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April 23, 2013

Congratulations to Our Winners!

As part of National Library Week, Brown Library sponsored a Word of the Week contest. Students, faculty, and staff were invited to create their own definition for the word, "jentacular"— no Googling allowed!  We received many great definitions, many of them relating to either Jennifer Aniston or Jennifers in general. Some of them related the word to gentleman.

Congratulations to our student winner, Patrick Breslin! His definition: "When in the midst of an intense game of Jenga, and one performs a spectacular move that wobbles the tower but doesn't fall."

And congrats to our faculty/staff winner, James E. Smith, who defined it as "A spectacular jokester and entertainer."

Both are the lucky winners of a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble! Thank you to everyone who entered and put their creativity to work!

But the real definition is...

Jentacular—adj. Of or pertaining to a breakfast taken early in the morning, or immediately on getting up. (From the Latin ientaculum.)

Campus Food Vendors

On April 26, 2013 at 2:00p.m, Domino's will close for the Summer. Also, Java The Hutt will close at 2:00p.m. as well. However, Java The Hutt will open for exams from M-Thurs from 7:00a.m to 12:30p.m.

Got Opera?

Opera Roanoke presents The Pirates of Penzance and you can attend for free! Very limited tickets are available for the 8 p.m. performance on April 26th and the 2:30 p.m. performance on April 28th.

Stop by the President's Office to pick up tickets, first come, first served. PLEASE - no emails or phone calls, just stop by.

Sneak Peek Before Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is a time to make changes to your health care and to continue or begin a flexible reimbursement account.  This year, open enrollment will begin May 1, 2013 and will end on May 24, 2013.  The changes and/or enrollments you make will effective on July 1, 2013. Significant changes will be occurring for the upcoming plan year including in part:

  • A new health plan offering called COVA HealthAware.
  • Upon completion of certain requirements, Premium Incentives and/or Premium Rewards for employees and their spouse.
  • Major change to the basic dental plan – basic dental will now only include preventative services.
  • Provider changes for the prescription plan and the flexible reimbursement accounts.
  • Provider change for disease management and other programs.
  • Premium increases.
  • New card issued for all members.
  • Plus more!

During the week of April 22nd you will be receiving at home the Department of Human Resources (DHRM) “Spotlight” newsletter detailing plan and provider changes including the new monthly premiums.  Review this information carefully and let’s get together and discuss the changes:

Open Enrollment Sneak Peek

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Human Resources Training Room, Fishburn Hall

2 p.m. 

Open Enrollment Sneak Peek

Monday, April 29, 2013

Human Resources Training Room, Fishburn Hall

Two separate sessions:  9 a.m. and also at 2 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources at 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

Don’t forget! 

  • DHRM will be hosting an employee regional open enrollment meeting on May 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Whitman Theater. 
  • Additional open enrollment meetings will be facilitated by VWCC during open enrollment on May 8th, 20th, and 21st.  Look for details on upcoming Daily Bulletins.
  • One-on-one open enrollment counseling sessions may be requested by contacting Denise Schuh.

Need Tickets?

General admission or box seat tickets (4 per person) are available for faculty and staff to attend the Salem Red Sox game this Saturday, April 27th at 6 p.m. Arrive early and watch Dr. Sandel throw out the first pitch.

Stop by the Marketing Department on the ground floor of Fishburn Hall to pick up tickets. No need to email or call, just stop by the office.