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November 21, 2014

Employee Holiday Luncheon

Please join us for the


on Monday, December 15th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

in the multipurpose room in the Fralin Center.

MEAL: Our meal will be catered by Plantation Creation and the menu will include:

  • Herb roasted turkey breast with giblet gravy (gluten free)
  • Baked sliced ham glazed with honey bourbon (gluten free)
  • Tomato & spinach egg casserole with buttery crust (vegetarian option)
  • Buttered mashed potatoes (gluten free)
  • Garden salad (gluten free)
  • Sautéed green beans with roasted red peppers & almonds (gluten free)
  • Yeast rolls with butter
  • Sweet tea, unsweet tea, lemonade, water, coffee
  • Variety of desserts

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! PLEASEregister prior to the event so that we can make sure we order the correct amount of food. The difference of 100 people equates to over $1,000.Please register by noon on December 8th. http://tinyurl.com/vwcc-holiday2014


  • Wooly Tree bring in hats, scarfs, gloves and decorate the Wooly Tree! Donations will go to Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is also in need of new or gently worn coats in all sizes for children and adults. The Salvation Army has requested that our trees focus on children as they have over 2,000 angels this year.
  • Process and Problems Professional Services is a non-profit group helping victims of domestic violence. They are in need of monetary donations as well as tutors and mentors, learning materials, and job skills training to help victims secure employment. Learn more about this service: https://www.facebook.com/TREYSERVE
  • Volunteer: The Salvation Army needs volunteers December 8-17 at the distribution center and kettle bell ringers Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at various locations. Volunteers may contact Belinda West (belinda_west@uss.salvationarmy.org or 343-3553 x108)
  • Santa to a Senior: Home Instead Senior Care coordinates with 12 area agencies to identify Senior Citizens who are in need, and are not likely to receive gifts- even the basics. The most often requested gifts are: Jogging Suits, Wal-Mart gift cards, Sweaters and PJ’s. Contact Deb Squire, dsquire@virginiawestern.edu, 857-6296.

Family Fun Night!

Family Fun Night

Friday, November 21

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

VWCC Gymnasium


Come out to our fall family fun night on campus! The gym will be full of games, slides, bounce houses for all ages! Students, faculty and staff: bring your families to our fun night!

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours @ Fitness Center

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours @ the Fitness Center

Monday, November 24th: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
Tuesday, November 25th: 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday, November 26th: 7AM- 12:00PM
Thursday & Friday, November 27-28: Closed


Tutors Needed!

The Academic Link needs tutors for most subject areas for Spring 2015. Tutors are especially needed for all levels of math, all sciences, computer programming, engineering, and graphics arts.  If you know students you believe would make good tutors, please have them call 540-857-6442 or email tutoring@virginiawestern.edu.  These are paid positions and applications are being accepted now. Interviewing will begin in early December, so interested students should contact the Academic Link as soon as possible.

VWCC Blood Drive

Let's fill up all the appointment spots and donate blood in honor of our co-workers who are fighting or have won the fight against cancer!

December 3 from noon to 4 p.m., the Red Cross bloodmobile will be in front of the Student Life Center.

Please go to  www.redcross.org/blood  using Firefox or Chrome , click on Donate Blood and enter VWCC in the Find a Blood Drive box.  Choose a donation time from those listed that suits your schedule.  I will be happy to schedule a time for you if prefer.  Please contact me at 7-6124 or ntalbott@virginiawestern.edu .

Hope to see you there....

Natalie Talbott

November 20, 2014

Help Desk Hours for Next Week

The Help Desk will be open the following hours next week due to no classes on Tuesday (11/25) and the campus closing at noon on Wednesday (11/26):

Tuesday, November 25: 7:30AM – 5:00PM

Wednesday, November 26: 7:30AM – 12:00PM

VCCS SIS/HR System Outage

The VCCS SIS/HR system will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 22 until 11:00 am on Sunday, November 23. Students, faculty, and staff will not be able to access SIS/HR, mobile SIS, the Online Application for Admission, SIS archive, and batch processes will be put on hold during this period. Additionally, the following external systems will be affected:

The ImageNow integration will be unavailable during the upgrade time period.
The Wizard advising link will be unavailable during the upgrade time period.
All SIS/HR interfaces will be inactive during the upgrade time period.

My VWCC and Blackboard will remain available.


There are 8 seniors who have not been chosen for gifts for Christmas. If you have been meaning to sign-up for one, contact Deb Squire, 540-857-6296, dsquire@virginiawestern.edu. Gifts are due in Wednesday Dec. 3.

Let's make the 100 person goal.




Auction for Animals Final Total

The Commonwealth Campaign Committee would like to thank everyone who came to the Silent Auction for Animals last week. A great big thank you for everyone who donated items to the Auction also. We could not have done it without you!  The final total raised was $925.00, all of which will go to the ASPCA. We greatly appreciate your support! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.


Faith Janney and Melissa Williams

Link Labs closed Nov 25th – Nov 30th

Link Lab - B17 and Link Lab - M302 are closed November 25th through November 30th for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Regular hours in the Link Labs will resume on Monday, December 1st. Those hours are:

  • Link Lab - B17:

    • Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Link Lab - M302:

    • Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Link Labs staff wishes you a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We look forward to assisting you when you return to class on Monday, December 1st.