Jim Eck inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Georgia

Brenau University Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Jim Eck, right, with his wife, Wendy.

Brenau University Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and University of Georgia graduate Jim Eck was inducted into the UGA’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa as an honorary member Wednesday, April 18, at the University of Georgia Chapel.

In addition to joining the ranks of the academic honor society, Eck gave the keynote address at the Spring 2019 Phi Beta Kappa initiation ceremony.

During the initiation ceremony, the University of Georgia pledged its full cooperation and support of Brenau University as it seeks to establish its own Phi Beta Kappa chapter during the years ahead.

Correction: Death at the Disco, May 7

Death at the DiscoThrough the fault of… let’s say an internet gremlin, the date of the Staff Development Committee’s Who Dunnit Murder Mystery event was inexplicably changed to ‘Friday,’ May 8. The correct date for the Death at the Disco is Tuesday, May 7 after the service awards at approximately 11 a.m. in Pearce Auditorium.

The deadline to sign up and receive a free “Death at the Disco” shirt is April 22. Sign up at https://forms.gle/aBqYV1aVpooW3Ubj8.

Condolences to Friends and Family of Anne Bussey Seigler Fuller

Anne Bussey Seigler Fuller, 95, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at New Horizons-Lanier Park. Born February 7, 1924 in Augusta, Georgia, Anne Bussey was the daughter of Essie B. and James W. Seigler of McCormick, South Carolina.

Fuller graduated from McCormick High School in 1941 and graduated from The Women’s College in 1945, where she majored in biology. Fuller was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, Sigma Pi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Mu Phi Epsilon and the YWCA Choir. Upon graduation she became an instructor in the Brenau biology department, filling in for her professor who had been drafted. She attended the Juilliard School of Music the summer of 1947 in New York City and performed in Carnegie Hall on April 20, 1948.

She returned to school at the University of Georgia where she received her master’s degree in music. Fuller taught for many years in the Brenau music department, becoming the department chairman and eventually acting chairman of Fine Arts and Humanities before her retirement at age 62.

Fuller was preceded in death by her husband James A. Fuller of Gainesville. She is survived by her children Gemma, 1974 graduate of The Women’s College, and Ed Jordan of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, Allen Fuller of Columbia, South Carolina, and Dianna Fuller, 1976 graduate of Brenau Academy and 1980 graduate of The Women’s College, of Gainesville.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Gainesville First United Methodist Church or Brenau University.

Full obituary can be found at www.legacy.com/obituaries/gainesvilletimes/obituary.aspx?n=anne-bussey-seigler-fuller&pid=192412671

Norcross Campus Celebrates National Poetry Month

Norcross Campus is celebrating National Poetry Month by spotlighting a different poem each week in April. This week’s poem is Late Fragment by Raymond Carver.

Other highlighted poems include Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman and William Ernest Henley’s Invictus.

Free copies can be picked up in the lobby. Stay tuned for next week’s poem.

OPEN: Professional Science Tutor Position (Part-Time)

Gloria Clark, a sophomore legal studies and conflict resolution major, works on Spanish with her tutor Amy Hernandez at the Learning Center. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The Learning Center is currently looking to hire a tutor to assist students with chemistry, physics and biology courses at the Gainesville campus.

The tutor may also provide some Zoom tutoring sessions virtually for regional campus/online students. This position is part-time, as needed—no more than 19 hours per week. Tutors provide their own schedule availability.

Many of our tutors are adjunct or retired professors. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Teaching/tutoring experience required.

Please apply online and feel free to refer colleagues: intranet.brenau.edu/human-resources/job-opportunities/

Dr.’s Robin Underwood and Wendy Holmes’ Retirement and Farewell Tea is Wednesday, May 1

Celebration for Dr. Wendy Holmes and Dr. Robin Underwood will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 1 at Lockett-Mitchell Parlour.
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The Ivester College of Health Sciences and the School of Occupational Therapy will host a tea honoring the many contributions made by Dr. Robin Underwood, who will be retiring after 23 years of service, and Dr. Wendy Holmes, who will be following her heart for OT and continuing her career with OT practice after serving Brenau for eight years.

Please join us in celebrating these wonderful members of our faculty at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 1 in Lockett-Mitchell Parlour.

Sign up for Walking Group and get one Activity Point

As part of Brenau’s health and wellness initiative, the HR office encourages you to take the first STEP to a healthier life by taking part a new program, the Brenau Walking Group. This group is derived from the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day. Each Friday participants are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk.

To join the Brenau Walking Group, please contact Kelley Maddox at ude.uanerb@xoddamk. The program will meet for the first time at 4 p.m. April 26 at the entrance to Golden Tiger Way.

Brenau Students Sing at NGMC Remembrance Service

Suzanna Durand, Ashley Watson and Kelsey KlokerBrenau students Suzanna Durand, Ashley Watson and Kelsey Kloker performed at the second annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial Service on March 23 in Walters Auditorium at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

This event honors the lives of the infants who are no longer with us. At the ceremony, each family received a candle to light in honor of their infant.

Thank you to our amazing students and everyone who came out to support this event.

Don’t steal images from the internet

Close up of a grey squirrel yawning, UK.

Just because you can download a photo from the internet doesn’t mean you should.

Sure, a quick Google search, “right click” and “save as” is easy. However, copying images from the web without permission to use in your marketing or event promotions, including here on Update, is illegal and puts you, your colleagues and the university at risk of a lawsuit.

That means that “free” photo you pulled from the web could end up costing thousands of dollars.

Photographers, for the most part, own the rights to the work they share online, and when you take their photos without permission, you are stealing.

With so many options for finding free photos and images online, this should be easy to avoid.

Below are some helpful links, including a list of free and paid stock photo websites. Always remember to check credit information before using images from these sites.

How to search for free-use photos on Google

Fair use in the classroom


Free stock image sites:

Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org

Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org/

PIxabay https://pixabay.com/

Pexels https://www.pexels.com/


Paid sites:

Stock Unlimited https://www.stockunlimited.com

Shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com

iStockphoto https://www.istockphoto.com

Dreamstime https://www.dreamstime.com

Reminder: Lecture by visiting professor Zhou, Tomorrow April 16

Chinese Architecture and the Imperial Palace flyerThe Center for the Arts & Design is hosting a lecture on Chinese Architecture and the Imperial Palace. Professor Yaxin “Elaine” Zhou is an interior design professor visiting from Anhui Normal University. She will be speaking from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 in Disque Lecture Hall.

This lecture is free and everyone is invited. Space is limited so please email ude.uanerb@1samoht-snavep to secure your spot.