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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 Jan. 10 for a Jan. 15 publication.


coffeebreakSenior Dinner
Our tradition at Averett is to have a special sit down dinner for our traditional graduating seniors. This year's "Countdown to Graduation" dinner will be Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Center.

There are two ways that you can help. First, please consider serving during the meal - this is a great way to show someone you are proud of them. Second, donate a fabulous prize to be given away. Our goal is that all of the seniors leave with a gift.

If you are interested in serving, or you have a gift to donate, please contact Dan Hayes at

coffeebreakJanuary Staff Meeting
Please mark your calendars for the Thursday, Jan. 23 Coffee & Cookie at 11 a.m. followed at 11:15 by the University staff meeting. Both will be held in the multipurpose room.

The December 2013 meeting minutes have been posted to the Intranet; please review and send corrections to Linda Lemery prior to the meeting.

coffeebreakWeekly Webinars Offered
Instructional Technologist Kim McMurtry offers a 30-minute weekly webinar, demonstrating a technology tool or Moodle feature using Google+ Hangouts. Would you like to participate in these webinars? Please complete this survey by Jan. 17 to help Kim determine the best day and time to schedule them.

coffeebreakClassroom Technology Demonstrations
Are you teaching in an unfamiliar classroom this semester? Or would you like a refresher on how to use the technology in a classroom? Instructional Technologist Kim McMurtry will offer 25-minute demonstrations of classroom technology next week:

Monday, Jan. 13:
Bishop 301, 9:00 a.m.
Bishop 303, 9:30 a.m.
Bishop 302, 10:30 a.m.
Bishop 304A-B, 11:00 a.m.
Frith 204, 3:30 p.m.
Frith 205, 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 14:
Danville 9A, 9:00 a.m.
Danville 9B, 9:30 a.m.
Frith 206, 3:00 p.m.
Frith 208, 3:30 p.m.
Frith 209, 4:00 p.m.

All interested faculty and staff are invited to attend these demonstrations. If these don't fit your schedule, email Kim at to plan a different time to meet.

coffeebreakGPS Offering New Programs
The GPS Program is now offering several new courses of study — an associate's degree in business, a RN to BSN degree, a master of education in curriculum and instruction online, an online degree in criminal justice, a bachelor of business administration degree in healthcare administration, and autism. In addition, there are three programs that will roll out later this year including a degree in special education, a master of accountancy and a master of education in administration and supervision.



A warm Averett welcome is extended to:


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Fac/Staff events:

February 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

March 19, 2015
Staff Meeting

April 23, 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 31, 2015
Men's Basketball @ Methodist University

January 31, 2015
Women's Basketball @ Methodist Univ

February 4, 2015
Men's Basketball vs. Ferrum College