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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 May 23 for a May 30 publication.


coffeebreakAdmissions Unveils New Website
With Averett's enrollment goals in mind, our Webmaster Amelia Brantley and a team of five set out to redesign the admissions portion of the website to better serve online visitors.

Launched on Friday, May 11, the new site features a self-identifying navigational structure that guides prospective students through the admissions process in a more personal way. In addition, there are new graphics and videos made commercially and in-house and a new online 'map to admission.'

We invite you to visit the new admissions site and check out the changes.

coffeebreakOutlook Calendar Training Offered
All faculty and staff are invited to participate in a hands-on workshop by Instructional Technologist Kim McMurtry on Outlook: Calendar Basics. Participants will explore how to use Outlook Calendar to enhance efficiency and productivity.

This one-hour workshop will be offered in the Frith 207 Computer Lab on:
Outlook 2003: Calendar Basics, 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 30
Outlook 2003: Calendar Basics, 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 5
Outlook 2007: Calendar Basics, 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 6
Outlook 2007: Calendar Basics, 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 7
Outlook 2007: Calendar Basics, 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 12
Outlook 2010: Calendar Basics, 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 13
Outlook 2010: Calendar Basics, 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 14

Limited seating is available, but should these workshops fill up, additional dates will be offered. Please register here to reserve your seat.

If you have any questions about this workshop or would like to suggest topics for future workshops, please email Kim at

coffeebreakLive Healthy Update
Averett's Less is More Team came in first in Danville in both weight loss and in activity minutes for the 2012 Live Health America initiative! Go, team!



A warm Averett welcome is extended to:

 An old kid on the block is new again. We welcome back Don D'Alfonzo to the information technology department. Effective May 21, Don will serve as network administrator. Reporting to CIO Tom McMurtry, Don will be responsible for maintaining the network and our Linux servers. Don returns to Averett after serving 10 years, most recently as director of technology. Welcome back, Don!






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Fac/Staff events:

January 29, 2015
Staff Meeting

February 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

March 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

Academic events:

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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 2, 2015
Women's Basketball vs. Maryville College

February 21, 2015
Women's Tennis @ Guilford College

February 27, 2015
Men's Tennis vs. Emory & Henry College



Winter Commencement Ceremony

Student Accepted into Doctoral Program

Averett Recognized by "Military Advance Education"

IDA Team A Wins at Saint Andrews

University Recognized Among Best Online Christian Colleges

Equestrian Studies Hosts CT Show