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March 17, 2014

Important Date Reminder


  • Last Day to Register/Add a Class - January 13
  • Last Day to Drop and Receive a Refund - January 24
  • Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty - March 21


Navigate Professional Development–Advising the Undecided Student

The last two sessions originally scheduled for this topic were snowed out. So, if you didn't get a chance to attend before, please plan to attend one of the two rescheduled sessions on advising undecided students. Rhonda Perdue and Mandy Garcia will share tips and insights to help guide these students.

  • Thursday, March 20 from 2-3 in Webber 311
  • Friday, March 21 from 9-10 in Webber 311

Special Alert for Ed Tech People

Please read the folllowing for details on a pretty interesting training opportunity being promoted to VCCS faculty and staff.
Workshop Purpose & Goals
This workshop is designed to help participants develop competencies that will enable them to plan systemically for the selection, use, and evaluation of technology tools and resources in their teaching.  While many technology workshops tend to focus on simply learning the technology tools, the TEI workshop engages participants in inquiry-­‐based learning in order to actively experience a range of technology tools and resources and connect these tools to research-­‐based approaches to use in their teaching.
Participants who complete this workshop will obtain status as Microsoft Faculty Fellows and will receive a certificate from Microsoft and the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).
In addition, they will receive a digital badge for their email signature line.

This workshop is designed so that participants will leave with:

A broader awareness and understanding of the technologies and digital resources that can be used to positively impact teaching and learning
Familiarity and experience with TPACK and 21st Century Learning Design
Practice with tools to integrate appropriate pedagogy and technology in their instruction
Insights on how their course activities and assignments might change based on what they have learned in the workshop
Participants who complete the workshop will earn Microsoft Faculty Fellow status and will receive a certificate from Microsoft and the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).

Here are the basics:

March 26th, 2014
College of William & Mary School of Education
Cost: $75 (includes parking, food, materials, etc)
Registration link: http://bit.ly/TEI_Registration

Virginia Master Teacher Seminar – DEADLINE!

Virginia Western supports its faculty in attending the Virginia Master Teacher Seminar.   The seminar is held each summer on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College and is sponsored by Southside Virginia Community College.  This year, the Seminar will take place July 6 -10, 2014.  For additional information, please visit www.vamasterteacher.com.  If you are interested in attending, please make your Dean aware of your interest no later than Monday, March 17, 2014.

Lunch Leads: What “DOES” HR Want?

Pre-Registratio​n Required - Contact Hall Career Center for forms - Thomas Center 202, 857-7298,  careercenter@virginiawestern.e​du

WHEN: Thursday, April 4th , 11:00am – 12:30pm

Join the Hall Career Center and employers to learn more about the "do's and don'ts of job searching, resumes, interviewing & applications straight from the people who make hiring decisions! This is a hour and half luncheon seminar with HR department from different companies or fields that give you information on how to obtain a job through their company, what they look for on resumes and things related to their company.

College Colors Cookie Decorating

 Try your hand at cookie decorating! To be held during the Virginia Western Transfer Fair!

Wednesday, March 19

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fralin Center - Health Professions Multipurpose Room

Talk to admissions representatives of four-year colleges and universities from around the state. Student Activities will be sponsoring a cookie decorating station where you can  decorate a cookie with your favorite college's school colors!

The transfer fair representatives will be on site from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Any questions, please contact nlee@virginiawestern.edu

Changes in Facilities Management Services Structure

In an effort to serve the college more effectively, the Facility Management Services (FMS) Department has divided into two distinct departments.  The existing FMS Department will continue to meet the day-to-day needs of the college through the college’s work order system. There are no changes in the processes in how you request FMS support or submit work orders.  The FMS team consists of Pat Rhodes, Ray Braley, Corvin Davis, Jason Gill, Grady Hill, H.B. Ingram, Johnny Johnson, Tom Price,  Jim Ramsdell, Chris Smith, Landon Spraker, Peter Stocki, Bobby Walton, and Hunter Wright.  The FMS Department will continue to be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance needs of the college for both trades and grounds. This team will be responsible for all equipment repair and maintenance, preventative maintenance, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, lock and door repairs, key control, landscaping, state vehicle maintenance, fuel pumps, setups, moves, surplus property, purchasing and contract administration relative to existing contracts for custodial, mowing, painting, snow removal, and equipment and maintenance repair services, to include fire alarm systems, complex mechanical systems, and elevators.  This is a proven team with exceptional talents that will continue to maintain our existing college infrastructure in good working order and keep our grounds looking beautiful.

A new department, Facilities Planning and Development, has been created, consisting of Kevin Witter, Angie Baughman, Judy Lienhardt, Harry Stockton, and Reggie Walker.  The team in this new operating department will focus primarily on facility planning and development related to all facets of capital outlay management and facility renovation, to include project planning, coordination, design, construction, contract review and administration and budget tracking.  Additionally, this team will develop and administer the campus facilities master plan, manage our MS4 permits for stormwater, facilitate parking lot construction and upgrades and continue to design and plan for directional signage relative to new space and/or new programming needs on campus. The college continues to experience success in modernizing our campus through many of our capital projects being high priorities for capital funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia. This signifies the importance of a strong planning effort with effective project management capabilities. Virginia Western is a growing and dynamic institution that requires this concentrated attention to planning and development of our campus facilities and infrastructure.

The next few months will be a transition period for us, as we continue to further define the responsibilities of each department.   We believe that this new structure will help us focus our efforts more effectively and better utilize the enormous talents of all of our facility employees.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we work through this process.

Cheryl C. Miller

Calendar Training

Need to brush up on using the college's online calendar and reservation system, or just want a refresher?

  • March 17 at 10-11 a.m.
  • March 17 at 2-3 p.m.
  • March 19 at 10-11 a.m.

All training will take place in the HR Training Room, F002 on the ground floor of Fishburn Hall. Please contact Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu) with questions.

Career Bytes: Resume & Job Application Info Session For Students!!

 DATE: Wednesday, MARCH 26th
TIME: 12:15 pm- 12:45pm or 5:15-5:45 pm
LOCATION: Hall Career Center – Thomas Center 202

Focus of session:

  • Maximizing the impact of your resume
  • Tips for completing online job applications
  • How to highlight your Skills & Abilities
 **PRE-REGISTER TODAY** At Hall Associates Career Center
Thomas Center 202  ▪  857-7298  Email: careercenter@virginiawestern.edu

Important Date Reminder

  • Last Day to Register/Add a Class - January 13
  • Last Day to Drop and Receive a Refund - January 24
  • Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty - March 21