Food Truck Friday, Sept. 20 and 27 Menu

Join us for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays in September at the North Hall Lawn adjacent to the Tea Room for Food Truck Friday. Cost for employees is $5 cash.

The menu for Sept. 20 includes street fajitas, and Sept. 27 is barbecue.

Last chance to purchase a Spirit Week shirt

The deadline has passed to receive a free shirt, however, if you would like to order a Spirit Week shirt for $13, please register for one at Shirts will no longer be available for purchase after noon on Friday, Sept. 13.

Chair massage spots available for Sept. 18

There are 15 afternoon appointments available on a first come, first served basis for chair massages Wednesday, Sept. 18, on the Gainesville campus. Each massage lasts for 10 minutes.

To claim one of the appointments, please be one of the first 15 to email Kelley Maddox at ude.uanerb@xoddamk.

Required Title IX training begins today, Sept. 9

Please schedule 45 minutes between Sept. 9-30 to complete the required Title IX training available online in EverFi. Employees required to complete the training will be sent an email invitation from the EverFi Learning System. All faculty and staff must complete this training prior to Monday, Sept. 30.

Compliance training enables Brenau to operate safely and efficiently and to ensure our employees are following laws and regulations. We live and work in an environment where expectations are that learning assignments will be completed and submitted. Participation is expected.

Register for Spirit Week by Monday for T-shirt

Faculty and staff, register for Spirit Week at before this coming Monday, Sept. 9, to get a free shirt. After that, shirts are $13.

Food Truck Friday, Sept. 13 Menu

Join us for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at the North Hall Lawn adjacent to the Tea Room. Cost for employees is $5 cash.

The Boar’s Head Hot Dog Cart will serve hot dogs with chili, slaw and other toppings, black bean veggie burgers, and kettle chips.

Supporting the REACH Georgia Scholarship Program

Realizing Educational Attainment Can Happen, also known as REACH, aims to provide Georgia’s eligible, academically promising students with the support needed to graduate high school and enter college.

Scholars are identified in the spring of seventh grade and receive academic mentoring, coaching and social support from eighth grade through high school graduation. Upon graduation, they receive a $10,000 scholarship funded in part by the legislature and in part by Hall County and Gainesville City supporters like you.

One hundred percent of your donation will be used for the scholarship. Many colleges are matching or double-matching this award, making your donation even more valuable. Visit for more information. To donate, please complete the attached form.

The Walking Group starts back Sept. 6

These days, we’re spending more time at work and sitting in front of a screen than ever before. We’re becoming less active, which can increase our risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases.

As part of Brenau’s health and wellness initiative, the HR office encourages you to take the first step to a healthier life by taking part in the Brenau Walking Group, which meets at 4 p.m. each Friday afternoon on the Gainesville campus.

On the day of the event, 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.

Did you know? For every hour of brisk walking, life expectancy for some people may increase by two hours. The American Heart Association recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week.

The walking group will meet at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 at the entrance to Golden Tiger Way. Participates will earn one Wellness Activity Point. To join the Brenau Walking Group, please contact Kelley Maddox at ude.uanerb@xoddamk.

Join the fun during Spirit Week, Sept. 30 – Oct. 5

Join the fun and earn wellness activity points during Spirit Week Sept. 30 to Oct. 5. Download the poster here for more information.

Movie Monday

  • Dress as your favorite movie character.
  • Movie Night on the Big Screen: 8 p.m., North Hall Lawn
  • Campus Movie Fest Information Social: 5 p.m., Thurmond-McRae Lecture Hall

Trivia Tuesday

  • Dress as your favorite board or video game piece or character.
  • Lunch and Brenau Trivia Game: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hopkins Dining Hall

Around the World Wednesday

  • Wear your favorite team jersey.
  • Employee Basketball Game: 2-4:30 p.m., Fitness Center
  • Great American Cookie Truck: 3-5 p.m., Fitness Center

Thrifty Thursday

  • Wear a homemade T-shirt.
  • Lunch and Screen Printing Project: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hopkins Dining Hall

Tiger Pride Friday

  • Wear your favorite Brenau shirt or your Spirit Week shirt.
  • Group Photo: 11 a.m., Front Lawn
  • Aramark Food Truck and Hot Dog Cart: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sorority Circle
  • Tiger Paw Painting Project: 3-4 p.m., Fitness Center
  • Softball Tournament: 6-9 p.m., Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park

Hall of Fame Saturday

  • Hall of Fame Luncheon: 12-3 p.m., Downtown Center
  • Golden Tigers Soccer Game: 5 p.m., Allen Creek Soccer Complex

Take responsibility for your retirement fund

Relying on pension funds and Social Security is no longer sufficient when planning for retirement. To help, here are some tips to help you take charge of saving for retirement:

  • Set a goal: Even if you can only save a small amount, setting aside money each month will get you in the habit of saving.
  • Open an Individual Retirement Arrangement: Most Americans can open and make tax-deferred contributions to an IRA.
  • Learn about Brenau’s retirement plan: If you’re covered under your employer’s retirement plan, be sure to review the summary plan description to learn about your rights under the plan. (This can be found in ADP under Forms Library).
  • Review your benefits statement: TIAA can provide you with a benefits statement, which details your total plan benefits and the amount vested.
  • Sign up for 403(b) contributions: You can select how much money you want taken out of each paycheck to be put into this account.
  • Estimate your Social Security benefits: Use the Social Security Administration’s calculator ( to do so.
  • Learn about your spouse’s retirement plan: Many plans provide spousal benefits. Be sure to read the plan’s details to see if you are eligible.

Brenau contracts with a financial advisor from Cannon Financial Strategists to come to campus once each month. Should you wish to schedule a meeting, please contact Kelley Maddox at ude.uanerb@xoddamk.