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April 24, 2013

Workforce Development

Workforce Development http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/index.php

PMP Refresher 05/02/13 - 06/06/13 - this course is designed for the students who have already completed the PMP Exam Prep class and wish to review the body of knowledge prior to testing and students who need to earn their 35 education hours my take this class along with PM Prepcast. Contact Paulette Parkhill (540)857-6514 pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu. Cost $100 http://virginiawestern.edu/classes/scheduleDetail.php?subject=BUSC&asubject=Business and Commerce Tech.&term=2133&longterm=Summer 2013&bookstoreTermID=2133&shortTerm=Summer

VWCC KIDS College 2013 (summer camps) Engino Building - Engineer-Architect-Creativity Workshop (rising grades 3-7), Horticulture Camp — My Backyard Habitat (rising grades 4-6), Chemical Magic — Magical Microscopes — Rocks and Minerals (rising grades 3-6), "MAGIC" Mentoring A Girl In Construction (rising grades 9-12 Girls), Science Sleuths - Crime Scene Investigation (rising grades 3-7), Robotics Camp (rising grades 6-8), Investigate with Geospatial Technologies - GIS, GPS and Satellite Imagery (rising grades 5-10), Discover Mechatronics Camp (rising grades 6-8), Digital Photography (rising grades 4-6), Digital Photography (rising grades 7-9); BLACK ROCKET CAMPS - App Attack! Make Your First Game App (rising grades 3-5), App Attack! Make Your First Game App (rising grades 6-8), Make Your First Video Game! (rising grades 3-5), Make Your First Video Game! (rising grades 6-8), App Adventures! The Next Level (rising grades 3-5), App Adventures! The Next Level (rising grades 6-8), Make Your First 3-D Video Game! (rising grades 3-5), Make Your First 3-D Video Game! (rising grades 6-8), LEGO Films and Stop Action! (rising grades 3-5), LEGO Films and Stop Action! (rising grades 6-9), LEGO VIDEO Games (rising grades 3-5), LEGO VIDEO Games (rising grades 6-9), Video Game Animation (rising grades 3-5), Video Game Animation (rising grades 6-9). Early registraton $avings!! Follow link for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/summercamps/index.html Contact Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Book Buyback & Rental Check-In

Buyback and Rental Check-In will be going on from April 29th - May 6th at the Bookstore.  REMEMBER the last day for book rental check-in is May 6th.



Time to Vote for VCCA 2013 Showcase Awards

The nominations are in and it is time to vote! Please take a moment to complete the voting ballot and show your support to those Outstanding Faculty and Staff that were nominated. Voting will end on Friday May 3, 2013, if you have any questions please contact Dana Asciolla - dasciolla@virginiawestern.edu - 857-6675


New Student/Staff/Faculty Discount

PODS® On-Demand Storage

PODS® is pleased to offer students of Virginia Western an exclusive Discount of 5% OFF all Local Storage and Inter-State Moves.  No need to pay for expensive movers.  No need to pay for moving trucks.

To receive this Discount, Call PODS® at (877) 770-7637 with Promo Code: "BLUEFIN"

You may also visit <a href="http://www.businessbrokerjournal.com/pods-promotional-code/">PODS Promo Code</a> to book your Reservation online.


Don’t let students miss scholarship opportunities!

Do Your Students Know About Scholarships


…between them and their dreams of a college education

Scholarships Available Apply by May 17

The Virginia Western Educational Foundation has over $150,000 in scholarship funds available—based on academic excellence, financial need and specific programs—to help you reach your educational goals.  You don’t have to qualify for financial aid to receive Educational Foundation scholarships.

Deadline: 4 p.m., May 17, 2013

Requirements: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, high school graduate or have a GED, and be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits at Virginia Western in Fall 2013.

Apply Online: www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation/scholarship/

Many scholarships have additional requirements, so it is important to read each scholarship description carefully when applying.

Calendar Tips

When adding an event to the college's online calendar you can also select the following resources:

Campus Police/Police Assistance:

  • Reserve parking (see notes) - use this section to specify requested reserved parking. Please note that not all reserved parking requests can be accommodated.
  • Reserve parking NSC/Lot 1 - use this section to request reserved parking in the small lot at the end of Lot 1 closest to Winding Way.
  • Unlock doors - don't forget to select this option so Campus Police will know to unlock the door.
  • Other (please specify) - use this for any other requests for Campus Police.

IETS/Media/Technology Support:

  • Dedicated technician (may be a charge) - use this option if your event needs a technician on hand during the entire event.
  • Microphone (Whitman Theater only) - use this option if your event in Whitman Theater needs microphones other than the microphone on the podium.
  • Multi-Media Lectern - use this option if you will be using a multi-media lectern at any campus location and you need assistance to get started.
  • No technology needed - use this option to let the Media Geeks know that you do not require any assistance.
  • Please contact me for specific technical support - use this option if you are unsure what your technical needs will be yet know that you will need assistance from the Media Geeks.
  • Resources needed - use this option if you need additional support from the Media Geeks not listed above.

IETS/Help Desk:

  • Guest Wireless - use this to reqeust guest passwords for wireless Internet access for campus visitors.

 When you use the "I would like to request resources for my event" option you are helping Campus Police and Media Geeks schedule their personnel to best serve your needs.

Have questions, feedback, complaints or comments? Contact Tara Nepper at tnepper@virginiawestern.edu.


To all our VCCA members and colleagues:


This year’s Virginia Community Colleges Association’s annual Conference will be held in Virginia Beach, Virginia, at The Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel and Conference Center, October 3-5, 2013. 


VCCA’s members – administrators, faculty, staff, students, and friends - provide a strong, unified voice in support of the community college mission, programs, and services. Besides taking an active role in the identification and examination of changing needs, the VCCA is an agent for professional development, sponsoring small and large group events designed to increase one's knowledge and to improve one's skills.


In order to afford our membership the best possible personal and professional development opportunities, we are asking administrators, faculty, staff, commission chairs, college contacts, and any other interested members to submit proposals for concurrent sessions for this year’s conference. Please consider participating as a presenter, or if you can, please pass this message along to someone you feel may be interested in participating. Submit your proposal online at http://www.vccaedu.org by May 31, 2013.


Several topics presented at past conferences:

  • Video Cams:  Quick Creation of Content
  • Critical Thinking or Thinking Too Much?
  • Student Engagement through Team-Based Learning
  • Making Connections: Appreciating Diversity
  • Thinking Small in a Shrinking World
  • Does This Problem Belong to Me?
  • Improve Your Health by Keeping Stress at Bay


Possible topics could include:

  • Leadership
  • Teambuilding
  • Student Development
  • Crisis/Safety
  • Internet Safety
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Using Your iPad
  • Business Etiquette
  • Global Culture Sensitivity Training


Please submit your proposal on-line at http://www.vccaedu.org.


If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Manuelito, Concurrent Session Coordinator at pmanuelito@tcc.edu or Ms. Chris Pauly, VCCA President at cpauly@tcc.edu

Horticulture Club Spring Plant Sale

The Virginia Western Greenhouse is bursting at the seams with annual bedding plants, herb plants and vegetable plants. Visit us in the greenhouse during our sale times and purchase plants for your annual and vegetable gardens. We have a great selection of  4.5" Zonal Geraniums and 4.5" Proven Winners Annuals ready for planting in the ground or in containers. Quantities limited for some varieties. We also have 16 different varieties of tomato plants and 9 different varieties of pepper plants.

Spring Plant Sale

at the Virginia Western Greenhouse

Wednesday, April 24, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Thursday, April 25, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Friday, April 26, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 27, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Thank you for supporting the Virginia Western Horticulture Club and

the Community Arboretum.








Staff Senate Meeting – April 25th

The next Staff Senate Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25th at 10 a.m. in Webber Hall room 310. Please advise Amy Maiolo or Tara Nepper of any additional agenda items. Don’t forget that the following items will be discussed at the meeting:

  • Co-Chair nominations (2 year term)
  • Summer meeting date
  • Fall In-Service training topics (please be specific)
  • QEP update
  • Strategic planning update
  • New building grand opening update

Campus Food Vendors

On April 26, 2013 at 2:00p.m, Domino's will close for the Summer. Also, Java The Hutt will close at 2:00p.m. as well. However, Java The Hutt will open for exams from M-Thurs from 7:00a.m to 12:30p.m.