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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 Nov. 21 for a Nov. 28 publication.


coffeebreakEquestrian Studies Newsletter
Meaghan Byrne '08, one of our new equestrian studies associates, along with several students in the equestrian studies department have created a newsletter they will be publishing four times a year. The newsletter will feature news on upcoming events, exciting changes and additions in the department, show results and more. To view the first edition, click here.

coffeebreakTechnology How-to Videos Available
Short how-to video clips are available on the instructional technology website. All employees are encouraged to make use of the videos either as refreshers of hands-on workshops or to learn something new. Videos are available in Excel basics, Moodle basics, Moodle gradebook, Outlook Email basics and intermediate, Outlook Calendar basics, PC Self-Service basics for faculty, PowerPoint basics, PowerPoint audio and video, Word intermediate and Multimedia Projector basics. New videos are added regularly, so check back often!

While you're there, check out the schedule of technology workshops and seminars at Upcoming workshop topics include Outlook Calendar and Moodle.

coffeebreakCup of Joe
The next monthly Coffee Time will be Friday, Nov. 30, from 7:30-9 a.m. in Jut's Café. Please mark your calendars to come and enjoy coffee and a roll with your colleagues. If you'd like to display a craft, please contact Charlotte Wilson (ext. 17147 or or Linda Lemery (ext. 15636 or to reserve a space.

coffeebreakWhose Life Are You Changing?
Karen Nelson, staff member, recently referred a local area high school senior to the traditional admissions office. With some encouragement from Karen, the student has applied for admission to Averett and the admissions team is now connected with her and assertively recruiting her. It was that simple! Thank you, Karen!

Whose life are you changing? Like Karen, 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. 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 today.

coffeebreakSam's Club Rep Returns
If you want to renew your membership to Sam's Club, establish a membership or have a question, the University's Sam's Club representative will be on the Main Campus Thursday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in the dining hall.

coffeebreakBookstore Closed for Holidays
The Schoolfield House Booksellers will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

coffeebreakYMCA Corporate Membership
Averett employees are invited to become a member of the Danville Family YMCA under a corporate membership. Danville employees who want to take advantage of this opportunity need to show their Averett ID or payroll stub to receive 100 percent off the joiner fee (a $50 savings) as well as 15 percent off the membership fees.

Membership costs $27 a month for one adult, 18 and over ($300 annually); $44 for a family ($504 annually); and $27 for a senior, 60 and over, ($300 annually). The Men's Health Club is an additional $10 per month.

Membership to the Danville YMCA includes, at no extra cost - group exercise (land and water); yoga, prenatal yoga and pilates classes; group cycling, extreme interval, ZUMBA and African dance; indoor 25 yard heated pool; fitness center with cardio theatre (brand new state-of-the-art life fitness treadmills, ellipticals and bikes); weight room; babysitting service; two racquetball courts; gymnasium; outdoor running/walking track; outside playground; steam rooms; and free fitness orientations and 12-week fitness program with certified trainers.

Swimming lessons, birthday party rentals, sports classes and personal training are fee-based programs. Members pay half the cost of non-members.

For more information, check out

coffeebreakAverett Family Holiday Celebration
Tiffany and Joe Franks cordially invite you and your spouse or guest to an Averett Family Holiday Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5-8 p.m. at their home (500 Hawthorne Drive).

Please RSVP to Jennifer Hooper at or 434-791-5600 by Thursday, Nov. 29.

healthy solutions

“A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.”—John Locke

coffeebreakGetting Past a Plateau
"There are two types of plateaus," explains Shira Capellini, an expert in exercise and sports medicine. "A mental plateau is where you find yourself dreading your workouts, you're bored and complacent, and you're counting the seconds until you're finished. A physiological plateau is when your body becomes adapted or gets used to your routine and you don't see any improvements such as weight loss or increased cardiovascular capacity. If you want to see results, you're going to have to make some changes."

The changes Capellini recommends involve the FITT principle, which is an acronym for the four basic elements of a well-rounded workout. "F" stands for frequency, "I" for intensity, "T" is for type, and the second "T" is for time. To continue making progress toward your fitness goals, you should change one or more of these elements every four to six weeks. The variety will also keep you from getting bored.

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Fac/Staff events:

January 29, 2015
Staff Meeting

February 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

March 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

Academic events:

No events to show at this time.

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 28, 2015
Women's Basketball vs. Greensboro College

January 31, 2015
Men's Basketball @ Methodist University

January 31, 2015
Women's Basketball @ Methodist Univ



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