Welcome Jaxton (James) Finley

Jaxton (James) Finley

Nichole and Jimmy Finley welcomed Jaxton (James) Finley on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3:38 p.m. weighing in at 8 lbs 9 oz and 21 1/4 inches. Both mother and baby are well.

Flu cases on the rise, flu shots available

While flu season usually begins in November, health care professionals are seeing an unusually large number of cases already. Sarah Davis of the Center for Health & Well-Being recommends getting your flu shot now.

Employees can also receive the shot for $15 at the Brenau Center for Health and Well-Being. Any employee receiving the flu shot will be awarded with one activity point. If you choose to get a flu shot at another provider, please let Kelley Maddox know by email at ude.uanerb@xoddamk to receive your activity point.

If you receive official notice that one of your students has the flu, please work with that student while he/she is away from class and extend deadlines for assignments as necessary so that the student can complete coursework without academic penalty.

Blood Drive Sept. 24

The September blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Sellars Gallery. There will be free doughnuts and pizza. Sign up prior to the event, donate and get a $5 gift card to Walmart.

The American Red Cross is making an urgent call for blood and platelet donations of all blood types to help combat a blood shortage. Hurricane Dorian caused blood bank donations to drop by the thousands. Currently there is a critical need for all blood types and we would like to showcase Brenau as a considerable source for blood donations.

Leaptrott Trio Concert Sept. 15

Concert flyerEnjoy a delightful afternoon of classical chamber music presented by the Leaptrott Trio at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15,  at Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

The trio includes Ben Leaptrott, Brenau affiliate assistant professor of music, Kenn Wagner, first violinist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Charae Krueger, principal cello with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra.

Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance or $15 at the door. Students with ID are admitted for free. To purchase tickets, go to gfumc.com/events.

Jacksonville Campus to Reopen Monday

We are pleased to report our facilities in Jacksonville are operational following Hurricane Dorian. As many of our faculty, staff and students who evacuated are still returning to the coastal regions, we will reopen the campus on Monday, Sept. 9, to allow everyone time to return to their homes and assess over the weekend.

Aug. 20 All-University Meeting and Luncheon Recordings

Brenau University faculty and staff gathered at the Brenau Downtown Center for the all-university meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20, followed by a faculty and staff luncheon celebrating the start of the 2019-2020 academic year. As part of the luncheon, President Anne A. Skleder held a Q&A session, answering questions submitted in writing by faculty and staff after the morning meeting. Faculty and staff may access an audio recording of the morning all-university meeting and view a recording of the Q&A session through the links below.

Listen to the All-University Meeting

Download audio from Google Drive

Watch the Q&A Session

Watch video on Google Drive

Family Day: Past Times, Pastimes Sept. 8

The Northeast Georgia History Center presents its next Family Day, “Past Times, Pastimes,” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Enjoy this look at entertainment in Georgia from the 18th to 20th centuries with hands-on activities, living history interpretation and demonstrations, and audience participation in games, song and dance that will make the past come alive with fun. Free and open to the public.

For more information: 770.297.5900 or negahc.org

Northeast Georgia History Center forum Sept. 10

The Northeast Georgia History Center will host its next Tuesday forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. This month’s forum will discuss the life of Dr. Crawford Long of Jefferson, Georgia.

Long became the first physician who used ether for surgical anesthesia in 1842. Vicki Starnes, director of the Crawford Long Museum, will share this remarkable story of a country doctor who created a cutting-edge procedure right here in Northeast Georgia.

Admission is $3 for non-members and free for members. For more information: 770.297.5900 or ude.uanerb@retnecyrotsih.

Event Request Form for President Skleder

It is the president’s desire to successfully engage in as many events as possible. In an effort to manage multiple requests for President Skleder to participate in events, the Office of the President shares the following link: Event Request Form for President Skleder.

Please complete the questionnaire as it relates to your event and the president’s attendance. Please keep in mind that the president’s calendar fills up quickly. The earlier you submit your request, the earlier your event will be considered and a response given.

Keeping Jacksonville in our hearts

Outside Views of Brenau's Jacksonville Campus.

Florida remains under a state of emergency due to Hurricane Dorian, and accordingly, Brenau’s Jacksonville campus was closed late last week. Of course, the university’s No. 1 goal is safety. Many students and faculty have been evacuated from their homes. Last week President Anne Skleder reached out to all the Jacksonville students and faculty with a message of support to let them know that their Brenau colleagues are with them in spirit. Skleder also assured them that that the Jacksonville campus will not reopen until the state of emergency is lifted and there is time for safe return travels. For up-to-date information about Hurricane Dorian in Florida visit floridadisaster.org.

While the path is unpredictable and dynamic, all of our Brenau Family who are in Dorian’s path, or have family, friends or homes in the path, are in our hearts. Please stay safe and stay in touch.