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|YouTube Workshop Offered|
Want to record your own video lecture? It's easy with YouTube and a webcam. Record an introduction to a course or to the next unit, an introduction of yourself or some all-class feedback on an assignment - the possibilities are endless. Your video can even be embedded to play in your Moodle course. Register for a one-hour, hands-on workshop on the Main Campus at 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24. You will learn to:
* Set up a YouTube channel
* Record and save a video to YouTube using a webcam
* Embed the video in a Moodle course
|Service-Learning Faculty Focus Group|
Who says there's no such thing as a "free lunch?" The first service-learning faculty focus group lunch gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 11:30 a.m. in the Main Hall conference room, 131. All interested faculty who have either launched a service-learning course or are considering one in the near future are invited. Topics of discussion will be the planning and implementation phase, the newly adopted service-learning rubric, seeking approvals and applying for the service-learning stipend.
Please RSVP to Toni Gazda by Sept. 25 so that we'll be sure to have plenty of space and food available for all.
|Interactive Touch-Screen Training|
This summer, 13 classrooms on the Main and North campuses received a cosmetic and techno-makeover. On the North Campus, Grant 114 now features a 70-inch, interactive touch-screen Aquos Board using Sharp Pen Software, along with a new lectern with multi-connect device, an Apple TV and a recordable document camera. A representative from Office Plus will conduct a one-hour training session of the interactive screen and pen software at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, and all interested faculty are encouraged to participate. Email Kim McMurtry, instructional technologist, with any questions.
|Support our Students|
Enactus, a student organization on campus, is selling fair trade items from Ten Thousand Villages in an effort to raise money to fund their travel to a regional competition. If you would like to pre-order items, Enactus will provide a 20 percent discount – however, the order must be placed by Sept. 30 to allow time for shipment and delivery. They will also be selling a variety of items at the October faculty meeting.
To preorder your items, go online to tenthousandvillages.com, write down the item number, a brief description and the amount. Email the information on your purchase to Nancy Ryan at email@example.com or send it via inter-office mail (her office is Davenport 107B). Make sure to include your name and Averett phone number with the information. The discount will be deducted from the total when the items are delivered at the faculty meeting Oct. 15.
Enactus is dedicated to improving the social, economic and environmental quality of life in the Danville community.
|Study Abroad Fair|
The annual Study Abroad Fair will take place Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Center. Representatives from Averett's affiliates, as well as Averett faculty and students who have studied abroad will be there to answer questions. Refreshments will be served!
For more information about the Study Abroad Program, click here.
Coffee and cookie in its new format will be offered from 11-11:15 a.m. in the multipurpose room prior to the University wide staff meeting, on Thursday, Sept. 19. Come 15 minutes early for coffee & a cookie! Hope to see you there!
The August University staff meeting minutes have been posted to the Intranet. Please review before the Thursday staff meeting. Send issues or corrections to Linda Lemery at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call her at ext. 15636 if you need help accessing the minutes.
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”—Thich Nhat Hanh
|Notice of Privacy Practices|
The privacy practices notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed as well as how you can access this information. Please take time to review it carefully.
The information is posted on the intranet for your convenience and will be included in your open enrollment benefits packets. Click here to access the information.
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A warm Averett welcome is extended to:
Anna Kautzman, who joined Averett in May as the associate dean of student success for the GPS Program. She brings to Averett a strong background in higher education administration and student success after working with students at several other schools, both online and ground, traditional and non-traditional, undergraduate and graduate levels. Anna holds a bachelor of arts, a master of education, and juris doctor degrees and is currently working on a doctor of philosophy degree in public policy & administration, policy analysis.
She is the mother of Alliya, a cross-country and track runner who just won her fourth first-place finish of the year (4 for 4)! Alliya is a senior at G.W. High School and is considering attending Averett next year. Anna and Alliya moved to Danville from Kentucky and are happy to be living in such a great community and contributing to a terrific school like Averett!
Thad Mangum, who is the textbook coordinator at The Schoolfield House Booksellers. Thad is from the Martinsville area and will graduate from Patrick Henry Community College in December with an associate of business administration degree. After he graduates, he plans to pursue a bachelor of science in business administration/marketing. He has worked at the bookstore since last August.
|AU 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 Adan Euresti, who is a BBA student. He looks forward to graduating in December 2015.
What was your original motivation for obtaining your degree?
My original motivation for obtaining my degree was to achieve a goal that I set out to achieve a long time ago; to be the first in my family to receive an education. I also know this degree will aid in furthering my career growth/job advancement as well as benefit my family.
Why did you choose Averett's GPS Program?
I chose to attend Averett because I like the adult learning format where I can actually go to class and have a discussion and interaction with working professionals from other lines of work.
Please share one tip for your fellow classmates and future AU students:
Don't hesitate because life is so short! Keep striving to meet your goals in life!
What helps to keep you motivated while you are in the program?
The classroom environment Averett offers helps keep me motivated. I'm currently finishing my third class at Averett and I feel confident I will be able to obtain my degree because this program truly caters to the working adult with a family.
Henderson to Serve as Judge
Ginger Henderson, assistant professor and chair of the equestrian department, will serve as a judge of the third annual Colt Starting Challenge, which is hosted by SouthEastern Farriers and Horseowners Association, on Oct. 19 in Chatham. Katie Angis '05, will also serve as one of the four judges. Congratulations, Ginger!