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For the second time, Brenau University earned national recognition as one of the best workplaces in the United States. It was among 93 universities and colleges – and the only institution from Georgia – listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2016 “Great Colleges to Work For” rankings.

The publication noted that Brenau created and maintained for its employees an environment of respect and appreciation, smooth interactions between faculty, supervisors and department chairs, and professional and career development programs.

“Brenau University is small enough to treat each employee and student with personal attention and foster a culture of open-minded, progressive learning,” said Brenau President Ed Schrader. “Brenau is a fun place to work with good pay and benefits, all while carrying an indelible academic reputation.”

The publication makes its selections for its annual lists based on results of blind surveys of college and university employees. More than 40,000 administrators, professors, adjunct faculty members, staffers and nonexempt employees nationwide responded to the 2016 Chronicle survey earlier this year. ModernThink LLC, a human resources consulting firm based in Delaware, tailored the survey around an assessment that has guided more than 50 “best places to work” programs.

This year marks the second time Brenau has been included in the national rankings in the past five years. Brenau not only received the “Great Colleges to Work For” designation in 2011, but gained a spot on the Chronicle “honor roll” of 30 colleges and universities cited most frequently across a dozen recognition categories.

In spite of some “near misses” in the points tally that kept Brenau off of the Chronicle list in the past five years, the university has consistently appeared on the “top workplaces” rankings published annually by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. On the 2016 rankings published earlier this year, Brenau ranked 35th on the list of midsize organizations of up to 500 employees out of hundreds that size in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

“We work very hard to make this a great place to work,” said Kelley Maddox, the university’s executive director of human resources. “These recognitions demonstrate Brenau’s commitment to excellence.”

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the nation’s top publication for college and university news. The full 2016 rankings are online at http://chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16?cid=cp47.

An all-university meeting for faculty and staff at all campuses is scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Pearce Auditorium on the Gainesville campus. Zoom information will be announced shortly.

The Brenau University Department of Music presents a special summer senior recital Sunday, July 24.

Music education major John Womack of Buford, Georgia, will perform a collaborative piano senior recital at 4 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 722 Rockbridge Road SW in Lilburn, Georgia.

The performance is free and open to the public.

 

The Hall County Government is seeking input from citizens via a survey to update the Hall County Comprehensive Plan. This long-range planning document, called Hall County Forward, will guide local goals and decisions related to land use, housing, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and natural and historic resources. The 15-question survey assists county planners by identifying the topics residents believe are most important to address.

The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HallForward_Survey.

More information on Hall Country Forward is online at http://www.hallcounty.org/.

 

Do you stay awake at night wondering if hackers are trying to get your Brenau email password and use it to blast out spam or viruses? Never fear: You can say goodbye to those sleepless night by enabling a feature called “2-step verification.”

Basically, this means that in addition to using your password, you will also be asked to provide a special code texted to your phone. So even if someone is able to guess your password or trick you into divulging it via a phishing attack, they still cannot log in without having direct access to your phone. Oh, and you won’t be forced to enter the code every time you check your mail, either – just the first time you log in from a new device.

You can read more about how to set 2-Step Verification for your Brenau email account at https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1085463?hl=en&ref_topic=1099588.

For sale, a pair of size 8.5 J. Crew navy leather flats with metallic toes for $100 or best offer.

Also for sale, a pair of size 8 Charles by Charles David orange leather heels for $75 or best offer.

For more information, please send an email to kmoore5@brenau.edu.

 

 

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's 2016 Health Care Reform Seminar is Aug. 23 at the Brenau University Downtown Center.

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Health Care Reform Seminar is Aug. 23 at the Brenau University Downtown Center.

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce presents the 2016 Health Care Reform Seminar Aug. 23 at the Brenau University Downtown Center.

A panel of experts, including Brenau’s own David Miller, will discuss new regulations and legislation impacting health care and offer recommendations for employers developing benefits plans for next year.

The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for Chamber members. For more information, call 770.532.6206 or send an email to alewis@ghcc.com.

Gainesville will be a host city during the 2016 Japan-America Grassroots Summit scheduled Oct. 4-11. Hosts families are needed to provide accommodations and some transportation for guests Oct. 6-9.

The deadline to sign up is July 31. More information about the summit and the activities planned in Gainesville this fall is online at http://www.jasgeorgia.org/2016-Grassroots-Summit.

Additional questions about the summit may be sent to Tate O’Rouke at 678.717.2374 and tate.orouke@ung.edu.

If you know any students looking for work this fall, a local family is seeking a college-aged afterschool nanny to provide transportation and extracurricular activities for a second and fourth grader three to four days a week.

Please contact July Clay at jclay1@brenau.edu for more information.