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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 Feb. 15 for a Feb. 22 publication.


coffeebreakBookstore Closing Early Feb. 21
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, The Schoolfield House Booksellers will close at 4 p.m. due to its end of the year inventory.

coffeebreakMusic, Dance and the Civil Rights Movement
The University is hosting a variety of activities this month in celebration of Black History Month. On Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. in Blount Chapel Nguzo Saba, an African American drum and dance troupe in Danville will perform. Nguzo Saba performs a variety of selections from West African and American drumming and dance.

Also that evening, Emma C. Edmunds, a Civil Rights historian, will give a presentation on the Danville Civil Rights Movement. The presentation will include interviews and discussion in a Power Point format. Edmunds is the principal researcher for "Mapping Local Knowledge: Danville, Va. 1945-75."

coffeebreakHealth Awareness Day
The University will hold a health awareness day on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Center. General health information will be distributed. The Sickle Cell Anemia Association is providing a free screening while supplies last from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

coffeebreakThe Danville Civil Rights Movement
Apostle Lawrence G. Campbell Sr. '73 founder and pastor of Bible Way Cathedral in Danville will give a presentation on the Danville Civil Rights Movement on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in Blount Chapel. Campbell will speak of his personal experiences during that turbulent time and his hopes for the community now and in the future.

coffeebreakHiring Our Heroes
A hiring fair for veterans, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members and eligible spouses at the Richmond Raceway Complex is planned for Feb. 21, from 9 a.m.-Noon. The event is free but requires pre-registration. To register, go to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes or for information email:

 Admissions Hosting Scholarship Day
The office of undergraduate admissions will host its Annual Scholarship Day on Saturday, Feb. 18. This year's scholarship competition will feature more than 150 presidential and dean scholarship winners, up significantly from last year. With help from Dr. Franks, the president's council and faculty and staff, we will have more than 350 students and parents on our grounds to make sure Averett is the right fit. A big thanks goes out to all of those involved with making this event great!

coffeebreakNeed a Contract Certified?
Are you preparing a contract that needs to be certified? Or perhaps it's a deed? Good news, you don't have to go downtown to have a document notarized.

Here is the list of University employees you can contact for notary services:
Angie Bowers - ext. 15669
Donna Gourley - ext. 15678
Terri Jones - ext. 15650
Karen Nelson - ext. 17269
Karen Ward - ext. 15671



coffeebreakNelson Publishes Article
Karen Nelson, administrative assistant to the education department, has had an article published in the February 2012 issue of "It's All About Her," a special monthly publication published by the Danville Register & Bee. To read her article, "Organization is not a Luxury" click here and go to page 20.

coffeebreakArt Students Display Work at Opening
It all started with an email from the office of economic development in Danville. It led to Averett art students displaying their artwork during the official ribbon cutting of the Noblis/Clay High Performance Computer on Friday, Feb. 10.

"This is a great example of how the art department tries to involved art students in community events and to reinforce the planning and follow through for exhibiting art," said Diane Kendrick, art professor. "This event allowed students to meet, speak and engage in meaningful conversation about their work."

The student's whose prints were selected for the exhibit were Lisa Santos, Jordan Bay, Ariel Barrett, Billy Newcomb, Cali Earp, Miles Morrison and Heather Reynolds.

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!






SORRY, there are no new stories this week. If you have a story to add to our next issue, please send us this form!

One of the STAY committees, the Student Satisfaction Committee, has been conducting student satisfaction surveys and focus groups. The people and offices featured here have been continually recognized for their outstanding service to students.


This week we are pleased to recognize Wanda Haynes, administrative assistant to the faculty in Frith Hall. Congratulations, Wanda!






Fac/Staff events:

October 23, 2014
Staff Meeting

November 20, 2014
Staff Meeting

December 18, 2014
Staff Meeting

Academic events:

No events to show at this time.

Please check the AU Calendar for more.

Arts events:

September 23, 2014
Student Art Show

September 24, 2014
Student Art Show

September 25, 2014
Student Art Show

Sports events:

September 23, 2014
Women's Volleyball @ Mary Baldwin College

September 26, 2014
Men's Tennis @ ITA Regionals

September 26, 2014
Women's Soccer @ Methodist University



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