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January 8, 2013

Condolences to the family of Mr. Rod Green

The Virginia Western Community College family sends sympathy to the family of Mr. Rod Green. Rod was employed as a Counselor with Virginia Western, and retired in 1991. Rod was small in stature, but tall in caring for his students and co-workers and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.



VCCS Paul Lee Professional Development Grant Program

The VCCS offers two types of grants.

The first is the Professional Development Grant, with a maximum award of $2,500.
The second is the Workshop Mini-Grant with a maximum award of $1,500.

For detailed information see the link below.
Note, the application deadline is  February 15, 2012 for summer projects.


If you have questions, need assistance please do not hesitate to contact Marilyn Herbert-Ashton (mherbert-ashton@virginiawestern.edu).
Please note that all requests for external funding must go through the Grants Office.

For additional information about grants and funding please visit the Grants Development web page at http://virginiawestern.edu/grants/


Ricoh Multifunction Copier/Printer – Training Videos Available

Is there a Ricoh Multifunction Copier/Printer in your office or division? New videos have been created to help you learn how to use the many functions of these devices to include Scan to Email, Faxing, Scan to Folder, etc.

The videos can be found on the Help Desk website under Faculty and Staff, How Tos, "How to Use Ricoh Multifunction Copiers/Printers."

Please contact the Help Desk at 7-7354 or helpdesk@virginiawestern.edu if you have any questions.

New Faculty/Staff Information Technology Overview Session – Mon. Jan. 14

New to Virginia Western and want a brief but thorough overview of the information technology and systems here at Virginia Western? Been here a while but need a refresher?

Join reps from IET, Admissions & Records, and Blackboard on Monday, January 14 in M268 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for an overview of the VWCC network, faculty and staff e-mail, media services, SIS (Peoplesoft), and Blackboard.

Contact the Help Desk at 7-7354 or helpdesk@virginiawestern.edu if you have any questions and we hope to see you there!

Test Center at the Greenfield Center (Botetourt County)

The Greenfield Center in Daleville is an official test center for campus.  If you want to take a test at Greenfield, you must ask your instructor to fill out a test information sheet and send it, along with the exam, to getctest@virginiawestern.edu.  The Greenfield Center is open for testing Monday – Friday between 8am – 4:30pm.   Testing must be scheduled at least two days in advance of when you want to take the test.  If you have any questions, please call us at 966-3984.

Submitted by Cassandra Dove, Greenfield Center Coordinator

Test Center at the Greenfield Center

Just a reminder, The Greenfield Center in Daleville has been set-up as a test center for local students.  “It is essential that the instructors provide a roster or list of students who may be taking exams at the Greenfield Center, and that they fully complete a testing information sheet. Instructors are responsible for providing this information for every exam.”  The Greenfield Center is open for testing Monday – Friday between 8am – 4:30pm.  If you have any questions, please call us at 966-3984.

Submitted by Cassandra Dove, Greenfield Center Coordinator

Special Notice Concerning College Deliveries

When submitting eVA orders, please be sure to indicate the Ship To Address on your orders.  This is accomplished by clicking on the drop down menu next to Ship To: and choosing one of the address selections listed in the link below:


Companies have delivered packages to the FMS building with no indication of who the package is for and during hours when the college is closed.  When at all feasible, packages should be delivered directly to the buildings and/or department or division.  If packages are delivered to FMS directly, receiving hours are 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Packages are not received when the college is closed on weekends or on holidays.  If a fork lift is needed in order to offload an order, an advanced notice of 24 hours is required.

Best practice would suggest that we make vendors aware of our holiday closings and request delivery prior to any holiday breaks. This can be done by adding a comment to the order and clicking in the box that makes it visible to the vendor.

Student ID Office Hours- Spring 2013


January 7-January 10, 2013 Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thomas Center, Second Floor Lobby

Limited Office Hours will be available after January 17. Specific hours to be announced!

All students must bring a Government Issued Photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License, Passport) AND a current copy of their class schedule.

Students who already have a student ID can receive a Spring 2013 enrollment sticker during these hours. Student IDs with a current enrollment sticker (Spring 2013) are REQUIRED for free Valley Metro service and for technology check-outs in the Brown Library.

For information or questions, contact Nick Owens in Student Activities at 857-7958 or nowens@virginiawestern.