Thanks for Participating in Kickball 2018

Thanks to all who participated in the Kickball event on Saturday, Oct. 6. Brenau took home the second place trophy! Employees who participated were awarded five Wellness Activity Points. Another opportunity to play will be coming up in February or March of 2019.

Recent policy updates from HR

FSG 1-08 update

The policy 1-08 G. Classroom Relocation has been updated to say, should classes need to be temporarily relocated, Event Services must be contacted to maintain an accurate class schedule within the Event Management Software.

FSG 3-04 update

The policy FSG 3-04 Americans with Disabilities Act has been revised to include information on Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals. Employees should review and acknowledge in their ADP Employee Portal.

Wellness Activity Tracker Updated

The Wellness Activity Tracker has been updated with recent wellness activities. Employees can check how many points they have by following this path: ADP > Resources > Company Information > Forms Library > Wellness Participation Activity Tracker.

Check out new upcoming events that have been added to the wellness schedule (PDF).

Thank you for showing your Tiger Pride!

Brenau faculty and staff members walk along the Tiger Pride Path toward an activity where they left their "paw prints" near the fitness center.

Brenau faculty and staff members walk along the Tiger Pride Path toward an activity where they left their "paw prints" near the fitness center.

Last week employees participated in several events to celebrate Spirit Week at Brenau.

On Tuesday, we held our first employee Tennis Tournament., which had a wonderful turnout. Friday afternoon included a celebration of the new Tiger Pride Path, which is a path of Golden Tigers leading from Owens Student Center to the Fitness Center. We also held our first faculty, staff, student and alumni Softball Tournament, which was a huge success. We hope to make some of these events recurring in the future!

Thanks to all who participated and a big thank you to Facilities for helping with this project in so many ways!

Open Enrollment Meeting Scheduled for Nov. 8

The annual open enrollment meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8, and will  discuss changes in benefits, etc. The meeting starts at 12:30 p.m. in Thurmond McRae.

Complete Required Annual Training for Compliance Requirements by Oct. 12

Institutional Compliance Requirements 2018 training screenshot

Brenau University requires all active employees to complete annual training sessions on a variety of topics throughout the year to demonstrate institutional compliance with federal and state laws and/or liability insurance requirements.

This training session on Compliance Requirements covers the topics of Data Security, FERPA, and ADA and is required for all active employees. Completion of the training will be recorded in the employee’s ADP personnel record for reference and future compliance reporting requirements.

The training program is available electronically through Canvas starting Oct. 1 and will close Oct. 12.

The first 75 employees who complete the training will be entered into a drawing to win one of two gift cards. All employees who are required to take the training will be sent an invitation to participate to their Brenau email account.


Canvas Login Instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Canvas Icon
  3. Enter your user name and password.
  4. If you’ve never logged into your account before) Click “First Time User” (you will be asked for your PERSONAL email and Student ID). If valid you can set your network password. This can only be done once for security reasons. If it says you are not a first time user, proceed with the “Forgot Password” option and enter your USERNAME (not your email address – just the part before the @ symbol) to reset your password (an email will be sent to you with a verification code – don’t forget to check spam folder). The email can be sent to either your personal email or Brenau email if you can still access it. You are allowed to choose which. If the system does not recognize your username then your account is not active and you should check with Admissions/Registrar to inquire as to the status of your registration.
  5. Click Courses on the Left Hand Toolbar and find Compliance Requirements 2018.

For assistance with Canvas please contact the IT Helpdesk at or 770-538-4774.

All employees should complete this training by Oct. 12.

Celebration of Tiger Pride Path Sept. 28

Tiger Pride Path Celebration ImageMark your calendar for Friday, Sept. 28 to join the Celebration of the Tiger Pride Path, the new, painted tiger pathway leading from the Owens Student Center to the Fitness Center. Employees and students will be able to “put their mark” on Brenau during a painting activity at 4 p.m. at the Fitness Center.

Everyone should meet at the entrance of Tiger Pride Path in the Owens parking lot at 4 p.m. We will walk the path as a group to the activity area.

Extra Spirit Week Shirts Available

Human Resources ordered a few extra spirit week shirts. Stop by HR to pick one up if you forgot to register. They are available on a first come, first served basis. Employees will be wearing them on Friday to celebrate Tiger Pride Day during Spirit Week.

The following shirts are available:

2XL (2 extra shirts)
3 XL (2 extra shirts)
L (5 extra shirts)
M (5 extra shirts)
S (6 extra shirts)

Wednesday is last chance to register for Kickin Cancer Kickball tournament

Kickin Cancer Kickball Brenau 2018

Brenau will be playing kickball on Saturday, Oct. 6, to support the American Cancer Society and Gainesville Parks and Rec Children At Play Fund.

The game will take place at Candler Field (City Park) at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and is free for participants who register online before Wednesday, Sept. 26.

All Brenau, Helix and Aramark employees plus friends and family members are eligible to participate. Children ages 8 and up can play.

All participants will receive a free shirt and each Brenau employee participant will receive 5 activity points toward the Wellness Participation Award as well.

Flu Vaccinations Available Sept. 27

Flu vaccines are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, Sept. 26. On Thursday, Sept. 27 Health Services will begin vaccinations. The following dates and times are suggested for anyone who would like a flu vaccine.

If you received the email indicating you were one of the first 50 you should also come during these times. Vaccines will also be available for $15 to anyone who didn’t already sign up. Health Services accepts cash, check and credit card.

The clinic works on a drop-in policy and does not take appointments.

Vaccinations are available:

Thursday, Sept. 27,   8 – 11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 1,   8-11 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 2 ,  8-12 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 8 a.m. – noon and 1-4 p.m.