Interior Design Retrospective Opening, Reception for Lynn Jones TODAY at 5 p.m.

Professor of Interior Design Lynn Jones speaks during the Interior Design Retrospective at the Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Gainesville, Ga. Photo by Jason Getz / Brenau University

Professor of Interior Design Lynn Jones speaks during the Interior Design Retrospective at the Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Gainesville, Ga. Photo by Jason Getz / Brenau University

Please join us this evening, April 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Leo Castelli Gallery to celebrate the opening of “20 I 30 I 45,” a special exhibition highlighting the history of the Interior Design Department at Brenau and honoring Lynn Jones for her 30 years of service.

Please stop by to wish Lynn a happy retirement! For more information, contact Allison Lauricella at 770-534-6263 or at

Brenau Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence at Honors Convocation

Cierra Franklin receives the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Scholarship during the Brenau University Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 12, 2018. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau University recognized 68 students for their outstanding academic achievements during the annual Honors Convocation Thursday, April 12, in Pearce Auditorium. The ceremony honors the top Brenau scholars across all disciplines, from the arts to health sciences to business majors, and it recognizes the dedicated work of all students and faculty that makes Brenau a great institution of higher education.

“Everyone here today is essential to our vibrant traditions,” said Provost Jim Eck. “We have a distinguished faculty that attracts fantastic students. Today’s ceremony conveys our sense of pride in our Brenau University students.”

To read the full release, see “Brenau Awards Students for Academic Excellence at Honors Convocation” on Brenau’s main website.

Lori Gann-Smith’s Going Away Party, April 24

Lori Gann Smith Retirement Party Flyer (information represented in body text)The Art & Design Department invites you to come and celebrate on Tuesday, April 24, as Lori Gann-Smith sets off on new adventures. The party will be held in the Fashion Lab at Burd, room 302 from 3:30-5 p.m.

2018-19 Venue and Room Reservation Requests

As this academic year begins to wrap up and plans for 2018-19 begin to take form, please request your event date and venue in advance with this handy form.

The Brenau calendar fills up quickly, so prepare to offer optional dates and locations for the desired departmental event. Please call Event Services at 770-534-8420 after May 7, with any questions regarding the fall 2018 or spring 2019 calendar.

DPT Capstone Poster Presentation, April 19

The Department of Physical Therapy invites students, faculty and staff to review the capstone project posters of the first graduating physical therapy class. Some of the research included low-back pain, post-stroke rehab, obesity and caregiver health.

They will be on display at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, meeting room B, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 19.

Faculty, Staff Invited to “Adulting” Workshops

April 19 Adulting 101 flyerThe Brenau Wellness Committee & the Staff Development Committee would like to invite all faculty and staff to a couple of workshops regarding personal finances.

From 1-2 p.m. this Thursday, April 19, Brenau’s Financial Advisory Partner will have consultant Kelly Ann Goekjian from Cannon Financial present an “Adulting 101” presentation in Thurmond McRae speaking on the following topics:

  • Budgeting
  • Saving for your first home
  • Student loans and credit card debt
  • How to start saving: bank savings accounts and retirement
  • How Cannon Financial can help

As a follow up, on May 3, “Adulting 102” will be offered from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Thurmond McRae. Guest speakers will be Dr. Humnath Panta and Dr. Arun Narayanasamy from the College of Business and Mass Communication. Please mark your calendars and join us for a wealth of information that benefits us all.

Nu Gamma Induction Ceremony

On Sunday, April 15, the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing’s Nu Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International nursing honor society inducted 15 undergraduate and graduate nursing students. The induction speaker, Dr. Shena Gazaway, is a Brenau alumna as well as the Region 7 Coordinator for STTI.

Gazaway provided an inspirational message to the new Nu Gamma members. She also presented Dr. Dina Hewett, director of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing, with a plaque for Nu Gamma’s 25-year anniversary as a chapter with STTI. Dr. Sandra Greniewicki, who was unable to attend, was honored as one of the original founders of the Nu Gamma Chapter. The school of nursing will proudly post this 25th year plaque at Brenau East with the Nu Gamma Charter certificate.

Reminder: BOTSA Bruster’s Percentage Night, April 16

The Brenau Occupational Therapy Student Association (BOTSA) is hosting a fundraising percentage night at Bruster’s in Gainesville on Monday, April 16, from 6 -9 p.m. Coupon books will also be available at Bruster’s that night for $10. Please come enjoy ice cream and support BOTSA.

Spectrum Singers and Vocal Chamber Ensemble Concert Tuesday, April 17

Bobby Ivey directs the Vocal Chamber Ensemble at Pearce Auditorium during "Concerts Connecting Cultures...Get Your Passport Ready!" presented by the Brenau University Department of Music.

The Spectrum Singers and Vocal Chamber Ensemble, directed by Bobby Ivey, will perform songs of unity and freedom in the final Department of Music concert of the semester, “One Nation, One People.”

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in Pearce Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Collaborative Gallery and Dance Event on Saturday, April 14

As part of Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day the Department of Dance’s Composition 1 choreographers will perform during the opening reception of the Brenau Collaborative at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.

The Brenau Collaborative combines the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition and Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibition of the Art & Design and Interior Design Departments with the Senior Exhibition Fashion Show from Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising students.

The first dance performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the President’s Gallery; the second presentation will begin immediately after the first at approximately 5:50 p.m. in Sellars Gallery.

This collaborative event is free and open to the public.