Intro to Ceramics Workshop on Friday

This Friday, Nov. 2, the Center for the Arts and Design will be hosting an introduction to ceramics workshop.

Participants will get a brief introduction to a few hand-building techniques using clay taught by Professor Huy Chu. This workshop will take place in the ceramics lab (on the first floor) of the Simmons Visual Arts Center, from 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

Three-bedroom home for rent

My family and I are moving this week and our landlord is searching for new tenants. We have absolutely adored this home. This is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home located at 3617 Oliver Crest Road, Gainesville GA 30506, 10 minutes from Brenau. The home has a fully fenced in yard and a recently updated kitchen and is zoned for Riverbend Elementary. Our utility bills are also very low.

Simo is a fantastic and very responsive landlord and I would highly recommend him. If you have questions, please contact me at or visit Zillow to see more pictures. Contact Simo Lashgar directly at +1-678-887-5371 or via Zillow.

Spectrum Winds Recruiting Brenau Musicians

Brenau’s Spectrum Winds New Music Ensemble is truly a post-modern ensemble for rhythm section, woodwinds and brass with repertoire that blends the styles of traditional classical, jazz, modern, popular and original music into a single expression reflecting the eclectic soundscape of today’s world.

Spectrum Winds is open to all students on campus, Brenau faculty/ employees, and to experienced adults in the Gainesville-Hall County community. We are recruiting members for all instrument sections including piano, bass, guitar and drums. Ability to read music or a desire to learn to read music is preferred.

If you or anyone you know would like to participate in Spectrum Winds, contact Dr. Sterrs-Howard at

Adopt a Lifetime Best Friend and Companion!

a bundle of adorable kittens

Around July 5, a momma cat climbed under our wood pile and gave birth to six of the cutest kittens you have ever seen. She later moved them into a corner in our garage and made her nursery there. We have been helping her take care of them ever since.

It is now time someone to adopt these loving companions. Help us make a new home for them! They are all different colors: black, grey, yellow, multi. If you (or someone you know) are interested in giving one of these cute kittens a loving home (no fees involved), then contact Dr. Bill Haney at ext. 4703 or via email:

Lori Gann-Smith has Furniture for Sale

Recently retired Lori Gann-Smith and her husband are downsizing before their move to Tennesee and have the following items for sale:

  • Sofa and two matching chairs – $250 OBO
  • Craftsman-style coffee table and end table – $150 OBO
  • various bookcases… contact for details.
  • Washer and dryer… old but still work – FREE
  • King Mattress and box springs – FREE
  • 2 Twin mattresses and box springs – FREE
  • 2 adjustable bed frames – FREE

There will be a yard sale on Friday, June 8 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. with these and other household items.

For more information contact Lori at

Participants Needed for a Group-based Exercise Study

Have you been a caregiver for a family member or friend in the last three years? If so, do you meet the following criteria:

  • Are you a caregiver for someone over the age of 60?
  • Are you at least 60 years old?
  • As a caregiver, have you experienced weight loss, felt depressed or lonely, or needed help yourself?

If these apply to you, please come join our 12-week exercise and education program! The program will last one hour, one day a week and will be located at Brenau University’s Downtown Center. The goal of this study is to provide a group exercise and educational program to caregivers.

For more information or to participate, contact Dr. Jeananne Elkins at 404-621-5119 or, or Dr. Tracy Wright at 404-455-4522 or

Free Eight-Week Exercising Safely Course

Brenau student physical therapists are hosting “This is My Health: Exercising Safely,” a free eight-week course of basic health knowledge and supervised exercise to help you exercise safely. Coordinated and led by Dr. Kathye Light, this course will be two hours once a week on Wednesdays, beginning with a basic education section followed by supervised aerobic, strength and flexibility training.

The program starts Wednesday, June 6, 1-3 p.m. The course will be held at the Brenau University Downtown Center. You can park in the free parking deck and enter in the front doors.

If interested, please email Emily Stamps at

Searching for a Vehicle to Assist Nonprofit Organization

Crystal Toombs’ mother, Gloria Frazier, is looking for a mid-size car or small SUV to aid in the work of her nonprofit organization, Prodigal Sons & Daughters Ministries, Inc. Please send pictures, car specs and asking price to

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education guideJill DeMarotta is collecting Box Tops for Education, which can be found on hundreds of products such as Kleenex boxes, General Mills cereal boxes and Ziplock freezer bag boxes. Each Box Top for Education is worth 10 cents and will be donated to a public elementary school. Please email Jill at and she will pick them up from you.

Brand New Nutribullet Pro for Sale

Brand new Nutribullet Pro for sale.For sale: a brand new Nutribullet Pro blender, still in the box. We’re asking $85, or best offer. They normally retail for $100. We received it as a gift, but already have one. If you’re interested, contact Allison Lauricella at