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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 Dec. 13 for a Dec. 18 publication.


coffeebreakWoodland Drive Closing
Attention all faculty and staff! Please note that the city of Danville will be closing Woodland Avenue Monday, Dec. 16, to make a repair to the water main. They expect to be done by midday. We apologize for any inconvenience.

coffeebreakGovernor Speaking at Commencement
We are pleased to announce that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be speaking at our December Commencement ceremony on Saturday.

coffeebreakWorkshop Suggestions Invited
Did you miss out on an instructional technology workshop that you wanted to attend this semester? Or do you have a suggestion for a new workshop? Instructional Technologist Kim McMurtry is planning workshop topics for the spring semester, so send your requests and suggestions now to

A list of the 38 workshops currently offered (plus 3 online seminars) is available here.

coffeebreakHome Basketball Games
The Averett men's and women's basketball teams have six games over winter break. With no students on campus, we'd like to encourage faculty and staff to attend and show support of our teams.

Monday, Dec. 16, Men vs. Bridgewater at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 30, Men vs. Oneonta State at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, Women vs. Rochester at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, Men vs. Rochester at 4 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 11, Women vs. Ferrum at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 11, Men vs. Ferrum at 4 p.m.

coffeebreakLibrary Book Sale
Best-selling novels of a certain age are on sale at Mary B. Blount Library through Dec. 20. Drop by to pick up a used stocking stuffer for yourself or a loved one.

Literary fiction has returned to the stacks, interfiled with British, American and other national literature and criticism.

Popular mysteries, romance and adventure stories will remain on sale in the lobby area through early January - if they last!

coffeebreakDecember 19 Coffee & Cookie
Mark your calendars! Dec. 19 will be our last University-wide staff meeting for 2013. There will be Coffee & Cookie at 11 a.m. in the multipurpose room, followed at 11:15 by the staff meeting. No lunch will be provided for this meeting (lunch will resume with the January meeting). The November 2013 meeting minutes have been posted to the Intranet; please review them and send changes to Linda Lemery at prior to the meeting. Hope to see you there!

coffeebreakNew Job Postings
There are two new positions open on campus which have been posted online – business professor for the traditional program and head football coach. For more information, or to apply for these positions, visit: Jobs@Averett.

coffeebreakCanned Food Drive
The GPS Program in Danville is conducting a food drive campaign for God's Storehouse thru Friday, Dec. 20. Drop boxes are located at our Riverview Campus and the Main Campus.



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A warm Averett welcome is extended to:


Kevin Lipscomb, who has joined us as the new systems administrator in IT. Kevin was formerly the network administrator for Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority. He is married and has three adult children and two younger stepchildren. Welcome, Kevin!



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Fac/Staff events:

February 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

March 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

April 23, 2015
Staff Meeting

Academic events:

No events to show at this time.

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



Theatre Department to Hold Auditions for "Sweet Charity"

Arts@Averett Series to Host AndJam Trio

Student Creates Publication for Cardiology Patients

Floyd & Marietta Smith Scholarship Awarded to Martinsville Resident