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.

‘Inception’ Student Choreography Showcase Tuesday, April 10

The Department of Dance presents “Inception” on Tuesday, April 10, at 1 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at Pearce Auditorium.

This student choreography showcase presents solo and group works from freshman dance majors created through their study of choreography in composition class. Join us to witness the creative scholarship and innovation of Brenau’s dance artists.

This concert is free and open to the Brenau community and general public.

For more information, call 770-538-4764 or email danceinfo@brenau.edu.

‘Lucent’ Concert April 7 to Include Special Celebration for Jolie Long Carlton

Immediately after the Department of Dance’s Saturday’s evening “Lucent” Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Hosch Theatre, there will be a ceremony honoring Jolie Long Carlton, professor and former chair of the Department of Dance. Jolie is retiring from Brenau after 20 years of dedicated service to the university and Department of Dance to focus on her health. Jolie’s husband and family will be in attendance on April 7, and Jolie herself is planning to attend the concert if she is well enough.

If Jolie is not well enough to attend the concert as she hopes to, in addition to the ceremony, the department plans to create a special video with a candid recording of the dancers and audience sending a special message to Jolie.

We hope to see you on Saturday in celebration of Professor Carlton and our senior choreographers!

“Lucent” is the Senior Thesis, Faculty and Guest Artist Concert and will run Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7, in Hosch Theatre, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 5-7, as well as a matinee at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $7 general admission; $5 for seniors, children under 12, college students and Brenau alumni with valid ID; free for Brenau faculty staff, and students with ID.

For more information, call 770-538-4764 or email danceinfo@brenau.edu.

April History Center Events: Family Day on Sunday, April 8, and Forum on Tuesday, April 10

The Northeast Georgia History Center will host two events next week: “Family Day: The Plow and the Poet” on Sunday, April 8, and “Forum: Reel History” on Tuesday, April 10.

For National Poetry Month, the History Center will celebrate the life and world of North Georgia poet Byron Herbert Reece. On Sunday, April 8, join the History Center for its final Family Day of the semester, which will include living history interpretation of daily farm life of the 1930s and ’40s in the cabin and blacksmith shop, hands-on activities in the History Center, and a museum theatre performance of the works of Reece, the man who considered himself “a farmer first, and a writer second.”

Family Day will be held from 1-4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

During next Tuesday’s Forum on April 10, join the History Center in exploring “Reel History.” The History Center will show clips from multiple movies that you already know and love, as well as discuss how historically accurate these movies are (or aren’t!) and how they’ve shaped our sense of memory. Free popcorn will be provided, but bring your own beverage.

The Forum will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free for members and $3 for non-members. 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.

Fourth Annual Occupation Haiku Contest

To celebrate National Occupational Therapy Month and National Poetry Month, the School of Occupational Therapy and the Department of Humanities are hosting the fourth annual Occupation Haiku Contest. Entries are encouraged from all members of the Brenau community.

Use the traditional 5-7-5 syllable verse form of the haiku to capture a moment of human occupation and/or daily life and suggest its significance.

The first prize entrant receives $50, second prize is $30 and third prize receives $20. Each entrant may win only one prize. Only students may win cash prizes; faculty/staff winners will receive honorable mention. Dr. Betty Hasselkus, internationally known occupational therapy and science scholar, will judge the entries along with Drs. Sandy Brim and Kathryn Locey.

Submit your haiku in the body of a single email (no attachments, please). Send up to three haiku to ceggerding@brenau.edu with the subject line “Occupation Haiku Contest.”

The deadline to enter is Thursday, April 12. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m.

A celebration and reading will be held Tuesday, April 24, 5:30 p.m. in the Library Quiet Zone.

Learn morefrom the Occupation Haiku Contest 2018 flyer (PDF).

Stage Tour of GTA’s “The Odyssey” Tuesday, March 27, 6 p.m.

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance will present a stage tour for its upcoming production of “The Odyssey” at 6 p.m. on March 27 in the University of North Georgia’s Ed Cabell Theatre. The stage tour is free and open to the public.

For more information on the stage tour or the upcoming performance, call 678-717-3624 or visit www.gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org.