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November 4, 2013

You are Invited! 2013 Employee Awards Ceremony

All employees are cordially invited to attend the 2013 Employee Awards Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Whitman Theater.

Come join in the camaraderie and celebrate with the recipients of the J. Andrew Archer Award, the Classified Outstanding Achievement Award, and with the following employees who are being honored for reaching a service milestone with state government:

5 years: Amy Balzer, Karen Carpenter, Mickey Catron, Betsy Collyer, Grady Hill, Hillary Holland, Amy Huffman, Carly Johnson, Chad Sartini, Dorrisa Williams

10 years: Nicole Bell, Annette Chamberlin, Kristel Clark, Richard Clark, Heather Harris, Sandra Holland, Ann Kakouras, Amy White, Dianne Williams, Kevin Witter

15 years:  Tommy Amos, Annemarie Carroll, Sarah Chitwood, Karin Cole, Karen Rayl, Jeffrey Strom, Debra Tyree, Gary Young

20 years:  Pamela Cunningham, Martha Richardson, Pamela Woody

25 years:  Brad Burkholder, Lynn Hurt

35 years:  Lorry Conklin

Mark your calendar so that you won’t miss this special day of celebration, food, and fun!  Did I mention surprises?

Transitional Meeting Onsite: New 457b Record Keeper

The Commonwealth of Virginia has selected ICMA-RC as the third-party record keeper for the 457b defined contribution plan.  The transition from the current record keeper, ING, will begin in late December 2013 and will be completed approximately January 10, 2014.

An ICMA-RC representative will be on campus providing general information and key dates to remember during the transition.  Participants of the 457 are invited to attend in order to learn important details of the transition.

ICMA-RC Transitional Meeting

Human Resources Training Room, Fishburn Hall

Thursday, November 14, 2013

2 – 3 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Schuh at 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.



Free Movie Tuesday, 2pm: Koran By Heart

Don't miss the final film of the Bridging Cultures Film Series!

  • 11/5, 2pm, Whitman TheaterKoran by Heart: Once Chance to Remember (2011)
    • Captures the drama of the annual International Holy Koran Competition, following three extraordinary ten year olds who have dedicated their lives to honoring their families, countries, and culture through memorization of the religious text.

These films are part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys award granted to Brown Library by the NEH. They are available to be checked out on a reserve basis from the Circulation desk on the top floor of the library.

Previous films in the series:

  • Prince Among Slaves  (2007)
    • The amazing true story of Abdul Rahman Sori, an African prince, enslaved in the American South and freed 40 years later.
  • Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (2011)
    • Explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings, calligraphy, and metal work.
  • Persepolis (2007)
    • Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.

Thinking of riding your bike to campus?

Virginia Western has bike racks in the following locations:

1 Police Station

1 Webber Hall 1st floor near Soda Machine - 1st floor plaza

1 Duncan Hall

1 Bookstore (near parking lots)

1 Brown Library

1 Fishburn Hall Four Season

1 Business Science Four Season


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

Try the Honeybaked Difference!

Try Heavenly Ham's delicious menu items with these opportunities:

  • 10% off any in-store purchase (with student or faculty ID
  • Western Wednesdays!  All VWCC students/faculty get 2 punches for every box lunch purchase.  Ten punches equal a FREE BOX LUNCH!
  • Happy Hour
  • All sodas HALF PRICE after 3p.m.! Monday through Friday only.

Visit them online at MyHoneyBakedStore.com

Any questions, contact Student Activities Coordinator Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326.

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.

Student ID Office closed today

The Student ID office is closed today.

The normal hours for the ID office are:

Mondays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesdays 2:30 - 5:30 PM

Fall IDs will be closed after Tuesday, December 3.

The Student ID office is located on the 2nd floor lobby of the Thomas Center.  Questions about student IDs, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

Men’s Basketball games tonight!

Tonight your Virginia Western Men's Basketball team will play Massanutten Military Academy at 6:30 PM.  The Blue Stars will then play Hargrave Military Academy 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!

VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Law Enforcement Officer I
    • Deadline:  11/15/2013 by 5pm (EST)
  • Nursing Instructor (RN)
    • Deadline:  Open Until Filled
  • Systems Support Technician (Part-time)
    • Deadline:  11/11/2013 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Please feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions!