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January 21, 2013

Salsa Dancing Class – Starts This Week!

Learn Salsa Steps with Eddie Ornelas, a local instructor! Eddie was born in Mexico City and is the founder of SalsaNoke!

Starts this Thursday!

Meet in the H100 Gym, every Thursday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. From January 24 to February 28
Free for students, faculty and staff! No experience or partner necessary!  All experience levels welcome!

For more information, contact Student Activities Coordinator Natasha Lee, nlee@virginiawestern.edu.

DATE CHANGE FOR CAREER CENTER EVENT!!!

Health Technology & Wellness Fair: Explore employment opportunities with a variety of employers in the Health Technology & Wellness areas.

  • What: Health Technology & Wellness Fair
  • When: Thursday, February 28, 2013; 12:00-4:00
  • Where: VWCC Gym
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center G-202
  • Open to: Students in a Medical or Fitness related program of study.

**Limited seating available, Hall Career Center Passport Events

Have a student looking for career opportunities?

Have them register to attend the Career Premiere Fair...

The Career Premiere Fair brings employers together with juniors, seniors, and recent graduates from several liberal arts and sciences colleges, universities and community colleges in the northwest and southwest regions of Virginia.The purpose of the Fair is to share information with college students and graduates about career and internship opportunities at participating organizations.

  • What: Career Premiere Fair
  • When: Thursday, March 28, 2013 From 11:00-3:00
  • Where: Salem Civic Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
  • Open to: ALL Students

**Please contact the Hall Career Center for registration/information 540-857-7298**

CAREER CENTER EVENTS!

Inform your students about upcoming events that could help lead them into their "perfect" career!

LUNCH LEADS: This hour and a half seminar is conducted by a local company HR department. They will give you information on how to obtain a career with their company, what departments their company has, what they look for on resumes and much, much more.

  • What: Lunch Leads
  • When: Tuesday, February 5, 2013; 12:00-1:30
  • Where: Natural Science Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center G-202
  • Open to: ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME
  • FREE LUNCH

Health Technology & Wellness Fair: Explore employment opportunities with a variety of employers in the Health Technology & Wellness areas.

  • What: Health Technology & Wellness Fair
  • When: Thursday, March 28, 2013; 12:00-4:00
  • Where: VWCC Gym
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center G-202
  • Open to: Students in a Medical or Fitness related program of study.

Flyers with more information will be posted/provided by Friday, January 25, 2013. Please contact the Hall Career Center at 540-857-7298 if you have any questions or would like more information.

 **Limited seating available, Hall Career Center Passport Events**

 

VALIC Representative on Campus Tuesday, January 29th

Matt Rose, Financial Advisor for VALIC, will be on campus Tuesday, January 29th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to conduct one-on-one consultations regarding the 403b voluntary supplemental retirement plan.  Meetings will be conducted in the Human Resources Testing Room located on the ground floor of Fishburn Hall.

Get Information about the Virginia Western Community College 403(b) Cash Match Retirement Plan:

      • What is it?
      • Should I be participating?
      • Am I eligible to receive the cash match?
      • How do I enroll?

Get Help with Frequently Asked Questions:

      • What age can I start taking a distribution from my accounts?
      • How much should I be saving?
      • What should I do with retirement account(s) from my last job?
      • What is PLOP and is it right for me?
      • How does the Virginia Retirement System help me?
      • Is what I am doing enough?

If you are interesting in meeting with Mr. Rose, please contact him to schedule an appointment by phoning him at 540-520-3834 or contacting him by email:  matt.rose@valic.com

 

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:

http://www.virginiawestern.edu/communications/CollegeDeliveries.docx

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.

Important Spring 2013 Drop Dates

Important spring 2013 drop dates to share with students:

  • Last Day to Register/Add a Class - January 13
  • Last Day to Drop and Receive Refund - January 24
  • Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation - February 8
  • Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty - March 21

Hot Topic, January 23

HOW TO USE BLACKBOARD IN YOUR COURSES
TIPS & TRICKS

WHEN:  Wednesday, January 23; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Webber Hall 307
FACILITATOR:  Dr. Carrie Halpin

Blackboard is a Web-based course-management system designed to allow students and faculty to participate in online classes or use online materials and activities to complement face–to-face teaching. This workshop will present information about how to use Blackboard to access course features, such as course syllabus, customizing your entry page, downloading course documents, participating in discussion boards, using the new assignment submitting feature and taking online quizzes.

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

 

 

College Credit through Advanced Standing

The College Credit through Advanced Standing booklet has recently been updated and is available for your use at the following link:  http://www.virginiawestern.edu/services/records/docs/AdvancedStandingBooklet.pdf.

CAREER CENTER EVENTS!

Inform your students about upcoming events that could help lead them into their "perfect" career!

LUNCH LEADS: This hour and a half seminar is conducted by a local company HR department. They will give you information on how to obtain a career with their company, what departments their company has, what they look for on resumes and much, much more.

  • What: Lunch Leads
  • When: Tuesday, February 5, 2013; 12:00-1:30
  • Where: Natural Science Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center G-202
  • Open to: ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME
  • FREE LUNCH

Health Technology & Wellness Fair: Explore employment opportunities with a variety of employers in the Health Technology & Wellness areas.

  • What: Health Technology & Wellness Fair
  • When: Thursday, March 28, 2013; 12:00-4:00
  • Where: VWCC Gym
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center G-202
  • Open to: Students in a Medical or Fitness related program of study.

**Limited seating avaliable, Hall Career Center Passport Events**