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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. 24 for a Oct. 31 publication.


coffeebreakFacility Services Survey Reminder
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.

If you have not already taken the survey, please take a few minutes to do so before Friday, Oct. 26. You could win a $150 Visa virtual gift card or one of three $50 Visa virtual gift cards.

coffeebreakAnnual Halloween Costume Contest
Come one, come all! The annual Halloween costume competition will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31 at noon in the dining hall (lunch is not included). Prizes will be awarded for first and second place for department and individual. There will also be a new category - best student costume. Come and join the fun. If you have any questions, please contact staff council representatives Lisa Stewart (ext. 17186) or Dana Mehalko (ext. 17105).

coffeebreakAverett Featured on WSET Ch. 13
Living in the Heart of Virginia on WSET Ch. 13 recently caught up with Dr. Stuart Jones, vice president for enrollment management. Watch the segment here.

coffeebreakLearn to Use Moodle
Considering using Moodle next semester? Or need a refresher course? Instructional Technologist Kim McMurtry is offering a Moodle Basics hands-on workshop at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30. Participants will work through the basic steps in setting up a course in Moodle, including uploading a syllabus and other resources, setting up a discussion forum, and using the gradebook. See the complete workshop schedule and register here.

coffeebreakPaying Your Catering Bill Just got Easier
Bon Appétit Management Company is pleased to announce that it is now offering an easier way for you to reconcile bills from catering events. They are now accepting Averett issued purchase cards and credit cards as payment for catering invoices.

All it takes is a phone call to bookkeeper, Barbara Styons, at ext. 17307, and she will take your information over the phone. It's that easy.

coffeebreakWhose Life Are You Changing?
Dr. Nancy Atkins, regional director for GPS academic services, recently shared "the good word" about Averett during her participation at a community "We Care" event in Richmond. She collected five names (count them...FIVE) of prospective students and gave them to the enrollment team. She's trying to change lives!

Whose life are you changing? Like Nancy, please encourage someone to consider enrolling for a degree program at Averett (adult or high school student). Recruiting for Averett is as easy as forwarding a name, address and phone number to Dr. Stuart Jones, just like Nancy did. Or even simpler, send your friend to the Averett website. Remember to tell Stuart about your efforts to change a life by emailing him your story.

coffeebreakCup of Joe
The University is once again hosting a morning coffee period for faculty and staff once a month. This month, make plans to grab a cup of coffee any time between 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 in Jut's Café.

If you would like to display a craft that morning, please contact Charlotte Wilson at ext. 17147 or via email or Linda Lemery at ext. 15636 or via email as soon as possible.

coffeebreakCollecting Halloween Candy
The University is now collecting candy for the annual Halloween extravaganza on Oct. 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in front of Main Hall. Boxes have been set up in the Student Center by the dining hall as well as outside of the switchboard office in Main Hall. Candy may also be dropped off at Lesley Villarose's office on the fourth floor of the Student Center. All candy is appreciated!

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

coffeebreakNew Job Posting
A new position has been posted online for a student financial services counselor. For more information, or to apply for this position, visit: Jobs@Averett.

coffeebreakFree Tickets Available
The University has 10 tickets available for a performance by the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba on Monday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at George Washington High School. The tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis by calling the switchboard at ext. 15600.



A warm Averett welcome is extended to:


Pam Paynter, who joins the business office as the staff accountant - payroll and benefits. Pam comes to us from Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston where she worked as payroll coordinator for 15 years. She and her husband, Tommy, live in South Boston. They have three children, three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.






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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 31, 2015
Men's Basketball @ Methodist University

January 31, 2015
Women's Basketball @ Methodist Univ

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



Arts@Averett Series to Host AndJam Trio

Student Creates Publication for Cardiology Patients

Floyd & Marietta Smith Scholarship Awarded to Martinsville Resident