September, 2014

Upcoming SVCC Events

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Introduction to Word
Category: Seminars - Workshops - Workforce Development
Date: November 12, 2014 - 09:00, Date: September 30, 2014 - 09:00, Date: September 25, 2014 - 09:00, Date: October 16, 2014 - 09:00, Date: October 30, 2014 - 09:00

MS WordCost: $20
Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Southside Virginia Education Center
1300 Greensville County Circle, Emporia

  • September 10, 2014
  • November 12, 2014

Estes Community Center
316 N. Main Street, Chase City

  • September 30, 2014

Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center
118 East Danville Street, South Hill

  • September 25, 2014
  • October 16, 2014

Clarksville Enrichment Complex
1567 Noblin Farm Road, Clarksville

  • October 30, 2014

Pre-registration for non-credit classes is required by calling Angela McClintock at 434-949-1026 or by email at angela.mcclintock@southside.edu.

Introduction to Word
Category: Seminars - Workshops - Workforce Development
Date: November 12, 2014 - 09:00, Date: September 30, 2014 - 09:00, Date: September 25, 2014 - 09:00, Date: October 16, 2014 - 09:00, Date: October 30, 2014 - 09:00

MS WordCost: $20
Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Southside Virginia Education Center
1300 Greensville County Circle, Emporia

  • September 10, 2014
  • November 12, 2014

Estes Community Center
316 N. Main Street, Chase City

  • September 30, 2014

Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center
118 East Danville Street, South Hill

  • September 25, 2014
  • October 16, 2014

Clarksville Enrichment Complex
1567 Noblin Farm Road, Clarksville

  • October 30, 2014

Pre-registration for non-credit classes is required by calling Angela McClintock at 434-949-1026 or by email at angela.mcclintock@southside.edu.

Meet the Author - Angela Carter
Category: SVCC Events
Date: September 24, 2014 - 12:00, Date: September 24, 2014 - 18:00

Angela Marie Carter, author of Memory Chose A Woman’s Body, will speak at a Meet the Author event at the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. She will be speaker at a 12 noon event in the John J. Cavan Workforce Development Center and again at 6 p.m. in the Howell Library. The public and students are encouraged to attend.

Ms. Carter's book coverQuoted from Amazon.com where her book is sold, “Memory Chose a Woman’s Body is a poetic memoir, one woman’s harrowing yet hopeful story of harm and healing. The poems, each powerful as stand-alone works, are a journey of self-discovery, an epic tale of finding one’s way and voice. Angela M Carter navigates uninviting terrain with the skill and grace of a veteran truth teller. Memory Chose a Woman’s Body is a ray of cleansing light directed at the dark corners of the human heart. It is an offering of sisterhood to survivors of all kinds.”

Carter is a graduate of SVCC. She got involved with student art and literature and helped to organize the SVCC Arts and Literature Festival featuring writers, artists and musicians. Because she was going through turmoil in her personal life, she welcomed the involvement and escape through college life. A young mother, writer, motivational speaker and surprisingly strong woman wonders what her life would be like if she had not attended SVCC.

During her years at SVCC (1999-2001), the college offered a Study Abroad Program in which students could travel to the University of Bath in England to study for a semester. SVCC offered scholarships to the program and one was offered to Carter.

“I was not the typical person to receive this, but I feel it was just meant to be,” she remembers.

Ms. CarterAfter what happened in England, Carter notes that she is afraid to consider what her life would be like had she not gone.

Carter notes that the trip to England was her first escape from the grim specter of a childhood stolen and the first chance to discover her true self. As a child, Carter had encountered abuse by a non-family member. Her own parents were not aware of the long-standing effects, and toll it had taken on her life, until the last few years.

“For the first time in my life, I could be who I wanted to be, I could be whoever I chose to be and I chose someone who I am really proud of,” she says with confidence. Before she felt bullied, controlled and diminished, a country girl but now, she was a scholar.

Carter blossomed in England, was mesmerized by the country and the classes and after returning to the United States to get her life in order, she went back to England on a work visa. She met her husband and they lived there for five years and have two daughters. Returning to the U.S., she received a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University and now lives in Harrisonburg, VA.

 

Meet the Author - Angela Carter
Category: SVCC Events
Date: September 24, 2014 - 12:00, Date: September 24, 2014 - 18:00

Angela Marie Carter, author of Memory Chose A Woman’s Body, will speak at a Meet the Author event at the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. She will be speaker at a 12 noon event in the John J. Cavan Workforce Development Center and again at 6 p.m. in the Howell Library. The public and students are encouraged to attend.

Ms. Carter's book coverQuoted from Amazon.com where her book is sold, “Memory Chose a Woman’s Body is a poetic memoir, one woman’s harrowing yet hopeful story of harm and healing. The poems, each powerful as stand-alone works, are a journey of self-discovery, an epic tale of finding one’s way and voice. Angela M Carter navigates uninviting terrain with the skill and grace of a veteran truth teller. Memory Chose a Woman’s Body is a ray of cleansing light directed at the dark corners of the human heart. It is an offering of sisterhood to survivors of all kinds.”

Carter is a graduate of SVCC. She got involved with student art and literature and helped to organize the SVCC Arts and Literature Festival featuring writers, artists and musicians. Because she was going through turmoil in her personal life, she welcomed the involvement and escape through college life. A young mother, writer, motivational speaker and surprisingly strong woman wonders what her life would be like if she had not attended SVCC.

During her years at SVCC (1999-2001), the college offered a Study Abroad Program in which students could travel to the University of Bath in England to study for a semester. SVCC offered scholarships to the program and one was offered to Carter.

“I was not the typical person to receive this, but I feel it was just meant to be,” she remembers.

Ms. CarterAfter what happened in England, Carter notes that she is afraid to consider what her life would be like had she not gone.

Carter notes that the trip to England was her first escape from the grim specter of a childhood stolen and the first chance to discover her true self. As a child, Carter had encountered abuse by a non-family member. Her own parents were not aware of the long-standing effects, and toll it had taken on her life, until the last few years.

“For the first time in my life, I could be who I wanted to be, I could be whoever I chose to be and I chose someone who I am really proud of,” she says with confidence. Before she felt bullied, controlled and diminished, a country girl but now, she was a scholar.

Carter blossomed in England, was mesmerized by the country and the classes and after returning to the United States to get her life in order, she went back to England on a work visa. She met her husband and they lived there for five years and have two daughters. Returning to the U.S., she received a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University and now lives in Harrisonburg, VA.

 

Resume Writing and Interview Skills
Category: Seminars - Workshops - Workforce Development
Date: September 24, 2014 - 08:30, Date: November 4, 2014 - 08:30, Date: October 15, 2014 - 08:30

“Learn how to write and improve your resume the correct way so that it speaks for you as you target your ideal job. In addition, sharpen your interview skills by understanding the process, building your strengths and improving your weaknesses.”

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: FREE

Estes Community Center
316 N. Main Street, Chase City
September 24, 2014

Southside Virginia Community College Christanna Campus
109 Campus Drive, Alberta
November 4, 2014

Southside Virginia Education Center
1300 Greensville County Circle, Emporia
October 15, 2014

Contact Angela McClintock at 434-949-1026 or angela. mcclintock@southside.edu for more information and to register.

Hispanic Heritage Game Show
Category: SVCC Events
Date: September 23, 2014 - 12:30

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Student Activities will host the “Hispanic Heritage Game Show” in the Student Lounge from 12:30PM to 2:00PM. Please come out to this fun party with a purpose! Contestants will have an opportunity to win cash prizes!

Grant Writing Workshop - Day One
Category: Seminars - Workshops - Workforce Development
Date: September 22, 2014 - 09:00, Date: October 27, 2014 - 09:00, Date: December 8, 2014 - 09:00

SVCC will offer a two-day Grantmanship & Grant Writing Skills workshop.

  • Instructor: Dr. Charles Stallard
  • Cost $50
  • Time: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Space is limited to fifteen attendees

The non-credit seminar is offered at a reduced rate and is open to anyone interested in developing skills in securing government and private foundation grants. Besides grant seeking advice and proposal writing techniques and skills, the workshop will teach you the tough questions to ask that will help you to create programs that get funded, stay funded, and are aligned with your mission. The course is suitable for both novice and experienced grant seekers. It covers strategies for finding grant opportunities, how to get your proposal past the first read, how to research foundations and corporations that engage in philanthropy, and many other topics often never considered by individuals seeking grants. The seminar will be led by Dr. Charles Stallard, President of the Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens, Inc.

Dr. Stallard is a former Assistant Dean of Research at Old Dominion University and an accomplished author who has published more than 150 research journal articles as well as three books. Lunch will
be on your own each day.

Workshop is scheduled for 12 hours over a 2-day period.

Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center
118 East Danville Street, South Hill
September 22nd and 23rd

Clarksville Enrichment Complex
1567 Noblin Farm Road, Clarksville
October 27th and 28th

Southside Virginia Community College – Christanna Campus
109 Campus Drive, Alberta
December 8th and 9th

Pre-registration for non-credit classes is required by calling Angela McClintock at 434-949-1026 or by email at angela.mcclintock@southside.edu.

Beginners Computer Courses
Category: Seminars - Workshops - Workforce Development
Date: December 9, 2014 - 09:00, Date: September 18, 2014 - 09:00, Date: November 13, 2014 - 09:00, Date: October 1, 2014 - 09:00, Date: October 9, 2014 - 09:00

computer keyboardStudents will be introduced to the wonderful world of the computer and an overview of the Internet, in this noncredit entry level class. Students must pre-register by calling Angela McClintock at 434-949-1026.

Cost: Free
Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center
118 East Danville Street, South Hill
September 11, 2014
December 9, 2014

Southside Virginia Education Center
1300 Greensville County Circle, Emporia
September 18, 2014
November 13, 2014

Estes Community Center
316 N. Main Street, Chase City
October 1, 2014

Clarksville Enrichment Complex
1567 Noblin Farm Road, Clarksville
October 9, 2014

Career Readiness Certificate Prep Course
Category: Seminars - Workshops - Workforce Development
Date: September 17, 2014 - 16:00, Date: November 12, 2014 - 16:00

Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate helps employers by certifying that a recipient possesses core skills in applied math, reading for information, and locating information — skills that are required by at least 85% of all jobs profiled by ACT Workkeys in the country.

Why CRC?
There is great concern in the private sector about the gap that exists between the skills required in today’s workplace and those exhibited by potential and incumbent employees. Businesses have trouble finding and hiring people who have basic employable skills and who are therefore trainable for specific jobs. The Career Readiness Certificate is a portable skills credential, assuring employers that a job
applicant actually has the basic skills they seek.

Contact:
Angela McClintock at 434-949-1026 or angela.mcclintock@southside.edu
Dennis Smith at 434-736-2008 or dennis.smith@southside.edu
Pamela Taylor at 434-572-8289 or Pamela.taylor@southside.edu

CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATE (CRC) PREP-COURSE

Southside Virginia Community College – Christanna Campus
109 Campus Drive, Alberta
September 17, 2014 4 pm – 8 pm

Southside Virginia Education Center
1300 Greensville County Circle, Emporia
November 12, 2014 4 pm – 8 pm

Testing available upon request. Call Angela McClintock to schedule at 434-949-1026.

Online Learning Training
Category: Seminars - Workshops - Workforce Development
Date: September 17, 2014 - 15:30, Date: October 7, 2014 - 13:30, Date: November 19, 2014 - 14:00, Date: November 19, 2014 - 15:00

Taking a cyber course is a big decision. Participating in a cyber course is very different from a seated course. Discussion boards, email, online chats, online tests/quizzes, submitting assignments in Blackboard...all of these can be components of your online course. Participation, self-motivation, and competency with technology are all important factors as well.

The following training opportunities are to help you become better prepared for working in an online course. Come to one or all...it is up to your schedule and your needs.  You do not need to sign-up, just show-up at the location noted for the day and time you would like to attend.

 This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get some assistance with Blackboard. When you attend the training, make sure that you know you user id and password.  Go to https://my.vccs.edu and try logging in to make sure that everything is working properly at least a couple of days before the training.  If you have difficulties logging in, send an email to sishelp@southside.edu or call 434-736-requesting assistance.

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Note the schedule/locations below:

September 17th --  3:30 pm - 4:30 pm; Rm B45 – Alberta; Rm 22 - Keysville

September 17th 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Rm B45 - Alberta

Rm 22 - Keysville

- See more at: http://www.southside.edu/student-training#sthash.efOohrF0.dpuf

October 7th -- 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm; Rm B9 – Alberta; Rm 22 - Keysville

November 19th -- 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Alberta Only) Rm B45 - Alberta
                             3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Keysville Only) Rm 22 - Keysville


Taking a cyber course is a big decision. Participating in a cyber course is very different from a seated course. Discussion boards, email, online chats, online tests/quizzes, submitting assignments in Blackboard...all of these can be components of your online course. Participation, self-motivation, and competency with technology are all important factors as well.

The following training opportunities are to help you become better prepared for working in an online course. Come to one or all...it is up to your schedule and your needs.  You do not need to sign-up, just show-up at the location noted for the day and time you would like to attend.

This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get some assistance with Blackboard. When you attend the training, make sure that you know you user id and password.  Go to https://my.vccs.edu and try logging in to make sure that everything is working properly at least a couple of days before the training.  If you have difficulties logging in, send an email to sishelp@southside.edu or call 434-736-requesting assistance.

Taking a cyber course is a big decision. Participating in a cyber course is very different from a seated course. Discussion boards, email, online chats, online tests/quizzes, submitting assignments in Blackboard...all of these can be components of your online course. Participation, self-motivation, and competency with technology are all important factors as well.

The following training opportunities are to help you become better prepared for working in an online course. Come to one or all...it is up to your schedule and your needs.  You do not need to sign-up, just show-up at the location noted for the day and time you would like to attend.

- See more at: http://www.southside.edu/student-training#sthash.efOohrF0.dpuf

Constitution Day - Game Show
Category: SVCC Events
Date: September 17, 2014 - 14:00, Date: September 17, 2014 - 12:00

Win Money !!!   The grand prize is determined by the number of players. You will be provided with a copy of the constitution to use for the trivia questions.

Constitution Day - Game Show
Category: SVCC Events
Date: September 17, 2014 - 14:00, Date: September 17, 2014 - 12:00

Win Money !!!   The grand prize is determined by the number of players. You will be provided with a copy of the constitution to use for the trivia questions.

Introduction to Excel
Category: Seminars - Workshops - Workforce Development
Date: September 17, 2014 - 12:00

excel graphicCost: $20
Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Estes Community Center
316 N. Main Street, Chase City

  • October 7, 2014

Southside Virginia Education Center
1300 Greensville County Circle, Emporia

  • October 8, 2014

Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center
118 East Danville Street, South Hill

  • November 6, 2014

Clarksville Enrichment Complex
1567 Noblin Farm Road, Clarksville

  • November 13, 2014

 

Pre-registration for non-credit classes is required by calling Angela McClintock at 434-949-1026 or by email at angela.mcclintock@southside.edu.

"Do You Know Your Rights?"
Category: SVCC Events
Date: September 17, 2014 - 12:00

Student Activities and the Criminal Justice Club are proud to present “Do You Know Your Rights w/ Dr. Taylor”. This event promises to be fun and informative. Students will have an opportunity to compete for cash prizes and show what they know about our constitution. This event will begin at 12 noon in the Student Lounge.

What’s up with Windows 8?
Category: Seminars - Workshops - Workforce Development
Date: September 17, 2014 - 08:30, Date: October 22, 2014 - 08:30

windows 8 screenLearn the new features and changes under Windows 8. Topics covered will include new Start screen, browser, SkyDrive and powerful online features. Discover how to manage your apps on both the home screen and your traditional desktop.

Fee: $20.00

Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center
118 East Danville Street, South Hill
September 17th, 2014 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Southside Virginia Education Center
1300 Greensville County Circle, Emporia
October 22, 2014 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Pre-registration for non-credit classes is required by calling Angela McClintock at 434-949-1026 or by email at angela.mcclintock@southside.edu.

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