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February 19, 2015

Safety / Workers’ Compensation Tip of the Week….

What is Workers' Compensation??

In the event that you should have an accident or illness that arises out of and in the course of your employment at VWCCyou should report the accident or illness to your supervisor and the Human Resources Department immediately.  The Workers' Compensation Coordinator for our agency is Heidi McClintic.

  • For medical attention of a non-emergent nature, an employee must select a physician from the college's Panel of Physicians Form.
  • Employees sustaining serious (life threatening) injuries should contact Campus Police (857-7979) and/or 911, and seek medical attention at the closest emergency room.  Immediately upon stabilization of the injury, the employee should seek follow-up treatment from a physician on the Panel of Physicians Form.

Workers' Compensation claims are subject to approval by the Commonwealth's Workers' Compensation administrator (currently MC Innovations) and the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.

Please contact Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6331) in the Human Resources Department for additional information concerning Workers' Compensation.

And remember.....Safety First!

Fitness Center Closed

Attention to all Students and Faculty

The Fitness Center will be closed today February 19th due to maintenance. It ma be longer depending on the maintenance situation, please keep an eye out for updates. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

VWCC Fitness Center

Webinar: Atomic Learning @ VWCC for Faculty and Staff

Atomic Learning can help move you and your students from awkward to awesome when using technology.  This resource is available to all staff, faculty and students at Virginia Western and covers over 270 applications.

We have scheduled an online webinar about how to use Atomic Learning for faculty and staff on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 12 to 12:50 (Will be delivered by Atomic Learning Staff). The webinar is about 50 minutes. We have reserved HR Training Room (F002). You are welcome to join us together to attend the webinar or you can access it online from your office or home.

Webinar Topic: Atomic Learning @ VWCC
Time: Thursday, Feb. 19 from 12 to 12:50
Location: HR Training Room (F002)

Or Access the webinar online at:

1. Please join my meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/524436189

2. Join the conference call:
Dial-in Number: 1-888-205-5513 FREE
Guest Passcode: 564384
Meeting ID: 524-436-189

Training Outline:
In this training, we will go over the Atomic Learning site, as well bringing the tutorials into your Blackboard courses.

  • Logging Into Atomic Learning
  • Overview of Searching
  • Overview of Series Page
  • Sharing outside of Blackboard
  • Implementing  Atomic Learning into Blackboard
    • Adding Atomic Learning Module to a Blackboard Course
    • Adding Atomic Learning to Content Area
    • Adding Atomic Learning using Mashup Tool

Just released from “The Media Geek Studio” — 3 fabulous new videos

In the first blockbuster, Active Learning in a technology-centric world: It's easier than you think! , 2 doctors and a B lecture you on how to incorporate Active Learning in your classroom.

Also the Media Geeks are proud to announce the start of a new series of videos called The Colloquiums.  The first 2 videos in the series are Brad Burkholder's “Reading of Poems”  (http://youtu.be/nnRYa_GzAzU) and a modern remake of the classic Latin movie "How we teach Difficult Grammer Topics In Spanish Class” by Thelma Simpson and Alexander Scott ( http://youtu.be/cee3FLiPUWE)

Stay tuned for further releases in the ongoing saga that is The Colloquiums .

Change in Hours for Departments Housed in Brown Library

Brown Library’s hours are changing. Please note the following new hours that began on Thursday, February 12:

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

Please note the following new hours that began on Monday, February 16:

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

Free Movie: Top Five

A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancee talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show. Starring Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson. Run time: 1 hr 42 minutes Rated: R

Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends!
Free admission

Whitman Theatre, First Floor Business Science
February 20th, 2PM and 6PM
Contact Natasha Lee nlee@virginiawestern.edu for more information.

TED Talk Thursday

The Student Activities Office will be hosting a weekly TED Talk Series this spring in the new Student Life Center!

Join your Student Activities department and fellow students every Thursday at 1pm on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center (S307) to sip caffeinated beverages, watch selected Ted Talks (www.ted.com) and after, stay for some enlightening (or just plain silly) conversations.

This week's talk: 


February 18, 2015

Questions about Nutrition? Come see the Dietitian TODAY at the Fitness Center!

Have questions about health, diet and nutrition? Come to the Fitness Center for drop-in hours with our registered dietitian, Holly Drougas, every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12pm-2pm. 

Drop-in Dates:
February 18th
March 18th
April 15t

Wellness Workshop

Next Workshop:Wednesday, February 25th 12:00PM – 12:45PM

Healthy Eating on a Budget
Bring your bagged lunch and join us for a short workshop about healthy eating on a budget! Arboretum Horticulturist, Chantal Mullen, will feature tips and tricks to get more out of your grocery produce. A few demo stations for hands on learning, and a free gift to get you started and encourage you on your healthy habits journey!

 All Workshops will be located at the Fitness Center except for Healthy Eating on a Budget (location TBA). For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Free Classes at the Fitness Center!!!

Join us at the Fitness Center for Free classes every week!

Hip Hop Cardio: Mondays 8:30am-9:30am Dance to the beat and burn calories.

Hard Core: Mondays 9:30am - 10:00am An intense 30 min workout for the power house.

Mindful Meditation: Mondays 12:00pm-1:00pm Stop breathe observe and connect with your inner experience.

Step it UpTuesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm Get your heart pumping! This class utilizes a raised surface, choreography.

Yoga: Tuesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm ,Wednesdays 11:00am-11:50am and  5:30pm-6:30pm Intermediate stretch and flow class. Internal focus for energizing and calming.

Sculpting Blast: Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm and Thursdays 8:30am - 9:30am A weight-based class targeting specific muscles. Uses medicine balls, weights, and bands.

Buns, Guns, and Guts: Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm Focuses on booty, arms, and abs. Uses hand weights and mild cardio.

Salsa Dancing: Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm Learn the steps while giving your body workout and have fun. No partner needed

Pilates: Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Lengthen and strengthen your entire body using core muscles and incorporating strength training.

Zumba Fitness: Fridays 12:30pm-1:30pm Dance-based fitness that use a fusion of Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves.


Please be sure to bring your Student ID and wear non-black soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu