Center for Health and Well-being Closing for Summer

The Center for Health and Well-being continues to be open Mondays through Thursdays until May 31. It will reopen on Aug. 1.

Should any current students or any new students have questions about Health Services forms, center staff will be checking and answering emails periodically at

Brenau University Counselor Gay Baldwin can be reached in case of a mental health issue at

Correction: Counseling and Psychological Services Summer Hours in Norcross

Beginning May 14, the Brenau University Center for Counseling and Psychological Services in Norcross will operate on a summer schedule.

Norcross centers will be open:

  • Monday: 1-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Norcross center can be reached at 470-228-8942.

The Gainesville center will clinic hours will not change and are:

  • Monday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Gainesville center can be reached at 770-297-5959.

To schedule a counseling session, call the center, furnish some basic information and your assigned counselor will set up an appointment.


  • Students: $5 at intake; $5 per session
  • Alumni, faculty and staff: $25 intake; $15 per session
  • Members of the public: $25 intake; $20 per session

‘Sharecropper’s Son’ Book Now Available

Dr. James Southerland’s memoir, “Sharecropper’s Son,” is now available on the Brenau Gainesville campus and from online book retailers. You can order your copy at

If you are interested in a signed copy, you can contact Alison Reeger Cook at 770- 534-6160 or All proceeds go to Brenau University.

Reminder: BOTSA Bruster’s Percentage Night, April 16

The Brenau Occupational Therapy Student Association (BOTSA) is hosting a fundraising percentage night at Bruster’s in Gainesville on Monday, April 16, from 6 -9 p.m. Coupon books will also be available at Bruster’s that night for $10. Please come enjoy ice cream and support BOTSA.

Brenau Senior Fashion Show Saturday, April 14

Brenau University Collections 2018 flyer

Brenau’s Department of Art & Design invites you to attend the Senior Exhibition Fashion Show this Saturday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium.  Brenau students will model apparel designed and created by Brenau’s senior fashion design and fashion merchandising students.

Tuesday Spectrum Winds, Portale Musicale – and More!

In addition to the Tuesday, April 10, Spectrum Winds woodwind ensemble and juried soloists from the Department of Music in the  HONORS Il Portale Musicale, the Department of Music has several instrumental music treats in store. 

Dr. Tamika Sterrs-Howard, Ben Leaptrott, and Don Strand will perform a composition she composed for flute,  piano and trombone, respectively, as well as the second movement of the Ibert Concerto for flute.

Additionally, senior Ashley Childs will present her capstone on the history of the tuba between performances. The evening’s schedule is as follows:

  • 7:10 p.m. – Pre-Concert: Dr. Tamika Sterrs-Howard, flute; Ben Leaptrott, piano; assisted by Don Strand, trombone, in the music of Ibert and Sterrs-Howard
  • 7:30 p.m. – HONORS Il Portale Musicale: juried music majors presenting a variety of musical repertoire in several genres and international languages
  • 8 p.m. – Ashley Childs, tuba, Senior Capstone
  • 8:10 p.m. – Spectrum Winds in Concert, Director Don Strand

The evening will be held in Pearce Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Climate Change: A Common Sense Approach and Free Market Solution, April 12

Climate Change FlyerBrenau partners with the University of North Georgia and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby to present Climate Change: A Common Sense Approach and Free Market Solution at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Brenau’s Hosch Theatre, 429 Academy St.

The event is a public, town hall-style event that organizers hope will be enlightening for citizens of all ages, backgrounds and political designations. Speakers include Dr. Mark Farmer, professor of biology at the University of Georgia; Rev. Dr. Bill Coates, pastor of Gainesville First Baptist Church; Rev. John Cromartie, retired pastor of Cumming United Methodist Church; and Dr. Vernon Dixon, retired psychiatrist and member of Citizens Climate Lobby.

Each speaker will present a different aspect or view of climate change, with Farmer presenting recent data on the implications of changing climate, Coates and Cromartie discussing the moral and conservative aspects of climate change, and Dixon outlining a plan to encourage a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.

The public is invited to attend what is sure to be a productive evening of education and cultural enrichment.

Blood Drive this Wednesday, April 4

Brenau Student Government Association has opened up tomorrow’s Sister Class Games Blood Drive to faculty and staff.  Drop by the lobby of the Jacobs building tomorrow, April 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for your chance to donate blood and help save a life.

There will be Jimmy John’s subs, snacks, Chik-fil-A gift cards and a T-shirt for all registered donors. To get a shirt, make sure you register.

‘Fuente Ovejuna’ Performances April 6-9

Based on actual historic events, GTA’s multi-cultural production of Fuente Ovejuna examines the way the residents of a small rural town in southern Spain rebel against a military overlord abusing his power. The production runs April 6-9, at 7:30 p.m., at Brenau University’s Theatre on the Square, 301 Main St. SW.  The show is rated PG13; admission is free.

Drawing from the classic story of an underdog retaliating against hegemony, Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna parallels a number of movements around the world today pushing back against the perceived abuse of power.

Patrons can arrive anytime after 6:30 p.m. to check-in, with theater doors opening at 7:10 p.m.  The rest of the GTA season can be seen at  Call the Box Office with questions at 678.717.3624Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reminder: Monica Kaufman Pearson to Speak March 29

Monica Kaufman Pearson

Monica Kaufman Pearson of WSB-TV’s will be speaking in Jacobs Lobby at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 as part of Media and Business Day, an event hosted by the Office of Admissions and the College of Business & Mass.  Brenau students, faculty and staff members are welcome to attend this event.

Each year a guest speaker highlights his or her own experiences in the business and communication world, giving our local high school teachers and students great insight into what it takes to be successful in their career.

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