AU CoffeeBreak 11-25-15

Posted on November 25th, 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 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30 for a Wednesday, Dec. 2 publication.


2015cans_conferenceCans Across the Conference

In the spirit of giving back and recognizing blessings bestowed, Averett University collected 12,146 items to win the USA South’s Cans Across the Conference — this is the first time the university has won the annual contest.

Members of Averett’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) organized the event in an effort to improve the holidays for many of the less fortunate members of the Danville community. The food items will be donated to God’s Storehouse in Danville. Our canned good collection was the third-most garnered in a single year by an institution over the course of the competition.

“It’s always good to help others, and hopefully with our donations we will be able to help a lot of people in the Danville community,” Averett SAAC President Samm Chandler said. “It’s very exciting to help Averett win Cans Across the Conference for the first time. I’m even more excited that we donated so many cans to an organization that helps those in need.”



main_hallNew Logo to be Unveiled

Over the past 12 months the university has been working on designing a new logo; and we’re excited to announce that the new look will be unveiled at the faculty and staff meetings in January. The university will gradually transition to the new logo as new items (letterhead, giveaways, brochures, etc.) need to be printed. The old logo will be phased out by July 2016.

If you will be printing or ordering something with the logo on it, please contact Buddy Rawley, vice president for institutional advancement, at 434-791-5654 in order to determine which logo should be used. In addition, contact Buddy if you have any questions.

christmas_wreathHoliday Celebration

Our annual Averett Family Holiday Celebration will be held Thursday, Dec. 10 from 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at the home of Dr. Tiffany and Joe Franks. View the invitation by clicking here.


andreas_klein2Renowned Pianist to Perform

German-born pianist Andreas Klein will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 in Pritchett Auditorium as part of the university’s Arts@Averett Series. Faculty and staff receive two free non-transferrable tickets and students get in free with their ID. Tickets are $5 for the general public.

For his concert at Averett Klein will perform selections from several composers including Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. To read an interview with Klein click here.

pancakes1Late Night Breakfast

Late Night Breakfast is just around the corner — Thursday, Dec. 3 at 10 p.m. We are asking interested faculty and staff to come help serve breakfast to our students. It is a great time for all!

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Sierra Braxton-Sears or call 434-791-5655.

Enterprise_LogoEnterprise Rent-a-Car

If you rent a vehicle for university business from Enterprise Rent-a-Car, please decline the insurance. Enterprise may tell you that you have to check the insurance box if you are paying by credit card, but you do not. Rentals are already covered under Averett’s insurance whether it is a direct bill or paid by credit card.

christmas_giftAlliance Human Services Angel Tree

Missed the Boys & Girls Club Angel Tree? That’s ok, because we have another opportunity to spread Christmas joy!

Alliance Human Services is a non-profit therapeutic foster care agency in Danville that currently serves approximately 45 children between the ages of 5-20.

With Christmas rapidly approaching, they need our help! If you would like to help in buying presents for the children on the Alliance Kids’ Angel Tree or would like to host the kids for a small Christmas party, please contact Melanie Hooker at 434-250-6339. You are also welcome to make a donation (checks payable to Alliance Human Services) and let someone else do the shopping!

Student_Center1Cougar Connection

The Cougar Connection is the student newsletter distributed to all traditional students every Sunday. If you have something you need students to know, please submit an article by clicking here and completing the submission form. If you would like to receive the Cougar Connection, please contact Rachel Covington.