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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 Oct. 26 for a Nov. 2 publication.


coffeebreakKnow the Answers…Give the Answers!
As we continue our efforts to provide outstanding service to our students and constituents please remember two important things so that they don't get the "run around."
1) If you don't know the answer to a question, don't send the customer someplace else. Bookmark the Averett Central WIKI site, which provides answers to the majority of student/parent questions you may receive. Please refer to it in order to answer questions "then and there" for your customers.
2) If you still need assistance with answers to customer questions, call Averett Central at ext. 15614 and let them help.

It's that easy...and it's that important.

coffeebreakLooking for a Few Good Men (and Women)
I have the privilege and honor of crafting a diversity statement that best represents the Averett faculty, staff and students. I am therefore creating a task force of volunteers to assist in drafting the statement for the Averett community. If you would like to be a part of this very important task force, please email me noting your interest. We will meet sometime during the week of Oct. 24-Oct. 28 to open discussion, brainstorm ideas, and ultimately, create a diversity statement that will serve as the foundation for upcoming diversity/multicultural initiatives.

Thank you in advance for your assistance,
Kathie Tune
VP of Human Resources

coffeebreakGraduation Reminder
If you have a senior in your class who is planning on graduating in December, kindly remind them that the deadline to apply for graduation is Nov. 10. Seniors need to fill out and submit the forms to the registrar's office.

coffeebreakWant Tickets to the Next DCA Show?
The University has a limited number of tickets for the performance of Taylor 2 Dance Company on Nov. 5. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you're interested in tickets, please contact Jennifer Hooper at ext. 15600. The performance by Taylor 2 Dance Company is a part of the Danville Concert Association's season.

healthy solutions

“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

coffeebreakGet Your Shot and Beat the Bug!
Flu shots will be administered by nurses from the Virginia Department of Health on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 7:15-9:15 a.m. and on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the SGA Conference room on the fourth floor of the Student Center. Please bring a copy of your insurance card for billing purposes.

For your convenience, the Health Department has sent the links to the consent form and flu vaccine statement sheet to complete prior to your arrival...a real time saver!

consent form

vaccine facts



coffeebreakNew Averett Cougar
Valerie Dosier, enrollment specialist for IPD, and her family welcomed a new little one into their family on Friday, Sept. 30. Luke Anderson Dosier weighed 7lbs, 7oz and was 20 inches long. Congratulations, Valerie and welcome Luke!

coffeebreakViews on the Riverwalk Trail
Dr. David Hoffman, professor of English and journalism, had his second monthly column published in the Danville Register & Bee on Sunday, Oct. 16. The column is entitled "The Beauty of Nature" and includes his photos and an essay on various topics related to the Danville Riverwalk Trail. The latest column was called "The Flying Pigs on the Riverwalk."

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SORRY, there are no people to announce this week. If you have a new employee to add to our next issue, please send us this form!







Bond's Artwork on Display at Museum
Art Director Kenneth Bond had one of his pieces selected for inclusion in the show There's a Story Here, curated by Fred Motley at The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, in collaboration with the Lawrence M. Clark Center for African-American Culture and Learning. The exhibit, which opened Sunday, Oct. 23, will remain in the museum's Gallery IV through April 2012.

Stop by during opening hours (Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 2-5 p.m.) and check out this exhibit about the rich African-American cultural experience from mid-century to present-day Danville.

There is a small admission fee. On the first Saturday and Sunday of each month, admission is free to residents of Danville, Caswell County and Pittsylvania County.

One of the STAY committees, the Student Satisfaction Committee, has been conducting student satisfaction surveys and focus groups. The people and offices featured here have been continually recognized for their outstanding service to students.


This week we are proud to recognize the registrar's office. Congratulations, everyone!






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April 25, 2014
Baseball @ Covenant College (DH)

April 26, 2014
Baseball @ Covenant College



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