Sennett Recital at Inman Perk Tuesday

Sennett Recital at Inman Perk Tuesday
Dr. Sennett is a Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Liberal Arts Program at Brenau University’s Dept. of Humanities.
Sennett sings! Dr. James F. Sennett is scheduled to perform at Inman Perk Tuesday Sept.13 from 7 to 9 p.m. The show will consist primarily of singer-songwriter music from the 1960s and 1970s – James Taylor, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, Jimmy Buffett,and more. Enjoy the music with a good hot brew!
Location:
The Inman Perk at Gainesville
(678) 971- 8091
102 Washington St. NW.
Gainesville, GA 30501

Monday, September 12, 2011

Charity Race for Casa Shalom Orphanage, Guatemala Sept. 10

Charity Race for Casa Shalom Orphanage, Guatemala Sept. 10
Photo (Y.Cui): Lunchtime at Casa Shalom. Brenau graduate students visited the orphanage in the spring of 2011.

On Saturday, Sept. 10 At 9 a.m. Brenau University students are hosting a 5K run/1 mile walk fundraising event for the Casa Shalom Orphanage in Guatemala that will start and finish on the front lawn of Brenau University. Cost for participation is $25, and the first 100 who enter will receive a commemorative T-shirt.

Proceeds from the event benefit the orphanage that Brenau graduate students in business encountered during a spring break trip in which they worked individually and in groups with specific enterprises and organizations in the emerging Central American economy.

After one week of working with the orphanage it became clear that the needs of the orphans was growing and will grow in the future, said Iben Nielsen, a Brenau graduate student and teaching assistant from Denmark who was among the Brenau delegation this spring.  Nielsen will be leading a group of students in a study abroad experience to Guatemala during Spring Break 2012. Team members will actively participate in and help develop a long-term sustainable income generating program for the orphanage.

For more information, contact Nielsen at ude.uanerb@1nesleini or Professor Greg Chase, at ude.uanerb@esahcg or 770-538-4389

» Brenau Window magazine article about the trip

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Farewell party for Erin McKinney Nagel

Join us TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 3:30-5ish in the Lockett Mitchell Parlor (by Hopkins Dining Hall) to congratulate Erin McKinney Nagel and wish her well in her new position as Assessment and Marketing Librarian at Clayton State University.
Erin (WC02) completed her Master of Library and Information Science degree this May from Valdosta State University. She worked for 6 years in the Brenau Trustee Library and an additional 6 years in Research and Assessment at Brenau. Erin will be greatly missed.
Hosted by the Offices of the Provost, Institutional Effectiveness, Institutional Research, Trustee Library and Academic Assessment. 

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Brenau students keeping commitment: raising money for work with Casa Shalom Orphanage, Guatemala

Brenau students keeping commitment: raising money for work with Casa Shalom Orphanage, GuatemalaOn Saturday, Sept. 10 At 9 a.m. Brenau University students are hosting a 5K run/1 mile walk fundraising event for the Casa Shalom Orphanage in Guatemala that will start and finish on the front lawn of Brenau University. During the 2011 spring break trip with Brenau University the students learned about and worked with this orphanage. (You can read the article about students´ work in Guatemala in Brenau Window by clicking this link.

After one week of working with the orphanage it became clear that the needs of the orphans was growing and will grow in the future. Casa Shalom is struggling to provide school supplies, clothing and food for the 50+ and constantly increasing number of orphans that are living there. Every week new children arrive to the orphanage, and even though the orphanage has stretched its resources to their limits, it continues to accept these new children.

Brenau University students have organized a 5k run and 1m walk as a fundraiser to help the orphans of Casa Shalom to have school books, food and clothing for now and in the future. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be used to cover current needs for school books for all the children in the orphanage. Remaining money will be used to create a sustainable program for the orphanage to help provide for its needs in the future.

Iben Nielsen, a graduate student and teaching assistant from Denmark, will be leading a group of students in a study abroad experience to Guatemala during Spring Break 2012. Team members will actively participate in and help develop a long-term sustainable income generating program for the orphanage.

For more information, contact Nielsen at ude.uanerb@1nesleini or Professor Greg Chase, at ude.uanerb@esahcg or 770-538-4389

Friday, September 02, 2011

Spanish Class for Faculty and Staff

Beginning Thursday, Sept.15, from 12-1 p.m., all faculty and staff are invited to meet at the Language Bistro for beginning Spanish class. The course will be led by Dr. George Demuyakor and will meet weekly throughout the semester. The bistro is in the Trustee Library near the Redwine Technology Center. Interested? Please RSVP to ude.uanerb@rokayumedg

Friday, September 02, 2011

Brenau Proposes Leasing Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville for Graduate Programs Expansion

Brenau University asked the Gainesville City Council for the opportunity to evaluate a long-term arrangement for the university to lease the Georgia Mountains Center as part of its expansion plans. President Ed Schrader outlined the proposal in a council work session Thursday for the execution of a memorandum of understanding between the city and Brenau, the university will in its planning consider the Mountains Center as the home for its rapidly expanding graduate-level programs, particularly those in the allied health and rehabilitative services arena. The mayor and four members of the city council are expected to vote on the proposition at the regular council, meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Brenau Proposes Leasing Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville for Graduate Programs ExpansionAccording to Schrader, Brenau has been looking for space in the Gainesville area or elsewhere for expansions of graduate programs – including adding additional programs in allied health care and rehabilitative services like physical therapy, speech therapy/audiology and nutrition science. The Mountains center, the conference and convention venue where Brenau holds its commencement exercises, has been losing money in recent years, and the city government asked for proposals from outside entities for its future use.

The Brenau proposal would require significant renovation of the facility and some repurposing, but portions still would be available for theater productions, sporting events, small conventions, trade shows and professional meetings, and other similar activities. Schrader explained that approval of the MOU gives Brenau leeway to consider the Mountains Center as the primary locale for allied health expansions and to spend money to do studies and designs to determine whether the plans are feasible. Any university execution for a long-term lease on the facility could only follow approval of the Board of Trustees in March 2012.

Click here to go to read the full news release.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

The Disease Model of Addiction: HR Drug-Free newsletter #5

Please look in “Benefits Update” and read Drug-Free newsletter #5 from Human Resources. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

IT appoints Brenau graduate as learning technology specialist

IT appoints Brenau graduate as learning technology specialistMary Johnson has been promoted to the position of learning technology specialist in the Information Technology department. Mary, who is from Flowery Branch, Ga., previously worked as the fieldwork and management assistant in the School of Occupational Therapy. She earned a B.A. in organizational leadership from Brenau in 2011 and plans to pursue a master´s degree in instructional design and technology this year.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dr. Frank Glover, Ebola Expert, Appears on Several WBCX Broadcasts

One of the world’s leading experts on the global Ebola crisis will be in Gainesville on Monday, Dec. 1, to speak at the Gainesville Rotary Club. He will later visit the Brenau campus to record a program that will broadcast on 89.1 WBCX-FM, the brenau University radio station, Dec. 2, 5 and 7.

Glover testifies before Congress in August 2014
Glover testifies before Congress in August 2014

Dr. Frank E. Glover, who physician specializing in urology as well as an additional doctorate in public health/international health, recently testified before Congress and appeared on every major television news program commenting about the ravages of the disease. He will be in Gainesville Dec. 1 to appear at the Gainesville Rotary Club noon meeting, so we ambushed him for some additional talk on Brenau’s radio station, 89.1 WBCX. As a lead-up to the Dec. 1 Rotary appearance, the Brenau radio station already is conducting daily broadcasts of a telephone interview with Dr. Glover at 12:05 p.m. daily through Friday, Nov. 28. WBCX chief Jay Andrews and Dr. David Miller, a Brenau health care management professor, conducted the interview  with Glover in his Southwest Georgia office last week. Glover will also appear with other experts in a more detailed discussion of the Ebola crisis and other public health issues.Following the Rotary appearance, the station will air a more detailed discussion featuring Glover, University of North Georgia Senior Vice President Dr. Al Panu, brenau’s David Miller and Jessi Shrout, assistant professor of biology and health science coordinator at Brenau. That program will air Tuesday, Dec. 2, and Friday, Dec. 5, at 12:05 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. as a lead-in to the global news from the BBC.

The Rotary program starts at noon on Monday, Dec. 1, at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. It is open to the public. However, if you are not a guest of a club member, there is a $15 charge for lunch and the program.

Read the full story at http://www.brenau.edu/news/ebola-expert-glover/.