The Staff Development Committee is looking for pictures of faculty and staff to include in the year-end slideshow, which will be shown at Brenau’s End of the Year Extravaganza held Tuesday, May 7. Please direct these submissions to Amy Goetz at ude.uanerb@zteoga.
The extravaganza will begin at 10 a.m. in Pearce Auditorium. There will be a faculty and staff service award ceremony, including the Hagerman Thompson Award, special presentations and a slideshow.
A separate article will go out about the murder mystery and how to participate in that event. Any questions about that can be directed to Tiffany Wilson at ude.uanerb@3nosliwt. The murder mystery, Death at the Disco, will start at 11 a.m. in Pearce before teams scour the main campus for clues and suspects. Participants will join the picnic immediately following the end of the game.
The picnic lunch with music and games will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the front lawn and Wilkes.
The Staff Development Committee is looking for gifts to be auctioned off at the Holiday Party Tuesday Dec. 18. Items such as handmade crafts, artwork, tickets, gift certificates or gift baskets make excellent donations. Money raised by this silent auction goes to help the Staff Development Committee fund events and professional development opportunities for Brenau faculty and staff throughout the year.
Please join the Staff Development Committee from 12 to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the SUB for a relaxing break; mellow music, coloring pages and hot chocolate will let you take a mental break from the rigors of the end of the semester. Bring your planners, to do lists and handy organizational tips to share as we also look ahead to the new year and how to lower stress by getting organized!
You will receive Wellness points for attending this activity.
Through a grant and the hard work of Rosanne Short, director of Military and Veteran Services, Brenau will be offering a Mental Health First Aid Training Course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in Wilkes Board Room. Lunch will be provided.
Space is limited to 20 participants who must be able to stay for the entire duration of the training to receive their certification. In addition to official certification in the course participants will receive professional development credit as well as one Wellness Point.
For more detailed information or questions please contact Rosanne Short, ude.uanerb@trohsr.
The Staff Development Committee will host it’s annual Halloween Costume Contest and Fall Festivities from 11-1 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 31, at the green space by the gazebo on Sorority Circle. Bring your lunch and come enjoy the beautiful fall weather and fun times. We will even have a Halloween Selfie Booth!
11 a.m. Pre Show Mini Costume Parade featuring the munchkins from Brenau’s Child Development Center. Come cheer them on as they finish up their trick or treating and show off their cool Halloween style!
12:15 p.m. COSTUME PARADE! If you want to participate in our costume contest there will be a booth set up to register and get your number. Please be registered and ready to go by noon. Categories include Best Group Costume, Best Makeup, Scariest Costume and Funniest Costume.
12:30 p.m. Immediately following the costume parade we will have our first ever Brenau Lip Sync Challenge! Watch faculty and staff go head to head in a battle of lip syncing fun and silliness while we tally the votes for our costume contest.
12:50 p.m. Winners will be announced and everyone dances to “Thriller!”
You can participate in both the Costume Parade and the Lip Sync Challenge, and if interested please let Lainey Kennedy,ude.uanerb@1hcslewl, know by Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Please join the Staff Development Committee, Thursday Oct. 11, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Thurmond McCrae for the first of several Technology Refresher Courses.
In this course Eli Carling, HelpDesk Technician, will be sharing and demonstrating Drive File Stream which is a new desktop application that allows you to quickly access all of your Google Drive files on demand, directly from your computer, meaning you use almost none of your hard drive space and spend less time waiting for files to sync.
He will also go over a new feature of Google Calendar that allows you to create appointment slots to share with others. Please bring a laptop, if you are able, to follow along with the demonstration for real time practice. Time permitting, Eli will be on hand to answer questions related to Google and it’s features.
Please come and join the Staff Development Committee in celebrating the end of a great summer with music, games and FREE Kona Ice on Wednesday, July 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Should their be inclement weather festivities will move indoors to the SUB.