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April 14, 2015

Sincere Thanks

Thank you so much to my Virginia Western family for the prayers, telephone calls, cards, gifts and the beautiful plant during my dad's illness and passing. It helps a lot knowing that you have people that care. God Bless all of you!

-Lorry Conklin

Cancelled: Monthly Test of the VW Emergency Broadcast System

Due to Spring Fling activities on Friday, April 17, the regularly scheduled monthly test of the VW emergency broadcast system will be cancelled.

Spring Fling 2015 Friday, April 17

The Art Club Presents the Spring Fling Annual Juried Student Art Show,  Friday, April 17, 10 am - 4 pm on the Bridge!  Student Activities will provide food, fun and games in front of the Brown Library 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Please come out and join the festivities!  Contact Sue at sthomas@virginiawestern.edu for information about the Art Show and Natasha at nlee@virginiawestern.edu for more information regarding Student Activities!

Workforce Enterprise System (WES)

Coming Soon: the Workforce Enterprise System (WES)!  An initiative of the VCCS, WES will allow students to sign-up for Virginia Western’s non-credit classes easier and faster than in the past.   You’re invited to attend a General WES Overview Information Session on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 1 – 3 p.m. in Brown Library, Room 112. You will gain a basic understanding of WES functionality from the student and staff perspective. For more information on WES and this Information Session, please call Cassandra Dove at 857-6811.   Space is limited, please RSVP to cdove@virginiawestern.edu.

VWCC Nursing Club Blood Drive!

We need your help saving lives!

The VWCC Nursing Club will be sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, April 20th from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. in Fralin Center multipurpose room (HP208/210).

If you would like to make an appointment to donate, please contact Krystle Forlines, kforlines@virginiawestern.edu.

Thank you!

Juried Art Show during Spring Fling!

The Art Club presents the 2015 Spring Fling Annual Juried Student Art Show on the Bridge Friday, April 17 from 10 am - 4 pm.  Please make plans to come out and see this amazing exhibit of student art work.  All Virginia Western Community College students are invited to participate in the show, regardless of their major,  please remind them.  For specific information on how to enter, have them contact sthomas@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6070.  The art will be for sale that day as well.

Roller Skating Family Fun Night for VWCC!

The Skate Center and Student Activities are proud to present to you a Roller Skating Family Fun Night on April 14th! This is a night reserved just for Virginia Western, and admission is at a discounted rate. So grab your family, friends and skates and come spend an evening on the rink with your community college!

Date: April 14th

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: $3 Admission/$2 Skate Rental (if needed)

Location:  The Skate Center/4121 Brandon Ave Roanoke (Also known as Lee Hi or Apperson Dr)

If any questions, please email Ray Wickersty (Rwickersty5001@email.vccs.edu) or stop by your Student Activities Department

April 13, 2015

It is time to recognize a fellow co-worker….

Please take a moment to nominate a fellow co-worker as a “Showcase” recipient! Someone that will represent our school/campus at the upcoming VCCA conference.  The VCCA Annual Conference will be held from October 1-3, 2015 at the Embassy Suites and Hampton Convention Center in Hampton, VA.

Please email dasciolla@virginiawestern.edu  your nomination for the Faculty and Staff award by Friday April 17,2015. A ballot will be sent out soon after so that the voting may begin.

Virginia Community College Association Showcase Awards Criteria

Please note: In order to qualify for this VCCA Showcase Awards the nominee must be/become a member of the VCCA for the 2015-2016 membership year.


  1. Be/become a member of the VCCA for the 2015-2016 membership year
  2. Full-time, part-time, professional teaching faculty status
  3. Excellence in teaching
  4. Significant contributions to education in general
  5. Significant contributions to the community college
  6. Professional/personal development involvement
  7. Length of time at the college/campus (to be used as a tiebreaker only)


  1. Be/become a member of the VCCA for the 2015-2016 membership year
  2. Full-time or part-time support staff status
  3. Significant contributions to education in general
  4. Significant contributions to the community college
  5. Professional/personal development involvement
  6. Length of time at the college/campus )to be used as a tiebreaker only)

AFLAC Representative to Visit VWCC April 14th

Our AFLAC representative, Judy McCullough, will be available on:

Tuesday, April 14th - by appointment only!

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Human Resources Testing Room – ground floor, Fishburn Hall

Appointments last approx. 30 min.

Email:  Judymcculloughva@aol.com  434-851-2241

(If this day does not work with your schedule, please contact Ms. McCullough and she will set up a different time with you.)

AFLAC offers many plans, including accident; cancer; disability; life; and, a new hospital plan to help with high deductibles, and many more!

Wellness workshop

Thursday, April 30th 12:00PM- 12:45PM

Mindless Eating - A Different Approach to Weightloss
Fascinating research by Peter Wansink, Ph.D. published in his books "Mindless Eating" & "Slim by Design", will be presented. His studies ask questions such as: Does the size of a plate/cup/bowl effect how much you eat? What is the effect of eating while watching TV? How does the arrangement of food in your pantry/refrigerator affect what and how much you eat. Learn how to change your environmental versus relying on will power to lose weight or improve your diet.

Contact Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu for
more information