Farewell celebration for Lauren Bell on Dec. 2

Lauren Bell

Student Services invites students, faculty and staff to wish farewell to Director of Student Engagement Lauren Bell. Her last official day will be Friday, Dec. 6, and a drop-in reception will be held from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 in the Wheeler House. Please stop by and wish her well!

Bell has been an asset to Student Services for the past six years, demonstrating an excellent work ethic and joyful spirit to her work. She has played a critical role in planning and implementing many significant events across campus that have directly and positively impacted student engagement and added to the sense of community. She is a wonderful individual and dedicated professional who has done an exceptional job in her work with, and advocating for, students. We are certainly going to miss her smiling face and positive attitude, but we know she will continue to do great things in her new role at Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta, which is more aligned with her career and family goals.

“Brenau welcomed me with open arms six years ago,” Bell said. “Since that time, I have been surrounded by passionate and dedicated individuals that inspire me. It has been a pleasure to learn from and work with all of you, and I am thankful for the support, wisdom and friendship you have generously shared with me over the years.”

Campus safety reminder

Brenau University’s Gainesville campus is busy place, especially at the start of a new school year. Whether you walk, bike or drive, take time to remember and follow crosswalk safety guidelines.

If you are walking across campus:

  • Always cross at marked crosswalks. Do not step out behind parked cars along the streets as drivers are not able to see you.
  • Obey any pedestrian signals and look “left, right, left”
  • If a vehicle approaches, make eye contact with the driver
  • Look before walking past stopped vehicles
  • Watch out for bicyclists

If you are on a bike:

  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Follow the rules of the road; obey traffic signals and laws of the roadways
  • Use extra caution as you transition between bike paths, roads and sidewalks
  • Wear a helmet

If you are driving around campus:

  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections
  • Be prepared to stop
  • Be alert for bicyclists and skateboarders
  • Come to a complete stop
  • Wait until pedestrians have crossed at least one lane past the lane you are in before resuming travel
  • Never pass another vehicle that is stopped or is slowing down at a crosswalk

Thank you for helping make our university community a safe place.

New student orientation schedule for undergrads on Gainesville campus

We are excited to welcome our incoming undergraduate students to the historic Gainesville campus. Orientation begins with move-in day Wednesday, Aug. 21, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 25.

Please see the attached schedule (PDF) for more information. Any questions can be directed to Lauren Bell at ude.uanerb@2llebl or Tami English, ude.uanerb@1hsilgnet.

Join Brenau in NYC for Fall Break 2019

Brenau University Student Services has once again partnered with Academic Expeditions to offer any interested Brenau student, faculty or staff member an exclusive opportunity to experience New York City during Fall Break 2019.

This exclusive experience will offer highlights of the best taste of “The Big Apple,” taking in views of the Manhattan skyline from the Empire State Building, seeing a Broadway show, marveling at the lights in Times Square, exploring galleries at the Met, visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, touring the international headquarters of the United Nations, making a reverent visit to the 9/11 Memorial, visiting the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (the only museum in New York City dedicated solely to the art of fashion), tasting the famous NYC food scene, and taking in the views of Central Park and Greenwich Village!

Check out the PDF flyer with more information about costs, registration and highlights of the trip.

Learn more about the trip and register at academicexpeditions.com/bu2019ny. In order to create an account/register the participants will need to enter the private tour code bu2019ny. A $100 deposit is due at registration and the remaining balance can be set up in monthly payments.

If you have any questions about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact Tami English, assistant vice president of student services for Brenau at ude.uanerb@1hsilgnet.

Early Registration for Incoming Freshmen on the Gainesville Campus

Two early registration events for incoming freshmen who will be attending classes on the historic Gainesville campus will be held June 6 and July 16, in the Brenau Trustee Library. There are two sessions, morning and afternoon, for each early registration date.

Freshmen health science majors will attend the morning session, 9 a.m.-noon, and freshmen majoring in degree programs within business and communications, education, and fine arts and humanities will attend the afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Schedules for early registration June 6, are at the links below.

If your office or department is involved in this event please make plans to be present.

PDF of science majors registration schedule.

PDF of business and communications, education, and fine arts and humanities registration schedule.

Join Brenau in D.C. and NYC for Spring Break

Join Brenau in Washington D.C. and New York City for spring break, Friday through Wednesday, Feb. 22-27.

Brenau University Student Services has once again partnered with Academic Expeditions to offer any Brenau student, faculty or staff member who is interested an exclusive opportunity to experience D.C. and New York City during Spring Break 2019. Let someone else do the driving so that you and your fellow Brenau community members can simply enjoy the food, fun and fellowship, while taking in the history and culture that only D.C. and New York can offer

This exclusive experience will offer highlights of our nation’s capital: taking a picture at the White House, visiting amazing exhibits of the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall, learning more about the First Amendment while tracing the evolution of communication at the Newseum, and visiting the must see Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials. In addition, you will have the best taste of the Big Apple, taking in views of the Manhattan skyline from the Empire State Building, seeing a Broadway show, marveling at the lights in Times Square, exploring galleries at the Met, visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, touring the international headquarters of the United Nations, making a reverent visit to the 9/11 Memorial, tasting the famous NYC food scene and taking in the views of Central Park, to name a few!

Please view the flyer and itinerary with more information about costs, registration and highlights of the trip. Participants can expect a memorable experience! Access to the online registration is now open if you would like to go ahead and hold a space. Full payment does not need to be submitted to hold a space. A $200 deposit is due by Dec. 1, 2018, with the remaining account balance to be paid in two equal installments: two months and one month prior to the trip. If interested or to read more information, log on directly to  academicexpeditions.com/bu2019dcny to review information and complete your registration.

If you have any questions about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact Tami English, Assistant Vice President of Student Services for Brenau, at ude.uanerb@1hsilgnet. Questions regarding registration, payment and insurance should be directed to Kara Williams Mawyer, director of finance for Academic Expeditions, at moc.snoitidepxecimedaca@smailliwk.

We hope you will decide to join us for this amazing opportunity!

Upload Photos for the Women’s College Yearbook

The Brenau “Bubbles” Yearbook would like to feature your images about school and campus life in the 2018 Women’s College yearbook, which will be distributed after graduation on May 4. Faculty and staff who advise a Women’s College student group, academic club or organization that could be highlighted may send images at www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=Forevergold.

If prompted for a password, type in “forevergold.”

There’s also an app for that! Go to your app store and type in “HJeShare” and you can begin sharing your photography right away. Questions can be directed to ude.uanerb@koobraey.

Volunteers Needed for Girl Power 2018

Women Source Logo WomenSource, a women’s support network in Gainesville, needs volunteers for its annual conference “Girl Power” from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Brenau Downtown Center.

Girl Power is a half-day conference for middle and high school girls and the women in their lives. Girl Power 2018 will explore “Healthy Relationships” with free workshops and breakout sessions, plus an address from featured speaker Dr. LeAnn Gardner, a clinical social worker and therapist.

If you are interested in volunteering or helping with Girl Power 2018, contact Brandee Thomas at moc.liamg@samohteednarb. More information can be found at womensource.info/programs/girl-power.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Student Trip to New York City Available Fall 2017

Student Services New York City Trip Flyer Page 1
Click the image to download the complete PDF flyer.

Please let your students know that Brenau University Student Services has once again partnered with Academic Expeditions to offer day students enrolled at the Gainesville campus an exclusive experience in New York City during fall break 2017, Wednesday to Sunday, Oct. 18-22. This exclusive experience will offer the best taste of “The Big Apple,” touring historic neighborhoods, tasting the famous NYC food scene and taking in the views of the Manhattan skyline.

Please view the flyer (PDF) with more information about costs, registration and highlights of the trip. Students can expect a memorable experience from seeing the bright lights at Times Square, breathtaking views of the Empire State Building, visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, to the 9/11 Memorial, Harlem, Central Park, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, touring the United Nations, shopping in China Town and much more. Download the interary (DOCX) for more information.

Academic Expeditions, Inc., is offering a package which should suit student budgets. Access to the online registration is now open if they would like to go ahead and hold a space. Payment does not need to be submitted to hold a space. A $250 deposit is due by July 15 and remainder of the trip cost is due Sept. 15. If interested or if you would like to review the trip itinerary, log on directly to the web page at: http://www.academicexpeditions.com/index.php/nondc/372 or go to Academic Expeditions home page at http://www.academicexpeditions.com/ and click on the red “Trip Registration” tab on right side of screen and enter BU2017NYC (no spaces and not case sensitive).

Please help spread the word to students. If you have any questions about the trip, please do not hesitate to ask Tami English, assistant vice president of Student Services for Brenau, ude.uanerb@1hsilgnet, or Elitsa Somleva, Academic Expeditions program director, moc.snoitidepxecimedaca@avelmose.