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CoffeeBreak 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 CoffeeBreak via this form by Sept. 12 for a Sept. 19 publication.


coffeebreakPC Self-Service Workshop Offered
All faculty are encouraged to participate in a 30-minute hands-on workshop on PC Self-Service: Grades and Attendance, offered at 3:00 and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Frith 109.

Participants will learn how to submit student attendance and student progressive (early alert), mid-term and final grades. (The Office of Student Success notes that progressive grading early alerts are due on Wednesday, Sept. 19, by 5 p.m., and midterm grades are due on Wednesday, Oct. 10.) View the workshop schedule to register.

If neither time fits your schedule, email Kim McMurtry about scheduling another workshop or a personal training session.

coffeebreakRaku-Fired Pottery on Display
Art collector and entrepreneur Sam Sakellaris has loaned selected works from his personal collection of Raku-fired pottery by artist and adjunct art teacher, Shirley Cadmus, for exhibit at the Mary B. Blount Library. The exhibit is located on the main floor of the library through Sunday, Oct. 7. Mary B. Blount Library

coffeebreakMark Your Calendars!
The annual Study Abroad Fair will take place Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Center. Representatives from Averett's affiliates, along with Averett students who have studied abroad, will be available to answer your questions. Please encourage students to stop by and browse the wide range of possibilities! Refreshments will be served.

Contact Dr. Catherine Clark, directory of the study abroad program, via email at for more information.

coffeebreakHealth Benefits Survey
The people and processes committee is looking for your input. This year we will reach the end of our current contract with Gateway Health and the committee is examining our current plan and other options that may be available to us.

The link below will direct you to a quick survey (less than 5 minutes) that will allow you to provide feedback about our current plan. (Please note that the comments section cuts people short, so if you have more to share than what is allowed, email Marietta Sanford or Joey Wilkerson).

Health Benefits Survey

coffeebreakUniversity Sets Service Day
Averett will host its first ever “Service Day” on Thursday, Sept. 20. All students, faculty and staff are invited to volunteer at community organizations throughout Danville in an effort to get involved and make a difference in our neighborhood. Volunteer activities and participating organizations include tutoring, reading and assisting with physical education, sports and art activities at the Boys and Girls Club and Head Start; landscaping and fence repair for the Danville Science Center; and gardening and painting at Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity.

Please encourage your students to show their Cougar spirit by engaging with the Dan River Region. Sign-up sheets will be available on Sept. 18 outside of the cafeteria during lunchtime and on Sept. 19 in the Galesi Family Student Success Center from 1-3 p.m. Students can also sign-up to volunteer by contacting Lesley Villarose at (ext. 15627) or Rachel Covington at (799-2176).

A Service Day carnival celebration will close the event at 5:30 p.m. on the Lamar-Owen Lawn outside of the Student Center. Music will be provided by DJ Larry Stamps, games, prizes, giveaways and an ice-cream sundae bar will top off the day.

coffeebreakMr. Averett Pageant
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting a Mr. Averett Pageant for "Cans Across the Conference" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 in Pritchett Auditorium. The purpose of the event is to raise canned goods that they will donate to less fortunate people in the community; therefore, the entrance fee is two canned goods.

The event is open to the public. Family and friends are invited to attend.



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Fac/Staff events:

February 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

March 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

April 23, 2015
Staff Meeting

Academic events:

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Please check the AU Calendar for more.

Arts events:

February 5, 2015
AndJam Jazz Trio

February 10, 2015
1859-Coffeehouse Lecture Series

February 17, 2015
"A Long Civil Rights Movement"

Sports events:

January 31, 2015
Men's Basketball @ Methodist University

January 31, 2015
Women's Basketball @ Methodist Univ

February 4, 2015
Men's Basketball vs. Ferrum College



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