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March 27, 2015

Virginia Employee Public Service Week Recognition Event

Every May, state agencies all across Virginia will celebrate the hard work and dedication that state employees provide to the Commonwealth of Virginia through recognition events in honor of Virginia Employee Public Service Week.

Due to the operational challenges that Virginia Western faces during the traditional recognition period of May, VWCC will be celebrating Virginia Employee Public Service Week on Wednesday, April 29, 2015:

Virginia Public Service Week

Fralin Center, Multi-purpose Room, HP 208

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wildwood Smokehouse will provide food for this event offering pulled chicken and pork, BBQ beans, potato salad, cole slaw and a dinner role.

Don’t forget! You will have the opportunity to recognize an accomplishment or a noteworthy action of a co-worker on a paper brick wall for the college’s Wall of Fame. Two (2) employees will be awarded movie tickets based on the recognition action (brick) completed by your peers. The VWCC bricks will be proudly displayed on the college’s Wall of Fame during the traditional Public Service Week, May 3 – 9th.

Thank you for making a difference!

Horticulture Club Perennial Sale

The 2015 Perennial Sale is this Saturday, March 28, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

at the Community Arboretum on the City Garden Deck

Prices start at $4.00 for select 4.5" potted perennials.

Look for newer cultivars and tried and true favorites of the following perennials:

Autumn Fern, Candy Tuft, Coral Bells, Coreopsis,  Daylily,  Everblooming Bleeding Heart, Geranium, Lavender, Lenten Rose, Salvia, and more 

We will also have a few Herb varieties available for purchase at this sale. 

Visit our Facebook page at The Community Arboretum for more information and plant pictures.

Are you a Friend of the Community Arboretum? If so, you may purchase plants at the Friends Only Sale, Friday, March 27, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

For more information on becoming a Friends member contact Clark at 857-6388 or cbecraft@virginiawestern.edu . Membership contributions start at $15.00 for individuals.

Hope to see you at the sale and thank you for supporting the Virginia Western Horticulture Club and the Community Arboretum

General Studies Info for Students

Please pass along to any students who may be interested. We can provide attendance verification if needed!

Do you really know what General Studies is all about? Are you in General Studies now, but aren't sure if it is the best major for your transfer plans? Thinking of changing your major to General Studies? Then come learn more about the General Studies Program at VWCC! Registration recommended – directions below.

Topics Include:

  • What is General Studies & what can I do with it?
  • Transferring to a 4-year school
  • Discussion of other Transfer Majors @ VWCC
  • Planning for program completion/graduation & more!

Come to DUNCAN 201 at a date & time below

  1. Monday, March 30: 5:30 - 6:20 p.m.
  2. Tuesday, March 31: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
  3. Wednesday, April 1st: Noon - 12:50 p.m.

Questions: Contact Mandy Garcia - Program Advisor for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at mgarcia@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6710

Registration: To register follow the link to the directions http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/sailsappointment.php and instead of selecting an appointment time with Mandy Garcia select the group session you wish to attend from my schedule (3/30 @ 5:30; 3/31 @ 2:00 or 4/1 @ Noon): If you cannot access this please email me from your student email account with the date you wish to attend.

Selma playing today!

Martin Luther King and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama, that changed America forever. Starring David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo. Run time: 2 hrs 2 minutes
This film is rated PG-13.

Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and bring family and friends!
Free admission

Whitman Theatre, First Floor Business Science
Today: 11:15 AM (Closed Caption), 2:00 PM, and 6:00 PM

Contact Natasha Lee nlee@virginiawestern.edu for more information.

March 26, 2015

Art Gallery Reception

There will be a reception for the Humanity's Gallery new exhibition "Katherine Wood: Recent Work" tonight (3/26) from 5:00-7:00. All are welcome.

ID Office is closed

The Virginia Western ID office is closed until next week.  When the ID office reopens, Student Activities will send out a bulletin.

TED Talk Thursday – Reclaim Your Self Esteem

The Student Activities Office will be hosting a weekly TED Talk Series this spring in the new Student Life Center!

Join your Student Activities department and fellow students every Thursday at 1pm on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center (S307) to sip caffeinated beverages, watch selected Ted Talks (www.ted.com) and after, stay for some enlightening (or just plain silly) conversations.

This week's talk: 
Meaghan Ramsey: Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you - About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and image confidence—from lower grade point averages to greater risk-taking with drugs and alcohol. And then shares the key things all of us can do to disrupt this reality.
Guy Winch:Why we all need to practice emotional first aid - We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

Are your students/advisees in the right major?

Please pass along to any students who may be interested. We can provide attendance verification if needed!

Do you really know what General Studies is all about? Are you in General Studies now, but aren't sure if it is the best major for your transfer plans? Thinking of changing your major to General Studies? Then come learn more about the General Studies Program at VWCC! Registration recommended – directions below.

Topics Include:

  • What is General Studies & what can I do with it?
  • Transferring to a 4-year school
  • Discussion of other Transfer Majors @ VWCC
  • Planning for program completion/graduation & more!

Come to DUNCAN 201 at a date & time below

  1. Monday, March 30: 5:30 - 6:20 p.m.
  2. Tuesday, March 31: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
  3. Wednesday, April 1st: Noon - 12:50 p.m.

Questions: Contact Mandy Garcia - Program Advisor for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at mgarcia@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6710

Registration: To register follow the link to the directions http://www.virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/student/sailsappointment.php and instead of selecting an appointment time with Mandy Garcia select the group session you wish to attend from my schedule (3/30 @ 5:30; 3/31 @ 2:00 or 4/1 @ Noon): If you cannot access this please email me from your student email account with the date you wish to attend.

Important Deadlines!

Spring 2015 No-Show Roster Schedule for Regular Session Courses

  • January 21~ No-Show Rosters available for pick-up.
  • February 4~ Deadline for faculty to submit regular session no-show rosters to  Division Office.
  • February 5~ No-Show Rosters due to the Admissions Office.

 Spring 2015 Withdrawal Roster Schedule for Regular Session Courses

  • March 12~ Withdrawal Rosters available for pick-up.
  • March 25~ Deadline for faculty to submit regular session Withdrawal Rosters to  Division Office.
  • March 26~ Withdrawal Rosters due to the Admissions Office.

Applications are Now Being Accepted: 2015-2016 Chancellor’s Fellowship for Classified Staff

The Chancellor is pleased to announce a fellowship program for community colleges and system office classified staff for the 2015-2016 academic year. Selected classified staff employees will be named as Chancellor’s Fellows to pursue degree studies that will enhance their ability to contribute to the community college mission.

The Chancellor’s Fellowship includes the following:

  • Financial support for tuition and mandatory fees.
  • One semester or one academic year leave of absence with ¾ pay.
  • Continuation of insurance, retirement, the State’s portion of health insurance, and seniority.

To be eligible to apply, classified employees must:

  • Be employed three (3) consecutive years (as of the date of the application) in a full-time state-funded classified position at a community college or in the system office.
  • Be enrolled or accepted in a degree program from a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education.
  • As an employee of VWCC, be recommended by Dr. Sandel.

To apply:

  • Submit a completed application form. Include:  1.) Three (3) letters of endorsement; 2. ) verification of acceptance in a degree program; and, 3.) transcripts (if currently enrolled in a program).

Application deadline:  May 1, 2015

For questions or to receive an application, contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.