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September 15, 2014

Reminder: Signs, Furniture, Applicances, 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.

How to lower your blood pressure

It might be hard to believe, but there is good news about high blood pressure. This is one health issue you can prevent, or treat as long as you know you have it.

High blood pressure has no warning signs or symptoms. So, it’s important to get your blood pressure checked by your doctor on a regular basis. Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80. Anything over that is a concern and 140/90, or higher, is considered high blood pressure.

If your blood pressure is in the normal range, great job! Keep doing what you’re doing and have your blood pressure checked at each medical visit, or as often as your doctor suggests.

If your doctor says you have prehypertension or hypertension, you can often control or lower your blood pressure through your lifestyle. However, there are a couple of risk factors you can’t control, so let’s get those out of the way first. Your risk of getting high blood pressure is greater if your parents or other close blood relatives have it. And, everyone’s blood vessels become less flexible with age, so your risk goes up as you get older, especially after the age of 55.

1 out of 3 people in the U.S. have high blood pressure (also called hypertension) and many of them don’t know it.

 

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! Stop in Marketing, pick up a walker packet and get started today! 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.

September 12, 2014

Free “Roanoke Valley Reads Book” for VWCC Students

In celebration of Roanoke Valley Reads 2014, Brown Library and Student Activities are partnering to provide 30 free copies of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet for current VWCC students. Book giveaway times are at 11:00am and 5:00pm on Thursday, September 18. The first 15 students who bring their student ID or class schedule to the top floor of Brown Library at or after the designated times and ask for the book will receive a free copy.

Faculty and staff --- We didn’t forget about you! Two copies of the book are on reserve now at the Circulation Desk and available for you to check out.

Roanoke Valley Reads is a community-wide reading experience that brings people together, promotes tolerance and understanding of differing points of view, and emphasizes the importance of literacy.

Free Movies: 22 Jump Street

Friday September 12: 22 Jump Street

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater

Free!

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. Starring  Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Run time: 2 hours Rated: R. Comedy.

All faculty, staff, students and their guests are welcome to attend. All movies are free!

Contact Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator, with questions at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326

Fitness Center Hiring Group Fitness Instructors

The Fitness Center is looking to hire nationally certified (AFAA, ACE, NASM etc.) group fitness instructors to teach a variety of classes at the Fitness Center Studio. Please see the directives below to determine if you are able to take on an additional responsibility with your current position:

1. Part-time, wage employees (student, temporary or permanent) can teach a class at Virginia Western Fitness Center for pay by Student Activities IF AND ONLY IF the time spent teaching the class AND their regular work schedule are no more than 58 hours/2-week pay period.
2. Adjunct employees can teach a fitness class IF the hours are compatible with their credit load, per the chart listed on the FAQs from the Chancellor’s Directive.
3. Full-time Faculty and EXEMPT Classified staff can teach classes at the Fitness Center

Interested? Please contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-6570 for more information.

 

Important Fall Semester Deadlines

Fall 2014 No-Show Roster Schedule for Regular Session Courses

September 2 ~ No-Show Rosters available for pick-up.

September 12 ~ Deadline for faculty to submit regular session no-show rosters to  Division Office.

September 15~ No-Show Rosters due to the Admissions Office.

 

Fall 2014 Withdrawal Roster Schedule for Regular Session Courses

October 13 ~ No-Show Rosters available for pick-up.

October 24 ~ Deadline for faculty to submit regular session no-show rosters to  Division Office.

October 27 ~ No-Show Rosters due to the Admissions Office.

Employee Giving Campaign

We have two new prizes offered in the Employee Giving Campaign, both donated by Lash etc., a new day spa in the Promenade Park Shopping Center at Colonial and 419.

  •  Five Custom Spray Tan gift certificates ($35 value each – one per person)
  • One gift certificate ($50 value) for a Professional Jane Iredale Make-up Application and Consultation

Other prizes we’ll give away this week:

  •          A one-hour consultation at Joran’s, worth $150, from Foundation board member and Salem Mayor Randy Foley
  •          A $25 Amazon gift card from Foundation board member Jason Bingham

To be eligible for these and future campaign prizes, donate by noon this Friday, Sept. 12.

Your options to donate:

Give online: Go to http://virginiawestern.edu/employeegiving/ and click on the link in the yellow box at the center of the page. (It’s labeled, “The Employee Giving Campaign has begun!”)

Stop by: Pick up a donation form at the Educational Foundation office on the third floor of Fishburn Hall.

Payroll deduction: Go to http://virginiawestern.edu/foundation/giving/empgiving.php  and print out the donation form.

Remember, if you donate any amount, you’ll get a thank-you gift – a smart phone “wallet” that attaches to the back of your cell as a handy place to store an ID or credit card. The wallet comes with a Virginia Western logo.

Why should you give? How does payroll deduction work? These questions and more are answered on our FAQ page: http://virginiawestern.edu/foundation/giving/empgiving.php

Questions? Contact Carole Tarrant, the foundation’s coordinator of development, at ctarrant@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6281.

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! Stop in Marketing, pick up a walker packet and get started today! The walk is four miles and can walkers, runners and bikers are encouraged to attend. Strollers and dogs (on a lease) are welcome.

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.

Planned Outage: SIS/HR, Mobile SIS, Online Admission Application, and SIS Archive

Information Technologies Services (ITS) in Richmond has scheduled an outage of SIS/HR, Mobile SIS, Online Admission Application, and SIS archive from 8 p.m. Saturday, September 13 until 11 a.m. Sunday, September 14. Additionally, ImageNow, VA Education Wizard, and all SIS/HR interfaces will be unavailable during this time period. Necessary maintenance will be performed on these systems during this time.

Please refrain from running batch processes during the outage.