The Intervention Counselor is here to help you! VWCC's Intervention Counselor (Sheri Meixner) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a wealth of community resouce information in addition to behavioral health experience. You may call Sheri Meixner to consult about students and/or refer a student to her. If you have concerns about a student, please call Sheri at 857-6711. She is located in Chapman 103.
In the information provided about professional development opportunities, we listed the link to the VCCS’s new webapage and the information that is provided there on professional development. There is current information located at that site on New Horizons, but many of the other links are still inactive. The link to the old VCCS webpage on professional development is http://old.vccs.edu/FacultyStaff/ProfessionalDevelopment.aspx. This will provide you with some historical information that may be helpful in completing your application. Please keep in mind that this site is being phased out and that in the future the new webpage at http://www.vccs.edu/careers/office-of-professional-development/ should be your resource. However in this time of transition, you may need to refer to both.
Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer
Interim Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Recently we have had a surge of attempts to gain access to personal information in various ways. Here are some tips to keep in mind when speaking about sensitive data.
If you do not know the company or person you are speaking with, you should not offer any information.
If you are suspicious of any attempts to gain information, you should state you do not feel comfortable disclosing that information and end the discussion.
If you receive an email that requires you to click a link to enter personal information, you should delete the email.
If you receive a call requesting your voicemail password, you should not give out your information.
As always, if something seems suspicious DON’T do it. Please contact the Help Desk if you believe you have been targeted by one of these attempts and include as much information as possible (caller phone number, name, email details, etc.).
A representative from Washington National (formerly Conseco) Insurance Co. will be at the college on March 17-19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Human Resources Testing Room representing new life benefits and supplemental health benefits. In 10 minutes the representative will review their plans and special money back provisions. No appointment is needed. As this is a work-related event, no leave usage to attend is required; however, as always, please check with your supervisor for approval to attend.
Everyone that comes by for a one-on-one presentation the vendor will provide a free gift with no obligation to purchase. The vendor is also providing breakfast food and a special food treat on St. Patrick’s Day. Washington National states if they see at least 40 VWCC employees that they will raffle off a flat screen TV.
The following is an excerpt provided by Washington Mutual:
Top 10 Reasons why you should visit with your Washington National Representative on
March 17-19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Human Resources Testing Room
- Washington National (formerly Conseco) Insurance Company (WNIC) will return all your premiums back to you if you don’t use the benefit. (Ask your rep for more info).
- WNIC Solutions Cancer protection …with Return of Premium (Get your money back)!
- WNIC Pulse Protection Heart & Stroke plan …with Return of Premium (Get your money back)!
- WNIC Accident plan …! Great protection for families with children!
- WNIC Term Life Assure and Universal Life Insurance plan …with coverage for the whole family!
- Designed to help protect you against the potential negative financial impact catastrophic illness can have on your family’s future!
- Competitive group rates for you and your family…
- WNIC (formerly Conseco) has been providing supplemental benefits to Virginia State Employees for over 50 years!
- Free gifts for just listening to our presentation!
- If we see 40 employees a Flat Screen TV will be raffled!!!!!
As the vendor is an approved Fringe Benefits Network Provider, if you are a full-time employee, premiums may be taken from your paycheck on a post-tax basis.
Please contact Denise Schuh at 857-7962 with any questions.
The Virginia Master Teachers Seminar is held each summer on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College and is sponsored by Southside Virginia Community College. This year is the 24th year for the seminar which will take place July 6 – 10. Teachers from all types of higher learning institutions across the nation and from a variety of academic disciplines attend the event. The sole aim of the seminar is a practical exploration of ways to improve teaching. The focus of discussion and activities for the entire week is innovation and excellence in classroom teaching.
In 1962, Roger Garrison of Westbrook College in Portland, Maine, founded the original seminar on the beliefs that much excellent teaching takes place in American higher education, teachers who are striving toward mastery of their craft have much to share with others, and that bringing teachers together in a relaxed, informal atmosphere to share their successes and their problems will enhance the skills of all. The sole aim of the Virginia Seminar is a practical exploration of ways to improve teaching and since 1962, the concept has enlarged to include programs in over twenty-seven states and in several countries. Diversity is a central theme of the seminar and teachers from varied backgrounds and experiences are recruited. Of course, the common thread found in master teaching is a dedication to the art and craft of classroom teaching. For more information about the 2014 Virginia Master Teacher Seminar, please go to http://www.vamasterteacher.com/ or contact Stephen Walker at Stephen.Walker@southside.edu.
The Virginia Community Colleges Association (VCCA) offers a scholarship for one individual to attend the Virginia Master Teachers Seminar in the name of Dr. Johnnie E. Merritt, the beloved past president of Central Virginia Community College. If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please either complete application found at the link below and send a one-page typed overview of your goals and interests in teaching to WJenkins@lfcc.edu or complete the attached application and send to Winona Jenkins, c/o Lord Fairfax Community College, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645. The VCCA Executive Committee would like to know how attending the Virginia Master Teacher Seminar would enhance your professional goals/interests. Please include specific objectives of your professional development such as instructional technology, collaborative learning, or classroom presentation strategies.
The deadline for submitting your application and essay is May 15, 2014. Selections will be announced no later than May 30, 2014. Applicants will be notified of selections by email.
Only 10 more days before our Virginia Western Keep Calm and Cure On team participates in Relay for Life. What is Relay for Life? It’s a walk to raise money for cancer research.
So far out team has raised over $1100! We are on our way to reaching our goal of $1500!
Want to help?
Walk with us on March 15th, 2-6 p.m. at Cave Spring Middle School
During the spring break week of March 3-7, Chapman Hall will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Friday.