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October 28, 2014

Cherokee Storyteller on Friday, October 31st

Larry Jent, of Cherokee and Sac Fox heritage, is a scholar of Native American and Appalachian culture. He is a storyteller known for his insight and humor. He will be discussing telling stories and the intersection of  Native American and Appalachian culture on Friday, October 31st from 2-3 p.m. in Whitman Theater. Everyone is invited to attend!

Walking for Fitness and Health – October’s CommonHealth Walking Challenge

October is coming to a close, but the walking challenge doesn't have to end here. The CommonHealth Committee hopes that you will continue to walk and reach for new walking goals.   You may want to try walking some of Roanoke's walking trails.

Roanoke's parks and recreation department (roanokeva.gov) maintains a network of walking trails. There are both paved and unpaved trails, some with wheelchair access. Several of the trails are considered greenways, linking city attractions and amenities.

  • Carvin's Cove Natural Reserve has 46 miles of unpaved trails, including a section of the Appalachian Trail.
  • The Lick Run Greenway takes hikers past the city's Brown-Robertson and Booker T. Washington parks all the way to downtown.
  • The Murray Run Greeway in southwestern Roanoke connects the city's Patrick Henry High School with nearby neighborhoods and the Virginia Western Community College. The greenway is a 2.5-mile unpaved path.
  • The Roanoke River Greenway is an ADA-compliant trail with over five miles of paved access. The trail connects the city's Smith and Wasena parks. Bikers can also use this trail.

For more greenways and an interactive map visit http://www.greenways.org/

Walk On!

Family Photo in the Arboretum Contest Ends This Saturday November 1st!

Family Photo in the Arboretum Contest is currently open and we have some great prizes for the winners!

We are looking for shots of your family in the Arboretum! Cell phone usies, Polaroid shots scanned in, or high end cameras- we want your Family Photos! Contest runs from October 20th - November 1st.


There are categories for amateurs and professionals. Look for the posted links for each submission category. Look for the Official Contest rules and guidelines on our Facebook page 
https://www.facebook.com/TheCommunityArboretumAtVWCC 

Like our page, Upload your photos, share with friends and you could win.
There will be at least 2 winners in each category (at least 18 winners)!
If you have any questions please check out our Facebook page or email Chantal Mullen  -  CFurr@virginiawestern.edu

Auction for Animals! Save the Date!

Wednesday, November 12th, from 10:00am-2:00pm, in the Natural Science Center, you will have the opportunity to help local animals from the Roanoke Valley SPCA and the American SPCA. The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Committee is holding a Silent Auction and we need your items! Crafts, household goods, new or gently used gifts, anything is a great idea for the Auction! If you have items you would like to donate please contact Faith Janney (fjanney@virginiawestern.edu or 76332) or Melissa Williams (mwilliams@virginiawestern.edu or 76139). We need your donations by November 7th. Some of the items we already have are - set of 3 Lenox vases, candy jar from Honeydukes Sweet Shop at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a Home Interiors print of a carousel, a collage of real Delaware wildflowers in a handmade frame, handmade bench, VT desk lamp, and a P. Buckley Moss print. We will also be collecting pet supplies for the local SPCA that day. If you bring in an item your name will be put into a drawing for a gift card from a local restaurant. Below are the items most needed by the shelter: Purina Cat Chow dry food, Purina Kitten Chow Nurturing Formula, Purina canned cat food, Purina Puppy Chow, Pedigree canned dog food, Tidy Cat non-clumping cat litter, paper towels, Tide Free and Gentle He laundry detergent, liquid bleach, Frontline Plus flea and tick control for cats or dogs. Thanks so much for your support!

BREAKING NEWS: Bones Found in Brown Library!

Three skulls and one skeleton have been found at the Circulation Desk on the top floor of Brown Library. This is NOT a Halloween prank. Rumor has it that some Dental Hygiene and Nursing students have been using these bones for individual and group study in the library. If your students are interested in checking out these bones, send them to the Circulation Desk. To check these reserve items out, students must present a current VWCC ID. Students can then take the bones to a second-floor study table or study room for two hours.

So come to the top floor of the library . . . . . . if you dare . . . . . . . “AHHHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!”

Institutional Research Reports

Lost track of that institutional research data you requested last month? Want to see what kinds of analyses might be available? More than a dozen institutional research reports for this semester are already posted at VW Connect - Institutional Effectiveness - Institutional Research. These reports include information on topics such as course success, enrollment trends, and employment success for graduates.

All of this information is in addition to the data available to the public through the Institutional Research page on our college website.

Free Salsa Dancing Classes!

Find your rhythm with Salsa Dancing!
The Fitness Center will be offering FREE Salsa Dance classes for all currently enrolled students, faculty & staff!
What:Salsa Dancing!
Where: Fitness Center Studio
When: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Please be sure to bring your Student ID and wear soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Free Salsa Dancing Classes!

Find your rhythm with Salsa Dancing!
The Fitness Center will be offering FREE Salsa Dance classes for all currently enrolled students, faculty & staff!
What:Salsa Dancing!
Where: Fitness Center Studio
When: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:30pm
Please be sure to bring your Student ID and wear soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

October 27, 2014

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/or safety in the workplace.   Remember….Safety First!

Virginia Placement Test – Expanded Math Prep Workshop

As part of VWCC's Plus 50 Encore Completion Initiative, the Workforce division is now offering an expanded 12-hour non-credit Math Refresher Course. This class provides an in-depth review for the math component of the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) and is designed to help students, who have been out of school for a while. It is NOT intended as a remedial math class.

MATH 2200–A2 (72336)
VPT Math Prep
Dates: 12/02/2014 - 12/18/2014
Days and Times: TuTh 6:00PM-8:00PM
Instructor: Cheryl Bailey
Location: Humanities 118