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April 23, 2014

Faculty & Staff Regalia Pickup

Please come pickup your regalia today, Wednesday, April 23 at the Natural Science Center between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thank you.

Scholarship Available!

TELL YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS!

Deadline: 4 p.m., May 16, 2014

Requirements: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, high school graduate or have a GED, and be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits at Virginia Western in Fall 2014.

Apply Online: www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation/scholarship

Many scholarships have additional requirements, so it is important to read each scholarship descriptions carefully when applying.

The Virginia Western Educational Foundation has over $140,000 in scholarship funds available for academic excellence or financial need to help you reach your educational goals.  You don’t have to receive federal financial aid to qualify for financial need scholarships.

GELATO FOR THE GARDEN!!

Pino Gelato Cafe  supports Food For Thought: An Edible Education Partnership between Roanoke City, Roanoke City Public Schools and Virginia Western Community College to create a healthier and happier community.

MONDAY, APRIL 28 & MONDAY, MAY 5 - ALL DAY --- Mention you are with Virginia Western Community College and Food For Thought

Celebrate the end of the semster and support a Virginia Western program.  Dine on gelato, flat bread pizza, sandwiches and salad.  A percentage of all proceeds are to support the James Madison Middle School Food For Thought garden learning center. Pino Gelato Cafe, is located at The Shoppes at West Village, 3565 Electric Road, Roanoke, Va.  For more information on Food For Thought, http://foodforthoughtva.org/

Food For Thought Student Club – Interest Meeting

Interested in food, gardening, health, environmental sustainablitly and inspiring others?
Attend an interest meeting to learn more about the new Food For Thought Student Club

Food For Thought Student Club - Interest Meeting
THURSDAY, APRIL 24
1:30-2:30 PM
THOMAS CENTER, G205

Interested and unable to attend? Contact: kplunkett@virginiawestern.edu. To learn more about Food For Thought, http://foodforthoughtva.org/
Food For Thought: An Edible Education Partnership, is a program dedicated to inspiring a healthier and happier community from the ground up.

Blue Ridge Music Festival is fast approaching!

The Salem Civic Center is pleased to be able to offer a discount again this year for faculty, staff and students for the Blue Ridge Music Festival on May 31, 2014, at the Salem Stadium.

This festival features Brantley Gilbert, Travis Tritt, Thomas Rhett, Parmalee and many more! The festival starts at 11 am and is sure to be a full day of fun and music!

Advance general admission tickets are currently priced at $40. The $5 discount (final price per ticket $35) is available in two ways:

1)      Faculty, Staff and Students can come to the Salem Civic Center Box Office (bring your VWCC ID) and provide the password SUNNY or

2)      Tickets are available for online purchase through Ticketmaster.com utilizing the special discount password SUNNY

Special discount ends April 30!

Tonight! Thunder Valley Family Night

Thunder Valley Family Night!

Wednesday, April 23

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thunder Valley on Lee Highway

Come out to our spring family fun night! Thunder Valley's Indoor Track, Lazer Tag, Mini Golf, Arcade and Playroom will all be open for Virginia Western students, faculty and staff and their family! First 15 people will get 10 free tokens for the arcade!

Thunder Valley's kitchen will be open for business!

Staff Senate Meeting – Today, April 23, 2014

The Staff Senate Meeting is today, April 23, 2014, 10:00am – 11:00am in F002. We will have a member of the web team there to give us an overview of the college’s web page and answer questions.

Nominations for the co-chair position currently held by Tara Nepper and the recorder position held by Nicole Bell will be accepted starting at the this meeting. Elections will be held at the May meeting.

Past meeting minutes may be found on VWConnect through this link: https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/governance/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2Fsites%2Fgovernance%2FShared%20Documents%2FStaff%20Senate

All full- and part-time classified staff are encouraged to attend Staff Senate. Agenda items may be submitted to Marla Whiteside (mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu) or Nicole Bell (nbell@virginiawestern.edu).

Two VCCS SIS/HR System Outages

 The first VCCS SIS/HR system outage will be from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM on Thursday, April 24 to upgrade its database hardware.  The SIS/HR systems, Online Admission Application (OAA), and mobile SIS will be down during this period.  Any SIS/HR production batch jobs that normally run during this time frame will be impacted as the production schedulers will be unavailable from roughly 10:45 PM or April 23 until 4:15 AM on April 24.

Please schedule processes early in the evening so that they complete before 10:45 PM on April 23 or schedule them to begin after 4:15 on April 24.  If there is any question, schedule the batch processes to start after 4:15 AM on April 24.

My VWCC and Blackboard should remain available.

The second VCCS SIS/HR system outage will be from 4:00 PM, Saturday April 26th to 1:30 AM Sunday, April 27th to apply the PeopleTools maintenance. The SIS/HR systems, Online Admission Application (OAA),  and mobile SIS will be unavailable. Any SIS/HR production batch jobs that normally run during this timeframe will be impacted as the production schedulers will be unavailable from roughly 2:00 PM on April 26 until 1:30 AM on April 27. Please schedule processes early so that they complete before 2:00 PM on April 26 or schedule them to begin after 2:00 AM on April 27. If there is any question, schedule the batch processes to start after 2:00 AM on April 27.

Students and staff will not be able to access SIS/HR, mobile SIS, Online Application for Admission, SIS archive, and batch processes will be put on hold during this period. Additionally, ImageNow integration, Wizard Advising link, and all SIS/HR interfaces will be unavailable.

My VWCC and Blackboard should remain available.

Facility Planning and Development Department Relocation

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, the new Facility Planning and Development Department will relocate their offices from the College Services building to Business Science M228. The relocation will involve Kevin Witter, Judy Lienhardt, Angie Baughman, and Harry Stockton. Reggie Walker will remain in the College Services building until mid to late May and then transition to the new space. Each of the employees that are moving will retain their existing telephone extensions and email and should be available by phone and email once their move is complete.

Temporarily, Hunter Wright, will be moving into Judy Lienhardt’s former office in the FMS building and will assume some of the duties that Judy previously performed. Hunter will be the primary contact for phone calls to FMS, work orders, janitorial supplies, picking up or returning the keys for a state vehicle, and fueling. Hunter’s work hours are from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Fridays. In the event that Hunter is not available, Pat Rhodes will serve as her backup. Hunter Wright’s extension is 76483 and Pat Rhodes’ extension is 76482.

Employees are asked to use the State Vehicle Reservation System at the link below to reserve a state vehicle. State Reservation directions are available on VW Connect in the links section on the right-hand side of the Facilities Management webpage. IMPORTANT: Employees are reminded to please let us know if your reservations are canceled, so that the state vehicle may be placed back in the pool for use by another employee who is traveling.

http://vwtss137/sites/fms/Lists/State%20Car/calendar.aspx

If you have any questions regarding the move, please feel free to contact Kevin Witter or Pat Rhodes by phone or email.

Thanks for your continued cooperation.

Schedule for Java the Hutt and Domino’s

Java the Hutt in the Campus Commons will be open through April 28 this semester on its regular schedule.  It will be open until noon during finals, April 29-May 1, then be closed afterwards. The last day for service this semester in Java the Hutt's Brown Library location be April 28.

Domino's Pizza in the Campus Commons will close for the semester after April 28.