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February 25, 2015

Parking in Lot 7 – TODAY!

Parking in Lot 7 (in front of Webber Hall) may be limited on Wednesday, February 25th, due to a campus event.  If you regularly park in this lot, please consider finding an alternate place to park or allow additional time for parking on Wednesday.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

You Make The Difference Employee Recognition Event

The “You Make the Difference” recognition program is a way for co-workers and supervisors throughout the year to acknowledge employees on the spot who strive to truly make a positive difference at Virginia Western. Valuing and appreciating the efforts made by employees to meet and/or exceed the college’s mission, vision, and core values are critical to the success of the college.

Join in as the college celebrates and recognizes your positive contributions that lead to the success of the college and the students that we serve!

 “You Make the Difference” Employee Recognition Event

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Natural Science Center 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

All employees are invited to stop by to socialize and praise their peers at this event.  This year, the event will not be catered; however, a small assortment of snacks will be provided for your enjoyment!

Following the ceremony there will be award drawings from those employees that have received a “You Make the Difference” card issued by their peer(s) or supervisors from March 2014 through February 2015. Remember to bring your cards with you to the ceremony for your chance to be a recipient of an award. Awards will be limited to one-month special parking passes, movie passes procured from FY2013, and donations provided by your peers.

Throughout the year, “You Make the Difference” cards can be obtained in the Human Resources Office.

2015 – 2016 Budget Forum

The 2015 – 2016 college budget process will officially kick-off on March 2, 2015.

The Finance, Facilities, and Sustainability Governance Committee for a second year in a row, will host an open budget forum in the Whitman Auditorium for the purpose of:

  1. Providing a brief overview of the 2015-2016 budget process – Task and Timeline
  2. Discussing and presenting changes to the overall process from last year  to include:
    1. Part-time personnel requests and justification (NEW)
    2. Detailed department/division spending and need assessments (NEW)
  3. Answer any other questions that anyone might have on the process or receive suggestions for improving the process

The forums will be held in Whitman Theater on:

  • Friday, 2/27/15 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
  • Monday, 3/2/15 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All faculty and staff are welcome to attend one of the two forums scheduled.

The sessions will be led by Bryan Schaubach, who currently serves as Chair of the Finance, Facilities, and Sustainability Governance Committee.

February 24, 2015

Welcome New Hires!

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

  • Cyndi Jennings began on 02/13/2015 as a part-time Transcript Processor for the Records Office in Student Services.

Welcome to Virginia Western!

The Colloquiums

The latest installments of The Colloquiums are here.

  • First we take “A Driving Tour with Car-Art” by Sue Steele Thomas. Sue guides us through her career to become one of the foremost automobile artists in the country. http://youtu.be/_-fikmdNOKg
  • Then Amy White and Stacie Deaver present "Teaching STEM with the use of Novels". Amy and Stacey explain how they use specific novels to help teach science. http://youtu.be/kFtzjK9HkB0

Please note that due to some technical issues the URLs for the previous Colloquiums have changed ,

Change in Hours for Departments Housed in Brown Library

Brown Library’s hours are changing. Please note the following new hours:

Writing Center (ground floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: Closed

Science Center (ground floor)
Tuesday and Thursday: 12-4
Wednesday: 8-12

Link Learning Commons (main floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Math Center (main floor)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: 9-1

Library Services (top floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Parking in Lot 7- Wednesday, February 25th

Parking in Lot 7 (in front of Webber Hall) may be limited on Wednesday, February 25th, due to a campus event.  If you regularly park in this lot, please consider finding an alternate place to park or allow additional time for parking on Wednesday.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

February 23, 2015

2015 – 2016 Budget Forum

The 2015 – 2016 college budget process will officially kick-off on March 2, 2015.

The Finance, Facilities, and Sustainability Governance Committee for a second year in a row, will host an open budget forum in the Whitman Auditorium for the purpose of:

  1. Providing a brief overview of the 2015-2016 budget process – Task and Timeline
  2. Discussing and presenting changes to the overall process from last year  to include:
    1. Part-time personnel requests and justification (NEW)
    2. Detailed department/division spending and need assessments (NEW)
  3. Answer any other questions that anyone might have on the process or receive suggestions for improving the process

The forums will be held in Whitman Theater the following days/times:

  • Friday, 2/27/15 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
  • Monday, 3/2/15 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All faculty and staff are welcome to attend one of the two forums scheduled.

The sessions will be led by Bryan Schaubach, who currently serves as Chair of the Finance, Facilities, and Sustainability Governance Committee.

CHANGES TO THE STATE VEHICLE RESERVATION SYSTEM

The State Vehicle Reservation Form is set up similar to a room reservation however vehicles will be the only location to choose from. For this calendar, remember that vehicles are like rooms. A GPS would be considered a Resource.

Users will be able to access the State Vehicle Reservation Form on the FMS page of the college’s website located here: http://virginiawestern.edu/fms/services/carpool.php

Vehicles will still be picked up and dropped off at the COLLEGE SERVICES BUILDING.

If travel plans change, PLEASE use the link in the confirmation email to withdraw your reservation.

Vehicles MAY NOT be reserved using the room online reservation form.

VWCC Writing Club

Students interested in forming a VWCC writing club and perhaps creating a magazine of VWCC writing will meet each Wednesday and Friday at 1 PM on the main floor of Brown Library.

Contact Tillie Colbert at tac28597@email.vccs.edu or Annie Woodford at awoodford@virginiawestern.edu for more information.