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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. 22 for a Feb. 29 publication.


coffeebreakGospel Music Night
Wrapping up its Black History Month activities, the University will hold a gospel music night at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Pritchett Auditorium. There will be a variety of performances including Shekinah's Judah, an African dance ministry by a group comprised of Averett students; "Still I Rise," a poem read by Averett student Taylor Harris and an interpretative dance performed by Shaundra Thomas; the Averett Gospel Choir; and Shiloh Baptist Church Praise Dance Ministry.

coffeebreakStudent Leadership Awards
Nominations are now being sought for several student leadership awards. The awards are:
Advisor of the Year Award
Student Leader of the Year Award
Outstanding Student Organization Award
Unsung Hero Award

Nomination forms are available in the office of student engagement and leadership development, room 417, in the Student Center (fourth floor). The forms are due Thursday, March 1 and may be returned to Lesley Villarose.

coffeebreakNew Online Form for IR-IE
The office of institutional research and effectiveness has a new form available online for submitting data requests. To submit your request using the new form click here.

coffeebreakNeed to Reserve a Room?
If you need to reserve a room in the Galesi Family Student Success Center contact Holly Kilby, director of academic support, at ext. 15788 or

coffeebreakMarch 14 Craft Display
Want to exhibit your work in the next Averett Craft Display? It'll be March 14 from 8-9:30 a.m. at the campus-wide Coffee Break in Jut's Café. Register Here

Questions? Contact Linda Lemery at ext. 15636 or Charlotte Wilson at ext. 17147. Hope to see you there!

coffeebreakJob Openings
The previously advertised search for an administrative assistant position in the office of the vice president for academic affairs has been closed with no hire and the job description has been rewritten and reposted.

Dr. James Caldwell, chair of the department of biological and physical sciences, has posted a position opening for an assistant professor.

For additional information on both of these positions visit JOBS@Averett.



coffeebreakTidewater GPS MEd Cluster W429 Finishes Up!
The GPS Tidewater Region is proud to announce that members of cluster W429 have finished their masters of education degree program. Cluster members are thrilled to be finished and are looking forward to receiving their degrees at the spring Commencement Ceremony.

Congratulations to all members of W429!

coffeebreakGoodbye Chef Terry
Chef Terry McGhee, who has served as manager of food services, is leaving us at the end of the month to go to Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, which is just north of Columbus. There he will serve as the general manager of foodservice, just like he has while here at Averett. The only difference is that he'll have a larger staff.

He took a few minutes to answer some questions about his time here at Averett.

What is your favorite event you've worked on while at Averett?
I think the Board of Trustee events because of the creativity we were able to do with these events, and the locations we have had them at...they were challenges that I think we executed well.
What was your favorite student event and why?
I would say the iron chef competition we recently had, because I think the students that participated did a great job, and had a lot of fun doing it.
What was your favorite part about working at Averett?
Working with great leaders like Dr. Franks and Mr. Harris.
What will you miss the most?
My staff!

coffeebreakAverett Students Present The Euro
If you've been wondering about the crisis in the eurozone and the state of the euro, your questions will be answered during a presentation by three business administration students - Ilona Kilpi, Ville Koivunen and Charles Terrell. They will hold a PowerPoint presentation entitled "€ - Euro: History, Present and the Future," on March 1 at 11:20 a.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Center.

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!







IHSA Team Finishes Season on a High Note
Averett's Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Team participated in their final competition Feb. 11 followed by the IHSA Regional Competition Feb. 12. Both events were held at Virginia Tech. Four students represented the University during the Regional Competition - one rider was named champion intermediate over-fences and another rider was reserve champion novice over-fences and on the flat. For the full results from both competitions click here.






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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