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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.


coffeebreakShare 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.

coffeebreakPowerPoint 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.

coffeebreakWho'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.

coffeebreakUpcoming 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?

February 14
March 14
April 11
May 16
(None in June, 2013)

Come one, come all! Hope to see you there!

coffeebreakMailing 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.

coffeebreakAnnouncements 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.

coffeebreakLavinder 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 or or call 434-792-4244.

coffeebreakNew 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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Fac/Staff events:

February 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

March 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

April 23, 2015
Staff Meeting

Academic events:

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Please check the AU Calendar for more.

Arts events:

February 5, 2015
AndJam Jazz Trio

February 10, 2015
1859-Coffeehouse Lecture Series

February 17, 2015
"A Long Civil Rights Movement"

Sports events:

January 31, 2015
Men's Basketball @ Methodist University

January 31, 2015
Women's Basketball @ Methodist Univ

February 4, 2015
Men's Basketball vs. Ferrum College



Theatre Department to Hold Auditions for "Sweet Charity"

Arts@Averett Series to Host AndJam Trio

Student Creates Publication for Cardiology Patients

Floyd & Marietta Smith Scholarship Awarded to Martinsville Resident