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Beginning in September, Brenau will be issuing a new way for students to receive refunds from Brenau: the My One Money Card from Higher One®. Brenau has partnered with Higher One, Inc., a financial services company focused solely on higher education to bring this new method of refund disbursement to campus.

Founded in 2000, Higher One provides higher education institutions and their students with efficient, convenient and easy-to-use solutions to handle financial disbursements.

The new My One Money Card will provide Brenau students with increased choice when it comes to receiving their Financial Aid or school refunds, these options include:
• A same day deposit to the OneAccount, an FDIC Insured, no minimum balance checking account
• Transfer to another account

What Students Need to Do

The new My One Money Card will be mailed to each student’s current address on file with Brenau. Therefore, it is critical that all students verify their mailing address by logging into their CampusWEB as soon as possible.

We are very excited about this opportunity to provide Brenau students faster service and increased choices for receiving their refunds. Please join us in welcoming this exciting new service to Brenau.

Have additional questions? Visit MyOneMoney.com or HigherOne.com to learn more about the all-new My One Money Card coming to campus this September.

unitedwayBrenau believes that caring for the community is an important part of its mission. One of the ways that Brenau does this is through United Way. Why United Way? Your gift to United Way addresses the root causes of the most pressing human needs in our community. To that end, Brenau allows you to donate to the United Way of Hall County (or whichever county you specify) via payroll deduction, cash or check. If you would like to contribute, please complete the form (PDF) and return to the Office of Human Resources via campus mail. Download the PDF at http://update.brenau.edu/wp-content/uploads/formidable/United-Way-Pledge-Form.pdf.

All employees who are currently making payroll deductions and wish to continue making deductions at the same level do not need to take action. If you wish to increase or cancel your payroll deduction please contact Kelley Maddox at kmaddox@brenau.edu.

Summer Songwriter Series 2014 PosterTickets for the last Summer Songwriter Series event at the Brenau Downtown Center on Aug.9, 7:30 p.m. are available now at https://www.johnjarrardfoundation.com/store/tickets/jjf-songwriter-series/ for $20 each.

In these intimate concerts songwriters perform in the round, on stage together, and alternate songs. Local artists Joe Hall and Gina Gailey will open the event.

The concert features Chuck Cannon, whose hits include American Soldier and How Do You Like Me Now performed by Toby Keith, and Lari White who you may remember from the end of  the blockbuster movie Cast Away starring Tom Hanks. White made her mark by originating the role of June in Ring Of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash on Broadway and is an award-winning recording artist, hit songwriter, producer and indie record label owner.


The August newsletter from the Office of Human Resources is available to download and features new employees and upcoming dates.  Find out about the back to school party, new option to waive life insurance coverage, and upcoming retirement planning opportunities.

Download the August HR Newsletter (PDF) at http://update.brenau.edu/wp-content/uploads/formidable/August-2014_with-drug-free-info.pdf


WomenSource Brown Bag LunchThe WomenSource’s  Brown Bag Lunch presentation for August, featuring Tim Rine, is titled Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself. Rine, with Wells Fargo Advantage Funds,  has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and offers an industry-wide perspective on best practices. 

The presentation is Thursday, Aug. 7 at noon at the Brenau Downtown Center. Doors will open at 11:45 a.m. Admission to the presentation is $5 for WomenSource members and $6 for non-members. Register to attend the luncheon at http://www.womensource.info/index.php?src=forms&ref=Brown%20Bag%20Lunch%20Registration.

The outreach agency WomenSource is partnering with for the month of August is the United Way of Hall County’s Adopt-a-Backpack Initiative. Attendees are asked to please bring school supplies to donate. Monetary donations are also welcome. If making a monetary donation, please make check payable to United Way of Hall County. For more information on WomenSource visit http://www.womensource.info/.

There will be a mandatory staff meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. in Thurmond McRae Lecture Hall on the Gainesville campus for all full-time and half-time staff employees. Employees located at any of Brenau’s Gainesville facilities (including Brenau East and the Downtown Center) must attend in person. Employees located outside of the Gainesville area may attend in person or via one of the three ways listed below. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 770-534-6270 with any questions.

1.) Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Visit https://brenau.zoom.us/j/929338504 to join,
or, go to https://brenau.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 929 338 504

2.) Join by phone:
Dial: +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788
Meeting ID: 929 338 504
Participant ID: Shown after joining the meeting
International numbers available: https://brenau.zoom.us/zoomconference

3.) Join from a H.323/SIP room system:
Dial: (US East) or (US West)
Meeting ID: 929 338 504

Brenau is committed to providing the safest environment possible for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. As a part of this commitment, Brenau Facilities performs annual fire protection systems tests to ensure that the systems work as designed.

Beginning Thursday, July 31, this year’s tests begin. Facilities staff members will make every effort to alert all building managers before tests begin. These tests include sounding the fire alarms. No evacuation will be required.

If you have not been notified that fire alarm testing is taking place in your building and the fire alarm activates, please evacuate the building. Always choose safety over convenience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mike Hollimon at 770-531-3123.

Sorority Circle will close Tuesday, July 29.  The road will be closed to all non-construction related traffic for the duration of construction. A designated walkway will run through the center of Sorority Circle, perpendicular to Prior Street, to allow foot traffic from the Owens Student Center side of the street through to the rear entrance of the Main Complex. Only construction related personnel will be permitted to enter the construction zone. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Hollimon at mhollimon@brenau.edu.

logoThe WomenSource Summer Evening Series is hosting a women’s networking event on Tuesday, July 29, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Regions Bank on the corner of Jesse Jewell Parkway & E.E. Butler Parkway in Gainesville.

Join WomenSource for door prizes, appetizers and a fun evening of networking. This event is free.

Call 770-503-9060 or register online at http://www.womensource.info/index.php?src=forms&ref=Summer_Series_Registration_Form.


Brenau’s 403(b) retirement plan provides employees the opportunity to take an active role in retirement planning. The Brenau administration seeks to make plans available that provide employees a full array of investment options, a competitive fee structure and excellent service.

To give participants a better understanding of the plan’s investment options, including fee and expense information, TIAA-Cref will be emailing all current and former Brenau employees a fee disclosure. The disclosure provides general plan information, fees and expenses and investment-related data. The disclosure also includes comparative charts that display each investment option available under each of the plans.

There is no action necessary on your part; this information is being provided for your reference only.

Questions may be directed to the TIAA-Cref National Contact Center at (800) 842-2776.