AU CoffeeBreak 2-17-16

Posted on February 17th, 2016 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, Feb. 19 for a Wednesday, Feb. 24 publication.


survey_man1Survey Coming Soon

The Great Colleges to Work for survey is coming soon! If you are a full-time faculty or staff member you will be receiving an email in a few weeks with more information. The survey will launch the week of March 14.

random_actsRandom Acts of Kindness

It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 14-20)! The Residence Life Department has three programs throughout the week in which you are invited to participate. Donate toiletries as part of Shampoo for You or Box Lunches (swipe your meal card to donate a meal to the hungry). In addition, there are fishbowls located around campus from which you can select an idea for a random act of kindness. Remember to pay it forward! Click here for more information.

febsale16_socialBookstore Holding Sale

The Schoolfield House Booksellers is holding a sale today (Feb. 17). Save 25 percent off all sweatshirts and sweatpants, hats, drinkware and writing instruments. Shop in store and online for your Averett gear!

The sale excludes all promotional men’s and women’s fleece items, MV Sport and Alta Gracia.

12angry_jurorsClassic Drama Takes the Stage

Determining someone else’s fate is the role of every jury, and rarely is the case as cut and dry as television and the movies would have one believe. Averett University’s Theatre Department delves into a jury’s decision making process when it brings the classic drama “Twelve Angry Jurors” to Pritchett Auditorium in a few days (Feb. 18-20). The production will be performed at 7:30 p.m. all three nights.

Faculty and staff receive two free, non-transferable tickets, to the performance.

step_afrikaStep to the Music

Two fantastic events on back-to-back nights! Join us next Monday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, Feb. 23 as Arts@Averett hosts Step Afrika! and the Ramp Church International’s Gospel Choir. Faculty and staff receive two free, non-transferable tickets, to both events. Check out the poster promoting the event by clicking here.

retire1Staying the Course for Retirement

Nearing retirement age? Or want to make sure you can retire one day? Check out the flyer for information about how the economic environment may affect your ability to retire.


Sams_ClubSam’s Club Representative on Campus

Karen Shields, our Sam’s Club representative, will be on campus in the dining hall on Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. Karen will assist you with a new membership or a membership renewal.



health-insuranceAttention Health Plan Participants

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Anthem affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc. continually work to ensure our members have uninterrupted access to the healthcare services they need through a comprehensive and stable network of providers. Today, we want to share some important information regarding Patient First that may impact members who use Patient First.

Patient First remains a participant in our PAR, PPO, Point of Service and Anthem HealthKeepers networks. Despite this, Patient First recently announced its plans to close itself to any Anthem members who Patient First considers “new patients” beginning February 2, 2016. Additional information about this change can be found here.

Many services provided at Patient First are available through other network-participating PCP and urgent care providers throughout Virginia. For a complete list, members can visit the Anthem website at for the “Find a Doctor” tool to search the online provider directory or call the customer service number on the back of their Anthem ID cards.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. Please contact a member of your Account Management team if you have any questions.