Virginia Western’s Spring Fling 2012!
Friday, April 20
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Court of Four Seasons (in front of Brown Library)
Everything is Free!
Kick back with your classmates, enjoy a picnic lunch, listen to music and play games on the Court of Four Seasons! This year’s Spring Fling will be packed with food, fun and giveaways from the college and community. Don’t miss the Spring Fling Juried Art Show on the bridge! Participants have the opportunity to earn cash prizes for their work.
For more information - contact Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator at 857-6326 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to assist students in class selection and program requirements; faculty and academic advisors will be available on Friday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the following computer labs.
Accounting, Administrative Management Technology, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Records Coding, Information Systems Technology, Management, Technical Studies and Welding students should go to Business Science room 268.
Math, Science and Health Technology students should go to Business Science room 320.
Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, General Studies, Early Childhood Development, Human Services and Wellness students should go to Business Science room 306.
The Advising/Retention Office will be closed on Friday, April 13 however they will be available in the labs listed above to assist students. If you have questions about which room you need to go, the front desk in Chapman Hall has a reference list and will be glad to assist.
The Hall Career & Employment Assistance Center has had a busy semester and it is quickly coming to an end. There are five events left for you to attend.
The last day to turn in your Hall Career Center passport is Friday, May 4. If you turn in your passport with 3 or more stamps, your name will go into drawings for some great prizes, including a reserved parking space for 1 month in front of the Student Center. Come to the Student Center, S202 to register for the following events:
4/17 Career Bytes: Resumes, S202, 12:30pm or S202, 5:15pm.
4/19 Lunch Leads-Human Services: Natural Science Center, 12-1:30pm.
4/24 Career Bytes: Job Searching, S202, 12:30pm or S202, 5:15pm.
4/26 Virginia Employment Commission Workshop, Webber 306, 1-3pm.
5/1 Career Bytes: Interviewing, S202, 12:30pm or S202, 5:15pm.
Eat & Go Food Expo
Wednesday April 11 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Natural Science Center.
- Learn quick and healthy meals
- Demonstrated food and knife safety tips
- Food samples and take home recipes available
Come out and enjoy the fun!
Virginia Western Community College Night with the Salem Red Sox
Salem Red Sox vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 6 p.m. *Free entry to anyone (faculty, staff, students) with a valid Virginia Western ID. Dr. Sandel will throw out the first pitch!
Salem Red Sox vs. Carolina Mudcats on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 4 p.m. *Free entry to anyone (faculty, staff, students) with a valid Virginia Western ID
Teacher Appreciation Night presented by Virginia Western Community College
Salem Red Sox vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Friday, June 1, 2012, 7 p.m. *Free entry to area elementary and secondary school teachers
Season-long Virginia Western Community College special
$1 off single-game tickets purchased at walk-up for anyone (faculty, staff, students) with a valid Virginia Western ID
Help Virginia Western choose a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) topic and have a chance to win an iPod Shuffle! The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is the primary accreditation agency for school systems, colleges and universities throughout the southeast region of the United States. Accreditation is a good check on our overall processes. Students and their families want to be sure that we as a college can provide the education and value that we say we do.
Virginia Western is currently working on our ten year reaffirmation process with SACS-COC. As part of this process, Virginia Western is designing a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to improve student learning and/or your learning environment, and we need your input and ideas. We have been working diligently this semester to gather ideas for our QEP topic.
In February, several focus group sessions provided an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to provide their input for a QEP topic. Through the focus groups we found that there were several recurring topics: adjunct faculty training, dual enrollment, distance learning, K-12 partnership, and advising. Along with these ideas, the campus community presented a total of 18 possibilities for our QEP.
We would appreciate your help in choosing a topic for our QEP. Please take a few moments to complete the survey below. Your participation in this survey is an excellent opportunity to provide your input and ideas on what we can do collectively as a college to improve student learning at Virginia Western. Two survey participants will be randomly selected to receive iPod Shuffles.
We would greatly appreciate your feedback by Monday, April 16th.
If you have any questions about the QEP or the survey, please contact Sarah Chitwood at email@example.com.
TIP #3 - If we don’t have the item you need, we can request it from another library that owns it (Librarians are good at sharing):
Our Interlibrary Loan service allows you to obtain books, journal articles and other materials that are not available in Brown Library. Student requests are honored for materials needed to fulfill the reading and research requirements of the College's course offerings. Faculty and staff requests are honored for materials used for work-related inquiry or to support the mission of the college. Get more information here: http://virginiawestern.edu/library/ill/index.php
It's National Library Week! Brown Library has a few things cooked up in order to celebrate.
- Six Word Memoirs: Write your life in six words, and be eligible to win a “Writer’s Gift Basket!” Examples can be found here: Six-Word Memoirs: Life Stories Distilled on NPR. Enter to win online, or pick up a paper entry form in the library (one student and one faculty/staff winner).
- Library Find-a-Word, main floor
- Special Displays on the Writing Life, top floor
- Library Tip of the Day, direct to you by email!
We’ll also have a table at Spring Fling on Friday, April 20th, where you’ll be able to create your own Newspaper Poems as well!
Project Management Exam Prep Class – classes begin April 19th
Follow link for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/pmpcert.php
NEW! Pharmacy Technician Program accepting applications until May 1st –
Information sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Fishburn Hall Training Room, ground floor, room 002 on April 17th, 25th, or 26th. Classes start May 15th. Contact Dan Semones at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Human Body Shop Academy (rising grades 7-10) 12-15 years of age by 7/29/12
July 30 - August 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., cost:$125
Local health care professionals will partner with Virginia Western Community College to teach participants about health care professions with emphasis on personal health practices. Students will participate in hands on demonstrations, presentations, and practical exercises in various health related professions. Students will learn the following: CPR certification, how to assess vital signs, how x-rays are produced, and learn the importance of good nutrition and exercise.
Many more summer camps available follow for registration and details: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/summercamps/
NEW! Intermediate and Advanced QuickBooks
- Intermediate Quickbooks: ACC-195. Class runs 5:30 – 10 p.m. on Friday 4/27; 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday 4/28; and 5:30 – 10 p.m. on Friday 5/4
- Advanced Quickbooks: ACC 295. Class runs 6-9:15 p.m. on Wednesdays 5/9 through 5/30
Follow this link for MORE early spring and summer classes: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/index.php
FINANCIAL AID FRIDAYS! - Need help completing the FAFSA? Staff from the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans’ Affairs will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13 and Friday, April 20 in Webber 311 to help students complete the online financial aid application. If you have not completed a FAFSA for the upcoming 2012-13 academic year, one of these Fridays would be a great day to do it.