Leavell Reception moved to Walters Parlour

spacer Issue 244 September 2012 This...Is... Jeopardy! Let's show off our smarts! JEOPARDY is looking for full-time, active duty members of the U.S. Military to participate in an upcoming series on the show. An online test for interested candidates will be October 9. Candidates must pre-register for the test at the link below. Do you know any Brenau alumni who are active servicemen & women? Encourage them to participate! Find out more at: http://www.jeopardy.com/onlinetests/military/ Friday, September 28, 2012 No.13469 Congratulations Claudia George, today's Winner in the Campus Campaign Sweepstakes! Congratulations to Claudia George in Information Technology, the latest winner of a gift in the Campus Campaign! Claudia has won a beautiful lead crystal paperweight from Gem Jewelry in Gainesville. Linda Orenstein of Gem Jewelry is an alumna of Brenau and a loyal supporter of our University. Employee participation has reached 49% to date and we need your help to reach our goal of 100% this year! Please consider a gift of any size to benefit Brenau´s Annual Scholarship Fund and our students. See http://www.brenau.edu/giving/employee for more information. Friday, September 28, 2012 No.13459 Brenau Hosts National Tennis Tourney Qualifying Sets Brenau University will host the 2012 USTA/ITA regional tennis championships Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30, with singles and doubles matches that feature some of the top collegiate tennis players in the country. Play commences Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the Lessie Smithgall Tennis Center on the Brenau campus at nearby Longwood Park, located at 20 Pearl Nix Parkway NW in Gainesville, Ga. All matches are open to the public. The U.S. Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association-sanctioned event features players from eight institutions in the Southeast - Auburn University-Montgomery, Brenau, Belhaven University, Loyola University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Reinhardt College, William Carey University and Xavier University. Players participating include All-Americans Jade Curtis from AUM and Dominika Jasova from Brenau in the women´s matchups and Nicholas Pinones-Haltenhoff of AUM and William Carey´s Jody Claassen among the men. Winners in the regional tournament receive automatic bids to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics small college national championship in Mobile, Ala., scheduled for Oct. 13-15. Thursday, September 27, 2012 • No.13449 • Click for pdf file Breanu's Dominika Jasova was an All-America choice last season Best-selling Teen Sci-Fi Romance Novelist Ally Condie Appears at Brenau Ally Condie, the author of one of the hottest teen book series since the Twilight and The Hunger Games sagas, will appear at a special presentation at Brenau´s Pearce Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Brenau University´s historic Pearce Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Condie, whose dystopian saga Matched became an international best-seller when it was published in 2010, has been characterized in publicity as a cross between Brave New World and The Handmaid´s Tale. In the series all aspects of life are controlled by "The Society," a system in which everything from the food people eat to the music they hear has been pre-selected. It is the story of Cassia, a 17-year-old girl who´s spent her life waiting to learn who "The Society" will select as her ideal mate, only to find herself falling in love with someone else. The second book in the series, Crossed, also reached best-seller lists after its Nov. 1, 2011, publication. The trilogy concludes with Reached, scheduled to hit bookstores in November 2012. Dr. Ken Frank, chair of the humanities department at Brenau, says that Condie´s first novel was selected as the "common reader" as part of the first-year seminar required read for all freshmen at the Brenau Women´s College. "In addition to her meeting with Brenau students, it is our good fortune that Ms. Condie has also agreed to appear at the public presentation for entire community." Condie is part of a string of best-selling authors, including Kathryn Stockett (The Help) and Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns) who have appeared on campus through their involvement in the first-year seminar series. In addition to her auditorium talk, Condie will also sign books, which will be available for purchase, at the public event. Frank said that anyone can attend the event, including school groups and classes, but that non-reserved seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Condie, a favored speaker on college campuses and libraries around the country, received a degree in English teaching from Brigham Young University and spent a number of years teaching high school English in Utah and upstate New York. She lives with her husband and three sons outside of Salt Lake City. Disney optioned motion picture rights for Matched and signed David Slade (30 Days of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) to direct. Kieran and Michelle Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes 2) wrote the script. The company has not announced any casting or release date for the movie. For more information on the event call 770-534-6179 or e-mail wneveils@brenau.edu. Thursday, September 27, 2012 • No.13439 • Click for pdf file Fall Into A Healthy Lifestyle Oct. 9. And win valuable prizes! Brenau´s Staff Development Committee will hosts its annual health fair for all university employees on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby and Castelli Gallery at the Burd center on the Gainesville campus. "I can''t," one imaginary friend said when exposed to this news. "That is during my lunchtime." The response: No problem! Get a healthy lunch, provided by Aramark, at the Health Fair for just $4 (cash only). "But, I just can''t leave the office," another claimed. Yes, you can! In fact, leaving the office for the Health Fair now may prevent your staying out of the office later because you´re sick. So, stop by and learn what´s available for your wellness. There will be displays from local businesses and Brenau departments; Zumba demonstrations, blood pressure testing, osteoporosis testing , total cholesterol testing, glucose testing, chair massage, water bottle giveaway, and a drawing for an iPod Nano. Purchase a ticket in advance for the Grand Prize drawing and you will get a free ticket at the door to double your chances. Buy your $1 tickets from any Staff Development Committee member. Thursday, September 27, 2012 No.13429 And the winner is.... ? Thanks for supporting the campus campaign Congratulations to Janie McCoy, Health and Wellbeing, who is today´s winner of a special prize for participating in the Campus Campaign. Janie will receive a gift card from Book-a-Million. We will draw for another prize on Friday, so be sure to check Brenau Update to find out the name of our next lucky winner. If you have not yet signed up to participate in the Campus Campaign, send in your pledge form as soon as possible to be eligible to win other great prizes. We will draw for two prizes per week through Oct. 20. Also, be sure to check the "Why I Give" website at www.brenau.edu/giving/employee for up-to-date department percentages on our Competition page. Departments reaching 100% will receive special recognition at the end of the campaign. Several departments have already reached this goal - has yours? One clarification - for the jeans incentives, jeans and a Brenau shirt may be worn through the end of October 2013 as your payroll deduction for this year will conclude at that time. If you have questions about this year´s Campus Campaign, please contact Pam Fountain at 770-718-5333 or pfountain@brenau.edu. Wednesday, September 26, 2012 No.13419 Flu Season is Nigh! Luckily, Flu Shots are available. Flu season is fast approaching, and given the summer bugs that brought a lot of folk down, Human resources Director Kelley Maddox suggests all faculty, staff and students explore their options for flu shots as soon as possible. For those who have Brenau health insurance, shots are covered, if you get them through your physician´s office or at CVS Minute Clinics (the drug store chain´s Web site has a locater service at www.cvs.com/flu to help you find a store near you where you can get the shots). For those who do not have Brenau health insurance or who like prefer the convenience, Brenau´s Health Services on the Gainesville campus, in partnership with the Hall County Health Department, has a limited quantity of flu vaccine available by appointment for students, faculty and staff (18 and older) for $25 per injection. Call Health Services at 770-534-6135 for your appointment; no appointments will be made by e-mail. After you have your appointment, you can pay at the accounting office, located at 316 Boulevard, by cash, check of credit card, then take the receipt to Health Services at your appointed time. Flu shots are available through other drug stores, clinics and public health services. But neither these nor the Brenau Health Services shots are covered by Brenau group insurance. Monday, September 24, 2012 • No.13399 • Click for pdf file A Letter from Trustees Campaign Chair Lorry Schrage Dear Brenau Faculty and Staff, There are many reasons for Brenau´s forward momentum. Two of the most important are your good work, along with philanthropic support for the Campus Campaign. Whether you have been part of the Brenau community for many years or are new members this year, it is important for you to understand the importance of giving by our faculty and staff. Scholarships are absolutely essential to our students in today´s economy. Gifts from faculty and staff directly support scholarships at Brenau. Brenau seeks funding from foundations and other donors each year. These funders are impressed with your participation because it demonstrates that our faculty and staff support the university and take pride in being a part of its history. Giving by faculty and staff encourages others to give also. We have the ability to influence students, alumni, parents and friends of Brenau to support our university, its programs and our students. Last year 57% of Brenau faculty and staff participated in the Campus Campaign. This year we want to reach the goal of 100% participation campus-wide, and we cannot do this without your help. The size of the gift is not important - the fact that you give is important because you are saying that you believe in our university, believe in our students, and believe in our mission. Thank you for your loyal support of Brenau. Sincerely, Lawrence (Lorry) B. Schrage Chairman, 2012 Campus Campaign Brenau University Monday, September 24, 2012 • No.13389 • Click for pdf file WC '07 off-Broadway! Dance alumna Crystal Meyer will be performing in Casper's Fat Tuesday, a new off-Broadway show at the Gene Frankel Theatre at 24 Bond St in New York. Spread the word to your friends in NY or make a weekend getaway! Oct. 26 - 27 at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 - 28 at 2 p.m. Nov. 1 - 3 at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 - 4 at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 - 10 at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 - 11 at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 - 17 at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. http://www.genefrankeltheatre.com/ Monday, September 24, 2012 No.13379 Celebrate the Healers Thursday Morning Masters in the Art of Nursing: Healers Among Us Thurs. Sept. 27 from 8:00 a.m. - noon Brenau East, Whalen Auditorium. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Nursing Office Manager Janet Collier at 770.534.6206 or email jcollier@brenau.edu. Monday, September 24, 2012 • No.13369 • Click for pdf file Leaptrott and the DSO Assistant Professor of Music Ben Leaptrott performs Beethoven and Wagner with the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra on Tues. Oct. 2, 8:00 p.m., at the Marvin Cole Auditorium, Georgia Perimeter College Clarkston Campus. The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra is a member of the League of American Orchestras and the Atlanta Coalition for the Performing Arts. For tickets go to www.DeKalbSymphony.com or call 678.891.3565. Monday, September 24, 2012 • No.13359 • Click for pdf file Dance Matters Chair of Dance and Professor Vincas Greene just returned from the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) conference where he recorded and co-mediated a breakout group entitled Sustaining the artistic and scholarly purposes of dance: Strategic local decision-making. He will also working with a new group, Dance Upon Injustice, to raise awareness of human trafficking and funds for operations like Rahab''s Rope. At the Southern Region DMA (Dance Masters of America) convention Sept. 21 - 23, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Cassandra Alvarado participated as a guest artist and judge. Monday, September 24, 2012 No.13339 Writing Center Open House, with Goodies!! The Brenau University Writing Center invites you to join us for our Fall Open House on Thursday, September 27 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Come by to meet the tutors, learn about our services, and even pick up some free goodies. Refreshments will also be provided. The Writing Center is located in room 112 of the Trustee Library. Monday, September 24, 2012 No.13329 Heart in Hand Quilt Guild Exhibit Reception Tomorrow, Thurs. Sept. 20 Heart in Hand Quilt Guild Exhibit Sellars Gallery, Simmons Visual Arts Center Exhibit open from Sept. 10 - Oct. 28, 2012 Reception & Quilting Demonstration: Thurs., Sept. 20, 6:30-8 p.m. The Heart in Hand Quilt Guild of Dawsonville, Georgia was formed in 2003 and continues to have an active presence in the community. The members´ service projects range from making quilts for foster children and children in hospitals to creating larger quilts for returning servicemen and women. Free and open to the public. For info and hours call 770.534.6263 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • No.13319 • Click for pdf file Click the image above to download a flyer (PDF) Get Dinner at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday It´s Golden Tiger Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Gainesville! From 5 to 8 p.m. on Wed. Sept. 19, a percentage of all sales goes to support our swim team. Purchases must be made at the Chick-fil-A on 400 Pearl Nix Pkwy. at Shallowford Rd. in Gainesville. Go Tigers! Tuesday, September 18, 2012 • No.13309 • Click for pdf file Eat at Chick-fil-A on Wed. night and support Brenau Swimming! What do Golden Tigers and jeans have in common? How can your favorite pair of blue jeans help our students to pay tuition? Attend the Faculty and Staff meetings in Thurmond McRae Lecture Hall on September 20 to find out. Staff Meeting - 10:00 a.m. Faculty Meeting - 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012 No.13299 Free Gallery Opening Reception and Demonstration Mix, mingle, and explore critical thinking at the Palmetto Hands Fine Crafts Exhibition and Heart in Hand Quilt Guild demonstration. See regional crafts and learn about the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild of Dawsonville, Ga. The members´ service projects range from making quilts for foster children and children in hospitals to creating larger quilts for returning servicemen and women. The free opening reception will be Thurs. Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Sellars Gallery. Sellars gallery is next to Pearce Auditorium, at 200 Boulevard in Gainesville. For details go to http://www.brenau.edu/about-brenau-extraordinary/brenau-university-galleries/. Tuesday, September 18, 2012 • No.13289 • Click for pdf file Susan Lenz – Columbia, SC Handed Down, Mixed Media – Best in Show Click the image above for a show flyer (PDF) You Deserve a Break Today! This quote from Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald´s, says it all. "If you work just for money, you´ll never make it, but if you love what you´re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours." Our customers are our students. Your chance to help them on their way to success is coming Thursday Sept. 20. Please join us at the faculty and staff meetings in Thurmond McRae to learn how! Monday, September 17, 2012 No.13279 Leavell Reception moved to Walters Parlour
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Due to construction in Lockett Mitchell the retirement reception for Michelle Leavell has been moved to the Walters Parlour. The reception date and time remain unchange; 3:30 – 5 p.m, Sept. 21.

After 17 years at Brenau, Graduate Admissions Specialist Michelle Leavell, will officially retire Sept. 28 to spend more time with her family and travel more. Graduate Admissions Dean Christina White says we will celebrate “her work here that has enabled many students to achieve their dreams of a graduate degree” on Sept. 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. with a reception in Walters Parlour on the Gainesville campus. Mark your calendar to wish her well and congratulate her for her years of service to Brenau. R.S.V.P. by Sept. 19 to cwhite@brenau.edu.

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