Averett CoffeeBreak 8-22-18

Posted on August 22nd, 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 form. Please submit by Friday, Aug. 24, for a Wednesday, Aug. 29, publication.


GPS Student Spotlight

Meet Carrie Johnson, a student pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree who is expected to graduate in 2019. To learn more about Carrie on the GPS blog, click here.

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

ANSWER: “My children are my first motivation! They encourage me to achieve my goals. I am hoping this degree will help open new doors in my career.”




Open auditions for PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL are tonight, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. Please prepare a short comic monologue and be prepared to sing. For more information call Richard Breen at (434) 791-5711.

Save the Date: Sam’s Club on Campus

The Sam’s Club representative, Karen Shields, will be on campus Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the dining hall entrance of the Student Center. Shields will be here to register new Sam’s Club accounts and renew current memberships. She can renew your membership months in advance if necessary. She may not be here in September so sign up soon!


Heart Walk Team Challenge

Thank you to the Blount Library for joining the Heart Walk Challenge! The CCECC is continuing to challenge ALL departments to WALK against Heart Disease on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 9 a.m. at North Campus. To sign up a team of your choice, click here. To join the Averett Team, click here. To add hours to your CAMPUSengage profile, click here. Please contact Tia Yancey at tyancey@averett.edu for more information.

The Arts@Averett 2018-19 Schedule is here!

Do you enjoy a POPS Concert? Or maybe the children would enjoy a puppet show? Perhaps musical theatre is more your style. Whatever you enjoy, Averett’s Arts@Averett series offers this and more. We are excited to invite you to check out and join the University in celebrating the arts with its 2018-19 Arts@Averett lineup, which includes the 1859 Coffeehouse Lecture Series.

The first event is in just a few weeks and events run through April. Ticket pricing varies, and some events are free. All events are open to the public. Averett students get in free with a student I.D. Faculty and staff receive two free tickets. For more information about our events this season, click here or call (434) 791-5867.

Happy Birthday to You!

Mark your calendars! President Tiffany Franks and Joe Franks would like to celebrate faculty and staff birthdays this year. This is for fun and fellowship with your colleagues and friends who share your birth month. Nearly each month, an informal “birthday party” will be held in Main Hall’s second floor in the newly renovated lobby and parlor areas from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The following dates have been set aside and an announcement will appear a couple of weeks prior to each date as a reminder to RSVP for your birthday celebration.

Selected dates for celebrations: September 18, 2018; October 18, 2018; November 20, 2018 (for November and December birthdays); January 15, 2019; February 13, 2019; March 13, 2019; April 17, 2019; May 8, 2019; June 12, 2019 (for June and July birthdays); August 28, 2019.

Lucky 7 Raffle

Get your raffle tickets from Averett student-athletes and coaches for a chance to win $1,000. Winners of our Lucky 7 Raffle will be drawn during half-time of the last home football game on Saturday, Nov. 3!

Download the LiveSafe App

Please remember to download the LiveSafe app, Averett’s tool for emergency notifications. Click here for instructions on how to download the app.

The LiveSafe service is a two-way communication application between users and safety officials. It consists of a mobile app for users on their cell phone and a web-based dashboard for officials. The tool ties right into our existing “See it, Say it!” campaign, and allows for tip reporting, emergency communications, mapping and user-to-user communications.

Grant Writer and Coordinator of Corporate and Foundations Relations

Institutional Advancement has posted a position to hire a grant writer and coordinator of corporate and foundations relations. For the position description, click here.

Check out the Averett 101 text!

Curious to know what Averett 101 is all about? All Averett faculty and staff can access the Averett 101 text and teaching guide via Averett’s intranet.

Log in here: https://myinfo.averett.edu/Home.aspx (Your web browser might tell you this link is unsafe. Don’t worry. It is ok. Keep going.)

Then, go to Offices & Departments/Academics/Service-Learning. In the list of documents, click 2018 Averett 101 Instructor Text – Service-Learning OR Career Development Focus. If you want to know more or have any questions, reach out to Brigid Belko Gorton at bbelko@averett.edu.

CCECC and National Bonner Leader Annual Reports

Want to know what the CCECC and the National Bonner Leaders are up to? Check it out by clicking here and learn more about the National Bonner Leaders by clicking here!

Thank You

Dear Averett Friends, Thank you so much for the cards, phone calls and other acts of kindness following the death of my father. It was a great comfort to know that I could return home to my Averett community.

With Gratitude,
Susan Huckstep

New Online System for Maintenance Requests

Associated with our housekeeping transition, we’ve switched to a new software system for submitting Maintenance Fixit requests.

First, use the same link from the Averett website, either from the Faculty/Staff tab or from the Intranet. When you click the link, you’ll see a Google login appear (if you get an error screen clear your browser’s cache as it’s trying to access the old link). Then, to log in, put in your username and then “@aumail.averett.edu” and submit. Next it will request your password – your regular Averett system login password should work here.

Next you should see the maintenance request form pop up. This is very similar to the prior form, but with a few enhancements. Follow the steps and be sure select a type of request. In step four, describe the issue with some detail so the team can best be prepared to help. Then submit; if a submittal password is requested, use “Averett.”

This new system will increase Facilities Services’ effectiveness even more and the system will give requestors more, and more frequent, feedback as to the status of your request. If you run into errors trying to log in for the first time, please contact IT.

**Due to password length requirements, if your network password was less than eight characters, we had to add an “x” or an “xx” to the end of it to work in Google. If it is already eight or more characters, it would be fine.**

Football Season Tickets and Reserved Parking Spaces

Purchase your tickets today!

Reserved Tailgate Alley Spot: $115
Unassigned Tailgate Alley: $90
Preferred Parking: $75 (No tailgating)
Day-of Preferred Parking: $20 (As available)
Day-of Unassigned Tailgate: $20
Reserved Seat Season Pass: $60
Day-of General Admission: $10
Day-of Reserved Seat: $15

Everything is on sale! Call (434) 791-5677 to reserve.