End of the Year Faculty Service Awards and SDC Picnic Tomorrow, May 7

Death at the DiscoPlease join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 on Brenau’s Gainesville  campus for the Faculty and Staff Service Awards, Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt and End of the Year Picnic, brought to you by Brenau’s Staff Development Committee.

The Faculty and Staff Service Awards ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Pearce Auditorium.

The picnic and Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt will begin after the awards ceremony and continue until 2 p.m. The murder mystery will begin in Pearce Auditorium immediately after the awards ceremony (around 11 a.m.) and participants will finish at Yonah Hall to enjoy the picnic on the lawn.

Those who will not be participating in the Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt are welcome to begin the picnic on the lawn immediately after the awards ceremony.

We have received approval for everyone attending tomorrow’s events to dress down for the day. Remember to wear sunscreen.

HR has provided us with some items to be raffled off to those attending the picnic. Everyone who attends will receive a ticket for a chance to win. We will also be holding a 50/50 raffle, with the winner receiving half of the money we receive for the raffle. Remember to bring some cash with you if you want to enter.

End of the Year Faculty and Staff Service Awards and Picnic Tuesday, May 7

Death at the Disco flyerPlease join us from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 on Brenau’s Gainesville campus for the Faculty and Staff Service Awards, Death at the Disco Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt and End of the Year Picnic, brought to you by Brenau’s Staff Development Committee.

The Faculty and Staff Service Awards ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Pearce Auditorium.

The picnic and scavenger hunt will begin after the awards ceremony and continue until 2 p.m. The scavenger hunt will begin in Pearce immediately after the awards ceremony, around 11 a.m. Participants will finish at Yonah Hall to enjoy the picnic on the lawn.

Those who will not be participating in the scavenger hunt are welcome to begin the picnic on the lawn immediately after the awards ceremony.

If you would like to participate in this year’s scavenger hunt, it is not too late to sign up (you just won’t get the free t-shirt). Individuals and teams of up to eight people can still sign up at forms.gle/aBqYV1aVpooW3Ubj8 until Friday, May 3.

In order to make sure we have enough food for everyone, please let us know you’re coming to the picnic at brenau.formstack.com/forms/may_7_picnic_rsvp by Friday, April 26.

Moderators Still Needed for the Research Symposium

Brenau’s Research Symposium is next Friday, April 5, and we are still looking for five more moderators to help us make the presentation sessions run smoothly. Please contact Kelly Peters (ude.uanerb@1sretepk) if you are interested in moderating one of the following sessions.

Post-War Fashion in Meeting Room A, 2-2:50 p.m.

  • 1920s Flapper Dress Reinterpreted
  • Practical Women’s Clothing: Comparing the Flapper Look and Utility Look
  • Women’s Daytime Dress 1941-1945

Economics in PT 127, 2-2:50 p.m.

  • Impact of Exports and Imports on Economic Growth
  • Yield Spread as an Indicator of Investment Opportunity

Community Engagement in PT 127, 3-3:50 p.m.

  • Beyond Dementia — Seeing, Caring, Connecting: Education and conversation on how faith communities can support people with dementia and their caregivers
  • Hall County, GA Adult Community Health Snapshot — Phase 2
  • Year Two Results from the Gainesville-area Fall Prevention Expo

20th Century Fashion in Meeting Room A, 4-4:50 p.m.

  • 20th Century Fashion Illustrations
  • Re-Envisioning the Past: A 1930s Fashion Lookbook
  • Skirts of the 1950s: Circle Skirts, Poodle Skirts and Pencil Skirts

Resilience in Meeting Room C, 4-4:50 p.m.

  • Honors Capstone: Career Pathways in the Physical and Psychological Rehabilitation of Amputees
  • Resilience in the Face of Continuous Exposure to Stressful Events: A Study of Israeli Firefighters
  • Resilience: A Mediator in the Development of Eating Disorders Following Adverse Childhood Experiences

Call for Research Symposium Moderators

The Research Symposium will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, April 5, and we are looking for moderators to help run the sessions.

Moderators are responsible for introducing the presenters, making sure they stay within their allotted amount of time, and asking a question or two to get some discussion going if there aren’t any questions coming from the audience.

Most sessions have three presentations and each session is 50 minutes long. Please contact Kelly Peters (ude.uanerb@1sretepk) if you are interested in moderating one of the following sessions.

Patient Support PT 127, 1-1:50 p.m.

  • An Examination of the Correlates of Social Media Usage Among Older Adults
  • Cervical Cancer Incidences & Mortality Rates In African-American Women
  • Identifying Caregiver ADL Training Needs

Post-War Fashion Meeting Room A, 2-2:50 p.m.

  • 1920s Flapper Dress Reinterpreted
  • Practical Women’s Clothing: Comparing the Flapper Look and Utility Look
  • Women’s Daytime Dress 1941-1945

Economics PT 127, 2-2:50 p.m.

  • Impact of Exports and Imports on Economic Growth
  • Yield Spread as an Indicator of Investment Opportunity

Fashion Accessories Meeting Room A 3-3:50 p.m.

  • Headwear of the 20th Century
  • The Evolution of Swimwear in the 20th Century
  • Walking Through History: Changes in Women’s Spring and Summer Daytime
  • Shoes Sold in Sears Catalogs 1934-1955

Media PT 122, 3-3:50 p.m.

  • Exploration of Drag in TV and Film
  • Nuka Cola, Tourist’s Delight, and You! Apocalyptic Tourism and Critical
  • Dystopias in Post-9/11 Open World Video Games
  • The Endurance of Game Shows and Reality Tv in Global Media

Community Engagement PT 127, 3-3:50 p.m.

  • Beyond Dementia — Seeing, Caring, Connecting: education and conversation on how faith communities can support people with dementia and their caregivers
  • Hall County, GA Adult Community Health Snapshot — Phase 2
  • Year Two Results from the Gainesville-area Fall Prevention Expo

20th Century Fashion Meeting Room A, 4-4:50 p.m.

  • 20th-Century Fashion Illustrations
  • Re-Envisioning the Past: A 1930s Fashion Lookbook
  • Skirts of the 1950s: Circle Skirts, Poodle Skirts and Pencil Skirts

Environmental PT 122, 4-4:50 p.m.

  • Care and Maintenance Of Medicinal Leeches (Hirudo Medicinalis) Under Controlled Laboratory Conditions
  • The environmental impact of the tourism industry in the Yucatán Peninsula
  • The Plight of the Bumble Bee: What You Can Do to Help Bee and Pollinator Populations Survive

Workplace Environment PT 127, 4-4:50 p.m.

  • Establishing the need for a second victim’s support program at a metropolitan Atlanta hospital
  • Social Engagement in Educational Facility Design
  • The Involvement of Women in Motorsport Media

Research Symposium Abstract Submissions Due Friday, Feb. 15

Remember to submit your abstracts for Brenau’s Research Symposium by this Friday, Feb. 15. All students and faculty are encouraged to submit an abstract to be reviewed for this year’s symposium.

Students need to complete the Abstract Submission Word document found on the Research Symposium Intranet site and give it to their project advisor for review and final submission using the Formstack submission form by Friday, Feb. 15.

Student Abstract Submission Word document link:
https://intranet.brenau.edu/download/2019-research-symposium-abstract-submission-form

Formstack Abstract Submission link:
https://brenau.formstack.com/forms/annual_symposium_research_form

The symposium will be held in Brenau’s Downtown Center on Friday, April 5. If you have any questions regarding the Research Symposium, please contact Kelly Peters at ude.uanerb@1sretepk.

Upcoming Hunger Awareness Week Events

Bowls painted by the Brenau community against the Brenau logo

Please join Brenau’s Staff Development Committee and Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority in supporting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank this week at the following events.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, Alpha Gamma Delta will be sponsoring a Bowl Painting event in the lobby of in Yonah Hall. We invite you to come paint “empty bowls” for the Empty Bowl Luncheon, an annual fundraiser benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank. The cost to paint a bowl is normally $8 each. However, if you are one of the first 33 people, Alpha Gamma Delta will subsidize the cost. You will pay only $5 per bowl, which will end up feeding up to 100 people.

Friday, Feb. 15

From 12-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, we will wrap up the week with a Community Service Event at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, and all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate. Faculty and staff will receive 1 Wellness point for participating in the food bank service event, and hourly staff have been given permission to remain clocked in for the event.

Sign up today, Tuesday, Feb. 12, to participate in the Georgia Mountain Food Bank volunteer event on Friday, Feb. 15, at www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=386706330. List “Brenau University” as the group name.

The Staff Development Committee and Alpha Gamma Delta thank you for your support of these important events during our Hunger Awareness Week!

Brenau University Hunger Awareness Week Feb. 11-15

The Staff Development Committee and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority invite you to participate in Hunger Awareness Week, the week of Feb. 11. Events are scheduled throughout the week, including a speaker, documentary screening, food drive competition, bowl painting event and a community service day at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

All Week

Brenau Library staff celebrating food donationsThere will be a weeklong food drive competition between the students and faculty and staff. Two donation bins (one for student donations and one for faculty/staff donations) will be available from Monday, Feb. 11, through Friday, Feb. 15, at the following locations:

  • The Lobby of Yonah Hall
  • The Main Lobby of the Downtown Center
  • The Nursing Department at Brenau East
  • The Occupational Therapy at Brenau East.

3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 in Thurmond McRae

Georgia Mountain Food Bank logoThe week will kick off with a talk by Phil Dennis, community engagement coordinator for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, followed by a screening of the documentary “Hunger in America” at 3:30 p.m.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, Yonah Hall lobby

Bowls painted by the Brenau community against the Brenau logoAlpha Gamma Delta will sponsor a bowl painting event, during which you can come paint “empty bowls” for the Empty Bowl Luncheon, an annual fundraiser benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank. The cost to paint a bowl is normally $8 each. However, if you are one of the first 33 people, Alpha Gamma Delta will subsidize the cost, so you pay only $5 per bowl. Those $5 will feed up to 100 people.

12-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15

The week will wrap up with a Community Service Event at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate. Faculty and staff will receive 1 Wellness point for participating in the food bank service event, and hourly staff have been given permission to remain clocked in for the event.

Sign up by Tuesday, Feb. 12, to participate in the Georgia Mountain Food Bank volunteer event on Friday, Feb. 15, using the following link.
www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=386706330. List “Brenau University” as the group name.

The Staff Development Committee and Alpha Gama Delta thank you for your support of these important events during Hunger Awareness Week!

Updates to the Brenau University IRB Website

As reported at the January faculty meeting, the IRB committee has implemented a few new changes, including revisions to the IRB protocol form and the review process for IRB submissions.

You can find information about these new changes on the updated IRB intranet site and in Faculty Commons.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Tamara Mills, IRB Chair at ude.uanerb@sllimt or Kelly Peters, IRB Administrator at ude.uanerb@bri.

Now Accepting Abstract Submissions for the 2019 Research Symposium

The Research Symposium Committee would like to announce that we are now accepting abstract submissions for the 2019 Research Symposium.

This year’s Research Symposium will take place on Friday, April 5, in Brenau’s Downtown Center.

Our theme this year is “Expand Your Horizons” and faculty members from the Trustee Library and each of the colleges will open the symposium with a round table discussion about their experiences with interdisciplinary research and teaching and how moving out of their comfort zone to collaborate with others outside of their field has influenced them.

While we encourage submissions that touch on this year’s theme, it is not a requirement to be considered for inclusion. All students and faculty are encouraged to submit an abstract to be reviewed for this year’s research symposium.

Students need to complete the abstract submission word document found on the Research Symposium Intranet web page and give it to their project advisor for review and final submission using the Formstack submission form by Friday, Feb. 15.

If you have any questions regarding the Research Symposium please contact Kelly Peters at ude.uanerb@1sretepk.

Join us for the 2018 Spring Research Symposium on April 6

Please join us for the Spring Research Symposium from 12-5 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Brenau Downtown Center. Come hear about some of the exciting research being done by our undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members as they present on a variety of topics ranging from bacteria to yoga.

This year the theme of the symposium is “Quality: A Quest for Truth and a Basis for Action.” It will open at noon with a roundtable discussion featuring professors from each college talking about “Searching for Truth in the Presence of Bias and in a World of Misinformation.”

The schedule for the symposium is as follows, and a full copy of the Symposium Booklet, including a detailed schedule and abstracts for each presentation, can be found at intranet.brenau.edu/institutional-review-board/research-symposium.