Tea Room Hours December 10-14

The Tea Room will be open every day next week, December 10-14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starbucks and the grill will be open during those hours.

Please note, students’ Flex Bucks should be used by the end of the current week and will not be accepted the week of Dec. 14.

Presidential Search Forums for Faculty and Staff on Tuesday, Oct. 2

The Office of the President will host open forums on the upcoming presidential search for all Brenau faculty and staff on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The forums will led by Cheryl Hyatt, CEO and partner of Hyatt-Fennell, the firm conducting the executive search.

The faculty forum will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Thurmond McRae, and the staff forum will be held from 4-5 p.m., also in Thurmond McRae. Feel free to attend either forum as your schedule will allow.

We encourage everyone to participate in the open forums on Oct. 2, either through Zoom or in person, to share your thoughts and suggestions related to university leadership. Participants using Zoom may direct their questions and comments during the forums through the chat feature. IT will be on hand at the sessions to assist with facilitating the needs of Zoom participants.

In an effort to include all Brenau constituents in the presidential search, Cheryl Hyatt will also be leading forums for Brenau students and alumni.

Zoom meeting information and links to presidential search forums on Oct. 2:

Topic: Presidential Search: Faculty Forum
Time: Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m. EST

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://brenau.zoom.us/j/362233244
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,362233244# or +16699006833,,362233244#
Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 362 233 244
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aYww7T3Tr
Or Skype for Business (Lync): https://brenau.zoom.us/skype/362233244

Topic: Presidential Search: Staff Forum
Time: Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. EST

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://brenau.zoom.us/j/702792691
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,702792691# or +16468769923,,702792691#
Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 702 792 691
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/adDLlViRoY
Or Skype for Business (Lync): https://brenau.zoom.us/skype/702792691

Northeast Georgia History Center Family Fun on Saturday

The Northeast Georgia History Center will host Riding the Rails: Family Fun at Engine #209 on Saturday, June 30, from 12-4 p.m.

Join the History Center for a day of family fun at Gainesville Midland Engine #209. There will be guided tours of the grounds, living history interpretation, and hands-on activities for all ages. See if you have what it takes to drive a railroad spike or switch a freight train. All Aboard!

Parking is available at 320 Maple Street or at the Public Parking Deck on the Gainesville Square. View a map with the event location marked at www.google.com/maps/place/209+W+Academy+St,+Gainesville,+GA+30501/@34.2968045,-83.829806,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88f5f6929428b45f:0x81b8e363acc74a75!8m2!3d34.2968045!4d-83.8276173?hl=en.

Admission is free. Please note the History Center itself will be closed during this special event.

Dance Adjunct Christen Weimer Featured on DIYDancer

Dance adjunct Christen Weimer was recently featured on the DIYDancer website sharing how she has used her passion for movement and dance to help heal victims of sex trafficking, particularly through working with the organization Wellspring Living.

Christen presented her most recent project earlier this month – a benefit concert to raise money and awareness for Wellspring Living. Two Brenau dance majors, Myles Jones and Lathan Roberts, were cast in her piece “Ajna” and performed at the event.

For the full DIYDancer article on Christen’s involvement with Wellspring Living and the ways in which she has incorporated dance into helping this cause visit http://diydancer.com/2018/06/12/how-to-make-a-benefit-christen-sewell-weimer-on-using-movement-to-heal-and-raise-money/.

Northeast Georgia History Center New Chautauqua Event Tuesday, June 12

At 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 12,  the Northeast Georgia History Center will hold its first Chautauqua event of the year.

The theme of the 2018 Chautauqua season is “Women of the Years,” exploring the stories of three fascinating Georgia women: the American Revolution Loyalist Elizabeth Johnston, founder of the Girl Scouts of America Juliet Gordon Lowe, and Gainesville’s pioneering African American educator Beulah Rucker. These three very different women overcame difficulties both personal and public as they left their marks on family, community, and nation.

Join us Tuesday, June 12, to hear Susan McCranie as Elizabeth Johnston, a Georgia Loyalist during the American War for Independence.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free for members, $5 for nonmembers. We hope you join us as we meet these engaging Georgia Women of the Years!

History Center Forum on General Longstreet Tuesday, May 8

Join the Northeast Georgia History Center for “Forum: General James Longstreet During the Civil War” as Tom Rasmussen, representing the Longstreet Society, portrays General Longstreet.

Rasmussen’s presentation will focus on Longstreet’s military and personal life before his move to Gainesville in 1867. He will also examine why Longstreet was heavily blamed for the Confederacy’s defeat and how recent scholarship has corrected the historical record.

The forum will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free for members and $3 for nonmembers. History Center forums are scheduled through June on the second Tuesday of each month.

For more information on these events, call 770-297-5900, email historycenter@brenau.edu, or visit negahc.org.

Spectrum Singers and Vocal Chamber Ensemble Concert Tuesday, April 17

Bobby Ivey directs the Vocal Chamber Ensemble at Pearce Auditorium during "Concerts Connecting Cultures...Get Your Passport Ready!" presented by the Brenau University Department of Music.

The Spectrum Singers and Vocal Chamber Ensemble, directed by Bobby Ivey, will perform songs of unity and freedom in the final Department of Music concert of the semester, “One Nation, One People.”

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in Pearce Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Collaborative Gallery and Dance Event on Saturday, April 14

As part of Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day the Department of Dance’s Composition 1 choreographers will perform during the opening reception of the Brenau Collaborative at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.

The Brenau Collaborative combines the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition and Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibition of the Art & Design and Interior Design Departments with the Senior Exhibition Fashion Show from Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising students.

The first dance performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the President’s Gallery; the second presentation will begin immediately after the first at approximately 5:50 p.m. in Sellars Gallery.

This collaborative event is free and open to the public.

Spectrum Winds and Il Portale Musicale Honors Concert Tuesday, April 10

Donald Strand, adjunct instructor of music, conducts the Spectrum Winds. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Donald Strand, adjunct instructor of music, conducts the Spectrum Winds. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

On Tuesday, April 10, Spectrum Winds woodwind ensemble, Director Don Strand, and juried soloists from the Department of Music will present a variety of musical repertoire in several genres and international languages.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Gainesville Theatre Alliance Performs ‘The Odyssey’ April 10-21

The Gainesville Alliance will present “The Odyssey,” its final main stage production of the 2017-18 academic year, from April 10-21 in the University of North Georgia’s Ed Cabell Theatre.

In “The Odyssey,” playwright Mary Zimmerman tackles Homer’s epic story of the warrior Odysseus and his arduous 10-year journey home from the Trojan War. Rated PG.

Tickets: $18-20 for adults, $16-18 for seniors, $12-14 for students. Brenau faculty, staff, and students are eligible for $5 tickets.

For tickets, showtimes, and information, call 678-717-3624 or visit gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org.