Daily Bulletin title

June 25, 2015

Tutors Needed!

The Academic Link needs tutors for most subject areas for Fall 2015. Tutors are especially needed for statistics, all levels of math, all sciences, IT, and engineering.  If you know students you believe would make good tutors, please send their names to Linda Whitlock at lwhitlock@virginiawestern.edu or ask them to contact the Academic Link at 540-857-6442 or email tutoring@virginiawestern.edu. These are paid positions and applications are being accepted now. Interviewing will begin in late June, so interested students should contact the Academic Link as soon as possible.

Campus Moves Form

Thank you for your feedback regarding the new MOVE FORM.  To make the MOVE FORM easier to locate, it has been placed on the front page of VW Connect.

Simply click on the VW Connect icon on your desktop computer to access the front webpage.  The link to the MOVE FORM is located in the top right hand corner of the page.

Please let us know if you have any further suggestions.

Cheryl Miller

June 24, 2015

Message from Cheryl Miller

Hello Everyone:

While I know the news is already being shared across campus, I want to officially inform you of my decision to retire effective 2/1/16.  My plan is to use some annual leave between now and then, but to continue working up through the holiday break (or earlier, depending on how things work out) and then not return.

I want to thank you for the support you have shown me during the past eight (8) years.  I truly value the relationships we have forged and the work that we have accomplished together!   I am especially grateful to the employees in Financial Services, Campus Police, Facility Planning, FMS and IET for their hard work and support.

While a difficult decision to reach, I am excited for the future.  After 32 years of service with the Commonwealth of Virginia, I am looking forward to spending time with my family, visiting as many beaches as possible, and enjoying time with my beautiful grandchildren.

During the time I have remaining, I am committed to a smooth transition for the college.  Please let me know how I can best make that happen for each of your areas.

Thanks for all you do to support the college. I wish each of you the very best!

Cheryl Miller

Tutors Needed!

The Academic Link needs tutors for most subject areas for Fall 2015. Tutors are especially needed for statistics, all levels of math, all sciences, IT, and engineering.  If you know students you believe would make good tutors, please send their names to Linda Whitlock at lwhitlock@virginiawestern.edu or ask them to contact the Academic Link at 540-857-6442 or email tutoring@virginiawestern.edu. These are paid positions and applications are being accepted now. Interviewing will begin in late June, so interested students should contact the Academic Link as soon as possible.

June 23, 2015

Campus Moves Form Location Change

Thank you for your feedback regarding the new MOVE FORM.  To make the MOVE FORM easier to locate, it has been placed on the front page of VW Connect.

Simply click on the VW Connect icon on your desktop computer to access the front webpage.  The link to the MOVE FORM is located in the top right hand corner of the page.

Please let us know if you have any further suggestions.

Cheryl Miller

Tutors Needed!

The Academic Link needs tutors for most subject areas for Fall 2015. Tutors are especially needed for statistics, all levels of math, all sciences, IT, and engineering.  If you know students you believe would make good tutors, please send their names to Linda Whitlock at lwhitlock@virginiawestern.edu or ask them to contact the Academic Link at 540-857-6442 or email tutoring@virginiawestern.edu. These are paid positions and applications are being accepted now. Interviewing will begin in late June, so interested students should contact the Academic Link as soon as possible.

June 22, 2015

Safety / Workers’ Compensation Tip of the Week….

Safety and health hazards can exist on worksites filled with heavy machinery and equipment, where employees often are required to engage in strenuous manual labor. A job where most of the work tasks are completed while sitting in a chair in a climate-controlled office building would seem less fraught with danger. However, a surprising number of hazards can be present in an office setting.  Many injuries can be prevented if workers or supervisors recognize the risks and implement simple workplace modifications to help mitigate them.

Stay clutter-free

Boxes, files and various items piled in walkways can create a tripping hazard, according to OSHA. Be certain that all materials are safely stored in their proper location to prevent buildup of clutter in walkways. Further, in addition to posing an electrical hazard, stretching cords across walkways or under rugs creates a tripping hazard, so ensure all cords are properly secured and covered.

Step on up

Standing on chairs – particularly rolling office chairs – is a significant fall hazard. Workers who need to reach something at an elevated height should use a stepladder. The Chicago-based American Ladder Institute cautions that stepladders must be fully opened and placed on level, firm ground. Workers should never climb higher than the step indicated as the highest safe standing level.

Maintain a clear line of vision

Workers can collide when making turns in the hallways and around blind corners or cubicle walls. The National Safety Council suggests installing convex mirrors at intersections to help reduce collisions. If workers can see who is coming around the corner, collisions are less likely to occur.

Get a grip

Carpeting and other skid-resistant surfaces can serve to reduce falls. Marble or tile can become very slippery – particularly when wet, according to the National Safety Council. Placing carpets down can be especially helpful at entranceways, where workers are likely to be coming in with shoes wet from rain or snow.

Please contact Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6331) in the Human Resources Department for additional information concerning Workers' Compensation and/or safety in the workplace.   Remember….Safety First!

Tutors Needed!

The Academic Link needs tutors for most subject areas for Fall 2015. Tutors are especially needed for statistics, all levels of math, all sciences, IT, and engineering.  If you know students you believe would make good tutors, please send their names to Linda Whitlock at lwhitlock@virginiawestern.edu or ask them to contact the Academic Link at 540-857-6442 or email tutoring@virginiawestern.edu. These are paid positions and applications are being accepted now. Interviewing will begin in late June, so interested students should contact the Academic Link as soon as possible.

VW Financial Aid and Student Accounts Support Center

Virginia Western is excited to offer a new service for students.  Beginning July 1, students will have access to phone assistance regarding financial aid and student accounts with the Virginia Western Financial Aid and Student Accounts Support Center.  Assistance will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  The new phone number for this service is 855-874-6690.  Enhanced online services are also available through the Virginia Western Financial Aid and Student Accounts Support Website.  Links for the support website will be available on the Financial Aid, Tuition & Payment, and Current Student web pages.
 
Chad Sartini
Coordinator of Financial Aid and Veterans’ Affairs
Virginia Western Community College

Campus Moves

  • Are you moving across campus?
  • Do you have plans to move from one building or office to another this summer?
  • Do you have projects that require the moving of furniture and/or the breakdown or installation of computers of phones?

All requests for moving require that a Move Form be completed in advance.

Please click on the link below to submit a request for moving support from IET, Facility Planning and FMS:

https://docs.google.com/a/email.vccs.edu/forms/d/1-UeRgf1LaKdCa1HimCzaT5qHd44V2PfmUP27CVcbgWA/viewform?usp=send_form

Once you click on the link, you will be asked to provide a username and password.  Please enter your MY VWCC username and password, the same one used to access Blackboard, SIS, HRMS, or AIS.

Thanks for helping us to prioritize and schedule our resources effectively.