One of our Brenau family members, Kali Shultz, a sophomore softball player, needs our thoughts and prayers. On May 20 while skate boarding, she fell and hit her head which caused bleeding in her brain. She was in a coma for a few weeks and since is slowly coming out of it. Doctors aren’t sure what damage has been done, if any, since she’s not speaking or walking yet.
Dance adjunct Christen Weimer was recently featured on the DIYDancer website sharing how she has used her passion for movement and dance to help heal victims of sex trafficking, particularly through working with the organization Wellspring Living.
Christen presented her most recent project earlier this month – a benefit concert to raise money and awareness for Wellspring Living. Two Brenau dance majors, Myles Jones and Lathan Roberts, were cast in her piece “Ajna” and performed at the event.
There are 15 afternoon appointments available on a first-come, first-serve basis for chair massages Wednesday, June 20, on the Gainesville historic campus. Each massage lasts for 10 minutes. To claim one of the appointments please be one of the first 15 to email Kelley Maddox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brenau Student Services will host its first ever First Generation Student event July 19-20 marketed as BE FIRST. BU.
This includes inviting our first generation students enrolling in the day program to attend Brenau for an overnight stay so they can connect and learn more about life at Brenau and its campus. A first generation student is defined as a student where neither parent/guardian holds a bachelor’s degree.
If you are a staff member or faculty member that is a first generation student, please contact Jessica Bowling so you can receive a first generation t-shirt. We ask that you wear your shirt on Thursday, July 19. Students will have different activities throughout the day as well as visit various departments on campus. We want them to be inspired by our very own Brenau family that are first gen!
Brenau University’s Department of Physical Therapy has been accepted to be a part of a medical service trip for the week of June 24-29 of this year. The program is a multi-disciplinary trip to provide much needed medical services to migrant farm workers and their families in the Moultrie, Georgia area.
Twelve doctoral students will be going as part of a physical therapy team and will be joined by students from other universities in other disciplines such as nursing, dental hygiene and pharmacy. All the teams are supervised by qualified faculty.
The student team is soliciting donations to help defray the cost of the trip and are asking you to consider donating to this effort. All donations will go directly to defraying student costs such as lodging, meals and transportation. We are looking to raise $3500 and are about half-way there.
Please strongly consider supporting our team in this endeavor. All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
If you would like to donate please follow these steps:
Beginning this weekend, over 150 participants in the North Georgia School of Gospel Music and more than 50 dancers with the Brenau Dance Intensive and Gainesville Ballet move onto campus through June 22. Camp classes and activities are scheduled in Pearce Auditorium, the Burd Center, Owens Building, Thurmond McRae Auditorium, the SUB, gymnasium, amphitheater and all dance studios. Camp Jam and the International Ballet Intensive arrive June 24. Brenau Athletics will host tennis and soccer day camps as well.
Please be aware of first-time residential guests and foot traffic on campus.
Dorothy Pritchett York, mother of Brenau Chief of Staff Jody Wall, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, at the age of 89.
Funeral services will be Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m., at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, in Demorest, Georgia. Interment will follow in Habersham Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 9, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
“She was my example in life,” Wall said of her mother. “She taught me everything.”
Panelists at the Jacksonville campus seminar provide insight on workplace issues in the 21st century.
On June 1, the Jacksonville campus hosted a seminar, Workplace Issues in the 21st Century, for area HR and business professionals. Through a panel discussion and multiple breakout sessions, Brenau instructors and business and education partners from the Jacksonville community addressed the topics of Building a Strong Workforce: Trends and Challenges; Workplace Harassment – Then and Now; Managing the Multi-generational Workforce; Challenges of an Educated Workforce; and Truths About Unconscious Bias in the Workplace. The well-attended event received excellent reviews.