President Schrader invites all faculty and staff to kick-off a new Brenau tradition: Tiger Tuesdays. This will be an opportunity for employees to socialize away from the office. Spouses and guests are welcome to attend. Please RSVP at the URL below.

The first event will take place at Recess Southern Gastro-pub just off the Gainesville square March 17 at 5:30 p.m. Stop by on your way home from work for some appetizers and music by Kimberly Dean and James Sennett performing an acoustic set.

Stop by to win door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Additional meals and drinks will available for purchase.


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Brenau’s Gospel Choir performs “Heart of a Worshipper” Monday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Brenau Downtown Center’s Theatre on the Square in Gainesville. The uplifting evening of music heard with the ears, but experienced with the heart is free and open to the public.

The Inter Design 275 ID Process freshman class recently visited the sorority houses under construction on the Gainesville historic campus. “It was a great learning opportunity as there are four houses all in different stages of construction. We were able to see the process from framing, to construction system install, to sheetrock and molding details, and finally to finished spaces through a tour of the four houses,” Lynn M. Jones, chair of interior design commented. Robby Stanfill, superintendent from Carroll Daniel Construction, guided the class through the construction process.

The class’ next project uses the Student Union Building, the space above the Brenau Tea Room, as a base for the design of Web Management and Design company on the first floor and condominiums on the second. Students had to measure the building to draw up the base plan. A warm cup of coffee and hot chocolate was in order following the wet and chilly outdoor activities.

March 2015 NewsletterThe monthly newsletter for March 2015 featuring important rescheduled events, new employees and more from the Office of Human Resources is now available to download (PDF) at

20150301_21113920150301_211147A sturdy metal and glass round breakfast or dining table, ornate detail and four metal/suede fabric chairs in excellent condition are for sale asking $350. Contact Kayla Moore at or call 770-538-4959 for details.

The Department of Psychology is ready to to unveil the new Stress Lab on the Gainesville historic campus which features heart rate variability based biofeedback technology developed by the Institute of HeartMath. The lab has four computers for use by Brenau students, faculty and staff with hopes to soon expand it for use by the community. Technology is delivered through computers, handheld biofeedback devices, and through an app. The lab also has about 20 handheld devices used with clients in the BCCPS, students in class settings, and in research studies with a variety of populations.

Invitations to the March 6 Stress Lab Best Practices Round Table, 10-11 a.m., and open house, 11 a.m. to noon,  are limited due to the intimate space. If you have not received an invitation and would like to drop by, please contact office manager Kathy Little at 770-718-5339 or Arrangements for future visits may also be arranged. The lab is located in the rear of the Brenau Center for Counseling & Psychological Services building at 423 Brenau Ave. Enter through the back door on the NEGA History Center parking lot side.

Brenau has partnered with the Institute of Heart Math to conduct a training program and research study in collaboration with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at the University of Syracuse Business School. This program and study has been made possible in part by funding from the Brenau University President’s Opportunity Fund (BUPOG). Local partners include Lanier Village, the Brenau School of Nursing, and student organizations.

Colleagues and representatives from UNG, GSU, Emory, West Georgia and Clayton State using the HeartMath technology will attend the Best Practices Round Table to share resources and generate ideas on support and collaboration. Some guests will be joining remotely via Zoom, courtesy of the new Mondopad installed in the Stress Lab by the IT department and made possible by the grant Brenau received to update technology on all our campuses.


The university nurse, on the historic Gainesville campus, will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the rest of this week. Please call 770-534-6135 if you would like to schedule an appointment. Normal hours resume on Monday, March 9th.

"Mary," Digital Print on Mixed Media Surface, 13in x 18in

“Mary,” Digital Print on Mixed Media Surface, 13in x 18in

“Reflections,” an exhibit showcasing the artwork of Brenau professor Claudia Wilburn, will be on display March 9 through April 30 at Georgia Perimeter College’s Jim Cherry Learning Resources Gallery on the Clarkston campus. The Department of Fine Arts at Georgia Perimeter College will host a reception March 18 from 6-8 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 678-891-3572.

Perfect Company" by Alisa Holen

Perfect Company” by Alisa Holen

The opening reception of “Synergy” is Thursday, March 5, 5:30-7 p.m. in Leo Castelli Gallery, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts on the Gainesville historic campus. Ceramicist Alisa Holen will speak about her work at 6 p.m. as she employs various techniques to create beautiful vessels that are at once functional and sculptural.

Free and open to the public. For info call 770.534.6263.

Victoria Wilcox - Doc Holliday Event PosterMore than 125 years after the death of legendary Georgia-born Old West gunfighter and gambler John H. “Doc” Holliday, Brenau University will host a special program Tuesday, March 3, that explores the continuing prominence in popular culture of Holliday and others whose principal claim to fame was a 30-second gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, Oct. 26, 1881.

Free and open to the public, the program features Georgia “Author of the Year” Victoria Wilcox, who has produced a trilogy of novels based on the life of Holliday. The Last Decision, the third book in the Wilcox series titled Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday is scheduled for publication in May. Wilcox will sign copies of the first two books, Inheritance and Gone West, following the program in historic Pearce Auditorium on the Brenau Gainesville campus. Signed copies of The Last Decision can be pre-ordered that evening as well.

Noted film critic Eleanor Ringel Cater, a self-acknowledged Doc Holliday aficionado, joins Wilcox on stage for a wide-ranging discussion of the Holliday story in fact and fiction.

Come early for some extras. Wear your attire for strutting streets of Tombstone or Dodge City. Hang out in the saloon on stage and take one of them selfie things with a pure likeness of ol’ Doc, as played by Brenau alum Thad “T.B.” Burton.

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Two volumes of the Southern Son trilogy – Inheritance and Gone West will be available through Brenau’s Barnes & Noble campus bookstore. The final book, The Last Decision, scheduled for May publication, may be pre-ordered.