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Party Like it's 1999
The Admissions Office is holding its annual Christmas party Monday, Dec. 13. Stop by at your convenience from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. If you haven't gone before, you should, the eats are great!

Christmas Celebration
The faculty/staff Christmas party will be held at the Franks' house on Dec. 9 beginning at 4 p.m. Join us as we celebrate this holiday season. Please RSVP by Dec. 6 to jchooper@averett.edu.

Buy Yours Today!
With Christmas right around the corner, people are starting to purchase gifts and plan meals for dinner parties. As you're thinking of gifts to buy, consider purchasing the University's cookbook, "A Taste of Averett," which is now available in The Schoolfield House Booksellers for $10. All proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will go to the University's Student Emergency Fund.

Need a P.O. or other forms? Find them here!
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, Jan. 5 for a Jan. 12 publication.

Health Insurance Reminder
Three more days (counting today) left for full-time faculty and staff to turn in their health insurance forms. All forms must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 3.
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Faculty and Staff Campaign Concludes
The University's Faculty and Staff Campaign wrapped up Nov. 30 with a 42 percent increase over last year, and three departments had full participation.
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Piano Concert to be Held in Pritchett
Duo-pianists have a long tradition in the world of music - with duos or concertos for two pianos written by Mozart, Bach and Chopin (to name a few). This Saturday, Averett will host Spanish duo-pianists Elena Martín and José Melitón.
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December Commencement to Graduate More Than 450
The University will hold its December Commencement ceremony Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson will be the speaker.
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Alumna Publishes Senior Project Thesis

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The House That Jack Built
The women's soccer team participated in a community service project with Habitat for Humanity Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The team helped insulate a house, installed side paneling and worked with windows and expanding foam.

Tune Presents to Jobseekers
Kathie Tune, vice president for human resources, presented to Jobseekers on "Reinventing Yourself...Taking a Personal Inventory of Your Skills" on Nov. 9 at the Virginia Workforce Center. Averett is a partner with Jobseekers, which focuses on communication skills, application completion, réumé composition and interviewing skills.

ARAMARK Names Employees of the Year
Congratulations to the following ARAMARK employees!

Yulanda Edwards, employee of the year for security edwards
Brenda Stone, housekeeping stone
Sean Vickers, maintenance vickers
Clarence Stone, grounds Main Campus stone
Keith Johnson, grounds North Campus johnson
Daniel Jones, North Campus was recognized for Outstanding Job Performance









Pauletta Franks, Main Campus, was recognized for Outstanding Job Performance franks

Student-Athletes Give to Charity
The University's Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) held their annual canned food drive this fall, collecting more than 1,400 cans for God's Storehouse. Thanks to everyone who helped the student-athletes give cans to this important local charity.


Sports Arts Activities
Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m., Women's Basketball v. Bridgewater (Grant Center)

Dec. 17, 5 p.m., Women's Basketball v. The Apprentice School (Grant Center)

Dec. 19, 3 p.m., Men's Basketball v. Randolph-Macon (Grant Center)

Jan. 1, 2 p.m., Women's Basketball v. Peace College (Grant Center)

Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Duo-Pianist Concert (Pritchett Auditorium)

Dec. 1, Last Day of Class

Dec. 2, Reading Day (No Classes)

Dec. 3, Exams

Dec. 6-8, Exams

Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Residence Halls Close

Dec. 9, 9 a.m., Senior Grades Due

Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m., Commencement (Grant Center)

Dec. 14, Final Grades Due

Jan. 10-11, New Student Registration

Jan. 10-11, Registration

Jan. 12, Classes Begin