Enjoy Weekend Events on Lake Lanier

After days of severe weather and storms, are you ready to get out of the house?

Come out to Lake Lanier Olympic Park on Friday, Sept. 15, from 5-8 p.m. for Food Truck Friday. An assortment of food trucks, music, drinks and water sports will be available at this beautiful lake setting.

Or partner with the park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Saturday, Sept. 23, for a volunteer opportunity in the 29th Annual Shore Sweep. This event is crucial in helping keep Lake Lanier clean. Volunteers are assigned to one of 12 locations along the lake, from Dawson County to Gwinnett, Forsyth and Hall.

For more information, check out the park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lakelanierolympicvenue.

Center for Health & Well-Being Re-opens Sept. 18

Due to power outage the clinic will be closed until 9/18 at 7:30 a.m.

The Center for Health & Well-Being remains without power following the storms brought on by Hurricane Irma. The clinic plans to reopen it’s doors Monday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 a.m.

Julie Battle Speaking at Domestic Violence Breakfast & Briefing

Julie Battle, chair of Brenau University’s psychology department, will be part of a panel discussion at the 13th Annual Domestic Violence Breakfast & Briefing at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3.

The event is presented each October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month by the Hall County Task Force Against Domestic Violence.

The breakfast will feature a keynote address from domestic violence survivor April Ross. Ross will share her powerful story and present the “Domestic Violence Officer of the Year.” The panel discussion will immediately following the program to include Battle, Ross, Gateway Domestic Violence Center Executive Director Jessica Butler, Hall County Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard, and Georgia Commission on Family Violence Executive Director Jennifer Thomas.

The event will be held in the Brenau Downtown Center theater, 301 Main St. NW in Gainesville.

Sunday Family Day: Frontier Conflict, Frontier Coexistence

Northeast Georgia History CenterThe Northeast Georgia History Center presents this month’s Family Day, “Frontier Conflict, Frontier Coexistence,” at 1 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 10.

Experience 300 years of interaction between Native-American and European-American cultures. From the first contact of the De Soto expedition with the Mississippian societies in the 16th century, to the changing alliances of the Creek, Cherokee, British and Americans in the 17th and 18th centuries, through the Trail of Tears of the 19th century, the Northeast Georgia Frontier has seen violent conflict and mutually beneficial coexistence.

Learn about it all with living history demonstrations and hands-on activities at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

Admission is free. Family days are held the second Sunday of each month from September through December.

Trustee Library Staff Scholarly Research and Awards

The Brenau Trustee Library staff members have received several awards and will make prestigious presentations to help represent Brenau in the community.

Brenau librarians Linda Kern and Kimberly Boyd will present at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy on Sept. 15-16 in Savannah. Their presentation, “Building Relationships: Mapping the Journey from One-Shots to a Strategic Program of Information Literacy Instruction” will focus on developing a strategic instruction program across university curricula and within individual majors.

Kimberly Boyd is one of the recipients of the Georgia Library Association Team Award for her work with GLA’s Carterette Webinar Series, which develops and hosts free professional development webinars for librarians across the globe.

In November, Amanda Roper will present at the Library Marketing and Communications Conference in Dallas, Texas. Her presentation, “But I Want to Do It All! Social Media Strategies for the Small Academic Library” will discuss creating an effective social media management program.

Roper is also the winner of the Georgia Library Association’s Hubbard Scholarship for students pursing a Master’s in Library and Information Science. Amanda is currently pursuing her MLIS at Valdosta State University where she is focusing on information literacy instruction and library communications.

One-year Student Visa Turns into Citizenship for Brenau Alumna

Maria Cecilia “Cessy” Ghilardotti, BU ’07

Maria Cecilia “Cessy” Ghilardotti, BU ’07, a native of of Justiniano Posse, Córdoba, Argentina, initially came to the United States for one year only as a Rotary International Scholar to study at Brenau. She liked it so much that she decided to stay.

On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Ghilardotti was sworn in as a full-fledged U.S. citizen.

“I could not be happier to finally call this country my own, and I am very grateful to the Brenau family for setting the stage,” said Ghilardotti. “Brenau was a ‘sine qua non’ in my quest to achieve what many deemed impossible at the time, paving the way to what other immigrants before me have sought: liberty in the land of the free and home of the brave.”


Jacksonville Campus Closed, Fri. 9/8 -Tues. 9/12

In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, the Jacksonville campus will close Friday Sept. 8 with plans to resume operations Wednesday Sept. 12. All classes and activities from Sept. 8 – Sept. 12  have been canceled.

Conducting Research This Year? You May Need IRB Approval.

Are you planning to do research this year? Will you be supervising student research projects? Make sure to check if you need approval from Brenau’s Institutional Review Board before beginning your data collection.

Any research involving human subjects may require review and approval from the IRB before data collection can begin. Make sure to check out the intranet site, https://intranet.brenau.edu/institutional-review-board/, where you can find charts to help you determine if your research requires IRB approval and what type of approval it requires.

Once there you can also download the updated IRB Protocol Application and review samples of previously approved studies.

All applications must be submitted by the research project’s faculty advisor, known as the principle investigator, through IRBNet, two weeks before the committee meeting date in order to be reviewed. No submissions coming directly from students will be reviewed.

IRBNet training sessions will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 26, and Thursday, Sept. 28, from 1-2 p.m. in Redwine Technology Lab 106 in the Trustee Library on the Gainesville campus.

Submission Deadlines and IRB Committee Review meeting dates are below

Review Dates:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 (Submission Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 (Submission Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 (Submission Deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 (Submission Deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 (Submission Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 6, 2018)
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 27, 2018)
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 (Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 26, 2018)

If you have any questions regarding IRB submissions, please contact Kelly Peters at kpeters1@brenau.edu.

Brenau Rehabilitation Practice Open House Oct. 12

Brenau Rehabilitation Open House Invitation

Please join the Brenau Rehabilitation Practice at the Department of Physical Therapy for an open house on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This open house is available to all Brenau faculty, staff and students.

Take a tour of the clinic at the Downtown Center, meet the physical therapy faculty and staff, and learn more about the services Brenau Rehabilitation Practice has to offer. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you!

Galleries host reception and artist talk on Thursday, Sept. 14

Artist Ying Li will be on campus to discuss her work in “Expanded Geographies” next Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5:30-7 p.m. in Sellars Gallery.

Ying Li captures experiences with place and time in her gestural paintings, and this exhibit features landscapes from Colorado, New York, Switzerland, and the trees and oceans in between. Free and open to the public. For more information call 770.534.6263 or visit galleries.brenau.edu.