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1859 - Coffeehouse Lecture Series 2014-2015


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
Dr. Susan Huckstep presents “Communication: It’s the Problem and the Answer”

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.
Dr. Huckstep is an Assistant Professor of Communications and Journalism at Averett University

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room
Ms. Linda Lemery presents "The Dr. Betty Heard Christmas Readings: Communicating with Children" (ages 4-9)

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.
Ms. Lemery is Circulation Coordinator at the Averett University Library and a long-time friend of Dr. Betty Heard

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room
Professor Diane Kendrick presents “How Colors Influence Our Minds”

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
Dr. Anne Lewis presents "Communication Through Music—Hardwired for Sound”

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



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