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September 2, 2014

Suburban Available for College Day Trips

The School of BTT is making the Suburban available to campus employees who are required to travel for one-day only events. The travels could include trips to the Greenfield or Franklin Centers, service-area schools, to make state pcard purchases, peer group meetings, or travel to Richmond for meetings. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis; however, requests could be cancelled should emergency, unexpected BTT needs arise. To reserve this vehicle, please call the School of BTT at 857-7272.


Hybrid Overview, Understanding Your Plan Investments and 457/401a Distribution Strategies

Janice Parker, Defined Contribution Plans Specialist of ICMA-RC, will be at the college on Wednesday, September 10th. Ms. Parker will provide a singular presentation that will be held at two separate times and she will also provide individual counseling sessions.

The presentation discussion will be on the following: Hybrid Overview, Understanding Your Plan Investments, and Distribution Strategies. Individual counseling will be available for those that need to inquire about roll-overs, allocations, and/or any other concerns you may have regarding the Hybrid or your individual 457 or 401a account.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Human Resources Training Room – Fishburn Hall


10:00 – 11:00 Facilitated Presentation

11:00 – 12:00 Individual Counseling

1:00 – 2:00 Facilitated Presentation

2:00 – 3:00 Individual Counseling

If you would like to set up an individual counseling session, please contact Ms. Parker toll free at 855-253-1202 or by email at jparker@icmarc.org. Appointment times may also be made following each presentation.


One Minute Wonder – Horizon app

Media Geek Jason demonstrates how to use the Horizon app to always shoot video in the correct aspect ratio and avoid the dreaded Vertical Video Syndrome in today's App of the Week. http://youtu.be/47aQgiTpWTM

Important Fall Semester Dates

Fall 2014 No-Show Roster Schedule for Regular Session Courses

September 2 ~ No-Show Rosters available for pick-up.

September 12 ~ Deadline for faculty to submit regular session no-show rosters to  Division Office.

September 15~ No-Show Rosters due to the Admissions Office.


Fall 2014 Withdrawal Roster Schedule for Regular Session Courses

October 13 ~ No-Show Rosters available for pick-up.

October 24 ~ Deadline for faculty to submit regular session no-show rosters to  Division Office.

October 27 ~ No-Show Rosters due to the Admissions Office.

VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Accounting Faculty
    • Deadline:  09/19/2014 by 5pm (EST)
  • Admissions Office Manager
    • Deadline:  09/12/2014 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".  Feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions.

Make-Your-Own-Challenge Challenge

As a way to help you stay motivated during this fall semester, the CommonHealth Committee is holding the first ever Make-Your-Own-Challenge Challenge. Because we all have different ways we would like to make improve, change or learn, this challenge is what YOU make it. We will help provide a buddy, tips, inspiration and perhaps a little something at the end. Some challenges you may want to try:

  • Walking
  • Overall fitness
  • Break a bad habit
  • Healthier eating
  • Quit smoking
  • Or anything else!

Look for our upcoming monthly challenges to help you stay on track:

  • September - Reducing Stress
  • October - Walking
  • November - Stair Climbing
  • December - Healthy Snacks and Lunches

Sign up by emailing Tara Nepper with your challenge and if you would like to be paired with a buddy who has a challenge similar to yours. No one's challenge will be made public and you will not be required to share results. Look for weekly encouragement in the Daily Bulletin.

2014 Classified Staff Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations are Now Being Accepted

The Classified Staff Outstanding Achievement Award Committee is requesting nominations for the 2014 Classified Staff Outstanding Achievement Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Each year, three (3) eligible employees are selected to receive this award based on exceptional achievements, extraordinary accomplishments, outstanding initiative or superb performance resulting in significant benefits to Virginia Western Community College. This award is designed to acknowledge significant, specific contribution or accomplishment beyond regular expectations of an employee or beyond normal work duties. Group awards are permissible but are subject to policy provisions.

This year, nominations will be received by Human Resources through 5 p.m. on September 26, 2014. During the nomination period, eligible employees may be nominated for accomplishments and achievements that would merit an outstanding achievement award through such criteria as:

  • Completing a major project under budget.
  • Consistently providing exceptional customer service to internal or external customers.
  • Completing a major project before the deadline under extraordinary time pressure.
  • Developing and implementing strategies to resolve a work unit problem.
  • Contributing to a one-time, outstanding effort, which benefited the work unit or the college.
  • Specific accomplishment that improves internal processes, saving time or money.
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, on-going contributions or other standards of excellence that assist the college achieving its mission.

In order to be nominated an employee must meet these eligibility requirements:

  • Have attained non-probationary employment status in a full time classified position.
  • Part-time wage employees must have at least one year of service. Part-time employees with a job code in the 89000 series are not eligible.
  • Have no active Written Notices; and for part time wage employees, no disciplinary actions taken by the supervisor within the previous year.
  • Not be a 2012 or a 2013 former recipient of the Award (an employee may only receive this Award once every two years). Those employees are: Mayra Vazquez-Miller, Pam Conner, Kalyca Schultz, Sandra Kelly, Faith Janney, James Gettys, Joan Ayers, Sandy Holland, Sue Clark, or Brenda Fichtner.
  • No provisions of this policy may be waived without the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Any VWCC employee may nominate an eligible employee for the award by completing a Classified Staff Outstanding Achievement Award Nomination Form and returning it along with the supporting documentation to Denise Schuh in Human Resources by the deadline date and time established. The committee will review the nominations and decide which employees will be awarded this honor based on a standard set of ranking criteria. The awards will be presented at the Employee Service Award Ceremony which is scheduled for Monday, January 5, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Whitman Theater. Individual recipients of the award will receive a monetary award of $500, a trophy, and a certificate of appreciation. Group awards will vary.

To obtain a nomination form, visit VWConnect/Human Resources/Forms/Recognition/2014 Classified Outstanding Achievement Award Nomination Form. If you have questions, please contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources at 857-7962.

Develop your advising skills.

Attend the second Advisor Academy workshop.

The workshop is for faculty and staff who engage with students. It will be offered in a series of three Fridays: Friday, September 26, October 3, and October 10 from 12pm – 3pm in the Natural Science Center. Apply through this link (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tL6bVsnd8xeM97HTZbfRc8V5bHPxRsW4jRfNe872bxg/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link ) by Friday, September 5 if interested in participating.

AHA Heart Walk – October 18th

The 2014 Heart Walk will be Saturday, October 18th at 10a.m. at River’s Edge Park South. Our team goal is $1,500 and we need your help! Stop in Marketing, pick up a walker packet and get started today! The walk is four miles and can walkers, runners and bikers are encouraged to attend. Strollers and dogs (on a lease) are welcome.

Click here to donate or join our team! http://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1091677&lis=1&kntae1091677=1D93A17BA4A34DDFBA7C889EA0B7C5FF&team=5970853&tlteam=0

Did you know that Heart Disease is the number one killer of women and men in America? Stroke is the number four cause of death in the U.S. Heart Disease and stroke claim more lives than all cancers combined.

As a result of local American Heart Association fundraisers major medical breakthroughs such as CPR, anti-rejection drugs, angioplasty, drug-coated heart stents and hypothermia therapy have been discovered and help in saving lives.

August 29, 2014

Free Movie Tonight – Million Dollar Arm

TODAY! Friday, August 29: Million Dollar Arm

2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Whitman Theater


Faculty and Staff are welcome to bring friends and family to Virginia Western movies!

Plot: A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. Starring John Hamm. Run time: 2 hr 4 min. Rated PG. Family.

For more information about this movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1647668/