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August 11, 2014

Symantec Endpoint Protection Upgrade

IET (Information and Educational Technologies) is enabling an upgrade to Symantec Endpoint Protection (antivirus software) on all mobile (laptop) devices and Windows 7 workstations.

As part of this process, once the client has been upgraded, you will receive a prompt stating that the Endpoint Protection client needs to restart in order to complete the installation. You can choose to restart your workstation/laptop at that time to complete the upgrade or delay but the restart must be done at some point in order to complete the upgrade.

Please be sure to log off of your workstation or laptop daily in order to get patches and upgrades that are "pushed".

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

10 Tips for Healthy Eating on the Run

Lack of time is a major reason why many people forego healthy eating. Fast food is readily available and it's temptingly cheap and filling. While eating fast food is never as healthy as a well-planned, balanced diet, if you must eat fast food, you can easily take steps to improve the quality of your nutrition when on the run.

  1. Watch portion sizes. Your craving will likely be satisfied after you have finished a small order of fries, and you'll save over 100 calories when compared with the supersized order. The same holds true for sandwiches. Order the regular version or even a kid's meal for yourself.
  1. Seek out deli-style fast-food chains where you can order a sub or sandwich on whole wheat bread or a wrap, a lower-fat and lower-calorie option than fried food.
  1. Many fast-food chains now offer healthy sides in place of the ubiquitous French fries. Take the healthy option. Or if you can't bear to give up the grease and salt, get the healthy side order, too.
  1. Always order a side salad when eating at traditional fast-food outlets. You will be less likely to fill up on only the unhealthy items, and the salad will provide some fiber and vitamins to balance an otherwise unhealthy meal.
  1. Remember that chicken isn't always a healthy choice. Many fast-food chains offer fried breaded chicken sandwiches on white bread that are actually richer in fat and calories than a burger. Grilled chicken is a better option.
  1. Make it a habit to eat a piece of fruit, a bowl of cereal, or some lowfat yogurt before you set out to run errands. Regular eating can help you feel full and avoid temptation.
  1. Stock your car with bottled water and healthy snacks. Have a small snack before the cravings hit and you're less likely to pull into that drive-through fast-food outlet.
  1. Consider a supermarket for your fast-food break. You can pick up precut and washed fresh fruit or vegetables, yogurt, or lowfat cheese. Many supermarkets also offer sushi, wraps, salads, or other healthy prepared items.
  1. Hold the mayo. A tablespoon of regular mayonnaise has almost 100 calories!
  1. Don't add a sugary, calorie-rich drink to an already unhealthy meal. Water is available everywhere and is good for you. Drinking a large glass of water with your meal will help you feel fuller earlier.

Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD  Medical Editor: Barbara K. Hecht, PhD

Reference: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005: Key Recommendations, Dept. of Agriculture, Dept. of Health and Human Services, http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/recommendations.htm

Brought to you by CommonHealth. www.commonhealth.virginia.gov.


Boots2Books 5K Run – Early registration ending soon!

Want to help support a great cause? Sign up today to volunteer to help with Boots2Books 5K Run to benefit the Veterans Assistance Fund, hosted by the Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association. Saturday, August 30, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. Race starts at Virginia Western campus. Runners will receive a free t-shirt! Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt!

Want to participate as a runner? Register online here, or Download the PDF registration form here to register by mail. (PDF)

Registration Fees: (Before August 15th)

  • General public runner: $30
  • VCCS student or employee: $20
  • Veteran or active military: $15
  • Walker: $10
  • Race-day registration: $35

For more information, contact Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association president Matthew Jones at mjones0373@email.vccs.edu.

Please Delete Panopto Recordings

The Panopto Lecture Capture has a limited amount of storage space, and it's running out. In order to maintain a cost-effective storage model, it was originally agreed upon that only THREE years of recordings would be maintained! Right now, there are a lot of recordings that are nearly four years old, many of which have not been viewed by a student in more than one year.

Video files more than three years old should be deleted and, if still relevant, re-recorded with the most up to date material. Yes, we know that in some cases the information is exactly the same. However, students forced to watch old videos often comment about the perceived value of those video recordings. We hear comments like "If the instructor doesn't care enough to update the recording (replace the videotape, etc.), why should I care about the material?". If you look substantially different, or the slides and information you are showing on the video don't match your current class information and textbook, you should update your recordings, even if it's been less than three years!

Remember: the use of Lecture Capture is an additional instructional tool, NOT a replacement for current, up to date, dynamic instruction!

Thanks for all your help and support!

The Media Geeks