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by June 19 for a June 26 publication.
|Meetings Reminder: Retirement Program|
Have questions about the upcoming changes to the retirement program? Several meetings, which will be led by TIAA-CREF financial consultants, have been scheduled for this week for a detailed overview of the important changes that will be taking place.
Thursday, June 20, 11 a.m.-noon & 3-4 p.m. in Blount Chapel
Friday, June 21, 8-9 a.m. & noon-1 p.m. in Blount Chapel
In addition, TIAA-CREF financial consultants can provide personalized, fund-specific advice and planning services using investment choices on the new menu. This service is available at no extra charge. During a one-on-one counseling session, a financial consultant will help you determine if you're saving enough for retirement and create an investment portfolio that's tailored to your financial situation and goals.
The counseling session times are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the conference room and the SGA conference room (fourth floor of the Student Center) on the following dates:
Thursday, June 20
Friday, June 21
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Wednesday, Sept. 18
|Come and Meet the Candidates|
Two finalists for the position of vice president for enrollment management will be on campus for interviews June 24-27. There will be an open session for faculty and staff who are not involved in the interviews to stop by Jut’s Café to meet each candidate as follows:
Stacy Gato-Monday, June 24, 3:15-4 p.m.
Dr. Sean-Michael Green-Wednesday, June 26, 3:15-4 p.m.
If you would like to review each candidate's résumé, please let Karen Ward know. Dr. Franks is hopeful that many of you will be able to attend the open sessions and welcomes you to email her with your impression of each candidate.
|Faculty Candidate Presents Thursday|
Faculty and staff are invited to attend a presentation by a candidate for the position of chair and assistant professor of computer science at 1:15 p.m., Thursday, June 20, in the Student Center multipurpose room. The candidate will present a lecture aimed at undergraduates, and then the floor will be open for interview questions. The candidate's application materials will be emailed to faculty and staff one day in advance. Please come!
|Explore the National Geographic Virtual Library|
Blount Library now offers "National Geographic" magazine online from 1888 through the latest issue. Access to text, maps, photographs and "National Geographic Traveler" and "People, Animals and World" are also included.
Explore this and other library resources at the library's website from work, home or on the beach with your AU web services login. To access the National Geographic site, please click here.
|New Job Postings|
There are two new positions that are open and have been posted online - head athletic trainer and systems administrator. For more information, or to apply for this position, visit: Jobs@Averett.
Presentation files from the Make it Happen - strategic planning meetings can be downloaded from the Averett intranet.
Use the link below to download the presentation files:
|Outlook Workshop Offered|
Is your inbox out of control? Participate in this one-hour hands-on workshop to enhance your email efficiency and productivity. "Outlook 2010 Email Intermediate" is offered at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 2. You'll learn to: set rules for organizing incoming messages, manage your mail with sorting and conditional formatting, search folders for stored messages, use flags and color categories and send automatic out-of-office replies.
See the complete workshop schedule and login here.
Please accept our appreciation for your thoughtfulness during our time of grief. The beautiful plant will serve as a reminder of our mother, Mary Ann Bowman, who passed away on May 23. Mom always loved her flowers and gardening; she was especially fond of the brilliant blue blooms of the hydrangea.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Pat Bowman and family
After many years of learning and service to Averett, it is time to say goodbye to Rowland Tolliver '07, '12. Rowland acquired both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Averett along with serving in the residence life office. During his five years of service to student life/residence life, he has made major contributions to our residential program, as well as intramural sports and our residential summer programs. He will be missed!
Please join us for a farewell reception in Jut's Café on Wednesday, June 26 from 3-4 p.m. Drop in, share a story and say goodbye.
A warm Averett welcome is extended to:
Rodney Harper, our new as mailroom clerk. Rodney began his duties on Monday, June 10. He comes to us from Aramark, where he worked with maintenance for the last year. Rodney is currently working to obtain a degree in a HVAC program at Danville Community College. In his off time he works with the prison ministry. He and his wife Gayl have three children - two girls and a boy - and they reside in Danville.
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