Averett CoffeeBreak 11-28-18

Posted on November 28th, 2018 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 formPlease submit by Friday, Nov. 30, for a Wednesday, Dec. 5, publication.


The last day for drop-in consultations in the Writing Center is today, Nov. 28. The last day for regularly scheduled tutoring sessions and open group tutoring opportunities is also today, Nov. 28.

Should you find yourself needing assistance after today, please email Holly Kilby at hkilby@averett.edu with your request and you will most likely be scheduled with a professional tutor/consultant for assistance.

Arts@Averett: Averett Celebrates Christmas

Averett Celebrates Christmas is tomorrow, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in Pritchett Auditorium, in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. Admission is FREE!

The Averett Music Department renews the tradition of “Averett Celebrates Christmas” with a collaboration of student and community performers. Join us to awaken your Christmas spirit and sing along! Performances from Averett Singers and the Alumni Chorus, the AU Cougar Band and solo handbell tree.

Celebrate the Season

Image result for tis the seasonFaculty, staff, spouses or a guest are invited to celebrate the holiday season with President Tiffany Franks and Joe Franks on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the President’s House, 500 Hawthorne Drive.

Please reply to cbasinger@averett.edu or call x15671 with number of guests.

Holiday Payroll Schedule

Christmas and New Year Schedule: Pay period Sunday, Dec. 16, to Saturday, Dec. 29, with the pay date of Friday, Jan. 4, will be processed on Monday, Dec. 31. If you have any part-time or students that will be working during this time please make sure we have ALL the timesheets and leadsheets by 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31. Most of the part-time and student employees work limited hours during the break so hopefully this will be minimal. If you have the timesheets earlier than Monday, Dec. 31, please feel free to submit them early. If you do not have any part-time or students working during that time please let us know so that your department will be marked off the submission list.

If you have any questions please feel free to give Pam Paynter a call at (434) 791-5613. We will work together to make sure that everyone is paid on time and accurately.

Winter Commencement

Winter Commencement will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. Those wishing to attend commencement except faculty/staff included in the procession and graduates will need a ticket, including children of any age. Tickets (one per person) for students and staff, other than graduating seniors may be picked up at the Dean of Students office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

If you would like to make arrangements to pick up your ticket you may email Tammy Jackson, Student Life operations coordinator, at tcjackson@averett.edu. Commencement questions from graduating seniors should be directed to Katie Johnston at johnston@averett.edu. Commencement questions from faculty and staff should be directed to Mary Sullivan at msullivan@averett.edu.

Adjunct faculty and staff members are invited to participate in the Winter Commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. 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 at msullivan@averett.edu by Monday, Dec. 3.


GPS Student Spotlight

Meet Lisa Robertson, a student pursuing her Bachelor of Sociology and Criminal Justice degree who is expected to graduate in 2020. To learn more about Lisa on this GPS blog, click here.

Why did you choose Averett University’s Graduate & Professional Studies program?

“Because it is a local university, close to home and it is flexible with my work schedule. I have one class at a time and it doesn’t interfere with my full-time and part-time jobs. If I have a problem, then the university is only 10 minutes from my house. I also have gotten great reviews from past students about the program.”