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November 16, 2012

Old Dominion University Program Director Visits Campus

Dr. Mitch Williams, Program Director for the Ph. D. in Education - Community College Leadership will visit the Thomas Center on Wednesday, November 28 from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. Dr. Williams is interested in speaking with those interested in pursuing this exciting degree program locally. Please contact Terri at ODU at 76976 for more information.

Posting to the Student Bulletin

Do you have information to share with students? Post your notices to the Student Bulletin!

Postings should be college related with the exception of information included in Friday's bulletin posts, "Community Events" and "For Sale/Buy/Trade/Free." (see note below about different posting instructions for these posts)

Your postings could include:

  • Opportunities for student engagement.
  • Changes in class meeting times or locations.
  • New employees to your office (even if they aren't new to the college) - especially if they work directly with students.
  • Professional development milestones (publication of a book, journal articles, awards, etc) - yes students like to know when faculty and staff excel at what they do. Excellence builds pride.
  • Congratulations to an individual or team for a competition or event.
  • Business process updates or changes that students need to know. Does your office get a lot of students who ask the same question? Answer the question in the Student Bulletin so students can stay informed.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Federal Work Study positions open.
  • Career and employment opportunities.
  • Blackboard or SIS outages.
  • Retirement announcements.
  • And much more!

A few things to remember:

  • Postings should be short and to the point (think about the basics that would get your attention)
  • No graphics or tables (the bulletins are emails; graphics and tables take up server space)
  • If a posting is not for the next day, include the run date at the top of the message (ex. Please run on 11/30)
  • Postings must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. the day prior (postings submitted on Friday will run on Monday)
  • No bulletins are sent on Saturday, Sunday or any day the college is closed
  • Send Community Event or For Buy/Sale/Trade/Free postings to publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu
  • You can subscribe to the Student Bulletin http://www.virginiawestern.edu/services/bulletin/

How do you find the bulletin?

How do you post to the bulletin?

Posting or content questions? Contact Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu)

 

Posting to the Daily Bulletin

Do you have information to share with the college community? Post your notices to the Daily Bulletin!

Postings should be college related with the exception of information included in Friday's bulletin posts, "Community Events" and "For Sale/Buy/Trade/Free." (see note below about different posting instructions for these posts)

Your postings could include:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • New employees to your office (even if they aren't new to the college)
  • Personal professional development milestones (publication of a book, journal articles, awards, etc)
  • Congratulations to an individual or team for completion of a project, task or event
  • Business process updates or changes
  • Birth or death announcements
  • Retirement announcements
  • And much more!

A few things to remember:

  • Postings should be short and to the point (think about the basics that would get your attention)
  • No graphics or tables (the bulletins are emails; graphics and tables take up server space)
  • A new posting must be submitted for each day you want the post to run (the program doesn't allow multiple date selection so three posting dates means you submit the post new three times - don't worry, you can copy and paste)
  • If a posting is not for the next day, include the run date at the top of the message (ex. Please run on 11/30)
  • Postings must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. the day prior (postings submitted on Friday will run on Monday)
  • No bulletins are sent on Saturday, Sunday or any day the college is closed
  • Send Community Event or For Buy/Sale/Trade/Free postings to publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu

How do you find the bulletin?

How do you post to the bulletin?

Sign-on questions? Contact Jaime Shetrone (jshetrone@virginiawestern.edu)

Posting or content questions? Contact Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu)

 

Hot Topic, November 28

JUST TESTING

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 28; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Webber Hall, 217
FACILITATOR:  Ms. Edna Whittier

This session centers mostly on skill techniques for multiple choice tests, but will also cover general testing skills for any kind of test. Test distractions, test anxiety, math test skills and essay test skills will be included if students have questions on those test subjects.

PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS TO ATTEND THESE VERY USEFUL HOT TOPIC SESSIONS. If you would like to offer extra credit to students, they will be given an “extra credit ticket” as verification of their attendance to bring back to class.

Dr. Gloria Lindsay
Retention Services
Chapman Hall, Room 105

 

Hot Topic Presenters Needed for Spring 2013

The Retention office is in the process of scheduling Spring 2013 "Hot Topic" workshops. We present these workshops in an effort to offer tips to help our students become more successful in and outside the classroom. If you would like to facilitate a workshop, please provide a topic title and a brief (2-3 sentences) description.

The workshops are held throughout the semester on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m.

Please email your topic title and description to dfrye@virginiawestern.edu by December 5. Thanks for your consideration.

 

Blackboard Upgrade to 9.1 Sp 9 — It’s tomorrow!!

Did you tell your students?

The countdown will have the blast 0ff for the upgrade of Blackboard to version 9.1 Service Pack 9 starting noon Saturday November 17 and ending Sunday November 18 at 2:00 pm. During the upgrade, Blackboard will be unavailable to faculty and students as has always been the process in previous upgrades. Be sure you alert students even though alerts have been posted in the Blackboard portal page and on the VWCC website!!

The Distance Learning staff has created a PDF document with an overview of the modifications and updates that will occur during the upgrade.  The link for the PDF document is http://www.virginiawestern.edu/distance/faculty/docs/bb/WhatNew91SP9.pdf and is also available on the Distance Learning Page->Instructor Tutorials->Blackboard Tutorials. Even though the VWCC Testing Center is open until 1:00pm November 17, Blackboard testing will conclude at noon.

For Buy/Sale/Trade/Free

FOR SALE/BUY/TRADE/FREE:

  • FREE JENN AIRE CONVECTION WALL OVEN. Pictures available upon request. Needs a new bottom element (about $34) everything else works great!  FREE but you have to pick up. Contact Barbara at bwright@virginiawestern.edu
  • 7 KITTENS TO GOOD HOMES -There is a $5 rehoming fee and they are 2 to 6 months old, litter box trained, dewormed. Call or text 540-238-3421 or email dwinteraj@gmail.com
  • MATHEMATICS, NINTH EDITION FOR SALE - Mathematics, Ninth Edition by Karl J. Smith, Used once. Paid $165; asking $100, Excellent condition. Contact pph25@email.vccs.edu.
  • FOR SALE NAPIER SPORTZ TRUCK TENT for a Chevy Silverado (regular bed). Used once. Paid $260; asking $225 OBO. Contact lcoffman@virginiawestern.edu.
  • CALCULUS TUTOR NEEDED: For dual enrollment student at Lord Botetourt High School. Tutor can be in our home or he can meet somewhere. Call 540-397-0820.
  • DORM-SIZE REFRIGERATORS FOR SALE. Two for sale, black and white. $75 each OBO. Good condition. Call Diana 540-293-3735.

Do you have an item to post FOR BUY/SALE/TRADE/FREE? Please submit your information ready to post with complete contact information to publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu.

Community Events

Friday, November 16, 2012

  • Free Weekly Beer Tasting (5pm – 8pm) @ Wine Gourmet
  • Virginia Tech Hockey vs. Ohio State (7:30pm – 10:30pm) @ Roanoke Civic Center For more info – www.roanokeciviccenter.com 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Monday Fun-Day! (6pm - ???) @ Wasena City Tap Room  Come out and start off the week the right way with a drink and some good food. This is a great way to meet new people and hang with old ones. For more info hit me up. For more info about this group - http://on.fb.me/IdeWTZ 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • West End Community Market (3pm – 6pm) @ West End Center for Youth - 1210 Patterson Ave SW.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES can be dropped off at Colonial Presbyterian Church through November 19th. Friday 16th – 9am-12pm, Saturday 17th – 9am-12pm, Sunday 18th – 12pm-3pm, Monday 19th – 9am-12pm. If you want more information about how to fill a shoebox you can stop by the Church during the above times or visit the Samaritan’s Purse website http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/index/ . Empty shoeboxes are also available at the Church. Any other questions, email mwilliams@virginiawestern.edu .

Submit community events to publicrelations@virginiawestern.edu. Submissions must be received by 4 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication.