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August 29, 2012

LUNCH LEADS: Government & Public Services

Lunch Leads- This is a hour and half luncheon seminar with an employers HR department from different companies or fields that give you information on how to obtain a job through their company, what they look for on resumes and other company related topics. There are a limited number of seats avaliable so please stop by the Hall Career Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Thomas Center to sign up for this event. The event will take place on campus Thursday, September 20, 2012,12:30-2:00pm.

*Hall Career Center Passport event*



We <3 iPads

Ok we admit it. The library has had a little crush on technology lately. Maybe you’ve noticed some changes since we reopened the Main Floor

For example, two of our new study rooms (B106, B107) have videoconferencing capabilities, and all five are equipped with media:scape technology.  What can you do with this? Well, it’s great for group projects. Up to four or six people can hook up their laptops or iPads and then project their screen to the big TV in the room. This makes it easy for all group members to view and collaborate on a project. Perfect for a PowerPoint presentation. You can also switch back and forth, showing one person’s screen and then someone else’s. Neat, huh?

Speaking of iPads, why not check one out and see what all the fuss is about? Current students only (and faculty and staff) are welcome to check out an iPad for two hours at a time, to be used within the library. Close to 200 apps are currently loaded and ready to go, including Blackboard, math and science video tutorials, a medical abbreviations app, Art Authority (with over 55,000 different paintings and sculptures), Evernote, Adobe Photoshop Express, The White House’s official app, Living Language (in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Chinese), multiple eReaders, and shortcuts to both Virginia Western’s and the library’s websites. These are just a few of the incredible apps we have available. For more information on how to check out an iPad, ask us at the Reference or Circulation desks, or take a look at our Technology Circulation page. We look forward to seeing you soon!

To see this original post, with photos in context, please head to In The Stacks, Brown Library's blog since 2008.

Fall 2012 Graduation Deadline

If you are interested in applying for Fall 2012 Graduation, the application deadline is October 15, 2012.  Please note, a $15.00 graduation application fee must be paid at the time of application (at the Cashier’s Office in Chapman Hall, Room C104, and the receipt brought to the Records Office in Chapman Hall, Room C107.)  Graduation applications are available in each of the Academic School offices.

Are U Ready?

Close to graduating? Just getting started? Don't know where to start? Start at the Hall Career Center!! Stop by and talk with someone on how we can help you with the following:


FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012    Thomas Center, 2nd floor Conference Room

**Light refreshments will be provided**


Workforce Development http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/index.php

Emergency Preparedness Be prepared when the power goes out - Take practical steps to keep you and your family safe - Create an emergency supply kit - HLTH 2578 http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/documents/BePreparedWorkshop2012.pdf

Better Business Management with QuickBooks Classes - ACC 295 - Advanced QuickBooks - This in-depth workshop will help you succeed! - Tricks and tips for using QuickBooks to manage your accounting records, freeing up time for you to grow your business. Are you a small business owner who would like to learn computerized accounting? Have you been using QuickBooks and would like to learn how to use it better? - Class Dates: Thursday evenings 5:30pm – 10:00pm – September 27th – October 11th http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/quickbooks.php

Project Management Professional Certification This 10-week course is designed to prepare students for the PMP Certification exam. It reviews the concepts of Project Management as defined by the Project Management Institute, the accrediting body for project management. It will also fulfill the requirement for 35 contact hours of project management education for individuals seeking PMP. – BUSC 2507 -Class Dates 10/04/12 – 12/13/12 http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/pmpcert.php

Human Resources Management http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/humanresources.php

The Art of Hiring Smart: Improving Your Hiring Practices – BUSC 2550

The selection process is vital to a business's profitability and production. Yet studies show 67% of most hiring decisions are made in the first 4.3 seconds, and mostly on instinct. Learn how to increase the level of information for decision making, supplementing the natural tendency to hire by emotion and opinion only. With a hiring "design", businesses create guidelines for skills and personality needed for a success in a position. Once hired, this "design" reduces the time needed to on-ramp new employees, helping them to transition from trainee to productive employee. On-going benefits include effective use of training dollars, better performance feedback and higher workforce retention due to increased communication and cooperation.  Cost $60 (parking fee and light refreshments included) Held at Roanoke Higher Education Center. Class Date: September 19, 2012.  Time: 9:00am – 11:00am


Developing and Retaining High Performing Teams: "People Reading"

(DISC Assessment) – BUSC 2551

In today's business, the importance of strong work groups and teams is recognized as an integral part of a successful organization. Team building is an art that overcomes differences in style, personality, and other potential areas of conflict. The result is an effective team that achieves results far beyond what individuals can accomplish on their own. Learn to understand your team better and learn the most important attributes required for a dynamic and productive team.  Cost $95 (Full DISC assessment, parking fee and light refreshments included) Held at Roanoke Higher Education Center.  Class Date: September 26, 2012.  Time: 8:30am – 11:30am


Paulette P. Parkhill

Continuing Education/Lifelong Learning Program Coordinator

Virginia Western Community College

Workforce Development Services

Fishburn Hall, Room F01C

P O Box 14007

Roanoke VA 24038



Student Survey – Your Voice Matters!

Dear Virginia Western Student,

What campus-based services, resources or support systems would help you to achieve your academic goals at Virginia Western? 

We would like to better understand some of the challenges you face right now as a student who might be juggling multiple responsibilities inside and outside of the classroom.

Please take a moment to make sure your voice is heard and have an impact on shaping future campus programming– just click here http://surveymonkey.com/s/OPPSS_VWCC… The survey is voluntary, 100% anonymous, and should only take about 5 minutes.

Thanks in advance for sharing your honest opinion!  

Questions can be directed to the OPPSS at GJohnson@virginiawestern.edu or (540)-857-6685.                                                                             

[If you have already completed this survey by either online or paper version, please disregard this message.]

August 28, 2012

Did you apply for Book Funds?


 If you applied for Educational Foundation Book Funds, then the professor or counselor who recommended you for assistance will notify you of when your books are available to pick up. You will pick up textbooks at Brown Library Circulation desk on the top floor, and must bring two forms of photo I.D. (ex. Driver’s License and VWCC I.D.). Please email Carolyn Payne at cpayne@virginiawestern.edu with any questions.

Do you need help paying for books?


Apply for Educational Foundation Book Funds. Talk to your professor or counselor who will help you complete the application. You must also write a Thank You letter to be submitted with your application. If approved, you will pick up textbooks at Brown Library Circulation desk on the top floor and must bring two forms of photo I.D. (ex. Driver's license and VWCC I.D).


The Hall Career Center is offering the “Passport” again this Fall semester. This is a great way for teachers to offer extra credit and a great opportunity for our students to use our services. The students will pick-up a passport at the first approved Hall Career Center passport event. If you would like a list of Hall Career Center Passport events please contact the office at 857-7298 or email us at  careercenter@virginiawestern.edu.

Biology Department Art Show Opening Reception August 30

Join us on Thursday, August 30, 5 - 7 p.m. in the Virginia Western Art Gallery for the presentation of LENS: Magnifying Biology Through Art. The Biology Department has compiled a show including student biologically inspired art from anatomy, microbiology, and general biology and will open on August 22 and run until mid-October.  Catering will be provided by the Culinary Institute. Please join us!