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by Nov. 21 for a Nov. 26 publication.
Staff members are invited to participate in the Winter 2014 Commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 13. In order to participate in the exercises, you must have received at least a graduate degree and have the proper regalia. If you would like to participate, please email Marquita Graves by Friday, Nov. 21.
The bookstore is wrapping up their flash sale today (Nov. 19). Sale offers include:
In-store and online, 25 percent off: all fleece (men's and women's hooded sweatshirts, crewneck sweatshirts, 1/4 zip and full zip sweatshirts and sweatpants); all outerwear; all cold weather accessories (knit hats and scarves); all auto accessories; backpacks, totes and fashion bags; all diploma frames; earbuds (in-store only); and an additional 25 percent off clearance (in-store only).
|Late Night Breakfast|
It's that time again! We are gearing up for our annual Late Night Breakfast on Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. in the dining hall. We need volunteers to cook eggs, flip pancakes, cook sausage/bacon, etc.
If you are interested in helping, please email Lesley Villarose.
|Free Concert Tickets|
A limited number of tickets are available for a performance this weekend by Duo Amabile. Duo Amabile, which is sponsored by the Danville Concert Association, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 in Pritchett Auditorium. To reserve your tickets, contact Jennifer Hooper.
Duo Amabile has performed violin and piano recitals throughout the United States. Married since 2004, Matvey and Katya Lapin's repertoire ranges from eighteenth to twenty-first century music, and includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Bartok, among many others. Equally at ease with standard repertoire, the Duo's offerings range from Rachmaninov to Arvo Part, and include contemporary works especially written for them.
|University-Wide Staff Meeting|
The next University staff meeting is tomorrow (Nov. 20) at 11:15 a.m. in the multipurpose room. To help reduce the deficit, and in a joint effort with Faculty Council, Staff Council will no longer be serving cookies and coffee. Please bring your own drinks. There will be lunch tickets given out. Also, to help reduce the amount of paper we use, agendas will no longer be printed, but will be shown on the screen. Check the intranet for the minutes.
Please bring $1 to the meeting for the faculty/staff giving campaign. There will be AU donation envelopes available. We are all united in the future of Averett University. We are hoping for 100 percent participation.
Bon Appétit Management Company will serve its annual Christmas dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 2, the same night as Averett Celebrates Christmas. The meal will include such fare as chef carved beef rib-eye with au jus and horseradish sauce, southern style green beans with bacon, broccoli with pecans and brown butter, portabella scaloppini with a lemon caper sauce over toasted cous cous with pistachio nuts and parsley, and popcorn shrimp with cocktail and lemon parmesan aioli. Dinner will be served from 5-7:30 p.m.
There is special pricing for dinner. For faculty and staff who have a meal plan, it is one swipe of your ID card plus an extra $5. For those without meal plans, the pricing is as follows (tax included): adults, $11.25; children 6-12, $8; children six and under no charge.
The concert by the United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors is tonight (Nov. 19) at 7:30 p.m. in Pritchett Auditorium. There are still a few tickets available if you would like to attend.
Contact Jennifer Hooper by calling 791-7184 or stop by Main Hall 200A to pick one up.
|Angel Tree Reminder|
Just a friendly reminder that an Angel Tree is set up in the dean of students' office. There are still angels hanging on the tree. Please consider stopping by to pick up an angel before the end of the month to help one of 40 children from the Boys and Girls Club have a very special Christmas. This is a wonderful opportunity to give to a child who may not otherwise get presents for Christmas.
Each angel's ornament will include the age, the gender and the child's wish list. Upon selection of an angel, please purchase a minimum of $50 in gifts for the child and deliver them back to the dean of students' office by 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. Email Carianna Beck with any questions.
“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
|Flexible Spending Account|
Just a reminder to enroll in the Flexible Spending Account plan by midnight Sunday, Nov. 30.
The FSA allows employees to deduct pre-tax dollars for qualified medical and dependent care expenses. In the meantime, visit the Discovery Benefits website at www.discoverybenefits.com. Enrollment will be through the Discovery Benefits online portal.
|Thanksgiving Comes Early |
On Sunday, Nov. 9, international students from Rebecca Raab's English 111 ESL course traveled to her parent's home in Halifax County for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Itayetzi Zafra Mendez, Averett's Fulbright Scholar, also came along for the fun. Students not only learned about Thanksgiving and ate a delicious feast, but also had the opportunity to hike around the beautiful Banister River.
Special thanks to Christine Thompson for baking pies and helping transport students, and Anne and Tom Raab for graciously hosting the event!
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!
Senior Shayna Keen received her acceptance into the doctor of occupational therapy program at the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at Mary Baldwin. Upon graduation from Averett, she will start the program in June 2015. Shayna is the first Averett student accepted under our new articulation agreement with Mary Baldwin. Congratulations, Shayna!
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November 24, 2014
Student Art Show
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Student Art Show
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Student Art Show
November 25, 2014
Men's Basketball vs. Guilford College
December 2, 2014
Women's Basketball vs. Guilford College
December 3, 2014
Men's Basketball vs. Johnson & Wales University
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Averett Holds Annual Christmas Celebration
Equestrian Studies Hosts CT Show
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