Averett CoffeeBreak 11-13-19

Posted on November 13th, 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, Nov. 15, for a Wednesday, Nov. 20, publication.

TODAY: Thanksgiving Lunch

As we approach the coming season, we wanted to host a festive meal celebrating and honoring the traditions of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Café menu will feature carved turkey with all the trimmings, a seasonal salad bar, traditional desserts and other holiday favorites. We look forward to seeing you there!

For those without meal plans, we will have special door pricing. All taxes included: adults, $9.00; children 6-12 years of age, $6.70; children five and under, no charge. $2.30 surcharge for faculty and staff with meal plans.

Open Enrollment for Benefits Still Open

Open enrollment continues through tomorrow, Nov. 14. Don’t delay your enrollment and please allow time to ask questions before the window closes TOMORROW Nov. 14, 2019.

We’re available for questions and information: Tammy Wall at twall@averett.edu and Kathie Tune at ktune@averett.edu.

Another Opportunity for A Flu Shot!

On Thursday, Nov. 14, CVS will be giving flu shots in the MPR from 9 a.m. until noon. This is open to all employees; please bring your driver’s license, insurance card and Averett employee ID. This flu shot also serves as a qualification for the 2020 wellness premium incentive for all benefits eligible employees.

After receiving your flu shot, attest in the wellness portal; to access the portal visit vwc.2iwellness.com. Please email Dana Dominguez at djdominguez@averett.edu with any questions.

Stock Up & Bundle Up Sale

Keep yourself warm and looking stylish with our sideline and cold weather gear sale, taking place until tomorrow, Nov. 14. The sale features 25% off Nike apparel, fleece, outerwear, long sleeve tees, cold weather accessories, diploma frames and drinkware with logos! CLICK HERE to shop.


SET Weekly Events

Today, Nov. 13: The members of Kappa Alpha Psi (Averett Colony) will have a Women’s Appreciation/World Kindness Day Event at 11 a.m. in the café. There will be a table set up in the café of famous women figures over the time, mothers, and information on how women have driven the America we live in today. Flowers will be given to every female that is encountered that day.

Thursday, Nov. 14: Sister 4 Sister will have a Yoga Fundraiser tomorrow, Nov. 14. They will be in the café taking donations for their upcoming Yoga Night during lunch. When you donate money you get a ticket to the Yoga Night that is on Monday, Nov. 18, from 6:30-7:45 in MPR with Jessie Henderson.

7:30 p.m. – There will be a Pool Tournament at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Register on imleagues.com/Averett or speak with Phillip Mitchell.

7:30 p.m. – Brother 4 Brother and the members of Kappa Alpha Psi (Averett Colony) will have a “How to Tie a Tie” event at in the MPR.

Monday, Nov. 18: Movie Night at 8 p.m. “Lion King” will be played in Pritchett Auditorium. Come out and enjoy the movie and snacks.

Cans Across the Conference

Every fall, Averett’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) participates in a conference-wide community service initiative called Cans Across the Conference.

This year we are collecting canned goods, non-perishable items and/or monetary donations for our local food bank, God’s Store House and God’s Pit Crew.

If you wish to participate, groups of student-athletes will be coming around to all faculty and staff offices on Thursday, Nov. 14. We also have a collection box set up in café from Thursday, Nov. 14, through Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Contact Emma Olsson for any questions at eeolsson@averett.edu. As always, thank you for your support!

Healthy Solutions: Fraud Prevention Live & Learn

On Friday, Nov. 22, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the MPR, Carl Wilkins will be hosting our next Live and Learn on fraud prevention. This session will cover the various types of scams and inform you on how to not be a victim of this common crime. Please RSVP by emailing wellness@averett.edu.

Book Club for University Staff Members

Do you love to read? Do you wish for a campus group where the talk would center around books? We (Penny Hudson  and Linda Lemery ) love to read and have enjoyed talking about books with each other. We wonder whether other University staff members would like to join a conversation about book?

If you are interested in joining us for a conversation about what we’re all reading, we’ll be meeting at Mary B. Blount Library at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the reference area on the main floor.

Bring a book you’ve been reading. We’ll take turns talking about what we’ve been reading, and we’ll also explore the future shape and structure of this book review community. Linda likes to make notes and has developed a form and a rating system she uses so that she can look back at what she thought about books she’s read. If you’d like to see those documents, drop Linda an email.

If you’d rather just talk spontaneously, that’s fine, too. Questions? Ask us at penny.hudson@averett.edu or llemery@averett.edu. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

The Angel Tree is Lit!

Stop by the CCECC to choose your Angel beginning Monday, Nov. 11. ALL gifts should be returned by Monday, Nov. 25, at 4:30 p.m. to the CCECC. The celebration is on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 5-7 p.m. at the Carrington Gym.

Sign up to be a buddy on Campusengage.org or by clicking here. Thank you!



National College Health Assessment Email

All Averett University undergraduate students 18 and older have been invited to participate in the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) sponsored and distributed by the American College Health Association (ACHA). The ACHA-NCHA is a survey designed to assess student health behaviors in order to provide better services and support for Averett University students. The information will be used to develop wellness programs and services for Averett University. Each participant will be entered to win a free iPad!

The survey has been sent to their student email addresses and will be available to complete through November 25. Please encourage all students to complete the survey to ensure we have the best snapshot of our campus health behaviors as possible. Questions about the survey can be sent to Jessie Henderson at jthenderson@averett.edu.

NCAA Special Olympics Poll – We Need your Vote!

Averett’s Special Olympics Fun Fall Day was selected to the NCAA November Specials Olympics Poll. We are competing against two other schools to get the most votes and have the chance to win $500 that we can use towards next year’s Special Olympics event.

Please CLICK HERE TO VOTE .You can vote every day and from different devices during the month of November! It takes less than 20 seconds to vote. Thank you for your support!

Averett Seminars Abroad: Call for Proposals

Averett faculty 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. CLICK HERE to view the document.

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.

Additional information and resources are available on Canvas (Averett Study Abroad Announcements) or by contacting Dr. Clark at coclark@averett.edu.

More Wellness Point Opportunities!

If you attended the Open Enrollment Fair on Thursday, Oct. 31, in the MPR, you can attest to your participation for more wellness points! The Open Enrollment Fair was held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and included speaking with some of our benefits vendors. To attest to your participation in this, please visit the portal at vwc.2iwellness.com.

Please email Dana Dominguez at djdominguez@averett.edu with any questions regarding the wellness portal.


Kappa Delta Pi Fundraiser

Kappa Delta Pi is happy to announce that we raised over $160 dollars from the Chipotle fundraiser! Thank you to everyone that came out to support the cause.






Averett 101: From the Eyes of Freshmen

During every Averett 101 class each fall semester, the students go to the president’s house 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!

“The Business Connection was a good idea.”
“The number of internationals is great.”
“What Averett does for the community.”
“Theatre program.”
“I like school events – stuff to do on the weekends.”
“Quiet campus.”
“Coach Adams’ BAM”
“I really like the staff here. They are all very cooperative and they want you to succeed. You can carry on conversations with them.”
“Connections with the RAs”
“Involvement opportunities – SAAC and Bonner.”
“Support systems like the writing center.”