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 Oct. 11 for a Oct. 16 publication.
|Tickets Available for Concert|
The Danville Concert Association is hosting the North Carolina Symphony as they present the music of John Williams on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. in George Washington High School's auditorium. A limited number of tickets are available to faculty and staff on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Jennifer Hooper at ext. 17184 to get a ticket.
|Engage Students in Learning|
Consider using online educational videos to engage students in learning. Videos from TED Talks, YouTube and Khan Academy could be used as supplemental resources in an online course or to flip a face-to-face classroom. And you can easily embed videos so they appear to be a part of your Moodle course; watch this how-to video or email Kim McMurtry, instructional technologist, with questions. For more information, this article offers great ideas for flipping your classroom as well as a list of video resources organized by subject.
|Excel Workshops Offered|
Could you use some help with Excel? Two hands-on workshops are offered on the Main Campus in October:
* Excel Basics at 11:15 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11 - learn to create, edit, format, and print basic spreadsheets; insert and delete rows and columns; size, wrap, and orient text; use basic formulas and functions; and freeze rows and columns
* Excel Intermediate at 11:15 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31 - learn to design formulas using absolute and relative cell references and create charts from Excel data
See the workshop schedule to register.
|New Job Posting|
There is a new position on campus that is open and has been posted online – institutional research assistant. For more information, or to apply for this position, visit: Jobs@Averett.
|Annual Aramark Survey|
Aramark is holding their annual campus-wide building services survey now through Oct. 25. By sharing your thoughts, they will gain valuable insight to help improve the overall campus experience. The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete and responses will be kept confidential. By participating, you register to win a $150 Visa e-gift card or one of three $50 Visa e-gift cards.
To fill out the survey, please click here. If you cannot click on the link, copy and paste the URL (www.college-survey.com/averett) into your Internet browser address bar and hit enter.
|Mark Your Calendars!|
The next campus-wide Coffee & Cookie break will be Thursday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. in the Student Center multipurpose room. The University staff meeting will immediately follow at 11:15 a.m. Please come and chat with your peers and have a cookie and a beverage. Hope to see you there!
|Cans Across the Conference|
Support SAAC and God's Storehouse! Starting Monday, Oct. 14 SAAC will be placing boxes in offices around campus to collect canned goods. The boxes will be collected on Monday, Oct. 21 and will then be delivered to God's Storehouse.
Please help support our student-athletes in this endeavor.
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!
Dear Averett Family,
Thank you for the beautiful flowers and the numerous expressions of support received during the loss of my brother, Robert Woodall, Jr.
I am extremely grateful to work with such wonderful people.
We are sad to announce that Dr. Metta Alsobrook, our director of institutional research and effectiveness, is leaving Averett effective Oct. 22. Metta and her family will be moving to Phoenix where she will be working for the University of Phoenix as their director of assessment. We will miss her and wish her well.
|New Chair of Honors Program|
We are so pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew Canady, assistant professor of history, is now chair of the Honors Program. Congratulations, Andrew!
Please refer students who may be interested in the Honors Program to Andrew.
A warm Averett welcome is extended to:
James Hernandez, who has joined the registrar's office as our new veteran's certifying official. As a veteran himself - James served in the Army and Army National Guard - he will bring a unique perspective to this position. Prior to joining us, he worked for Pittsylvania County Social Services for four years.
James is enrolled in the IDEAL Program where he is pursuing a degree in business administration: management.
Stop by his office in Bishop 106 and say hello.
SORRY, there are no new Student Spotlights this week. If you have an student to add to our next issue, please send us this form!
News from the IHSA Team
On Sept. 29, the University's Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team traveled to Virginia Tech to compete in its first competition of the year. The team finished the day as High Score Team of the show and Marina Da Silva was named Reserve High Score Rider. To read the complete story, please click here.
The team also hosted their first ever competition on Saturday, Oct. 5. This time they finished third as a team and also had several individual riders place. To read the results from that competition, click
As you see members of the team around campus, make sure to congratulate them on a good start to their year.