The 2011 Ghost Walk – a five-block storytelling tour of Brenau´s neighborhood hosted by the Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville – will feature old legends, as well as new tales, such as the one of Dahlonega´s Vickery House. An eagerly anticipated feature this year is the return of ghost hunters from the Southeastern Institute for Paranormal Research. In 2010 members of SIPR set up equipment in Brenau University´s Pearce Auditorium in an effort to learn more about “Agnes,” Brenau´s legendary ghost. Results from the “Ghostbuster´s” participation in the 2011 Ghost Walk will be revealed. Denise Roffe, co-founder of SIPR, is the author of “Ghosts and Legends of Charleston.” She has appeared on the television series ´Phantoms of History.”
On Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., walks will begin at the Northeast Georgia History Center every 20 minutes. Ghost Walk is not recommended for people with limited mobility and children under 12 years of age are not permitted. (Yes, we are walking and standing for two hours, and, yes, some of the tales are a bit scary.) Tours are limited to 20 to 25 people in each group, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $10 per person. Please call 770-297-5900 to pay in advance and secure your spot. All walks sold out in 2010.
Watch video on YouTube of previous Ghost Walks by going to our YouTube site at http://www.youtube.com/user/NEGAGhostWalk . Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Southern States Athletic Conference feature on Brenau will be shown beginning this week on Sports South starting tonight. The feature airs at 6 p.m. tonight, then again Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.
Ed Perry, husband of education professor Judith Perry died Saturday, Oct. 22, and services will be Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Latter Day Saints on Riverside Drive in Gainesville. Perry, who was chair of the special education department at Brenau through the 2010 spring term, has been adjunct faculty during her husband´s long illness. Judy says per her husband´s wishes, the service will be followed by a party “with a catered menu of chili dogs and onion rings with a live band held across from the church at approximately 12 p.m. A notice will appear in the Gainesville paper this week, but I wanted my friends at Brenau to know that they are invited to both — and to take TUMS before coming. Dress casual and be ready to sing, dance and eat.”
Bishops George Wangemann and Michael Riemann will officiate at the service. Immediately following the service, the family invites friends to join them at Riverside Park, Riverside Drive. Also, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that any love offerings be given to Friendship Nursing Home Activities Program: 161 Friendship Road, Cleveland, GA 30528. The family wishes to express their deepest respect and appreciation to United Hospice of Northeast Georgia, Mason Transplant Clinic of Piedmont Hospital, and Community Hospice of Baldwin County, Ala.
Brenau´s annual Health Fair has moved to fall semester. Nutrition services include a focus on healthy holiday recipes and easy exercises you can do anywhere. Learn your blood pressure and get your flu shots (by appointment). Sign up for your flu shot today by calling Human Resources at 770-534-6270.
All exhibits will be in the Burd Center Lobby Nov.10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Mallory Young WC’2009 is participating in “The Dark Allure” presented by Atlanta Dance Connection, October 28-29, 2011. Tickets: $20. Location: Maynard Jackson High School, 801 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, 30316.
For more information call 855-ATL-DANZ or visit www.AtlantaDanceConnection.com.
The Brenau Humanities Department presentsThe Inaugural Lecture for the Brenau University Philosophy Minor Program
Wednesday October 26, 7:00-9:00; Banks Recital Hall in the Burd Center on the Brenau Campus
Lecture Title: “Groundhog Day as Thomistic Therapy: Aquinas on the Vice of Sloth”
Lecturer: Dr. Rebecca DeYoung, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. DeYoung is widely respected and admired both as an academic and as a public speaker. Her work on the Seven Deadly Sins has attracted a great deal of attention and critical acclaim. She is the author of Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies (Brazos Press, 2009).
This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. James Sennett at 770-534-6191 or ude.uanerb@ttennesj. For more information, see the flier. Tuesday, October 25, 2011
If you notice our students acting a little stranger than normal next week, don´t worry too much. Student Government Association is sponsoring a campus wide game of humans vs. zombies. Played on many college campuses across the campus the game is more like a large scale game of tag.
There should be no disruption of classes as playing the game in any Academic Space is strictly forbidden. Play begins on Monday, October 24 and ends Thursday, October 27. Tuesday, October 18, 2011