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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 e-mail to by Dec. 1 for a Dec. 3 publication.

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coffeebreakOpen House
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the open house for the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness (corner of Woodland Drive and Townes Street) on Thursday, Dec. from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be tours of the center, light refreshments and performances by the AUG Ensemble and the Averett Singers.


coffeebreakHoliday Hours
The Schoolfield House Booksellers will be closed Nov. 26-30 in observance of Thanksgiving.


coffeebreakTree for a Cause
The Institute is holding its fifth annual "Decorating the Trees for a Cause" event from Dec. 1-Dec. 19, and Averett is decorating a tree again this year. Any funds that are raised will go toward a scholarship fund benefitting a deserving Danville-Pittsylvania County student. Stop by the Institute to vote for Averett - $1 per vote, and you may vote as many times as you would like.

There will be an open house on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to showcase the trees, which will be set up in the atrium. Otherwise votes may be cast anytime between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The tree with the most votes by noon on Dec. 19 wins and all proceeds will be donated to their charity.


coffeebreakPie in the Face
There are still a few days left for faculty and staff to join in the giving, but the plan is that names will be drawn and pies will be thrown on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the dining hall. Dan Hayes and Buddy Rawley will be eating pie, but it will be propelled at them - come join in the fun! We will also draw the name for the winner of the iPad Mini.


coffeebreakSave the Date
The date is set, so mark your calendars now! The Cougar Golf Classic will be held Friday, June 12, 2015, at Goodyear Golf Club with morning and afternoon shot gun starts. The format will be a four-person captain's choice with prizes awarded in both the morning and afternoon flights. Lunch will be provided, and a silent auction will be held. For more information, please contact Barb Kushubar at 791-5687.


coffeebreakAngel 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.


coffeebreakChristmas Dinner
Bon App├ętit 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.

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coffeebreakHealth/Vision & Dental Plans
If you did not make any changes to your health, vision and dental plans for 2015, please continue using your current card. New cards will only be issued to those who have made changes to their insurance plan/coverage.

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Fac/Staff events:

December 18, 2014
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

January 29, 2015
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

February 19, 2015
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

Academic events:

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Please check the AU Calendar for more.

Arts events:

November 28, 2014
Student Art Show

November 28, 2014
Student Art Show

November 29, 2014
Student Art Show

Sports events:

December 2, 2014
Women's Basketball vs. Guilford College
7:00PM

December 3, 2014
Men's Basketball vs. Johnson & Wales University
7:00PM

December 10, 2014
Men's Basketball @ Washington & Lee University
7:00PM

 

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Graduates Land Jobs

Pop Art with a Modern Twist

Artist Draws Inspiration from Family & Friends





 

 
                 
         

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