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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 Oct. 10 for a Oct. 17 publication.


coffeebreakKnow the Answers…Give the Answers!
As we continue our efforts to provide outstanding service to our students and constituents please remember two important things so that they don't get the "run around."
1) If you don't know the answer to a question, don't send the customer someplace else. Bookmark the Averett Central WIKI site, which provides answers to the majority of student/parent questions you may receive. Please refer to it in order to answer questions "then and there" for your customers.
2) If you still need assistance with answers to customer questions, call Averett Central at ext. 15614 and let them help.

It's that easy...and it's that important.

coffeebreakFacility Services Survey
Aramark is conducting their yearly survey of campus. This survey will help them better understand our campus lifestyle and preferences. By sharing your thoughts, they can gain valuable insight that will help improve our overall campus experience.

Take the facility services survey by Oct. 26 and you could win a $150 VISA virtual gift card or one of three $50 VISA virtual gift cards.

coffeebreakCollecting Halloween Candy
The University is now collecting candy for our annual Halloween extravaganza on Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in front of Main Hall. Beginning this week, boxes have been set up in the Student Center by the dining hall as well as outside of the switchboard office in Main Hall. In addition, staff may bring their contributions to the campus wide staff meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18. All candy is appreciated!

If you are interested in helping pass out candy to the neighborhood children, please contact Lesley Villarose at or at ext. 15627.

coffeebreakSesquicentennial Celebration of Delius
The University is hosting a reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in Blount Library as part of the 150th anniversary celebration of the life of Frederick Delius. Faculty and staff are invited to attend this free event.

During his short time in Danville, Delius met Robert Phifer, who taught in the music department at what was then Roanoke Female College (now Averett University), and Phifer recruited Delius as an instructor.

coffeebreakStudent Government Senators Elected
Congratulations are in order for the recently elected Student Government Association (SGA) senators!

The four first-year students who were elected by their peers to represent their voices in SGA are:
Kevin Jang
David Kelly
Kayla Sanon
James Watson-Dare

They join the executive board of:
President Alexander Hattwick
Vice President Lesley Cole
Treasurer Ashley Monroe
Secretary Joshua Taylor

Pictured left to right: Kayla Sanon, James Watson-Dare, Joshua Taylor, Kevin Jang, Lesley Cole, Alex Hattwick, Ashley Monroe and David Kelly in the front.

As you see these students around campus, please show your appreciation for their efforts to serve the Averett community.

coffeebreakVoter Registration
The ability to cast a ballot for the President of the United States for the first time can be a truly exciting time for our students who have recently turned 18. To vote in the Nov. 6 elections, individuals must be registered to vote by October 15.

Please help spread the word to our students about the process for registering to vote. To register in Virginia, visit the State Board of Elections website at

coffeebreakPowerPoint Audio & Video Workshops Offered
Would you like to create more engaging slideshow presentations with audio and video? PowerPoint Audio & Video hands-on workshops will be offered by Instructional Technologist Kim McMurtry Oct. 23-25. Click here to see the complete workshop schedule and to register.

coffeebreakHomecoming Banner Competition
This year, the University is sponsoring a banner competition in celebration of Homecoming for clubs, organizations and offices. Interested parties can come to the office of student engagement and leadership development beginning Monday, Oct. 15 to pick up pre-cut banner paper.

Groups are encouraged to create a banner that incorporates Cougar spirit. The banners will be hung at the North Campus on Saturday, Oct. 20 to be judged by a panel. The winning club will get $100 towards a program, and the winning office will receive a free breakfast.

Both awards are courtesy of the office of alumni relations.



A warm Averett welcome is extended to:


Stephen Stone, who joins the IT department as systems and security analyst. Stephen comes to us from Montreat College, where he completed a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems and served as a student worker in the IT Department. Stephen also completed his internship at Montreat, where he was in charge of the installation of a campus-wide wireless infrastructure. In addition, he has earned certifications in A+ and Security+. Stephen is already impacting our community by improving Internet and wireless access on the Main Campus.


Travis Dix, who joined the IA team as the University's new webmaster. Travis, a native of Danville, comes to us from Danville Community College, where he served as an IT specialist for the last five years. Since 2004, Travis has also been a freelance web designer, helping companies from as far away as Arizona, Wisconsin and Florida. He graduated cum laude from Danville Community College in 1997 with an associate degree in computer information systems.






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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 25, 2015
Men's Basketball vs. Piedmont College

January 25, 2015
Women's Basketball vs. Piedmont College

January 28, 2015
Women's Basketball vs. Greensboro College



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