AU CoffeeBreak 12-02-15

Posted on December 2nd, 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, Dec. 4 for a Wednesday, Dec. 9 publication.


global_christmasGlobal Memories of Christmas

The university will hold its annual Averett Celebrates Christmas celebration on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at West Main Baptist Church. Join the university as we welcome in the holidays with a service of lights, readings and carols for the Advent and Christmas Season. The event, which will have an international flair, is free and open to the public.

merry_christmas1Christmas Dinner

The café will be serving a sumptuous holiday feast on Friday, Dec. 4 from 5-7:30 p.m. The menu of delectable eats will include: carved prime rib, roasted turkey, seasonal salads, popcorn shrimp, assorted pastas and traditional holiday treats.

Pricing for faculty and staff without meal plans, as well as the public: adults, $11.60 (tax included); children 6-12, $8.25 (tax included); and children 6 and under, no charge. For those faculty and staff with the meal plan you may use one meal swipe and pay an extra $5.

virginia_flag2016 Governor’s Fellows Program

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the launch of the 2016 Governor’s Fellows Program (GFP). The GFP offers rising and graduating college seniors and graduate students the opportunity to learn directly from cabinet secretaries in the Commonwealth’s executive office during the summer.

If you know of a student who would be a good fit for this program please recommend that they apply. The deadline to apply for the GFP is March 1, 2016 at 12 a.m. The Program runs from June 1, 2016 until July 31, 2016. For more information about the GFP, please visit

Jessica Stipic- Pic.jpgEquestrian Service-Learning Class to Host Showcase

Students in ES 209, Re-training the Off-the-Track Thoroughbred, will demonstrate their mounts’ progress at a showcase on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. – noon at Melrose Farm in Blanch, N.C. (2305 NC Highway 62 North). The class, in conjunction with BlueBloods Thoroughbreds, has been working with former racehorses to retrain them for adoption as pleasure mounts. The eight students in the class were each assigned a mount to work with throughout the semester in hopes of seeing them adopted. The basic training the horses have received gives them a solid base for further training in whatever discipline their new owner decides upon. All are welcome to attend this event!

bookstoreBookstore Open House

The Schoolfield House Booksellers is holding an open house for faculty and staff this week. Faculty and staff can enjoy 15 percent off of select items (the sale is not valid with other discounts or offers). Refreshments will be served today (Wednesday, Dec. 2).

christmas_treeTrees for a Cause

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research is hosting their annual Trees for a Cause event now through Dec. 22. Stop by between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to vote for Averett’s tree. Voting is done by making a monetary donation. For more information, click here.

christmas_wreathHoliday Celebration Reminder

Don’t forget to RSVP by Friday for our annual Averett Family Holiday Celebration at the home of Dr. Tiffany and Joe Franks. View the invitation by clicking here.