Spring Blood Drive Wednesday, April 3

don't be any "bunny", some "bunny" who saves a life. Donate Blood!Don’t just be any “bunny.” Be some “bunny” who saves a life!

Donate blood Wednesday, April 3, in the Black Box Theatre. We will have free food for those who donate and you get to pick an Easter egg with a mystery prize!

We also will be giving away $5 Walmart gift cards to those who register prior to the blood drive and come to donate!

Register now at www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Brenau

Baby Shower for Kristen Bowman, March 14

You are cordially invited to join the Marketing & Communications staff as we help prepare for the arrival of Hannah Catherine Bowman through hosting a baby shower for the proud parents-to-be Kristen and Nick. The festivities are planned for Thursday, March 14, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Lockett Mitchell Parlour. The Bowmans are registered at babylist.com. See their list at https://www.babylist.com/baby-reg-kristen-bowman.

Condolences to the friends and family of Lisa Maliska

Lisa MaliskaLisa Dianne Maliska passed away Thursday, Feb. 21 at her residence. She was 38. She was a native of Florida, was raised in Hayesville, North Carolina, where she was a 1998 graduate of Hayesville High School. Lisa had attended University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she was a heptathlete. She lived in Dajiangyan, China for seven years, where she taught at Guangya School. Lisa taught English to diverse ethnic groups at Brenau University with ON Language. She pursued education all of her life, obtaining various degrees from several universities, including Brenau. Lisa was an encourager to all and an advisor to many. She chased her dreams and pursued her passions all over the world and encouraged others to do the same, expressing her devotion to God in everything she did.

The full obituary and online guest register is available at https://www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com/index.php/obituaries/2019-lisa-dianne-maliska.

Heart of Heroes Blood Drive a Success

Student Services holding the Heart of Heroes trophy.

The Heart of Heroes Blood Drive was a success. Brenau donated 21 pints of blood, which will help to save about 30 lives! Student Services won the Heart of Heroes award with 7 pints donated. The College of Business & Communication and the Math & Science Department tied for second and third place. The Heart of Heroes is on display in the Learning Center for the 2019 calendar year.

Health Services appreciates everyone who showed up at the drive. Also a big shout out to Danny’s Donuts and Marco’s Pizza for donating items! Thank you to the Brenau Community for making this drive a huge success!

Brenau University Hotel Local Rates

We welcome a new Holiday Inn Express to Gainesville. They have asked that we share the booking link for securing the Brenau rate for your guests. The Brenau rate is $109 per night. Details about the new hotel and services offered are also located at the link.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gainesville – Lake Lanier Brenau rates are available at Area: https://www.hiexpress.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=EX&localeCode=en&hotelCode=GVLGV&rateCode=IEAY7&_PMID=99502056&corpNum=100295184&viewfullsite=true

Please be aware of two other hotels in Gainesville that also offer special rates to Brenau:

The Fairfield Inn & Suites offers rooms at $109 per night for guests of Brenau. Book at https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1546532344501&key=CORP

The Hampton Inn by Hilton offers a Brenau corporate rate of $109 per night.
Book through: hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/reservations/index.jhtml?hotel=GVLGAHX&corporateCode=0002692796.

Heart of Heroes Blood Drive, Feb. 6

The Heart of Heroes trophy.

Department of Student Services holding Heart of Heroes TrophyBrenau Health Services will be holding the Heart of Heroes Blood Drive for the Coveted Heart of Heroes Heart Trophy (pictured above).  Student Services is in possession of the heart for the 2018 year. Can your Brenau University department steal the heart from them?

The department that donates the most pints of blood will win the honor of holding the heart for the 2019 year. The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be Feb. 6, in Sellars Gallery from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Be a hero and donate blood!

Signup on the Red Cross Drive Page for Brenau and if you sign up ahead of time you could win a secret prize.


Russell Willis Receives Educator of the Year Award

The South Fulton Chamber of Commerce awarded the 2018 Educator of the Year Award to Fairburn Campus Director Russell Willis at their Annual Awards Luncheon held on Dec. 20, 2018.

Willis has been an active participant in the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce and other civic organizations in the area for over five years.

Congratulations, Russell!

Business After Hours at BIBU

Join Brenau’s College of Business and Communication from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, for outstanding networking and a great menu provided by Hop’s Kitchen! Meet faculty and tour the Business Incubator at Brenau University, located at Brenau East in Gainesville. Find out more and register.

Blood Drive Tomorrow, Tues. Nov. 27

You have a chance to help save a life by donating blood tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Sellars from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up to donate now.

United Way Pledge Presentation

If you weren’t at the Open Enrollment meeting or you were unable to complete your United Way pledge card, you can still make a donation or sign up for payroll deduction through ADP when you select your 2019 benefits.

Please see the following video from Phil Bonelli, senior vice president of Regions Bank and the 2018 United Way campaign chair, for more information.