CoffeeBreak is a newsletter distributed to Averett faculty and staff to keep them up to date on campus activities and information.
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|Faculty & Staff Campaign Update|
Thank you to all who have participated in our annual faculty and staff giving campaign so far. We are now four weeks in and currently more than 35 percent of our faculty and staff have given during the campaign. Your gifts send a powerful message to other donors and your generosity inspires them to continue supporting Averett and our students.
For more about this story, please visit or mail: http://www.averett.edu/coffeebreak/cb2011/201144/campaign.html
|Cool Tools in the Library|
The library has cool tools for selecting new and notable interdisciplinary and curriculum-related books. Check out the Fiction Connection, Nonfiction Connection and Books in Print 2.0.
Developing library collections for an academic program? Search in Choice Reviews Online, or create a personal log in and custom profile by subject, reading level and level of recommendation in choice reviews. Sign up to receive monthly reviews in your profile via email.
Averett librarians invite faculty, staff and students to participate in book selection. To recommend a title, email a citation to the liaison librarian for your academic program, or to email@example.com. Be sure to send a complete citation with ISBN number.
For serendipitous discoveries over morning coffee, we offer a web order form under the new sources tab discover.averett.edu/library. There is no need to complete the form if you download and email a citation from Books in Print or Choice Reviews.
|Planning for Retirement?|
Whether you're older and looking to retire soon or are younger and have just started your career, everyone wants to know they will be able to retire in style. The hard part is knowing how to do it. On Wednesday, Nov. 9 you're in luck! From 4-6 p.m. in the conference room on the fourth floor of the Student Center, some experts will be on hand to talk about a retirement planning program. Topics include retirement funds, long-term care and Medicare. Companies that will have representatives on campus are Millenium Advisory Services Inc., BB&T Insurance Services and Valic Financial Advisors Inc. The representative from Valic will only be available at 5:30 p.m. for a general session.
|Open Positions Announced|
There are two staff positions and a faculty position open at the University. The academic affairs office has recently opened its search for an instructional technologist, and the business office is accepting résumés for a staff accountant.
The academic affairs office has also posted a position for an assistant professor of history who has experience in any period or area of Asian history.
For additional information, visit Averett Jobs.
For more about this story, please visit or mail: http://www.averett.edu/jobs/
|Adjunct Professor to Present at Conference|
Adjunct Professor Lisa Witzig, along with two co-authors, recently had their paper, "Organizations' Use of LinkedIn: Small Businesses Outpace Nonprofits and Large Corporations," accepted to be presented at the 2012 Association of Marketing Theory and Practice Conference. The paper will also be published in the conference proceedings. Witzig teaches in the Graduate and Professional Studies Program in the Greater Washington Region and at Quantico Marine Corps Base. Congratulations, Lisa!
|"Damsels, Dragons and Ladies"|
Dr. David Hoffman, professor of English/journalism, has a photo exhibit opening Nov. 5 at the Danville Science Center. The exhibit, called "Damsels, Dragons and Ladies," documents his Riverwalk Trail experiences through his photos of damselflies, dragonflies and ladybugs. The exhibit will be on display until April 1, 2012. Membership to the Science Center is required to view the exhibition.
|A Note of Thanks|
Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, calls, cards, food and many, many well wishes during my recovery. I look forward to returning to the Averett campus as soon as I get the okay. I truly miss my Averett family.
|Drum Roll Please|
And the winners of this year's Halloween Costume Contest are:
1st Place - Group Costume - Institutional Advancement - Hive of Bees
2nd Place - Group Costume - GPS - Around the World
1st Place - Individual Costume - Drew Wilson – Ghostbuster
2nd Place - Individual Costume - Robbie Hendrix – Werewolf
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who chose to participate this year!
|Thank you from the Anderson Family|
Susan, Steve and I thank the Averett family for the beautiful flowers at mother's memorial service. Our mother loved flowers and she would have loved those.
I cannot begin to tell you how much it meant to mother to be included in so many Averett activities. You made her feel needed and loved - what more could a person ask for! Thank you! It meant the world to her.
|Steadman Presents at Economics Conference|
Dr. Gene Steadman Jr., professor of business administration and chair of business administration for the Graduate and Professional Studies Program, presented a paper - "Marginal Revenue Product and Optimal Employment Levels: An Illustration of Student Involvement in the Classroom" – on Oct. 27-28 in New Orleans at The Seventh Annual Economics Teaching Conference. Steadman's paper, which was one of 18 accepted for presentation, featured his development of an "in-class" holiday wreath business that allowed students to become personally involved in all aspects of the business. Steadman has found that this personal involvement has resulted in major improvements in the learning of economics principles.
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June 3, 2013
Staff Council Meeting
June 20, 2013
University Staff Meeting
June 8, 2013
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August 30, 2013
Men's Soccer @ Roanoke College
August 31, 2013
Women's Soccer @ Johns Hopkins University
August 31, 2013
Men's Soccer @ Lynchburg College
Hayes Places Third in the Nation in IHSA Competition
Paying It Forward
Averett Recognizes Retirees and Faculty & Staff for Years of Service
Faculty & Staff Members of the Year Named
Spring Commencement Ceremony
Averett Breaks Ground for Pritchett Auditorium Renovations