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|Averett Co-Sponsors Speaker at Institute|
Rebecca Ryan of Next Generation Consulting will speak on “Workforce Trends and Bridging the Generation Gap” during a breakfast Wednesday, July 18 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Institute. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required and must be made by Friday, July 13.
Ryan is a former professional basketball player and an Entrepreneur of the Year. Her firm, Next Generation Consulting, has conducted interviews, focus groups and surveys with more than 40,000 young professionals since 1998.
To register for the breakfast, click here.
Having trouble figuring out some of your computer programs? You’re in luck! Over the next two months hands-on workshops are being offered on a variety of programs including Outlook email: basics, Outlook email: intermediate and Moodle: basics. See the complete schedule for workshop descriptions and registration.
If you cannot attend a scheduled workshop, email Kim McMurtry, instructional technologist, at email@example.com to request an additional workshop or a personal training session.
Hello Cougars! Can you believe that our students will be coming back to campus in just a few weeks? We are looking for volunteers to be a part of our move-in crew for our athletes and our returning students. The dates and times are:
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - football players
Sunday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. - returning students
If you are interested in helping our students move-in, please contact Lesley Villarose at firstname.lastname@example.org with times that you are available.
|Summer Series of Something Part 1|
This year’s Summer Series of Something starts off with a word from motivational speaker Dr. Joey Faucette, who will be sharing from his #1 Amazon bestseller “Work Positive in a Negative World” at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, July 12 in Blount Chapel.
Facuette is the founder of Listen to Life, a company that coaches people to redefine their reality and fulfill their business dreams. He is the host of the syndicated radio show, Listen to Life, writes a syndicated newspaper column of the same name, and blogs from www.ListentoLife.org, which is read in more than 50 countries.
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”—Thich Nhat Hanh
|Safety in the Summer Sun|
It’s hot, and unless you don’t leave the comforts of the air conditioning you’ll have to deal with the heat of the summer sun. If you do brave the outdoors there are some precautions you should take:
• Stay out of the sun entirely, if that’s impossible, avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV rays are strongest.
• If you are out at midday, use a good quality sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15 that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
• Stay in shade when you can and reapply sunscreen as directed.
• Wear sunglasses, and even glasses, with UV protection.
• Drink water often if you are outside. If you run, drink eight ounces of water before you go, carry enough water to drink four ounces at least every 20 minutes and hydrate with at least eight ounces when you return.
| ||Steadman to Chair Business Department|
Dr. Eugene "Gene" Steadman will be spending more time in Danville as the department chair for business administration. Steadman has been a professor of business administration at Averett since 1993. He teaches courses in economics, finance and management at several of Averett's sites throughout the Commonwealth.
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