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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 July 11 for a July 18 publication.


coffeebreakAverett 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.

coffeebreakTraining Offered
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 to request an additional workshop or a personal training session.

coffeebreakMove-In Crew
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 with times that you are available.

coffeebreakSummer 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, which is read in more than 50 countries.

healthy solutions

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”—Thich Nhat Hanh

coffeebreakSafety 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.



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Fac/Staff events:

February 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

March 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

April 23, 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 31, 2015
Men's Basketball @ Methodist University

January 31, 2015
Women's Basketball @ Methodist Univ

February 4, 2015
Men's Basketball vs. Ferrum College



Theatre Department to Hold Auditions for "Sweet Charity"

Arts@Averett Series to Host AndJam Trio

Student Creates Publication for Cardiology Patients

Floyd & Marietta Smith Scholarship Awarded to Martinsville Resident