World Dance Showcasing GUMBOOT in Hopkins Dining Hall

World Dance Class students performing

The World Dance Class led by professor and Chair of the Department of Dance Madia Cooper-Ashirifi will be showing off their skills performing the South African dance, Gumboot. The showcase will take place at Hopkins Dining Hall at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, March 25.

Come and enjoy your lunch and some great entertainment!

EXHALE Dance Concert April 11-13

EXHALE flyerThe Department of Dance presents EXHALE, a senior thesis/guest artist concert at 7:30 p.m., April 11-13, at Hosch Auditorium.

This innovative and engaging concert will showcase works from senior dance majors Megan Watkins and Susan De Witt, faculty and nationally acclaimed guests artists Joshua Blake Carter from Gus Giordano II, Tiffanie Carson from CKM Dance Company, and Mallory Baxley from Zoetic Dance Ensemble. The concert will be a showcase of creative excellence, breathtaking performances and versatility from our talented artists.

General admission is $7. For seniors, children under 12, college students with a valid ID and Brenau alumni, it is $5. Free admission for Brenau faculty, staff and students with a valid ID. For more information, call 770-538-4764 or email

Eggs, organic food plants will be focus of Nutrition and Wellness event March 27

Aisa Goforth, left, and Hannah Rucks-Zaoui at the greenhouse, part of the BUGS Garden.

Did you know that eggs have a nutritional value even after you’re done eating them?

The Brenau University Garden Society (BUGS) will show a creative way to use eggs for preventing blossom end rot and producing better quality fruit. Talks by senior Hannah Rucks-Zaoui and sophomore Aisa Goforth are part of the National Wellness Month “Eggs in the Garden” event at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, in front of Hopkins Dining Hall.

Employees can earn one wellness point by attending. The event is a collaboration between BUGS, Hall County Master Gardeners, the Brenau Wellness Committee and the Office of Human Resources.

Master Gardener Don Linke assists BUGS members with project planning in the greenhouse.

In addition to practical demonstrations of mulching eggshells or even using them as planting vessels, local Master Gardener and dietitian Annette Hinton is showing her technique for preparing healthy egg frittata with organically grown, pesticide-free vegetables contributed by the BUGS garden on campus.

This is an opportunity to meet students of the garden club, chat with Master Gardeners, learn about excellent nutrition and pick up tips for growing food as well as preparing it.

“We’re very excited about showing some of the BUGS products again,” said Rucks-Zaoui, the club’s president. “Producing your own food is a skill that students learn for life. But what’s even better is when you produce it without chemicals, and that’s one of our main rules at the campus garden.”

“The Hub at the High” Classroom Space for Affiliate Partners at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

The High Museum of Art classroomThe High Museum of Art has finished work on a classroom space attached to the side of the museum on Arts Center Way Northeast in Atlanta.

This space is free for Affiliate Member Institutions like Brenau to use. If you are interested in taking a trip to the High Museum with students, you can arrange to have this classroom space at your disposal 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is equipped with tables, chairs, whiteboards, a restroom and a small kitchenette. It is also available for events, pending approval from the High.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or would like to reserve the space, contact Nichole Rawlings at or 770-534-6181.

A Frozen Ballet March 22-24

Anna and Elsa hug Olaf in Frozen balletThere’ll be magic, there’ll be fun!

The Gainesville Ballet Company will present an encore performance of A Frozen Ballet by award-winning choreographer Kassandra Taylor-Newberry March 22-24 in Pearce Auditorium.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. March 22; 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 23; and 2 p.m. March 24. Tickets are $14-28 and can purchased at

For more information: 770-532-4241 or

Jennifer Skidmore Senior Recital, March 22

Jennifer Skidmore Recital flyer image

Jennifer Skidmore, soprano, will perform her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the John S. Burd Center Atrium.

She will sing lyrical gems by Debussy, Campra, Haydn and Mozart, as well as American spirituals. Julie Brady will accompany on piano, Ben Leaptrott on harpsichord, and Tamika Sterrs-Howard on flute.

The recital is free and open to the public. Refreshments to follow. For more information, call 770-538-4764 or visit

Library Game Night March 26

The library is hosting its first ever game night from 6-9 p.m. next Tuesday, March 26. We will provide games and snacks, though you are welcome to bring in your own games, including video game consoles! Everyone is welcome. View the flyer (PDF) for more information.

Spring Open House Sunday, April 7

Brenau University open house flyerThe Office of Admissions will be hosting our annual Spring Open House event on Sunday, April 7.

Spring Open House always serves as a great opportunity for not only prospective high school seniors to come visit campus, but for all high school aged students.

This year there will be a focus on the career preparation that Brenau University has to offer through our variety of academic programs. We will be offering campus tours, a Brenau student panel session, a financial aid info session for family, and many opportunities to discuss our academic programs with our wonderful faculty and staff.

Please feel free to encourage any family and friends with high school aged students to attend. We will be happy to welcome them to campus!

If you have any questions, contact Ray Lian at 770-534-6171.

2019 Dempsey Dash Shirts For Sale for $5

Shirts from the 2019 Dempsey Dash are for sale in the HR Office for $5.

Proceeds benefit the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Shirts are first come, first served.

Masters in Teaching program Thursday, March 21

The 11th Masters in Teaching: Life Changers at Work event will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Downtown Center.

The program is part of the Master Series founded by Gus Whalen at the Featherbone Communiversity. This year, professor of business ethics James Sennett will be recognized as the Brenau Master Teacher.

All faculty and staff to are welcomed to attend. Please RSVP by email to Joyce Wilson at