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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.

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coffeebreakFall Emergency Response Training Dates
Averett's Emergency Management Team is working with the city of Danville to provide training for members of the campus community. As was reported earlier in CoffeeBreak, 12 members of the faculty and staff completed the first offering of the Campus Community Emergency Response Team training.

Below are the training dates and times for two more sessions scheduled during the fall semester:

Group 1: (These sessions will all be from 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Monday, Sept. 9
Tuesday, Sept. 10
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Monday, Sept. 16
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Monday, Sept. 30
Tuesday, Oct. 1
Wednesday, Oct. 2

Group 2: (These are all on Tuesdays and will be from 8:30-11 a.m.)
Sept. 10
Sept. 17
Oct. 1
Oct. 8
Oct. 15
Oct. 22
Oct. 29
Nov. 5
Nov. 12

To complete the training, you must complete all nine modules because the last meeting is a simulation exercise that brings in the skills learned throughout the training.

If you are interested in taking part in these trainings, contact Kathie Tune via email at or Bill Woodward, who can be reached at and indicate whether you are signing up for Group 1 or Group 2.

Please discuss your interest in participating in this training with your department chair and/or supervisor in advance of signing up.

coffeebreakInstructional Technology Faculty Survey Results
Thanks to the 76 faculty who completed the annual instructional technology survey! The most-requested topics for training are Moodle and designing and facilitating online courses. The preferred format for training is how-to videos, followed closely by webinars and group workshops. Most faculty consistently incorporate relevant technologies in teaching and most incorporated at least one new teaching/learning strategy as a result of training last year. Congratulations! Let's do that again this year! Complete survey results are posted here.

coffeebreakAUCloud Workshop Offered
AUCloud was one of the most-requested topics for staff training. Kim McMurtry, instructional technologist, is offering a one-hour, hands-on workshop at 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3. AUCloud is Averett's secure cloud storage and allows users to save files there to access via the web from anywhere or to share with other employees. You'll learn to create folders and upload and share files. To see the complete schedule of workshops and register click here.



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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



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Student Creates Publication for Cardiology Patients

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