AU CoffeeBreak 4-27-16

Posted on April 27th, 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, April 29 for a Wednesday, May 4 publication.


admin_day1Thanks for all You Do

Today is Administrative Professionals Day. We want to take a moment to thank all of those staff members who serve in this capacity. Your hard work and dedication to your department is appreciated.

Make sure you take a moment to thank the administrative assistant in your office today.

thankyouDear Averett Family,

Thank you all so very much for your calls, cards, emails, flowers and hugs following my Dad’s passing. I’m so grateful for your kindness and love through this very hard time in my life. Dad was one of a kind and will be missed so much.

Thank you again,

Angie Bowers

Admissions office manager & cheerleading coach



singers1Music Department Concert

The music department will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. in Pritchett Auditorium. The concert will feature the Averett Singers, the Averett Ringers and the inaugural concert performance of the AU Cougar Band. It is free and open to the public.

commencement_walkSpring Commencement

Adjunct faculty and staff members are invited to participate in the Spring Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 7. In order to participate in the exercises, you must have received at least a graduate degree and have the proper regalia. If you would like to participate, please email Mary Sullivan by Thursday, April 28.

TIAA-CREF-logoTIAA-CREF Representative on Campus

The university’s TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (the last appointment will be at 2:30 p.m.) to address your retirement plan questions and assist you with online enrollment and plan options. Thursday’s meeting will be in Main 131 and Friday’s meeting will be upstairs in the Schoolfield House Booksellers. Click here to schedule an appointment. Call or email Kathie Tune with questions (434) 791-7106.

retire1Staying the Course for Retirement

Carolyn Smith, president and founder of the Marketplace Agency and Eldercare Associates, Inc., will present an educational program on Thursday, May 12 from 2-4 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Center for anyone interested in learning more about Medicare and planning for retirement. She will address eligibility and enrollment rules as well as options available. Please email Kathie Tune or call her at (434) 791-7106 if you are planning to attend in order to have plenty of packets available to participants. To learn more about the Marketplace Agency click here.



health_screening1Wellness Screenings

Thank you for participating in the Wellness Screenings … and thank you for supporting your new wellness plan with beBetter. Fifty screenings were completed for the spring. There will be two screening dates scheduled in October so stay tuned.



EatOutToHelpOutEat Out to Help Out

Next Tuesday, May 3, God’s Storehouse will be holding the sixth annual Eat Out to Help Out event. Participating restaurants will donate 10 percent of their sales (carryout or eat-in) from that day to God’s Storehouse.

Since January, God’s Storehouse has distributed more than 8,100 boxes of food and averages 170 families a day. Funds raised during Eat Out to Help Out enable the nonprofit organization to meet the demand for their services by keeping food on the shelves, gas in their vehicles and their lights on.