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May 6, 2013

Help Desk Summer Hours

The Help Desk has new summer hours for May 6 - August 9. 

Monday-Thursday - 7:45 am - 6:00 pm

Friday 7:45 am - 5:00 pm

Employee Open Enrollment Meetings

Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) will be hosting an employee regional open enrollment meeting on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Whitman Theater.  DHRM will present the upcoming changes for the new plan year.  In addition to DHRM, plan providers will be onsite to answer questions you may have about the plans offered. 

Additional open enrollment meetings will be facilitated by VWCC Human Resources and have been scheduled in the Human Resources Training Room for the following dates and times:

Wednesday, May 8th at 2:00 p.m.

Monday, May 20th at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, May 21st at 2 p.m.

Open enrollment is May 1st – May 24th for a July 1, 2013 effective date.  During open enrollment you may:

  • Do nothing if you are happy with your health care election and/or do not want a flexible spending account (FSA) or wish not to continue a FSA into the next plan year.
  • Initially enroll in a health care plan.
  • Waive coverage.
  • Add or remove eligible dependents.
  • Change your health care selection(s).
  • Enroll initially into a flexible spending account (FSA) or continue your participation in a FSA for the next plan year.

Elections can be made by either completing an enrollment form or making your changes online by using EmployeeDirect:

  • Enrollment forms may be accepted by VWCC Human Resources no earlier than May 1st and not later than 5 p.m. on May 24th.
  • Online changes in EmployeeDirect may be made no earlier than May 1st and prior to midnight on May 24th.  If you chose to utilize EmployeeDirect it is strongly encourage that you make your changes early to avoid potential software outages that would prevent you from making a change.

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

VWtv Slide Instructions

Need a slide on the VWtv? Use this easy link below to get your information out.

VWConnect > Institutional Advancement > Office of Communications > VWtv slide - https://sites.google.com/site/vwmediageeks/vwtv-request

Remember to keep your VWtv slide message short and to the point. You only have six seconds to catch their attention.

Remember - this link is on VWConnect so it can only be accessed through an on-campus computer or through the virtual desktop if off campus.

Recycling Update

The outdoor recycling containers are scheduled to arrive the week of May 6th and will be put to immediate use.   Please continue to use the green indoor recycling bins for your plastics and paper and the materials will be properly recycled.  We appreciate your patience during the brief glitch in service.   Please note that in our renovation, construction and operations we recycle.  We require contractors and vendors to recycle old carpet, cinderblock, drywall, concrete, steel, alumuinum, and many other materials that may be removed in demolition.   The results of construction debris recycling are quite impressive.  The college also maintains an aggressive stormwater management plan to keep our waterways free of pollutants and sediment.  This occurs for both construction projects and daily operations.   Both these programs are a significant cost to the college but well worth it to preserve our environment and natural resources using sustainable practices.

Shortened Library Hours

The library will have shortened hours until Summer semester officially begins on May 16th, 2013.

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-1pm (Closed 5/11, 5/25)

Sunday: CLOSED

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

Resurfacing of Elevated Walk at Business Science

The week of May 6th, the elevated walk at the Business Science building will be closed for resurfacing. Weather permitting this process will take a few days. Please use other access pathways through the Business Science building during this time.

New Center for Science and Health Professions

The Center for Science and Health Professions is currently fenced for your safety and is not accessible to faculty, staff or the public. It is anticipated access will be possible beginning July 1, 2012. Until then the site should be avoided. There are many preparations occuring for the July 1 access date. Final testing of all the buildings mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems is ongoing along with the preparations for furniture installation. Your patience is appreciated.

Graduation Ceremony Live Stream

The graduation ceremony on May 10th will be available live stream at http://new.livestream.com/vwcc/2013springgraduation at 6:30 p.m.

Summer Valley Metro bus service

No-charge Valley Metro service with Summer 2013 stickers will begin on Thursday, May 16 and continue until July 30.   Summer 2013 stickers will be sent to division office on Monday, May 13.

Student Activities will take new faculty/staff IDs by appointment until the new summer ID hours begin, which will be posted this week.

To request an appointment, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.