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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 Jan. 11 for a Jan. 18 publication.


coffeebreakBe on the Lookout!
The newly designed Averett website is scheduled for a Jan. 19 launch. The new site will feature a much improved navigational system, a more organized and clean directory structure along with a whole new look!

NOTICE: There will be a quiet period for changes to the web from close of business on Wed., Jan. 11 – Jan. 18. Any requests for website changes submitted after 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 through Jan. 18 will NOT go into effect until AFTER the launch on Jan. 19.

See next week's Coffee Break for a preview of the redesign.

coffeebreakLooking for Fabulous Prizes!
Each year the alumni office hosts a senior dinner for traditional students. This year's dinner will be Feb. 2. During the dinner we plan to give out fabulous prizes to the seniors as they prepare for their final 87 days of being a student. If you have a fabulous prize you would like to donate to the cause (a giftcard to a local business, something Averett related, etc.), please contact Dan Hayes at ext. 17252 or stop by Alumni Hall. Students will be receiving invitations to come if they are graduating in 2012.

coffeebreakLive Healthy!
The Live Healthy America 100-day challenge involving weight loss and/or increased physical activity will run January 23 through May 1. This year, Linda Lemery is captaining the Averett Less is More team, and there are eight team member slots open. If you're interested please contact Linda at ext. 15636 or

"Being a part of this loose network of support really helped me move toward achieving my own weight loss and physical activity goals over the past two years," Linda said. "It helps to have support."

Cost of participation is $20. Members get a t-shirt, access to the website and team support. The entire $20 goes to the Live Healthy America initiative.

coffeebreakWinter Coat Drive
From Jan. 17 to Jan. 27 the office of student engagement and leadership development will be collecting new and gently used winter coats to deliver to a local homeless shelter. Please bring your coats to the office, which is located on the fourth floor of the Student Center. For more information, please contact Lesley Villarose at ext. 15627.

coffeebreakSpring Dates to Remember
Mark your calendars now for upcoming spring staff events!
Jan. 11 - Campus Coffee Break
Jan. 19 - Founders' Day
Jan. 26 - University Staff Meeting
Feb 1 - Campus Coffee Break
Feb 16 - University Staff Meeting
March 14 - Campus Coffee Break
March 15 - University Staff Meeting
April 4 - Campus Coffee Break
April 19 - University Staff Meeting

Details about each event can be found on the University's online calendar.



coffeebreakFoster Promoted to Assistant Dean of Students
Marsha Foster, director of resident life, has been promoted to assistant dean of students. She will continue to serve as head of residence life as well. During her five years on campus, Marsha has created an excellent residence life program that provides more than 80 programs per semester for our residential students, and serves as a leadership development opportunity for the resident assistants. Additionally, she has played a significant role in enhancing the student conduct system for campus.

Marsha is always eager to collaborate with colleagues around campus to develop ways to enhance the experience of our students. She has served the University on numerous committees including strategic planning, assessment, and staff council - where she will serve as president next year.

Beyond Averett, Marsha serves as a co-chair of the programming committee for the Virginia Student Services Conference.

Congratulations, Marsha!

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Fac/Staff events:

November 20, 2014
Staff Meeting

December 18, 2014
Staff Meeting

January 29, 2015
Staff Meeting

Academic events:

No events to show at this time.

Please check the AU Calendar for more.

Arts events:

October 25, 2014
Kruger Brothers and The Kontras Quartet

October 26, 2014
Student Art Show

October 27, 2014
Student Art Show

Sports events:

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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