources Department for additional information concerning Workers' Compensation and/or safety in the workplace.

Sylvia Foster

It is with great sadness that I share the passing of Robert Foster, husband of Sylvia Foster.   Robert Passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 after a lengthy illness.  Robert's obituary can be found in today's Roanoke Times.  Please keep Sylvia and her family in your prayers.  For those who would like to send Sylvia a card, her address is  2514 Hillendale Drive NW, Roanoke, VA  24017.

Fred Aaron

Boots2Books 5K Run – Early registration ending soon!

Want to help support a great cause? Sign up today to volunteer to help with Boots2Books 5K Run to benefit the Veterans Assistance Fund, hosted by the Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association. Saturday, August 30, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. Race starts at Virginia Western campus. Runners will receive a free t-shirt! Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt!

Want to participate as a runner? Register online here, or Download the PDF registration form here to register by mail. (PDF)

Registration Fees: (Before August 15th)

  • General public runner: $30
  • VCCS student or employee: $20
  • Veteran or active military: $15
  • Walker: $10
  • Race-day registration: $35

For more information, contact Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association president Matthew Jones at mjones0373@email.vccs.edu.