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August 27, 2014

AAUW Used Book Sale Opens Friday, Sept. 5

The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the American Association of University Women's semi-annual book sale opens at 10 a.m. Friday and offers a great chance to get current and older books at terrific prices.

Proceeds sponsor scholarships for girls and women.

The sale site is on the second floor across from Belk.
Hours are:
10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday
1-6 p.m. Sunday
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday

To donate books for future sales, contact AAUW at 580-6330 or 890-5203 or send a message to:
pshiffle@radford.edu or cherihughes@gmail.com

Fall 2014 Graduation Applications

The Fall 2014 Graduation Application packet has been revised. The application and associated documents have been posted to the Student Records forms page:  http://virginiawestern.edu/services/records/forms.php. The links are listed below:

o Graduation Application
o Fall 2014 Graduation Application Instructions
o Fall 2014 Graduation Application (DOCX)
o Programs of Study by Degree Type and School

A new feature has been added this year.  Students will be able to order their cap and gown on-line at: https://oakhalli.com/colleges/vwcc and a receipt will be sent to their e-mail address.

Hard copy graduation application packets will be available in the school offices within the next few days.

The Graduation Application Instructions for Faculty Advisors has been revised and posted to the Faculty Resources section of the Faculty & Staff page at:  http://www.virginiawestern.edu/facstaff/docs/GraduationApplicationInstructionsforFacultyAdvisors.pdf.

Safety / Workers’ Compensation Tip of the Week….

September is National Preparedness Month. The 2014 National Preparedness Month theme is “Be Disaster Aware….Take Action to Prepare!”  During the month of September, you will receive information via the Daily Bulletin to help you increase your emergency preparedness awareness.

A disaster supply kit is a collection of basic items your household or workplace may need in the event of an emergency.  Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency.  You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you.  You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.

You may need to survive on your own after an emergency.  This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.  Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately.  You could get help in hours or it may take days.

Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer.  Your supply kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has a wonderful checklist online to assist you with preparing your Basic Emergency Supply Kit.  You should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits…..one full kit at home and a smaller portable kit in your workplace, vehicle or other places you spend time.

Please contact Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6331) in the Human Resources Department for additional information concerning Workers' Compensation and/or safety in the workplace.

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

Project Managment Professional Exam Prep Certification (BUSC 2507 - 64484 AC1) Thursdays (6:00pm-9:30pm) 9/11/14 - 12/11/14
http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/pmp.php (visit http://www.pmi.org/CareerDevelopment/Pages/Obtaining-Credential.aspx for more information). Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

 

Free Yoga at the Fitness Center starts after Labor Day!

Whether you are a beginner or advanced, this Yoga class is for you!

What: Free Yoga

Where: The Fitness Center

When: Mondays at Noon & Wednesdays at 5:00pm

Mats & blocks are provided. No registration required, 30 person limit per class. For more information contact the Dani van Vierssen at 540-857-6579 or dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

Specifically Designate Your Employee Giving!

Did you know you can specifically designate where your donation goes with the Virginia Western Employee Giving Campaign? You can direct your donation to a specific scholarship or targeted effort such as the new Veteran’s Assistance Fund. Please ask if you have any questions on giving to this annual effort.

And remember: If you’ve already donated to the 2014 campaign (thank you!), your name will automatically be entered in every week’s drawing through the close of the campaign Sept. 26. If you haven’t donated, please do so by noon this Friday, Aug. 29, to be considered for a $50 VISA gift card drawing. (And watch for more prizes to be offered in future weeks!)

Your options to donate:

Give online: Go to http://virginiawestern.edu/employeegiving/ and click on the link in the yellow box at the center of the page. (It’s labeled, “The Employee Giving Campaign has begun!”)

Stop by: Pick up a donation form at the Educational Foundation office on the third floor of Fishburn Hall.

Payroll deduction: Go to http://virginiawestern.edu/foundation/giving/empgiving.php  and print out the donation form.

Remember, if you donate any amount, you’ll get a thank-you gift – a smart phone “wallet” that attaches to the back of your cell as a handy place to store an ID or credit card. The wallet comes with a Virginia Western logo.

Why should you give? How does payroll deduction work? These questions and more are answered on our FAQ page: http://virginiawestern.edu/foundation/giving/empgiving.php

Questions? Contact Carole Tarrant, the foundation’s coordinator of development, at ctarrant@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6281.

WE ARE WESTERN!

Looking for an on-campus Professional Development Opportunity?

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.

Looking for an on-campus Professional Development Opportunity?

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.

Free Salsa Dance Classes!

The Fitness Center will be offering FREE Salsa Dance classes for all currently enrolled students, faculty & staff!

What:Salsa Dancing!

Where: Fitness Center Studio

When: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm (through October 2nd)

Please be sure to bring your Student ID and wear soft soled shoes. For more information contact the Fitness Center Manager at dvanvierssen@virginiawestern.edu

VCCS Paul Lee Professional Development Mini-Grant Opportunities

The VCCS offers two types of grants.

The first is the Paul Lee Professional Development Grant, where a combination of time and expenses is possible, with maximum funding for time at eight credits. Most time is funded at four credits.

The second is the Paul Lee Workshop Mini-Grant with a maximum award of $1,500.

For detailed information see the link below.

Note, the application deadline is November 1, 2014 for spring projects.

http://www.vccs.edu/careers/office-of-professional-development/opd-grants-program/

If you have questions, need assistance please do not hesitate to contact Marilyn Herbert-Ashton (mherbert-ashton@virginiawestern.edu).
Please note that all requests for external funding must go through the Grants Office.

For additional information about grants and funding please visit the Grants Development web page at http://virginiawestern.edu/grants/  or VW Connect at https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/ia/grants/default.aspx.