The 1859 - Coffeehouse Lecture Series is designed to bring community members to Averett's Main Campus to interact in a small, relaxed setting for the life-long learners. The series allows Averett to showcase its faculty - current and retired - to Danville and the surrounding communities. The series is free, and is held in the multipurpose room of the Student Center (second floor).
Art and Music – Communications in Our Lives
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 7:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room
George Bernard Shaw once said “"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." Have you ever wondered why good communication is so difficult? Do you have a clue what to do when it breaks down? Join us as we explore and increase our awareness of this very important topic.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room
For the past four years, we have presented Christmas Readings for Children. Our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Betty Heard was our first reader for the children. Because of her love for children’s literature and her love for the Christmas Readings, we are naming this special night in her honor. Ms. Linda Lemery will be our guest reader for this very special event.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room
Color is a phenomenon that humans are lucky to enjoy. Color brings us delight, revulsion, and other intense associations. It can be understood as a science or relative to local surroundings. Come listen and see all the things color can do to our minds and bodies!
Professor Kendrick is a Professor in the Averett University Department of Art
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 7:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room
International scholars have described Music as a true universal language. No matter what the cultural barriers, any music can be interpreted and validated globally. This talk will explore how Music is used to communicate emotional states, social and economic behaviors, and brain re-connections to lost memory functions. Dr. Lewis is a Professor in the Averett University Department of Music