Averett CoffeeBreak 8-21-19

Posted on August 21st, 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, Aug. 23, for a Wednesday, Aug. 28, publication.

August Birthday Celebration

Wishing you the nicest things that life can bring your way, And this is not just a birthday wish…it’s meant for every day!

Host: President Franks and Joe Franks
For: Celebration for faculty and staff with August birthdays
When: Wednesday, Aug. 28
Where: Main Hall Penthouse
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
RSVP to cbasinger@averett.edu

Got Service Hours? 2019 SOVA Career ChoICE Youth Expo

Use your service leave to volunteer at the Southern Virginia Career Choice Youth Expo on Sept. 25-26 at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham. As you know, a key part of ensuring the event comes together and runs smoothly is the amazing volunteers!

REGISTER to volunteer at this year’s event by clicking here! You play a vital role in the success of the Expo. The deadline for volunteer registration is Friday, Aug. 30. Thank you in advance for your support of the 2019 Career Expo and for your commitment to the region’s students. Contact Tia Yancey at tyancey@averett.edu for more information.

Morning Brew

Averett and the Danville Pittsylvania Country Chamber of Commerce invite you to the President’s Suite for Morning Brew on Friday, Sept. 6, from 8-9 a.m. Morning Brew is a program put on by the Chamber to provide access to intentional networking to share your business’s message with business and community leaders.

Averett is excited to host this event and hopes students, faculty and staff will stop by! Register by clicking here.

Averett University Sponsoring Danville-Pittsylvania Heart Walk

Join us for the second annual Danville-Pittsylvania Heart Walk! Averett University’s North Campus is excited to be hosting the event once again this year, Saturday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. Heart Disease is the no. one killer of all Americans, and our community is no exception. Bring your family and friends (and dogs) out to enjoy a day of fun! Get your body moving, laugh with coworkers, learn hands-only CPR and more. Know that you will be saving lives in the community and making a difference if you join one of the Averett University Heart Walk teams; join Team Ave or Team Rett today! Please direct any questions to Emma Lugar at elugar@averett.edu or Tia Yancey at tyancey@averett.edu. You can register at: www.DanvilleHeartWalk.org

Middle Border Explorer!

You can still discover all that the Middle Border region has to offer! Take part in an exciting scavenger hunt via Smartphone app hosted by the Middle Border Forward Fellowship. Use the app to visit at least 10 free and unique scavenger hunt locations for a chance to win up to $600! The competition began Thursday, Aug. 1, and ends Thursday, Sept. 12!

-Download the ‘Actionbound’ app from the App Store.
-Head to Middle Border Forward’s office in Downtown Danville or to the Registrar’s Office.
-Open the App, click ‘Scan Code’ and scan the QR code on the poster.
-Begin Exploring!

Averett Chapel Schedule: Fall 2019

Mark your calendar! All students, faculty and staff are invited to a 30-minute, non-sectarian Christian worship service on the following days. Please do not schedule any student obligations or events during these date and times.

Services are held in Blount Chapel. Weather permitting, Averett Chapel may be moved to the Prayer Garden, located between Fugate Parking Lot and the Admission’s office.

All services are on Thursdays from 11:15-11:45 a.m.
September 12
September 26
October 24
November 14

2019 Football Parking Ticket Information

Would you like to purchase season passes for a reserved tailgate alley spot or prefered parking for the Averett Football games this year? Buy them now before they are all gone! CLICK HERE for full details.



NetTutor – Free Online Tutoring Service for ALL Students

NetTutor is Now Live in Canvas for ALL students! NetTutor is an online tutoring service that provides students the support they need, whenever they need it, for any subject, on any device AND housed within their Canvas courses.

NetTutor resources are now posted online under the student tools section, or by clicking here.

Exciting Changes to Fourth Floor of Student Center

Center for Spiritual Life – We now have a Prayer and Meditation Room, which is open to all Averett students, faculty and staff. The room is located in Office 417 and open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The space contains several resources for meditation and reflection, including religious texts, iconography and even a coloring station. The Prayer and Meditation Room, along with the Chaplain’s office, are part of the Center for Spiritual Life.

Personal Counseling Services – The Counseling Center has moved to Offices 412, 413 and 414, which are at the end of the hall near the elevators. The space includes offices for counselors, a refurbished waiting room and is partitioned off to protect the privacy of students.

We invite you to come and check out the new spaces!

Retirement Plan: New Hire Packets

New Hire Packets for the Averett University Retirement Plan are coming to your email on Thursday, Aug. 22. Please note that the sender is client-transition@pentegra.com and the subject line will read, “Important Information Regarding your Retirement Plan with the Averett University.”

Pentegra Retirement Services is the group hired by the Council of Independent Colleges (CICV) as the entity responsible for  overseeing the administration of the 403(b) retirement plan (submitting government required reporting, sending participant notices, performing non-discrimination testing, etc.). TIAA will continue to serve as the plan’s recordkeeper.

If you have questions concerning the new hire packets, contact Kathie Tune, director of HR, at ktune@averett.edu or (434) 791-7106.

Saying Goodbye

Marketing and Communications Specialist Danielle Staub is relocating to Atlanta, and her last day with Averett will be Friday, Aug. 23. Please join us for some sweet treats and a chance to wish Danielle well on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 3 p.m. in the MPR.

Staub joined Averett in November 2016, and has made a tremendous impact in her almost three years with the University. During her time, she has helped grow Averett’s external visibility and brand awareness through media relations, social media management, online communications, and more. She served on the University’s Emergency Response Team, and was a member and eventually chair of Staff Council. Staub was a contributing writer to the annual Averett Magazine, and handled the University’s internal communications, including Cougar Connection and this very newsletter. Her commitment, energy and smile will be sorely missed, but we know she will be phenomenal in any future endeavor.

A search for her replacement is underway, and the job posting can be found here.