The Hall County Heart Walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus and Brenau is sponsoring a team. All Brenau, Helix and Aramark employees and their families are eligible to participate. Participants can receive a free t-shirt.

Email Kelley Maddox at kmaddox@brenau.edu to sign up and join the team.

Bedside Music1Dr. Barbara Steinhaus, a professor of music and chair of the School of Music in Gainesville, weekly entertains the patients at Habersham Medical Center with a wide selection of acapella songs as part of a new music program for the hospital’s long-term care and rehab facility.

“For those with dementia or Alzheimer’s, a song or a verse in a song can spark a special memory,” said Steinhaus. “Sometimes they are very quiet at first but then a certain song will connect with them and their faces light up.  I love it when they sing along with me.  The staff loves the songs as well.  I love to see members of the patient’s nursing team standing in the doorway, listening and smiling.

“On a local level and as a Clarkesville-resident, I’m very grateful for the opportunity to share Arts in Health with Habersham Medical Center.”

You can read the full article at http://www.habershammedical.com/bringing-music-to-the-ears-while-healing-the-body and learn more about Dr. Steinhaus’ program and watch the video in the Brenau Window at http://window.brenau.edu/articles/steinhaus/.

Rosanne Short and rescue dogsBeautiful, sweet-natured puppies need a home.

The mother and seven of the 12 puppies have a foster home, but still need permanent homes. The puppies are seven-week-old pit bull/German shepherds mixes, five males and two females.

They are free to anyone who will love them.

Please contact Rosanne Short at rshort@brenau.edu or 770-531-3135.

Open seven days a week until 10 p.m. most evenings, the Trustee Library on the Gainesville historic campus, is ready to book your meeting, class, or training session in one of our three meeting rooms. Our rooms can accommodate 16 to 32 people, are equipped with Mondopads, and have comfortable office seating. Room 116 has easy to arrange wheeled tables and room 114 sports electrical outlets embedded in the work tables. Not only do we have a copy machine, but we also have the ability to charge copies to your department. In addition the library has device charging stations, a snack machine and comfortable seating areas that are perfect for meeting breaks.

Rooms may be reserved in advance or same day, depending on availability, by contacting Regina Reed at 770/718-5332 or filling out our easy to use online form..

Keith and Priscilla Jefcoat perform Concerts Connecting Cultures . . . Four-Hand Piano, an evening of four-hand piano celebrating the music of Austrian Franz Schubert, Frenchman Claude Debussy, and Frenchman Heitor Villa-Lobos, Thursday, Sept. 1. The programs begins at 7:30 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium on the Gainesville historic campus.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit https://www.brenau.edu/fineartshumanities/music/musicevents/.

The Hall Country Heart Walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus and Brenau is sponsoring a team. All Brenau, Helix and Aramark employees and their families are eligible to participate. Participants can receive a free t-shirt once they have raised $100.

Email Kelley Maddox at kmaddox@brenau.edu to sign up and join the team.

The Staff Development Committee will host a 50/50 raffle at the Back to School Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 at the Brenau Downtown Center.

Tickets will cost $1 each or $5 for six. Ticket purchases are cash only.

Don’t miss this chance to win half the pot and support the Staff Development Committee.

There will be an all-university meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 9-11 a.m. It is expected that all faculty and staff will be in attendance physically or by Zoom participation. All faculty and staff should report to Pearce Auditorium. Zoom information as follows for satellite campuses only:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at https://brenau.zoom.us/j/845952770

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,845952770# or +16465588656,845952770#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 845 952 770
International numbers available at https://brenau.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=m2GJ2Ysh1uGh9zQXqxqNQtdG9ifoSGZU

Or a H.323/SIP room system:
H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)
Meeting ID: 845 952 770
SIP: 845952770@zoomcrc.com

Or Skype for Business (Lync):
SIP:845952770@lync.zoom.us

The Tea Room on the Gainesville historic campus will be closed Monday, Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 28, to prepare for the fall semester. The Hopkins dining room will be open for lunch Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. offering $5.00 faculty and staff lunches.

Stephanie ClarkStephanie Clark has been promoted to the position of director of the Child Development Center. Stephanie has served the CDC in several capacities throughout her 10 years there, most recently as the assistant director. “She is well acquainted with the challenges and opportunities inherent in early childhood education and is well-suited to assume this directorship. Her long-standing relationships with university and community families have generated respect for her abilities to deal effectively with the education of young children, and at the same time administer a multi-faceted program for the benefit of the community” said Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services Lorene Pharr.

Current CDC Director Heather Lyons concludes her tenure at Brenau on Aug. 26 to pursue her passion for teaching. Said Pharr “We offer our thanks to Heather for her years of dedication to the university and for establishing the strong educational programs and caring environment of the CDC.”