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by Aug. 29 for a Sept. 3 publication.
|Press Conference to Announce DRF Grant|
Faculty and staff are invited to join us at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Aug. 28) for a press conference announcing the establishment of the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness. Please join us on the plaza outside of the Student Center as we make this exciting public announcement.
|Holiday Schedule for Fall 2014|
The holiday schedule for Averett staff is as follows:
Monday, Sept. 1, Labor Day
Thursday, Nov. 27 & Friday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, Christmas Holiday Break
|Residence Life Relocation|
The residence life office will be moving on Monday, Aug. 25 to unite with the student life office on the fourth floor of the Student Center. Please let all of your students know of the move and to visit residence life office in the Student Center for all of their housing needs and questions.
|TIAA-CREF Advisor Meetings|
September 16 & 17 the TIAA-CREF advisor for the University's retirement plan will be on campus to discuss enrollment opportunities, retirement budget planning and answer any questions you might have. These individual counseling sessions will help you review your retirement income options to provide you with the most flexibility possible. Our advisor will be available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Main 131. Additional information to schedule an appointment will be coming soon.
|Fridays at the Crossing|
Every summer, the Danville Harvest Jubilee hosts Fridays at the Crossing, a series of concerts at the Community Market. The last Fridays at the Crossing is Friday, Sept. 5 and features the band Dirt Road Scholars. WAKG/WBTM has provided free tickets for faculty and staff who wish to attend. Tickets may be picked up from Jennifer Hooper in Main Hall, room 200A. Gates open at 6 p.m., children 12 and under are free with an adult ticket holder.
|Join the CROP Hunger Walk|
Averett will have a team participating in this year's CROP Hunger Walk on Oct. 5. The proceeds from the walk will benefit God's Storehouse. Please contact Carianna Beck at ext. 17112 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Bookstore Closed Labor Day|
The Schoolfield House Booksellers will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, Sept. 2.
“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”—Ralph Nichols
Dear Averett University Health Plan Participant,
For your convenience, the fall 2014 Wellness and Health Screenings have been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 7-10:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Center. Additional information will be coming soon.
|Leader Turns the Big 5-0|
Today is our president's 50th birthday. Happy Birthday, Dr. Franks!
If your schedule permits, and you'd like to wish her Happy Birthday, stop by her office to sign the card from the University family.
|IA Names New Director|
The office of institutional advancement is pleased to announce that Dan Hayes '92 is our new director of alumni and friend development. Dan has served as the University's director of alumni relations since 2008. He and Buddy Rawley '75, vice president for institutional advancement, will share responsibilities for alumni and annual giving programs until an alumni director is hired at a later date. Dan will take on his new duties in September. Congratulations, Dan!
| ||Professor Publishes Papers|
Dr. Sergey Samoilenko, associate professor of computer science and information systems, has recently published two papers. The first one "Where do Investments in Telecoms Come From? Developing and Testing a Framework of Sustained Economic Impact of Investments in ICT" was published in the Journal of Information Technology for Development. To view the paper please click here. The second paper, which he co-authored with Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, is titled "Investigation of Determinants of Total Factor Productivity: An Analysis of the Impact of Investments in Telecoms on Economic Growth in Productivity in the Context of Transition Economies" and it was published in the International Journal of Technology Diffusion. To view the paper please click here.
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Graduate Finds Job as Medical Scribe
Marley Anthony '14 is now a medical scribe for Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, N.Y. Marley was a biology: biomedical science major. He also continues to explore his love for photography on the side. Marley is from Suffern, N.Y.
|Graduate Working in Dressage|
Nicki Conradt-Eberlin '14 is working in Houston, Texas for Pierucci Dressage. Pierucci Dressage focuses on lessons, training and coaching. Nicki was an equestrian management major and a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team. She is from Mineral.
One of the STAY committees, the Student Satisfaction Committee, has been conducting student satisfaction surveys and focus groups. The people and offices featured here have been continually recognized for their outstanding service to students.
Help Danville's House of Hope Homeless Shelter by participating in a Foodortunity contest being held by CIT, located at Ballou Park Shopping Center here in Danville. The contest runs through Friday. All you have to do is vote for House of Hope. Votes can be cast once a day, but you can vote from all of your devices (cell phone, laptop, home computer, etc.). The non-profit organization with the most votes will be awarded $10,000 from CIT. To place your vote for House of Hope, please follow the link: www.cit.com/vote. All voting is anonymous, you don't have to register for anything. The winner will be announced Sept. 15.
Foodortunity is a corporate wide contest being held by all of CIT's locations worldwide. Each location got to choose a non-profit organization in need of food donations.