Family Day: The War of Jenkins’ Ear, Nov. 10

The Northeast Georgia History Center presents its next Family Day, “The War of Jenkins’ Ear” from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10.

At this free event, learn about the threat to Georgia from forces in Spanish Florida, Gen. James Oglethorpe’s siege of St. Augustine and what daily life in the colony was like through living history interpretation and hands-on activities.

For more information call 770.297.5900 or visit negahc.org.

Grrrl PowHER Hour returns Thursday, Oct. 24

Grrrl PowHER Hour returns from 12:30-2 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 24, in Pearce Auditorium. President Anne Skleder will give the address, and this lively annual event also features student speakers and performers. Informal Convocation is required for The Women’s College students, but the entire campus community is cordially invited. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink or purple in support of two causes crucial to women: breast cancer and domestic violence awareness.

GOLD Speaker Series to feature Leatrice Gochberg, Sept. 25

The Women’s College of Brenau University invites you to hear its GOLD Series Inaugural Speaker Leatrice Gochberg at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Hosch Theatre. The event is required for Women’s College students, but the entire campus community is welcome. Attire is spirit wear; gold is a plus!

For more information about the event, please contact Whitney Neveils at 770.534.6179.

Author Jacquelyn Dowd Hall appearance and book signing Sept. 4

Book coverPlease join us for an author appearance and book signing by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 in the Quiet Zone of the Brenau Trustee Library. Hall will be reading from her new book Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America, the story of Brenau’s most famous — and infamous — alumnae, Grace and Katharine DuPre Lumpkin. A reception will follow and the archives will display items from the period.

The event, hosted by The Women’s College, is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 770-534-6179.

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.