Accounting Office invites to engagement party

Accounting Office invites to engagement partyJoin the Accounting Office in celebrating the upcoming marriage of DeAna Gibson to Simon Peek. Click the image for flier with details.

Monday, September 26, 2011

What is opera… REALLY?

What is opera... REALLY?
Click to see the event poster. Photo: Brenau University students in a recent production of “Little Women.”
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

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Whether you’re talking dollars or calories, you can win a high-value prize

Whether youIf 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

John Jarrard Concerts on campus this weekend

John Jarrard Concerts on campus this weekendDon”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.

For more information, click here.

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

LIVE volleyball Brenau vs. Belhaven Friday night 7 p.m.

LIVE volleyball Brenau vs. Belhaven Friday night 7 p.m.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].

Friday, September 16, 2011

Required FERPA training Sept.21 through Oct. 4

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
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. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Stella Parton ´Master Class´ on Sept. 22 will be open to the public

Stella Parton ´Master Class´ on Sept. 22 will be open to the publicSinger, 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

Do you Zumba?

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

Brenau gains in ´best value´ category of U.S. News & World Report annual college and university rankings

Brenau University continued to score high in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of best colleges and universities in the nation and moved into 11th place in the Southeast in the magazine´s “Great Schools, Great Prices” category that rates institutions for value they offer students. Click here for full article. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Conflict resolution sessions to be held on Mondays at 11:45 in Owens #205

Dr. Ken Frank, Director of the Conflict Resolution program, wrote:

Just a quick reminder that the conflict resolution sessions will held on Mondays at 11:45 in Owens #205. Bring lunch/snack and a pen/pencil. Notebooks with materials will be provided once we know the number of participants. Training will be held for about 20 sessions over the next two semesters and it is open to all Brenau faculty and staff. RSVP to ude.uanerb@knarfk Be prepared to learn and have some fun as well!  

Tuesday, September 13, 2011