Averett CoffeeBreak 11-7-18

Posted on November 7th, 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. 9, for a Wednesday, Nov. 14, publication.

Averett’s Thanksgiving Dinner is Today!

Bon Appétit Management Company will prepare a special meal TODAY, Nov. 7, during the lunch hours to honor the traditions of the Thanksgiving holiday. The menu will feature carved turkey with all the trimmings, a seasonal salad bar, traditional desserts and other holiday favorites.

This event will have special pricing. All taxes included: adults, $8.75; children 6-12 years of age, $6.60; children five and under, no charge; $3.19 surcharge for faculty and staff with meal plans.

Retirement Plan Meetings

There are two more retirement meetings today, Nov. 7, in the Carrington Conference Room on the 4th floor of the Student Center. Information Sessions will be held at 1:15 p.m. and 3 p.m.

These sessions are the last two scheduled on the Main Campus and everyone is encouraged to attend at least one 45 minute session and/or a 1:1 session that you will schedule through the Millennium Advisors link. 1:1 information will be sent to your Averett email.

Questions? Contact Kathie Tune, Dir. HR, at (434) 791-7106 or ktune@averett.edu

Veteran’s Chapel Service

Tomorrow, Nov. 8, from 11:15-11:45 a.m join fellow Averett faculty and staff, for a very special Averett Chapel. We will honor veterans, active military, and family members, present in the service.

This is not a service to either glorify or condemn war, nor mix nationalism with religion. We will worship God, pray for peace, and pray for the safety of our current service women and men.

AU Cougar Band POPS Concert

Come check out the AU Cougar Band POPS Concert on Friday, Nov. 9, in Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free!

Danville Concert Association

The University has a limited number of tickets available for the this Sunday’s Danville Concert Association event. If you are interested in attending the Chinese Warriors of Peking performance at 7 p.m. at George Washington High School Gymnasium on Sunday, Nov. 11, contact Marion Breen in Alumni Hall, at mbreen@averett.edu or call (434) 791-5675.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and there is an initial limit of two tickets per person.

International Education Week

Averett will be celebrating International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 12-16. This is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Click here to see the Facebook event page.

We also need your help! If you’re willing to participate (or know students that might) please complete and share our survey by clicking here.

Did you get your Flu Shot yet?

The following dates there will be flu shots available to our employees: Tuesday, Nov. 13, and Thursday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. until noon at the SOVAH Clinic on the 4th floor of the Student Center.

Make sure to bring your picture ID and copy of your insurance card with you. Questions? Call or email Kathie Tune at (434) 791.7106 or ktune@averett.edu.


November Staff Meeting

The November staff meeting is on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 11:15 a.m. in the MPR. This is the last staff meeting for 2018. Please join your fellow staff members for department updates and an events themed program. See you there!

Want to put your friend in “jail?

Image result for jail a thon fundraiserCriminal Justice Club and Alpha Upsilon Chapter members will hold a Jail-A-Thon fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jordan Common. “Confinement” and “bail” fee schedules will be available at Jordan Common. For a modest fee, you can have a student, staff or faculty member put in “jail” and then see if the “inmate” can have someone post “bail” to spring the “jail bird” from jail.

Select community members will also be participating in the Jail-A-Thon. The “confinement” in the CJC/AUL “jail” will be of very short duration (e.g. 5 minutes, 10 minutes or 15 minutes max)! A portable jail will be available in Jordan Common to facilitate the Nov. 16, fundraiser.

For details, call advisor John Wilt at (434) 770-8822.

Happy November & December Birthdays

Toot the horn! Bang the drum! It’s a party! Can you come? President Franks and Joe Franks are inviting faculty and staff to celebrate both November and December birthdays on Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Main Hall Penthouse from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to Cyndie Basinger by emailing cbasinger@averett.edu.

Time to Choose an Angel 

The CCECC is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area to host the Angel Tree Celebration for the 5th year in a row. Students, faculty and staff can stop by the CCECC any time to choose an Angel to sponsor. All presents must be dropped off at the CCECC by Monday, Nov. 19. The Angel Tree Celebration will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 5-7 p.m. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE CELEBRATION! To volunteer sign up by clicking here.

Averett’s Christmas Dinner

In honor of the upcoming holiday season, join us on Thursday, Nov. 29, in the café for a special dinner as part of the Averett Celebrates Christmas festivities. The café will feature carve prime rib, festive salads, succulent sides, shrimp and decadent deserts along with many other offerings.

This event will have special pricing. All taxes included: adults: $12.25, children 6-12 years of age: $8.60; children five and under: no charge; $5.25 surcharge for faculty and staff with meal plans

We look forward to seeing you!

VTAG Campaign

Every Virginia resident student receives $3,270 in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) to attend Averett University. In order to keep these funds available for students and potentially increase the award, we need your help! Please take 5 minutes of your time to write an electronic “Thank you for VTAG” note to your legislative body. It is important for our leaders to know how important this grant is for our students and families.

  1. Please go click here.
  2. Put in your correct address
  3. Once your address and local officials are input – click the “Take Action” button toward the top. This will lead you to the page you can write in (in 2 boxes now) to your specific legislators and tell them how much we need VTAG. Make sure when you finish, at the bottom, under College Affiliation to put: Averett University.

You may also stop by the cafeteria and fill out your letter during lunch in the coming week with Admissions/Financial Aid.


GPS Student Spotlight

maricelis cintron photoMeet Maricelis Cintron, a student pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree who is expected to graduate in end of 2018. To learn more about Maricelis on this GPS blog, click here.

What is your motivation for obtaining your degree here at Averett University?

“My motivation for obtaining my degree at Averett has been my daughter, family and the support of the Averett staff.”