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|Schedule of Opening Events|
On Thursday, Aug. 15, the University will open the 2013-14 academic year with a continental breakfast and opening meeting. The continental breakfast will be served from 7:30-8 a.m. in the breezeway outside Blount Chapel. The opening meeting will be held in Blount at 8 a.m. During this opening meeting, those who are new to the University will be officially welcomed and pinned. If you are new, please sit toward the front of the chapel.
Directly following the University wide meeting, the faculty will hold their opening meeting at 9:15 in Blount Chapel. Staff will hold their opening meeting at 11:15 in the multipurpose room of the Student Center. A free lunch will be provided for both faculty and staff at noon.
At the end of the day, make plans to join Dr. Franks and her husband, Joe, at their home for the Averett Family Opening Celebration. Invitations were emailed earlier this week. Make sure you check your junk mailbox in case the invite was diverted there.
Directors, chairs and VPs, please encourage new people in your areas to attend all of our opening activities.
|New Program for Work Orders|
Aramark is pleased to announce that it will begin using a new program for work orders as of Thursday, Aug. 1. The new program - TMA - will send automated information to the person who placed the work order regarding the time the order was received and processed as well as when the request should be completed.
To access the new work order form, please click here. Remember to bookmark this site so you can find it easily later.
|Looking for a Few Volunteers|
On Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day) the office of student engagement is taking students to Wet n' Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park in Greensboro for the day. If you are interested in driving the van for this trip and getting a free ticket into the park, please email Lesley Villarose at email@example.com.
|Online Course Development Training Offered|
Have you considered developing a course for online delivery? Wonder how to get started? Participate in "Effective Online Course Development," a two-week asynchronous online seminar facilitated by Kim McMurtry via Moodle.
The seminar has no scheduled meeting times, just like an online course, and time commitment is expected to be about three hours each week. You will engage with your peers in learning effective strategies for developing an online course, including designing learning objectives to support course outcomes as well as instructional strategies and assessments, and you'll get a jumpstart on developing your course. See the schedule to register; the next seminar begins August 26.
|Reminder: Sign Up for Lecture Series|
Faculty and staff, you are invited to join us for a lecture series exploring issues of faith and spirituality. Author Gabe Lyons will talk about his book, "The Next Christians," during a series of three lectures - Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. 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.
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A warm Averett welcome is extended to:
Meg Stevens, our new director of athletics. Meg joins us from Buffalo State where she was the assistant director of athletics, senior woman administrator and head coach for women's lacrosse. She served as Buffalo State's assistant director of athletics since 2009 and spent the past 11 years as the women's lacrosse head coach, director of the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program and as the advisor for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). For more information about Meg, please visit the athletics website by clicking here.
Carrie Hendrick, our new head athletic trainer. Carrie comes to Averett with a wealth of clinical experience, having previously served as the assistant athletic trainer at Lenoir Rhyne University. For more information about Carrie, visit the athletics website by clicking here.
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