AU CoffeeBreak 1-20-15

Posted on January 20th, 2016 by Emily Tomlinson


CoffeeBreak is an e-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 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 for a Wednesday, Jan. 27 publication.


vataquizbowlAT Students Place Second

Averett University’s athletic training team placed second in the Virginia Athletic Training Association (VATA) Annual Quiz Bowl on Jan. 9-10 at the VATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, in Williamsburg. Congratulations, team!

Team members were seniors Brian Benitez, Rhyan Scearce and Alicia Carey. The faculty sponsor was Mrs. Melanie Lewis, Assistant Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator of the athletic training education program. Program Director Dr. Carrie Hendrick served as the emcee of the event.

Nine teams entered the competition including James Madison University, George Mason University, Radford University, Lynchburg College, Liberty University, Longwood, Bridgewater College, Shenandoah and Averett.

student_accoladesStudent Accolades

The Student Life Department began recognizing students who go the extra mile in whatever they are doing on campus in 2014. Each week during Student Life Staff meetings, staff members nominate students they want to recognize for their dedication to AU. Students are notified about the nomination and their chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. At the end of the semester, all of the names of those nominated are put into a bowl and the name of one lucky student is selected. This is the department’s way of letting the students know they appreciate all they do.

This week they are recognizing Taylor Hodges, Hannah Mattson, Allyson Payne and Ryne Gammon for their assistance getting the spring semester off to a great start.


Averett_sealFounders’ Day Celebration

Join us tomorrow (Jan. 21) at 11:15 a.m. in Pritchett Auditorium for our annual Founders’ Day celebration. Alumni Joe Gillie ’76, Annie Wimbush ’86 and Alison Waymouth ’11 will be our speakers this year.

In addition to celebrating Founders’ Day we will announce a new music initiative – Grow up Musically. Then immediately following the Founders’ Day celebration we will head downstairs to the Carrington Gym for a grand opening ceremony.

tax_timeW-2 Pick Up Day

It’s tax time! Come to the business office (Lisa Stewart’s conference room in 102 Main Hall) on Friday, Jan. 22 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to pick up your W-2. Bring your Averett ID or valid driver’s license to pick up your tax form — no one is allowed to pick up anyone else’s W-2. You will be required to sign a sheet stating you received your W-2 in person that day. After 3:30, the remaining W-2s will be mailed.

jesus-guitarSpiritual Arts Showcase

On Friday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. our students will be participating in a spiritual arts showcase called “Beautiful Things. Come by the multipurpose room of the Student Center for an evening of live music, performances, and visual arts … all positive and pointing to the One who gives life to all beautiful things. The event is sponsored by CSF, FCA, CCM and the office of spiritual life.

Sams_ClubSam’s Club Rep on Campus

Look for Karen Shields, our Sam’s Club Rep, in the dining hall on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

She will register new members and renew current members. For more information, click here.

senior_dinner1It’s Senior Dinner Time

Would you be willing to serve during the Senior Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 5-7 p.m.? The alumni office is looking for faculty and staff to serve a seated meal for graduating seniors. It is a chance to say thank you for choosing Averett and has always been a special evening, especially for the graduates of your department or an advisee. We have a great time and you can join us for dinner!

Also, if you have a neat “something” you’d be willing to donate for a prize to be given away during the dinner, please bring it to Dan Hayes in Alumni Hall!

mail_packageMail Room Extending Hours

The mail room will begin operating two weekends a month in an effort to better serve our students. Students will be able to pick up their packages from 8 a.m.-12 pm. on the first and last Saturday of the month. For more information contact Rodney Harper, Mail Room Supervisor, at ext. 15782.


New Job Postings

Several new positions that are open on campus has been posted online – student concierge coordinator, Averett Central; clinical instructor of nursing; athletic trainer GA position; and business faculty, marketing. For more information, or to apply for this position, click here.

ValicValic Retirement Account Holders

If you have a Valic retirement account and have questions, contact Ellen McCormick at (434) 579-0347 or 800-893-5558, ext. 89943. She is our account representative for your financial advising questions.


California_CasualtyNew Program for Higher Ed Employees

California Casualty is launching a new California Casualty Community Impact (CCCI) program for higher education employees. Ten lucky winners will receive a $250 campus bookstore gift card. If an institution does not have a bookstore, an Amazon gift card will be awarded as an alternative. This program will run through September 30.

California Casualty offers car and home insurance with features especially attractive to higher education employees.

This CCCI is not exclusive to Virginia, but is only available to group partners of CA Casualty, such as the CICV. Therefore, any higher education employee at a member institution is eligible to enter. No purchase or quote request is necessary.

baggerly_christineWomen’s Leadership Development

Don’t forget to join us at 4 p.m. next Monday (Jan. 25) for an event in our new monthly series that focuses on topics related to women’s leadership development and advancement in higher education. This first event, which will be held in the multipurpose room of the Student Center, will feature Christine Baggerly, Vice President, Sales and Support Services at First Piedmont Corporation. Light refreshments will be served.

Please contact Alexis Ehrhardt, executive director of the CCECC, at 434-791-7212 with any questions.



health1Healthy Living Newsletter

The January/February 2016 issue of the Healthy Living Newsletter, compliments of the Health Benefits Consortium Wellness Initiative, can be found by clicking here.