Four-Hand Duet Piano Concert Aug. 29

Keith and Priscilla Jefcoat invite you to an evening of beautiful four-hand piano music at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, in Pearce Auditorium.

Come listen to classical pieces by Mozart, Fauré, Mendelsshon, MacDowell and more.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call 770-538-4764.

David Miller to star in Steve Martin’s ‘Brightstar’ at Holly Theater

Cast ad crew list of "Brightstar"David Miller, professor of health care administration in the College of Business & Communication, will play Mayor Josiah Dobbs in the Holly Theater production of Steve Martin’s Brightstar.

As the play’s antagonist, Miller describes his character as “unrepentant and without salvation.” Tickets are on sale at

Author Jacquelyn Down Hall appearance and book signing Sept. 4

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.

Wellness Donations needed for Pennie Eddy

Pennie Eddy, assistant professor of accounting and undergraduate chair for business, will be undergoing open heart surgery the first week of September.

Pennie will be out of the office for an extended period of time and will use up all of her wellness leave. If you would like to donate time, please contact Kelly Maddox in HR at ude.uanerb@xoddamk.

Join a Small Biz Success Power Session, Aug. 22

Business Incubator at Brenau University

Business Incubator at Brenau University

Join us as the Business Incubator at Brenau University hosts Home-Based Business Half-Day Power Session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at Brenau East.

Don’t go it alone! Take part in this information-packed power session where focus will be placed on challenges, opportunities and the potential pitfalls of running a business from your home.

Session content will include:

  • Setting Up for Success
  • Insurance, taxes and record-keeping
  • Financing, funding and financials
  • Marketing for the best results

For more information, including costs and discounts, go to

Get a Chinese name in the Chinese Culture Center at the Wages House Aug. 22

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.

If you have any questions, contact Mandy Bartell at ude.uanerb@lletrabm or Mary Johnson at ude.uanerb@3nosnhojm.

Gay Baldwin completes additional wellness coach training

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.

Newly-named North Hall Lawn available for reservations

The area between the Tea Room and Executive Suite is now named North Hall Lawn, per suggestions from administration, and the space is available for reservations.

If a faculty or staff member would like to rent the space, go to The space is under the Pearce/Bailey Complex in the Rentable Spaces view in EMS.

North Hall Lawn is centrally located, well-lit and has access to electricity, Tea Room refreshments, chairs, tables and restrooms.

Matthews stationery price list

All standard Brenau University stationery should be ordered from Matthews Printing.

The attached Matthews stationery price list (PDF) includes prices for different amounts of business cards, envelopes, mailing labels and folded note cards. Click the link for more information.

All-University Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 20

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.