Brenau LitFest, Sept. 22

Celebrate literature, art and music this weekend at Brenau LitFest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Brenau Downtown Center.

Meet authors and artists, join workshops to learn about writing and how to find inspiration, enjoy fun children’s activities and more! For more information, go to

Kickin’ Cancer Kickball: Get Your Pink On Oct. 6!

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.

Title IX Training closing today, Sept. 14

Today is the last day for employees to take the Title IX Training. If you have not yet completed the training, please do so before 5 p.m. today.


Login for Returning Employees:

  1. Go to and enter your login information.
  2. In the upper right corner, enter registration code c6a9297d, then add by clicking “Add a Course” in the top right corner of the dashboard.
  3. Register with your first name and last name the way it appears in ADP, then click “next.”
  4. On the next screen, click “get started.”

Login for New Employees:

  1. Go to and click “Register.”
  2. Under Student/Learner, enter the Registration Code c6a9297d.
  3. Click “Next” to create your account. Note: When prompted, you will enter your Brenau 6-digit faculty/staff ID number to receive credit for completion. If you do not know your 6 digit ID number, you can look it up in CampusWeb, review your ADP portal at or you may contact the Human Resources Office or Payroll Office.

All employees should complete Part 1 of the training for faculty and staff by Friday, Sept. 7.

Brenau’s First of 3 ‘Fall Food Truck Fridays’

Boar's Head hot dog cartBrenau’s first of three “Fall Food Truck Fridays” will be held Friday, Sept. 28, starting at 11 a.m. on the lawn of Sorority Circle. Come and enjoy tacos and hot dogs from the Aramark Food Truck and ice cream from “Lil Ice Cream Dude.”

Faculty, staff and guests should be sure to have cash ready. Students will be able to sign in for payment. No lunch will be served in the dining hall on this day unless the event is rained out.

Sophie and the Pirates Stage Tour Sept. 20

The Gainesville Theater Alliance invites the community to a free, open-to-the-public stage tour of WonderQuest’s Sophie and the Pirates Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m. in the historic Pearce Auditorium.

Sophie and the Pirates is a bold, fun-filled adventure about a young girl thrust into the wacky, weird, wonderful world of life aboard a pirate ship. The show opens Sept. 28 and runs through Oct 6. While the stage tour is free, family performance tickets range from $10-12 for adults and seniors, $7-8 for students and children depending on seat location. Patrons can select and purchase their seats at, or by calling the GTA Box Office at 678-717-3624, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please Keep Technology Items Off of Floors

The recent flooding in the Occupational Therapy department is a reminder of why it is critical to keep all power strips, power bricks, computers, printers and other technology-related items off of the floor. Once these items have been underwater (even partially), they cannot be used again due to the risk of electrocution or fire. Georgia fire code recommends all electrical/electronic items be at least three feet off the floor if at all possible, although even a foot off the ground would be helpful. Thank you for helping to keep us all safe!

Indigo Dyeing Workshop with the Center for the Arts & Design

From noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, the Center for the Arts & Design will host an Indigo Dyeing Workshop in the Amphitheater on the Gainesville historic campus.

Indigo dying in a tie-dye patternParticipants will be shown several methods for folding fabric to create patterns while using a non-toxic indigo dying technique. It is a fascinating process and you are welcome to participate or stop by to watch the festivities. This event is free and open to all Brenau University faculty, staff and students.

We have plenty of materials for those who just want to stop in and dye a small fabric item without having to attend the entire workshop. In addition, we will be setting up earlier for anyone who has additional fabric that they would like to dye. Anyone who wants to come early with additional fabric needs to meet at the amphitheater at 11 a.m. to prepare the fabric.

In the case of rain, this workshop will be held in L3 or the Simmons Visual Arts Center. Contact Claudia Wilburn at for questions or for additional information on this workshop.

Rugby anyone?

What’s the difference between a scrum-down and a line-out? What about “kicking to touch” vs “kicking a grubber”? You’ve heard of a quarterback, but what is a halfback or fullback? Where does the term “touchdown” come from? When does a hooker need props and locks?

For the answers to these questions and more, join the men’s Gainesville Rugby Football Club for their start-of-season interest meeting at 6:30 PM, Thursday Sept. 13 at Left Nut Brewery in Gainesville. Feel free to attend whether you’re already interested in playing, you’re looking for a fun and competitive way to get or stay in shape, or you just want to learn more about this adrenaline-filled sport – no prior experience is required!

Contact Drew Ferguson at for more details.

Leading With Confidence Workshop Series – Jacksonville Campus

Leading with Confidence workshop flyerDr. Valecia Brooks-Dunbar, President and CEO of The Center for Confidence and originator of the Confidence Commander brand, will facilitate a Leading With Confidence Workshop Series at the Brenau University’s Jacksonville campus on Sept. 20, 27, and Oct. 4 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Workshop participants will learn how to master the skills, behaviors and mindset of confident leaders. The workshops are free with registration. We hope you can join us for one, two, or all three events! Register today at

Litfest volunteers still needed

LitFest will be here next weekend but we still need your help! Please volunteer an hour (or a few) of your time next Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  at the Downtown Center where we’ll welcome some amazing presenters and have activities for children.

Email Alynne Grace at or call her at +1-770-534-6220 to volunteer or for more information.