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August 18, 2014

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.

Don’t Forget! 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

Don’t Wait Register Now For The 2014 VCCA Conference

This year’s conference will find the VCCA going to new places at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA. The Key Bridge Marriott is located, as its name suggests, next to the Key Bridge and is walking distance to the metro and to Georgetown in Washington, DC.

Conference Registration

The conference registration fee for VCCA members is $250, and for non-members is $300.00. The registration fee includes registration packet, speakers, concurrent sessions, refreshment breaks, and meals.

Click here for registration form

Conference registration forms and payment of registration fees are due by September 20, 2013.  I will need to receive your registration form by 5pm Thursday 9/4/14 in order for the payment to be made by the college. Any later registration please be prepared to pay at the door with your personal check. You will be able to turn this in for reimbursement.

Lodging Reservation

Go to Hotel’s website -Key Bridge Marriott. On the right hand side of the home page you will see Make a Reservation

Enter your check in dates (conference dates are October 2-4, 2014), enter number of nights then click book now.

We look forward to seeing you at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA for this year’s VCCA annual conference.

Please email Dana Asciolla if you have questions. dasciolla@virginiawestern.edu