AU CoffeeBreak 10-21-15

Posted on October 21st, 2015 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, Oct. 23 for a Wednesday, Oct. 28 publication.


stevens_megStevens Named Board Member of NACWAA

Director of Athletics Meg Stevens has been selected as a board member for the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA). The organization works to empower, develop and honor women working in collegiate sports. As a board member, Stevens will have an influential part in advancing the success of women in athletics across the country as the organization offers educational programs, networking and mentoring experiences for its members to promote growth and leadership opportunities. Congratulations, Meg!



Fall2015_artshowStudents Showcase Artwork

This fall 12-15 students in Averett’s art department will be displaying their artwork in a Spotlight Series from October 22 through November 19. The exhibits will feature prints and drawings in Jut’s Café and sculptures and 3D modeling in Blount Library. The exhibits are free and open to the public. To learn more about the show, check out the story from intern Victoria Rackliff by clicking here.

2015FallNIFA_awards_sizedFlying Cougars Place Second in NIFA Competition

On Saturday, Oct. 17 the Flying Cougars participated in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region X Competition at Liberty University in Lynchburg. One of four teams to compete, Averett placed second overall in the team competition. In addition, several students placed in the individual portion. Congratulations, team!

To read more about the team and individual awards, click here.



give1It All Counts

Last year the faculty/staff giving campaign reached 74 percent. This year’s goal is 80 percent. But is there really any reason we should not be at 100 percent? Please help me, Dan Hayes, to be able to go to alumni and say “One hundred percent of Averett’s faculty and staff are giving to help make the university better.” Giving is so important to help Averett stay competitive, and when we give together, we can do great things.

We need your help, please set up a payroll deduction or make a one-time gift.

Aviation_openhouseAviation Alumni to Share their Experiences

Prospective students and current Averett students will have the opportunity to hear from pilots during an Aviation Open House on Friday, November 6. Averett alumni who are also members of Pi Kappa Phi Zeta Xi Chapter will be in attendance to share about their decades of experience in the aviation field. For more information about the open house, click here.

ly1Lyon: A Historical and Modern City

Averett Fulbright FLTA, Jawad Essakri, will present on his hometown of Lyon, France. Did you know…?

  • The Festival of Lights in Lyon (“La Fête des Lumières”) draws three to four million people each year.
  • Lyon was historically the silk capital of the world and is now the culinary capital of world.
  • From Lyon, you are two hours from skiing in the Alps or swimming in the Mediterranean.

Come learn more on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Center! This event is open to Averett faculty, staff, students, and the Danville community! Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dr. Catherine Clark.

gods-pit-crewFill the Buckets

God’s Pit Crew is in need of basic essentials for their “Blessing Buckets” for the survivors of the floods in South Carolina. Please donate the following items: water, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo/soap, diapers and lotion. For a complete list of items needed, click here. Donation boxes are located in Main Hall, Frith Hall and at the Riverview Campus. (Monetary donations are also accepted.) For more information, contact Rachel Covington at 434-791-7215.

AC-sign1Let Averett Central Help You!

Since the switchboard is answered in Averett Central we’d love to help our callers by providing information about events on campus or meetings being hosted here. If you are hosting an event, whether it’s for students, faculty, staff, a special group, or the community, please send information about it our way as well! We’d love to provide that extra level of service and want to be able to better help those who are attending your events and meetings. Contact Katie Johnston or Rose Holley at 434-791-5600 with any upcoming events!

halloween_candy1Averett Does Halloween

There will be two opportunities to pass out candy to trick-or-treaters on behalf of Averett, and we need your help!

  • Friday, October 30, 3-5 p.m.

Creepy Candy Crawl on Main Street

We need volunteers to pass out candy at the Averett table with Ave and Rett and to help other River District businesses pass out candy to trick-or-treaters!

Sign up on Get Connected! Contact Rachel Covington at 434-791-7215 with questions.

  • Saturday, October 31, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Halloween on Main

Sidewalk in front of Main Hall

We need volunteers to pass out candy! Contact Sierra Braxton-Sears at (434) 791-5655 with questions.

If you would like to donate candy, collection boxes are in the Student Center, third Floor Frith, Main Hall and Averett Central.

mortyandmillie3Foster a Kitten…or Two!

Caswell Pet Lifeline is an all-volunteer rescue group and in need of foster parents for rescue cats and kittens waiting adoption! The rescue provides all the supplies — you provide the TLC. You can foster for a few weeks or longer if you like. Fostering is a fantastic way to have a fur-baby without the long-term commitment of a pet. If you would like more information please contact Visit their Facebook page by clicking here.

jobs1New Job Postings

Two positions that are open on campus have been posted online – Financial Services Counselor for GPS Financial Aid and the Director of Marketing and Communications. For more information, or to apply for either position, click here.


meeting1University Staff Meeting Change

Due to conflicts, the next University-wide staff meeting has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 29 at 11:15 a.m. in Blount Chapel. We will be collecting food donations at this meeting, which is being sponsored by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.