AU CoffeeBreak 7-29-15

Posted on July 29th, 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, July 31 for a Wednesday, August 5 publication.


save_the_date1August 13 Opening Day Schedule

In a little more than three weeks our first group of students will be returning to campus and moving in. It will be great to see the campus come to life again! While we’re looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to campus, we’re also excited to have the full Averett family back together again.

All faculty and staff will gather Thursday, Aug. 13 for our annual opening festivities. Following is the schedule for the day:

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch Buffet, Dining Hall

12:30-1 p.m. – Dessert, Frith Fine Arts Center Lobby

1-2 p.m. – Opening Session for all faculty and staff, Pritchett Auditorium, Frith Fine Arts Center

2:15-3:15 – Preparing for upcoming SACSOC reaffirmation process (for faculty and leadership forum), Pritchett Auditorium

4-6 p.m. – Reception for faculty/staff, spouses and guests, hosted by Tiffany and Joe Franks, President’s Home (500 Hawthorne Drive)

Faculty, please note you will be receiving a mailing from Dr. Tim Fulop that will provide you with the complete schedule and additional opening information. All new faculty and staff, you will receive information from Kathie Tune, Director of Human Resources, with information about a special orientation for you on Wednesday, Aug. 12. You will also be officially welcomed and pinned at the Opening Session Aug. 13.

Training1Phone/Voicemail Basics

A training session on phone and voice mail basics will be held Wednesday August 5 at 9:30 a.m. in Davenport 105. Please email Chris Hanks if you are interested in attending and include specifics you’d like covered.

jobs1 New Job Posting

A new position that is open on campus has been posted online – Campus Guest Coordinator. For more information, or to apply for this position, click here.


founders_day1Opening Convocation

Staff members are invited to participate in the 2015 Opening Convocation academic procession. 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 Wednesday, Aug. 5.

 farmers_marketVolunteer at the Farmer’s Market

A group of community partners, in concert with the Dan River Health Collaborative, is supporting the Donation Station at the Danville Farmer’s Market this summer. The Donation Station is designed to connect growers/farmers with consumers who can donate local produce to families in need. This model benefits both farmers and the underserved community.

Volunteers are needed to accept food and monetary donations at the Market from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each Saturday through September. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Alexis Ehrhardt. All donations will go to God’s Storehouse for distribution in food boxes. More than 2,500 pounds of fresh produce have been donated since the end of June!

clearance_saleSummer Clearance Event

The Schoolfield House Booksellers at Averett University is having an in-store and online clearance sale! Take an additional 40 percent off already reduced merchandise. Hurry in before you miss out on the great deals!

 chronicle-loginThe Chronicle of Higher Education

Faculty, staff and students can now read the Chronicle of Higher Education without a library login. Start linking directly to secure articles from Academe Today and other e-newsletters with this simple step: Create a free individual account at, using your Averett email address. The Chronicle associates “” with an institutional subscription. Mobile view is automatic on smartphones and tablets. Look for the Chronicle iPad App in iTunes. Click here for full instructions.

cb_peoplegiles_pamelaGiles Selected as LANP Fellow

Pam Giles, Dean of the School of Nursing, has been selected as a Leadership for Academic Nursing (LANP) Fellow for 2015-2016. The LANP is sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Fellows are selected to participate in this year-long program through a competitive application process. Each year since 2002, a cohort of 40 Fellows has engaged in professional development activities, including an assessment of current leadership style and skills, mentoring opportunities with an experienced dean, and work to accomplish identified goals. Representing a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills, the AACN Fellows have developed the necessary tools to be leaders in the academic nursing world.

carepackageService-Learning’s Global Reach

This fall, 19 IDS 101 courses will have a service-learning designation. To prepare, all IDS instructors participated in service-learning training this summer. Implementing the courses’ lessons on empathy, Averett staff compiled care packages with notes of support for Detachment 3, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 51 on the USS Lassen, DDG82, a guided missile destroyer out of Yokosuka, Japan. And, after not receiving any replenishments or mail for over a month, the detachment received the care packages with joy.