Pop-up Library at All University Meeting

New books at the Brenau Trustee LibraryThe Trustee Library is hosting a pop-up library at the Brenau Downtown Center from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. We will have an assortment of new fiction and non-fiction books.

Back by popular demand, the prize spin wheel will also be there. Hope to see you there!

Retirement Party for Sally Conn Aug. 29

Sally Conn Retirement Reception Flyer

Join the art & design and interior design departments in wishing Sally Conn well as she retires after 13 years of service to the university. The retirement reception will take place from 12:30-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, in Sellars Gallery. All are welcome.

Please stop by and help us recognize Sally for her years of dedication to the university!

Sign up for Sept. 9 Heart Walk

The Hall County Heart Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, on Brenau’s Gainesville historic campus. The walk will start at the ampitheatre and continue down the Brenau Mile.

Brenau is sponsoring a team and all Brenau, Helix and Aramark employees and their families and friends are eligible to participate. Participants who pre-register and show up on race day will receive a free t-shirt and there will be fun activities for kids.

To register contact Kelley Maddox at kmaddox@brenau.edu or 770-534-6270. Registration is free, however, the American Heart Association welcomes donations. Pre-registration ends on Aug. 24.

More information about the Heart Walk is available at http://www2.heart.org/site/TR/HeartWalk/GSA-GreaterSoutheastAffiliate?pg=entry&fr_id=2415.

Brenau Photography Enthusiasts Group Seeks New Advisor

The Brenau Photography Enthusiasts Group brings together a community of students of all majors and skill levels to explore their interest in photography.

The group is currently looking for a faculty or staff member to serve as an advisor for the upcoming school year. If you are interested in this advisory position, please contact BPEG president, Rebecca Jarrett, at rjarrett@tiger.brenau.edu.

Temporary Change in Hours for Norcross Campus

With the semester coming to an end, the Norcross campus will adjust its hours for the upcoming weekend and next week. The hours are as follows:

Friday, Aug. 18- 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19- 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 21- 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 22- 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 23- 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 24- 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 25- 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 26- Closed

The new semester starts back on Monday, Aug. 28.

Brenau University Receives Seven Seals Award

Brenau President Ed Schrader receives the Seven Seals Award from the Georgia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve from Maj. Gen. David Bockel (Ret.), left, and Major General Joe Jarrard at the organizations Annual Awards Banquet in Marietta. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The U.S. Department of Defense organization that nurtures the support of military reservists from their private- and public-sector employers recently presented Brenau with a Seven Seals Award for its encouragement and support for reservists.

Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Tavilla, who is human resource adviser for the 134th Air Refueling Wing at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, Tennessee, nominated the university for the prestigious Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve award. Tavilla is office manager and administrator for the Brenau physical therapy doctoral program.

“I’m glad that Brenau was recognized with this award,” Tavilla said. “I hope we continue to acknowledge the unique contributions that veterans can add to the classroom and work environment.”

At the ceremony Aug. 11, Brenau President Ed Schrader accepted the Seven Seals Award – named for the collection of emblems of the various U.S. military reserve organizations the ESGR organization represents.

“Brenau University is grateful for this recognition,” said Schrader, “but we are extremely grateful for all our men and women – students, faculty and staff – who serve their country through active military duty and duty in reserves and National Guard units around the country. Just as they are doing their duty to the country, so are we doing our duty by providing any measure of assistance to them that we can provide.”

Eclipse Party on Monday, Aug. 21

Grab your eclipse viewing glasses and join us for a solar eclipse party at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, on the Owens front lawn. Gainesville will be experiencing 99 percent totality at approximately 2:35 p.m., so there’s no need to drive to South Carolina. Stay here instead, avoid the traffic, and enjoy fun, friends and snacks with the Student Services staff and student leaders.  Please bring your own eclipse glasses.

Jefcoat Piano Duet Concert Aug. 31

Keith and Priscilla Jefcoat invite you to join them for a piano duet concert in Pearce Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Admission is free.

The husband and wife duo will perform works by Mozart, Brahms and Barber. In honor of Dr. Priscilla Jefcoat’s retirement, the Department of Music invites the audience to stay for a reception to help celebrate her more than 25 years teaching at Brenau University.

Condolences to Dr. Wendy Holmes and Family

Albert “Wendell” Holmes, Dr. Wendy Holmes’ father, died Friday, July 28, in Bandon, Oregon, at the age of 98. He moved to Oregon in September 2016 from his home in Mesa, Arizona, to be nearer to his son. A memorial service will be scheduled in Arizona at a later date.

All University Meeting Aug. 22

All faculty and staff are required to attend, either in person or via Zoom, an informational welcome-back-to-campus meeting to introduce new faculty and staff and announce changes for this coming academic year.

The meeting will take place Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  at the Downtown Center, Theatre on the Square. Staff are excused at the conclusion while faculty will begin Faculty Retreat at 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Zoom information will be announced closer to the event.

Arrive early! Beverages will be served beginning at 8:30-9.