AU CoffeeBreak 1-27-16

Posted on January 27th, 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.29 for a Wednesday, Feb. 3 publication.


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 who were nominated are put into a bowl and the name of one lucky student is selected. This is the department’s way of letting students know their efforts and hard work is appreciated.

This week they are recognizing Alicia Spivey and Phillip Owens for their contributions to Averett.



phillips_janetFaculty Flute Recital

Dr. Janet Philips, assistant professor music, will present a recital of music by European composers on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of West Main Baptist Church. She will be assisted by Dr. Anne Lewis, music professor, and Mr. Tim Navis on piano. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit her website



main_hallFaculty Leadership at Averett

The Faculty Leadership academic theme team for the strategic plan invites you to join us in a conversation regarding faculty leadership and structure at the university. This team is not charged with implementing changes to the current structure, but with exploring and presenting options that promote strength, efficiency and clarity.

There are three dates to choose from: Feb. 3, 4 and 5 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Conway House. Light refreshments (snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks) will be available. Please RSVP to Mary Sullivan by Wednesday, Jan. 27 as there is a physical limit of 25 persons per day.

birthday_celebrationCCECC Celebrates Birthday

The Center for Community Engagement & Career Competitiveness (CCECC) is celebrating its birthday next Tuesday (Feb. 2) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Don’t be a lame duck, come celebrate with them! To view the invitation, click here.

jobs1New Job Posting

A new position that is open on campus has been posted online – new start coordinator for the Graduate and Professional Studies Program. For more information, or to apply for this position, click here.

baggerly_christineRescheduled: Women’s Leadership Development

With the university being closed on Monday the new monthly speaker series was rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. in Davenport 107. This first event will feature Christine Baggerly, Vice President, Sales and Support Services at First Piedmont Corporation. Join us to hear Christine talk about knowing your worth, leading with competence, and doing your “homework.” Light refreshments will be served.

This new series focuses on topics related to women’s leadership development and advancement in higher education. It is being sponsored under the auspices of the Virginia Network of the American Council on Education’s (ACE), Inclusive Excellence Group, which facilitates the networking of women interested in pursuing leadership opportunities in higher education.