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Averett & the Chocolate Factory
Student Activities and Staff Council are collecting candy for Halloween. Please donate a bag (or three) of candy to the cause. Collection boxes are set up on the fourth floor of Frith Hall, Main Hall in the switchboard office and the Student Center.

Costume Party
Dress up for Halloween! Offices/departments are encouraged to dress up on Oct. 29. Students will be the judges and will have the opportunity to vote during lunch in the dining hall. Stop by and show off your costume to help your cause. There will be prizes for the office(s) that have the most participation. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

Fill a Shoebox
Following what has become a tradition; Staff Council is doing a service project again this year. They have chosen to put together shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Every office/department is encouraged to participate. Boxes will be collected in early November.

Light It Up!
On Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center multi-purpose room, there will be a workshop to complete the Christmas balls for the trees in front of Main Hall. We need as many hands as possible to complete this task.

Red Flags
Have you wondered why there are red flags around campus? The flags, which are a part of the Red Flag Campaign, are a reminder to speak up whenever you observe dating violence. The month of October focuses on ending dating violence, sexual assault and domestic violence.

Clothes Line Project
At 11:30 a.m. Oct. 29, a survivor of domestic violence will speak about her personal experiences in the multi-purpose room. Also on 29th, the campus community is invited to draw pictures or write anti-domestic messages on T-shirts, which will be hung on a clothes line outside the multi-purpose room.

Community Read Wraps Up Next Week
Meet the author of the bestselling "SWITCH!" Join Chip Heath for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. If you have not signed up for breakfast with the author yet, contact Dan Hayes to have your name added to the Averett list.
Read the book? Want to talk about change? Join us for an interactive session at noon Nov. 3 to discuss how to bring about transformative change in our own lives and at Averett using the principles covered in "SWITCH." We will meet in the back dining area of the Dining Hall. Contact Dan Hayes, ext. 17252, for more information.

Brain Check Reminder
Reminder, the Brain Health Seminar is at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 in the multi-purpose room of the Student Center.

Knock out the Flu
The Flu Clinic will be held on Friday, Oct. 29 from Noon-5 p.m. in the SGA Conference Room on the 4th floor of the Student Center.

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Coffee Break is a newsletter distributed to Averett faculty and staff to keep them up to date on campus activities and information.

Please send information you would like included in Coffee Break, via e-mail to ecropp@averett.edu by Wednesday, Oct. 27 for a Nov. 3 publication.

Faculty/Staff Campaign Kicks Off
Averett's faculty and staff campaign kicks off this month and runs through November. To make it easier, you can sign up for payroll deduction.
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It's Ragtime at Averett
The ivory keys will be dancing Friday night during a concert in Pritchett Auditorium as Anne Lewis performs a selection of ragtime music made popular by Scott Joplin.
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Democracy: What Makes This World Go Round
November looms on the horizon and that doesn't just mean the quick approach of one of the best eating days of the year, it also means it's time for Americans to participate in what makes this country great - democracy: aka elections.
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Fall Enrollment Numbers
With the University's enrollment being up this fall there have been a lot of questions about the exact number of traditional students and the number of Adult Professional students. This story should help answer those questions.
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A warm Averett welcome to:

Dr. Nicholas "Nick" Kalafatis, who is the new director of the graduate education program for Adult Professional. No stranger to the University, Nick has served as an adjunct professor for five years. Previously he worked in the public school system in Goochland and Henrico County as a teacher, assistant principal and principal.
janine Dr. Janine Schank Davis, the University's first full-time faculty member for the Adult Professional' M.Ed. program, will teach Adult Professional classes in Charlottesville, Richmond and Petersburg. She will be based in Richmond and will hold the rank of assistant professor.

Jones a Featured Presenter at SEM Works
Dr. Stuart Jones, vice president for enrollment management, was a featured presenter at the SEM Works Regional Institute Oct. 6 in Greensboro, N.C. The institute, which was for chief enrollment officers, hosted more than 50 attendees from colleges and universities in the Carolina's and Virginia. Stuart will present at the next SEM Works Regional Institute Nov. 17 in Alpharetta, Ga.

Montgomery Named Music Director
Dr. Tim Montgomery, music professor, was recently named the new director of music at Christ Episcopal Church here in Danville. He previously served as assistant organist at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Louisville, Ky.; as minister of music at First Baptist Church and organist/choirmaster at West End Christian Church in Danville; and as organist/choirmaster at First Baptist Church in Altavista. Tim has worked at Averett since 1984. Congratulations, Tim!

Allen Recognized for 20 Years of Service
Twenty years can pass in the blink of an eye. Just ask Music Professor Dr. Gail Allen, who was recently recognized for 20 years of serve as the organist and adult choir director at Ascension Lutheran Church. This past Sunday (Oct. 17), Gail's "Lutheran family" commemorated her service with a concert. Congratulations, Gail!

Celebrate Good Times
The Roanoke Higher Ed Center held its 10th anniversary celebration Oct. 7. Averett was there for the celebration since it has offered classes at the center since it first opened. The event featured a visit by Senator John Edwards and a race between all of the mascots that offer classes at the center.


Sports Arts Activities
Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Volleyball v. Ferrum (Grant Center)

Oct. 23, 1 p.m., Men's Soccer v. N.C. Wesleyan (North Campus)

Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m., Women's Soccer v. Ferrum (North Campus)

October, Senior Art Show - Deborah Oakes (Jut's Café)

Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., Salon Music of Scott Joplin (Pritchett Auditorium)

Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Jerel Rosati Lecture (Blount Chapel)

Oct. 29, Pre-registration starts for spring classes

Oct. 30, Cougar Preview Day