Averett CoffeeBreak 11-6-19

Posted on November 6th, 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. 8, for a Wednesday, Nov. 13, publication.

SET Weekly Events

November 7, 12, 14:

  • Sister 4 Sister will have a Yoga Fundraiser on Nov.  7, 12 and 14. They will be in the Café taking donations for their upcoming Yoga Night. When you donate money, you get a ticket to the Yoga Night that is on Monday, Nov. 18, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the MPR with Jessie Henderson.

Tuesday, Nov. 12:

  • The National Society of Leadership and Success will have a Speaker Broadcast at 11 a.m. in Blount Chapel.
  • SGA Meeting at 9 p.m. in the Student Engagement Office

Healthy Solutions: Last Session of Fresh Start

Today, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. in the MPR, the last session of Fresh Start: Lifestyle Management Program will be held.

Today’s topic, “Keeping it Going,” will review the key points we’ve learned in the last six weeks and share tips about how to keep moving and motivated as you work toward your goal.

Arts@Averett presents: The Robber Bridegroom

The Averett Theatre and Music departments present The Robber Bridegroom on November 7-9, at 7 p.m., and November 10, at 2 p.m., in Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. Averett faculty and staff receive two free tickets, and students get in free with ID.

A rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale set in eighteenth-century Mississippi, the show follows Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber of the woods, as he courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country. The proceedings go awry, however, thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity. Throw in an evil stepmother, her hen-pecked husband, a henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, and you have a rollicking country romp.

Volleyball Wins Quarterfinal of USA South Tournament

We will host the Volleyball Conference Championships this weekend at Averett on Friday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m., Maryville vs. Meredith, and then 6:30 p.m., Huntington vs. Averett. Winners from Friday play at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9.

All students, faculty and staff are free with ID. Tickets for general admissions are $6 for adults and $3 kids and seniors.

National First-Generation Celebration is Coming to Averett

On Friday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the CCECC, Student Life and Student Success are hosting an information table outside the Cafe for students, staff and faculty to come learn about the 1st Gen Program being started at Averett University and pick up some swag to display!

We hope you will stop by and help us celebrate our amazing trailblazers we have here at Averett! After all, there’s something special about being FIRST! Click here to learn more about First-Gen programs nationwide.

Open Enrollment for Benefits Still Open

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

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

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.

What to do in Case of a Work-Related Injury

If you are injured at work, immediately contact your supervisor and as soon as possible, contact Kathie Tune, director of human resources at (434) 791-7106. Information concerning the injury or illness may also be emailed to ktune@averett.edu.

Travelers Insurance, the Averett University insurance carrier for Workers Compensation, has recently updated the following list of providers who are available in our area. In case of a work-related injury or illness, these providers are available to provide prompt, efficient and high quality medical care.

In the event of an injury requiring immediate medical attention, call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital for emergency services.

Centra Health Danville Medical Center
Family Practice
414 Park Ave.
Danville, VA  24541

Martinsville Urgent Care
Urgent Care Clinic
1044 E. Church St.
Martinsville, VA  24112

Health Center of the Piedmont Chatham
Family Practice
4 S. Main St.
Chatham, VA  24531

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 books.

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. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Thanksgiving Lunch: Wednesday, Nov. 13

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 students who do not have 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.

Travel with Averett’s Music Department

Anne Lewis and Janet Phillips are leading a study abroad class to Central Europe this June — faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to participate!

This special topics course is an experiential immersion into European artistic culture through concerts, historical landmarks and museums in the capital cities of Vienna and Prague, with visits to Salzburg, Austria and the Terézin Concentration Camp in the Czech Republic.

The class will meet three times prior to departure to discuss the composers, artists and history of each city and how to prepare for European travel. Register during the spring semester for MUS299 (1Credit Hour).

Click here for more information. Contact sao@averett.edu for more information.


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!

“Diversity – Many different kinds of people, athletes and majors.”
“Love the community (Danville area). Different/bigger than where I come from.”
“I like the option of commuting.”
“Math and English tutors.”
“New experiences.”
“Going into nursing is scary, but having an instructor who has been there helps with anxiety because he is in the field.”
“The first weekend activities in the gym and the COFEE talks were SO valuable to help me meet people and get comfortable for the feel for the transition to college.”
“The intimacy of close relationships on campus – friends.”
“The interconnection between alumni, community and students.”
“People introduce themselves.”