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by Jan. 2 for a Jan. 7 publication.
|Vote for AU's Tree!|
It's the final week to vote in the fifth annual "Decorating the Trees for a Cause" event at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. Stop by and vote for Averett's tree before noon on Friday ($1 per vote and you may vote as many times as you like). Any funds that are raised will go toward a scholarship fund benefitting a deserving Danville-Pittsylvania County student.
|Recognition for AT Programs|
In September, the board of directors for the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) granted recognition to the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This is a major accomplishment for athletic training education and for the profession of athletic training.
If you know of a student who is interested in the athletic training program here at Averett, have them contact Dr. Carrie Hendrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Speaking Engagements for Sandstead|
Assistant Professor of Art Lee Sandstead can check two more museums off his bucket list. Lee recently visited The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. and the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Ala.
While in Lexington, he gave a series of talks to various groups concerning the Camino de Santiago and art appreciation. While in Birmingham, he delivered a series of talks concerning the history of the Virgin Mary in art, how different civilizations use art in their daily lives and the art and architecture of England. For all talks, Lee was able to meet new colleagues and discuss emerging trends in art education.
"It's always great for me to get out there in the field," said Lee. "I can take what I learn and bring it right back to the classroom for the benefit of the students. But just as important, it is an opportunity for me to shake people's hands, look them in the eye, and thank them for all they do for the arts."
|Time to say Goodbye|
Please remember to drop by the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 18) from 2-3 p.m. to say goodbye to Petrina Carter, who has served as our director of career services since 2009. Petrina is taking a job as a senior manager at the Virginia Employment Commission.
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