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

New Package Retrieval Door at Campus Post Office

Dutch Door at Brenau Post OfficeThe new “Dutch” door in the Brenau campus post office is for retrieving packages.  It is not to be used for entry or exit unless a package is too large for the open half of the door.  Please use the main door of the post office to enter.

If you do not wish to come in to retrieve your packages, we will gladly hand them to you in the open half of the door.  Thank you.

Customs Form Requirements for Military Mail

The Postal Service™ reminds customers who are sending packages to loved ones serving abroad to place a properly completed customs declaration on all mail addressed to APO/FPO/DPO ZIP Code™ locations containing non-dutiable items weighing 16 ounces or more or any goods or merchandise, regardless of weight or service option.

Customers are encouraged to generate an electronic customs form online or request and complete the appropriate hard-copy PS Form 2976, 2976-A or 2976-B at a USPS retail location for the Retail Associate to finalize the transaction.

Packages without a properly completed customs form are subject to being returned to sender or seized by a foreign customs authority while in transit to the final destination. Complying with these requirements helps to ensure that personnel serving our country around the world in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their care packages.

Aramark switches to more sustainable toilet tissue

With Aramark’s continual pursuit to provide sustainable solutions, Facilities has entered into a partnership with Georgia Pacific to provide Compact® coreless toilet tissue and dispensers.

Here are some points below around the sustainability of Compact®:

  • 95 percent less packaging compared to traditional standard roll bath tissue by eliminating cardboard cores, outer wraps and corrugated materials
  • Contains at least 25 percent post-consumer recycled fiber and meets or exceeds EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines
  • No core allows for nearly 100 percent toilet paper usage and eliminates stub roll waste
  • USDA Certified Biobased product
  • UL ECOLOGO Certified: Certified for reduced environmental impact. View specific attributes evaluated at UL.COM/EL UL-175
  • Meets Green Seal Standard GS-1 based on chlorine free processing, energy and water efficiency, and content of 100 percent recovered material, with a minimum of 25 percent post-consumer material
  • Gives 6x the capacity of standard 2-ply rolls of tissue (less run out)

Later this week, Georgia Pacific will begin changing out the tissue dispensers in most common restrooms. In addition to helping our housekeeping staff standardize our product delivery, this will help us provide a more uniform appearance throughout our facilities. Thank you and may everyone have a
great school year.

Learn more about Compact Coreless Sustainability (PDF).

2018 Fall Prevention Expo to be held Sept. 21

According to the CDC, falls are the highest cause of injuries and death from injury among older Americans. Not only that, but falls increase with age, as does their cost. The CDC reported the total medical costs for falls surpassed a staggering $50 billion in 2015. Fall injuries are within the top 20 most expensive medical injuries.

To respond to these startling statistics, Brenau University, Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging hosted the first Fall Prevention Expo in the Hall County area last September. A core planning group recruited volunteer professionals in order to provide select health screenings, exercise and fall recovery demonstrations, and consultation to older adults in the Hall County area during the event. The community turnout for a first time event was excellent with over 150 people attending the expo.

The energy from the 2017 Falls Expo inspired community professionals to join together to form the Gainesville Fall Prevention Coalition in 2018. This network of professionals and passionate community members got to work, meeting monthly to take action on falls. The Gainesville Fall Prevention Coalition is a partnership between area community and healthcare organizations with a mission to connect the community with services, awareness preventing falls and injuries from falls.

The coalition, along with the core planning group is working to plan the second annual Fall Prevention Expo on Friday, Sept. 21.

This year’s Falls Prevention Expo is being held jointly with the Getting Older & Better Workshop, sponsored by The Medical Center Auxiliary and brought to you by Brenau University Ivester College of Health Sciences, Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging and Trauma & Acute Care Surgery of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Seniors and caregivers are invited to attend the event on Sept. 21 at the Brenau Downtown Center, located at 301 Main St SW in Gainesville. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 8:45 for registration).

Join us for education about preventing a fall and how to reduce your risk of injury from a fall. Included also will be free screenings, demonstrations, home safety tips, community resources, giveaways and more! Registration is required and space is limited! This event is free and includes lunch and a complimentary gift. Go to to register online or call 800-347-1416.

Updated Paymerang Instructions

Paymerang has provided a newer, updated version of the enrollment instructions previously provided in the Update. Please download the updated instructions (PDF) below at and don’t hesitate to reach out to Toby Hinton at with any questions.

Download the revised instructions (PDF) at

Carrie Williams Named Rotarian of the Year

Carrie Williams, development data administrator for Alumni Relations, has been named Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Braselton.

Williams was recognized for practicing “service above self,” for taking a lead role in the club’s fundraising events and golf tournament, for volunteering with projects and being proactive to address problems.


Condolences to Jody Wall and Family

Dorothy Pritchett York, mother of Brenau Chief of Staff Jody Wall, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the age of 89.Dorothy Pritchett York, mother of Brenau Chief of Staff Jody Wall, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, at the age of 89.

Funeral services will be Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m., at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, in Demorest, Georgia. Interment will follow in Habersham Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 9, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

“She was my example in life,” Wall said of her mother. “She taught me everything.”

Those wishing to express condolences to the family online may do so by visiting

For the full obituary, visit AccessWDUN.

Condolences to Family of Trustee Emeritus Mary Helen Hosch

Brenau Trustee Emeritus Mary Helen Hosch died May 15 in Gainesville, Georgia, at the age of 103.Brenau Trustee Emeritus Mary Helen Roop Hosch died on May 15 at her home in Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia. She was 103 years old.

A special memorial service for Mary Helen will be held at the Gainesville First United Methodist Church Chapel on Monday, June 11, at 11 a.m.

Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Brenau University and Lanier Village Estates Samaritan Fund. Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at