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Please send information you would like included in CoffeeBreak via this form by June 19 for a June 26 publication.

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coffeebreakMeetings 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


coffeebreakCome 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.


coffeebreakFaculty 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 were emailed to faculty and staff late Tuesday afternoon for review. Please come!


coffeebreakExplore 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.


coffeebreakNew 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.


coffeebreakStrategic Planning
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: click here.


coffeebreakOutlook 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.

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coffeebreakThank You
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.

Sincerely,

Pat Bowman and family

coffeebreakSaying Goodbye
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.

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A warm Averett welcome is extended to:

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Rodney Harper, our new 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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coffeebreakAU Student Spotlight
The Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) Program has a Student Spotlight program. Each month, the academic advisors pick a student from each campus and have the student answer a few questions about his or her experience here at Averett.


Meet Shawn Jackson, a BBA student who expects to graduate in February 2015.

What is your motivation for obtaining your degree with AU?
I've truly been blessed; I have an established career in a thriving industry that provides growth opportunity. Although I've achieved success in my career field, a degree is going to give me the potential to be considered for other various opportunities. My dream is to work for the NBA one day. Without playing pro ball, I know I'm going to need every "i" dotted and every "t" crossed to even be considered for a front office position. Obtaining a degree will give me the chance to accomplish a very lofty goal. The simple thought of working for the NBA excites me; that's all the motivation I need.

What do you most like about your degree program?
Averett's GPS Program is designed perfectly. It allows me to maintain a comfortable lifestyle. With classes only being held once a week, I still have the flexibility to work my unpredictable schedule. Plus, I am not a fan of online classes, so the GPS Program is a perfect fit for me.

What advice do you have for your fellow classmates and future AU students?
When you don't feel like doing school activities, replay in your mind the reason you signed up to attend AU. This will help you remember why completing class work is so important.

coffeebreakAU Student Spotlight
Meet BBA student Valente Esparza. Valente expects to graduate in 2015 (hopefully). This may sound bad, but I'm not worried about that, not yet. One class at a time, taking small victories along the way to the big goal will help make it not seem like it's going to take forever to finish.

What is your motivation for obtaining your degree with AU?
I have a couple of motivating factors that help keep me focused on obtaining my degree. The first is my father, he always stressed the importance of education to us as kids but I was too stubborn and rebellious to understand that or care. Now as a working adult I understand what he meant and I plan on surprising him with the invitation to my graduation in a couple of years. The second would have to be money. I mean, who doesn't want more money right? I plan on using my business degree to get my own business started after graduation. Even if I don't make a lot of money running my own business, I'll still be my own boss and that seems pretty worth it to me.

What do you most like about your degree program?
There are no bullies to take my lunch money at recess!

What advice do you have for your fellow classmates and future AU students?
Lighten up! There's no such thing as a permanent record!


 

 

 

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Fac/Staff events:

September 18, 2014
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

October 23, 2014
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

November 20, 2014
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

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Arts events:

August 28, 2014
Student Art Show

August 29, 2014
Student Art Show

August 30, 2014
Student Art Show

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