Bike Racks for Sale

For sale:

Yakima King Joe Pro 3 Bike Rack: $70 or best offer.
This rack holds three bikes and can fit on either a trunk or hatchback. Rubber straps make it easy to throw your bikes on the rack and go. Rack can be folded down for storage. Used only a couple of times. Price negotiable.

Allen Sports 103 DN Bike Rack: $20 or best offer.
This trunk rack holds three bikes. Used only a few times. Price negotiable.

If you are interested in either bike rack, contact Allison Lauricella at alauricella@brenau.edu.

Flu Shots Back in Stock at Health Services

Flu shots are back in stock. If you have reserved a flu shot with the health center, please drop by the clinic on Tuesday Sept. 26, to get your injection.

We still have seven FREE flu shots for faculty and staff. To reserve your free flu shot email healthservices@brenau.edu. Once the seven shots are claimed, Health Services will be offering flu shots for $15.

Thursday Lunch & Learn for all Faculty, Adjuncts and Staff Oct. 5

Thursday Lunch & Learn is back next month, from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.

The topic of this Lunch & Learn is “Assisting Students with Non-Academic Needs,” and is open to all faculty, adjuncts and staff. It will be presented via Zoom by Cindy Perry, a professor from University of Tennessee Knoxville. It can be viewed in person at the Bistro in the Trustee Library.

If you cannot attend in person, you can log into the Zoom meeting at https://brenau.zoom.us/j/303281804. Free lunch will be provided to on-site participants.

RSVP by Monday, Oct. 2, to Amy Goetz at agoetz@brenau.edu.
Walk-ins will also be welcomed.

For more information, refer to the flier here: Oct 5 Lunch and Learn Flyer.

Debra Dobkins Speaks at Womens College Coalition Conference

Debra Dobkins, dean of the Brenau Women’s College, spoke Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Women’s College Coalition Annual Conference, held at her alma mater Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.

The WCC Annual Conference was Thursday and Friday, Sept. 21-22, and focused on “Women Creating Change” through education, leadership and philanthropy. Georgia’s four women’s colleges – Agnes Scott, Brenau, Spelman and Wesleyan – were the hosts for the 2017 event, which brought together women’s college presidents, provosts, deans, advancement officers and trustees, as well as key stakeholders and partners in women’s leadership and philanthropy.

Brenau, as a host university, had a large contingent of female faculty and staff present. Dobkins in particular was part of the Leadership Panel that asked: “How do we work together to connect the multi-sector women’s leadership efforts to accelerate women’s progress?”

“For decades we have done great work at Brenau in terms of the co-curricular leadership piece,” Dobkins said. “Our student services team has been amazing in this. We have had a very strong group of servant leaders for years and years. They’ve done great work, and in the last few years, we’ve tried to take this to another level.”

Dobkins said one way the university has done this is through the undergraduate women’s leadership certificate at Brenau, which is 12 credit hours. “We’ve tried to do this by involving more faculty and a more academic focus,” she explained. “These leadership initiatives require a strong partnership between the academic side of the house and student services. We really worked hard to build something that we thought would be viable and workable for our students to prepare them to lead beyond our institution.”

Dobkins was joined on the panel by Sally Kenney, executive director of the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University; Kathryn Kolbert, director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College; and Elaine Meyer-Lee, associate vice president for global learning and leadership at Agnes Scott. The panel was moderated by Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss.

Golden Tiger Way Closure Sept. 27

Golden Tiger Way on the Gainesville historic campus will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 27, through Saturday, Oct. 1, to accommodate Brenau Homecoming festivities.

All vehicles must be removed from the area – which covers the fronts of Yonah, East and Bailey halls, as well as Pearce Auditorium and the Simmons Visual Arts Center – by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Cheesesteak Day Next Thursday

Join us for Philly Cheesesteak Day at lunch next Thursday, Sept. 28, in Hopkins Dining Hall. Chef AB will create made-to-order, authentic Philly cheesesteaks for all to enjoy.

‘Miss Representation’ Screening this Saturday, Sept. 23

As part of her Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) project, Jordan Battle, a senior in the IB program at North Hall High School, has partnered with the Psychology Department to organize a screening of “Miss Representation,” a documentary about the misrepresentation of women in the media. The screening is from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in Thurmond McRae Lecture Hall.

This event is a great opportunity for students to extend their learning outside of the classroom. The documentary encourages students to think critically about information and images in the media and may lead to thought-provoking discussions in the classroom.

In addition to the screening, there will be two female community leaders who will briefly speak about their expertise and experience surrounding women’s issues.

Seats are limited Please RSVP at http://evite.me/A7NcvUWyhT. The event is free, but donations to Gateway Domestic Violence Center are suggested and could include laundry detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes and disinfecting wipes.

Warning: This documentary does not have a rating but contains some profanity and sexual content. The trailer is available at missrepresentation.org.

Fuel Your Body Event Canceled

The Fuel Your Body event scheduled for 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday Sept. 20 in Thurmond McRae has been canceled. The speaker is unable to attend.

Brenau Celebrates Constitution Day with Voter Registration

Kaiya Walker, a sophomore psychology major, checks to make sure she is registered to vote during an event organized by Brenau's Student Government Association. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Kaiya Walker, a sophomore psychology major, checks to make sure she is registered to vote during an event organized by Brenau's Student Government Association. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

In celebration of National Constitution Day, which fell on Sunday, Sept. 17, Brenau Student Government Association held a voter registration drive Monday in Yonah Lobby.

“We are given the right to be able to vote, and I think everyone should exercise that right,” said Amari Banks, senior health sciences major and SGA parliamentarian. “It’s really important for us today particularly because we had a big freshman class just come in, and they’re all between the ages of about 17-19. So a lot of them probably have not registered to vote yet. It’s good for us to catch them now, and it’s convenient for them to be able to register here at school.”

The drive was open to the public and made possible by federal funding. As Sunday marked the 230th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention, Brenau President Ed Schrader also signed a proclamation declaring the entire week Constitution Week 2017.

Send Your Favorite Quotes for Brenau LitFest

Brenau LitFest, Sat. Oct. 14, 2017

What about literature inspires you?

As part of our first annual Brenau LitFest on Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Brenau Downtown Center, we will be creating a Wall of Inspiration with quotes submitted by you.

Share your favorite quotes from books, about books, about writing as an art form and anything else literature-related on social media with the hashtag #BrenauLitFest.