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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 Oct. 24 for a Oct. 29 publication.

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coffeebreakCampus Survey
Aramark is conducting their annual yearly survey to better understand our campus lifestyle and preferences. In taking the time to share our thoughts they will gain valuable insight to help improve our overall campus experience. The survey is online and will take five to 10 minutes to complete. Responses are confidential.

Click the link to begin the survey: www.college-survey.com/averett. If you cannot click on the link, copy and paste the URL into your Internet browser address bar and hit enter.

Those who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing to win a $150 Visa e-gift card or one of three $50 Visa e-gift cards.


coffeebreakStaff Meeting Thursday
Please make plans to attend the University-wide staff meeting at 11:15 a.m. tomorrow (Oct. 23) in the Student Center multipurpose room. Come early for coffee and cookies. We will be collecting food for our HOPE project. In addition, there will be a box available for your candy donations for Halloween.


coffeebreakArchaeological Expedition Scheduled
The religious studies department is launching a 2015 archaeological field project at Khirbet Ataruz, an ancient site that encloses one of the most magnificent Iron Age temples in the country of Jordan! This is a fascinating and controversial site, where Moabite and Israelite history are intertwined.

Averett students can join the expedition by registering for the spring class, "Archaeology & the Bible" (REL 315). This course can serve as a religion elective or a general education course. An activity fee of $3,400, which can be paid using student loans, a scholarship, or cash, is all-inclusive, and will cover students' air-fare, hotel, travel and everything else in Jordan. Students can find more information at the study abroad office or by clicking here. Juniors and seniors can apply for study abroad scholarships. If you know of students who are looking for an exciting study abroad opportunity, encourage them to consider joining the Khirbet Ataruz expedition!


coffeebreakGetting in Line with Title IX
Faculty and staff are invited to meet Bob Hall, president of the Conflict Literacy Group, for a discussion about Title IX (Federal Sexual Assault Legislation) from its foundation to the present and how it impacts each of us on a university campus. The discussion will be held on Monday, Oct. 27 at 12:15 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Center. Lunch will be included for anyone attending. Please meet in the multipurpose room between noon and 12:15 p.m. before proceeding to the dining hall.

For more information contact Joan Kahwajy-Anderson, M.Ed., L.P.C., CHt, director of counseling services and IMPACT Advisor at 434-791-5624.

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“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


coffeebreakThe Ebola Crisis
Because of the recent concern regarding Ebola, the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia (CICV) wanted to pass along the following information from the state of VA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information click here, checklist, facts and airport.

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coffeebreakSandstead Speaks at Ole Miss
Assistant Professor of Art Lee Sandstead recently gave three talks at the University of Mississippi, otherwise known as Ole Miss. Brought by the art department at Ole Miss and their art-history club, two talks were in the classroom and directed at both artists and art historians. The day ended with a talk to the student body concerning Sandstead's own personal adventures in the art world - from documenting the art and architecture found in 1,300 mausoleums, to traveling the world in search of stained glass, to walking the Camino de Santiago, which he calls a 500-mile museum.

coffeebreakStudent Art History Presentation
Senior Erika Sturkie will give an art history presentation at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 in Blount Library. Sturkie is majoring in English and minoring in art history.

Please make plans to attend the free presentation and show your support for one of our students.

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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!


 

 

 

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Graduate Lands Job
Brooke Murphy '11 has landed a full time job with Dan Chem Technologies as an environmental, health and safety assistant. Congratulations, Brooke!

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Fac/Staff events:

November 20, 2014
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

December 18, 2014
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

January 29, 2015
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

Academic events:

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Please check the AU Calendar for more.

Arts events:

October 26, 2014
Student Art Show

October 27, 2014
Student Art Show

October 27, 2014
Student Art Show

Sports events:

October 27, 2014
Men's Golf O'Briant-Jensen Memorial

October 28, 2014
Men's Golf O'Briant-Jensen Memorial

October 29, 2014
Men's Soccer vs. William Peace University
5:00PM

 

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