WBCX NEWEST LOGO 042913Brenau’s radio station 89.1 WBCX-FM is airing a preview interview with Dr. Frank E. Glover at 12:05 p.m. daily through Friday, Nov. 28, which now can also be heard on the university website. WBCX chief Jay Andrews and Dr. David Miller, a Brenau health care management professor, conducted the telephone interview last week. This interview leads up to Dr. Glover’s visit to Gainesville on Dec. 1 to speak on the global Ebola crisis at the Gainesville Rotary Club and for appearances on WBCX-FM that will broadcast Dec. 2, 5 and 7.

Listen to the radio interview at http://www.brenau.edu/news/ebola-expert-glover/.

ADPI ChristmasThe Sisters of Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi would like to invite all faculty and staff to stop by their house (next to the Tea Room) on Monday, Dec. 1, between 4-6 p.m. for their annual Christmas Social. Refreshments will be served as well as lots of holiday cheer!

puppy_therapy_1Puppy therapy is back by popular demand! The Hall County Animal Shelter will bring puppies to campus Dec. 1-3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. Join us in the gazebo on sorority circle to relieve your finals week stress with puppy play time and free coffee!

Condolences to Diane Callahan, director of the Gainesville School of Ballet and artistic director of the Gainesville Ballet Company, for the loss of her mother Dorothy Gibson-Ferry who passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 22. She was 97. A small private service will be held this week.

In lieu of flowers, Diane has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Gainesville Ballet Company, 615 Oak Street, Gainesville, 30501.

One of the world’s leading experts on the global Ebola crisis will be in Gainesville on Monday, Dec. 1, to speak at the Gainesville Rotary Club. He will also visit the Brenau campus to record a program for 89.1 WBCX-FM, the brenau radio station, that will broadcast Dec. 2, 5 and 7.

Dr. Frank E. Glover, who is an Albany, Georgia-based physician specializing in urology but he also holds another doctoral degree in international public health. Having worked extensively in Liberia as a missionary and with several world health organizations, Glover became a fixture on U.S. network television programs when he testified before Congress about not only the failures of countries, particularly the U.S., to respond quickly to the current outbreak in Africa but also about the necessity for U.S. hospitals throughout the country to prepare now for the next unknown outbreak.

Glover testifies before Congress in August 2014

Glover testifies before Congress in August 2014

The Rotary program, which starts at noon at First Baptist Church in Gainesville, is open to the public. However, unless you’re a guest of a club member, there is a $15 charge for lunch and the program.

Already WBCX is airing a preview interview with Dr. Glover at 12:05 p.m. daily through Friday, Nov. 28. WBCX chief Jay Andrews and Dr. David Miller, a Brenau health care management professor, conducted the telephone interview last week. interview. Following the Rotary program on Monday, Glover will record at the station a more detailed discussion featuring University of North Georgia Senior Vice President Al Panu, Brenau’s Miller and Jessi Shrout, assistant professor of biology and health science coordinator at Brenau. That program will air Tuesday, Dec. 2, and will be repeated on Friday, Dec. 5, at 12:05 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. as a lead-in to the global news from the BBC.

For more information, read the full news release at http://www.brenau.edu/news/ebola-expert-glover/

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bluebirdDr. Schrader invites Brenau alumni and friends to a casual evening at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee, where golden futures begin! At this private event, notable singer-songwriters of world-class quality Tony Arata, Fred Knobloch, and Greg Barnhill, as well as up-and-coming country star Bonner Black, will provide the night’s entertainment. The intimate 80-seat venue makes for a night to remember!

The event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4. Doors open at 5 p.m., music begins at 6 p.m. Limited complimentary admission available for Brenau faculty and staff. Please secure your spot by contacting Anna Harrison at 770-531-3129 or aharrison1@brenau.edu as soon as possible.

Myra Schrader shares her recipe for a holiday favorite of Brenau President Ed Schrader and the entire Schrader family.

Myra Schrader shares her recipe for a holiday favorite of Brenau President Ed Schrader and the entire Schrader family.

“The joy, laughter and chance to spend time with loved ones are what make the holidays one of my favorite times of the year. The same joy can be experienced at Brenau University’s five campuses as students, faculty and staff celebrate with each other and enjoy opportunities, such as coat drives and food distributions, to share the warmth and happiness of the holiday with others.

“During this season of giving, we recognize that it is your support that helps to make our mission of providing extraordinary educational opportunities possible. Thank you for all you do to make Brenau a special place.

“Ed and I wish you and your family a holiday filled with joy and laughter! Please enjoy this recipe, which is a Schrader family favorite.”

Myra Schrader


Toasted Coconut-Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie

1 15-oz. refrigerated pie crusts

1/3 cup butter, melted

1 cup sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

4 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 tsp. vanilla extract

¼ tsp. salt

1 ½ cups pecan halves

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted

¾ cup semisweet chocolate chunks or morsels

Unroll 1 pie crust and place on a lightly floured surface; lightly brush top of crust with water. Unroll remaining crust and place over bottom crust; gently roll into a 10″ circle. Fit into a 9″ pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under and crimp. Set aside.

Stir together butter and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Stir in pecans and remaining ingredients. Pour filling into pie crust.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until set, shielding crust after 45 minutes with aluminum foil if necessary. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Yield 8 to 10 servings

The Georgia National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions were held in Atlanta at Georgia State University, Nov. 7-8.  The judges were all professional teachers of voice and members of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Vocal performance major Shelby Cody (’17) took a third place award in the initial rounds of singing. Also selected to represent Brenau in the auditions were Jie Pan (’15) and Dannin Duncan (’15).

Snow_GainesvilleIt won’t be long now before Georgia winter shows its teeth again. Whether you work at one of Brenau’s Gainesville locations or in Norcross or Fairburn, the Greater Atlanta area has made driving difficult with ever-increasing volumes of traffic. The winter storms we can expect during the next 3 months are going to bring additional hazards, delays, and stress for all motorists.

Long-term solutions such as increased transit services, roadway improvements, and enhanced safety engineering take time and planning. Immediate remedies are offered by Georgia Commute Options (GCO) with free services to help commuters and their employers deal with traffic congestion in our region. By removing cars from the road, we can reduce traffic congestion. And we don’t have to do it alone.

The program offers the following incentives:

• $3 a Day – by switching from driving alone, you can earn $3 a day, up to $100. Commuters who live or work in any of the following Georgia counties are eligible: Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton.

• $25 Prizes – when you log clean commute trips with Georgia Commute Options, you are entered into a monthly drawing to win a $25 gift card

• $40-$60 Gas Cards – carpools of 3 or more people can receive monthly gas cards from $40-$60.

GCO also provides a free ride-matching service to assist in finding carpool partners, identify the best transit routes, and provide a Guaranteed Ride Home service if you ever have an emergency or get stuck at work and can’t take your normal ride home.

To get involved, you only need to carpool, vanpool, ride transit, telework, walk or bike to work. Detailed information about GCO’s incentive programs and other free services is available at gacommuteoptions.com or by contacting Rudi Kiefer, Director of Sustainability, at rkiefer@brenau.edu.