Danielle DiFede, assistant to the undergraduate dean, was looking for something to do during the summer that was light and relaxing, like martial arts training. Instead she wound up completing what she described as one of the best classes she´s ever taken: the City of Gainesville´s first Citizen´s Public Safety Academy, 10-week course offered by the police and fire departments designed to educate citizens in all areas of law enforcement and fire operations. She was one of 20 people accepted to the course included classes on crime prevention, gangs and narcotics, fire safety, building searches, defensive tactics, and crime scene processing. “We also participated in a police patrol ride along and suited up in fire gear,” she said. “Actually, the officer I rode with happened to be the husband of a Brenau alum.” Courses taught by law enforcement officers and firefighters occurred at the new Public Safety Complex on Queen City Parkway, although they taught some classes were taught off site. “I left every class exhausted with wanting to learn more information,” DiFede said. “I had my first firearms training experience with the GPD at the new outdoor gun range. It was awesome, and I want to take another class.”
Brenau is hosting an Artist Talk on September 29 featuring Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn. The exhibition is called “Prophesies Adrift: the Lunar and Martian Missions.” The works by Kahn and Selesnick reflect the interface between art and science. Faculty, staff and especially students are invited to the event in Thurmond McRae at 6 pm on Thursday, September 29. Reception follows in Sellars and the Presidents Gallery. Monday, September 26, 2011
Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. – John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. This event will feature Brenau music students, Brenau faculty, Brenau alumni, and area high school students performing some of opera’s best-loved music. Admission is $2 for all. For information call 770.538.4764 or visit www.brenau.edu/music. Thursday, September 22, 2011
If you´re talking dollars, up to $40 worth. If you´re talking calories, you have to calculate that yourself based on how many pancakes you can eat and how much syrup and butter you require. But contact Janice Brown at ude.uanerb@9nworbj, or 770-531-3185 to register for a drawing to win up to eight tickets for the annual Gainesville Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Gainesville Civic Center. Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Don”t miss the 10th Annual Honor John Jarrard Festival events.
For the past ten years,the Foundation has commemorated the work and life of John Jarrard, a Georgia Hall of Fame member and Gainesville native. The 10th concert features two days of events, scheduled for September 23-24 at Brenau University.
On September 23 there will be a concert and a family day and art exhibit, and auction. The annual songwriter´s concert takes place on September 24. Both shows are on the front campus.
There will also be a picnic on Saturday morning at the amphitheatre and a songwriters workshop Saturday morning in Wilkes Board Room.
Campus Security will be blocking off Centennial Circle beginning Wednesday evening at 5pm. All faculty, staff and students should remove their cars by 5:00 to provide space for the concert facilities and vending stands. Come and and enjoy great music, and support local charities and songwriters with this event. Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Southern States Athletic Conference will be doing a live video broadcast of Belhaven’s volleyball match against Brenau University on Friday night at the SSAC Crossover Tournament hosted by Faulkner University. The Blazers enter the contest with a record of 8-2 while Brenau owns an overall record of 6-2. This will be the SSAC season opener for both teams. Fans can view all the action beginning at 7:00 PM by clicking [here].
Each Fall the Staff Development Committee organizes a required FERPA training to assist our staff members in handling private and sensitive information (social security numbers, grades, financial records, etc). This training is required for all staff as part of our SACS accreditation.
This year’s training will be offered for STAFF:
* Complete the FERPA Training Online from Wednesday, September 21 (after lunch) through Tuesday, October 4. Just review the PowerPoint, take the quick assessment (no grade, just a yes you completed it!) and you are done. This will fulfill your requirement for FERPA training. Our Director of Student Records and Registrar, Barbara Wilson, has created an online version for your convenience. This also allows for participation of our distance campuses in North Atlanta, South Atlanta, Augusta and Kings Bay.
Here are the instructions to enter the class site… 1) go to http://blackboard.brenau.edu/ 2) Click LOGIN 3) Use your Brenau e-mail login and password: User Name – the first letter of your first name and your last name (example: lshaw ) Password – the first letter of your first name, 6 digit birthday, first letter of last name, 1, ! (example: l1234s1!) 4) You will see a Welcome page. Look on the far right and find a link for FERPA Training 5) Click FERPA and look for the word STAFF on the left hand side. 6) Click STAFF and follow the prompts.
If you have any problems, questions or concerns please call the Online College-Jill Fitzgerald at ext. 3125, or Melissa Holman at ext. 5327.
Singer, songwriter, actor and author Stella Parton will participate in an open-to-the-public “master class” at Hosch Theatre on the Gainesville campus starting at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. Parton, whose sister is country music icon Dolly Parton, also will sign copies of her new book, “Tell It Sister, Tell It.” There is no admission charge for the interactive, discussion-format program. Dr. Barbara Steinhaus, chair of Brenau´s Department of Music, and Fred Lloyd, associate professor of theater who has worked in film, television and Broadway productions, will moderate the discussion. Parton, who will be in Gainesville for the John Jarrard Concert performances on the Brenau campus, says proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit programs to combat domestic violence. Copies of the book are available now in the campus bookstore and will also be available for the Sept. 22 appearance and during the Jarrard concert performances. For more information, please [click here] to go to the full news release. Thursday, September 15, 2011
If you do, and even if you haven’t before, you should join the party! Brenau Life Fitness instructor Carol Attridge invites to Monday/Wednesday 5 pm sessions for fun and fitness. See attached flier for details. Thursday, September 15, 2011