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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.



coffeebreakAdjunct Professor Co-Authors Paper
Dr. Lisa Witzig, adjunct professor in the GPS Program, has co-authored a paper "Organizations' Use of LinkedIn: An Analysis of Nonprofits, Large Corporations and Small Businesses" that will be published in "The Marketing Management Journal." Witzig and her co-authors focused their study on the professional social media tool LinkedIn and its use by large and small businesses as well as nonprofits.

If you would like to read a copy of the paper, please contact Bob Sims.

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Fac/Staff events:

October 23, 2014
Staff Meeting

November 20, 2014
Staff Meeting

December 18, 2014
Staff Meeting

Academic events:

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Please check the AU Calendar for more.

Arts events:

September 19, 2014
"How I Became a Pirate"

September 20, 2014
Student Art Show

September 20, 2014
"How I Became a Pirate"

Sports events:

September 19, 2014
Men's Soccer @ North Carolina Wesleyan

September 19, 2014
Women's Soccer @ North Carolina Wesleyan

September 20, 2014
Women's Tennis @ ITA Regionals



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