CoffeeBreak 9-05-18

Posted on September 5th, 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, Sept. 7, for a Wednesday, Sept. 12, publication.

Danny Miller named to the 2018-2019 Leadership Southside program

Danny Miller has been named to the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Southside program and will represent Averett University as a member in this year’s class.

Leadership Southside develops participants’ leadership skills to strengthen their role as an individual, professional and community member. Sessions have included orientation, leadership skills and development, team building, community issues and opportunities, crisis leadership, board leadership and communication in a nonprofit organization, affecting change, cultural diversity and effective facilitation. Congratulations Coach Miller!



GPS Student Spotlight

Meet Julie Trent, a student pursuing her Bachelor of Business Administration degree who is expected to graduate in 2020. To learn more about Julie on the GPS blog, click here.

QUESTION: How has your degree from Averett University assisted you in your career?

ANSWER: “Since starting my degree program at Averett, I have received a promotion into a leadership position within my department. Being in the degree program at Averett has given me the skills and knowledge I need to progress in my career. Once I complete my degree, I will be in a better position to climb the corporate ladder into higher management positions.”

Sam’s Club on Campus

The Sam’s Club representative will be on campus Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the dining hall. Don’t forget to join as a new member or renew a current membership with Karen Shields, our Sam’s Club representative. The special offers listed this poster are only available when registering with Karen at the event. You can renew months in advance as well.

Arts@Averett Presents “Pinkalicious”

The Arts@Averett 2018-19 season will kick off with “Pinkalicious” on September 13-14 at 7 p.m., and September 15 at 2 p.m., in Pritchett Auditorium. The Averett Theatre for Young People’s Series presents “Pinkalicious.”

Based on the Pinkalicious books by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, it is designed to encourage children to explore the arts and develop their creativity. Pinkalicious encourages children as they imagine how the world looks through her artful eye. Faculty and staff get two free tickets. Students get in free with their student ID. General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students/senior citizens (60+).

Happy September Birthdays!

Toot the horn! Bang the drum! It’s a party! Can you come? President Franks and Joe Franks are kicking off the new birthday celebrations! Faculty and staff with September birthdays are invited to celebrate on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Main Hall Parlor/Lobby from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to Cyndie Basinger by emailing

Homecoming Weekend is September 28-30

Homecoming Weekend is closer than you think! Join your fellow faculty and staff from September 28-30 for all of our Homecoming festivities. We are kicking off our “Welcome Home” weekend with Blue and Gold Day on Friday followed by a full day of events that leads into a packed weekend!

Don’t forget to register online ASAP. (Yes, as an Averett employee and an alumnus you can still register and receive fun goodies!) By registering online, alumni can get some great opportunities like preferred parking and discounted football tickets! All alumni are reminded to check in at the alumni tent on Saturday, available from 1 p.m. until half-time, for fabulous prizes!

For the full schedule of events with details, to see the list of award recipients and inductees, and to register online, visit Don’t forget your blue and gold Averett gear! Shop the Averett Campus Store, The Schoolfield House Booksellers, at

The spirit days are as follows:

Monday – Jersey
Tuesday –Tourist
Wednesday – Woke up like this (You can wear your PJ’s!)
Thursday – Decades
Friday – Blue and Gold

There’s a New Way to Submit Early Alerts

The Student Success Center is happy to announce that we have a new way to submit and track Early Alerts/CARE Reports! Our new system allows for us to track students more efficiently, more easily ensure that they are connected with the right resources and give you timely, quality feedback!

It’s easy to use! Just click on the Early Alert link under Faculty/Staff to access the information. All full-time faculty and staff should have received an email with their login information.

You should use a CARE Report if a student is: Not performing well academically; missing class more than once or showing a pattern of absences; exhibiting persistent worrisome behaviors; or is having a hard time adjusting to college life in some capacity.

These are just a few examples. Please help us by letting us know when we can help a student get connected to the right resource! Click here to access the CARE Report. If you have any questions, contact Erin Schlauch at or (434) 791-5754.

Acadmic Support Update

Academic Support is eager to continue to provide subject-area tutoring, writing support and speaking consultations; both scheduled appointments and open, drop-in sessions (for targeted subjects) will remain available.

Students seeking to schedule a session(s) can easily schedule through Acuity Scheduling, click here.

The first day a student can receive direct assistance from an Academic Support tutor/consultant is Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Finally, please know that our tutors/consultants received an initial CRLA training Saturday, Aug. 25; if you are interested in speaking with tutors/consultants during a future training and for a targeted purpose, please email Holly Kilby at As always, thank you for recommending academically strong students from your department to serve!

Student Jobs

If your office currently hires part-time student workers who are not eligible for Federal Work Study funds, please contact Angie McAdams with the CCECC at

Many students who are not FWS-eligible are seeking on-campus positions. International students are not allowed to work off-campus jobs and are not FWS-eligible, but many desire to work. Thank you!