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 Jan. 30 for a Feb. 6 publication.
|Share Your iPad Apps|
Faculty and staff are encouraged to register today for a one-hour workshop on iPad Apps, offered at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Thursday, Feb. 7. Instructional Technologist Kim McMurtry will share her top ten apps for education and productivity. Bring your iPad to download them during the workshop and share your favorites, too. To register for the class, please click here.
|PowerPoint Workshop Offered|
If you missed the PowerPoint Basics hands-on workshop last fall, here's your second chance;
register today for the one-hour workshop offered at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6. Participants will learn to create a slideshow presentation with transitions, design an effective presentation (how to choose appropriate colors, fonts, etc.), insert images, apply themes and print handouts. You'll also get tips in using PowerPoint to enhance your message without compromising content.
|Who's Who Nominations|
Each year, faculty and staff are asked to nominate students they feel are eligible to receive the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges acknowledgement. This acknowledgement is based on academic ability, community participation, academic and co-curricular leadership, citizenship, service, and future achievement potential. Students who have earned a 3.0 or higher and have 80 or more academic credits are eligible for nomination.
There are two ballots – one for traditional undergraduate and IDEAL students and the other for GPS undergraduates. Instructions are included on the forms. Completed forms must be returned to Bill Woodward, dean of students, by Friday, Feb. 8.
Nominated students will receive an invitation to complete the application for recognition. The completed applications will be reviewed by the Student Life committee for selection to receive this acknowledgement.
Thank you for your participation in selecting students for this annual award.
|Upcoming Cup of Joe Dates & Times|
Mark your calendars! Free cup of coffee/tea and
muffin, in Jut's Café from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the Thursdays listed below for faculty, staff and graduate assistants. How can it get any better than free?
(None in June, 2013)
Come one, come all! Hope to see you there!
|Mailing Something to the Outside World?|
If you are mailing something to someone off campus, there is a rule you need to keep in mind. All outgoing mail should contain one of the following on each envelope, postcard or mailing label:
1. Two digit account number (contact Rod Henderson if you do not know your number)
2. Your name
3. Department name
Should any of your outgoing mail be returned, this information will enable the mail room to deliver the returned mail to the appropriate person/department. Remember that it is your responsibility to handle your mail correctly.
|Announcements from the Registrar's Office|
There are several dates from the registrar's office you need to be aware of in case students have questions.
March 22 is the last day for seniors to order their caps and gowns for spring Commencement. It is also the day that pre-registration begins for the fall 2013 semester. The last day students will be able to pre-register for classes is April 24.
The last day for seniors to apply for graduation is March 28.
Please keep these dates in mind in case students have questions.
|Lavinder Group on Campus to Answer Questions|
The Lavinder Group & Associates, our insurance brokerage company, will be on campus Friday, Feb. 1 from 8-10 a.m. and again from 3-5 p.m. in the SGA conference room (fourth floor of the Student Center) to answer any questions about health, dental and life insurance.
The Lavinder Group will be visiting campus quarterly - this meeting being their first. They welcome individual appointments as well. Contact them at
email@example.com or call 434-792-4244.
|New Job Postings|
Two new positions have been posted online – academic advisor for the GPS Program in Richmond and an associate dean of student success for the GPS Program. For more information, or to apply for either of these positions, visit: Jobs@Averett.
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