Required Institutional Compliance Requirements Training Oct. 14-31

Required Institutional Compliance Requirements Training begins Monday, Oct. 14, and is due Thursday, Oct. 31. Please schedule a few minutes between Oct. 14-31 to complete the required Institutional Compliance Requirements Training available online in Canvas.

Employees required to complete the training will be sent an email invitation from the Canvas Learning System. Compliance training enables Brenau to operate safely and efficiently and to ensure our employees are following laws and regulations. We live and work in an environment where expectations are that learning assignments will be completed and submitted. Participation is 100% expected.

Theatre Department ranked one of top 30 in country

a 'Godspell' performance at Brenau University

A cast consisting of students from Brenau University and the University of North Georgia perform the Gainesville Theatre Alliance's production of "Godspell." The Gainesville Theatre Alliance is a partnership between Brenau University and the University of North Georgia. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The popular website Onstage Blog recently ranked Brenau University’s Theatre Department one of “The Top 30 College Acting/Performing Arts Programs for 2019-2020.”

Specifically, the list says, “Brenau University, with the combined support of the University of North Georgia, Theatre Wings and the Professional Company, has one of the top-ranked theatre program in the state of Georgia. This dynamic collaboration is [known as] the Gainesville Theatre Alliance (GTA).”

This is not the program’s first accolade from the blog, which a few years ago ranked the Gainesville Theatre Alliance the top-rated program in the Southeast.

Work table for free in post office

We have a large work table in the post office. If you can move it, you can have it. Contact Vern Smedley at ude.uanerb@yeldemsv for more information.

Soccer fundraiser for Vs. Cancer tonight at 7 p.m.

Picture of Colton.We will be taking donations at the soccer game tonight at Allen Creek Park vs. Truett McConnell to raise money for Colton, a 4-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor at only 11 weeks old. He underwent intensive chemo treatments and many surgeries and in 2011 was diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, which causes him to have 1-2 bad seizures a day.

We are teaming up with the community to help Colton’s family pay for medical expenses and anything else he needs to live as normal of a life as possible. Please join us tonight to support this family. The first 50 in attendance will get a free Chick-fil-A sandwich!

Chair massage spots available for Oct. 16

There are 15 afternoon appointments available on a first-come, first-served basis for chair massages Wednesday, Oct. 16, on the historic Gainesville 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 ude.uanerb@xoddamk.

Desk with hutch for sale

Desk with hutch.Desk with hutch for sale for $50. Pick up in Dahlonega, Georgia. Contact Melissa Dykes in the business office at ude.uanerb@sekydm for more information.

PsyClub Selling Boo Bags

Boo Bags Flyer
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The PsyClub is selling Boo Bags: spooky Halloween treats that you can send to friends. Regular bags are $2 and deluxe bags $5 with all proceeds going to the Edmondson Telford Child Advocacy Center.

To pay online, go to, or contact Cheyenne Slate at ude.uanerb.regit@etalsc to pay with cash.

Shop the SDC Apparel Fundraiser

The Staff Development committee is selling a wide variety of Brenau apparel (PDF) including polos, button downs, fleece jackets and more! Buy a few for yourself or get a jump-start on your Christmas shopping. You also have a chance to purchase a Death at the Disco shirt from last year’s murder mystery while supplies last. View items available in the catalog (PDF).

Please return the 2019 Brenau shirt order forms (PDF) to Tiffany Wilson  at ude.uanerb@3nosliwt by Oct. 31.

Photos from Spirit Week 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in Spirit Week 2019 either in-person on in their office! We had a great time and we can’t wait to do it again next year.

It’s never to early to start planning for next year’s Spirit Week. If you want to get involved or have ideas for activities contact Kelley Maddox at ude.uanerb@xoddamk.

View the gallery of photos.

OT faculty to represent at annual GOTA conference

At the GOTA conference, change, challenge and conquer.

Brenau University faculty, former faculty and alumni will present at the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association conference this weekend.

The conference draws occupational therapy practitioners and students across Georgia. Brenau faculty member Jennifer Allison is GOTA vice president, and Irma Alvarado is a past president.

Presentations this weekend from Brenau individuals will include:

  • Hosting a Fall Prevention Event in the Community: A Great Way to Serve the Community and Promote Collaboration: Kay Graham, Lisa Howard, Tracy Wright
  • Occupational Therapy Ethics: Kimberly Willis
  • Annual Georgia Consortium for Fieldwork Education Meeting: Charles Shadle
  • Orthotic Devices and Rehabilitation Technology for Improving Upper Extremity Function in Individuals with Neurological Conditions: Tamara Mills,  Sara Buggelli
  • The Role of Occupational Therapy in a Family Treatment Court Program: Robin Underwood, Cathie Bigman, Amanda Sierra
  • The Development and Implementation of an Evidence Based Acute Care Lymphedema Program: Allison Gowens, Melora Rennie
  • Shoulder Pain: How to Evaluate, Treat and Maximize Independence and Participation: Amy Todd, Rob McClellan
  • The Role of Occupational Therapy in a Veterans Court Program: Mary Shotwell, Rachel ShotwellConquering the Need and Support for Occupational
  • Therapy Services in Acute Care: Elizabeth Burch, Leslie Murray
  • Team Based Ethics Rounds: Sarah Shirley
  • Orthosis to Manage Thumb Arthritis: Rob McClellan, Missy Thurlow, Stephanie Kiel, Graham Reeves, Corey McIntyre Reeves