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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 July 10 for a July 17 publication.

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coffeebreakAssessments Due
Thank you for your work this past year in improving the assessment process of the University. For those who have not entered their assessment plan to Compliance Assist, we would like to take this time to remind you that the assessment findings (findings, analysis of the findings, closing the loop) and assessment report (assessment summary, challenges, etc.) is due by July 30.

You can find the link to Compliance Assist on the IR web page (under the academics link). To access Compliance Assist directly, please click here.


coffeebreakSummer Series of Something
Summer Series of Something starts this week! Please remember to join us Thursday, July 11 at 9 a.m. in the multipurpose room for a presentation by Dr. Ralph Hawkins on "The Footprints of God: Early Israelite Sanctuary Sites in the Eastern Desert of Manasseh."

The Summer Series Seminars are open to all University faculty and staff. Join your coworkers and colleagues to learn more about the work of our faculty who will explore biblical history with us and offer us an opportunity for developing our wellness philosophy.

Light refreshments will be served at all programs.


coffeebreakSign Up for an Inaugural Lecture Series
Join us for the inaugural lecture in a new annual series exploring issues of faith and spirituality. This year's speaker will be Gabe Lyons, who will talk about his book, "The Next Christians." Lyons will present a series of three lectures on Sept. 26 and 27 at West Main Baptist Church.

Averett will cover the cost of attendance for a limited number of faculty and staff. If you are interested in attending, email Wanda Haynes to register.

Please contact Ralph Hawkins or Alexis Ehrhardt with any questions.


coffeebreakOrientations Set for this Weekend
This is a reminder that Transfer Orientation will be held this Friday (July 12) and New Student Orientation will be held Saturday, July 13 through Sunday, July 14.

Transfer students will check in starting at 8:30 Friday morning in the multipurpose room of the Student Center. From there they will have the opportunity to take care of any business (student ID, meet with financial aid, etc.) before they learn about life as a Cougar.

Please join us in welcoming new and transfer students to campus!


coffeebreakMoodle to be Upgraded
Moodlerooms, which hosts Averett's Moodle site, upgrades its sites twice each year, in December and July. Our Moodle site will be upgraded from 2.3.3 to 2.4.4 on Wednesday, July 10, at 11 p.m.

Moodle student users should notice little change, but Moodle editors will enjoy a variety of minor enhancements such as group assignment grading and setting the number of courses on the "My home" page. Click here for an overview of new major features (also available on the Instructional Technology Training Resources page), and Kim McMurtry will be updating associated how-to videos and guides in the coming weeks.


coffeebreakWord Intermediate Workshop Offered
Would you like some hands-on practice with intermediate features of Word 2007/2010? Register today for Kim McMurtry's one-hour workshop at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, on the Main Campus. You'll learn to:
■ Use mail merge
■ Create, format, and sort numbered and bulleted lists
■ Control text flow with page breaks and columns

See the workshop schedule to register. Additional upcoming workshops include Moodle Basics, Moodle Gradebook, Google+ Hangouts Basics and Outlook Email Basics.

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A warm Averett welcome is extended to:

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Rebecca Raab, Averett's new director of writing support and English as a second language programs. Rebecca has a master's degree in education - curriculum and instruction with a concentration in English as a second language from Virginia Tech. She has taught as an adjunct professor in Averett's English department for the past year, and specifically developed the English as a second language course. Prior to coming to Averett, Rebecca taught English as a second language and developed online courses for Granville County Schools in Oxford, N.C. Rebecca is married to Assistant Art Professor Lee Sandstead. Rebecca's office is located in the Galesi Family Student Success Center.

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Dr. Jill Hamlin has joined Averett as the director of autism studies. Jill is a licensed occupational therapist and prior to joining Averett was working in that capacity at Piedmont Regional Feeding & Oral-Motor Clinic, LLC. Not new to Averett, Jill has taught autism classes offered through Averett's education department. Jill is a native of Danville and attained her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy from Rocky Mountain University in Provo, Utah, and her B.S. in human occupational studies from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She completed BCBA coursework at the Florida Institute of Technology. Jill's office is located in Blount Library in room 302.

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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 Richard Williams, an MBA student who will graduate this December.

What is your motivation for obtaining your degree with AU?
My initial motivation to obtain a degree was to gain a feeling of personal satisfaction. I knew that getting the degree would be a challenge and I doubted that I could even find the time to make this happen. However, I reminded myself that knowledge is power. I weighed the possibilities of how much a degree would mean to me for the future. I thought to myself that I might not be at my same job in the next five years. I want to be fully prepared and be competitive with my peers. A degree can help me if I should move on to other employment or even start my own business.

What do you most like about your degree program?
I am an advocate of team-based learning. It is great to pair with others seeking the same goal. As a team, each of our personalities and traits complement each other's, so we are able to function well as a team to meet our team objectives. It also serves as an accountability effort. At least two-thirds of our cohort began our MBA journey in August 2011 and are still in high pursuit to walk across the stage to receive our degrees in December. God is good!

What advice do you have for your fellow classmates and future AU students?
Author Ben Sweetland said, "We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own." Everyone should have a goal to take advantage of any educational opportunities, as it will pay off in the end - whether to serve others or just to make yourself more marketable in this competitive world.

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Meet Kristina Berryman, a BBA student. Kristina anticipates graduated in the spring of 2014.

What is your motivation for obtaining your degree with AU?
To advance further in my career.

What do you most like about your degree program?
I like the study teams and being able to focus on just one class at a time.

What advice do you have for your fellow classmates and future AU students?
Don't be afraid to ask questions or plan study meetings with your study team before tests so you have a set time to study!

 

 

 

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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

Academic events:

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Arts events:

August 28, 2014
Student Art Show

August 29, 2014
Student Art Show

August 30, 2014
Student Art Show

Sports events:

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