Costume Contest FlyerThe Brenau Staff Development Committee invites all faculty and staff to attend the annual Halloween Costume Contest in Yonah Hall on the Gainesville historic campus on Friday, Oct. 31 at 12:15 p.m. Costumed participants will parade through the dining hall while everyone votes for this year’s for the winners.

Entertainment features music, decorations and candy.  So even if you don’t compete, join us and vote for your favorite costume.


Ghost Walk 2014

Tickets are now on sale for “Ghost Walk 2014: Haunting Stories and Tales of the Supernatural” Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25. Tickets are available at the Northeast Georiga History Center. Call 770-297-5900 to make a reservation for $10 per person ages ten and up.

Seven walks per evening are offered from 6-8 p.m. Walks depart from and return to the History Center. This event is not suitable for those with limited mobility. For more information visit

Gainesville Theatre Alliance Artistic Director Jim Hammond gives guests a peek behind the Oklahoma! scenes in Hosch Theatre Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. The backstage tour of GTA’s production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s landmark American musical is free and open to the public. Call the box office at 678-717-3624 or visit for more information.

Delta Delta Delta Apple Polishing flyerAll faculty and staff are invited to the back porch of the Tri Delta house at 304 Boulevard in Gainesville, on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 12:30- 1:30 p.m. for their annual “Apple Polishing.” The event featuring apple themed foods and fun to show appreciation for all that the faculty and staff does for the students of Brenau.


The Office of Human Resources encourages you to spend some time between Oct. 19 and 25 looking at your financial picture and evaluating your retirement goals. Use National Save for Retirement Week to take a fresh look at your savings strategy and get prepared for retirement.

Visit the Virtual Environment at to participate in live webinars throughout the week and to check out the National Save for Retirement booth featuring easy-to-use tools, financial planning information and more.

If you’re not sure of your current retirement progress, check out Retirement Advisor at, an online tool that in four easy steps helps you answer:

• Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?
• How much should I be saving now?
• Is my money invested appropriately?

The Retirement Goal Evaluator at can help you determine how much of your current salary you can replace in retirement, based on your present situation. With a few basic pieces of information, you’ll see what it takes and be on your way to planning for the future.

The Retirement Income Planner at was designed to show you what your monthly income might look like in retirement, guide you through the planning process, now and through retirement, and develop a personalized plan to help you meet your needs. Visit the Virtual Environment to check out the National Save for Retirement booth featuring the Retirement Income Planner and all of the tools that can help you reach your retirement goals.

This is the week to get focused. Follow TIAA-CREF on Twitter @TC_Talks for retirement savings tips using the hashtag #save4rw. Contact the Office of Human Resources at 770-534-6270 to enroll in a plan or to increase contributions.

II Portale MusicaleThe Il Portale Musicale Honors recital in Pearce Auditorium Monday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m features top emerging artists from Brenau University’s Department of Music and repertoire to satisfy the tastes of classical music lovers.

For information call 770.538.4764 or visit

If you clean out your closet this fall break, consider setting gently used clothing, accessories and toiletries aside. The Brenau Fashion Network has collection boxes placed on the Gainesville historic campus in Yonah Lobby, the  John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Burd Center, the Trustee Library and Owens Student Center to benefit the Gateway House Women’s Shelter throughout the month of October.

To learn more about Gateway Domestic Violence Center visit

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents the American classic credited as “the first musical play,” OKLAHOMA! Nov. 4-15. The production, which includes a host of celebrated Rogers & Hammerstein show tunes, will be in Brenau University’s Hosch Theatre at the John S. Burd Center, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. A free reception in the lobby, catered by LUNA’s, will follow the opening night performance on Nov. 4. Tickets are $22-$26 for adults, $20-24 for seniors and $14-$16 for students, depending on seat location. Select seats at or call the Box Office at 678-717-3624. Get a peek behind-the-scenes with the free stage tour on Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.

The cast features Brenau theater major Devyn White, as the female lead, Laurey, in the show. Brenau’s Meredith Martin performs as the Dream Laurey (in the dream ballet sequence); Heidi Rider is playing Ado Annie, Brenau alumnus Allen Story is Sheriff Carnes and Chelsea Brown is Gertie. The dance ensemble includes Brenau students Shanteria Stokes, Janeley Rodriguez, Anna Vera Styron, Emily Topper (Dance Captain), and Molley Wiley is a part of the vocal ensemble.

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance is a nationally acclaimed collaboration of the Brenau University, the University of North Georgia and theatre professionals and the North Georgia community. Discounted tickets to the preview performance on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. are available for $10. Audio transcription for patrons with a visual impairment will available be on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the 2:30 p.m. show.


james and izzyJessica Bowling, coordinator for student services operations gave birth to James Alan Bowling III on Sept. 16 at 4:14 a.m., weighing 7 lbs., 8 oz. Mom has been getting lots of help from big sister Izzy. Baby James and family are doing great!

A two-day workshop in Dragon Dao Yin will be offered Nov. 1 – 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building on the Gainesville campus. The workshop costs $190, but use code “Brenau” when registering online at to receive a $20 discount.

The workshop will show students how intent is used to lead pathogens away from the body. For more information please download the flyer (PDF) at or contact Cindy Ashcraft at