Spectrum Winds New Music Ensemble seeking faculty, staff who play instruments

Donald Strand, adjunct instructor of music, conducts the Spectrum Winds. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Donald Strand, adjunct instructor of music, conducts the Spectrum Winds. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau University’s Spectrum Winds is featuring a New Music Ensemble. This young, New Music Ensemble plays jazz, classical and popular music with a special emphasis on jazz and has concert dates this spring.

We invite all faculty, staff, alumni and community members who play instruments to be a part! We rehearse on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in Banks Hall located in the Burd Center on Academy Street. For more information please contact Dr. Howard at tsterrs-howard@brenau.edu.

Hope to see you there!

GTA Presents February Festival of Theatre

For the 11th year, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance is preparing its February Festival of Theatre, serving up not one but two productions: Noises Off and Men On Boats.

Noises Off brings nonstop laughs when a company of second-tier actors stumble through their final rehearsal of “Nothing On,” a silly sex romp, and can’t even get through the first act without serious and hilarious problems. Playwright Michael Frayn’s comedy has enjoyed three Broadway runs and is rated PG13.

Men on Boats is the true(ish) story of John Wesley Powell’s 1869 expedition, when the one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Ten men and four boats take on the Grand Canyon and the American wilderness in this witty, boldly written adventure. The catch? The cast is all female.

Noises Off opens on Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Men on Boats opens on Friday, Feb. 15, both running through Feb. 23, with matinee performances on Sunday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 23. Patrons can purchase tickets and select their own seats at the GTA website, www.gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org, or by calling the GTA Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays at 678.717.3624.

GTA is an acclaimed collaboration between Brenau, the University of North Georgia, theater professionals and the North Georgia community.

Heart of Heroes Blood Drive a Success

Student Services holding the Heart of Heroes trophy.

The Heart of Heroes Blood Drive was a success. Brenau donated 21 pints of blood, which will help to save about 30 lives! Student Services won the Heart of Heroes award with 7 pints donated. The College of Business & Communication and the Math & Science Department tied for second and third place. The Heart of Heroes is on display in the Learning Center for the 2019 calendar year.

Health Services appreciates everyone who showed up at the drive. Also a big shout out to Danny’s Donuts and Marco’s Pizza for donating items! Thank you to the Brenau Community for making this drive a huge success!

High Museum Student Internship Application is Live

Information on summer internships at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta is now available on their website. Brenau University is given one guaranteed summer internship spot as a part of our affiliate agreement. Please share this with your students who may be interested and encourage them to apply.

Please note the deadline for submitting an application is Friday, March 22.

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 $1,500 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.

One Love Foundation Coming to Brenau Feb. 13

One Love logoThe One Love Escalation Workshop is coming to the Gainesville historic campus at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Pearce. This engaging, emotional workshop transforms the way students view and discuss relationship abuse. Be on the lookout for stickers and pens so that your department can help support healthy relationships among students on our campus.

To learn more about the One Love Foundation and its story, visit www.joinonelove.org.

‘Forever Plaid’ opening at the Historic Holly Theater

Forever Plaid Image

​What happens when a 1960s singing group never makes it to their first major performance because the car they were in was struck by a bus of Catholic school girls who were on their way to see the Beatles make their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show?

Forever Plaid takes you on a journey to answer just that! Bringing back popular “Golden Oldies” such as “Three Coins In A Fountain,” “Sixteen Tons,” and “Heart and Soul.” The Plaids attempt to finally move on through to the afterlife, which cannot happen until they finally do what they were put on Earth to do: sing in harmony!

The gala opening will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. Friday, 15. Shows run Feb. 16-17, Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., and Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m. The show is ​rated PG.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.hollytheater.com/forever-plaid.html: Adults $25, Students & Military $15.


Retirement Adviser on Campus Feb. 21

Kelly from Cannon Financial will be available to meet employees on Feb. 21. To set up a time to meet with Kelly, please visit https://cannonfinancialstrategists.com/brenau/.

Jewelry Making Workshop, Jan. 8

The Center for the Arts & Design is hosting a five-Friday mini series on jewelry making. Participants will learn the foundations of jewelry design, construction and embellishment.

The first workshop is from 1-3 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 8, in the Geiger painting and sculpture studio. It will focus on chain making and penny enameling and is free and open to Brenau staff, faculty and students. Please contact Polly Evans-Thomas at pevans-thomas1@brenau.edu if you have questions or would like to reserve your spot.

Norcross Campus Celebrates Black History Month

Image of postage stamps celebrating black history

Presidential advisors, poets, musicians and more: For Black History Month, the Norcross campus is celebrating African-Americans who have left their stamp on the world.

Pick up blank stamps in the lobby and tell us how you will leave your stamp on the world.

Final Day to Order a Valentine’s Day Tray from the Staff Development Committee

Thursday, Feb. 7, is the final day to order your Valentine’s Day tray from the Staff Development Committee.

This year, we have included an order option for gluten-free/diabetic friendly treats as well! You will need to order a separate tray if you would like this option.

Have a coworker who always goes the extra mile? Want to do something sweet for your staff? Do you want to give your sweetheart at home a variety home-baked treats instead of a standard box of chocolates? The Staff Development Committee is here to help and will do the baking for you!

We are offering small, medium and large trays. Small trays are $6 and are good for an individual or 2-3 people. Medium trays are $12 and will serve up to 10 people. Large trays are $24. They are twice the size for medium trays and should serve up to 20 people. The gluten-free/diabetic-friendly trays will be the size of a small tray, and will cost $12. This cost is to accommodate the higher cost for the ingredients needed!

Place your order using the form provided at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvS0l4JmC9pgmTaxb5BiHeljrOKFOjltziIUuGKrjHqS661Q/viewform?usp=sf_link or contact Andi Savage at asavage@brenau.edu or Angie Graham at agraham2@brenau.edu, if you have any questions.