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.

A Note from the Postal Service

The Postal Service reminds employees and customers to be safe, watchful and observant regarding the proper identification and disposition of suspicious packages.

There are long-standing established safety and security protocols for identifying and handling suspicious mail and packages, and we are currently reminding employees of those protocols and providing them with other resources that are available to them.

As consumers, please keep in mind that suspicious mail and packages can bear any of these characteristics:

  • Sent unexpectedly or from someone unfamiliar to you
  • Addressed to former employees or use improper job titles
  • No return address or cannot be verified as legitimate
  • Unusual weight given the size, or lopsided or leaking an unknown substance
  • Marked with restrictive endorsements, such as “Personal” or “Confidential”
  • City or state postmark that does not match the return address

Information about our Blood Drives

Brenau University is partnering with the American Red Cross to introduce to you to Blood Journey, a new way to know our lifesaving impact. The blood collected from our most recent blood drive is now on its way to these hospitals:

  • Emory University Hospital
  • Northside Hospital Atlanta
  • Grady Memorial Hospital Atlanta
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Miller County Hospital

Every day, hospitals provide lifesaving blood to patients in need. Your donations remain vital to the lives of patients not only locally, but across the country.

You will have another chance to help save a life by donating blood on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Sellars. Sign up here: redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Brenau.

Send-off for Amanda Roper, Oct. 23

Please join the Brenau Trustee Library for a send-off for Resource Sharing & Library Communications Specialist Amanda Roper in the Lockett-Mitchell Parlour from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 23.

Amanda will earn her Master of Library and Information Science in December and has accepted a position at Chattanooga State Community College’s library working with returning adult students and first generation students in the Tennessee Reconnect program.

Jail and Bail for Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Oct. 9

The Breast Cancer/Domestic Violence fall festival will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, on the front lawn. There will be a plenitude of games and activities for all students, faculty and staff.

The festival will include a Jail and Bail, in which volunteers agreed to be comically arrested for a fictitious silly crime and will raise money for bail. We are suggesting that each individual that wishes to participate raise anywhere from $25- $50. All money raised by you will be divided equally between these two important missions.

Seven Brenau coaches, professors, administrators and staff members have agreed to be jailed. Please support them and this great event!

New Address for Online Orders

Beginning immediately, when ordering items from online sites, please supply a delivery address of:

Your Name/Dept.
Brenau University
102 Prior St., SE
Gainesville, GA 30501-3447

Amazon and several other online retail sites have changed their shipping practices and are using independent contractors for their deliveries. These contractors will deliver anything addressed to 500 Washington St. to the Wheler House, not to the Campus Post Office. They will NOT re-direct your package to the Campus Post Office. These drivers are dropping items off, day and night, with no regard to the security of your packages.

If you are requesting deliveries from companies that have their own delivery service or contract with a trucking company or UPS or FedEx for deliveries, and your office is in a “stand-alone” location with a recognized street address, you may have shipments directed to your individual office address. If however, your office is located inside another campus building, it will likely not be possible to deliver directly to your office and you should use the address above. Please email vsmedley@brenau.edu if you have questions about your office address.

If you request a delivery and use the 500 Washington St. address as the “Ship to” address, your deliveries will go to Admissions and most shippers will NOT re-route your item(s). Please be careful and thoughtful about the address you use for shipments/deliveries … we can no longer just default to 500 Washington Street, though this will remain as the official address for the University.

Thank you for your assistance, and please contact me with any questions!

Vern Smedley
Campus Post Office Manager

Flu Vaccinations Available Sept. 27

Flu vaccines are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, Sept. 26. On Thursday, Sept. 27 Health Services will begin vaccinations. The following dates and times are suggested for anyone who would like a flu vaccine.

If you received the email indicating you were one of the first 50 you should also come during these times. Vaccines will also be available for $15 to anyone who didn’t already sign up. Health Services accepts cash, check and credit card.

The clinic works on a drop-in policy and does not take appointments.

Vaccinations are available:

Thursday, Sept. 27,   8 – 11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 1,   8-11 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 2 ,  8-12 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 8 a.m. – noon and 1-4 p.m.

2017 Annual Security and Annual Fire Report is Now Available

A PDF copy of Brenau University’s Annual Security and Annual Fire Report are now available on the Brenau University website at https://www.brenau.edu/annual-security-fire-report/ (PDF).

These reports include statistics and information for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus and important information regarding fire safety; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Brenau University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to land accessible from the campus. These reports include statistics from all Brenau campuses. The Security web pages on the intranet also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. You may obtain a printed copy of the crime statistics report by contacting Campus Security at 520 Washington Street, Gainesville or by calling the Security Director at +1-770-297-5896.

Sept. 11 Flu Vaccination Delayed

Health Services has not received our flu vaccines. For that reason flu vaccinations scheduled to start on Tuesday, Sept. 11, will be delayed. Don’t worry! As soon as the vaccines arrive we will make them available to everyone who registered for free vaccination as well as those that would like purchase one for $15.

9/11 Blood Drive on Sept. 10

As a way to honor and show respect to those affected by 9/11, Health Services is hosting a Blood Drive 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10 in the Sellars Gallery. Let’s honor those who lost their life by giving blood and saving another life. The American Red Cross has an emergent need for blood donors.

Health Services would like to challenge the Brenau community to make this a record drive. Over the last three years our record for pints donated is 36. We challenge you to help us get to 40 pints!

Please sign up to reserve your spot at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?order=DATE&range=10&zipSponsor=brenau.