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May 5, 2014

Summer Help Desk Hours

Summer Help Desk Hours

We will be adjusting the hours at the Help Desk for the summer.

May 6 - May 16:

Monday-Friday: 7:45am - 5:00pm

May 19 - August 15:

Monday - Thursday: 7:45am - 6:00pm

Friday: 7:45am - 5:00pm

Starting August 18 we will resume our regular hours.

Professional Development Award Letters – 2014-2015

2014-2015 Professional Development Award Letters have have been distributed. Your award is contingent upon receipt of the Acceptance Form (included with your Award Letter). Please return your completed Acceptance Form to Kathy Holland by the end of the day, Thursday, May 15th.

Internet Explorer Safe to Use!!!

Microsoft released security updates late Thursday afternoon, May 1,  to address the vulnerability in Internet Explorer. IET applied a policy to block Flash content as an interim measure immediately upon notification of the flaw to mitigate the threat until the release of the security patch. The patch was queued for application Thursday afternoon and began application immediately. Friday morning the block of Flash was removed after confirmation of the patch application and systems appear to be returned to a normal state, allowing use of Internet Explorer.

In some cases a restart of the computer may be needed to fully apply the patch and clear the policy. Best practice is to restart your system periodically and log off at the end of the work period. This ensures that patches are applied efficiently and helps IET perform after hours maintenance. Please restart your system to ensure that the patch is applied and that the policy is cleared and return to using Internet Explorer as normal.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at 7-7354.


To all our VCCA members and colleagues:

This year’s Virginia Community Colleges Association’s annual Conference will be held in Arlington, Virginia, at The Key Bridge Marriott, October 2-4, 2014.

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.

Several topics presented at past conferences:

  • Focusing on Success for Military-Related Students
  • SAAB – Student African American Brotherhood
  • Learning to Google Drive and Free Word Processing With Your Smart Device
  • Likeable Library
  • Working With Students Who Have a Hidden Disability
  • Self-Care for the Care Giver
  • How to De-Stress Yourself at Work

Possible topics could include:

  • How to be an Effective Leader
  • Teambuilding
  • Student Development
  • Crisis/Safety
  • Internet Safety
  • How to Handle Conflict or Conflict Resolution
  • How to Engage Employees
  • Using Your iPad
  • Business Etiquette
  • Global Culture Sensitivity Training
  • Atomic Learning
  • Google Apps for Education

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

Submissions must be received by Monday, June 30, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Pauly, Concurrent Session Coordinator at cpauly@tcc.edu


Thank You!

Words cannot begin to express the gratitude I have for my Virginia Western family. Thank you for your support during my recent medical leave. The cards, flowers, food, love and prayers sustained my family and I. We are truly grateful for your kindness. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by wonderful and caring friends. We are so much more than just co-workers, Virginia Western really is family.

Thank you again for your kindness and support. It is good to be back!

Tara Nepper

Tell your students about scholarships!

Deadline: 4 p.m., May 16, 2014
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 2014.
Apply Online: www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation/scholarship
Many scholarships have additional requirements, so it is important to read each scholarship descriptions carefully when applying.
The Virginia Western Educational Foundation has over $140,000 in scholarship funds available for academic excellence or financial need to help you reach your educational goals.  You don’t have to receive federal financial aid to qualify for financial need scholarships.

2014 Diploma Campaign

2014 Diploma Campaign
During the month of May, Kroger and Stop In Food Stores are partnering with Virginia Western Community College to support the Community College Access Program (CCAP) and make college possible for local high school graduates.
Stop by any local Kroger or Stop In Food Stores location and donate $1 or $5 when you check out. All proceeds directly benefit CCAP and help bolster the economic base of the Roanoke Valley.
For more information, see www.virginiawestern.edu/ccap.

Shortened Library Hours During Semester Break

Beginning Tuesday, May 6th, Brown Library’s main floor (the Link Learning Commons) and the top floor (Library Services) will be open as follows: 
  • Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
The Writing Center will be closed from May 6th-19th.The Testing Center (ground floor) will have regular hours which are posted here.


Gelato For The Garden! — TODAY

Pino Gelato Cafe  supports Food For Thought: An Edible Education Partnership between Roanoke City, Roanoke City Public Schools and Virginia Western Community College to create a healthier and happier community.

 MONDAY, MAY 5 - ALL DAY --- Mention you are with Virginia Western Community College and Food For Thought

Celebrate the end of the semster and support a Virginia Western program.  Dine on gelato, flat bread pizza, sandwiches and salad.  A percentage of all proceeds are to support the James Madison Middle School Food For Thought garden learning center. Pino Gelato Cafe, is located at The Shoppes at West Village, 3565 Electric Road, Roanoke, Va.  For more information on Food For Thought, http://foodforthoughtva.org/


Reception Honoring Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer

Please join Dr. Sandel as he hosts a dessert reception celebrating Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer’s appointment as Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. Stop by the 1st floor lobby of Fishburn Hall TODAY, May 5th, from 1-2:30 p.m. to share your well wishes with Dr. Wilmer and enjoy a sweet treat!!!