Attend the free Brenau Holiday Concert

Bobby Ivey directs the Vocal Chamber Ensemble at Pearce Auditorium during "Concerts Connecting Cultures...Get Your Passport Ready!" presented by the Brenau University Department of Music.

The Departments of Music and Dance will present a Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Hosch Theatre of the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts.

A unique collaboration of music and dance, the concert will feature a performance of Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols performed by the Brenau University Vocal Chamber Ensemble, directed by professor Bobby Ivey, and Brenau dancers choreographed by professor Madia Cooper-Ashirifi.

This festive holiday performance will also include the Brenau Spectrum Singers, directed by Ivey, and the Cresswind Community Chorus, directed by Chuck Bridwell. Come join us as we kick off the holiday season with a delightful program of music and dance.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

An Irish Halloween full of ghost stories, food and fun

It’s no trick and only a treat that Brenau University will be presenting Halloween festivities featuring hauntingly good tales by Kathy Amos in celebration of Halloween. Enjoy some food and fun as we celebrate Ireland on All Hallow’s Eve as part of International Week. We will be enjoying food and pastries while hearing Halloween stories.

Join us from 6:30-7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Thurmond McRae Hall as part of International Week at Brenau and a Halloween celebration. Come learn about the Irish traditions that make up our modern holiday!

All ages are welcome. The event is free. Read more information on the flyer.

Highest Praise: Brenau Gospel Choir Workshop and Solo Competition, Nov. 4

Highest Praise flyerJoin the Brenau Gospel Choir and community members, under the direction of Portia Burns, for High Praise, a celebration of praise and worship music, at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 in Pearce Auditorium. The event will feature a gospel choir workshop concert, as well as the final solo auditions for the Brenau Gospel ExperienceAmerica’s Got Talent finalist The CraigLewis Band will be guest judges. Admission is $5 for all attendees.

Lip Sync Challenge for Halloween!

To join in the fun please email

The Staff Development Committee’s Halloween Costume Contest and Fall Festival will be Oct. 31 on the lawn by the Tea Room. Please come join the fun!

Jacksonville Campus To Host LifeSouth Blood Drive – Sept. 18

Did you know, one pint of whole blood can save up to three lives? The Brenau University Jacksonville campus will host a LifeSouth Blood Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. All donors will receive a recognition item and free cholesterol screening.

Brenau University Center for Counseling and Psychological Services Norcross Fall Hours

Beginning Monday, Aug. 27, the Brenau University Center for Counseling and Psychological Services in Norcross will be operating on its fall schedule.

The Norcross Center will be open:
Monday and Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 470.228.8942

How would you schedule a counseling session? Call the center, provide some basic information and your assigned counselor will set up an appointment.

How much does it cost?
Students: $5 at intake; $5 per session
Alumni/faculty/staff: $25 intake; $15 per session
Community: $25 intake; $20 per session

Jacksonville campus hosts seminar: Workforce Issues in the 21st Century

Panelists at the Jacksonville campus seminar provide insight on workplace issues in the 21st century.

Dr. Maja Zelihic introduces the panelists.

On June 1, the Jacksonville campus hosted a seminar, Workplace Issues in the 21st Century, for area HR and business professionals. Through a panel discussion and multiple breakout sessions, Brenau instructors and business and education partners from the Jacksonville community addressed the topics of Building a Strong Workforce: Trends and Challenges; Workplace Harassment – Then and Now; Managing the Multi-generational Workforce; Challenges of an Educated Workforce; and Truths About Unconscious Bias in the Workplace. The well-attended event received excellent reviews.

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

Center for Counseling and Psychological Services Summer Hours

Beginning May 14, the Brenau University Center for Counseling and Psychological Services will be operating on a summer schedule.

Both the Gainesville and Norcross centers will be open:

  • Monday: 1-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Gainesville center can be reached at 770-297-5959, and the Norcross center can be reached at 470-228-8942.

To schedule a counseling session, call the center, furnish some basic information and your assigned counselor will set up an appointment.


  • Students: $5 at intake; $5 per session
  • Alumni, faculty and staff: $25 intake; $15 per session
  • Members of the public: $25 intake; $20 per session