Murder Mystery to Happen Tomorrow, Rain or Shine!

The Staff Development Committee’s 2018 Murder Mystery and Scavenger Hunt: Death by Song will take place tomorrow Thursday, April 26, 11 a.m. rain or shine so bring your rain boots and umbrellas and prepare to have fun!

The finish line and lunch have been moved from the amphitheater to the SUB. Should severe weather occur the event will be postponed till May 10 as part of the Faculty and Staff Picnic. If you have any questions regarding the event email Tiffany Wilson at twilson3@brenau.edu or Lainey Kennedy at lwelsch1@brenau.edu.

Center for Health and Well-being Closing for Summer

The Center for Health and Well-being continues to be open Mondays through Thursdays until May 31. It will reopen on Aug. 1.

Should any current students or any new students have questions about Health Services forms, center staff will be checking and answering emails periodically at healthservices@brenau.edu.

Brenau University Counselor Gay Baldwin can be reached in case of a mental health issue at gbaldwin@brenau.edu.

Correction: Counseling and Psychological Services Summer Hours in Norcross

Beginning May 14, the Brenau University Center for Counseling and Psychological Services in Norcross will operate on a summer schedule.

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 Norcross center can be reached at 470-228-8942.

The Gainesville center will clinic hours will not change and are:

  • Monday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Gainesville center can be reached at 770-297-5959.

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

Cost:

  • 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

Staff Needed for Commencement Ceremonies May 4-5

Spring Commencement ceremonies are scheduled at the Gainesville historic campus front lawn at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4, for the Women’s College ceremony, and the university ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5.

Event Services is looking to fill support roles for each ceremony beginning Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided to Saturday staffers if the rain plan is executed, as it adds a second ceremony. Available event staff positions are ushers/crowd control, greeters/ticket takers, and parking attendants. Flex schedules or overtime will be permitted for this event. Please contact Danielle Miller at ddifede@brenau.edu or call 770-297-5456 to participate.

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.

Cost:

  • 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

Reminder: Occupation Haiku and Elixir Reading and Reception on Tuesday

The joint Occupation Haiku and Elixir reading and reception will take place Tuesday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Quiet Zone.

The event is the culmination of the fourth annual Occupation Haiku Contest hosted by the School of Occupational Therapy and the Department of Humanities to celebrate National Occupational Therapy Month and National Poetry Month.

These poems use the traditional 5-7-5 syllable verse form of the haiku to capture a moment of human occupation or daily life and suggest its significance.

Betty Hasselkus, internationally known occupational therapy and science scholar, judged the entries along with Sandy Brim and Kathryn Locey. Read more on the Occupation Haiku Contest flyer (PDF).

‘Sharecropper’s Son’ Book Now Available

Dr. James Southerland’s memoir, “Sharecropper’s Son,” is now available on the Brenau Gainesville campus and from online book retailers. You can order your copy at brenau.edu/sharecroppers-son.

If you are interested in a signed copy, you can contact Alison Reeger Cook at 770- 534-6160 or areeger-cook@brenau.edu. All proceeds go to Brenau University.

Interior Design Retrospective Opening, Reception for Lynn Jones TODAY at 5 p.m.

Professor of Interior Design Lynn Jones speaks during the Interior Design Retrospective at the Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Gainesville, Ga. Photo by Jason Getz / Brenau University

Professor of Interior Design Lynn Jones speaks during the Interior Design Retrospective at the Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Gainesville, Ga. Photo by Jason Getz / Brenau University

Please join us this evening, April 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Leo Castelli Gallery to celebrate the opening of “20 I 30 I 45,” a special exhibition highlighting the history of the Interior Design Department at Brenau and honoring Lynn Jones for her 30 years of service.

Please stop by to wish Lynn a happy retirement! For more information, contact Allison Lauricella at 770-534-6263 or at alauricella@brenau.edu.

Brenau Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence at Honors Convocation

Cierra Franklin receives the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Scholarship during the Brenau University Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 12, 2018. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau University recognized 68 students for their outstanding academic achievements during the annual Honors Convocation Thursday, April 12, in Pearce Auditorium. The ceremony honors the top Brenau scholars across all disciplines, from the arts to health sciences to business majors, and it recognizes the dedicated work of all students and faculty that makes Brenau a great institution of higher education.

“Everyone here today is essential to our vibrant traditions,” said Provost Jim Eck. “We have a distinguished faculty that attracts fantastic students. Today’s ceremony conveys our sense of pride in our Brenau University students.”

To read the full release, see “Brenau Awards Students for Academic Excellence at Honors Convocation” on Brenau’s main website.

Lori Gann-Smith’s Going Away Party, April 24

Lori Gann Smith Retirement Party Flyer (information represented in body text)The Art & Design Department invites you to come and celebrate on Tuesday, April 24, as Lori Gann-Smith sets off on new adventures. The party will be held in the Fashion Lab at Burd, room 302 from 3:30-5 p.m.