AU CoffeeBreak 7-15-15

Posted on July 15th, 2015 by Emily Tomlinson

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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, July 17 for a Wednesday, July 22 publication.

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1476684_683369788361474_933113896_n(1)Graves Presents at Youth Development Academy

On July 16, Marquita Graves, Associate Registrar, made a presentation to a group of 34 rising 9th-graders at the Governor’s Youth Development Academy, which was held at Galileo Magnet High School. The Academy is designed for rising 9th and 10th-graders – including students at risk of disengagement and dropping out – with a focus on civics education, financial literacy, community service, preventive health, personal character development and leadership.

Some of the topics Marquita covered were: the similarities in the transition(s) from middle to high school and high school to college, skills needed to be successful in high school and college, how to pay for college and setting SMART goals. She received positive feedback from the administrators, students and their parents and has already received an invitation to present at next year’s Academy.

cb_announcementsservice_learning1Service-Learning Brain Pick-nic

The July bonus Service-Learning Brain Pick-nic is tomorrow (July 16) from 12-1 p.m. in the sunroom of the bookstore. This Pick-nic will work on leading a critical pre-flection. Please remember to bring your lunch.

Autism_SpeaksAutism Speaks Coming to Averett!

Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, will be at Averett in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center for a Transition Planning Town Hall on Tuesday, July 28 at 6 p.m. The Town Hall will focus on the transition of young adults on the autism spectrum from adolescence into adulthood. The event is free and open to the public. Click danvilletownhallseriesevitev2 for more information.

If you are interested in helping with the event, contact Dr. Jill Hamlin at 434-791-7240. For more information about the event, or to register, email virginia@autismspeaks.org, call 202-955-3111 or visit Autism Speaks’ website by clicking here.

moving-day1Move-In Crew

Be a part of the move-in crew that welcomes all of our students back to Averett this August. Students begin returning to campus the week of August 9. Following are the dates where assistance is needed along with the times: Sunday, August 9, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Thursday, August 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Friday, August 14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Saturday, August 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12-4 p.m.; and Sunday, August 16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send the following information to Lesley Villarose by Friday, July 24: name, cell phone number and t-shirt size along with the date and time you have selected.

bgcCCECC Volunteers with Mission 52

The CCECC staff went to the Boys & Girls Club last week to volunteer as part of the Mission 52 initiative. Mission 52 is an opportunity for organizations to go to the club and lead an activity with the children and/or youth. Alexis, Cari and Brigid chose to bring Brigid’s dog, Honey, so the children could read books to her. Tia, Angie, and Rachel chose to do an art project in which the children traced their silhouettes and completed the sentence, “My dream is…” These will be displayed during MLK Day 2016 as part of the “Share Your Story” theme.

We encourage your department to take a few hours one day and volunteer at the club as part of Mission 52! For more information, click here or contact Lashawn Farmer.

NewEmployee1New Employee Orientation

New employee orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m. E-vites will be coming to your email soon! All new employees hired since August 2014 will be invited to attend.