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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 March 28 for a April 4 publication.


coffeebreakAverett 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.

coffeebreakStaff 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 Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, April 19. Voting will begin following the April staff meeting.

coffeebreakWanted: 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.

coffeebreakUniversity 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.

coffeebreakAttention Faculty!
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.

coffeebreakNew 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.

coffeebreakSpecial 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.

coffeebreakSurvey 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.

coffeebreakGive 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.



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Fac/Staff events:

January 29, 2015
Staff Meeting

February 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

March 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

Academic events:

No events to show at this time.

Please check the AU Calendar for more.

Arts events:

February 5, 2015
AndJam Jazz Trio

February 10, 2015
1859-Coffeehouse Lecture Series

February 17, 2015
"A Long Civil Rights Movement"

Sports events:

January 28, 2015
Women's Basketball vs. Greensboro College

January 31, 2015
Men's Basketball @ Methodist University

January 31, 2015
Women's Basketball @ Methodist Univ



Arts@Averett Series to Host AndJam Trio

Student Creates Publication for Cardiology Patients

Floyd & Marietta Smith Scholarship Awarded to Martinsville Resident