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February 28, 2013



Monday, March 4th  - Thursday, March 7th hours are 9 a.m. to noon

Closed Friday, March 8th.


Free Charlotte Bobcats Tickets

The Student Activities Office has a limited number of free tickets to see the Charlotte Bobcats play the Washington Wizards on Monday, March 18.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in getting tickets, please contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or call 857-6326!

Helping students find employment!!!

The Hall Career Center is hosting a number of events to help students find employment.

 1. One of the LARGEST Career Fairs:

 The purpose of the Career Premiere 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

Pre-registration required by Thursday,  3/21/13

2. Chamber of Commerce Career Focus Dinners:

The Chamber of Commerce host visits to different companies throughout the Roanoke Valley. This allows students to visit and walk through a company while listening to a presentation from the companies HR department. The presentation includes the hiring process, what departments the company has, a Q & A session and much more..... Sign up in the Hall Career Center TODAY and visit one of the following companies:

*Transportation provided to ALL dinners*

  • Coca-Cola- March 7; 4:30-7pm
  • StellarOne Bank- March 14; 4:30-7pm
  • WSLQ FM Broadcasting- March 21; 4:30-7:00
  • Western VA Water Authority-April 4; 4:30-7pm

Pre-registration required ONE week before each dinner.

3. Lunch Leads:

Learn how your credit can affect your employment!

  • What: -Money Management International on Credit
  • When: March 14; 12:00-1:30
  • Where: Natural Science Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
  • Open to: ALL students

Pre-registration required by – Monday, 03/11/13

4. Recruiters:

  • 3/12 Adventure Youth Mentoring; 9:30-2 (3rd Floor Webber)
  • 3/13 Richfield Retirement Community; 9-2   (2nd Floor Business Science)
  • 3/14 Army;  11-4  ( 3rd Floor Webber)
  • 3/19 Richfield Retirement Community; 11-4 (2nd Floor Business Science)
  • 3/20 Adventure Youth Mentoring; 9-2 ( 3rd Floor Webber)
  • 3/28 Army 11-4 ( 3rd Floor Webber)

5. Resume Power Hours:

  • Every MONDAY 11-12
  • Every THURSDAY 10-11
  • Every FRIDAY 1-2

This is a drop-in, first-come, first-served service! Bring a hard copy of your resume and have it reviewed by one of our professional. Resume Power Hour is a few minute informational session that will help you tweak your resume to the needs of your future employer.

6. Alumni Meet & Mingle:

  • What: Alumni Meet & Mingle
  • When: Tuesday, March 26; 4-6:00pm
  • Where: Natural Science Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
  • Open to: ALL students and Alumni

Pre-registration required by- Friday, 3/22/13

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

Monthly PeopleSoft Training

The Human Resources and Payroll Departments will now be offering monthly PeopleSoft training for both Employee Self-Service and Manager Self-Service.  All employees (full and part-time) are encouraged to attend, with manager approval, the training session that best meets their schedule to obtain assistance with PeopleSoft HRMS.

At this time, there is no new information regarding PeopleSoft HRMS, these sessions are targeted to new employees and managers, and anyone else who might need a refresher.

The next training session will be held on Friday, March 1st  in M-268.

  • Manager Self-Service training will be held from 9am - 10am.
  • Employee Self-Service training will be held from 10am - 11am.

To view a complete list of training sessions, please click here.

If you have questions about completing your timesheet and/or your leave balances, please contact Dorrisa Williams (dmwilliams@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6634) in the Payroll Department.

If you have questions about leave policies, please contact Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6331) in the Human Resources Department.

Give to Mini Baja!

Have you ever wondered how you can help Virginia Western’s own Mini Baja Team consistently be the 1st place finishing community college team and finish in front teams from UVA, JMU, and others? Want to help them reach the 1st place team overall?

Two generous employees want to make it easier for you to help, and join them in supporting these outstanding students. These employees have contributed $2,000 to support the Mini Baja Team in their 2013 efforts. They want you to join the team…and give! They are encouraging other faculty, staff, and students to support their efforts and match their total of $2,000 by Friday, March 29. You can give by check, cash, or payroll deduction through the Educational Foundation to support the team. Simply write on your check “Mini Baja” or include a note with your cash contribution, it’s that simple!

To give by payroll deduction, or if you have questions contact Erik Williams at 857-8914 orewilliams@virginiawestern.edu.

Thank you for your support!!

Where are All the Books?

Due to the renovation of the Circulation floor (top floor) of the library, the majority of the library’s print books have been put into storage.  But don’t worry— the entire circulating collection of books will be back in place on the top floor when the renovation is complete later this year!

In the meantime, there are several options for books to support your students' research:

  • Use the “Core Collection”

A small collection of books (approximately 1000 volumes) is available for checkout.  These books can be checked out for a two-week period.  Go to the Circulation Department on the library’s main floor to access this collection.

  • Use our eBooks

The library’s extensive eBook collection (over 40,000 e-Books) is still available during the renovation.  Students can access eBooks from off-campus locations by using their MyVWCC username and password.

  • Use Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is an option for students who require print books for academic work. It usually takes 5-10 business days for books to arrive. Please keep this time frame in mind when making an ILL request.

Brown Library staff members are glad to help you with all of your information needs. Ask a Librarian!


All on campus food vendors will be closed during the week of spring break--March 4-8, 2013.

Free tickets to see Roseanne Cash!

Two free tickets are available for the Roseanne Cash show Saturday, March 2nd at 8 p.m. at the Shaftman Performance Hall. This is a sold-out show!

Contact Tara Nepper by email (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu)  if you would like these tickets.

No Student Bulletin During Spring Break

Just a reminder that the Student Bulletin is not published when school is closed to students. The Student Bulletin will not be sent March 4-8 and will resume on March 11. Any bulletin posting submitted next week will be scheduled to run on March 11th unless otherwise noted on the positing.

Help Desk Hours for Spring Break

The Help Desk will be open from 7:45 am - 5:30 pm during Spring Break from Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8.

Normal hours will resume on Monday, March 11.