AU CoffeeBreak 9-7-16

Posted on September 7th, 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. 9 for a Wednesday, Sept. 14 publication.


Ehrhardt Attends American-German Young Leaders Conference

2495.jpgThis summer, Alexis Ehrhardt traveled to Munich and Berlin as one of 22 Americans selected for the American delegation of the XXXVIII American-German Young Leaders Conference. Sponsored by the American Council on Germany, the conference brings together American and German young professionals to discuss a wide variety of political, economic, security and social issues. Delegates came from government, business, academia and the media, and had the opportunity to hear from key German government leaders, while sharing their own perspectives on the future of the transatlantic relationship.

Covington and Flinn to Attend Senior Leadership Seminar

flinn_debbieRachel Covington and 2504.jpgDebbie Flinn have been accepted into the 2016-17 ACE Women’s Network Senior
Leadership Seminar. Initiated in 1987, the Senior Leadership Seminar series provides a forum to bring together emerging women leaders with established leaders in higher education in the Commonwealth. Meeting three times over the course of the academic year, the Senior Leadership Seminar focuses on personal development, professional development and trends in higher education. During each meeting, speakers and guests join the group to discuss critical issues facing higher education from a variety of perspectives.

Congratulations, Rachel and Debbie!

Student Accolades

Last fall, the Student Life department began recognizing students that go the extra mile in whatever they are doing on campus. Each week, the staff meets to select students for recognition for their dedication to Averett, and they are notified they’ve been nominated for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. At the end of the semester, we put all the names in a bowl and draw the name of one lucky student. This is our way to let the students know we appreciate all that they do.

This week we would like to recognize Jordan Jones, Ora McMillian, Chaz Ellis, Alex Humphries and Taryn Spore.


Stacy Gato and Meg Stevens to Present at Averett Women’s Network

main_hallPlease join the Averett Women’s Network at our next event, “Leadership Styles: A Conversation Between Meg Stevens and Stacy Gato,” on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Bishop Conference Center. Bring your lunch and enjoy a lively conversation! Contact Alexis Ehrhardt at [email protected] with any questions. We hope to see you there!

GPS Launches Cougar Connect!

cougarconnectpicThe Graduate and Professional Studies program is excited to announce a new video conferencing format. The first Cougar Connect MBA cohort began on August 29 with students in classrooms at Riverview and in Richmond. This cutting-edge technology connects students in multiple locations via live video, creating one cohort of students who will move through their courses together. This new format allows Averett to continue meeting the needs of our students who prefer a face-to-face learning environment versus online learning. Today…Richmond and Danville. Tomorrow…the world!

National Payroll Week

PrintThis week is National Payroll Week. Stop by the Business Office and help us celebrate with a PayDay candy bar. We can’t give you an extra payroll check, but we can share a PayDay with you!

National Payroll Week celebrates the hard work by America’s 150 million wage earners and the payroll professionals who pay them. Together, through the payroll withholding system, they contribute, collect, report and deposit approximately $2.2 trillion, or 67 percent of the annual revenue of the U. S. Treasury.

TIAA-CREF Representative on Campus Today and Tomorrow

TIAA-CREF-logoOne final reminder:  The TIAA representative is here today and tomorrow. Calendar appointments were scheduled primarily for Wednesday and Thursday leaving Friday to be taken off the schedule.