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July 31, 2014

Lot 15 Closed Friday, August 1st

Lot 15 will be closed tomorrow, Friday, August 1st. The lot should be opened after 12 noon.

Boots2Books 5K Run – Volunteers Needed!

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

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.

Friday Night Fever

There's only one cure for Friday Night Fever - a night out with your co-workers at 419 West. Stop by 419 West on 419 after work on Friday,  August 1st for a meal, a drink, conversation, and fun! No agenda, no to-do list, just wind down on a Friday night. The conversation and fun is free, everything else you have to pay for.

July 30, 2014

New Software License for Respondus and Studymate

New License as of the end of July now available in Blackboard. To find the new license information: Go to Blackboard > Teach tab > Faculty/Staff Instructional Software > Respondus or Studymate > Download and Install. Please make sure to update your license and password if you are using Respondus or Studymate on campus or at home. The new password is valid through July 31, 2015. For questions, please contact eLIT@virginiawestern.edu

Summer 2013 Blackboard Course Deletion

It is now time to remove all Summer 2013 courses and before. All Summer 2013 (and prior) courses will be removed from the production Blackboard environment on August 15, 2014.

The criteria for removal at this stage:

  1. Course ID ending in "SU13"
  2. Or created before May 1, 2013

Procedure:

  • On July 30, title of courses is changed to include "Will delete August 15, 2014" and courses are made unavailable on Blackboard.
  • All courses are archived (this is an ongoing standard procedure) by VCCS ITS.
  • August 15, 2014 (and following) - all flagged courses will be removed from production.

Courses that are “deleted” will no longer be accessible to the instructor for access on Blackboard. The current VCCS policy allows courses to be accessible to instructors on Blackboard for three previous semesters and then the courses can be restored only by a Blackboard administrator. This is done by instructor request. So if you should need course content from an earlier semester, it can be restored.

If you have any questions, please contact the department of eLearning & Instructional Technology (eLIT) at eLIT@virginiawestern.edu

LOA Area Agency Caregiver Conference

The LOA Area Agency on Aging is offering an all day Caregiver Conference on Tuesday, August 19th from 8:30 - 4:00 pm at the Salem Civic Center.  The fee is $20.  For more information or to register: http://www.loaa.org/events/

Fall Federal Work-Study

If you would like to post a Federal Work-Study (FWS) position for the Fall 2014 term, please submit personnel requisitions to Adam Bailey in the financial aid office as soon as possible.  The Personnel Requisition Form can be found on VWConnect under HR Forms, or email Adam at abailey@virginiawestern.edu to request a copy.

July 29, 2014

Sixth District Women’s Conference “Being a Woman of Influence”

Congressman Bob Goodlatte will host a Sixth District Women’s Conference on campus on August 1, 2014. Attendees will hear from leaders in government, business, health care, law, and education on a variety of topics including leadership, jobs, economic development, and human trafficking. Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) will be the keynote speaker. This event is free and open to the public.

Goodlatte: “During my travels around the Sixth District, I have had the distinct opportunity to meet many inspiring women. Whether they are a CEO, a teacher, an elected official, a doctor, a stay-at-home mom, a soldier, or a coach, I know that without their contributions our economy and communities in the Sixth District and throughout the nation would falter. I hope that this conference will be a positive opportunity for women in the Sixth District to engage with others, access valuable resources, and hear more from our speakers about some of the major issues facing our nation today. I am honored to have Congresswoman Ann Wagner as the keynote speaker. She is a tireless advocate in the fight against human trafficking, a mother of three, and a public servant. I look forward to hearing her message.”

  • DETAILS: Friday, August 1, 2014; Resource Fair: 8:00am – 9:00am; Program: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • LOCATION: Whitman Theater
  • REGISTRATION: Those interested in attending can register in advance online or by calling Congressman Goodlatte’s Roanoke office at 540-857-2672. Additionally, attendees can register in person upon arrival at the event.

Questions? Call Congressman Goodlatte’s Roanoke Office at 540-857-2672 or visit Goodlatte.House.Gov.

Friday Night Fever!

Friday Night Fever will be THIS FRIDAY at 419 West. Come after work and enjoy the fun. The conversation is free, anything you order is on you.

Raffle Winners Announced: Carol Childress Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Fund

Information Technology Services (ITS)  in Richmond recently put on raffle to benefit the Carol Childress Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Fund.

Many of you purchased raffle tickets and through your generosity we raised $3,040 - and this surpassed our goal of $2,300 - and for that we are extremely grateful to all of you!

MARCIA WEBB was the winner of the Hotel Roanoke stay for 2 which includes parking and breakfast for two and DONNA VAN CLEAVE won the Dell laptop.  Even if your name was not pulled from the drawing, you all are winners - you contributed to a scholarship that will soon help to provide someone a chance to improve their lives through getting a college education.

Thanks again to everyone!

Natalie Talbott

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