The Brenau University President’s Office is searching for someone bright and talented to fill the role of Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Staff. This full-time position is responsible for opening and closing the Executive Suite in Bailey Hall, assisting with the needs of those within the Executive Suite, as well as managing flow of appointments and guests arriving to the Executive Suite. The position includes administrative responsibilities, communication coordination as directed by the Chief of Staff and managing and tracking office functions to assist the Chief of Staff.
For more information, download the full description of the position Administrative-Assistant-to-the-Chief-of-Staff (PDF).
Interested candidates should contact Jody Wall at 770-534-6110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexandra Payne, office manager at Brenau’s Center for Health & Well-being, is reaching for a personal goal, becoming a licensed massage therapist. Payne has always wanted to be a massage therapist and her work schedule at Brenau gave her that opportunity.
As a student of the Hands on Healing Massage School, Alex is required to complete 500 hours of class instruction as well as 100 hours of massage to be eligible for graduation. Having completed the 500 hour portion of schooling, she needs willing bodies to work on for practicum hours and is hoping her Brenau family takes advantage of a win-win situation. One-hour massage appointments are now available at the student massage clinic for $25.
Call 770-535-2044 to schedule a massage with Alex at the Hands on Healing Massage School, 2480 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, Ga. Remember to request Alex Payne as your student therapist.
“You can’t beat a $25 massage even if you are being worked on by a student. Hands on Healing Massage School goes above and beyond to make sure we are ready to offer quality massage to the public, and it’s a wonderful way to get pampered while a student earns required hours,” said Payne.
WomenSource is hosting Girl Power 2014, a free half-day workshop for middle school and high school girls and the women who love them. The workshop will be held at the Brenau Downtown Center, 301 Main Street, Gainesville, on Saturday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The event will include a catered lunch and door prizes.
The Girl Power event is designed to help young women explore ways to enhance their self-esteem, encourage them to lead a confident, healthy lifestyle, and empower them to take charge of their future. New in 2014, the Girl Power event will include an activity-based small-group session for middle and high school girls to work together on a project. It will also include a general session with personal stories from Khalilah T. Robinson Johnson, Elida Lopez and Jennifer Thuy-Tien McCall.
Girl Power 2014 is being sponsored by Brenau University, Cobb-Vantress, JH Photography, McDonald’s of Northeast Georgia Inc. and The Rotary Club of Gainesville. A special thanks also to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, The Longstreet Clinic, PC, and Wilson Orthodontics for their donation of door prizes and other items.
Girl Power 2014 is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. Attendees do not have to be members of WomenSource. However, due to seating and catering, pre-registration is required by Wednesday, March 19. Women and girls should register online at http://www.WomenSource.info.
For additional information on Girl Power, please contact Laura Haynes, Program Coordinator for WomenSource, at (770) 503-9060 or email@example.com.
Brenau University’s Courtney Hayward won the 500 freestyle event Thursday, March 6, in the opening day of the 2014 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving National Championships. In her national championship performance, the freshman from Townsville, Australia, posted a winning time of 4:58.42, beating the second-place finisher, SCAD’s Caroline Lepesant, by almost two seconds. Olivet Nazarene’s Sam Elam clocked in at 5:04.81 for third place.
Hayward, who is only the second national champion in Brenau’s swimming record books behind Carol Burdges Payne in 1984, also anchored the final leg of the Brenau Golden Tigers’ impressive second-place finish in the 800 free relay behind defending national champion Oklahoma Baptist University. Hayward posted a 1:51:94 after 1:56.10 by junior Shelby Rumker from Douglas, Ga., 1:58.86, sophomore Mary Katherine Jabbia from Slidell, La., and 1:57.65 from junior Michelle Billeaud from Lafayette, La., for a total team time of 7:44.55 in the national championship relay.
The SCAD team, defending its No. 2 position in national rankings last year, finished behind the Brenau relay team by less than 3/100ths of a second.
The Brenau team, which has held onto its No. 4 national ranking since the coaches’ preseason national poll, went into the national meet after a strong second-place finish in Appalachian Swimming Conference championships. After the tournament, the ASC named Hayward “Swimmer of the Year” and Golden Tigers Swim Coach Blaire Bachman “Coach of the Year” for the third straight time. (To see full results from the conference meet, click http://www.brenautigers.com/article/1345.php.)
Based on their performance at the meet, the four Brenau swimmers will automatically qualify for All-America status.
With Hayward’s performance, the Australian also begins building a case for Golden Tigers Hall of Fame status along with Burdges Payne from Greenville, S.C., who was a member of the Brenau team from 1981-84. The four-time NAIA All-American was the 1984 national champion in the 1,650-meter freestyle and the national runner-up in the 500-meter freestyle. The standout swimmer still holds the Brenau record in both the 1,000-meter and the 1,650-meter freestyle.
The NAIA national championship meet continues Friday, March 7. The NAIA planned to broadcast all four days of the meet free of charge through NeuLion, the NAIA’s official video-streaming company. For more information, visit https://www.nmnathletics.com//subs/Landing.dbml?&&DB_OEM_ID=27900&db_oem_id=27900
The Brenau School of Occupational Therapy will sponsor Dr. Wendy Coster, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA at the seventh annual Occupational Science Scholar presentation and reception in Brenau’s Thurmond McRae Auditorium, now rescheduled for Tuesday, March 11, 4 p.m. Dr. Coster will discuss “Developing effective interventions in OT: Balancing our focus on the whole and on the parts.” The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the School of OT at 678-707-5008.
Dr. Coster is a professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent College. She is also affiliated with the Health and Disability Research Institute at the Boston University School of Public Health. She received her professional preparation in occupational therapy at Boston University and completed a Ph.D. in Psychology at Harvard University. Her clinical practice focus has been on schools and other community programs serving children and youth with emotional, behavioral and cognitive disabilities. Her primary research focus has been the development of assessments to guide service planning and evaluation for individuals with disabilities and to support outcomes research.
Condolences to External Relations Administrative Assistant Salli Hutton and family on the death of her mother, Dorothy McMillan, 84, of South Bend, Ind. McMillan died on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Signature Health Care in South Bend.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by two granddaughters, seven great grandchildren and her loving companion Sully Springer. She was an active member of Stull United Methodist Church, and later at Faith United Methodist Church. Her friends were many and she had a great love of music, jazz, in particular, traveling to Chicago and the surrounding area in her younger days to hear Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell and other great musicians of the day.
McMillan worked in the trucking industry all of her life, retiring from Alvan Motor Freight. According to her obituary, she was generous to a fault and never knew a stranger. She felt strongly that the world is one country and the citizenship is mankind, a philosophy she not only believed in, but lived, throughout her life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Gift Processing Center, In Memory of Dorothy McMillan, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5018; Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018, www.pdf.org; or The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305, firstname.lastname@example.org. Online condolences may be sent to www.palmerfuneralhomes.com or you may read the full obituary in the South Bend Tribune: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southbendtribune/obituary.aspx?n=dorothy-m-mcmillan&pid=169742428&fhid=7078#sthash.8HTywWJ5.dpuf
The Office of External Relations invites faculty and staff to support various tasks surrounding the Brenau Gala on March 29. Volunteers may assist with check-in, help answer questions at the silent auction, act as live auction spotters and help guests find their seats. Faculty and staff volunteers are asked to wear black cocktail or formal wear.
To volunteer at the Brenau Gala please contact Emily Stockton at email@example.com. Volunteer training begins at 4 p.m. on the day of the Gala at the Brenau Downtown Center, 301 Main St., Gainesville. In addition, volunteers working the entire 4-11 p.m. shift will receive a special meal provided by our sponsors.
All Brenau University Phi Kappa Phi members are requested to attend the 2014 Phi Kappa Phi initiation ceremony in Pearce Auditorium, Thursday, March 6 at 5 p.m. New Phi Kappa Phi members will be inducted and support from existing members is appreciated. The ceremony will be brief. Please arrive by 4:45 p.m., wearing regalia without caps. A reception will follow in the Sellars Gallery. Contact Melissa Drury at 770-533-5423 with any questions.
Let the love of learning rule humanity. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.
Brenau University faculty and staff members are invited to attend the 50th anniversary of Brenau’s Nursing School, originally called the Hall School of Nursing. The event is Thursday, April 24 from 5-7 p.m., beginning in the Brenau East lobby at 1001 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville, with a reception, wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a program in the Whalen Auditorium and a tour of the department’s facilities.
To attend this event, please register at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8yjo2nc49f7f7c5&oseq=&c=&ch=
The Brenau family officially bid adieu Monday to Senior Vice President Scott Briell in a Lockett-Mitchell Parlour reception. Briell leaves March 21 to take a position as senior vice president of enrollment and communications at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Before he can depart, however, Briell had to take care of one very important piece of business: handing off his coveted t-shirt cannon to his replacement, Amanda Lammers.
The cannon has been a staple at any event anytime there is a large assembly of students or prospective students. It’s a very prominent feature, for example, at the freshman class pool party hosted by Brenau President Ed Schrader during the opening week of fall term.
Briell confessed that he was always looking for excuses to use the cannon, but university officials “wouldn’t let me fire it off in Pearce Auditorium,” he said.
At the reception President Schrader noted that Briell has helped the university a great deal during his time here, but he, like the pioneers who rolled west through Iowa during the early 19th century, is “always looking for that next adventure.”
Lammers, who has been Briell’s associate VP and dean of students, was the logical recipient. She has already been permanently named to position of vice president of student services. On Monday the president announced that Lammers will also serve as interim VP for enrollment until a suitable replacement comes on board. Briell as a senior vice president served over both departments.
Lammers, the president said, “continues to grow and demonstrate accomplishment in her chosen field. We are excited and gratified that she has agreed to further her career here at Brenau.”