If you haven’t heard the many ghost stories from campus or are interested in others in the community, the Gainesville Times recently released a podcast about the “Ghosts of Gainesville” with a special guest, our very own Kathy Amos.
Did you know faculty, staff and students can get free tickets to select Gainesville Theatre Alliance weekday performances and $5 tickets to all others? If you’ve ever wondered how to order tickets to a GTA production as a faculty or staff member, here’s what you need to know.
These discounted rates to MainStage shows for faculty and staff open two weeks before the show. The best way to ensure you receive your Brenau faculty/staff discounts is to call the GTA box office at 678-717-3624 when that two-week window opens. This school year, that means you can get your discounted rates to The Wizard of Oz beginning Monday, Oct. 22, Noises off and Men on Boats beginning Jan. 28, and Cabaret beginning March 25 – and since most GTA performances sell out, you should call on those dates, before tickets are gone.
When the two-week window opens, free campus tickets are available for Preview Performances (the day before opening night, usually a Monday), the Wednesday and Thursday performances of the first week of a production, and the Tuesday and Wednesday performances of the second week. For The Wizard of Oz, free dates are Nov. 5, 7, 8, 13 and 14.
To guarantee seats, especially for high demand weekend performances, faculty and staff can create half-price, custom Season Packages of any two or more shows at any time – totaling about $100 for two tickets to every show.
A warm reminder that you are welcome to join us for the ForeverGold Celebration the evening of Saturday, Oct. 20, on the front lawn of the historic Gainesville campus.
Thanks in great part to your participation over the last several years in the campus campaign and your support of other issues and events, we have reached the culmination of the ForeverGold campaign. You are part of the donor base that allowed us to exceed the goal. We would love for you to join us as well celebrate the campaign at the ForeverGold Celebration!
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling 770.534.6163.
The 14th annual Domestic Violence Breakfast & Briefing will be held from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Thurmond McRae Auditorium. This year, the briefing will feature domestic violence survivor Christy Sims.
A native of Atlanta, Sims is a public speaker, author, nationally certiﬁed clinical mental health counselor and a survivor of and advocate against domestic violence. The mother of two was forever changed on April 28, 2013, when her ex-boyfriend severely disﬁgured her by dousing her with sulfuric acid. She sustained third and fourth degree burns to over 20 percent of her body, including her entire face, neck, chest and arms. After the incident, she remained in an induced coma for two months and endured numerous life-saving surgeries at the Grady Burn Unit in Atlanta. She emerged from the coma with a resolve to survive, to return to her children and to pursue the prosecution of her abuser. Due to her diligence, her abuser was finally brought to justice on July 17, 2015 after a two-year fight.
Sims was the first reported case of an acid attack in the state of Georgia. To date, she has undergone 13 surgeries to reconstruct her disﬁgured face and body, and her personal struggle has propelled her to advocate and support other survivors of domestic violence. Her story has touched the lives of millions around the world and possibly prevented other cases of domestic violence. The Christy Sims Foundation was founded in 2014 and is focused upon the prevention, education and awareness of domestic violence.
The event is presented each October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month by the Hall County Domestic Violence Task Force. It is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. The breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. and the briefing will being at 8 a.m.
Beginning today, Monday, Sept. 24, the city of Gainesville and Brenau have partnered to start running the Main Street Shuttle as an answer to the parking limitations around the Brenau Downtown Center and the city square.
More than 1,000 public parking spaces have been identified in and around downtown Gainesville, and the free shuttle will make stops at specific locations every 15 minutes. Click here to view the map (PDF) of the parking lots and shuttle stops. All the locations are clearly marked with “Downtown Shuttle” signage.
The shuttle will run from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The city anticipates that shuttle passengers will be more heavily concentrated in the city employee lots from 7 to 7:45 a.m., so those stops will be frequented more often until the Brenau students start to arrive at the other stops.
There will be a learning curve in this new service, but we are pleased to be able to offer a solution during the construction on the Main Street parking deck.
As we are returned to campus and catching our breath at the end of the first week, we ask you to mark your calendars for the ForeverGold Celebration the evening of Saturday, Oct. 20, on the front lawn of the historic Gainesville campus.
Thanks in great part to your participation over the last several years in the campus campaign and your support of other issues and events, we have reached the culmination of the ForeverGold campaign. You are part of the donor base that allowed us to exceed the goal. We would love for you to join us as well celebrate the campaign at the ForeverGold Celebration.
You will receive a formal invitation within the next few weeks, but please save the date for this great event!
Mark your calendar to participate in these fun activities and themed days during Spirit Week, Sept. 24-28. Please note the activities that have an early registration deadline and let us know soon if you would like to participate!
DEFINING MOMENTS MONDAY
Dress as your favorite movie, literary or historical
character or a person who inspires you.
“Moment Maker” craft and lunch, Hopkins Dining Hall, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; register by Sept. 10.
Tiger Pride Path celebration, Fitness Center, 4 p.m.
Dinner and softball mini-tournament, Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park, 7:30 p.m. (3 Wellness points); registration required. Faculty/staff playing softball should email Ashley Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org, for registration code.
Register for events at brenau.edu/spirit-week. Faculty and staff who register before Sept. 6 will receive a free Spirit Week T-shirt!
As of July 1, the former Office of Communications & Publications has been renamed the Office of Marketing & Communications with Vice President Ben McDade at the helm. OMC exists as a resource for every office, department and school at Brenau. As we enter another academic year, here are a few reminders about working with OMC:
Web and social media: Assistance with external websites and website form building is one of the most common requests in our office. Most requests require three weeks notice. Michael McPeek handles all of these projects and will do his best to help you develop the right project or format for your needs as quickly as possible. McPeek also handles social media policy. Reach out to him if you have a social media question or request!
Graphic design: OMC offers departmental design services for posters, flyers, postcards, brochures, invitations, T-shirts, business cards/stationery, event programs, banners and more. While some of these projects can be printed in-house at little or no cost, we can help with pricing on any outsourced items. Most requests require three weeks notice. We also ask that any items not designed by OMC, such as T-shirts, be shared with Michael Lowe, design director, prior to printing to ensure they meet Brenau’s branding standards (colors, fonts, etc.) for external audiences.
Content and media relations: As you work on projects with McPeek and Lowe, Kristen Bowman can help you tell your story with photos and/or video from AJ Reynolds. Additionally, we ask that anyone on campus who is contacted by the media for an interview let Bowman or McDade know prior to giving the interview. We are happy to share the great work we do with the media. We just want to ensure you are prepared as you represent the university.