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 Aug. 7 for a Aug. 14 publication.
If you have not already done so, please remember to RSVP by tomorrow (Thursday, Aug. 8) via the invitation for the Averett Family Opening Celebration at the president's home. We hope to see you there!
(*Remember to check your junk email in case the invitation was diverted there.)
|Updating AU People|
At the start of every academic year we welcome new faculty and staff to campus. Please remember to enter your new hires, graduate assistants, etc. into AU People so that the rest of campus can reach them.
|Stadium Cushions Up for Grabs|
Are you an Averett Cougar fan who is looking for ways to show off your Cougar pride? You're in luck! The alumni office is giving away stadium cushions with the old logo at Alumni Hall. Stop by when you have a chance and pick up your cushion (one per person so everyone has an opportunity to get one).
|Moodle Workshops Offered Next Week|
Want to enhance your Moodle skills? Need to get your course set up for the fall? Participate in these hands-on workshops on the Main Campus:
• Moodle Quizzes at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13 - learn to set up a quiz and import a quiz bank
• Moodle Basics at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14 - get an overview and the basics for setting up your course
• Moodle Gradebook at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14 - learn to set up your gradebook so that students always have access to your assessments and feedback
See the upcoming workshops page to register.
If you can't visit campus for technology training, consider participating in ITW2, the weekly instructional technology webinar offered every Monday at 4:30 p.m. Monday's topic is "Introduction to CamStudio," a free screencasting software. See the ITW2 page for details.
|WorldCat Enables Scholarly Research|
Blount Library offers a new, unified search option for Averett scholars to seek and cite credible sources with relative ease - averett.worldcat.org. This website is made possible by OCLC - a nonprofit organization with the world's richest database of bibliographic information, connecting thousands of libraries and digital collections worldwide.
With WorldCat, students, faculty and staff locate and read full text articles and e-books, and stream media from a single interface. They can limit results to peer reviewed sources and export citations. Averett's print and electronic collections are always on top. Learn more about WorldCat and begin your research at discover.averett.edu/library.
|New Job Posting|
There is a new position on campus that is open and has been posted online - veterans affairs certifying official (registrar's office). For more information, or to apply for this position, visit: Jobs@Averett.
|Explore Technology in Education|
If you teach in a classroom, how much do you incorporate technology? As you prepare your next course, consider your audience: are you using the technology tools and resources that your students use every day?
Watch this two-minute video on the digital natives in your classroom and the changing state of higher education. Kim McMurtry, instructional technologist, invites you to participate in seminars, webinars, and workshops to explore the integration of technology in your courses to enhance student learning and engagement; see the instructional technology pages for resources available to you.
SORRY, there are no new Averett Cares stories this week. If you have an story to add to our next issue, please send us this form!
A warm Averett welcome is extended to:
Christopher McDonald '11, a new admissions counselor for the traditional admissions department. Christopher graduated from Averett with a bachelor of science degree in physical education. He will be counseling students from the western counties of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and the Great Lakes region. Welcome, Christopher!
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SORRY, there are no new stories this week. If you have a story to add to our next issue, please send us this form!