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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 Dec. 5 for a Dec. 12 publication.


coffeebreakWhose Life Are You Changing?
In our humble opinion, Kim Prosser, GPS academic advisor at our Innsbrook campus, is raising her children right! Pictures of her children (ages 13 and 6) in Averett apparel reveal that she is already engraining into their psyche that fact that they will one day be Averett University students. In fact, she tells them they will be! We love it!

Whose life are you changing? Like Kim, please encourage family members or friends to consider enrolling for a degree program at Averett (adult or high school student) or simply forward their name, address and phone number to Dr. Stuart Jones. Remember to also tell Stuart about your efforts to change a life by emailing him your story today.

coffeebreakStaff Council Additions
Due to the growing number of graduate assistants on campus, Staff Council has made the decision to include graduate students on Staff Council to help serve this segment of the Averett family. This year, John Parkin, a hall director for residence life, and Molly Bateman, assistant women's basketball coach, have agreed to serve.

coffeebreakDecember Payday
Due to the Christmas holiday, full time faculty and staff will be paid early in the month of December. Paychecks will be deposited on Dec. 21.

coffeebreakCalendar Reminder
Have you forgotten when the next basketball game is? Or you're wondering if there's a flu clinic scheduled? Check the University's online comprehensive calendar for holiday closings, deadlines, athletic events, Arts@Averett events, etc.

coffeebreakOrientation for New Students
Incoming new and transfer students will participate in new student orientation Jan. 6-7. There are about 30 students who will be joining the Averett family in January.

coffeebreakChristmas Readings for Children
Don't forget to join us next Tuesday night (Dec. 11) at 7 p.m. for our 1859-Coffeehouse Lecture. We are hosting "Christmas Readings for Children" (ages 4-9) in the multipurpose room of the Student Center. In addition to Christmas stories, there will be a surprise visit from Santa Claus. The event is free and open to the public.

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.

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coffeebreakAverett Cares
Please keep Charlotte Wilson, student financial services assistant in Averett Central, in your thoughts and prayers. She has recently been in the hospital, but is now resting at home.

coffeebreakProfessor to Speak at Graduation
Dr. Gene Steadman Jr., professor of business administration and department chair, has been invited to speak at convocation and graduation Dec. 17 for the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at the University of South Carolina. Steadman, himself a chemical engineering graduate from the CEC, will speak about his experiences and things he wishes he had known when he graduated.

SORRY, there are no people to announce this week. If you have a new employee to add to our next issue, please send us this form!






Turkey Shoot for a Cause
For their community service project, an MBA class in Charlottesville sponsored a turkey shoot to raise money for Habitat for Humanity and raise gun safety awareness. They donated $200 to Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that selects potential homeowners based on need, ability to repay a no-profit loan, and their willingness to give 250 hours of "sweat equity." This self-help building program allows those making $8-12 an hour a chance at homeownership.

Pictured left to right: Bradley Riddle, April Dove, Stuart Foster, Mary Leaf and Lanette Wood






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Baseball @ Covenant College (DH)

April 26, 2014
Baseball @ Covenant College



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