AU CoffeeBreak 11-30-16

Posted on November 30th, 2016 by Danielle Staub

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, Dec. 2, for a Wednesday, Dec. 7, publication.

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Ehrhardt Graduates from Lead Virginia

2495.jpgAlexis Ehrhardt recently graduated from Lead Virginia, an eight-month program that enables the Commonwealth’s leaders to discuss their perspectives with each other, provides a venue for them to educate each other about the issues in their communities and raises the level of understanding about the challenges facing our regions.

Lead Virginia’s program is grounded in the theory of social capital and broadens the perspectives of participants.The program allows them to explore and grapple with major issues, challenges and opportunities facing the Commonwealth. Sessions provide participants the opportunity to meet with regional leaders to learn about assets and innovations unique to each region, best practices and how each region contributes to the whole of the Commonwealth.

CoffeeBreak Announcements

Angel Tree Celebration Today

CoffeeBreak Boys Girls ClubThank you to everyone who is sponsoring an Angel with the Boys & Girls Club Angel Tree!

The Angel Tree Celebration will be  today, Nov. 30 from 5-7 p.m. in the multipurpose room. If you are interested in volunteering for this event and haven’t signed up yet, please click here and select the volunteer shift that best suits your schedule. Dinner will be served in the back of the dining hall for the Angels and volunteers. Presents will be opened in the multipurpose room.

Celebrating the Christmas Season

CoffeeBreak ChristmasIn honor of the upcoming holiday, please join us in the dining hall for a special dinner as part of the Averett Celebrates Christmas festivities tomorrow, Dec. 1. Bon Appétit Management Company will prepare a special meal featuring carved prime rib, festive salads, succulent sides, shrimp and decadent deserts along with many other offerings. We look forward to seeing you there!

This event will have special pricing. All taxes included: adults, $11.25; children 6-12 years of age, $8; children 5 and under, no charge; $5 surcharge for faculty and staff with meal plans.

Averett Celebrates Christmas

CoffeeBreak Arts at AverettThe Averett Music Department renews the tradition of “Averett Celebrates Christmas” with a collaboration of student, employee and community performers in a service of readings and carols for the Advent and Christmas Season. Join us to awaken your Christmas spirit tomorrow, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Pritchett Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

This event is part of the annual Arts@Averett series. All events are open to the public. Ticket pricing varies, and some events are free. For the full Arts@Averett season schedule or more information, visit or call (434) 791-5600.

Late Night Breakfast

Late Night Breakfast Clock It is time for the annual Late Night Breakfast! The breakfast takes place tomorrow, Dec. 1, at 10 p.m. Faculty and staff volunteers are still needed.

If you would like to help and serve breakfast to the students, email or


 Decorating the Trees for a Cause

AverettXmasTreeAverett is participating in the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research’s Decorating the Trees for a Cause again this year. All the trees represent local causes and charities.

This year, a vote for Averett’s tree means a direct donation to scholarships for students. You can go vote from now until Wednesday, Dec. 21, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Let’s get out there and vote for our tree!



Wild and Scenic Film Festival

WildScenic Film FestAverett will host the Dan River Basin Association’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Where Activism gets Inspired. The program includes 12 films, an Art In Nature auction and a free raffle. The film festival will take place in the Pritchett Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 3, doors open at 6 p.m. The films will start at 7 p.m.

We have 10 free tickets available, first come first serve. Contact Jennifer Hooper to reserve at Otherwise, tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.


Averett Family Holiday Celebration

CoffeeBreak Holiday CelebrationPresident Tiffany Franks and Joe Franks invite you and a guest to the annual Averett Family Holiday Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 4:30-7 p.m. at their home.

Please RSVP to Cyndie Basinger by Monday, Dec. 5, at or (434) 791-5671. For more information, click here.



Christmas Readings for Children

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“The Dr. Betty Heard Christmas Readings” for children ages 4 to 9 will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room. The event was re-named to honor and remember our dear friend and colleague, the late Dr. Betty Heard because of her love for children’s literature and the Christmas Readings.

The circulation coordinator at the Mary B. Blount Library, Linda Lemery, will be reading at the event. The event is free and open to the public.

New Email Created for Invoices

CoffeeBreak EmailThe business office has set up a new email address to receive invoices directly from vendors. Please give out this new email address to folks who would normally send invoices to your email address. It will cut down on the number of emails you currently receive and will reduce the risk of an emailed invoice being accidentally deleted or ignored. The email is