Stretch studio held by Department of Physical Therapy, Sept. 27

Please consider participating in our first-year Department of Physical Therapy student-run stretch studio Friday, Sept. 27. We are inviting employees of Brenau, community members, and former and current Brenau faculty practice patients and their caregivers to participate.

We will have two sessions from 9:45-10:45 a.m. and 10:45-11:45 a.m. in the physical therapy department lobby at the Brenau Downtown Center. Students will be supervised by DPT faculty.

Students will provide basic manual stretching to participants for areas of need and also provide a handout of recommended stretches for participants to perform on their own.

Slots are limited to 10 participants per session. Please use the link below to complete the form if you would like to attend.

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Alumni & Friends Reception with President Skleder Oct. 8

Reception flyerThe Alumni & Friends Reception with President Anne Skleder will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Lockett-Mitchell Parlour.

Join us on the historic Gainesville campus for a chance to meet and get to know our 10th president. You will be able to share what drew you to Brenau in the first place and why you still love it today.

RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 2, at brenau.edu/alum/events. For more information call 770-538-4440.

Jacksonville campus hosts LifeSouth Blood Drive

The Jacksonville campus hosted a blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 17, through the local LifeSouth Community Blood Center. Five participants were able to donate whole blood, which means up to 15 lives can be saved through their donations!

If you have someone or have ever known someone who required blood for a life threatening condition, you understand how important this can be to that person and their family. We hope you will consider donating blood at the Gainesville campus September blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Sellars Gallery. There will be free doughnuts and pizza. Sign up prior to the event, donate and get a $5 gift card to Walmart.

Library Game Night Sept 24

Library Game Night flyerThe library is hosting game night from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. We will provide snacks and games, including everything from Mario Kart and Dungeons and Dragons to board games, coloring pages, card games and more.

You are welcome to bring in your own games, including video game consoles. Everyone — students, faculty and staff — is welcome.

Second annual Carnival Week at the North Atlanta campus

Carnival Week table

Ice cream van at Carnival Week.With such a great turnout last year, the North Atlanta campus decided to bring back Carnival Week!

From Sept. 18-21, the North Atlanta campus celebrated its second annual Carnival Week. Brenau students and staff members were treated with carnival themed goodies, such as novelty ice cream, cotton candy and assorted popcorn.

Heather Ross elected for GPT-PAC Board of Trustees

Heather RossHeather Ross, Physical Therapy Department chair, has been named as a trustee to the inaugural Board of Trustees for the Georgia Physical Therapy-Political Action Committee (GPT-PAC).

Ross joins a group of peers to focus on advocacy of the Physical Therapy profession in the state of Georgia.

Blood Drive Sept. 24

The September blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Sellars Gallery. There will be free doughnuts and pizza. Sign up prior to the event, donate and get a $5 gift card to Walmart.

The American Red Cross is making an urgent call for blood and platelet donations of all blood types to help combat a blood shortage. Hurricane Dorian caused blood bank donations to drop by the thousands. Currently there is a critical need for all blood types and we would like to showcase Brenau as a considerable source for blood donations.

Please donate to Campus Campaign 2019

Thank you to all who have already participated in the annual Campus Campaign. We need each and every one of you to maintain 100% giving!

For those who have not participated yet, visit the link below to make your contribution, or email Tiffany Greene at ude.uanerb@4eneergt or Carrie Williams ude.uanerb@7smailliwc with any questions.

Learn about pledge rewards and watch a video of Dr. Skleder talking about the Campus Campaign at docs.google.com/document/d/17vRVb8XqwxPmahrj2L6eicKkS-o7QSIhT50T8MJj_C8/edit?usp=sharing.

Make your Campus Campaign contribution at docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpzcouTImRlEhwfKs_ZcuIXX7U6wA_tSKrzGEA3sGzqyk3gQ/viewform

Retirement reception for Joseph Greene Sept. 27

Retirement flyerThe Ivester College of Health Sciences and the Department of Math & Science will host a retirement reception honoring Joseph Greene at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in Lockett-Mitchell Parlour.

Greene has given the university over 35 years of his time and talents. He has been an indispensable colleague across all of his years of service to the university and has taught across the curriculum in the department, including multiple levels of chemistry, mathematics and physical science including physics.

His pedagogical approaches focus on critical thinking and problem solving development rather than rote memorization. This approach has both challenged and transformed the many students he has taught over the last 35 years. His winning smile and playful sense of humor have delighted students and flummoxed colleagues for decades. He has remained, throughout his tenure at Brenau, a warm, supportive and kind colleague that we will dearly miss.

We know that his retirement years will be spent surrounded by his family, children and grandchildren along with his ever-present garden.

Staff Development Committee is Hosting “De-Stress Cafe” on Sept.26

The beginning of fall semester brings busy schedules and extra stress, but the Staff Development Committee is here to help.

SDC invites all faculty and staff to a “De-Stress Cafe” from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Sellars Gallery. Drop by to enjoy free coffee and tea, coloring activities and a relaxing environment to catch up with colleagues. Feel free to drop in at your convenience and recharge to tackle the rest of the semester!