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December 3, 2012

Hey! Where Did Everybody Go?

Have you tried going up to the top floor of the library?  Are you wondering why you can’t get in?

The top floor of Brown Library is closed for renovation and will remain closed through next semester.  All of the library’s staff members are now working on the main floor, providing the resources and services to support your information needs.

Due to the renovation, we have to store the majority of our print book collection; however, we still have an extensive electronic book collection of over 40,000 academic titles.  We also have a free interlibrary loan service that allows you to get academic books and articles from other libraries.

Call us (857-7303), visit our website, or even better, come visit us in person on the library’s main floor.  We’re here to help you!

Rock & Roll Diner Closed Today

The Rock & Roll Diner will not be open today due to mechanical problems.

Free Hot Chocolate with Men’s Basketball

Come get free hot chocolate from with the Men's Basketball team Wednesday from 7:30 - 10:30 AM.  3rd floor lobby in Webber. Get season schedules and meet team members.

Diversity Events December 2012

The Cultural Diversity and International Education Committee exists to:

  • promote global education and the acceptance and inclusion of a diverse population,
  • develop and promote initiatives and programs for diversity awareness and understanding, and
  • identify academic issues of international students, such as English as a Second Language, and develop methods to address the issues.

As part of our charge to promote inclusion and increase diversity awareness and understanding, we will be sharing Diversity Events with you every month via the Daily Bulletin.  We hope you find this information informative and inspiring.

Diversity Events 2012 - DECEMBER

Information obtained from the National Education Association: http://www.nea.org/grants/42349.htm 

December 3-7 Inclusive Schools Week This annual event, sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN),  http://www.inclusiveschools.org/  celebrates the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive, quality education to students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socioeconomic status, cultural heritage, language preference, and other factors. It provides an important opportunity for educators, students, and parents to discuss what else needs to be done to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children.

December 10 Human Rights Day The anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly's adoption in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—a document establishing a common standard for human achievement for all peoples and nations, rooted in the values of freedom, equality, solidarity, tolerance, respect, and shared responsibility. Learn more about Human Rights Day. See also the United Nations Human Rights web site.

December 8-16 Hanukkah  Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, commemorates the Maccabees military victory over the Greek Syrians and the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The festival is observed by the lighting of a special candelabrum, the Menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. See Chanukah resources.

December 25 Christmas  Christmas is an annual holiday celebrated on December 25 that commemorates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. In Christianity, Christmas marks the beginning of the larger season of Christmastide, which lasts twelve days. Traditions include the sending of cards, decorating with poinsettias and a Christmas tree, singing Christmas carols, and giving gifts.

December 26-January 1 Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday based on the agricultural celebration of Africa called “the first fruits” celebrations, which celebrate the times of harvest, gathering, reverence, commemoration of the past, recommitment to cultural ideals, and celebration of the good. Kwanzaa is celebrated annually December 26-January 1. Learn more about Kwanzaa.

December 31 New Year's Eve New Year's Eve is December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year and the day before New Year's Day. In modern Western practice, New Year's Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings marking the passing of one year into the next, at midnight.

More News from Brown Library

GOOD NEWS:  The library’s top floor is being renovated!

 BAD NEWS:   Since that floor is closed, students may be looking for another quiet place on campus to study.

GOOD NEWS:  The library is sponsoring a “Study Hall” for quiet, individual study.

Beginning Monday, December 3rd, we will be providing another option for quiet study (in addition to the library’s main floor study areas).  The library is hosting a silent area for individual study in the HR Training Room/room F002 on the ground floor of Fishburn Hall --- the building next door to the library.

Study Hall Dates and Hours:

December 3, 7, 10-14, 17-18: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

December 4: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

December 5: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

December 6: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Relaxing Chair Massages – Wednesday

From Student Activities...

Licensed therapists will be set up in Brown Library's lobby - giving relaxing chair massages for stressed students! Take a minute to unwind and destress!

 

Wednesday, December 5

Stop by between Noon and 3 pm

Free!

 

Contact Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator, with questions at nlee@virginiawestern.edu.

Spring Tuition Payment Plan

Spring 2013 Tuition Payment Plan – Sign Up TODAY!

To help meet educational expenses, Virginia Western Community College is pleased to participate in Nelnet’s tuition payment plan.  For a non-refundable fee of $25.00, Nelnet allows monthly, interest-free tuition payments. The earlier students enroll the more payment options they may have. The payment plan for Spring 2013 will begin on November 12, 2012.

If a payment plan is not established or if tuition is not paid by December 6, students who registered early for classes will be dropped and will need to repeat the registration process. Financial Aid students are protected from enrollment cancellation up to the amount of their Financial Aid award. Financial Aid students should pay any differences between their total award and the amount due to prevent enrollment cancellation.

Payment plan sign-up instructions and deadlines will be posted on the Student Bulletin, Facebook, Twitter, www.virginiawestern.edu and on the VWtvs located across campus.

Step by step directions on how to enroll in a payment plan are available at http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/tuitionpaymentplan.php

Spring Tuition Payment Plan

Spring 2013 Tuition Payment Plan – Sign Up TODAY!

To help meet educational expenses, Virginia Western Community College is pleased to participate in Nelnet’s tuition payment plan.  For a non-refundable fee of $25.00, Nelnet allows monthly, interest-free tuition payments. The earlier students enroll the more payment options they may have. The payment plan for Spring 2013 will begin on November 12, 2012.

If a payment plan is not established or if tuition is not paid by December 6, students who registered early for classes will be dropped and will need to repeat the registration process. Financial Aid students are protected from enrollment cancellation up to the amount of their Financial Aid award. Financial Aid students should pay any differences between their total award and the amount due to prevent enrollment cancellation.

Payment plan sign-up instructions and deadlines will be posted on the Student Bulletin, Facebook, Twitter, www.virginiawestern.edu and on the VWtvs located across campus.

Step by step directions on how to enroll in a payment plan are available at http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/tuitionpaymentplan.php