Four tickets left for Brenau Atlanta United Game Saturday

The alumni office has four tickets that have come available for the Atlanta United Game this Saturday, Sept. 21. Please contact Ashley Carter if you want them at ude.uanerb@3retraca.

Tech Tools Lunch and Learn, Sept. 26

Members of the Committee for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will present “Encouraging Student Collaboration through Tech Tools” at the Lunch & Learn from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Sellars Gallery.  Bring your Canvas-friendly laptops and tablets to learn and practice strategies for optimal collaboration.

Dr. Bryan Sorohan, professor of education, will share tips and tricks for incorporating screencasting into your teaching. Mary Johnson, instructional designer, will provide insights for making the most of Google Drive, while Dr. Laura Carpenter, associate professor of occupational therapy, will demonstrate how to promote student engagement through the use Google Docs in Canvas.

This presentation is appropriate for those who teach both online or in person. During the session, as time allows, faculty attendees will also have an opportunity to share engaging assignments with one another, brainstorming how to incorporate screencasting and Google Docs to improve them further.  Hot pretzels and veggies with various dips will be provided. Those who would like to join us remotely will be able to at

RSVPs are limited to the first 45 responses; please RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 24, at

How to Mail Merge at Brenau

YAMM logo

Many departments have asked if there is a way to maintain a department newsletters without resorting to paid outside services. The answer is a resounding YES.

Brenau licenses a tool called Yet Another Mail Merge, or YAMM, which allows you maintain a list of email addresses, names, etc., and then send those users customized emails, including tracking so you can see who is opening the emails. If you’d like to learn more about this tool and how it is used, please click this link, which will take you to a collection of videos on how to use the service.

Please try it before looking at outside resources that strain university budgets.

Sewing workshop Oct. 12-13

Sewing workshop flyer

A two-day, intensive skirt-making workshop is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.

In this sewing workshop, hosted by Brenau’s Center for the Arts & Design, participants will learn the basics of fitting, pattern reading, how to choose appropriate fabric and garment construction. At the end of the weekend, each participant will go home with a skirt they have made.

Cost is $50 per person and includes all materials. Each day includes a one hour lunch break. Space is limited and the event is open to the public, so reserve your spot today.

For registration and more info, contact Polly Evans-Thomas at 770.534.6240 or ude.uanerb@1samoht-snavep.

Kimberly Dean is the early bird Campus Campaign winner

Congratulations, Kimberly Dean! You are the winner of the $100 Amazon gift card. We will contact you via email within the next 24 hours with your reward.

Thank you to all our early birds who have already participated in the annual Campus Campaign.

For those who have not participated yet, let’s keep the ball rolling! Visit the link below to make your contribution.

Email Tiffany Greene at ude.uanerb@4eneergt or Carrie Williams ude.uanerb@7smailliwc with any questions.

Learn about pledge rewards and watch a video of Dr. Skleder talking about the Campus Campaign at

Make your Campus Campaign contribution at

Free flu shots in September

Fifty free flu shots will be available for faculty and staff at the Center for Health & Well-Being on the historic Gainesville campus. The free shots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, provided by Cigna as part of our Wellness Program.

After the 50 free shots have been accounted for, employees will be able to receive the shot for $15. Any employee receiving the flu shot will be awarded with one activity point toward the Wellness Participation Award. Email Health Services at ude.uanerb@secivreshtlaeh to sign up for your free shot today. The vaccine should arrive this week and you will notified when you can drop in the clinic for your shot.

Reminder: RSVP to baby shower for Nichole Finley by Sept. 17

Baby shower flyerIf you plan to attend the baby shower honoring Nichole Finley next week, please RSVP to Allison Lauricella at ude.uanerb@alleciruala by the end of the day Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The shower will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Lockett-Mitchell Parlour. Nichole is registered at Target and Amazon.

2019 Friendship Fest, Sept. 21

2019 Friendship Fest on Saturday, Sept. 21, is our reinvented Fall Open House, now outside and fun! New and returning prospective students and their families are invited to come and experience the Brenau Family love.

This is an opportunity for people to connect with new and old friends and interact with booths from departments, organizations, clubs and athletics. Students may meet their admissions recruiters while enjoying carnival food, dancing, games, activities, giveaways, raffles and more — all with a ’70s theme.

Friendship Fest will be from 3-6 p.m. on the front lawn of the historic Gainesville campus. In the event of rain, it will be moved to the Brenau Downtown Center on the Gainesville square.

Guests are invited to dress in tie-dye and register at the following link:

Food Truck Friday, Sept. 20 and 27 Menu

Join us for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays in September at the North Hall Lawn adjacent to the Tea Room for Food Truck Friday. Cost for employees is $5 cash.

The menu for Sept. 20 includes street fajitas, and Sept. 27 is barbecue.

Constitution Day: Tuesday, Sept. 17

Constitution Day slide show

Constitution Day is Tuesday, Sept. 17, and Brenau is acknowledging it in several ways.

Collection Development Librarian Benji Barton is doing a book/media presentation, featuring the slide above, in the Trustee Library through Sept. 23.

PO 101 American Government class taught by Heather Hollimon will be in the Owens Student Center, the Trustee Library and the entrance of the science building from 9:30-10:50 a.m. giving out red, white and blue baked goods with information about the Constitution.

Student Government Association is hosting a voter registration drive on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Yonah Lobby from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will have laptops set up at the table and paper applications for students to self register.

Join us in recognizing the day with the hashtag #ConstitutionDay2019 on social media.