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September 2, 2015

National Preparedness Month

September is “National Preparedness Month”.  America’s PrepareAthon!, sponsored by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), is a grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience.  Join others around the country to practice your preparedness.  This year’s goal is to assist you with taking action now….making a plan with your community, your family and for your pets.  Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community.

This week, take a few moments to consider how a flood would impact you and those around you.  Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States.  It can happen anywhere.  Flooding is an overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry.  Flooding may happen with only a few inches of water, or it may cover a house to the rooftop.  It is particularly important to be prepared for flooding if you live in a low-lying area near a body of water, such as near a river, stream or culvert; or downstream from a dam of levee.

This hazard-specific guide provides information on the basics of flooding, how to protect yourself and your property, and what steps to take now.  These “ Be Smart” documents provide you valuable information to assist you with being proactively prepared for an emergency.

~ Brought to you by the Emergency Management Advisory Board (EMAB) at Virginia Western Community College.

Don’t Wait….Communicate!  Make your emergency plan today!!!

Web Site Outage

There will be a short outage of the Virginia Western website Saturday, September 5, beginning at 11 p.m. and ending at 11:20 p.m.  IET (Information and Education Technologies) will be performing necessary maintenance.  The Virginia Western website will be unavailable during this time.

We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Student Bulletin Instructions

Do you have information to share with students? Post your notices to the Student Bulletin!

How do you find the bulletin?

How do you post to the bulletin?

Your postings could include:

  • Opportunities for student engagement.
  • Books for sale.
  • Changes in class meeting times or locations.
  • New employees to your office (even if they aren't new to the college) - especially if they work directly with students.
  • Professional development milestones (publication of a book, journal articles, awards, etc) - yes students like to know when faculty and staff excel at what they do. Excellence builds pride.
  • Congratulations to an individual or team for a competition or event.
  • Business process updates or changes that students need to know. Does your office get a lot of students who ask the same question? Answer the question in the Student Bulletin so students can stay informed.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Federal Work Study positions open.
  • Career and employment opportunities.
  • Blackboard or SIS outages.
  • Retirement announcements.
  • And much more!

A few things to remember:

  • Postings should be short and to the point (think about the basics that would get your attention)
  • No graphics or tables (the bulletins are emails; graphics and tables take up server space)
  • If a posting is not for the next day, include the run date at the top of the message (ex. Please run on 11/30)
  • Postings must be submitted no later than noon the day prior (postings submitted on Friday will run on Monday)
  • No bulletins are sent on Saturday, Sunday or any day the college is closed
  • You can subscribe to the Student Bulletin http://www.virginiawestern.edu/services/bulletin/

Posting or content questions? Contact Tara Nepper ( tnepper@virginiawestern.edu)

Posting to the Daily Bulletin

Do you have information to share with the college community? Post your notices to the Daily Bulletin!

How do you find the bulletin?

How do you post to the bulletin?

Sign-on questions? Contact Jaime Shetrone ( jshetrone@virginiawestern.edu)

Posting or content questions? Contact Tara Nepper ( tnepper@virginiawestern.edu)

Your postings could include:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • New employees to your office (even if they aren't new to the college)
  • Personal professional development milestones (publication of a book, journal articles, awards, etc)
  • Congratulations to an individual or team for completion of a project, task or event
  • Business process updates or changes
  • Birth or death announcements
  • Retirement announcements
  • And much more!

A few things to remember:

  • Postings should be short and to the point (think about the basics that would get your attention)
  • No graphics or tables (the bulletins are emails; graphics and tables take up server space)
  • A new posting must be submitted for each day you want the post to run (the program doesn't allow multiple date selection so three posting dates means you submit the post new three times - don't worry, you can copy and paste)
  • If a posting is not for the next day, include the run date at the top of the message (ex. Please run on 11/30)
  • Postings must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. the day prior (postings submitted on Friday will run on Monday)
  • No bulletins are sent on Saturday, Sunday or any day the college is closed

Fall Graduation

The on-line graduation application goes 'live' September 8th and will be available through November 20th for fall graduates. Information has been delivered to the academic schools for distribution to the faculty. This is a new and exciting way for our students to apply for graduation.

No-Show Rosters

Faculty this is a reminder that deadline to submit your 8W1 no-show rosters through the IIWS is Saturday, September 5th.

Live Safe – ON CAMPUS

Please promote this event by placing flyers in your classrooms. A limited number of flyers are available from Campus Police.

Women’s Safety Clinic

  • Monday September 14
  • 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (two classes)
  • Fralin Center multipurpose room
  • Open to students, faculty and staff.

Presented by:

City of Roanoke Police Department

Virginia Western Police Department

Employee Giving Campaign Update: Featured Prizes for Week 3 September 3

Find out more about this week's featured prizes!

  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: Tickets for 2 for any Concert in the 2015-16 Season:  Visit RSO’s 2015-16 Concerts to see which you would wish to attend!
  • Robertsons Marketing Surprise Duffel Packs: Open a great sports duffel to see what apparel, drinkware and more might be waiting inside for you!

To be eligible for this and future campaign prize drawings, please donate by noon tomorrow, Sep 4.

Giving is Easy! Quick Links:

For more information, visit the Educational Foundation’s Employee Giving Page.

Questions? Contact Amanda Mansfield, Donor Relations Coordinator, at amansfield@virginiawestern.edu or (540) 857-6962.

Thank you for supporting our students!

Brown Library Welcomes You!

Brown Library welcomes all students, faculty, and staff back to campus. We invite everyone to visit our building and take advantage of our resources and services.

Library Services are on the top level (2nd floor) of the library building. This floor is a “quiet floor” that is the perfect peaceful location for reading and quiet study. Five comfortable study rooms are available for currently-enrolled students to use. Traditional print resources (books, magazines, newspapers, and journals) are also available on this floor, along with access to library databases and other electronic resources and guides. Our Circulation and Reference staff members look forward to serving you.

The Academic Link occupies the main level (1st floor) of the library building. This floor, known as the Link Learning Commons, is home to Virginia Western's tutoring/academic success programs such as one-on-one and group tutoring programs, academic success coaching, and the walk-in Math Center. Computers and five more study rooms are available for collaborative, active learning. The Link Learning Commons is a comfortable and invigorating place to study, learn, and work.

The ground floor (GF) of the library building hosts the Testing Center, the walk-in Writing Center, the walk-in Science Center, and the Link Computer Lab in room B17. The Testing Center administers the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) for English and math, as well as make-up tests and proctored exams for all asynchronous distance learning courses. The Science Center provides assistance with biology, chemistry, and anatomy courses, while the Writing Center provides assistance with papers for any class. The Link Computer Lab in B17 is a quiet area where computers are available for student use.

Come see us soon!

Coffee Café Soft Opening Today

The Coffee Café, proudly serving Starbucks, will be open on the first floor of the Business Science Center (beside Domino’s) today 8 - 10 a.m. and tomorrow 7:30-10 a.m. and noon – 2 p.m. for beverage service only.

Opening times for next week will be posted in the Daily Bulletin.

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