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February 25, 2013

Chancellor’s Fellowship for Classified Employees

The chancellor is pleased to announce a fellowship program for community colleges and system office classified staff.  For the 2013-2014 academic year, selected classified staff employees will be named as Chancellor’s Fellows to pursue degree studies that will enhance their ability to contribute to the community college mission.

The Chancellor’s Fellowship includes the following:  1) Financial support for tuition and mandatory fees.  2) One semester or one academic year leave of absence with ¾ pay. 3) Continuation of insurance, retirement, the state’s portion of health insurance, and seniority.

To be eligible to apply, classified employees must:  1) Be employed 3 consecutive years (as of the date of application) in a full-time state-funded classified position at a community college or the system office. 2) Be enrolled or accepted in a degree program from a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education. 3) As an employee of VWCC, be recommended by Dr. Sandel.

To apply:  1) Submit a completed application form.  2) Include 3 letters of endorsement. 3) Submit verification of acceptance in a degree program. 4) Submit transcripts if currently enrolled in a program.

Application deadline:  April 15, 2013

Contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources for an application form at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

HALL CAREER CENTER- HELPING STUDENTS FIND EMPLOYMENT!!

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

1. Lowe's Application Sessions:

  • What: Lowe's Employment Application & Screening Sessions
  • When: Wednesday, February 27th
  • Time: 2 sessions- 1:00-2:00 & 4:00-5:00
  • Where: W217
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center

Meet & talk with the HR representative from Lowe's about available positions, requirements, and get help with the application process during these sessions.

 2. Focused Career Fair open to majors in:

 ***MEDICAL, HEALTH TECH, LAB SCIENCES, FITNESS, & WELLNESS RELATED PROGRAMS***

What:  Health Technology & Wellness Career Fair
When: Thursday, February 28th, 2013; 12-4
Where: VWCC Gym

 Register for this event in THE HALL CAREER CENTER- Thomas Center G202

3. Recruiters:

  • 2/25  Home Depot- 8-5
  • 2/26 National Guard- 11-4
  • 2/28 Army - 11-4

Talk to your future employer on campus!!!

 4. 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

5. 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.

6. 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
  • FREE LUNCH PROVIDED

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

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

Graduation Regalia Reminder

If you still need to order your graduation regalia, the Regalia Rental form (https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/academics/Records%20Office/Forms/AllItems.aspx) and Cap/Gown form (available in division offices) are both due to the Records Office this Friday, March 1. The order forms will be turned in to Oak Hall the following week, so be sure to get your forms turned in by this Friday. Thank you.

Hot Topic, February 27

USING THE VIRGINIA WIZARD FOR CAREER PLANNING

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 27; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Webber Hall 311
FACILITATOR:  Mrs. Yvonne Campbell

This is a web-based program that uses tools aimed at helping users explore careers and the applicable education needed. Focus will be on aiding students in career exploration by setting up a personal account, accessing site features, taking career assessments, and reviewing career possibilities based on Wizard assessment results. This is a great way to “kick start” your career search while learning more about specific occupations.

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

Opportunity for Students to Visit Virginia Tech, Radford and Roanoke College

Do you know a student interested in Virginia Tech, Radford University or Roanoke College? Please let them know about this upcoming opportunity to see these schools in person!

Students will meet with an admissions specialist and take a tour of each school! We will eat lunch at Virginia Tech's D2 Dining Facility!

When: Friday, March 1 - Bus Leaves VWCC at 8 am

Where: Visit Roanoke College, Virginia Tech and Radford University

Details: Trip will include meal, tours and transportation on a charter bus to all schools (comfortable ride!). Bus departs at 8 am and will get back to VWCC by 6 pm.

Sign up in the Student Activities Office (Thomas Center, Room 210).

Contact Natasha Lee for more information at NLee@virginiawestern.edu or call 540-857-6326.

Mini Baja Challenge

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 or ewilliams@virginiawestern.edu.

Thank you for your support!!

Help your students improve their grades with Panopto

The Media Geeks would like you to take a few minutes to watch our video about how using Panopto can help students get better grades and improve study habits (So the students say!)  http://youtu.be/BmXrUz9cp7o 

And if that's not enough to convince you to at least give it a try, here is a recent quote from a professor here at VWCC (name withheld to protect the innocent):

Here is a testimonial from someone who thinks that technology will be the downfall of civilization . . . I have used Panopto to keep from getting behind in my MWF lectures in XXXX when we are out for snow days.  I have been taping my class lecture on Thursday if there is snow in the forecast and then posting it for my Friday classes when we miss, so am able to keep all my classes on the same schedule and not get too far behind in the MWF sections.

So, I have to admit, that yes, this technology is very useful and that even I can figure out how to use it if I try.

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

Posting to the Daily Bulletin

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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!

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

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