Dr. Betty Heard reads to children at the Christmas 1859-Coffeehouse. Each 1859-Coffeehouse Lecture provides two interesting topics. At 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 in Jut's Café, Vince Kania will present "Federal Taxation - The Real Story" and Dr. Rebecca Clark will present "Letting Their Hair Down: Community in the Barber Shops and Beauty Salons of Film." This event is free and open to the public.


Happy New Year!I hope you are as excited about the possibilities a new year brings as we are here at Averett.As we anticipate the things to come, I want to start the year off by thanking you for being a part of the Averett community.Many of you have played a part in the lives of our students in so many ways - hosting them in your homes, supporting them at campus events and especially through your monetary contributions.Please know that now and always, we are so very grateful for your support.

As you see or hear of things going on around campus, whether it be a basketball game or a theatre production, know that you are always welcome to visit our campus.We like to show off all that we are doing to improve the lives of our students and the surrounding community.Hope to see you soon!

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Founders' Day Celebration
Founders' Day at Averett is a day of celebration and recognition. During this year's event, one of the things the University will be celebrating is its renewal with the Virginia Baptists.We are pleased to announce that the Rev. John Upton Jr. will be our featured speaker on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11:15 a.m. in Pritchett Auditorium. Upton, who is a 1974 graduate of Averett, is executive director of the Baptist General Association of Virginia and Virginia Baptist Mission Board.He is also president of the Baptist World Alliance.We invite all of our friends and neighbors to join us for this special occasion. 

Annual Community Prayer Breakfast
On Jan. 16 at 7:30 a.m. we will be hosting our annual Martin Luther King Junior Day Prayer Breakfast in the dining hall at the Student Center.This year's keynote speaker is Joe Franks, husband of Averett President Tiffany Franks.Please make plans to join us for a morning of prayer, fellowship and reflection.Cost is $10 per person and seating is limited. Please RSVP by Jan. 6 to the president's office by calling 434-791-5671.

Finding Normalcy Amid the Pain
Adversity and challenges are, unfortunately, a part of life. However those two things are different for all of us.For December Adult Professional graduate Jeannie Frisco, it came in the form of cancer.Full Story

Averett Students Collaborate with Duke University
Students in the University's athletic training program are conducting a collaborative research project with Duke University.The project is exploring whether results of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) can be improved. Full Story


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