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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. 16 for a Nov. 23 publication.


coffeebreakHoliday Payroll Dates
Wondering when you'll be paid around the holidays? Below is the holiday pay schedule, as previously released by the business office.

Nov. 23, includes all that are normally paid on the twenty-fifth of the month

Dec. 9, includes all employees that are normally paid on the tenth

Dec. 20, includes all employees that are normally paid on the twenty-fifth

coffeebreakNew System for Timesheets
Last week, the business office sent out individual emails to staff with the vacation/sick timesheet attached. This process was done as a test to see if the business office could email timesheets instead of printing, sorting and sending them through interoffice mailing. Since the process was a success, it will be implemented from here on out.

From now on, everyone needs to print and fill out the timesheet and obtain proper approval before resubmitting it to the business office by the fifth of each month.

coffeebreak"It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"
It won't exactly be midnight when Averett Celebrates Christmas, but it will be dark outside. Make plans to join the University in its Christmas celebration on Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Pritchett Auditorium. The dining hall will be serving its annual holiday meal that evening and following the event there will be a reception outside the Student Center.

coffeebreakMenu for Christmas Meal Nov. 29
This year's feast for the annual Christmas meal on Nov. 29 will have you salivating well before it's time to eat it. Check out the menu below (have a napkin handy to catch the drool).

The meal costs $8.80 plus tax for faculty, staff and the community.

Chef carved frilled flank steak w/red wine au jus; shrimp & linguine alfredo; twice baked potatoes w/broccoli, bacon; cheddar cheese herb roasted root vegetables; and honey glazed carrots

Butternut squash; sage, & goat cheese lasagna; grilled vegetable medley

Grilled smoked gouda & apple chutney on sourdough; turkey corndogs; sweet potato fries

Holiday Pizza

Decorate your own holiday cookies, sweet potato pie and cheesecake w/whipped topping

coffeebreakHelp Our Furry Friends
Stop by the "Paws for the Cause" collection center on the third floor of Frith Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon for a cupcake and to see the donations being collected.

coffeebreakOpen Position Announced
The registrar's office has an immediate opening for a records specialist I position. If interested, review the requirements of the position and submit all credentials to Janet Roberson, registrar.

For additional information, visit Jobs @ Averett.

coffeebreakNew Deposit Process
Attention everyone! If you are bringing funds of any kind to student accounts for receipt, you must complete the event deposit report and attach it to the funds being submitted. If you have any questions, please call Jo Anne Francisco at 434-791-7182.

The form can be found online at this link Business Forms under "Other" in the right hand column.

coffeebreakNeeded: Volunteers to Serve as Docents
This year, the Conway House (located on Mountain View Avenue diagonal to Alumni Hall) will be on the city's Christmas tour. Four to six people are needed to serve as docents Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 from 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.

If you are interested in serving as a docent or you need more information please contact Debbie Flinn at ext. 15680 or by Dec. 5.

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

coffeebreakTrain for Life---A Healthy Holiday Recipe
This holiday season add some low-fat recipes to your list of favorites for entertaining. This one was developed by the 3-A-Day of Dairy campaign. Unlike your old recipe for "Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip," this dish features low-fat plain yogurt and part-skim mozzarella cheese. The result is delicious, plus one serving has only 80 calories and 2 grams of fat. It also provides 20 percent of the recommended daily calcium. So it's a winner all the way around! Your family and friends will thank you for serving this at your next holiday gathering.

For more information about dairy products and recipes visit: National Dairy Council or visit Food Facts.



coffeebreakPereira Presenting at National Title I Conference
Dr. Joanne Pereira, adjunct professor in the MEd program for the Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) Program, will be presenting at the 2012 National Title I Conference in Seattle Jan. 21-24. Her presentation is entitled "Date Driven Decision Making: Low performance to double digit gains, full accreditation and AYP." (AYP stands for annual yearly progress and is the federal standards for school systems.) Congratulations, Joanne!

coffeebreakSteve Lemery Health Update
I just wanted to let folks know that I have restarted chemotherapy treatments for November and December. The last CT scan was good, but the oncologists here and at Duke agreed that a few more chemotherapy sessions would be prudent. Plus, the Duke lung surgeon said he didn't need to see me again. Yeah!

I have really appreciated all of your well wishes and support. Thanks.

Steve L.

coffeebreakFielder Publishes Second Running Book
Dr. Evan S. Fiedler, adjunct professor for the GPS Program recently had his second running book, "Running Speed," published. This e-book is a plan describing in detail how he placed second and then first in the half marathon. The races were only two weeks apart. His first book was "Come Run With Me."

Free samples of "Running Speed" are available through links on this website: Running Speed.

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!







A Sideline View to Die For
If you're a fan of the NFL you have probably dreamed of one day meeting your favorite team. Or maybe you've gone a bit further and you've dreamed of working for them.

For senior Tyler Muench, an athletic training major, it was more than just a dream this summer - it was a reality.

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November 20, 2014
Staff Meeting

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October 25, 2014
Student Art Show

October 25, 2014
Kruger Brothers and The Kontras Quartet

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October 25, 2014
Men's Soccer @ Piedmont College

October 25, 2014
Women's Soccer @ Piedmont College

October 25, 2014
Football vs. Ferrum College



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