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May 29, 2015

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Training sponsored by Alleghany Highlands Community Services. Training provided by Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • June 1st and 2nd
  • Duncan Hall, rooms D101 and D102

Participants must be present all day both days. Lunch will be on your own.

There is no cost to attend however you must register in order to attend. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PWGNGYR.

*1.5 Continuing Education Units available for a $30 fee from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Contact: Andrea Dilly, adilley@ahcsb.org or Kristi Holt at kholt@ahcsb.org.

May 28, 2015

No Show Rosters: First 5 Week & 10 Week Classes

This summer, Virginia Western is expanding the pilot of the Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal System (IIWS) which allows faculty to submit no-show and withdrawal rosters online.

During this summer's expanded pilot, instructors must submit rosters online for processing, but paper rosters must also be submitted to the Records Office to verify accuracy. Please submit the same information online and on the paper roster.

First 5 Week Classes
No-Show Roster Link Emailed to Instructors: May 27, 2015
No-Show Roster Due through IIWS: May 30, 2015
Paper No-Show Rosters Due to Records Office: June 1, 2015

10 Week Classes
No-Show Roster Link Emailed to Instructors: May 29, 2015
No-Show Roster Due Through IIWS: June 2, 2015
Paper No-Show Rosters Due to Records Office: June 3, 2015

Please remember no-show and withdrawal roster reporting is required to comply with federal regulations.

Instructors who have not completed verification will not receive no-show roster emails.

Contact: Cathy Swain (cswain@virginiawestern.edu), Melanie Crouch (mcrouch@virginiawestern.edu) or Brooke Ferguson (bferguson@virginiawestern.edu).

May 27, 2015

NEW VCCS AUTHOR LIBRARY

Following a move to the Arboretum Campus, the VCCS has set aside space for a VCCS Author Library and would like your help in filling it. If you have authored books or other materials and would be willing to donate a copy, the VCCS would love to include your work. For any donations, please sign and date the book/materials, and if you'd like to include a short note about your donation to the VCCS, that is appreciated as well.

Donations can be sent to:

Christopher D. Lee
Human Resources Department
Virginia Community College System
300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23236

Contact Jennifer Pittman in Human Resources with any questions.

May 26, 2015

No-Show Rosters: First 5 Week and 10 Week courses

This summer, Virginia Western is expanding the pilot of the Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal System (IIWS) which allows faculty to submit no-show and withdrawal rosters online.

During this summer's expanded pilot, instructors must submit rosters online for processing, but paper rosters must also be submitted to the Records Office to verify accuracy. Please submit the same information online and on the paper roster.

First 5 Week Classes
No-Show Roster Link Emailed to Instructors: May 27, 2015
No-Show Roster Due through IIWS: May 30, 2015
Paper No-Show Rosters Due to Records Office: June 1, 2015

10 Week Classes
No-Show Roster Link Emailed to Instructors: May 29, 2015
No-Show Roster Due Through IIWS: June 2, 2015
Paper No-Show Rosters Due to Records Office: June 3, 2015

Please remember no-show and withdrawal roster reporting is required to comply with federal regulations.

Instructors who have not completed verification will not receive no-show roster emails.

Contact: Cathy Swain (cswain@virginiawestern.edu), Melanie Crouch (mcrouch@virginiawestern.edu) or Brooke Ferguson (bferguson@virginiawestern.edu).

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Training sponsored by Alleghany Highlands Community Services. Training provided by Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • June 1st and 2nd
  • Duncan Hall, rooms D101 and D102

Participants must be present all day both days. Lunch will be on your own.

There is no cost to attend however you must register in order to attend. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PWGNGYR.

*1.5 Continuing Education Units available for a $30 fee from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Contact: Andrea Dilly, adilley@ahcsb.org or Kristi Holt at kholt@ahcsb.org.

Technology Research Study

The following research project has been approved by the Virginia Western IRB (Institutional Review Board).

Greetings!
My name is Mike Murphy and I am a student at Virginia Tech in the PhD program of Instructional Design and Technology as well as the CIO / Director of Technology Services at Blue Ridge Community College. As part of the requirements of my degree, I am studying the conditions that facilitate the implementation of technology in the community college setting for my dissertation.
I am emailing you to request your participation in this study. If you are a faculty member (fulltime or adjunct) at a VCCS community college, I ask that you please participate in this study by completing the following survey:
https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eysJ9EaHXGGDb2R

This survey will ask questions regarding the technologies you use within your instruction and for some reasons you made these choices. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, no personally identifiable information will be collected, and all answers remain anonymous.
Thank you for your consideration in participating in this study.
Sincerely,
Mike Murphy
PhD Student – Instructional Design and Technology
Virginia Tech

May 22, 2015

Technology Research Study

The following research project has been approved by the Virginia Western IRB (Institutional Review Board).

Greetings!
My name is Mike Murphy and I am a student at Virginia Tech in the PhD program of Instructional Design and Technology as well as the CIO / Director of Technology Services at Blue Ridge Community College. As part of the requirements of my degree, I am studying the conditions that facilitate the implementation of technology in the community college setting for my dissertation.
I am emailing you to request your participation in this study. If you are a faculty member (fulltime or adjunct) at a VCCS community college, I ask that you please participate in this study by completing the following survey:
https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eysJ9EaHXGGDb2R

This survey will ask questions regarding the technologies you use within your instruction and for some reasons you made these choices. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, no personally identifiable information will be collected, and all answers remain anonymous.
Thank you for your consideration in participating in this study.
Sincerely,
Mike Murphy
PhD Student – Instructional Design and Technology
Virginia Tech

LINK LAB – M302 UPDATED OPEN TUTORING HOURS FOR IT STUDENTS

Beginning next week, the open tutoring hours available in the Link Lab - M302 will be as follows:

  • Monday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Note: New Monday hours will begin June 1st, as campus is closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th.)
  • Tuesday 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

As a reminder, the hours of operation for the Link Lab - M302 are:

  • Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Summer Tutoring Availability

One-on-one tutoring will be available for TRIO/Pathways students this summer. TRIO/Pathways students who are interested in tutoring should come to the Resource Desk in the Link Learning Commons (main floor Brown Library) and complete a Tutor Request form. Tutoring will be available for all students  on a walk-in basis in the Math Center, Science Center, Writing Center, Accounting Lab, and M302 (for IT students). For location and hours of availability, please contact the Academic Link at 540-857-6442 or email tutoring@virginiawestern.edu.

May 21, 2015

LOA offers “Fan Care” program

LOA is once again offering fans or air conditioners to seniors to help combat heat stress brought on by high temperatures. As the thermometer starts to climb, the risk of heat stress increases. Hot weather can strain older persons’ bodies, especially the heart. Some prescription drugs may also reduce their ability to handle the hot weather.

The danger signs of heat stress include dizziness, rapid heartbeat, nausea, throbbing headache, lack of perspiration, chest pains, weakness, breathing problems, cramps and confusion. Older persons should seek medical advice if these symptoms occur. Proper precautions can make the heat more bearable:

  • Seek cool surroundings (Visit libraries, malls, etc.)
  • Drink extra fluids,
  • Wear light, loose fitting clothing,
  • Reduce physical activity,
  • Avoid hot foods and heavy metals,
  • Avoid alcohol, and
  • Take cooling baths and showers.

Seniors interested in receiving fans from the “Fan Care” program can call the LOA central office for more information at 540-345-0451. LOA starts accepting applications for the program on May 15. To be eligible for Fan Care persons must meet the following criteria:

  • Live in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Botetourt County, Salem, or Craig County,
  • Be 60 years of age or older,
  • Have a need for cooling assistance,
  • Meet monthly income guidelines

The Cooling Assistance Program, which provides air conditioners to elderly with medical conditions requiring cooling assistance, will begin accepting applications also on May 15. Persons must meet the requirements for Fan Care.

Donations toward the purchase of fans and air conditioners are being accepted at LOA’s central office, 706 Campbell Ave., Roanoke, VA 24038-4205. The LOA also accepts donations of NEW fans and air conditioners for distribution. For more information or to make a donation visit us on the web at: http://www.loaa.org/fan-care/

The annual “Fan Care” program is sponsored locally by Virginia Power, American Electric Power and LOA Area Agency on Aging.