Spring Break Hours for the Trustee Library

Spring Break Hours TableThe Trustee Library will be open Monday through Wednesday next week, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the spring break holiday.

Learn The Hustle on Get Up and Move Monday, Feb. 26!

Lainey Kennedy and Danielle Miller will be leading a mini dance lesson on how to do the classic disco Hustle with the help of YouTube and lots of caffeine. Please come join us from 12-1 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, get out of your routine and get moving!

Child Models Needed for Annual Fashion Show

Fashion Design students designing children’s wear for the annual fashion show on Saturday, April 14, are seeking female models ages 4-6. If you have a little girl in your life that would be interested, please contact Lori Gann-Smith at lgann-smith@brenau.edu.

‘Creating a Culture of Integrity’ Lunch and Learn, Tuesday, March 27

Byron P. McCrae, vice president for student life and dean of students at Davidson College in North Carolina will present “Creating a Culture of Integrity” at the next Lunch and Learn at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 in the Trustee Library room 116.

The workshop will focus on the college’s honor code implementation and how their honor court system has led them to create a campus culture that embraces personal responsibility and integrity.

“I have been fortunate to work with remarkable students – so many of them leaders and change-makers – during my career in higher education,” McCrae said. “In each of my positions in education and in my volunteer work, I have been inspired by what students and young alumni have accomplished as artists, educators, public servants, scientists and innovators in other fields.”

RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSNv4RyK7hEHbanOHjEudl7ZRyOGn2vB4h_Stslu7FBoiIxA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Heart Smart Dining Day Tomorrow, Feb. 23. Bring your Recipes!

Don’t forget to bring your recipes tomorrow and meet at Hopkins Dining Hall at noon for our Heart Smart Dining Day! Join us for a demonstration of how to prepare healthy meals and sample heart healthy foods.

Eating a heart-healthy diet is important for managing your blood pressure and reducing your risk of heart attack, stroke and other health threats.

Lunch in the dining hall is available for faculty and staff for the discounted price of $5.

Employees who participate will receive one Activity Point toward the Wellness Participation Program for a chance to win a cash prize at the end of the year.

Celebrate Greek International Badge Day on March 5, 2018

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Brenau Greek Life will be celebrating International Badge Day on Monday, March 5, in Yonah Lobby from noon to 2 p.m. Students, faculty and staff that are members of Greek organizations are invited to stop by during that time to enjoy activities, light refreshments and fellowship with one another as we celebrate the rich history of Greek Life and wear our badges with pride. Greek members are also encouraged to share pictures on social media with the hashtag #badgeday18 or share your story of what Greek membership means to you with #iwearabadge. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Lauren Bell at lbell2@brenau.edu.

High Museum Student Internship Application is Live

Information on summer internships at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta is now available at high.org/teens-and-college/summer-internships. Brenau University is given one summer internship spot as a part of our Affiliate Agreement.

Please note the deadline for submitting an application is Friday, March 23.

Some other important things to note:

  • Brenau is guaranteed one summer internship spot. All students are welcome to apply, and additional Brenau students past the one selected may still be considered within the general application pool.
  • Students should fill out a separate application for each department they are interested in, and Nichole Rawlings recommends selecting their top two or three departments. Students should tailor their personal statement to each department in the respective application.
  • This year, each intern will receive a stipend of $500 to help with parking, transportation, etc.
  • The opportunity is open to rising juniors and seniors and graduating seniors.
  • Students must have a resume, personal statement and one letter of recommendation. The letter must be emailed directly from the writer to High staff (indicated on the application page).

For any questions, contact Nichole Rawlings at nrawlings@brenau.edu.

Calling all Runners and Walkers: Register today for the Dempsey Dash 5K!

Dempsey Dash Banner

Calling all runners or walkers! Register for the Dempsey Dash 5K on Brenau’s Gainesville campus, at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 10. Employees who participate will receive five Activity Points toward the Wellness Participation Program with a cash prize at the end of the year.

Go to brenau.edu/dempsey-dash for a course map, photos from last year’s event and more information. Online registration is available at runsignup.com/Race/GA/Gainesville/DempseyDash5K. Pre-register by Tuesday, Feb. 27 to be guaranteed a T-shirt!

Brenau University Hunger Awareness Week

Brenau’s Staff Development Committee would like to invite you to participate in our Hunger Awareness Week, taking place the week of March 5. Events are scheduled throughout the week, including a speaker, food drive competition, Bowl Painting events and a community service day at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

The week will kick off with a talk by Kay Blackstock, Director of the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, in Thurmond McRae, followed by a screening of the documentary “Hunger in America” at 6:30 p.m.

From 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, and from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, opportunities will be available to paint “empty bowls” for the Empty Bowl Luncheon, an annual fundraiser benefiting the food bank. The cost is $8 per bowl, which will feed up to 100 people.

Finally, from 1-3 p.m. Friday, March 9, Brenau will hold a Community Service Event at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, and all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate.

Sign up by Wednesday, March 7, for this volunteer opportunity at www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=386706330. List “Brenau University” as the group name. Some transportation will be available.

The Staff Development Committee thanks you for your support of these important events during our Hunger Awareness Week!

University-wide Competitive Food Drive

Georgia Mountain Food Bank LogoBrenau’s Staff Development Committee will be holding a food drive competition from Monday, March 5, through Friday, March 8, leading up to our Community Service Day at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank on Friday, March 9.

We will have small group (eight or fewer people) and large group (more than eight people) categories, so sign up by department, sorority, organization or create your own team. Let’s see who can collect the most food for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank!

Team registration will be open from Thursday, Feb. 22, through Tuesday, March 6.

Enter your team’s information on the Food Drive Sign up sheet at docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M1oklZr0QiBhQod4CF5RRGssbabYhxIOyvKItzFeIf8/edit?usp=sharing or email Kelly Peters at kpeters1@brenau.edu with your team’s details and preferred collection location.

Teams will receive points based on their contributions. Most food item donations will receive one point each. Any donations of items on the Georgia Mountain Food Banks’ most needed list will receive two points each, and each package of ramen noodles will cost the team one point.

Most Needed Food Items

  • Canned fruit (no sugar added)
  • Oatmeal (low sugar)
  • Cereal (low sugar)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly (low sugar)
  • Canned meat [chicken, tuna, roast beef]
  • Canned meals [i.e. Chef Boyardee]
  • Pasta (wholegrain preferred)
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned vegetables (low sodium)
  • Beans
  • Rice

Information is also available on the food drive flyer (PDF). Please contact Kelly if you have any questions about this event.