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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 June 19 for a June 26 publication.


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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A warm Averett welcome is extended to:


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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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