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December 12, 2014

VWCC Men’s and Women’s Basketball games

Men's Basketball, Saturday, Dec. 13th vs. Central Carolina CC, 3:00 pm

Women's Basketball, Sunday, Dec. 14th vs. Tidewater CC, 1:00 pm

Get Fit Challenge — Win Great Prizes!

Click Here to register for the  GET FIT CHALLENGE at the Virginia Western Fitness Center and start the New Year off right!

Complete the following  at the Fitness Center between January 12th - March 2nd to win great prizes!

  1. Participate in 6 weekly weigh-ins
  2. Have 1 Body Assessment Performed
  3. Attend 1 Fitness Center Orientation
  4. Complete 18 workouts by March 2nd 
  5. Attend 2 Wellness Workshops
  6. Attend 6 Group Fitness Classes

All participants that complete the Challenge will receive a free t-shirt and water bottle!  Additional PRIZES (FitBit, Beats headphones, gift cards & more!) will be given for most weight lost, most group fitness classes attended and most workouts completed! 

Finals Week at the Fitness Center

Feeling stressed from finals this week? Come work it off at the Fitness Center!!!
The hours at the Fitness Center during finals week is as follows:

Friday (December 12)

7:00AM-4:00PM

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Monday (December 15) -Wednesday (December 17)

7:00AM -7:00PM

Campus Vendor Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving:

  • Domino’s Pizza will be closed Nov 25-28*
  • Java the Hutt will be closed Nov 25-Nov 28
  • Subway will close at 3 p.m. Nov25-Nov 28

*Contact the Domino’s on Brambleton Avenue for delivery any time

Christmas:

  • Domino’s Pizza will close at 6 p.m. on Dec 10 and reopen on Jan 12*
  • Java the Hutt will close at 2 p.m. on Dec 12 and reopen on Jan 12
  • Subway will close at 9 p.m. on Dec 16 and reopen on Jan 12

*Contact the Domino’s on Brambleton Avenue for delivery any time

December 11, 2014

Holiday Luncheon on Monday!

Reminder: The EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY LUNCHEON is on Monday, December 15th, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the multipurpose room in the Fralin Center multipurpose room.

Don't forget to bring any items for the Wooly Tree for the Salvation Army!

Interoffice Envelopes

Please send empty interoffice envelopes to Print & Mail Services.

Thank you!

IET to Implement Two Factor Authentication System – #1

Do you access the VWCC network (your I: drive or J: drive) from off-campus?  If so, please continue reading as this affects you!!!!

VWCC is implementing a 2 factor authentication system to enhance security of off-site access to remote desktops. Two factor authentication provides an additional layer of security when accessing the VWCC network and its systems. New audit requirements (ISO 27000) state that all colleges must implement this extra security measure, which many of you may know is currently in use or being deployed in the banking industry.

This new system will require a second authentication action such as a response from a smartphone application, confirmation of a code received by text or acknowledgement by phone call prior to completing the login process to a virtual (remote access) desktop when accessing it from off campus. When on campus the login process will remain single factor authentication using your network login and password.

More information will be coming forth on the specifics of the implementation process.   If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk.

IT Systems Outages Planned over Holiday Break

IET (Information and Educational Technologies) will be performing several major infrastructure upgrades during the holiday break. These activities will primarily affect campus phones, emergency systems and virtual desktop access from off campus (remote access).

Due to the extensive nature of upgrades these services (VWCC network, telephones, remote access, and emergency systems) will be intermittently unavailable from the close of business Friday, December 19 until the college reopens on January 5.

The window for IT to perform major infrastructure upgrades is very limited because we do not want to interrupt services to students, faculty and staff so members of the IET staff will be working over the holiday break.

We appreciate your understanding and patience.

DGS honors Public Procurement Professional, Becky Chauncey with the Xcelerator Award

At the 2014 Public Procurement Forum, Becky Chauncey, Procurement Officer, was recognized with the prestigious Virginia Xcelerator Award.  The award is designed to recognize how the power of procurement is being leveraged to meet the strategic goals of public agencies and to highlight the outstanding contributions of employees at state agencies, local governments and institutions of higher education in advancing efficiency and effectiveness.

To receive the award, Becky processed more than 1,700 procurements totaling nearly $6.4 million, completed Requests for Proposals for two large complex construction projects and was a key contributor to the successful negotiation of a new bookstore contract for all 23 community colleges while serving as her organization's procurement officer for nearly a year following the retirement of another staff member. Please congratulate Becky on her tremendous accomplishment!

Blackboard Outage: Dec 29

The VCCS has notified us that Blackboard LMS will be unavailable on Monday, Dec. 29 from 9 am to 5 pm to move these services from the current location at the Featherstone Professional Center to the new System Office location. Please plan for this outage as you work on your spring courses.