Adaption: Choreographer’s Showcase, April 16

Brenau Department of Dance Presents Adaptation. April 16, 1 p.m.Freshman dance majors are showcased every spring semester through their Composition I course as a way to present their choreographic ideas as a project. This year’s performance, Adaptation, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 in the Blackbox Theater.

Their work is preformed by student members of Brenau University’s Department of Dance.

A question and answer session will be held immediately after the performance for dancers to articulate more about their works to the audience. Admission is free.

Information: 770-538-4764 or ude.uanerb@ofniecnad.

Free Health Screenings for World Health Wellness Week, This Week, April 15-18

World Health Day, celebrated in April each year, commemorates the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on a subject of major importance to global health. The theme for 2019 is Universal Health Care, which is about ensuring all people and communities have access to quality health services where and when they need them without suffering financial hardship.

Brenau hosts Wellness Week from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, April 15 through Thursday, April 18 at the Center for Health & Well-Being on the Gainesville campus.

Nurse Practitioner Sarah Davis will be providing health screens at no charge to employees including:

  • pulse
  • oxygen saturation
  • blood pressure
  • weight/height
  • BMI
  • hemoglobin (anemia screening)
  • A1C (diabetes screening)
  • anxiety and depression screening available by Brenau Center for Counseling & Psychological Services

At the end of your screening you will receive a health transcript that lists all of your current screening numbers. Keep this to compare changes in your health between April and November when we have our annual Health and Benefits Expo.

Employees who participate will be awarded with five Activity Points towards Wellness.

If you are unable to attend this event please note you can still get one wellness point if you do your biometric screenings with your physician. Physicals are worth 10 points.

Who Dunnit Murder Mystery Event Sign Up

In an effort to keep Brenau moving and working together, the Staff Development Committee, along with Brenau’s Wellness Initiative, is once again hosting another Who Dunnit Game Day!

Please join us for this fun adventure and a little fresh air on Tuesday, May 7 after the service awards at approximately 11 a.m. in Pearce Auditorium.

Who Dunnit: Death at the Disco

Death at the Disco flyerThis year’s adventure will take place at the infamous disco hot spot, Studio 54 1/2.

Gather a group of up to eight people to be on your team. Each member should register themselves. If you have a team name please include the name on the registration form or select to be added to a team.

The games will begin immediately following the service awards in Pearce Auditorium.

Grab a seat and listen carefully to the key suspects as they divulge important information surrounding the suspicious disappearance of a popular disco dancer.

Teams will depart from Pearce Auditorium on an adventure to find these suspects as they hangout at their favorite spots on campus.

Find each character and jot down any clues that may help you discover the who and why of this case.

The first team to visit all characters and arrive with the correct suspect name and motive will be deemed the winners and receive the grand prize.

All teams will meet back by noon at the Wilkes Porch to enjoy a free lunch and find out which team won.

The deadline to sign up is April 22 in order to receive a free game T-shirt.

Sign up at

Anne Skleder named next president of Brenau University

Dr. Anne A. Skleder will become the 10th president of Brenau University on July 1, 2019.

The Board of Trustees of Brenau University has selected Anne A. Skleder as the institution’s 10th president and the first woman to lead the 141-year-old university.

Skleder currently serves as senior vice president and provost and professor of psychology at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, located about 100 miles north of Philadelphia. She will assume her new role on July 1 as she succeeds Ed L. Schrader who has served as president of Brenau University for almost 15 years.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the board chair, Pete Miller, and all the trustees, President Schrader and the many individuals I met throughout this process for their warm hospitality, deep commitment to Brenau and powerful stories about the impact of the university that has led us here to this moment,” Skleder said.

Skleder received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating as a University Scholar, and her master’s degree and doctorate in social and organizational psychology from Temple University. She also completed Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management.

For the full story on Skleder, visit

Tennis Kids Clinic Canceled, April 14

The Net Generation Kids Clinic scheduled for Sunday, April 14 at the Brenau tennis courts is canceled due to inclement weather. All are still welcome to come watch the Brenau tennis team play their match verses Piedmont College at 2 p.m.

‘Dare to Dream’ Concert, April 16

The Spectrum Singers and Vocal Chamber Ensemble present Dare to Dream, a concert of special songs with a vision of our future 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, in Hosch Theatre of the John S. Burd Center. Bobby Ivey, director. Free and open to the public.

For more information contact 770-538-4764 or ude.uanerb@kooc-regeera.

Northeast Georgia History Center Family Day, April 14

The Northeast Georgia History Center’s next Family Day, From the Mountains to the Sea: The Civil War in North Georgia, is from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, April 14.

This family-friendly event will examine the Civil War’s effects in North Georgia and feature living-history demonstrations, hands-on activities, games and museum theater performances. Free and open to the public. Information: 770-297-5900.

Upholstery fabric samples available

upholstery fabricThe Interior Design department has a lot of upholstery and drapery fabric samples they no longer need.

The samples range in size, but some are large enough to reupholster a small piece of furniture, make window treatments or throw pillows, etc.

Email ude.uanerb@1samoht-snavep for more information.

Dance presents EXHALE, April 11-13

EXHALE, senior thesis and faculty concert at 7:30 p.m. April 11-13 at Hosch TheatreDepartment of Dance presents EXHALE, a senior thesis/guest artist concert at 7:30 p.m. April 11-13 in 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, Brenau alumni and college students with a valid ID, admission is $5. Free admission for Brenau faculty, staff and students with a valid ID. For more information call 770-538-4764 or email ude.uanerb@ofniecnad.

Net Generation Campus Kids Day, April 14

Valentina Pabon high-fives a child during the final round of the Appalachian Athletic Conference women's tennis championships on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Chattanooga Tennessee. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The Brenau University and Piedmont College women’s tennis teams would like to invite kids and families in the community to experience the sport of tennis on Sunday, April 14, at 1 p.m. at the Brenau University tennis courts.

This is a free event and it will feature a kids tennis clinic, snacks, prizes and college tennis!

Register at