AU CoffeeBreak 11-18-15

Posted on November 18th, 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, Nov. 20 for a Wednesday, Nov. 25 publication.


maynoothunivBrenner Presents Paper at International Conference

Dr. Aimee Brenner, Assistant Professor of Education, presented a paper at the Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) International Conference at Maynooth University in Greater Dublin, Ireland on October 26. The paper was entitled “Creating Innovative, Student-Centered Projects with App Smashing” and was published in the conference proceedings. The paper was co-written by Janel Hauser, a graduate student in the education program and was based on a project Brenner has been implementing in her education classes for several years.



Thanksgiving1Celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday

A feast for the belly! Don’t forget that Bon Appétit Management Company is serving up a special Thanksgiving meal beginning at 11 a.m. today (Nov. 18). The menu will feature carved turkey with all the trimmings, a seasonal salad bar, traditional pies and other holiday favorites.

This holiday lunch will have special pricing. All taxes included: adults $8.25; children 6-12 years of age $6.25; children five and under, no charge. There will be a $3 surcharge for faculty and staff with meal plans.

theatre_gillianTheatre Department to Explore Grief and Loss

The theatre department will perform “To Gillian on her 37th Birthday” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 19-21) in Pritchett Auditorium. The play tells the story of a man shattered by the loss of his wife in a boating accident. He lives in the past, but family problems are cropping up in the present, and real, world. Faculty and staff receive two free, non-transferrable tickets to the performance.

cs1Are you a BGC Alumni?

Are you an alumnus or alumna of the Boys & Girls Club? Whether you were a member of the Danville club, or somewhere else, please email Brigid Belko with the information. The CCECC is working on a special initiative with the BGC, and we would love for you to be involved!

 CCEC-logoJunior Leadership Southside to Become Part of CCECC

The highly successful Junior Leadership Southside program will transition from the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce to the CCECC in 2016.

Junior Leadership Southside was brought to fruition as a project of the 2007-2008 class of Leadership Southside. The Chamber has led the program, with the support of a planning committee, for seven program years and has seen the program grow and prosper each year.

“We are thrilled that Junior Leadership Southside will be spearheaded by The Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness,” announced Laurie S. Moran, CCE, President, & CEO of the Chamber. “Approximately 135 students have participated in this hallmark program which provides leadership development to high school juniors and seniors. We believe the partnership with the CCECC will allow the program to reach more students in our community and continue to grow and foster their leadership potential.”

novsaleOur Biggest Sale Yet!

The Schoolfield House Booksellers will be holding their biggest sale of the year both in-store and online Nov. 18. Shop and receive 25 percent off fleece apparel, outerwear, cold weather accessories, all NIKE, backpacks, auto accessories, diploma frames, imprinted supplies and earbuds as well as an additional 25 percent off clearance merchandise (excludes MV Sport promo items).

world_classroomStudy Abroad Roundtable for Faculty

Dr. Catherine Clark, Assistant Professor of English and French and Director of International Education Success, and Tia Yancey, Administrative Assistant for the CCECC, recently attended the regional National Association of Foreign Student Adviser Conference for International Educators!

Faculty — do you like the idea of leading a class abroad but aren’t sure where to start or don’t think it’s an option in your field? We have fresh ideas and programs — contact us at!

The office of international education success is coordinating with the CCECC to offer a Study Abroad Roundtable for faculty and staff at the beginning of the spring semester. Stay tuned!

Sams_ClubReminder: Sam’s Club Rep on Campus

Don’t forget that Karen Shields, our Sam’s Club Representative, is on campus today (Wednesday, November 18) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the dining hall. Flyer