AU CoffeeBreak 6-17-15

Posted on June 17th, 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, June 19 for a Wednesday, June 24 publication.


anderson_amandaAmanda Anderson ’15, a triple major in Biology: Biomedical Science; Psychology: Biological Science; and Psychology: Clinical and Counseling, is heading to Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Ariz., to pursue a doctoral degree. Amanda is originally from Illinois.


derek_heatherDerek Helsley ’15, who majored in Biology: Biomedical Science and minored in Physical Education and Chemistry, will be attending Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine to pursue a doctoral degree. Derek is originally from Middleton. He is also recently engaged to fellow 2015 graduate Heather Woodward.

Heather Woodward ’15 majored in Biology: Biomedical Science and minored in Chemistry and Psychology. Heather will be in Blacksburg attending The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (VCOM) post-baccalaureate program in hopes of strengthening her candidacy for next year. VCOM has the highest rated and most competitive post- baccalaureate program in the nation. She is from Front Royal.

nataliewilsonNatalie Wilson ’15 also majored in Biology: Biomedical Science and minored in Chemistry. She will be heading to Alabama to attend Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Natalie is from Chatham.



shayna_keenShayna Keen, December 2014 graduate, will be pursuing a Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at Mary Baldwin. Shayna was a double major in Biology: Biomedical Science and Athletic Training. She also played volleyball at Averett. She is from Blairs.



Retired Faculty Member Passes

It was with sadness that we announce the death of Dr. Charles “Chuck” Layne, a retired faculty member in the Graduate and Professional Studies Program. Chuck passed away on June 7. A visitation will be held Saturday, June 20 from 2-4 p.m. in Avon Lake, Ohio and the memorial service will immediately follow. You can access his online obituary by clicking here.

thankyouThank You!

With family scattered across the country, it is a great comfort to receive e-notes, hugs, cards and expressions of sympathy from my Averett family. Thank you all so much for your kindness and for the beautiful plant sent on behalf of faculty and staff in memory of my brother, Roger.

Elaine Day, Library Director, Associate Professor



software1Software Discount

If you are buying a new laptop/computer or are looking to update your software don’t forget to check into Journey-Ed on Microsoft. They offer a discount that students, faculty, and staff get through Journey-Ed on Microsoft software. The savings are substantial: Office 2013 or Windows 8.1 for $9.95! Please use this link for a discount.

Daniel_donationUniform Donated to Library

On Tuesday, June 2, American Legion Post 325 donated Dan Daniel’s American Legion uniform to the library for placement in the Dan Daniel archives. Daniel served as the 5th District Congressman from 1969-88 and was an advocate at the national level for rights and issues surrounding veterans. He served as a Trustee at Averett from 1970-75 and again from 1983-88. In addition, a History professorship chair is named in his honor. To see pictures from the event, visit the University’s Facebook page by clicking here.

service_learning1Brain Pick-nic Sessions

The first service-learning Brain Pick-nic was a success. Thank you for participating! Due to popular demand, we will be adding two bonus Brain Pick-nics to the summer schedule. In addition to the ones already scheduled, there will be one on Thursday, June 18, and another on Thursday, July 16. Both will be held from 12-1 p.m.

For our next Brain Pick-nic, we will build off of our last activity and work on how to build and lead a powerful group reflection session. Let’s get those critical thinking gears churning! We will meet in the sunroom in the bookstore again. Please bring your lunch.

interviewsuitsInterview Clothes Closet for Students

The CCECC plans to house an interview clothes closet for our students and we need professional clothing donated. If you are preparing to clean out your closet, please consider donating to the clothes closet. We need gently used and ready to wear women’s and men’s interview clothes in all sizes. Please contact Angie McAdams or Brigid Belko for more information. Thanks for your help in ensuring our students’ success!

security_guardSecurity Department to Move

Effective July 1 our Security Department, which is currently located at 119 Robertson Avenue, will move to the Galesi Family Student Success Center. Jamie Walker will remain in his current location on Davenport Hall. Please stop by next month and check out the new Security Office.

meeting1Next University Staff Meeting

Please mark your calendar to attend the next – and last – staff meeting of the summer – June 18 at 11:15 a.m. in the multipurpose room.


grillingMidsummer Cookout

President’s Council is cooking out! Make plans to join them for a charred burger, or two, on Monday, June 29 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Grilling will take place outside on the Student Center Plaza and we’ll eat in the multipurpose room. You are welcome to bring a favorite summer dish to share. However, please know it is not required. RSVP to Jennifer Hooper by Thursday, June 25.