Adrian Matejka Poetry Reading Friday, April 12

Adrian MatejkaPlease join us for a poetry reading by Adrian Matejka at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the Quiet Zone of the Trustee Library. A question and answer session will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Quiet Zone.

Adrian Matejka was born in Nuremberg, Germany, and grew up in California and Indiana. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the MFA program at Southern Illinois University. He is the author of The Devil’s Garden, which won the New York/New England Award and Mixology, a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series. His third collection, The Big Smoke, focuses on Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion of the world. It was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His most recent book, Map to the Stars, was published by Penguin in 2017.

Matejka teaches in the MFA program at Indiana University in Bloomington and is the Poet Laureate of Indiana.

Reminder: The Women’s Leadership Colloquium is This Friday

The sixth annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium, brought to you by The Women’s College, is this Friday, March 15, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts’ Hosch Auditorium. A reception will follow.

The keynote speaker is Kimberly R. Powell, principal of ghSMART & Co. Inc. and co-author of New York Times best-seller The CEO Next Door. Featured speakers include Qing Cao, WC ’11, Alumni Association endowed guest speaker and senior marketing analyst at UPS Global Product Innovation and Michele Ozumba, president of the Women’s College Coalition.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register at brenau.edu/wlc.

Please contact Whitney Neveils at ude.uanerb@ttecsuafw or 770-534-6179 with any questions about the event.

Women’s Leadership Colloquium Returns March 15

The sixth annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium, brought to you by The Women’s College, is set for 1:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts’ Hosch Auditorium. A reception will follow.

The keynote speaker is Kimberly R. Powell, principal of ghSMART & Co. Inc. and co-author of New York Times best-seller The CEO Next Door. Featured speakers include Qing Cao, WC ’11, Alumni Association endowed guest speaker and senior marketing analyst at UPS Global Product Innovation; and Michele Ozumba, president of the Women’s College Coalition.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register at brenau.edu/wlc.

Please contact Whitney Neveils at ude.uanerb@ttecsuafw or 770.534.6179 with any questions about the event.

Juliana Gray Poetry Reading Feb. 6

Juliana GrayPlease join us for a poetry reading by Juliana Gray at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Quiet Zone of the Trustee Library. A Q&A session will be held at 3:30 p.m..

Juliana Gray is the author of three poetry collections — Honeymoon Palsy, Roleplay, and The Man Under My Skin— as well as the chapbook Anne Boleyn’s Sleeve. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Birmingham Poetry Review, 32 Poems and other journals, and her humor writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and elsewhere. An Alabama native, she lives in western New York and teaches at Alfred University.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 770-534-6179.

Grrrl PowHER Hour Returns Thursday, Oct. 25

Brenau University alumna Darnisha Coverson, Class of 2012, poses for a July 19, 2017 portrait at the Denver Crime Laboratory where she works in the forensic biology and DNA unit. Photo by Andy Colwell/andycolwell.comGrrrl PowHER Hour returns this Thursday, Oct. 25. This lively annual Women’s College event from 12:30-2 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium brings our community together in a spirit of sisterhood and celebration. Our guest speaker, the extraordinary Darnisha Coverson, WC ’12, a forensic scientist with the Denver Police Department, will share her inspiring story. The event also features student speakers and performers, refreshments and special surprises to commemorate Brenau’s 140th anniversary.

Wear your favorite Brenau spirit gear and black and gold casual clothing. Convocation is required for Women’s College students, but the entire campus community is cordially invited. If you could use some motivation and encouragement, this event is for you! We look forward to seeing you there.

Save the Date: Grrrl PowHER Hour Oct. 25

Grrrrl PowHer Hour LogoSave the date for Grrrl PowHER Hour on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 12:30-2 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium. This year’s keynote speaker is Darnisha Coverson, class of 2012, and the theme is “Defining Moments.”

This informal convocation is required for Women’s College students. Brenau community welcome.

Seeking Sponsors for Empty Bowl Fundraiser

Two of Dr. Sandra Brim’s classes are painting bowls for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank Empty Bowl fundraiser.  Supplies cost $8 per bowl (tax deductible) and her students are looking for sponsors.

If you would like to sponsor a student by donating $8 for supplies, please email Dr. Brim at ude.uanerb@mirbs. She will have the student contact you and come to your office to collect the donation at your convenience.

Erica Dawson Poetry Reading Feb. 8

Please join us for a poetry reading by Erica Dawson at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 at  in the Quiet Zone of the Trustee Library. A Q&A session will precede the reading at 12:30.

Erica Dawson is the author of two collections of poetry: The Small Blades Hurt, winner of the 2016 Poets’ Prize, and Big-Eyed Afraid, winner of the 2006 Anthony Hecht Prize. Her work has appeared in three editions of Best American Poetry, as well as Bennington Review, Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She is director of University of Tampa’s Low-Residency MFA program, and an associate professor in the Department of English and Writing.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 770-534-6195.

Women’s Leadership Colloquium Returns March 16

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The fifth annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium, brought to you by the Women’s College, is set for Friday, March 16, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts’ Hosch Auditorium. A reception will follow.

The keynote speaker is Linda D. Nelson, president of UPS Customer Experience. Featured speakers include Carol Ann Carter Daniel, WC ’68, Alumni Association Endowed Guest Speaker and business development executive of Carroll Daniel Construction Co.; Deborah Mack, civic leader and former Hall County commissioner; and Lydia J. Sartain, partner at Stewart, Melvin & Frost Attorneys at Law.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register at https://www.brenau.edu/about/leadershipcolloquium/.

Please contact Whitney Neveils at ude.uanerb@ttecsuafw or 770.534.6179 with any questions about the event.

Georgia Poetry Circuit Reading: Ravi Shankar

Poet Ravi ShankarPlease join us on Friday, Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Quiet Zone of the Brenau Trustee Library for a poetry reading by internationally acclaimed poet Ravi Shankar. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC and PBS. His latest poetry collection, Deepening Groove, won the 2010 National Poetry Review Prize. For more information, please call 770-534-6179 or email ude.uanerb@mirbs.