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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 April 18 for a April 25 publication.


coffeebreakBookstore Announces Graduation and Summer Hours
The Schoolfield House Booksellers will be open Friday, April 27 until 8:00 p.m. for graduates and their families.

Its hours for the summer will be reduced beginning Monday, May 14. Their regularly scheduled hours will resume Monday, Aug. 6. The summer hours are listed below.

Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday Noon-3 p.m.

coffeebreakPayroll Corner
Pay dates for the second quarter of 2012:

April 10 - Semi-Monthly Payroll
April 25 - Semi-Monthly and Full- time Faculty and Staff
May 10 - Semi-Monthly Payroll
May 25 - Semi-Monthly and Full- time Faculty and Staff
June 8 - Semi-Monthly Payroll
June 25 - Semi-Monthly and Full-time Faculty and Staff
All timesheets are due by the fifth of each month.

coffeebreakMake it Happen March 2012 Meeting
During the March Make It Happen meeting the community outreach and enrollment committee as well as the student life committee gave their reports. The community outreach and enrollment committee is researching the effectiveness of four-year guaranteed tuition on enrollment and retention at universities comparable to Averett and whether this would be an effective tool to use here. In addition, they will be surveying faculty, staff and students to determine their involvement in community activities.

The student life committee reported that a website is being created for SGA that includes an online feedback form for program suggestions. In addition, the SGA is working with the communications office to develop a newsletter similar to Coffee Break. The committee will also be conducting a survey of students to evaluate their involvement on University committees.

There will be a strategic planning workshop for sub-committee co-chairs and members on April 19.

coffeebreakQuestions About Social Security & Medicare?
Crystal Harris from the health and life services division of BB&T will host a webinar discussing the how to's of Social Security and Medicare May 10 from 9-10 a.m. in the conference room on the fourth floor of the Student Center. Harris will provide a timeline for anyone planning to retire, applying for Social Security and Medicare benefits.

coffeebreakAFLAC Representative on Campus
Lewis Giles, our AFLAC representative, will be available for questions, answers and enrollments on Thursday, May 17 from 1-5 p.m. in the Student Center. Mark your calendars now!

coffeebreakOne Last Day to RSVP
If you have not already done so, and thanks to those who have, please RSVP by tomorrow (April 19) for the Faculty, Staff & Retirees Appreciation Luncheon on April 26 at noon.



coffeebreakMeet the Newest Kids on the Block
You are cordially invited to a meet and greet reception on Wednesday, April 18 from 3-4 p.m. in the garden behind The Schoolfield House Booksellers for Alexis Ehrhardt, assistant for academic affairs; Tom McMurtry, chief information officer and director of technology; and Kim McMurtry, instructional technologist.

coffeebreakTheatre Students Prepare for the Titanic
Students in Assistant Professor Penny Sornberger's Stage Craft II class recently worked on a display for the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic at the Langhorne House. To read more about the exhibit click here.

coffeebreakMember of IA Team Leaving
Randy King, director of marketing and communications, will be leaving Averett at the end of April to pursue an opportunity with McKesson Medical-Surgical. Randy, who has led the marketing and communications team since June 2010, will be the communications manager for the Richmond-based business. Click here for the rest of the story.

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!







Alumna Crowned Mrs. California 2012
Ashley Brooks Jones '06, Mrs. Sherman Oaks, was crowned Mrs. California United States 2012 on March 25. She will compete for the title of Mrs. United States in July in Los Vegas.


Sophomores Compete in IHSA Final
Sophomores Marina da Silva and Hailey Brown represented Averett during the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zone 5 Finals March 30-31 at Virginia Intermont College. Both riders qualified in February for Zones during the regional competition at Virginia Tech by placing first and second. Zones are considered to be the semi-finals before qualifying to go to the national competition. To read more about the competition click here.






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Sports events:

April 20, 2014
Baseball vs. Greensboro College

April 23, 2014
Baseball @ Marymount University

April 25, 2014
Baseball @ Covenant College (DH)



Changes in GPS Leadership Announced

Renowned Sport Science Expert to Have New Role at Averett

Wilson Named as Men's Head Soccer Coach

Annual Student Art Show to be Held at Averett