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Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day women holding daisy change

From left, Sarah Rooker, Brittany Arthur, Jondell Taylor, Kassandra Thomas and Alyssa Walawender smile for a photo as they hold onto the daisy chain below the Crow's Nest during class day on Brenau University's Gainesville campus.

Many of us will be making purchases from Amazon today and tomorrow during Amazon Prime Day. Did you know Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to charities and nonprofits, including Brenau University? You get the same shopping experience while supporting Brenau, so it’s an easy way to give back as you load up your shopping cart.

To select Brenau University as your charity visit this link and click Brenau University, Inc.

Help support Brenau University while knocking out holiday gifts or just treating yourself.

Welcome Anne A. Skleder, Brenau’s 10th president

Anne A. Skleder

Today Brenau University embarks on the next chapter of our 141-year history. We are thrilled to welcome Anne A. Skleder as our 10th president.

“As I have prepared to become the 10th president of Brenau University, I’ve found myself feeling overwhelmingly grateful and energized.”

Read a message from President Skleder on Brenau’s main website.

Congratulations to Kristen and Nick Bowman

Hannah Bowman

Kristen Bowman, director of communications and media relations, gave birth to her first child, daughter Hannah Catherine, at 8:29 p.m. Monday, April 15. Hannah weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. The entire family is doing well.

Reminder: Lecture by visiting professor Zhou, Tomorrow April 16

Chinese Architecture and the Imperial Palace flyerThe Center for the Arts & Design is hosting a lecture on Chinese Architecture and the Imperial Palace. Professor Yaxin “Elaine” Zhou is an interior design professor visiting from Anhui Normal University. She will be speaking from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 in Disque Lecture Hall.

This lecture is free and everyone is invited. Space is limited so please email ude.uanerb@1samoht-snavep to secure your spot.

 

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

Spring Open House Sunday, April 7

Brenau University open house flyerThe Office of Admissions will be hosting our annual Spring Open House event on Sunday, April 7.

Spring Open House always serves as a great opportunity for not only prospective high school seniors to come visit campus, but for all high school aged students.

This year there will be a focus on the career preparation that Brenau University has to offer through our variety of academic programs. We will be offering campus tours, a Brenau student panel session, a financial aid info session for family, and many opportunities to discuss our academic programs with our wonderful faculty and staff.

Please feel free to encourage any family and friends with high school aged students to attend. We will be happy to welcome them to campus!

If you have any questions, contact Ray Lian at 770-534-6171.

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

The Office of Admissions hosting Brenau Bound March 23

On Saturday, March 23, the Office of Admissions will hold its annual admitted student event called “Brenau Bound.”

This event is an invite-only opportunity for all admitted students attending the historic campus here in Gainesville. There will be a BBQ lunch provided to students and their family members, along with a resource fair, campus tours and a raffle!

Brenau Bound always serves as a great opportunity for students to secure their spot with the incoming freshman class.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ray Lian in the Office of Admissions at 770-534-6171.

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.