Eminent historian and best-selling author Jacquelyn Dowd Hall will be reading from her new book, “Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Quiet Zone in the Brenau Trustee Library.
Hall’s book tells the story of two of Brenau’s most famous — and infamous — alumnae, the Lumpkin sisters, Grace and Katharine.
A book signing and reception will follow. University Archives will also present an exhibition of campus life during the Lumpkin sisters’ years at Brenau. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Whitney Neveils at 770-534-6179 or ude.uanerb@ttecsuafw.
Meet with some of our new students from Anhui Normal University at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in the Chinese Culture Center at the Wages House on Academy Street and they will work with you to craft your new Chinese name.
Brenau University Counselor Gay Baldwin recently completed wellness coach training, for which she received a $1,500 scholarship. The training offered by the University of Georgia Fontaine Center covered the pressing issues college students navigate and come to wellness coaching to address.
Wellness coaching, evidence-based focus on behavioral change, is a holistic approach that equips students by supporting self-efficacy, resilience and goal-setting from an empathetic and client-centered approach. It offers students an opportunity to seek a positive mindset regarding time management skills, academic concerns, self-esteem, adjustment to college life, everyday anxiety and to discuss their aspirations as students at Brenau University. Coaching also provides a healthy perspective regarding lifestyle management, wellness and nutrition, behavioral health and communication skills.
All faculty and staff should plan to attend the universitywide meeting on Tuesday, August 20, at the Downtown Center Theatre on the Square. Beverages will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m., and the meeting will begin at 9 a.m.