Averett CoffeeBreak 10-9-19

Posted on October 9th, 2019 by Danielle Staub

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. For the next CoffeeBreak, please submit by Friday, Oct. 11, for a Wednesday, Oct. 16, publication.

SET Weekly Events

THIS MONTH: The Student Engagement Team is collecting candy for the annual “Halloween on Main” Please drop off any candy that you would like us to hand out to the Danville community. Just bring it by the Student Engagement Center.

Today, Oct. 9: The members of Kappa Alpha Psi will have a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness in the café during the lunch hours. There will be apparel such as wristbands, sports gear and more. Also, an educational point about breast cancer each Wednesday while they are selling the items.

Monday, Oct. 14: Homecoming Block Party at 5:30 p.m. in Jordan Commons. There will be food, games and prizes so come out and fellowship for Homecoming! Fall sports teams will be announced as well as the 2019 Homecoming Court! Featuring rally towels and a mechanical bull. Café will be closed and dinner will be served outside starting at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15: Homecoming Banner Contest at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Contestants will have two hours to complete their banner for a chance to win $100, $75 or $50!

Free Homecoming T-shirts will be given out to the first 50 students at the women’s soccer game at 6 p.m. Come out and cheer them on!

Wednesday, Oct. 16: Free Homecoming T-shirts will be given out the first 50 students at the women’s volleyball game at 7 p.m. Come out and cheer them on!

Tutor Appreciation Week

To ALL of the wonderful and dedicated Tutors at Averett, THANK YOU!!  You are very much appreciated.

This week, Oct. 7-12, is Tutor Appreciation Week. Take a moment to reach out to your tutor or SSC’s, and please remind your students to say a great big “THANK YOU” to their tutors here at Averett University to let them know how much they are appreciated.

Campuswide Roundtable

Members of the Planning Team are excited to host an Averett 2025 Campuswide Roundtable Session for all faculty and staff on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carrington Gym. Everyone is encouraged to come for as long as their time allows during the time frame to learn how the Averett 2025 plan and strategies are taking shape and how we will measure our success; to give us your feedback; and learn ways to get involved in future projects.

Attendees can choose to join in on one, two, three or more short roundtable discussions on the various strategies that grew out of the Sun Porch Sessions this past spring in support of our four Strategic Imperatives – Innovative Partnerships, Transformational Learning, Enrollment Growth and Visibility and Sustainable Foundations.

We hope you will plan to join us for this meaningful event! A light lunch will be available.

Interested in a Social Wellbeing Activity?

On Friday, Oct. 18, from 1-2 p.m. in Carrington Conference Room, the wellness team will be hosting a social wellbeing activity: de-stressing with Chalk Couture. Chalk Couture is a chalking technique using silk screen stencils so that even those who are the least crafty can participate while socializing.

The stencils provided focus on the upcoming holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Supplies must be ordered in advance for this event. If you’re interested, please send an RSVP to wellness@averett.edu.

Medicare Presentation

The Medicare Presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16. FAQs on Medicare eligibility and your HSA information are outlined in this document.

Information for anyone who is interested in learning more about Medicare and HSA contribution rules will be available on Wednesday, Oct. 16., from 3-5 p.m. in Carrington Conference Room.

Please bring any questions you may have. If possible, email Kathie Tune at ktune@averett.edu to let her know if you plan on attending the workshop.

Take Back the Night

On Monday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. on the Student Center patio and lawn, Averett will host its annual Take Back the Night event to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. We plan to have interactive displays, information tables, guest speakers, poetry readings, music and end with a cookout to come together in solidarity and fellowship against rape, sexual assault and domestic violence.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Billy Wooten at the CCECC at bwooten@averett.edu or (434) 791-7212.

Averett University Graduate School Fair

Averett University is hosting a graduate school fair November 12th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MPR.  Please help us spread the word and encourage students to attend.  Please contact Angie McAdams with any questions.

The Harlem Globetrotters at Averett

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Averett on Sunday, Dec. 8

Get your tickets for the Harlem Globetrotters today! Click here for full details.

Save the Date: Advising Tips

An Advising Workshop will take place on Wednesday Oct. 16, at 3:30 -4:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Topics to be discussed will be common characteristics of Averett students, checklist before an advising appointment, FERPA, financial aid, and best advising practices.

Be our Mascot!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a mascot? Well, now is your opportunity to find out! We’re looking for people who want to see what life is like as our fabulous Cougar mascots, Ave and Rett.

Call or email Chloe Mayhew at cemayhew@averett.edu or (434) 791-7114, if you are interested in becoming one of the official Averett Cougars!

Campus Mailroom

Do you have questions about the types of mail services offered on campus? If so, please click here to review the Averett University Mailroom Policies and Procedures.

Averett Seminars Abroad: Call for Proposals

Faculty from Averett and partner community colleges are invited to submit international seminar proposals for academic year 2020-21. The goal of this initiative is to design a sustainable Averett signature program in a Global City with an emphasis on: diversity and inclusion, accessibility, interdisciplinary engagement, experiential learning, community (re)engagement.

Preference will be given to proposals with a strong interdisciplinary component, and a concrete way to share the international experience with the Averett/Danville community upon return (this can include service-learning, seminars/workshops, presentations, creative projects, new program development, internships, etc.). All proposals should outline (1) pre-departure, (2) on site, and (3) post trip contact hours. Team and partner proposals are welcome.

Click here to fill out the form. Additional information is available on Canvas or by contacting Dr. Clark at coclark@averett.edu.

Center for Spiritual Life

Prayer Garden: located between Fugate Parking Lot and behind the Admissions House – This is a dedicated space for you to find peaceful solitude. We hope faculty and staff will enjoy this quiet space as well as students.

Prayer & Meditation Room: located above the Dining Hall and open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. – This is a dedicated space for anyone to find quiet for prayer, meditation, reflection or study. Faculty and staff are welcomed to use this space, as well.

Wilt Receives Re-Certification

The American Society for Industrial Security (A.S.I.S.) has recently re-certified Averett University adjunct faculty member John Wilt as a Certified Protection Professional (C.P.P.). Professor Wilt teaches in the Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) program and also serves as advisor to Averett University’s Criminal Justice Club.


Averett 101: From the Eyes of Freshmen

During every Averett 101 class each fall semester, the students go to the president’s home and enjoy a dinner with Dr. Franks and her husband, Joe. During that time, Dr. Franks asks the students what they love about Averett and if they have any concerns. Throughout the year, we will be sharing some of the comments students shared with Dr. Franks and Joe about Averett!

“We get to come to the President’s home for dinner.”
“I can connect with other students who are like me.”
“Walking is a workout.”
“Lots of my volunteer opportunities.”
“Diversity is key at Averett.”
“Camaraderie and independence.”
“Coaches involved with academics.”
“I like the local community.”
“Classes on Canvas are good because I have access to my assignments.”
“People at Averett take the extra steps to help us.”