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May 20, 2015

Testing Center Summer Semester Hours

For the Summer Semester the Testing Center hours will be as follows:

  • Monday & Tuesday 8am-8pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday 8am-6pm
  • Friday 8am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am -1pm

We stop handing out tests a half hour before closing. All testers must be finished by closing time.  No children are allowed in the Testing Center at any time.

Please let your students know!

Memorial Day Blood Drive – Thursday

Virginia Western Community College

Honor our Veterans Blood Drive

Thursday, May 21

10:30am – 2:30pm

Student Life Center – 3rd Floor 

 

Information and sign-up online at www.vablood.org

Thank you gift for all presenting donors!

Walk-ins ALWAYS welcome!

 When you present to donate at VWCC, you will receive a customized card to notify a veteran of your gift of life. After Memorial Day, VBS will deliver the cards to patients at the VA hospitals we serve.

Fitness Center Summer Hours!

The Fitness Center will be opening with the following Summer hours starting on May 18th!

Fitness Center Summer Hours of Operations
Monday - Wednesday - 10:00am-6:00pm

Thursday - 8:00am - 3:00pm

Fridays: Closed

*The Fitness Center is closed for operation when the college is closed. Student/Staff ID requried to use the Fitness Center*

Summer Tutoring Availability

One-on-one tutoring will be available for TRIO/Pathways students this summer. TRIO/Pathways students who are interested in tutoring should come to the Resource Desk in the Link Learning Commons (main floor Brown Library) and complete a Tutor Request form. Tutoring will be available for all students  on a walk-in basis in the Math Center, Science Center, Writing Center, Accounting Lab, and M302 (for IT students). For location and hours of availability, please contact the Academic Link at 540-857-6442 or email tutoring@virginiawestern.edu.

Print & Mail Services Survey

To All College Employees:

The Print and Mailroom has been located in Anderson Hall for a year. With the move we acquired new printing/copier equipment and combined two areas into one. Below is a survey that will allow you to provide feedback on print and mailroom services across the College. Please take a few minutes to provide your input through this brief survey. The survey will remain open through Friday, May 20th.

http://tinyurl.com/print-mailsvcs

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Fred Aaron

May 19, 2015

Summer Tutoring Availability

One-on-one tutoring will be available for TRIO/Pathways students this summer. TRIO/Pathways students who are interested in tutoring should come to the Resource Desk in the Link Learning Commons (main floor Brown Library) and complete a Tutor Request form. Tutoring will be available for all students  on a walk-in basis in the Math Center, Science Center, Writing Center, Accounting Lab, and M302 (for IT students). For location and hours of availability, please contact the Academic Link at 540-857-6442 or email tutoring@virginiawestern.edu.

2015 Health Care and Flexible Spending Account(s) Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment will begin May 1, 2015 and end on May 22, 2015!

Reminders:

  • If you would like to make a change in providers, or the available optional buy-ups, you must make this change during open enrollment.
  • If you want to add or remove eligible family members you must take action during open enrollment.
  • You may waive health care coverage during open enrollment.
  • If you have a medical or dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) and want to continue (or initially participate) in the next plan year, you must enroll during open enrollment. You must enroll every year to have a FSA.

Changes or enrollments you make to your plan during open enrollment will take effect July 1, 2015.

There will be eight opportunities to meet and discuss benefits, open enrollment, new rates and changes to the health care plans. The employee meetings will be held in the Human Resources Training Room on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

10:00 .m. and 1:00 p.m.

Monday, May 11, 2015

9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Friday, May 15, 2015

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

12:45 p.m.

You should be receiving Department of Human Resource Management’s Spotlight within the next week. In the interim, you may access it here.

If you have any questions or need an enrollment form, contact Denise Schuh at 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

Paper enrollment and/or changes will be accepted through 5 p.m. on May 22, 2015. Employees may also use EmployeeDirect to make their election changes at http://edirect.virginia.gov through 11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2015.

May 18, 2015

Staff Senate Meeting – CANCELLED

The Staff Senate Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 21st has been cancelled. We appreciate the support you have shown this Spring and look forward to seeing you when we resume Staff Senate in the Fall. Have a beautiful summer!

- Pam Cox & Marla Whiteside, Staff Senate Co-Chairs

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Training sponsored by Alleghany Highlands Community Services. Training provided by Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • June 1st and 2nd
  • Duncan Hall, rooms D101 and D102

Participants must be present all day both days. Lunch will be on your own.

There is no cost to attend however you must register in order to attend. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PWGNGYR.

*1.5 Continuing Education Units available for a $30 fee from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Contact: Andrea Dilly, adilley@ahcsb.org or Kristi Holt at kholt@ahcsb.org.

Apply by May 29 for new endowed business chair

The Virginia Western Educational Foundation this fall will award its first endowed chair, the Donald G. Smith Endowed Teaching Chair. This honor was conceived in 2006 to recognize and reward outstanding teaching at Virginia Western Community College. It is named for Don Smith, retired CEO of Roanoke Electric Steel Corp.

Every two years, funds provided by the Chair will be awarded to an outstanding instructor of business administration-related coursework. The honored teacher may use the funds ($5,000 annually, for each of two years) to enhance the quality of their curriculum, facilities or instruction in any way they deem necessary (within VCCS policy). At the end of the honored faculty’s term, he/she is expected to publish a report or provide a public forum in his/her field – a presentation, a workshop, bringing in an outside speaker, etc.

Eligibility

Current full-time or adjunct faculty teaching business administration-related coursework at Virginia Western Community College are eligible to apply.

A completed application must be received by the Educational Foundation by May 29, 2015.

The honored teacher will be notified by Aug. 15, 2015, and the award announced at faculty in-service for the 2015-16 academic year.

How to apply

Click on the Educational Foundation link on VWConnect and download the application form. For more information, contact Carole Tarrant, Coordinator of Development for the Educational Foundation, at 76281 or ctarrant@virginiawestern.edu.

Contact: Carole Tarrant