Golden Tiger Way Closure Sept. 27

Golden Tiger Way on the Gainesville historic campus will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 27, through Saturday, Oct. 1, to accommodate Brenau Homecoming festivities.

All vehicles must be removed from the area – which covers the fronts of Yonah, East and Bailey halls, as well as Pearce Auditorium and the Simmons Visual Arts Center – by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Cheesesteak Day Next Thursday

Join us for Philly Cheesesteak Day at lunch next Thursday, Sept. 28, in Hopkins Dining Hall. Chef AB will create made-to-order, authentic Philly cheesesteaks for all to enjoy.

‘Miss Representation’ Screening this Saturday, Sept. 23

As part of her Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) project, Jordan Battle, a senior in the IB program at North Hall High School, has partnered with the Psychology Department to organize a screening of “Miss Representation,” a documentary about the misrepresentation of women in the media. The screening is from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in Thurmond McRae Lecture Hall.

This event is a great opportunity for students to extend their learning outside of the classroom. The documentary encourages students to think critically about information and images in the media and may lead to thought-provoking discussions in the classroom.

In addition to the screening, there will be two female community leaders who will briefly speak about their expertise and experience surrounding women’s issues.

Seats are limited Please RSVP at http://evite.me/A7NcvUWyhT. The event is free, but donations to Gateway Domestic Violence Center are suggested and could include laundry detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes and disinfecting wipes.

Warning: This documentary does not have a rating but contains some profanity and sexual content. The trailer is available at missrepresentation.org.

Fuel Your Body Event Canceled

The Fuel Your Body event scheduled for 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday Sept. 20 in Thurmond McRae has been canceled. The speaker is unable to attend.

Brenau Celebrates Constitution Day with Voter Registration

Kaiya Walker, a sophomore psychology major, checks to make sure she is registered to vote during an event organized by Brenau's Student Government Association. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Kaiya Walker, a sophomore psychology major, checks to make sure she is registered to vote during an event organized by Brenau's Student Government Association. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

In celebration of National Constitution Day, which fell on Sunday, Sept. 17, Brenau Student Government Association held a voter registration drive Monday in Yonah Lobby.

“We are given the right to be able to vote, and I think everyone should exercise that right,” said Amari Banks, senior health sciences major and SGA parliamentarian. “It’s really important for us today particularly because we had a big freshman class just come in, and they’re all between the ages of about 17-19. So a lot of them probably have not registered to vote yet. It’s good for us to catch them now, and it’s convenient for them to be able to register here at school.”

The drive was open to the public and made possible by federal funding. As Sunday marked the 230th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention, Brenau President Ed Schrader also signed a proclamation declaring the entire week Constitution Week 2017.

Send Your Favorite Quotes for Brenau LitFest

Brenau LitFest, Sat. Oct. 14, 2017

What about literature inspires you?

As part of our first annual Brenau LitFest on Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Brenau Downtown Center, we will be creating a Wall of Inspiration with quotes submitted by you.

Share your favorite quotes from books, about books, about writing as an art form and anything else literature-related on social media with the hashtag #BrenauLitFest.

Updated Annual Security and Fire Report Posted

An  updated PDF of Brenau University’s Annual Security and Annual Fire Report is now available on the Brenau University website at https://www.brenau.edu/annual-security-fire-report/.

These reports include statistics and information for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus and important information regarding fire safety in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Brenau University as well as on public property within, or immediately adjacent to land accessible from the campus. These reports include statistics from all Brenau campuses.

The Campus Security webpage on the Intranet also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You may obtain a written copy of the crime statistics report by contacting Campus Security at 520 Washington Street, Gainesville or by calling the Security Director at +1-770-297-5896.

MBA Student Sandra Amoah Receives ACBSP Award

Brenau MBA student Sandra Amoah from Lawrenceville, Georgia, recently received the much coveted Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Regional Scholarship award for “Outstanding Business Student” from the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society, Mu Phi Chapter.

Amoah received a monetary award of $500 for the 2016–17 academic year, and she will be featured in Delta Mu Delta’s promotional materials for the coming year. This is the second time in recent years that a Brenau student has received an award from Delta Mu Delta.

Amoah is a hardworking, motivated student, who is well liked by faculty and students alike. She will graduate in December with an MBA in health care management. She completed her coursework this past summer with an impressive 4.0 GPA.

Pending Payroll Changes Delayed

Due to Hurricane Irma and other factors outside of our control, we have decided to postpone our conversion to ADP to the end of October.  HR will share more information regarding dates for upcoming trainings at a later time. In the meantime, you will continue to be paid on your regularly scheduled weekly or monthly payroll cycles.

The new conversion dates are as follows:

Last monthly payroll with Brenau: Oct. 13
First salary payroll with ADP: Nov. 3

Last weekly payroll with Brenau: Oct. 27
First hourly payroll with ADP: Nov. 10

Adjuncts outside of Georgia are approved to work except for those who live in Ohio, Washington, North Dakota and Wyoming. At this point we are not eligible to use candidates who reside in these states.

Volunteers Needed for Brenau LitFest Oct. 14

The Brenau LitFest committee is looking for volunteers to help as greeters, workshop timekeepers and theater ushers for Saturday, Oct. 14. There are three four-hour shifts between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  to choose from.  We are also looking for performance artists and people who would like to dress-up as literary-themed characters to interact with guests around the venue.

If interested, you may fill in your name, email and phone number for a time slot on the Google Doc at  https://docs.google.com/a/brenau.edu/spreadsheets/d/1bzm4EcQeaDzKoknDP7J1o4DBbP9bV6U5RqZbcTe1hDg/edit?usp=sharing.

For more information about volunteering contact Danielle Miller at ddifede@brenau.edu. If you are interested in being a performance artist at LitFest, contact Lainey Kennedy at lwelsch1@brenau.edu.