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.
|Halloween 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 email@example.com.
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!
|Host 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.
|New 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.
|Annual 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!
|Engage 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.
|New 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.
|Reminder: 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!
“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
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.
|Reminder: 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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