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October 31, 2013

Staff Senate – November 8

The next meeting of the Staff Senate will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 8th in F002 in Fushburn Hall.

New business is always welcome from the floor or items may be summited to Tara Nepper, Rick Robers or Nicole Bell by Thursday, November 7th to be included on the agenda.

JOB BLAST!! Employment Opportunities For Students and Alumni

Apply TODAY for:

  • Microsoft Access Programmer-Part-Time
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator-Full-Time
  • Java Script Developer– Full Time
  • Marketing/Sales Position-Part-Time
  • Sales Team Member
  • Program Director/On-Air Talent-Full-Time
  • Seasonal Associate-Part-Time
  • Development & Marketing Assistant-Full-Time
  • Cosmetic/Fragrance Associate-Part-Time

or any of the other 99+ positions available on our job bank. Follow the directions below to Register for THE HALL CAREER CENTER's online job bank to view position descriptions, company details, & application process. Check out the Career Center's televisions located in the library and on the 2nd floor of the Thomas Center for JOB BLAST listings weekly.


Registration Instructions:

  1. GO TO VWCC HOME PAGE   www.virginiawestern.edu.
  2. Click on Hall Career Center (Top and Center of homepage).
  3. On the left side click JOB BANK.
  4. Click on STUDENT/ALUMNI.
  5. Click on REGISTER.
  6. Fill in template (starred fields are required; use your school email address in the primary email field).
  7. Click SUBMIT. An email verification link will be sent to the primary email.
  8. Log in to your email and follow the link verify your account and set a password.
  9. You will then be taken into the job bank.
  10. Upload RESUME to apply( need help?- check homepage for Resume Power Hours)

Contact THE HALL CAREER CENTER if you have any questions- 540.857.7298/ careercenter@virginiawestern.edu

Hot Topic, November 6


WHEN:  Wednesday, November 6; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Duncan 206
FACILITATOR:  Ms. Nancy Francisco

If you have students needing assistance with this style of writing papers for English classes and the arts, please encourage them to attend this session. Tickets will be given to students needing proof of attendance when extra credit is offered by their instructor.

Advising Retention Services
Chapman Hall, Room 105


JOB FAIR: Part-time & Seasonal Employment

Do you know students or alumni looking for a job to earn some income over the holidays or part-time while in college? Please encourage them to attend:

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

10:30 am – 1:00 pm

1st Floor Business Science Lobby/Café

PRE-REGISTER with Hall Career Center by calling 857-7298 or email careercenter@virginiawestern.edu

Men’s Basketball plays on Monday night

Your Virginia Western Men's Basketball team will play against Massanutten Military and Hargrave Military Academies on Monday, November 4, starting at 6:30 PM.  The second game will be start at 8:30 PM. 

Home games are played in the Humanities Gymnasium.  Questions about athletic home games, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

Come out and support your Blue Stars!

October 30, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Bones Found In Brown Library On Halloween!

Bones have been found at the Circulation Desk on the top floor of Brown Library.  There are three skulls, each with a detailed coded bone list, and one skeleton with a human anatomy manual.  Rumor has it that some Dental Hygiene and Nursing students have been using these bones for individual and group study in the library.  If your students are interested in checking out these bones, send them to the Circulation Desk.  To check these reserve items out, students must present two out of the three following items: a current VWCC student I.D., a Virginia picture I.D., or keys.  Students can then take the bones to a study table or into a study room for two hours on the second floor.

The skulls and skeleton are available all year long, but they look pretty scary dressed up for Halloween.

So come to the top floor of the library . . . . . . if you dare . . . . . . . “AHHHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!” (sinister laugh)


Two Hour Seminar: (LLRN 2712) If you sew/design/alter or drape and want or need to get better. Do not miss these live seminar presentations. The Professional Way of Re-Cutting Or Re-Sizing (pant and skirt - reducing them down by 3 sizes) Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. (Class #78820) or 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. (Class #78821) Tuition $45 Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Sewing/Construction & Pattern Drafting (LLRN 2700 - Spring Semester 6 sessions, one per week for 6 consecutive weeks on THURSDAYS) Click this link for more details- http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/sewing.php - This is your opportunity to learn sewing skills and specialized techniques used by top European and domestic designers from an industry expert. Eric Stiles, a former supervisor and head tailor and fitter for Giorgio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren, and many others, has more than 35 years of professional experience. Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

QuickBooks for Business Workshop (ACCT 2195 - AC2) Thursday 11/14/13 - 12/5/13 (6:00pm-9:00pm) - Lean tips and tricks for using QuickBooks to manage your accounting records, freeing up time for you to grow your business. This in-depth workshop will help you succeed! Pre-Req: ACC-110 or prior experience using QuickBooks. Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Industrial Maintenance Technician (17 Weeks, 20 Hours/Week, 340 Total Hours) This VWCC Quick Connect Intensive Industrial Maintenance Technician's program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need to work in manufacturing or industrial plants. Entry level industrial maintenance technicians call upon a variety of skills in electronics, mechanical and digital systems to repair and maintain large and complex machines. Through on-line, classroom and hands-on training, students will build skills in an array of mechanical, electrical and technological areas including welding and maintenance, mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and electrical control systems. Students will use a variety of resources including Tooling University from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. For additional program information, please contact Leah Coffman at 857-6678; James Smith at 857-6273; or contact a VWCC Career Transition Coach at 857-6296 (Deb Squire) or 857-6279 (Amanda Decker)

VWCC Quick Connect: Welding & AWS Certification http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/welding.php
Students will learn GMAW and FCAW welding methods. Credentials from this class include an OSHA 10 Certification, a Commonwealth of Virginia Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), and an American Welding Society (AWS) Certification. The course meets over 64 hours. Dates, times, and frequency will be determined each semester. At the end of the course, students will weld inspection coupons which will be forwarded to a Certified Welding Instructor (CWI). Successful students will receive an AWS certification. An additional three hours are required for CRC testing. For more information, contact James Smith at 540-857-6273 or jesmith@virginiawestern.edu.

An Ophthalmic Assistant is a person who works with an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist to provide patient care by performing many different eye related clinical functions. Their Work provides the ophthalmologist/optometrist with important information to help diagnose and treat patients.

This training will provide the technical information in the classroom to secure a job as an Ophthalmic Assistant.  Some basic “hands on” skills with equipment will also be covered. This class focuses on the information/academics needed to work in the field.  There are many pieces of equipment used on the job you will learn about but will not do “the hands on” in using the equipment until you are employed. This class will give you a distinct advantage on others applying for the job of Ophthalmic Assistant.  You will know about the job, the medical aspects of the job, and the demands of the job that an applicant without the training will not have.

The class will be held 2 nights per week (TBD) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 12 weeks. Classes are scheduled to begin in January, 2014. Cost: $750. If you are interested or want more information contact: Dan Semones at dsemones@virginiawestern.edu, 540-857-6476

Project Management Professional Certification (BUSC - 58663 AC1 and 58672 AC2) Thursday 1/9/13 - 3/13/13 (6:00pm-9:30pm) or Thursday 3/27/13 - 5/29/13
This 10-week course is designed to prepare students for the PMP Certification exam. It reviews the concepts of Project Management as defined by the Project Management Institute, the accrediting body for project management. It will also fulfill the requirement for 35 contact hours of project management education for individuals seeking PMP certification (visit http://www.pmi.org/CareerDevelopment/Pages/Obtaining-Credential.aspx for more information).


Telling: Roanoke

November 1st @ 8 PM
November 2nd @ 8 PM
November 3rd @ 2PM

Come see Virginia Western students on stage telling their stories of life in the military. You’ll hear the good. You’ll hear the bad. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll understand in ways you never have.
Join us in Whitman Theater for Telling: Roanoke, the 13th original production of The Telling Project. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted, and all donations will be used to fund the VWCC Veterans Assistance Fund through the Educational Foundation.

If you would like more information, please contact Michele Hilts at 857-7395 or mhilts@virginiawestern.edu.

Free Movie!

Get a second chance to see this recent Hollywood film!  The film will be shown in Whitman Theater - First Floor of Business Science.

Coming Soon:

As I Lay Dying - Based on the classic by William Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.  Drama.

When:  Thursday, November 7

2 PM

Where: Whitman Theater - First Floor of Business Science

FREE! Open to students, faculty/staff and guests!

Free popcorn available in the lobby before the show!


For more information about the films, visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1453405/.

For more information, contact Student Activities Coordinator Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326.

October 29, 2013

Governor’s flag order for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Pursuant with President Barack Obama’s Presidential Proclamation to lower the United States flag, effective immediately and until sunset today, October 29, I do hereby order that the flags of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in honor and respect of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Thomas S. Foley.

I hereby order that the flag shall be lowered at sunrise on Tuesday, October 29, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

Ordered on this the 29th day of October, 2013.
Robert F. McDonnell