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 11 for a April 18 publication.
Last week, invitations were emailed to faculty and staff regarding the Faculty, Staff & Retirees Appreciation Luncheon on April 26 at 12 p.m. If you have not already done so, please remember to RSVP by April 19 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|The Results Are In!|
After Averett's staff was called out at the March meeting for an abysmal showing in last year's efforts to raise money for Pennies for a Purpose, the Institutional Advancement team rose to the challenge this year, collecting $76.28 for the Special Olympics. All total, the campus community raised $231.10 for this special cause. Way to go everyone!
|Administrative Professionals Day|
The Southside SHRM group (affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management) will host a luncheon in recognition of Administrative Professionals Day on Friday, April 27 at the Stratford Courtyard Conference Center.
There will be door prizes and a special gift for each guest. The cost for the program and lunch is $25 per person. Register by contacting Ellen McGregor at email@example.com.
|Cooking for Students|
Reading Day is fast approaching and so is the late night breakfast, which will be held Thursday, April 19 from 10-11:30 p.m. in the dining hall. If you are interested in cooking or serving at the breakfast contact Lesley Villarose to volunteer.
|Zumba for Autism|
On Saturday, April 14 Averett, along with the Center for Pediatric Therapies, Inc., will hold Zumba for Autism at the Grant Center from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will benefit the Dan River Autism Awareness 5K, which is being held April 21. For more information about Saturday's event visit www.averettcougars.com.
|Lemery Publishes Article|
Linda Lemery, circulation manager in the library, recently published an article in Associates (2012, March, v. 18, no. 3), an electronic journal for library support staff. Entitled "Food for Thought--Visual Shelf Reading: One Library's Process," the article presents an organized, self-directed method for empowering student assistants to meet or exceed expectations in maintaining library book order in the stacks. To read the article,
click here. Congratulations, Linda!
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Teachers of Promise
Averett named six of its student teachers as 2012 Virginia Teachers of Promise. The students who received this distinction are: seniors Wendy Bradner, Sara Campbell, Thornton Rowland and Re'Shawn Woodson; and 2011 graduates Cary Lee Cumbo and Olivia Frost.
The students attended the Virginia Teachers of Promise Institute in Richmond last month along with 130 other top rated teachers from across the Commonwealth.
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 the Bon Appétit staff in the dining hall. Congratulations, everyone!