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by Oct. 31 for a Nov. 5 publication.
|Faculty/Staff Giving Campaign|
We're halfway through the faculty/staff giving campaign and are halfway to our goal of 65 percent. So far, it looks like Dan Hayes and Buddy Rawley are safe from any confectionary assault.
Please rectify this situation by giving a gift online or filling out this form and turning it in to Diane Gosney in Main Hall. (Every gift, no matter the amount, helps. Everyone who makes a gift between now and Nov. 30 will be entered in a drawing to win an i-Pad mini.)
The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) plays a critical role in helping Virginia students and families afford a private school like Averett. Every year, the admissions and financial aid departments hold a campaign to get students to write their local government officials so they can continue to receive this important grant. Faculty and staff can also write to show their support! Please help us in our efforts by taking the time to write your own letter in support of VTAG by going to www.capwiz.com/naicu/va/home.
|New Bookstore Hours|
The Schoolfield House Booksellers has new hours as of Sunday, Oct. 26.
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.;
Please note that the bookstore will open on Sundays during peak seasons.
|Jazz Ambassadors to Perform|
We have joined with The Danville Register & Bee to co-sponsor a performance by the United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Pritchett Auditorium.
Tickets are free, but should be requested in advance. They can be picked up in Main Hall 200A, or reserved by calling 791-7184 or emailing Jennifer Hooper to have tickets delivered via inner-office mail. Don't miss this group of talented musicians!
|Retirement Plan Report|
A summary of the annual report for the Averett Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan for the period January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 is available here for your information.
|Candidate on Campus|
Please join us at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Bishop 304 to meet with Lynette Lawson, candidate for the director of community engagement. Lynette currently serves as the program manager at the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce. She will do a brief presentation on student and community engagement, followed by a time for questions and discussion.
|Guest Lecture |
The athletic training program is sponsoring a guest lecture from Dr. Robert Butler, assistant professor of physical therapy at Duke University on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Blount Chapel.
As a clinical researcher for Duke Health Systems, Butler's research focuses on the role of functional movement outcomes in identifying and addressing movement dysfunction as it relates to reducing injury rick, improving therapeutic outcomes and reducing the rate of joint degeneration. Don't miss an opportunity to learn how motion analysis and function work together for ACL rehabilitation and implications for early knee OA!
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!
IHSA Team Wins
The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team competed at High Point University on Sunday, Oct. 19 and won their second high point team award. The Cougars will compete again on Nov. 2 at Elon University. To read more about the competition and who placed, click here for the web story.