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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 Aug. 1 for a Aug. 8 publication.


coffeebreakRibbon Cutting and Dedication
On Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. the University will celebrate the opening of our new Health Sciences Innovative Practice Center at the Riverview Campus. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this exciting event. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Jennifer Hooper by Aug. 10.

coffeebreakNew Employee Orientation
All new faculty and staff members are invited to attend the New Employee Orientation Program on Friday, Aug. 17, from 8:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Please plan on joining us for the day's events. A full schedule of the day can be found under new employees and hiring on the human resources human resources web page.

Supervisors and department chairs, please encourage all of your faculty and staff to attend.

coffeebreakFaculty & Staff Opening Events
Please remember to RSVP by Aug. 9 for opening events on Thursday, Aug. 16 via the invitation. A breakfast buffet will be served from 8-9:15 a.m. During the breakfast we will welcome new members of the Averett family and hear important campus updates. Following the breakfast there will be a faculty meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room and then a staff meeting will be held there beginning at 1:15 p.m. At the end of the day Dr. Franks and Joe Franks will host a reception at their home (500 Hawthorne Drive) for faculty and staff and their spouses or guests.

coffeebreakWorkshop for Directors and Managers
Attendance is strongly encouraged for a meeting and workshop for hiring managers and administrative assistants scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Center. The workshop agenda will include hiring processes for part-time employees (student and non-student), time sheets, required documents, payroll law and timetables and new employee orientation.

Email your questions in advance to Tammy Wall at in order to add them to the roundtable discussion session. The workshop will be presented by Andy Fitch, controller and Kathie Tune, VP for human resources and facilitated by Tammy Wall, senior accountant.

Please note that updated versions of the part-time agreement and tuition benefit form have been posted to the web.

coffeebreakSummer Series of Something Part Quatro
The Summer Series of Something wraps up Thursday, Aug. 2, at noon when Petrina Carter, director of career services presents “Diversity Initiatives at Averett University” in the multipurpose room of the Student Center. A boxed lunch will be available.

coffeebreakTechnology Training Offered
Faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of hands-on workshops offered by Instructional Technologist Kim McMurtry. August workshop topics include Outlook Email and Moodle. Schedule and registration

coffeebreakFax Information
If you expect to receive a fax in the Business Office, (fax number 791-5601), please tell the sender to include your name on the cover sheet. Without your name we may not be able to figure out where the fax should go.

Thank you!

The Business Office



A warm Averett welcome is extended to:


Kathy Ross '11 is the new administrative assistant for the department of education and Frith 4th floor faculty. She graduated from Averett with a bachelor of arts degree in English and has more than 10 years of corporate administrative assistant experience.






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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



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Student Accepted into Doctoral Program

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IDA Team A Wins at Saint Andrews

University Recognized Among Best Online Christian Colleges

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