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 April 4 for a April 11 publication.
|Faculty and Staff of the Year Award|
The annual Outstanding Faculty and Staff awards will be issued on April 26, during a luncheon for faculty, staff and retirees. Nominating a faculty or staff member for this award is a great way to recognize a co-worker, instructor, peer or mentor who has had a significant impact on Averett University. Visit the faculty/staff page for more information about the award.
All nominations must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 6. Nominations should be sent in confidence via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is encouraged to participate!
|Celebrate Good Times|
Be on the lookout for your invitation to the Faculty, Staff & Retirees Appreciation Luncheon which is Thursday, April 26. Invitations will arrive via email from punchbowl later this week.
|Author Coming to Campus April 10|
Author Dr. Casey Clabough will conduct a reading from his forthcoming historical novel "Confederado: A Novel of the Americas" in Blount Chapel, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Clabough is an associate professor of English at Lynchburg College. The event is free.
A book signing will follow the reading. Please encourage all students to attend.
|A Doggone Relaxing Day|
On Tuesday, April 10 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the Danville Area Humane Society will have puppies on the Student Center lawn for a bit of de-stressing, ball throwing fun. AU employees can also join the festivities by bringing their own canine friends to campus for the day.
If you're interested in participating and/or bringing your own pooch, contact Mary Vanderlinden.
|Administrative Professionals Luncheon|
The Southside SHRM group (affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management) will host a luncheon in recognition of Administrative Professionals Day.
The luncheon is open to the public and will be held on Friday, April 27 at the Stratford Courtyard Conference Center. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Dr. Tiffany M. Franks will be the guest speaker.
There will be door prizes and a special gift for each guest. The cost for the program and lunch is $25 per person. More details to come.
The intramural sports department invites all staff and faculty to participate in the second annual Staff and Student Softball Game Friday, April 20 at 6 p.m. on the women's softball field. The first fifteen staff and faculty members to sign-up will be placed on the team roster. The team will also need assistant coaches. To sign-up or for more information please contact Rowland Tolliver or Carl Bradsher.
The faculty and staff team will practice April 18 and 19 at 6 p.m. If it rains on game day, the game will be made up on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m.
After the game there will be a reception with food and refreshments. All staff and faculty members are encouraged to bring their families and lawn chairs to cheer on the team.
|Bookstore holiday closing|
The bookstore will be closed Sunday April 8 in observance of the Easter Holiday.
“A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.”—John Locke
|Wellness Screenings Scheduled|
Averett University is pleased to announce that free onsite health screenings will be offered April 18 & 19 from 7-10:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room for all employees, spouses, and adult children (ages 18-26) on the Averett University Employee Health Plan.
Sign up online by visiting www.gatewayhealth.com, select "login, members" and login to your personal health record. If you have not registered previously, click the "register" link to sign in and complete the required information.
Once you complete your Health Risk Assessment, you will be directed to select a date and time for your onsite screening.
|Salads…More Than Meets the Eye|
Too often a salad is thought of as a side-dish, and even then it is quickly thrown together then covered in a heavy dressing. Of course there is no right or wrong way to make a salad, but keep in mind the amazing nutritional opportunity a salad can present. Using high quality vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, dairy products and proteins will not only ensure the highest nutrient content, it will also ensure high-quality taste. Salads make wonderful main course dishes when lean protein sources and healthy fat sources are among the ingredients.
For more information and recipes follow the link to Train for Life America.
A warm Averett welcome is extended to:
Tom McMurtry will be joining Averett University on April 9 as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) & Director of Information Technology Services. Tom will lead the IT Services team and will focus on enhancing technology at Averett.
For more about this story, please visit: mcmurtry.php
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