Let’s all show our Tiger Pride by participating in Spirit Week next week!

Spirit week 2018 flyerSpirit Week begins this coming Monday, Sept. 24, and we encourage everyone to participate. Each day next week is a different theme. Dress up to show your school spirit!

  • Monday, Sept. 24: Dress as your favorite movie, literary or historical character or a person who inspires you.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25: Wear mismatched clothes or patterns.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26: Wear animal print or western wear.
  • Thursday, Sept. 27: Dress from your favorite decade.
  • Friday, Sept. 28: Wear your favorite Brenau shirt or Spirit Week shirt.

Don’t forget the crafts and activities each day, particularly if you signed up in advance. See the Spirit Week poster for more details.

Register for the Hall County Heart Walk on Gainesville Campus, Oct. 13

The Hall County Heart Walk will be on Brenau’s Historic Campus this year at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Registration is free. If you want to walk and get a free shirt, please email Kelley Maddox by Sept. 23. See the 2018 Hall County Heart Walk Flyer for more details. Employees who participate will be awarded with 5 Activity Points.

Presidential Search Forums for Faculty and Staff on Tuesday, Oct. 2

The Office of the President will host open forums on the upcoming presidential search for all Brenau faculty and staff on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The forums will led by Cheryl Hyatt, CEO and partner of Hyatt-Fennell, the firm conducting the executive search.

The faculty forum will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Thurmond McRae, and the staff forum will be held from 4-5 p.m., also in Thurmond McRae. Feel free to attend either forum as your schedule will allow.

We encourage everyone to participate in the open forums on Oct. 2, either through Zoom or in person, to share your thoughts and suggestions related to university leadership. Participants using Zoom may direct their questions and comments during the forums through the chat feature. IT will be on hand at the sessions to assist with facilitating the needs of Zoom participants.

In an effort to include all Brenau constituents in the presidential search, Cheryl Hyatt will also be leading forums for Brenau students and alumni.

Zoom meeting information and links to presidential search forums on Oct. 2:

Topic: Presidential Search: Faculty Forum
Time: Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m. EST

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://brenau.zoom.us/j/362233244
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,362233244# or +16699006833,,362233244#
Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 362 233 244
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aYww7T3Tr
Or Skype for Business (Lync): https://brenau.zoom.us/skype/362233244

Topic: Presidential Search: Staff Forum
Time: Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. EST

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://brenau.zoom.us/j/702792691
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,702792691# or +16468769923,,702792691#
Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 702 792 691
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/adDLlViRoY
Or Skype for Business (Lync): https://brenau.zoom.us/skype/702792691

Retention Lunch and Learn, Sept. 27

Lunch and Learn Flyer

Please join us for a Lunch and Learn on Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m. in the Language Bistro. Our topic for this event is retention. Please be prepared to participate in discussions and activities.

You will receive credit for one hour of professional development training for your participation.

Register by Sept. 25 using this Google form. Contact Amy Goetz at agoetz@brenau.edu with any questions.

Brenau LitFest, Sept. 22

Celebrate literature, art and music this weekend at Brenau LitFest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Brenau Downtown Center.

Meet authors and artists, join workshops to learn about writing and how to find inspiration, enjoy fun children’s activities and more! For more information, go to brenau.edu/litfest.

Kickin’ Cancer Kickball: Get Your Pink On Oct. 6!

Kickin Cancer Kickball Brenau 2018

Brenau will be playing kickball on Saturday, Oct. 6, to support the American Cancer Society and Gainesville Parks and Rec Children At Play Fund.

The game will take place at Candler Field (City Park) at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and is free for participants who register online  before Wednesday, Sept. 26.

All Brenau, Helix and Aramark employees plus friends and family members are eligible to participate. Children ages 8 and up can play.

All participants will receive a free shirt and each Brenau employee participant will receive 5 activity points toward the Wellness Participation Award as well.

Title IX Training closing today, Sept. 14

Today is the last day for employees to take the Title IX Training. If you have not yet completed the training, please do so before 5 p.m. today.


Login for Returning Employees:

  1. Go to http://www.everfi.com/login and enter your login information.
  2. In the upper right corner, enter registration code c6a9297d, then add by clicking “Add a Course” in the top right corner of the dashboard.
  3. Register with your first name and last name the way it appears in ADP, then click “next.”
  4. On the next screen, click “get started.”

Login for New Employees:

  1. Go to http://www.everfi.com/login and click “Register.”
  2. Under Student/Learner, enter the Registration Code c6a9297d.
  3. Click “Next” to create your account. Note: When prompted, you will enter your Brenau 6-digit faculty/staff ID number to receive credit for completion. If you do not know your 6 digit ID number, you can look it up in CampusWeb, review your ADP portal at www.workforcenow.adp.com or you may contact the Human Resources Office or Payroll Office.

All employees should complete Part 1 of the training for faculty and staff by Friday, Sept. 7.

Brenau’s First of 3 ‘Fall Food Truck Fridays’

Boar's Head hot dog cartBrenau’s first of three “Fall Food Truck Fridays” will be held Friday, Sept. 28, starting at 11 a.m. on the lawn of Sorority Circle. Come and enjoy tacos and hot dogs from the Aramark Food Truck and ice cream from “Lil Ice Cream Dude.”

Faculty, staff and guests should be sure to have cash ready. Students will be able to sign in for payment. No lunch will be served in the dining hall on this day unless the event is rained out.

Sophie and the Pirates Stage Tour Sept. 20

The Gainesville Theater Alliance invites the community to a free, open-to-the-public stage tour of WonderQuest’s Sophie and the Pirates Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m. in the historic Pearce Auditorium.

Sophie and the Pirates is a bold, fun-filled adventure about a young girl thrust into the wacky, weird, wonderful world of life aboard a pirate ship. The show opens Sept. 28 and runs through Oct 6. While the stage tour is free, family performance tickets range from $10-12 for adults and seniors, $7-8 for students and children depending on seat location. Patrons can select and purchase their seats at www.gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org, or by calling the GTA Box Office at 678-717-3624, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please Keep Technology Items Off of Floors

The recent flooding in the Occupational Therapy department is a reminder of why it is critical to keep all power strips, power bricks, computers, printers and other technology-related items off of the floor. Once these items have been underwater (even partially), they cannot be used again due to the risk of electrocution or fire. Georgia fire code recommends all electrical/electronic items be at least three feet off the floor if at all possible, although even a foot off the ground would be helpful. Thank you for helping to keep us all safe!