High Museum Student Internship Application is Live

Information on summer internships at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta is now available at high.org/teens-and-college/summer-internships. Brenau University is given one summer internship spot as a part of our Affiliate Agreement.

Please note the deadline for submitting an application is Friday, March 23.

Some other important things to note:

  • Brenau is guaranteed one summer internship spot. All students are welcome to apply, and additional Brenau students past the one selected may still be considered within the general application pool.
  • Students should fill out a separate application for each department they are interested in, and Nichole Rawlings recommends selecting their top two or three departments. Students should tailor their personal statement to each department in the respective application.
  • This year, each intern will receive a stipend of $500 to help with parking, transportation, etc.
  • The opportunity is open to rising juniors and seniors and graduating seniors.
  • Students must have a resume, personal statement and one letter of recommendation. The letter must be emailed directly from the writer to High staff (indicated on the application page).

For any questions, contact Nichole Rawlings at nrawlings@brenau.edu.

Calling all Runners and Walkers: Register today for the Dempsey Dash 5K!

Dempsey Dash Banner

Calling all runners or walkers! Register for the Dempsey Dash 5K on Brenau’s Gainesville campus, at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 10. Employees who participate will receive five Activity Points toward the Wellness Participation Program with a cash prize at the end of the year.

Go to brenau.edu/dempsey-dash for a course map, photos from last year’s event and more information. Online registration is available at runsignup.com/Race/GA/Gainesville/DempseyDash5K. Pre-register by Tuesday, Feb. 27 to be guaranteed a T-shirt!

Brenau University Hunger Awareness Week

Brenau’s Staff Development Committee would like to invite you to participate in our Hunger Awareness Week, taking place the week of March 5. Events are scheduled throughout the week, including a speaker, food drive competition, Bowl Painting events and a community service day at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

The week will kick off with a talk by Kay Blackstock, Director of the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, in Thurmond McRae, followed by a screening of the documentary “Hunger in America” at 6:30 p.m.

From 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, and from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, opportunities will be available to paint “empty bowls” for the Empty Bowl Luncheon, an annual fundraiser benefiting the food bank. The cost is $8 per bowl, which will feed up to 100 people.

Finally, from 1-3 p.m. Friday, March 9, Brenau will hold a Community Service Event at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, and all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate.

Sign up by Wednesday, March 7, for this volunteer opportunity at www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=386706330. List “Brenau University” as the group name. Some transportation will be available.

The Staff Development Committee thanks you for your support of these important events during our Hunger Awareness Week!

University-wide Competitive Food Drive

Georgia Mountain Food Bank LogoBrenau’s Staff Development Committee will be holding a food drive competition from Monday, March 5, through Friday, March 8, leading up to our Community Service Day at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank on Friday, March 9.

We will have small group (eight or fewer people) and large group (more than eight people) categories, so sign up by department, sorority, organization or create your own team. Let’s see who can collect the most food for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank!

Team registration will be open from Thursday, Feb. 22, through Tuesday, March 6.

Enter your team’s information on the Food Drive Sign up sheet at docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M1oklZr0QiBhQod4CF5RRGssbabYhxIOyvKItzFeIf8/edit?usp=sharing or email Kelly Peters at kpeters1@brenau.edu with your team’s details and preferred collection location.

Teams will receive points based on their contributions. Most food item donations will receive one point each. Any donations of items on the Georgia Mountain Food Banks’ most needed list will receive two points each, and each package of ramen noodles will cost the team one point.

Most Needed Food Items

  • Canned fruit (no sugar added)
  • Oatmeal (low sugar)
  • Cereal (low sugar)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly (low sugar)
  • Canned meat [chicken, tuna, roast beef]
  • Canned meals [i.e. Chef Boyardee]
  • Pasta (wholegrain preferred)
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned vegetables (low sodium)
  • Beans
  • Rice

Information is also available on the food drive flyer (PDF). Please contact Kelly if you have any questions about this event.

David Markwith Senior Music Recital Friday, Feb. 23

Markwith with a trombone on stage
David Markwith performs during Water, a Musical Perspective, a concert by Brenau’s Spectrum Winds with solos from HONORS Il Portale Musicale. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

David Markwith will perform his senior recital at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in Pearce Auditorium. Markwith, who plays the trombone, will perform musical selections by Handel, Curnow and Blume. The concert will feature the trombone and brass ensemble.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Mandatory Drug-Free Workplace Workshop, Feb. 16 – Mar. 16

Brenau is certified as a drug-free workplace. As a requirement of being a participant in the program, each year employees are required to review the drug free workplace policy and take a short quiz.

Supervisors are also required to review the supervisor presentation and take the supervisor quiz, in addition to the employee quiz.

The workshop and quiz are available electronically via Canvas until March 16. Invitations to take the course will be sent via Canvas to your Brenau email account. This training is a requirement for continued employment at Brenau for all current and active employees.

Canvas Login Instructions:

  1. Navigate your Web Browser to intranet.brenau.edu and click the link in the upper right for Canvas
  2. Enter your username
    1. Your username is your first initial followed by your last name & @brenau.edu
    2. If you have a common last name you may be assigned a number after your last name. Example: jsmith5@brenau.edu
  3. Enter your Password
    1. Your password is the first letter of your first name, plus the MMDD digits of your birthday, plus the first letter of your last name, plus “1!” (a number 1 plus an exclamation point). For example, if your name is Jane Smith and your MMDD is 0402 then your password would be “j0402s1!”
    2. If you have changed and forgotten your CANVAS password you can always click the FORGOT PASSWORD link at the login page to have a link sent to you to change your password.

    For assistance with Canvas please contact the IT Helpdesk at helpdesk@brenau.edu or 770-538-4774.

Zombie Outbreak Volunteers Needed March 14

The Ivester College of Health Sciences needs volunteers for a Zombie Outbreak field day from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14  as part of its Medical Scholars program.  We are looking for faculty and student volunteers to help out as zombies as well as station managers and staff.

Please contact Kelly Peters  at kpeters1@brenau.edu if you are interested in helping out with this event.

Library Book Sale this Week

Library Book Sale flyerStock up on some great spring break reads at our library book sale! We will have an assortment of fiction and non-fiction titles and even some DVDs. Hardbacks are $2 and paperbacks are $1. The proceeds of the book sale will help us enhance our book collection.

The book sale will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Wednesday,  Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library.

Celebrate Chinese New Year, Feb. 16

Friday, Feb. 16, is Chinese New Year! Come celebrate with food and fun in Hopkins Dining Hall for lunch with Chinese inspired dishes and a cultural showcase from our Chinese students.

Heart Smart Dining Day, Feb. 23

February is American Heart Health Month! Brenau’s Wellness Team and Brenau Dining are teaming up to bring you Heart Smart Dining Day.

Eating a heart-healthy diet is important for managing your blood pressure and reducing your risk of heart attack, stroke and other health threats. Come join us in Hopkins Dining Hall on Friday, Feb. 23, at noon for a demonstration of how to prepare healthy meals and sample heart healthy foods.

Faculty and staff receive a discount lunch rate of $5.

Brenau is also trying to put together a Brenau cookbook. Be one of the first 50 to bring a copy of a recipe with you to this event and you will receive a free Healthy Eating Recipe Book.

Employees who participate will receive one Activity Point toward the Wellness Participation Program which awards a cash prize at the end of the year.