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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.

Please send information you would like included in CoffeeBreak via this form by Oct. 18 for a Oct. 23 publication.


coffeebreakHalloween Candy Collection
On Oct. 31, beginning at 6 p.m. in front of Main Hall, we will be passing out candy to children in the Danville area. If you are interested in helping that evening, please contact Lesley Villarose at

Every Halloween we have hundreds of children come through so we need a lot of candy! Please donate a bag of candy in the Student Center or Main Hall. Every little bit counts!

coffeebreakHost International Students
As Thanksgiving and winter breaks approach, some of our international students who aren't able to go home may be in need of a place to stay. If you are interested in opening your home and being a host family for these students, please contact Bill Woodward. In your email let him know when you'd be able to host and how many students you could accommodate.

We want to open this opportunity up to members of the Averett family first. However, if you know of folks from the Danville community who have expressed an interest in being a host family, feel free to pass those names along to Bill. They can also contact him directly.

coffeebreakNew Moodle Workshops Offered
Are you ready to take your course to the next level with Moodle? Explore Moodle activity options with these new hands-on workshops offered on the Main Campus:

• Moodle Choice, Feedback, & Questionnaire - 3 p.m., Oct. 30
• Moodle Lesson and Wiki - 3 p.m., Nov. 13
• Moodle Database and Glossary - 3 p.m., Dec. 4

And if you're new to Moodle or need a refresher, sign up for Moodle Basics at 11:15 a.m. on Oct. 24. See the schedule to register.

coffeebreakAnnual Halloween Costume Competition
Come one, come all! The annual Halloween costume competition will be held Thursday, Oct. 31 at noon in the Dining Hall (lunch is not provided). Prizes will be awarded for first and second place groups (offices/departments), first and second place individual and first place student. Come and join the fun!

coffeebreakEngage Students with Collaborative Learning
Do your courses offer students the opportunity to collaborate and work together toward a common goal? Are students engaged in your course topic and practicing effective communication, critical thinking and cooperation? See if you agree with these additional benefits of collaboration from East Michigan State.

Want some ideas for using technology to collaborate? Sign up for the hands-on workshop "Cloud Apps for Storage and Collaboration" on the Main Campus at 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, for an introduction to Kim McMurtry's top 10 apps.

coffeebreakNew Van Reservation Policy
Effective Monday, Oct. 14, the facilities department on the Main Campus will be overseeing all requests for the use of campus vans. Please continue to use the van reservation form that is on the website.

Your new contact persons to assist you with these reservations will be Sheila Smith, who can be reached at 434-791-5780 and Brittany Culley whose phone number is 434-770-6526.

coffeebreakReminder: Coffee & Cookie
The next Coffee & Cookie meet and greet event will be tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 17) at 11 a.m. in the multipurpose room, immediately followed at 11:15 a.m. by the University staff.

The September staff meeting minutes have been posted to the Intranet; please review before tomorrow's meeting. Hope to see you there!

healthy solutions

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”—Ralph Nichols

coffeebreakFlu Clinics
Need to get your flu shot? A clinic for faculty and staff has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 31 from 7-10 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 1 from 7-10 a.m.

CVS technicians will be set up in the Carrington Conference Room and the club area of the Student Center (both are on the fourth floor). The cost of the flu shot is covered 100 percent for members of the University's health plan. All other plans will be submitted to the insurance carrier. Everyone must present a valid insurance card for processing.

All participants will receive a 20 percent off coupon to CVS.

coffeebreakReminder: Health Screenings
Remember that the annual wellness screenings for health plan participants will be held next Tuesday and Wednesday, in the multipurpose room of the Student Center. There's still time to register.



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Fac/Staff events:

January 29, 2015
Staff Meeting

February 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

March 19, 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 25, 2015
Men's Basketball vs. Piedmont College

January 25, 2015
Women's Basketball vs. Piedmont College

January 28, 2015
Women's Basketball vs. Greensboro College



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