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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. 22 for a Aug. 29 publication.


coffeebreakWelcome Back!
On Tuesday, Aug. 21, we officially opened our 154th academic session. It's going to be a great year, and already exciting things are planned that you'll want to make note of. Make sure you watch the calendar for upcoming events.

For those of you who are new, and as a refresher for those who have been here a while, Coffee Break is a newsletter for faculty and staff that comes out on Wednesdays. The deadline for each issue is the Wednesday before you want your announcement to run. All non-emergency announcements (births, new people in your department, workshops, etc.) should be submitted via the online form.

coffeebreakMoodle Training Offered
Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in Moodle hands-on workshops offered by Instructional Technologist Kim McMurtry. August and September workshops focus on Moodle Basics, Moodle Gradebook and Moodle Activities. See the schedule for workshop descriptions and registration.

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

coffeebreakFarmers' Markets
One of the very best ways to provide the freshest, most nutritious food for your family is to use locally grown produce whenever possible. Incorporating fruits and vegetables grown close to home will give you the best flavor and it is great for the environment.

The first step is finding the farmers' market closest to you – in Danville there is the Community Market downtown on Craghead Street. It is open on Saturdays from May through October. If you don't live in Danville and aren't sure where a farmers' market is in your area, websites such as Local Harvest list markets by state and city making it easy to locate a farmers' market near you.

Why not try out this recipe with some fresh, local fare?

Roasted Tomato and Cheese Tart with Spring Salad
Makes 6 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

3 plum tomatoes
1 large red onion, cut into wedges
1 tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 refrigerated crust for 9-inch pie
2 tbsp. plus 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) reduced fat shredded Cheddar, Jack or Mozzarella cheese
1 bag (10 oz.) spring salad mix
1 sprig fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon, dried)
2 tbsp. fresh orange juice
2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut ends from tomatoes and slice each tomato into four wedges. Place tomato and onion wedges on parchment. Brush with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Bake 20 minutes or until edges of onion are lightly browned; set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Unroll pie crust on baking sheet. Spread mustard over crust. Sprinkle cheese over mustard, allowing 1-inch border around crust without cheese. Remove about 1/2 of the onion wedges from baking sheet and set aside. Arrange remaining onion and roasted tomato over cheese. Fold 1-inch border up over tart edge. Bake for 25 minutes or until pastry crust is browned and cheese is melted. Sprinkle tart with thyme leaves and allow to cool at least 10 minutes before cutting.

Whisk together remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon mustard, orange juice, vinegar and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Toss dressing with salad mix and remaining onion. Cut tart into wedges and serve with salad.

Yield: 1/6 of tart plus about 3/4 cups of salad and 1/2 tablespoon of dressing, per serving
Recipe created on behalf of by 3-Every-Day™ of Dairy Chef Scott Campbell of SQC, New York.



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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