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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. 19 for a Sept. 26 publication.

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coffeebreakRiver District Festival
On Oct. 5 and 6, the Danville Regional Foundation will be hosting the 2nd annual River District Festival downtown. We are looking for volunteers for various shifts. It would be wonderful to have an Averett presence that weekend so if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lesley Villarose at lvillarose@averett.edu.


coffeebreakSpend Time With Our Students
If you are looking for a great opportunity to get involved with student life here are two wonderful opportunities to do so.

Friday, Oct. 5
Glow Casino 8 p.m.
We are looking for dealers for the blackjack tables, poker tables, etc.

Friday, Oct. 26
Trip to Scarowinds
We are looking for two volunteers to help chaperone this trip. All expenses paid!

If you are interested in participating in either of these events, please contact Lesley Villarose at lvillarose@averett.edu.


coffeebreakPowerPoint Workshops Offered
When you prepare a PowerPoint presentation, how do you know what colors to use, or what size font, or how much text to put on each slide? If you're not sure, consider attending a hands-on workshop offered by Instructional Technologist Kim McMurtry Sept. 24, 25 and 26. Workshops are offered in PowerPoint 2003, 2007 and 2010. To see the complete schedule and to register for a workshop click here.

Next workshop offerings include Moodle Basics, Moodle Gradebook, PC Self-Service Advising and Registration, Intermediate Word and PowerPoint Audio & Video.


coffeebreakCougar Spirit Day
Show your school spirit and support our student-athletes on Fridays by wearing school colors and/or apparel. Please remember to dress appropriately (no jeans). If you are unsure what is appropriate, talk to your director or supervisor.


coffeebreakConquer the Chaos
Are you tired of the clutter and stuff in your house? On Monday, Oct. 1 and Oct. 8 beginning at 6 p.m., Karen Nelson will lead two consecutive classes regarding removing the "stuff" from our lives and our homes. The course combines humor with practical life strategies and teaches people how to let go of stuff by identifying the causes of our "clutter culture" that turns our homes into piles of stuff with a top on it. The class costs $20 and will be held in the multipurpose room of the Student Center.

For more information about the continuing education courses visit the community programs link on the web.


coffeebreakPuzzle Pieces
Always wanted to be crafty and creative? Start with something easy, like making puzzle pins and earrings. There will be a class held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 22 in the multipurpose room in the Student Center. Participants need to bring a bottle of tacky glue (not super glue), a pair of tweezers and a small towel. The class is $15, and the kit is $4. To register for the class, call Gloria Robertson at ext. 15638.

For more information about the continuing education courses visit the community programs link on the web.


coffeebreakService Day Reminder
Averett's first "Service Day" will be held tomorrow (Sept. 20). All students, faculty and staff are invited to volunteer at community organizations throughout Danville. For more information contact Lesley Villarose at lvillarose@averett.edu (ext. 15627) or Rachel Covington at rcovington@drfonline.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.

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“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”—Ralph Nichols


coffeebreakWellness Screenings
Participants in the University's health plan have the opportunity to attend one of two wellness screenings on Tuesday, Oct. 2 and Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Center.

The Health Risk Assessment and Registration forms are available online. Visit www.gatewayhealth.com, select "login, members" and login to your Personal Health Record. Once you complete your Health Risk Assessment you will be directed to select a date and time for your onsite screening.

Participants will be receiving an email from Kathie Tune, director of human resources, with further details next week.

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NKOTB
A warm Averett welcome is extended to:

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Sarah Collie, the new textbook coordinator at the Schoolfield House Booksellers. Sarah, who has worked in the bookstore since December 2010, was born and raised in South Boston. She is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in liberal studies here at Averett, and will graduate in December. Welcome, Sarah!

 

 

 

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Fac/Staff events:

December 18, 2014
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

January 29, 2015
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

February 19, 2015
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

Academic events:

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Please check the AU Calendar for more.

Arts events:

November 24, 2014
Student Art Show

November 24, 2014
Student Art Show

November 25, 2014
Student Art Show

Sports events:

November 25, 2014
Men's Basketball vs. Guilford College
7:00PM

December 2, 2014
Women's Basketball vs. Guilford College
7:00PM

December 3, 2014
Men's Basketball vs. Johnson & Wales University
7:00PM

 

news

University to Host One-Man Show: "A Christmas Carol"

Averett Holds Annual Christmas Celebration

Equestrian Studies Hosts CT Show

Student Club Raises Money for Lifestraw

IHSA Team Places Fourth

Barringer Emerges as Leader on, off Volleyball Court

Graduates Land Jobs

Pop Art with a Modern Twist

Artist Draws Inspiration from Family & Friends





 

 
                 
         

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