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.
|PC 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.
|Raku-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
|Mark 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Health 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
|University 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 email@example.com (ext. 15627) or Rachel Covington at firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
|Mr. 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.
We are establishing a new section in Coffee Break called Averett Cares. The purpose of this section will be to keep faculty and staff updated about members of the Averett family who have had a baby, are in the hospital or have experienced the death of a loved one.
Please submit all announcements via the Coffee Break form.
|Horne Co-Authors Paper|
Dr. Patti Horne, assistant professor of education, is one of four authors whose research study on problem-based learning was accepted for publication in "The Journal of Mathematics and Science." The paper was a collaboration between faculty members at Longwood University, Hampton University and Averett. Congratulations, Patti!
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