CoffeeBreak is a newsletter distributed to Averett faculty and staff to keep them up to date on campus activities and information.
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|Welcoming Back our Students|
Let's show our new and returning students how much we care!
Pick up a "Welcome Back Students" lawn sign from the Schoolfield House Booksellers and show our students your support.
|Save the Date for New Employee Orientation|
New employee orientation is set for Friday, August 16 from 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. The program will begin in the Grousbeck Music Center with a continental breakfast. Invitations to all new University employees will be sent to their email addresses.
Orientation for new employees is a great time for new faculty and staff to learn about the University as well as the services and opportunities available. Contact Kathie Tune at ext. 17106 for additional information.
|Coffee Talk: History United|
Danville Regional Foundation history interns, Amelia Grabowski, Katherine Bennett and Evelyn Riley will present their research on "History United," a multi-faceted approach to telling a diverse and inclusive history of the Dan River Region. Join us for their program this Thursday, July 25, 3 p.m., at Blount Library.
Please mark your calendars also for Sept. 26, at 11:15 a.m., when journalist Emma Edmunds will discuss history of the civil rights movement related to her new exhibit: "Mapping Local Knowledge: Danville, Va., 1963." The exhibit will be on display at Blount Library Aug. 18 through Nov. 15. For more information about upcoming Coffee Talks click here.
|Fun Event at VIR|
Virginia International Raceway (VIR) is an internationally known racing resort in our own backyard and they are offering a special discount to the Averett family for attending the 24-hour ChumpCar race on Sunday, Aug. 11. Register by Aug. 1 to take advantage of the special discounted price of $10 per ticket (which also includes a BBQ dinner). Order online here and use the code CCAU2013.
|Summer Series of Something|
Our last Summer Series of Something event has been postponed until October. Please stay tuned for more information at a later date.
|Learn Best Practices for Teaching Online|
Are you interested in teaching online? Participate in "Best Practices for Facilitating Online Courses," a three-week, asynchronous online seminar facilitated via Moodle by Instructional Technologist Kim McMurtry. This seminar gives you not only a great foundation for effective online teaching, but also the opportunity to experience an online course from a student's perspective. Participants learn best practices for teaching online, including applying the theory of andragogy to online teaching strategies, exploring online learning theories and student-centered teaching and enhancing student engagement. Offered monthly, the next seminar starts Aug. 5; click here to register.
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