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August 20, 2014

CTE Open House

The faculty and staff of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and the School of Business, Technology and Trades would like to thank everyone who attended the Career and Technical Education Open House on Monday, August 18.

We would like to congratulate the door prize winners from today's event.

VWCC Motor Sports hat & t-shirt - Carol Rowlett
$25 Fresh Market Gift Card - Carol Graham
$25 Kroger Gift Card - Tammy Meador
$25 Follett Bookstore - Cristin Barett
$25 Subway Gift Card - Scott Cassell

The grand prize, a Dell Tablet, compliments of Follett goes to Marty Sullivan.

Again, thank you to all who attended the CTE Open House.

Terry Drumheller

Recipe for a Healthier Heart

We all know ice cream sundaes are good for the soul and guess what, if kept in moderation it won’t hurt your heart either! Sue Perry, CommonHealth Regional Coordinator, will have a work station at the Employee Achievement Day recognition event that will provide you with information on how to help you have a healthier heart. Don’t forget to spend a minute with Sue to obtain valuable information and an incentive for listening!

Natural Science Center

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Media Geeks – One Minute Wonder

One Minute Wonder: Using your Microsoft Tablet in the classroom

http://youtu.be/E0L0uvliHiY?list=PLDMmkT9JmcjPKVZAKagK41MI1kWkzXWfR

Insight Replaces NetOp in Computer Classrooms

Insight is a tool which is available in all classrooms and labs where a faculty member can remote and view the desktop of every student in their class.  Insight is replacing NetOp .

This tool can be used to assist faculty to ensure students are staying on task as they are teaching, are using classroom time effectively, etc.

To access Insight, find the icon shaped like an owl's head in the lower right corner of the screen on the instructor's workstation.  Right click on the owl icon and select Insight Console.

To learn about the features of Insight, watch the following video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i1fPHfuCpU .

As always, contact the Help Desk (7-7354) if you have any questions.

Virginia Western business cards

New employees and current employees needing additional business cards may request them through Print Services. Please provide the following information in addition to number of cards requested:

Name

Title

Phone number

Cell number (if applicable)

Fax (if applicable)

Email address

The "We'll Take You There" business card design and associated fonts/font sizes is the only approved layout for Virginia Western business cards. The design was established through the IA Committee process and approved by the Executive Committee. Please do not request alternative designs, as Print Services will be unable to fulfill them. Any changes to the business card design/policy must go through the committee process.

August 19, 2014

Committee Calendars

The Committee Calendars for 2014-15 are available on the Governance Website on VW Connect. The instructions for importing the calendars into your Outlook calendar are provided below. There are more detailed instructions with screen shots available on the Governance site of VW Connect in the 2014-15 Outlook Calendars folder. If you have questions, please contact governance@virginiawestern.edu.

Open VW Connect and on the left menu, select Governance
On the right menu, select 2014-15 Outlook Calendars
Select the calendar you wish to import
Choose SAVE and save the file temporarily to your desktop or I drive.
*Note – if you want to import the calendar dates into your main Outlook calendar, do not click Open.

In Outlook, select the FILE tab at the top.
Select OPEN from the left Menu
Select IMPORT
Choose Import an iCalendar (.ics) or vCalendar file (.vcs)
Browse to find the file you saved and click OPEN
Choose IMPORT

Administrative Functions of the College/Budget Overview

All Staff are encouraged to attend in-service presentations today and tomorrow.

Tuesday

  • 2-4 p.m. Adminstrative Functions of the College (Intended for Staff) F002
  • 4-5 p.m. Budget Overview F002

Wednesday

  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Administrative Functions of the College (Intended fo Staff) F002
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Budget Overview

Administrative Functions of the College

All Staff are encouraged to attend in-service presentations today and tomorrow.

Today

  • 2-4 p.m. Adminstrative Functions of the College (Intended for Staff) F002
  • 4-5 p.m. Budget Overview F002

Tomorrow

  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Administrative Functions of the College (Intended fo Staff) F002
  • 3:30-5:30 p.m. Budget Overview

Help Name Our New Strategic Plan

From now through the end of 2015, Virginia Western will be working to develop a new strategic plan to replace Vision 2013 and its extension, ReVision 2015. Our strategic plan will coordinate with the new VCCS strategic plan, currently in draft as "Complete 2021", which focuses on increasing the number of credentials earned by students.
As a first step in the development of our own strategic plan, please complete a quick survey at http://tinyurl.com/VW-Tagline to help us name it.
We will be asking for your input in other areas as the plan is developed. If you have other ideas for our strategic plan, you may email them to StrategicPlan@virginiawestern.edu.

Fall 2014 Student IDs

The new Student ID Office is located in Room S307 of the Student Life Center

The ID office will be open on Thursday, August 21. 

Fall ID office schedule (minus holidays and school closings):

Monday – Thursday        8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday                                 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Students who need a new ID need to bring a copy of their fall schedule with their name on the schedule printed July 28 or later, phone or tablet schedules from the Virginia Western app are also acceptable. Students must bring a government issued photo ID along with their EMPLID number.

Students with VWCC IDs just need to bring a copy of their schedule to get their Fall 2014 sticker. We no longer have open computer terminals next to our ID office, so students must have their schedules before they come to the office.

Questions about IDs, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu

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