There will be a statewide moment of silence at 9:43 a.m. today to remember the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings on April 16, 2007.
April 16, 2012
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.
Like our campus activities at Virginia Western? Don't like our campus activities? We want to know!! If you aren't participating in campus activities, let us know why!
Please take a minute to fill out this very quick, anonymous survey to give your opinions about campus activities. Also, please let us know about any ideas you have for events and activities in future semesters!
Click here to get started:
Since most grant programs (except the Pell Grant) have limited funding, the date of application is a critical factor. An application can be submitted as early as January 1 (e.g., January 1, 2012, for the 2012-2013 academic year). Primary consideration is given to those students whose applications are received and processed by the below dates.
- Summer 2012 - All paperwork is due by April 23rd (must complete 2011-2012 FAFSA)
- Fall 2012 - All paperwork is due by June 22nd (must complete 2012-2013 FAFSA)
Please submit your financial aid application materials as early as possible. Students who have submitted all material required by the Financial Aid Office by the priority date will have their financial aid packaged by the tuition deadline.
Material received after the deadline will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, even if you are able to receive support, it likely will be provided on a retroactive basis after you already have enrolled in and paid for your courses.
Financial Aid information will be sent via your Virginia Western email account. Please check your email daily. You can also track your aid package through your MYVWCC account. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 857-7331.
VIRGINIA WESTERN FINANCIAL AID & VETERANS’ AFFAIRS OFFICE IS “GOING GREEN”.
You are encouraged to check your Virginia Western email DAILY for all correspondence from the Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs’ Office as well as other college departments and offices.
You may also log in to your My VWCC account to check the status of their Financial Aid award or to monitor their To Do List.
For further questions please call: 540-857-7331.
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!
Louis Paul the Balloon Man!
Rock Climbing Wall
Music with DJ Badd1
Picnic Lunch and Homestead Creamery Ice Cream
Student Organizations & Campus Departments
Special giveaways and promotions for students!
Spring Fling Art Show
Juried Student Art Show on the Pedestrian Bridge
Opportunity to win cash prizes! Pick up an entry form in the Art Gallery!
For more information - contact Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator at 857-6326 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TIP #7 - We have bright and cheerful reading areas where you can chill-lax and read the newspaper or a popular magazine:
Brown Library currently subscribes to 94 newspaper, magazine and journal titles in print format. Students can sit down and read these items between classes, and college employees can come relax during lunch breaks. And if you can sleep sitting up straight without closing your eyes or snoring, well, you’re welcome to do that, too.
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!
Now Showing! Shcrlock Holmes 2 - A Game of Shadows!
Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. Rated PG-13
When: Thursday, April 19 (Night before Spring Fling).
Showtimes: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: Whitman Theater (across from Java and Domino's)
How Much: Spring Fling Special: EVERYONE is free!
The Goodwill Donation Drive was very successful. Over 100 people participated and over seven baggies of goods were collected. In exchange for goods, the Goodwill has given the college a limited amount of vouchers to be distributed to students in need of clothing for job interviews, job fairs, networking events, etc.
If you need a business suit the Goodwill is a great shopping choice. Many times new brand name clothing can be found with the tags still attached. If you are interested in a voucher, please come to the Hall Career Center, Student Center room S202 or email Renee Rice at email@example.com and include your name, phone number, and student ID number.
Students must make contact by Friday, April 20. First Come, First Serve.
A limited number of vouchers are gong to be distributed the following week. Good luck in your future endeavors and come see the Hall Career Center for help with resumes, interviewing, and job searching. Thanks again for your participation in the Goodwill Donation Drive and it is never too early to start saving for the next one.
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.