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December 17, 2014

Providing W-9 form to Vendors and Contractors

Periodically, vendors and contractors to the college will ask for a W-9.  A completed W-9 that contains the Vice President of Finance signature is available on VW Connect.  To use it, all you have to do is print it and add the current date.  The form can be found by clicking on the “Purchasing” link and then click on Virginia Western’s W-9 under the “Forms” section of the webpage or by clicking on the link below:

https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/finance/Shared%20Documents/Purchasing.aspx?PageView=Shared&DisplayMode=Designhttp://

Rapids Players of the Week

Virginia Western Rapids Players of the Week

December 8-14

Men's Basketball - Robert Hudson

Scored 13 Points, 7 Rebounds, 4 Assists, and 33.3% 3PT against Central Carolina CC

Women's Basketball - Melanie Mirzayan

Scored 8 Points, 9 Rebounds, and 1 Block against Tidewater CC

Next Rapids Contests:

  • Men's Basketball - Friday, Dec. 19 vs. Wake Tech CC @ Catawba Valley CC at 5:00 PM
  • Women's Basketball - Thursday, Dec. 18 @ Lenoir CC at 4:00 PM

Finals week at the Fitness Center

Feeling stressed from finals this week? Come work it off at the Fitness Center!!!
The hours at the Fitness Center during finals week is as follows:

Monday (December 15) -Wednesday (December 17)

7:00AM -7:00PM

The Fitness Center will re-open with normal operating hours on January 12, 2015

December 16, 2014

Congratulations, Susan Quesenberry!

Please join IET in congratulating Susan Quesenberry on her retirement! Susan began her career with VCCS in 2002 as a Regional Computing Center Help Desk Technician providing system and customer support to the community colleges of southwest Virginia.  In 2004 she was hired in the VWCC Business Office where she worked with PeopleSoft Student Accounts.  In 2013, she moved from Financial Services to IET where she has served as an IT Specialist I.   She supported student financials and developed queries and reports.  During her tenure, Susan has served many faculty, staff, and students. Her final day with us will be Friday, December 19th.

Congratulations, Susan!

2015 Innovation Grant Application Process Opens

Do you have a creative idea for your department or program that needs seed money to get off the ground? The Virginia Western Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 Innovation Grant application process opens January 5, 2015. In the past, the Educational Foundation has funded a wide variety of projects on campus with Innovation Grants, all designed to enhance and support faculty and staff efforts to provide a excellent academic experience for our students. Generally, awards range from $1,000 - $7,000 (the average award is $2,500.)

Please visit https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/ia/foundation/default.aspx to download the application (Word or pdf). The deadline for submission is March 27, 2015.

Questions? Contact Carolyn Payne, Scholarship & CCAP Coordinator at 540-857-6371 or cpayne@virginiawestern.edu

NEW Help Desk Hours of Operation Effective January 6, 2015

Like many departments/divisions on campus, Information and Educational Technologies has lost positions as the college works to balance its budget after the recent statewide budget reductions. A full-time position at the Help Desk has been eliminated and as a result, the hours of operation for the Help Desk will be changing in the New Year.

The new IET Help Desk hours of operation beginning Tuesday, January 6 will be:
Monday – Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday – 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As a part of the VCCS shared services initiatives, students will have access to a 24x7 Blackboard Call Center for Financial Aid and Financial Services very soon.

The Help Desk looks forward to working with each of you in 2015 and hope you have a great holiday season.

IT Systems Outages Planned over Holiday Break

IET (Information and Educational Technologies) will be performing several major infrastructure upgrades during the holiday break. These activities will primarily affect campus phones, emergency systems and virtual desktop access from off campus (remote access).

Due to the extensive nature of upgrades these services (VWCC network, telephones, remote access, and emergency systems) will be intermittently unavailable from the close of business Friday, December 19 until the college reopens on January 5.

The window for IT to perform major infrastructure upgrades is very limited because we do not want to interrupt services to students, faculty and staff so members of the IET staff will be working over the holiday break.

We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Help Desk Hours Week of December 15 – 19, 2015

The Help Desk hours for the week of December 15 - 19, 2015 are:

7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Wednesday

7: 45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday

7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday

Happy Holidays for the IET Help Desk!

Blackboard Outage: December 29

The VCCS has notified us that Blackboard LMS will be unavailable on Monday, Dec. 29 from 9 am to 5 pm to move these services from the current location at the Featherstone Professional Center to the new System Office location. Please plan for this outage as you work on your spring courses.

VCCS Policy Manual

The VCCS Policy Manual has moved – and is now SEARCHABLE!!

The new location is http://www.boarddocs.com/va/vccs/Board.nsf/Public#.

All links on the VWCC website are currently being updated to reflect this change.