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 March 28 for a April 4 publication.
|Averett Lights It Up Blue|
April is Autism Awareness Month and Averett is celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 by "Lighting It Up Blue." Averett's Main Hall columns will feature blue spotlights to help shine a light on autism.
Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a unique global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism. Iconic landmarks around the world will Light It Up Blue to show their support and Averett is proud to be a part of this movement.
|Staff Council Nominations|
It is time to begin thinking about who the newest members of Staff Council will be. This year, JoAnne Francisco, Diane Gosney, Angie Bowers and Joey Wilkerson will rotate off. Remaining members are Marsha Foster, Petrina Carter and Matt Nidiffer.
If you would like to nominate yourself or anyone else, please contact Joey Wilkerson at ext. 17112 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, April 19. Voting will begin following the April staff meeting.
|Wanted: A Few Good Students|
Holly Kilby, director of academic support, is looking for tutors for the fall. If you have a student you can recommend, please contact her at ext. 15788 or by email.
|University Participating in Study|
Averett is participating in "The Chronicle's" Great Colleges to Work For Program, a study designed to gather benchmarking data within higher education and recognize institutions that have built great workplaces. Part of the program involves an employee survey that was emailed by Modern Think with a unique login code to everyone's Averett email on March 18. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, April 13.
If you have any questions please contact Kathie Tune.
The deadline to submit textbook orders is Monday, April 2. If you have already turned in your information - THANK YOU! Any orders received on or by this date will be entered to win a fabulous prize, so please get your orders in as soon as possible.
You may submit textbook orders to Dana Nelson, via fax (434-791-4988), interoffice mail, carrier pigeon or just drop the order by the bookstore. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
|New Job Posting|
There is a new job posting on our website for a networks and systems administrator. For more information about qualifications and duties please visit Jobs@Averett.
|Special Performance this Weekend|
Ten students from our musical theatre class will sing and dance 15 Broadway songs numbers including "Hairspray," "Les Miserables," "Wicked" and "Spamalot" on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Pritchett Auditorium. The performance costs $5.
Guest director for the production are alumnus' Corbin Campbell '01, and guest musical director is Greyson Clifton '07.
|Survey Regarding Mobile Website|
Amelia Brantley, web master, and Harrison Francis '09, web assistant, are working to create a website that is mobile friendly. In order for them to develop a mobile site that will serve everyone they have created a survey to best determine everyone's mobile needs.
Please take a moment to complete the survey, which will be available through April 15.
|Give Blood, Save a Life|
A community blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, from 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be parked in the Dining Hall parking lot. For more information, contact Lesley Villarose, ext. 15627.
|GPS Professors Publish Paper|
Dr. Alice Obenchain-Leeson, associate professor of business administration for the GPS Program, has had a paper she co-authored with Dr. Louis Martinette, GPS adjunct professor and associate professor of business at the University of Mary Washington (UMW), accepted for publication in the Journal of Service Science this spring. The paper - "The Relationship between Learning Orientation, Business Performance and the Moderating Effect of Competitive Advantage: A Service Organization Perspective" - examines the role of any organization's ability to learn and its impact on performance.
For more information about the paper and a presentation Drs. Obenchain-Leeson and Martinette made at Harvard University, click here.
|Averett Singers to Perform|
The Averett Singers will perform a spring concert Sunday, April 1 at 4 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church. The concert is free and open to the public. Saxophonist Brentt Simmons will be a featured performer.
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!
IDA Team Finishes Season Strong
Averett's Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Team competed at their last regional show of the season on March 18 in Laurinburg, N.C. at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. Averett's teams placed second and third overall and one rider was named Reserve High Rider for the day.
Click here for details about the competition.
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 Petrina Carter, director of Career Services. Congratulations, Petrina!