Alumni Association is selling Raffle Tickets

Alumni Association Raffle TicketsThe Alumni Association is selling raffle tickets! Drop by the Alumni Office in Walters House to purchase tickets or give us a call to purchase over the phone at 770-534-6163. Tickets are $10. Winners will be drawn on June 4 and announced on the Brenau University Alumni Facebook page.

Prizes are:

  1. Ed Sheeran Tickets
  2. Sailboat Sunset Dinner Cruise
  3. RTIC 45 Cooler with Brenau Swag

The deadline to get tickets is June 1, so get yours today!

Vision 2030 Public Art Block pARTy Friday, May 11

The Vision 2030 Public Art Committee will host the 2018 Block pARTy from 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Hunt Tower, 200 Main St. in Gainesville.

The silent auction includes art donations contributed by Brenau studio art director Claudia Wilburn, as well as artwork by Brenau students Jennifer Benitez, Ayana Daniels, Miriam Murphy Gary and Samantha Corey.

Tickets are $30, and includes admission, food and drinks. To learn more and buy tickets, go to https://www.gethappybuyart.com.

 

Faculty & Staff Recognition Ceremony, Luncheon on Thursday, May 10

The 2018 Faculty & Staff Service Recognition Ceremony and Appreciation Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in Pearce Auditorium.

The annual event sponsored by the Staff Development Committee honors our colleagues for their years of hard work, dedication and commitment to Brenau University. This year we will award 65 employees, including six retirees, with service to Brenau awards and the Hagerman-Thompson Staff Excellence Award.

Following the awards ceremony, lunch will be provided by Aramark on the front lawn of the Gainesville historic campus, beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. There will be music and games so employees are permitted to wear work appropriate casual wear. Feel free to bring your own blanket and/or chair from home.

Will be having our 50/50 raffle and our end of the year raffle for a FitBit personal fitness tracker, adjustable standing desk and $100 Nacoochee Adventures Gift Certificate, so don’t forget to bring cash. For more information, contact Lila Westmoreland at lweaver@brenau.edu or view the event flyer (PDF).

Brenau Hosts No Tobacco Day on May 24

Across the globe people observe World No Tobacco Day every May. The program encourages an international 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption.

In the spirit of World No Tobacco Day, Brenau’s Wellness Program is sponsoring our own tobacco awareness program called “Breathe Fresh, Smoke Less.”

Join the Breathe Fresh, Smoke Less Campaign on Thursday, May 24, in the Human Resources Lobby to sign the Tobacco-Free Pledge. After signing the pledge, those who are already tobacco-free, and those who plan to quit tobacco products will receive a gift. Lets see how many names we can get on the pledge board!

Pop-Up Library at Facutly Assessment

Pop-up library flyerThe Trustee Library’s Pop-Up Library returns to faculty assessment day on Tuesday, May 8, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Pick up some summer reads and spin the prize wheel to win gift cards, treats and summer fun.

History Center Forum on General Longstreet Tuesday, May 8

Join the Northeast Georgia History Center for “Forum: General James Longstreet During the Civil War” as Tom Rasmussen, representing the Longstreet Society, portrays General Longstreet.

Rasmussen’s presentation will focus on Longstreet’s military and personal life before his move to Gainesville in 1867. He will also examine why Longstreet was heavily blamed for the Confederacy’s defeat and how recent scholarship has corrected the historical record.

The forum will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free for members and $3 for nonmembers. History Center forums are scheduled through June on the second Tuesday of each month.

For more information on these events, call 770-297-5900, email historycenter@brenau.edu, or visit negahc.org.

Chair Massage Spots Available for May 16

There are 15 afternoon appointments available on a first-come, first-serve basis for chair massages Wednesday, May 16, on the Gainesville historic campus. Each massage lasts for 10 minutes. To claim one of the appointments please be one of the first 15 to email Kelley Maddox at kmaddox@brenau.edu.

Dance Department Faculty, Students Remember Jolie Long Carlton

Jolie Long Carlton

Jolie Long Carlton, longtime Brenau University professor and chair of the Department of Dance, died Tuesday, May 1, surrounded by family at her home in Gainesville, Georgia.

The service for Carlton will be held at 11 a.m. next Wednesday, May 9, in the new Free Chapel cathedral located at 1290 McEver Road in Gainesville. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that all wear her favorite color, purple, that day.

Carlton joined Brenau’s Dance Department in 1998, bringing thoughtful and technical skills along with what her former coworkers describe as artistic passion and deep friendship.

Madia Whillette Cooper-Ashirifi, department chair, assistant professor of dance and a 2004 Brenau graduate, was both Carlton’s student, mentee and coworker.

“I am reminded how I landed here working side-by-side with an extraordinary woman like Jolie,” said Cooper-Ashirifi. “As her student, I recall her keen eye for detail and logistics, the way she articulated instructions and gave feedback, and her loving nature that penetrated through the whole department. Now, I appreciate our friendship as co-workers and as sisters in faith. She was everything one could look for in a great mentor.”

The entire Brenau community extends heartfelt condolences to Carlton’s family, including her husband, Dennis, and will forever remember the impact she had on countless students during her time here.

To read more about Carlton, see Brenau Dance Department Faculty, Students Remember Longtime Professor Jolie Long Carlton on the Brenau main website. Memorial Park Funeral Home in Gainesville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent online to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.

Faculty & Staff Recognition Ceremony, Luncheon on May 10

The 2018 Faculty & Staff Service Recognition Ceremony and Appreciation Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in Pearce Auditorium.

The annual event sponsored by the Staff Development Committee honors our colleagues for their years of hard work, dedication and commitment to Brenau University. This year we will award 65 employees, including six retirees, with service to Brenau awards and the Hagerman-Thompson Staff Excellence Award.

Following the awards ceremony, lunch will be provided by Aramark on the front lawn of the Gainesville historic campus, beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. There will be music and games so employees are permitted to wear work appropriate casual wear. Feel free to bring your own blanket and/or chair from home.

Will be having our 50/50 raffle and our end of the year raffle for a FitBit personal fitness tracker, adjustable standing desk and $100 Nacoochee Adventures Gift Certificate, so don’t forget to bring cash. For more information, contact Lila Westmoreland at lweaver@brenau.edu or view the event flyer (PDF).

Parking Closures Friday, May 4

For the Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 4, do not park on Washington Street from Prior to Boulevard. It will be blocked off with barricades around 1 p.m. Also, Boulevard will be blocked from Washington to Brenau Avenue.

Please note these street closings and park at another location on Friday morning.