AU CoffeeBreak 9-21-16

Posted on September 21st, 2016 by Cassie Jones

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, Sept. 23 for a Wednesday, Sept. 28 publication.

New Director of Health and Wellness and Title IX Coordinator

Jill Adams joined the Averett family in September 2016 as the Director of Health and Wellness and Title IX Coordinator. Before coming to Averett, she served as the Director of Student Health Programming at Ferrum College. Jill holds a bachelor’s from Bluefield College and a master’s in health and wellness from Liberty University. She has three children and resides in the Danville area with her husband. Jill’s office is located in the Dean of Student’s Office currently, but will move to the Health and Wellness Center when it officially opens in January.



Averett Student Studying Abroad in Dublin

ericaindublinErica Englehart, a sophomore business major at Averett, is studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland for the fall 2016 semester! She will attend classes and live on campus at Griffith College in the heart of the city, as well as participate in excursions to Belfast, Northern Ireland, and to the Cliffs of Moher.



Averett Live and Learn: Making Smart Food Choices

vegetablesMaintaining a healthy diet is much easier than you think, if you know how to make smart food choices. Join Dr. Lynise Anderson today, Sept. 21, in the multipurpose room from 10-11 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. for another exciting and informative Live and Learn Session where you will:

  • Discover how to listen to your body to understand its dietary needs
  • Learn strategies to understand and eliminate food cravings
  • Get tips for making healthy food choices in a variety of settings (restaurants, office, travel, vacation, anywhere)
  • Sample a few healthy snacks
  • Collect new recipes for simple, healthy meals
  • Be eligible to win a prize – just for attending!

Please register here to make sure we have enough snacks.


Schoolfield House Booksellers Sale Today

bookstoreThe Averett University Campus Store is hosting a two-day sale yesterday and today, Sept. 21. Offers include 25 percent off men’s, women’s and kid’s Champion and JanSport hats, select backpacks and an additional 50 percent off clearance items. Visit in-store or online here.



New Staff Meeting Format

staffOn behalf of the 2016-2017 Staff Council, we would like to inform you of a change in format to the monthly staff meetings.

First, we will be implementing “popcorn” announcements, in which each department will have one minute to present information. If you would like your announcements to appear on the printed agenda, you can email Patrick Henry at [email protected].

Second, we will be introducing “Empower Hour” to provide an opportunity for education, development and idea-sharing. Our first Empower Hour will be titled “Branding 101” and will be presented by Meg Stevens.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow, Sept. 22 at 11:15 a.m. in the multipurpose room. Please note: the future dates for monthly staff meetings during the fall semester are October 20 and November 17.

Payroll E-Stubs Begin

PaydayWe are pleased to announce that Averett University is now up and running with the new e-stub system from PaperlessPay Corporation. The attached instructions will tell you how to set up your own personal account. Starting with the Friday, Sept. 23 payroll, your stub will not be printed and mailed, but will be available through the new e-stub system.

Instructions for logging in and setting up your account are on the Intranet – Business Office – Payroll. If you have any questions please notify Pam Paynter at [email protected] or Sandy Isom at [email protected], or visit Enjoy the freedom of having your voucher at your fingertips.

Study Abroad Fair

GlobeMeet with Averett Study Abroad program affiliates, faculty and students who have studied abroad on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office at [email protected] or click here.



Danville Area CROP Walk 2016

CROP WalkAs part of the service-learning component of IDS101, 26 Averett students will be helping with this community project to raise money and awareness about poverty and hunger. The 9th Annual CROP Walk will be Sunday, Oct. 2. Please join us in raising money and awareness for this great cause! For more information, contact Sherry Phelps at (434) 791-5093, or visit


Phone System Changes

PhoneOn Monday, Oct. 3, temporary changes made to the phone system over the summer will become permanent. These changes will allow us to reduce the number of phone trunk lines needed, making the system more efficient and cost-effective.

The dialing “rules” created over the summer will continue to apply, with the exception of a leading “1” will no longer be needed for long distance, just the 10-digit phone number. So, to call the DanView restaurant, you would dial “9 434 793 3552.” If your tastes are a little more far flung, to make a reservation at the Space Needle Restaurant, you would dial “9 800 937 9582,” and for that special place to park your van along the river, you would dial “9 336 427 8530” for Dan River Campground information.

Dialing “8” for an outside line will be disabled at the end of business on Friday, Oct. 14. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the IT department.

Keeping our Campus Safe: Threat Assessment and Title IX

save_the_date1All faculty and staff are encouraged to join the Threat Assessment Team on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Blount Chapel for a presentation on the basics of threat assessment and Title IX. For more information, contact Carrie Hendrick at [email protected].

Flu Shot Clinic

flu_shot2Flu Shots will be given on campus this fall by Danville Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Wednesday, Oct.12, from 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Additional information will be needed as you arrive for the vaccine. The Averett University health plan covers the vaccine as a preventive measure. Individuals not on the AU health plan must check with their healthcare provider to make sure it is covered.


Homecoming Career Expo

AlumniOn Friday, Oct. 14, the Alumni Association will host a career expo from noon-3 p.m. in the multipurpose room, inviting alumni from across the country to come share information with students about their career paths. Please encourage students to visit with the alumni. Also please come by, if you have a chance, to see the former students you’ve inspired so much that they want to come back to make sure that current students know you are doing what is in their best interest.

LiveHealth Online

LiveHealth Online Did you know that as an active participant in Averett’s health plan, you have access to LiveHealth online? Why wait at urgent care when you can talk to a doctor online from the comfort of home? Using LiveHealth Online, you can visit with a doctor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on your smartphone, tablet or computer. With no appointments or long waits, it’s a great option for care when your own doctor isn’t available.

  • 24/7 access to board-certified doctors in minutes
  • Immediate, secure and private video visits
  • Prescriptions sent directly to your pharmacy, if needed
  • Quick care for the flu, a cold, sore throat, fever, skin rash or infection, pink eye and more!

Please visit Anthem’s LiveHealth Online website here. More information will be available during Opening Enrollment. As an incentive, the CICV is offering $500, $300 and $200 to the three schools who register the highest percentage of their eligible participants by December 31, 2016.

Tuition Exchange at a Glance

tuition-exchangeThe Tuition Exchange (TE) is a reciprocal scholarship opportunity for the dependents of eligible faculty and staff at all 660+ member schools. A complete listing of TE schools and TELO email addresses is available online at Full-time faculty and staff and their eligible dependents and spouses will now have another option from which to choose for tuition scholarship and exchange opportunities. Averett is continuing its membership with CIC-TEP. Additional information is available at

2016 Employee Handbook on Intranet

Employee HandbookThe September 2016 edition of the employee handbook is available and outlines the current policies and procedures for all Averett employees. Visit the Intranet – Human Resources – Employee Forms – “Employee Handbook 2016” to review at your convenience, and contact Kathie Tune with any questions at [email protected].