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May 18, 2015

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

LINK LAB – M302 SUMMER SEMESTER HOURS OF OPERATION AND OPEN IT TUTOR HOURS

Beginning Monday, May 18th, Link Lab - M302 will operate under the following hours:

  • Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Open IT Tutoring will be available on the following days at the following times:

  • Monday - 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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.

NEW VCCS AUTHOR LIBRARY

Following a move to the Arboretum Campus, the VCCS has set aside space for a VCCS Author Library and would like your help in filling it. If you have authored books or other materials and would be willing to donate a copy, the VCCS would love to include your work. For any donations, please sign and date the book/materials, and if you'd like to include a short note about your donation to the VCCS, that is appreciated as well.

Donations can be sent to:

Christopher D. Lee
Human Resources Department
Virginia Community College System
300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23236

Contact Jennifer Pittman in Human Resources with any questions.

Summer ID Office hours

Summer ID Office Hours (Drop In)

Effective May 18, 2015

Dates and Times:

May 18-19

9:00 - 11:30 AM and  3:00 - 5:30 PM

June 4, June 9, June 11, June 16, June 18

2:30 - 5:30 PM

June 24

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Student Life Center, Third Floor

All students must bring a Government Issued Photo ID (i.e., Driver's License) AND a copy of their current class schedule.

Faculty and staff need to bring their ID Request form filled out and signed by their supervisor.

Appointments can be arranged May 25-29, June 29-July 2 with Natasha Lee (nlee@virginiawestern.edu) or Nick Owens (nowens@virginiawestern.edu).

Contact: Natasha Lee or Nick Owens

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 22nd.

http://tinyurl.com/print-mailsvcs

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Contact: Fred Aaron

May 15, 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.

Contact: Linda Whitlock

 

APPLY 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

May 14, 2015

Important Notice for Faculty Teaching in Summer 2015

No-show and withdrawal roster reporting is moving online to the Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal Roster System (IIWS).

Faculty teaching summer courses will receive an email on Wednesday, May 13th, from the VWCC Admissions Office (noreplyiiws@virginiawestern.edu) directing them to complete a one-time verification process through IIWS. The verification process must be completed by the dates noted below:

  • 5 week 1 courses: May 26, 2015
  • 10 week courses: May 28, 2015
  • 5 week 2 courses: June 29, 2015

Faculty teaching courses in multiple summer terms will only have to complete the verification process once.  Instructions for completing verification can be accessed through Navigate MyVWCC at https://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/faculty/iiwsinstructions.php.

Faculty who misplace their verification email can contact Cathy Swain (cswain@virginiawestern.edu) or Melanie Crouch (mcrouch@virginiawestern.edu) to have the message regenerated.

We look forward to working with you to implement IIWS!

Contact: Cathy Swain or Melanie Crouch