Outstanding Faculty Awards Nominations due Sunday

Brenau University students, faculty and administrators with faculty rank may nominate one faculty member for each award category: one Ann Austin Johnston, one Vulcan Award and two Outstanding Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty Awards.

You will need to complete a separate submission for each person you nominate by Sunday, March 31.

Use this Formstack link: https://brenau.formstack.com/forms/outstanding_faculty_nomination

Lunch and Learn Thursday, March 28

Our last professional development Lunch and Learn session of this academic year is Gender in the Classroom: Continuing the Conversation,  led by our own Dr. Heather Hollimon, at 12:30 p.m. this Thursday, March 28, in the library or via Zoom.

We currently have five open seats remaining. The first five people to RSVP will get those seats/lunches. Once those seats are full, Zoom will be the only available option.

Those who RSVP will receive an email from Amy Goetz confirming their place, or they will receive the Zoom link if all seats are full.

This workshop continues the discussion begun in February by Dr. Cynthia Alby. We will work on the fourth component of her handout titled The Learning Environment and compose a list of activities/guidelines for creating an effective “contested space” in our classrooms. In preparation of the launch of The Women’s College, we will also discuss meaningful and innovative ways to meet the criteria of W courses.

Attendees need not have attended the February session to join us on March 28.

Join via Zoom at https://brenau.zoom.us/j/110086074.

Consider a ‘Walk and Talk’ for your next meeting

Brenau’s Wellness Committee wants to promote activity and productivity during your work day. Consider holding your next meeting during a quick walk around our beautiful campus.

According to researchers, just 30 minutes of walking each day can lead to a dramatic reduction in the risk of dementia, breast cancer, colon cancer and heart disease. Studies also show that walking can increase productivity, improve energy and engagement, and promote better communication.

See the attached PDF for more information.


Yucatan Photo Presentation and Contest, March 29

BY 340L in Tulum, Mexico
“Yucatan Jay” by Sophia Casey

Please join the Department of Math & Science for an exciting event.

All are invited to attend the Yucatan Photo Presentation and Contest at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 29 in room 10 of the science building.

BY 340L travel abroad students will present their top biological photos from our recent journey to the Yucatan Peninsula.

Cast your vote for the best photo! Winning photo will be printed and framed for permanent display in the science building.

For more information please contact Jessi Shrout at jshrout@brenau.edu.

Call for Research Symposium Moderators

The Research Symposium will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, April 5, and we are looking for moderators to help run the sessions.

Moderators are responsible for introducing the presenters, making sure they stay within their allotted amount of time, and asking a question or two to get some discussion going if there aren’t any questions coming from the audience.

Most sessions have three presentations and each session is 50 minutes long. Please contact Kelly Peters (kpeters1@brenau.edu) if you are interested in moderating one of the following sessions.

Patient Support PT 127, 1-1:50 p.m.

  • An Examination of the Correlates of Social Media Usage Among Older Adults
  • Cervical Cancer Incidences & Mortality Rates In African-American Women
  • Identifying Caregiver ADL Training Needs

Post-War Fashion Meeting Room A, 2-2:50 p.m.

  • 1920s Flapper Dress Reinterpreted
  • Practical Women’s Clothing: Comparing the Flapper Look and Utility Look
  • Women’s Daytime Dress 1941-1945

Economics PT 127, 2-2:50 p.m.

  • Impact of Exports and Imports on Economic Growth
  • Yield Spread as an Indicator of Investment Opportunity

Fashion Accessories Meeting Room A 3-3:50 p.m.

  • Headwear of the 20th Century
  • The Evolution of Swimwear in the 20th Century
  • Walking Through History: Changes in Women’s Spring and Summer Daytime
  • Shoes Sold in Sears Catalogs 1934-1955

Media PT 122, 3-3:50 p.m.

  • Exploration of Drag in TV and Film
  • Nuka Cola, Tourist’s Delight, and You! Apocalyptic Tourism and Critical
  • Dystopias in Post-9/11 Open World Video Games
  • The Endurance of Game Shows and Reality Tv in Global Media

Community Engagement PT 127, 3-3:50 p.m.

  • Beyond Dementia — Seeing, Caring, Connecting: education and conversation on how faith communities can support people with dementia and their caregivers
  • Hall County, GA Adult Community Health Snapshot — Phase 2
  • Year Two Results from the Gainesville-area Fall Prevention Expo

20th Century Fashion Meeting Room A, 4-4:50 p.m.

  • 20th-Century Fashion Illustrations
  • Re-Envisioning the Past: A 1930s Fashion Lookbook
  • Skirts of the 1950s: Circle Skirts, Poodle Skirts and Pencil Skirts

Environmental PT 122, 4-4:50 p.m.

  • Care and Maintenance Of Medicinal Leeches (Hirudo Medicinalis) Under Controlled Laboratory Conditions
  • The environmental impact of the tourism industry in the Yucatán Peninsula
  • The Plight of the Bumble Bee: What You Can Do to Help Bee and Pollinator Populations Survive

Workplace Environment PT 127, 4-4:50 p.m.

  • Establishing the need for a second victim’s support program at a metropolitan Atlanta hospital
  • Social Engagement in Educational Facility Design
  • The Involvement of Women in Motorsport Media

World Dance Showcasing GUMBOOT in Hopkins Dining Hall

World Dance Class students performing

The World Dance Class led by professor and Chair of the Department of Dance Madia Cooper-Ashirifi will be showing off their skills performing the South African dance, Gumboot. The showcase will take place at Hopkins Dining Hall at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, March 25.

Come and enjoy your lunch and some great entertainment!

EXHALE Dance Concert April 11-13

EXHALE flyerThe Department of Dance presents EXHALE, a senior thesis/guest artist concert at 7:30 p.m., April 11-13, at Hosch Auditorium.

This innovative and engaging concert will showcase works from senior dance majors Megan Watkins and Susan De Witt, faculty and nationally acclaimed guests artists Joshua Blake Carter from Gus Giordano II, Tiffanie Carson from CKM Dance Company, and Mallory Baxley from Zoetic Dance Ensemble. The concert will be a showcase of creative excellence, breathtaking performances and versatility from our talented artists.

General admission is $7. For seniors, children under 12, college students with a valid ID and Brenau alumni, it is $5. Free admission for Brenau faculty, staff and students with a valid ID. For more information, call 770-538-4764 or email danceinfo@brenau.edu.

Eggs, organic food plants will be focus of Nutrition and Wellness event March 27

Aisa Goforth, left, and Hannah Rucks-Zaoui at the greenhouse, part of the BUGS Garden.

Did you know that eggs have a nutritional value even after you’re done eating them?

The Brenau University Garden Society (BUGS) will show a creative way to use eggs for preventing blossom end rot and producing better quality fruit. Talks by senior Hannah Rucks-Zaoui and sophomore Aisa Goforth are part of the National Wellness Month “Eggs in the Garden” event at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, in front of Hopkins Dining Hall.

Employees can earn one wellness point by attending. The event is a collaboration between BUGS, Hall County Master Gardeners, the Brenau Wellness Committee and the Office of Human Resources.

Master Gardener Don Linke assists BUGS members with project planning in the greenhouse.

In addition to practical demonstrations of mulching eggshells or even using them as planting vessels, local Master Gardener and dietitian Annette Hinton is showing her technique for preparing healthy egg frittata with organically grown, pesticide-free vegetables contributed by the BUGS garden on campus.

This is an opportunity to meet students of the garden club, chat with Master Gardeners, learn about excellent nutrition and pick up tips for growing food as well as preparing it.

“We’re very excited about showing some of the BUGS products again,” said Rucks-Zaoui, the club’s president. “Producing your own food is a skill that students learn for life. But what’s even better is when you produce it without chemicals, and that’s one of our main rules at the campus garden.”

“The Hub at the High” Classroom Space for Affiliate Partners at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

The High Museum of Art classroomThe High Museum of Art has finished work on a classroom space attached to the side of the museum on Arts Center Way Northeast in Atlanta.

This space is free for Affiliate Member Institutions like Brenau to use. If you are interested in taking a trip to the High Museum with students, you can arrange to have this classroom space at your disposal 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is equipped with tables, chairs, whiteboards, a restroom and a small kitchenette. It is also available for events, pending approval from the High.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or would like to reserve the space, contact Nichole Rawlings at nrawlings@brenau.edu or 770-534-6181.

A Frozen Ballet March 22-24

Anna and Elsa hug Olaf in Frozen balletThere’ll be magic, there’ll be fun!

The Gainesville Ballet Company will present an encore performance of A Frozen Ballet by award-winning choreographer Kassandra Taylor-Newberry March 22-24 in Pearce Auditorium.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. March 22; 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 23; and 2 p.m. March 24. Tickets are $14-28 and can purchased at gainesvilleballet.tix.com.

For more information: 770-532-4241 or gbcinfo@gainesvilleballet.org.