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May 22, 2013

Library Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

The Brown Library has modified its hours of operation during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

  • Friday, May 24th: 8am-5pm
  • Saturday, May 25th—Monday, May 27th: Closed
  • Tuesday, May 28th: Regular hours resume

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hours for the Learning Technology Center are different and are posted here.

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access expert assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Local Public and College Libraries

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

VWCC KIDS College 2013 (summer camps for 3rd - 12th grades) $avings!! Register before May 30th - Follow link for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/summercamps/index.html Contact Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

RETIREMENT PLANNING TODAY WORKSHOPS - Tuesday 6/25-7/2 or Thursday 6/20-27 (6:30pm-9:30pm) - Learn how to determine the amount of money you need to retire. Create your own goals for a successful retirment. Eliminate debt and improve cash flow. Class sizes are limited be sure to register today! Advance registration is required. Spouses welcome at no additional charge. Class requires a minimum of 3 registrations or class will be rescheduled or cancelled to run at a later date. Cost $59. Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Project Management Exam Prep BUSC 2507 class #67186 - AC1 Thursday 07/25/13 - 09/26/13 (6:00pm-9:30pm) or BUSC 2507 - AC2 class #67189 Thursday 10/10/13 - 12/19/13 (6:00pm-9:30pm) This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of project management as defined within PMI.org, the accreditation body for project management. Students must furnish their own textbooks. Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Industrial Maintenance Technician (17 Weeks, 20 Hours/Week, 340 Total Hours) This VWCC Quick Connect Intensive Industrial Maintenance Technician's program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need to work in manufacturing or industrial plants. Entry level industrial maintenance technicians call upon a variety of skills in electronics, mechanical and digital systems to repair and maintain large and complex machines. Through on-line, classroom and hands-on training, students will build skills in an array of mechanical, electrical and technological areas including welding and maintenance, mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and electrical control systems. Students will use a variety of resources including Tooling University from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. For additional program information, please contact Leah Coffman at 857-6678; James Smith at 857-6273; or contact a VWCC Career Transition Coach at 857-6296 (Deb Squire) or 857-6279 (Amanda Decker).

Community Arboretum 20th Anniversary Gala

20 years and growing...
                Join us as we celebrate!
 
5 to 7 p.m. on June 2, 2013
 
At the Community Arboretum at Virginia Western Community College
 
  • Live Music
  • City Garden Inauguration
  • Silent Auction
  • Hors d' oeuvres and drinks
 
$30 / person or $50 / per couple
 
Friends of the Arboretum
$25 / person or $45 / couple
 
RSVP by May 24th
 
RSVP by visiting http://www.virginiawestern.edu/arboretum/events.php
or call Sharon Stinnette at 540-857-6702 
 

Open Enrollment for Health Care and FRAs Ending Soon!

Open enrollment is currently underway and ends by the close of the business day at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24th

Are you ready for the new plan year that begins July 1, 2013?  The following are summary highlights of the most significant changes:

Change #1:  Anthem will administer not only COVA Care, but now will also administer pharmacy and behavioral health benefits.  (Medco and ValueOptions will no longer be vendors.)

Action: 

  • New cards will be mailed to participants.  Shred your old card on July 1st and be sure to present your new health care card to all providers (doctors, pharmacies, etc.).
  • If you have a prescription mail-order, contact Anthem on July 1st to provide payment information.  Your prescription will transfer unless it is a Class II controlled substance.  Prior authorizations will be honored for 90 days.
  • Check with your pharmacy and behavioral health providers to ensure that they are in network.

Change #2:  The basic dental plan will only provide coverage for preventative and some diagnostics services.  Primary care coverage has been moved under the expanded dental plan.

Action:  If you need to have coverage for yourself and/or family that includes primary care services such as fillings, periodontal work, root canals, simple extractions, and minor oral surgery, etc., you must sign up for expanded dental during open enrollment.

Change #3 Premium Rewards are being offered to employees and/or their covered spouses that complete an online health assessment during open enrollmentContinuation of the Premium Reward occurs in the fall between August 1 and October 31st by the completion of a biometric screening.  There will be a $34/month reduction in premiums if both the employee and covered spouse complete the assessment.  Otherwise, there will be a $17/month Premium Reward if the employee or covered spouse completes the requirement.

Action:  Visit www.myactivehealth.com/COVA and complete your online health assessment.  Currently covered spouses visit the same website and will use the employee’s 9 digit COVA ID and employee’s name as it appears on the current health care card.  Spouses and employees not yet enrolled will need to contact Active Health at 866-938-0349 to complete the assessment.

Change #4:  Beginning July 1st, the Flexible Reimbursement Accounts (FRA) will be administered by Anthem.  The maximum medical FRA is limited to $2,500.  Dependent FRA maximum remains unchanged. (WageWorks® is no longer the FRA provider.)

Action:  If you want to initially enroll or continue a FRA you must sign up during open enrollment.  Be sure to work with WageWorks® for reimbursements in the July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 plan year.  You have until June 30, 2013 to spend monies set aside in this plan year and from July 1, 2013 until September 30, 2013 to file for reimbursement.

Change #5:  A new health plan will now be offered called COVA HealthAware administered by Aetna.  COVA HealthAware is a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) that provides pre-funding for both you and/or a covered spouse to help offset the deductible you must meet before the plan begins to pay.  You and/or a covered spouse may also participate in the Premium Rewards and earn additional pre-arranged funding by completing “Do Rights”.

Action:  If you would like more information on this plan, visit www.covahealthaware.com.  If you would like to enroll in this new plan you must do so during open enrollment.

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

 

the Community Arboretum 20th Anniversary Garden Gala

20 years and growing...
                Join us as we celebrate!
 
5 to 7 p.m.
June 2, 2013
 
 the Community Arboretum
at Virginia Western Community College
 
Live Music
City Garden Inauguration
Silent Auction
Hors d' oeuvres and drinks
 
$30 / person or $50 / per couple
 
Friends of the Arboretum
$25 / person or $45 / couple
 
RSVP by May 24th
 
RSVP by visiting http://www.virginiawestern.edu/arboretum/events.php
or call Sharon Stinnette at 540-857-6702