Mystery Laminator

A laminator from Office Depot was delivered to the art and design offices yesterday. While it was addressed to the office manager, it was not ordered by anyone in the department.

It is a Fellowes® Spectra™ 3N7921 Laminator with a Pouch Starter Kit and was ordered on Jan. 8. If this belongs to you, please contact Polly Evans-Thomas at ude.uanerb@1samoht-snavep or 770-534-6240.

Thank you!

Dempsey Dash 5K and 1K Fun Run Saturday, March 14

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Join us in supporting Brenau’s fourth annual Dempsey Dash 5K and 1K Fun Run in memory of Dr. Wayne Dempsey.

The race will take is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at the amphitheater on the historic Gainesville campus. This event is open to the public, and employees and their families are encouraged to participate. You may register by visiting

Proceeds from the event benefit the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund, first funded by an anonymous donor in 2014 in Dempsey’s memory.

Faculty, staff and student discounts for registering are available this year. Employees who participate will receive 15 activity points toward the Wellness Participation Program.

Gallery Talk with Margaret Evangeline and Lilly Wei Jan. 23

Margaret Evangeline
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There will be a gallery talk and reception with artist Margaret Evangeline and  independent curator, journalist and critic Lilly Wei held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Sellars Gallery in the Simmons Visual Arts Center.

Join Brenau Galleries for a special evening celebrating the opening of “House and Universe: Margaret Evangeline.” Evangeline and Wei will be present to discuss the work presented in “House and Universe,” on view in Sellars Gallery through March 12. This exhibition brings together works from the Brenau University Permanent Art Collection and from the artist’s studio. The show demonstrates Evangeline’s mastery of multiple media and includes paintings, prints, video art and sculpture.

Evangeline is a New York-based, Louisiana-born painter, video, performance and installation artist. Her work is both inspired by and reflects on her Louisiana background, employing the American vernacular of guns and their marks. Evangeline’s post minimalist work explores societal minutiae, temporality and the unsaid.

Wei is a New York-based independent curator, writer, journalist and critic whose area of interest is global contemporary art and emerging art and artists, reporting frequently on international exhibitions and biennials. She has written for dozens of publications here and abroad and is a longtime contributor to Art in America and a contributing editor at ARTnews. She is the author of numerous artists’ catalogs and monographs and has curated exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Asia.

For more information, call 770-534-6263 or visit

ADP Audit 2020: Verify your information

In order to help us serve you better, please take five minutes to review your personal information in ADP at Should information be showing incorrectly, you can either make the change yourself or list the changes on this form for your HR representative to change on your behalf.

Please return to HR by Jan. 31.

What is MAP?

MAP, or Medical Advocate Program, is part of the Brenau health insurance plan.

While Brenau members are free to choose the medical providers, MAP provides systems and processes to help members with your medical decisions and outcomes.

The primary goal of MAP is to assist Brenau insurance members find the best health care possible. The second goal of MAP is to lead Brenau members to the best physicians based on health care data with regards to completion rates, mortality rates and cost by procedure. MAP can also guide Brenau members through the medical maze to the most cost-effective facilities.

For example, did you know in Gainesville you can pay $400 or $2,500 for the same MRI? What is the difference? Only the facility where you choose to have your MRI performed. Do you know which facility to go to? Did you know you have a choice?

Why call MAP? To save money, use the best physicians, research medical costs and have your medical questions answered. Call MAP at 1-888-289-0700.

What is Wellvia?

Wellvia is Brenau’s telemedicine provider. If you are on Brenau’s insurance, you have 24/7/365 access to doctors. You can contact Wellvia in one of the following ways:

What is the cost to use Wellvia Telemedicine?

  • $0 if you are enrolled in the Traditional Plan
  • $30 per “visit” until you reach your deductible, if you are enrolled in the HDHP

What conditions can Wellvia treat?
Wellvia is for non-emergency conditions. Common conditions treated are acid reflux, nausea, allergies, rashes, asthma, sinus conditions, bladder infection, sore throat, bronchitis, thyroid conditions, cold and flu, urinary tract infection, infections and more.

Understanding your Medical ID Card

Human Resources has provided a Word document with information about your Medical ID Card, be it for an HDHP or PPO plan.

Click here to download the document.

Northeast Georgia History Center forum Jan. 14

The Northeast Georgia History Center will host its next Tuesday forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14. This month’s forum features a live discussion with Washington and Adams.

It is January, 1797; the new nation has just experienced two terms under its first president, George Washington. His successor, John Adams, is preparing to take office. Join these two founding fathers as they discuss with you and with each other the development of the colonies into a nation, and how they hope the presidency and the country will continue to grow.

Admission is $4 for nonmembers and free for members. For more information call 770.297.5900 or email ude.uanerb@retnecyrotsih.

Writing Center opens this week

The Writing Center opened today, Monday, Jan. 13. Online, residential and on-ground students of the historic Gainesville campus should book their appointments with the on-ground Writing Center at

Please contact Liz Wayson if you have any questions or concerns at ude.uanerb@ttecuafl.