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October 16, 2014

Pep Rally tomorrow!

Virginia Western Rapids Basketball Pep Rally!

Friday, October 17 at 6:30 PM

Humanities Gymnasium

Skills Challenge, 3 Point Shootout, Dunk Contest

Admission is free.  Please donate one can of food for a local food shelter.

AHA Heart Walk – October 18th

The 2014 Heart Walk will be Saturday, October 18th at 10a.m. at River’s Edge Park South. Our team goal is $1,500 and we need your help! The walk is four miles and can walkers, runners and bikers are encouraged to attend. Strollers and dogs (on a lease) are welcome.

Can't walk but want to donate? Purchase a Red Passion Heart for $10. All hearts will be placed on a banner for display during our walk. See Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu) to purchase your heart today!

Click here to donate or join our team! http://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1091677&lis=1&kntae1091677=1D93A17BA4A34DDFBA7C889EA0B7C5FF&team=5970853&tlteam=0

Did you know that Heart Disease is the number one killer of women and men in America? Stroke is the number four cause of death in the U.S. Heart Disease and stroke claim more lives than all cancers combined.

As a result of local American Heart Association fundraisers major medical breakthroughs such as CPR, anti-rejection drugs, angioplasty, drug-coated heart stents and hypothermia therapy have been discovered and help in saving lives.

October 15, 2014

2014 Great SouthEast ShakeOut

The Great SouthEast ShakeOut is a multi-state earthquake drill spanning much of the southeastern United States. ShakeOut activities for Virginia are supported by Virginia Department of Emergency Management.   Please take a moment on 10/16/2014 at 10:16 AM to practice or familiarize yourself with the college's shelter in place locations and evacuation plans.  Remember, you cannot tell from the initial shaking if an earthquake will suddenly become intense…so always Drop, Cover, and Hold On immediately!

  • DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!);
  • COVER your head and neck with your arms and seek shelter by getting under a sturdy desk or table if nearby; and
  • HOLD ON to your shelter and be ready to move with it until the shaking stops.

For more information please visit; http://www.shakeout.org/southeast/index.html

VWCC Campus Police Department

Educational Foundation Spring 2015 Scholarships Available

The Virginia Western Educational Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for spring semester 2015. Visit https://www.virginiawestern.edu/scholarships  to apply. The deadline to submit is November 17, 2014.

Questions? Contact Carolyn Payne, Scholarship & CCAP Coordinator at cpayne@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-6371.

Transfer Advising Session TODAY

Do you have students or advisees that need help planning their transfer to a 4 year college or university? Tell them about the upcoming Transfer Advising Q & A sessions! The remaining session is designed as a follow up for students who attended the Transfer Fair and have further questions about the process or for students who were unable to attend the Transfer Fair but would like some guidance.

Sessions Held in Business Science 320 on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact:

Business, Technology & Trades: Lacey Carey - lcarey@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6210

Liberal Arts & Social Science: Mandy Garcia - mgarcia@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6710

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Yvonne Campbell - ycampbell@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6099

Free Yoga Classes!

Bend it with Yoga classes!
The Fitness Center will be offering FREE Yoga classes for all currently enrolled students, faculty & staff!

What: Free Yoga
Where: The Fitness Center
When: Mondays 1:30-2:30pm & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Mats & blocks are provided. No registration required, 30 person limit per class. For more information contact the Dani van Vierssen at 540-857-6570 or dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Student Bulletin Instructions

Do you have information to share with students? Post your notices to the Student Bulletin!

Your postings could include:

  • Opportunities for student engagement.
  • Books for sale.
  • Changes in class meeting times or locations.
  • New employees to your office (even if they aren't new to the college) - especially if they work directly with students.
  • Professional development milestones (publication of a book, journal articles, awards, etc) - yes students like to know when faculty and staff excel at what they do. Excellence builds pride.
  • Congratulations to an individual or team for a competition or event.
  • Business process updates or changes that students need to know. Does your office get a lot of students who ask the same question? Answer the question in the Student Bulletin so students can stay informed.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Federal Work Study positions open.
  • Career and employment opportunities.
  • Blackboard or SIS outages.
  • Retirement announcements.
  • And much more!

A few things to remember:

  • Postings should be short and to the point (think about the basics that would get your attention)
  • No graphics or tables (the bulletins are emails; graphics and tables take up server space)
  • If a posting is not for the next day, include the run date at the top of the message (ex. Please run on 11/30)
  • Postings must be submitted no later than noon the day prior (postings submitted on Friday will run on Monday)
  • No bulletins are sent on Saturday, Sunday or any day the college is closed
  • You can subscribe to the Student Bulletin http://www.virginiawestern.edu/services/bulletin/

How do you find the bulletin?

How do you post to the bulletin?

Posting or content questions? Contact Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu)

Haunted Anderson Hall

The Madison Society will be having a Scare House event next Friday and Saturday October 24th and 25th from 8-11 p.m. in Anderson Hall. We will be charging $5.00 admission to all that attend.

Posting to the Daily Bulletin

Do you have information to share with the college community? Post your notices to the Daily Bulletin!

How do you find the bulletin?

How do you post to the bulletin?

Sign-on questions? Contact Jaime Shetrone (jshetrone@virginiawestern.edu)

Posting or content questions? Contact Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu)

Your postings could include:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • New employees to your office (even if they aren't new to the college)
  • Personal professional development milestones (publication of a book, journal articles, awards, etc)
  • Congratulations to an individual or team for completion of a project, task or event
  • Business process updates or changes
  • Birth or death announcements
  • Retirement announcements
  • And much more!

A few things to remember:

  • Postings should be short and to the point (think about the basics that would get your attention)
  • No graphics or tables (the bulletins are emails; graphics and tables take up server space)
  • A new posting must be submitted for each day you want the post to run (the program doesn't allow multiple date selection so three posting dates means you submit the post new three times - don't worry, you can copy and paste)
  • If a posting is not for the next day, include the run date at the top of the message (ex. Please run on 11/30)
  • Postings must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. the day prior (postings submitted on Friday will run on Monday)
  • No bulletins are sent on Saturday, Sunday or any day the college is closed

 

Reminder: Signs, Furniture, Appliances, etc.

Signs: As we prepare for Fall Semester please remember not to tape or post temporary signs on painted walls, doors or other finishes as the adhesive damages surfaces. Permanent signs, plaques, certificates, awards, or other similar items should not be hung in public areas or corridors. Art work or posters should not be added to buildings with established décor.

Furniture: Most of the buildings built or refurbished within the past 10 years have an established décor for finishes including furniture. Furniture for these projects has been purchased with Commonwealth Bond money. This requires furniture stay within the building for which it was purchased. Furniture, files and other items should not be transferred from one building to another.

Allergies: Within buildings, plug-in and regular air fresheners, scented candles, plants are discouraged due to negative effects on people with allergies or asthma. Soil can contain mold spores that are air borne and negatively impact people who are immune compromised.

Appliances: Space heaters, non UL commercial rated microwaves, toaster ovens, hot pads, personal refrigerators and other heat generating appliances are regulated by fire codes. Use of space heaters and appliances also confuses the mechanical systems and are an inefficient use of energy.

Safety: As required by the building codes and fire regulations, corridors and stairs are to be kept free of all obstructions as they are part of safe exit in an emergency or fire.