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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 Nov. 9 for a Nov. 16 publication.


coffeebreakPlanning for Retirement?
Whether you're older and looking to retire soon or are younger and have just started your career, everyone wants to know that 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.

coffeebreakThanksgiving Lunch
The dining hall will be serving its sumptuous holiday feast on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The menu of delectable eats includes: roasted turkey, apricot stuffed porkloin, homestyle bread stuffing, mashed Yukon gold potatoes with gravy, corn pudding, herb & bacon roasted brussel sprouts, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, sweet potato pie and molasses cookies.

Lunch for that day is the regularly discounted price of $5.94 plus tax for faculty and staff. It is $8.80 plus tax for the public.

coffeebreakHelp Our Furry Friends
Students in Dr. Deb DeMarey's biology, botany and coastal ecosystem classes are collecting donations for the Danville Area Humane Society and The Carolina Veterinary Assistance and Adoption Group. The following items are needed: dog and cat treats, dog and cat food (dry and canned), bowls, old blankets, old towels, toys (new or old), collars (new or old) and leashes (new or old). Collection boxes are set up on the third and fourth floors of Frith Hall, the dining hall and in Main Hall.

For more information, email DeMarey at or call her at ext. 15772.

coffeebreakOpen Positions Announced
The academic affairs office recently posted a position for an associate/assistant professor of business and an assistant professor of English. For information about these positions please visit Jobs @ Averett.

coffeebreakLondon Workshop for Faculty
One of the University's affiliates, CAPA, is hosting an affiliate site visit to the CAPA London Center April 11-15, 2012. Information about the site visit, including a draft itinerary and an application to apply can be found online at: Affiliate Site Visits.

The site visit will include various workshops with staff and faculty, opportunities to visit classes, housing and internship sites and interaction with students. CAPA will personalize the visit with major-specific internship site visits.

The application deadline is mid-February, but it would be good to apply earlier as airfare to London in April tends to be higher due to the Easter holidays.

For additional information, you can email Larry Wilburn or reach him at ext. 14993.

coffeebreakNeed to Update Information Under AU People?
Do you need to change your information online under AU People? Good news, you can do it yourself! It's a very simple process. Go to FindPeople Directory.

username: directory
password: update

Then you can begin to update your information so that everyone knows where your office is located and how to get in touch with you.

coffeebreakAU Career & Networking Fair
The Col. Stone Gregory Career Services Center will host a Career and Networking Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The fair will be open to the public from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Please encourage all students to attend the fair. Some of the companies scheduled to attend include: GSO Aviation, Greensboro Police Department, Telvista, Alliance Human Services; Hargrave Military Academy, Danville Public Schools, Edward Jones Investments and Piedmont Broadcasting Corporation. For more information contact Petrina Carter.



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Fac/Staff events:

January 29, 2015
Staff Meeting

February 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

March 19, 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 25, 2015
Women's Basketball vs. Piedmont College

January 28, 2015
Women's Basketball vs. Greensboro College

January 31, 2015
Men's Basketball @ Methodist University



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