On April 5-6, 2019, eight teams from four universities gathered at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for a three round mediation tournament.
After an excellent training session focused on collaborative law, the teams competed in front of judges drawn from mediation professionals in the Charlotte, North Carolina region.
Brenau competitors included Jessica Jarrett, Diamond Wood, Dejah Williams, Maddie Langford and Cassie Childress.
A Brenau University team finished first in the advocate/client category and several of the individuals on the team won awards for their work as mediators or as advocate/client teams.
Diamond Wood is the only graduating senior from this group and will be missed as the other students look forward to participating in fall mediation tournaments including the 17th Annual Brenau Invitational Mediation Tournament, which will be held Oct. 4-5, 2019, on the Brenau campus in Gainesville.
The International Committee invites Brenau staff and faculty to make their picks for the official focus country for International Week 2019. This voting window will close at midnight Friday, Feb. 22.
The finalists for this fall’s celebration, which emphasizes Brenau’s focus on internationalism and global awareness, are China, Dominican Republic, India, Japan, Nepal, South Korea and Vietnam. The focus has been on Brazil, Ghana and Ireland for the past three years.
International Week will be held Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Here is your opportunity to help us select the country we will celebrate. To learn more about the potential focus countries and cast your ballot, please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/D5FD9KP.
New York Times Best Selling author Mary Alice Monroe will be appearing at Brenau University on October 21, 2013. Her book, The Butterfly’s Daughter, was chosen as the common reader for all members of the First Year Seminar classes at Brenau and she will be meeting with those students at 12:30 pm. She will be giving a free, public reading at Pearce Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
Mary Alice Monroe is the author of over a dozen novels, several non-fiction titles and children’s books. Her body of work reflects her commitment to the natural world through literature. Monroe has served on the faculty of numerous writer’s conferences and retreats. She is a featured speaker at events, both literary and conservation. Her books have achieved several best seller lists, including the New York Times, SIBA, USA Today and are sold world wide. Her first children’s book received several awards, including the ASPCA Henry Bergh award. Monroe was awarded the SC Center for the Book Award for Fiction and the International Book Award for Green Fiction.