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August 26, 2014

Boots2Books 5K Race

Want to help support a great cause? Sign up today to volunteer to help with Boots2Books 5K Run to benefit the Veterans Assistance Fund, hosted by the Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association. Saturday, August 30, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. Race starts at Virginia Western campus. Runners will receive a free t-shirt! Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt!

Want to participate as a runner? Register online here, or Download the PDF registration form here to register by mail. (PDF)

Registration Fees: (Before August 15th)

  • General public runner: $30
  • VCCS student or employee: $20
  • Veteran or active military: $15
  • Walker: $10
  • Race-day registration: $35

For more information, contact Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association president Matthew Jones at mjones0373@email.vccs.edu.

Fall 2014 Educational Foundation Book Assistance Funds

The Educational Foundation is pleased to offer Book Assistance Funds for fall 2014.  Faculty and academic advisors may view and print the Book Assistance Fund application  at VWConnects, https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/ia/foundation/default.aspx.

Students seeking the Bank of America CCAP Book Assistance application must have received a message from the Educational Foundation notifying them that they are eligible for this funding.
Only then may a student request that a faculty member or advisor submit the Bank of America CCAP Book Assistance application on the student's behalf.

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

Constitution Day Events

September 17th, Constitution Day!

Join the Student Activities Department for an afternoon with Patrick Henry and James Madison as they argue the ratification of the US Constitution. The debate starts at 12:15 on Sept. 17th  in the Student Life Center, 3rd Floor, and stick around after the debate is over and speak with two of the most well known Virginians in history.

August 25, 2014

Join the JDRF Walk!

Join the Virginia Western team in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at the Taubman Museum at noon on Sunday, September 28th. Our team goal is $1500 and we need your help to make that happen!

Together, we will turn Type One into Type None. Contact Josh Meyer or Tara Nepper to sign up or donate to our team: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?team_id=159222&pg=team&fr_id=3930

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin — a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.

With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure. That's why JDRF holds more than 200 Walks across the country every year to raise money for JDRF — the only global organization with a strategic research plan to end T1D.

The JDRF Walk has raised more than $1 billion through the hard work and generosity of supporters like you. Every dollar JDRF directs toward research comes from our donors. So, the more our walkers raise, the closer we get to reaching our goal of a world without T1D.

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.

Attention Nine-Month Faculty

We are looking for two nine-month faculty members to serve on the Employee Recognition Committee this year. Previously, this has been a staff-only committee. Please note that this is a volunteer opportunity that is in addition to the governance and project committee assignments finalized during in-service. If you are interested in serving on the Employee Recognition Committee this year, please contact Denise Schuh or Rachelle Koudelik-Jones.

The Make-Your-Own-Challenge Challenge

As a way to help you stay motivated during this fall semester, the CommonHealth Committee is holding the first ever Make-Your-Own-Challenge Challenge. Because we all have different ways we would like to make improve, change or learn, this challenge is what YOU make it. We will help provide a buddy, tips, inspiration and perhaps a little something at the end. Some challenges you may want to try:

  • Walking
  • Overall fitness
  • Break a bad habit
  • Healthier eating
  • Quit smoking
  • Or anything else!

Look for our upcoming monthly challenges to help you stay on track:

  • September - Reducing Stress
  • October - Walking
  • November - Stair Climbing
  • December - Healthy Snacks and Lunches

Sign up by emailing Tara Nepper with your challenge and if you would like to be paired with a buddy who has a challenge similar to yours. No one's challenge will be made public and you will not be required to share results. Look for weekly encouragement in the Daily Bulletin.

 

Committee Membership

Committee Membership for 2014-15 has been posted to the VW Connect Governance site. If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact Rachelle Koudelik at rkoudelikjones@virginiawestern.edu.

One Minute Wonder – Your iPad as an Extended Monitor

Learn how to use your iPad as an extended monitor in today's App of the Week. http://youtu.be/g5-0dWJywjE?list=PLDMmkT9JmcjPKVZAKagK41MI1kWkzXWfR

Making a room reservation or calendar submission

Need a room for a meeting or event? It's easy to find the room you need. The college's online calendar and reservation system is fully automated so you can find what you need, when you need it.

Follow this link to search all locations across campus. You can search by date, location or keyword. This link shows all academic and non-academic events going on at the college. http://calendar.activedatax.com/virginiawestern/CalendarNOW.aspx?fromdate=2/1/2013&todate=2/28/2013&display=Month

Use this link to review the reservation instructions: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/facstaff/docs/FacStaffCalendarInst.pdf. Please pay close attention to the section on start and end dates.

Use is link to add your reservation: http://calendar.activedatax.com/virginiawestern/OpenEntryFacility.aspx?fid=1. If you need the room unlocked or support from the Media Geeks please be sure to include that under the Resources section.

Note: Whitman Theater is room M106, HR Training Room is room F002 and the Natural Science Center is N101.

PLEASE NOTE: For tables, chairs, extra trash cans or ice please use the FMS work order system, Maintenance Connection. See Hunter Wright (hwright@virginiawestern.edu) or Pat Rhodes (prhodes@virginiawestern.edu) if you have any questions.

Contact Tara Nepper with any questions.