‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ Stage Tour Tuesday, March 28

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance will present a stage tour of its upcoming spring play “Peter and the Starcatcher” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, in the Ed Cabell Theatre at the University of North Georgia. The stage tour is free and open to the public.

“Peter and the Starcatcher” will run April 11-22 in the Ed Cabell Theatre. Join us on a quest to answer the question: How did Peter become the boy who never grew up?

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” the prequel to “Peter Pan,” takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. In this Tony Award-winning play with music, a dozen actors play more than 100 characters using ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination. The play is based on the similarly named novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and adapted for the stage by Rick Elise. Rated PG-13.

Brenau faculty, staff and students with a valid ID may purchase $5 tickets to GTA performances for themselves and their household. Some performance nights are also free for Brenau faculty, staff and students. Brenau faculty, staff and student tickets may be purchased by calling the box office  two weeks before opening night of the performance.

General ticket prices for performances are as follows: adults $18-20; seniors $16-18; $12-14 depending on seat locations.

For more information on the stage tour and performances, call 678-717-3624 or visit www.gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org.

‘The Raven and the Nightingale’ April 6-9

The GTA Discovery Series brings to life a lesser known but powerful story of the remarkable women of the Trojan War with “The Raven and the Nightingale,” an original Greek tragedy by Gay H. Hammond. The production runs from April 6-9, at 7:30 p.m. at Brenau’s Theatre on the Square, 301 Main St. SE.

Cast and crew members will speak on how they recognized and internalized the characters and story during a talk back session following the Friday, April 7, performance.

The performances are free and open to the public, with general admission seating on a first-come-first-seated basis.  Patrons can get vouchers beginning at 6:30 p.m. the night of each performance to guarantee their seats. The theater doors will open at  7:10 p.m.

Visit http://blog.ung.edu/gta/performances/gta-discovery-series/ to learn more about the play and the GTA Discovery Series.

Join the Walking Group

The  Office of Human Resources encourages you to take the first step to a healthier life by participating in the Walking Group, derived from the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day.

The kick-off for this program will be held on Friday, April 21. Participants are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. This can be your first step toward a longer, stronger and healthier life.

Each week you participate, your name will be entered in the drawing for a cash prize for the wellness participation contest in November. Find out more at Heart.org/NationalWalkingDay or Heart.org/Walking.

To join the Brenau Walking Group, please contact Kelley Maddox at kmaddox@brenau.edu.

Eli Daniel Named NAIA National Pitcher of the Week

Brenau's Eli Daniel pitches during a Brenau softball game against Brewton-Parker College on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Pacolet Milliken Field at the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau's Eli Daniel pitches during a Brenau softball game against Brewton-Parker College on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Pacolet Milliken Field at the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Freshman biology major Eli Daniel from Locust Grove, Georgia, was named NAIA National Pitcher of the Week for her performance the week of March 13-19, 2017.

Daniel is 22-2 with a 0.36 ERA and has helped her team to a No. 8 national ranking in the first 2017 NAIA Softball Coaches’ Poll. She was also named Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for the fifth consecutive week in a row.

To read the Gainesville Times’ article about Daniel, go to http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/176/article/122544/.

Nominate Faculty for Outstanding Faculty Awards

Brenau students, faculty and staff are asked to nominate faculty members for each of the three Outstanding Faculty Awards: Ann Austin Johnston Award, Vulcan Award and Part-time Faculty Award.

You can only use the voting link for one person and one award at a time.

Use the full-time faculty list to vote for the Ann Austin Johnston and Vulcan Awards and the part-time faculty list to vote for the Outstanding Part-time Faculty Award.

The deadline to vote is end-of-day Monday, April 3. Vote and see more details at https://brenau.formstack.com/forms/outstanding_faculty_nomination.

Sarah Davis Joins Staff of the Center for Health and Wellbeing

Brenau nurse Sarah Davis

Brenau nurse Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis is Brenau’s new university nurse practitioner in the Center for Health and Wellbeing, which is open and ready for business again.

Davis grew up and currently resides in Buford, Georgia. She attended the Medical College of Georgia for her undergraduate work and earned a MSN from Georgia State in 2012. Before coming to Brenau, she worked five years as a nurse practitioner at the Gwinnett County Detention Center, as well as in an OBGYN office in Athens for a year and a half.

In her spare time, she loves doing arts and crafts with her six-year-old daughter and her nine-month-old son.

The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m – 5 p.m. (closed from 12 – 1 p.m. for lunch) and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Retirement Fee Leveling Disclosure

TIAA Cref has updated it’s fee structure for retirement accounts. For detailed information about these changes please read the Fee Leveling Disclosure 3.20.17 PDF. No action is required on your part.


For Sale: Queen Bed, Margaitaville Maker and Popcorn Machine

For sale: Metal Queen Bed with new pillow top mattress and box spring. The mattress has only been slept on a couple of times and had a protector on it.

Also for sale are an Elite Classic Kettle Popcorn Maker and a Margaritaville Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker.

If anyone is interested in purchasing any of these items, contact Kayla Fritz at kmoore5@brenau.edu.


Friday’s Women’s Leadership Colloquium Available to Stream Online

Mary Kathryn Wells smiles while she is introduced by her friend Ktie Mitchell during the 4th Annual Women's Leadership Colloquium on Friday, March 17, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Congratulations to the Women’s College on a successful fourth annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium Friday.

The event, organized by the Women’s College, included successful female leaders sharing their career stories, passion and advice for others who aspire to lead. The guest presenters included keynote speaker Catherine Dixon, a principal at ghSMART; Mary Kathryn Wells, chief executive officer of Wells Marketing Agency; Kelley Castlin-Gacutan, educational consultant and former superintendent of Birmingham City Schools; Amy Whitley, retired vice president of human resources and chief diversity and inclusion officer for UPS; and retired Rear Adm. Patty Wolfe of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps.

Dixon challenged the young women in the audience to identify their true strengths and know the origins of those strengths. She said there is a positive side to struggle and adversity, an idea echoed by Wells.

Wells, the Brenau Alumni Association guest lecturer, discussed the roles both luck and skill played in her career. “It takes a bit of both to be successful,” Wells said.

If you missed colloquium, you can view video of the full program online.

View photos and a full story from the event at https://www.brenau.edu/news/fourth-annual-womens-leadership-colloquium-features-all-star-panel-of-speakers/

Fairburn Hosts Meet-and-Greet with Dr. Schrader, March 21

The South Atlanta Campus of Brenau University on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Fairburn, Ga.

The South Atlanta Campus of Brenau University on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Fairburn, Ga.

The Fairburn campus is welcoming Dr. Schrader for a conversation and reception 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 21 on the South Atlanta campus.

Fairburn students are welcome to attend.