Schedule of Events

Save The Date!
Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day
135: Tradition & Tomorrow
Friday, April 11 – Saturday, April 12, 2014

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 11

Tea Room Open
7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hopkins Dining Hall Open
7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Brenau Bookstore Open
7:45 am – 6:00 pm

Resume Critique Sessions
9:00-4:30 pm, every 30 minutes by appointment
Owens Student Center
Call George Bagel, Director of Career Services, at (770) 534- 6265 to schedule your complimentary 20-minute session.

Registration
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Walters House
As soon as you arrive on campus, be sure to stop by Registration to sign-in, receive your tickets for the weekend, and pick up your name tag and gift bag. Note: We cannot guarantee gift bags and space at ticketed events to Day-Of registrants. You are strongly encouraged to pre-register by mail or online.

Back To Class Opportunities
Alumnae are invited to sit-in on any of these classes. Please arrive on time and stay for the entire class (or until a break) to prevent interruptions.

  • Major Playwrights: Theater of the Absurd
    Professor: Ann Demling
    9:30 – 10:20 am
    Academy 202 
  • Nursing & Behavioral Health
    Professor: Maureen Vidrine
    9:30 am – 12:20 pm
    Brenau East
  • Theatre History II
    Professor: Ann Demling
    11:00 – 11:50 am
    Burd Center, Disque Lecture Hall 
  • Educational Assessment
    Professor: Dr. Vincent Yamilkoski
    11:00 am – 12:20 pm
    Jewell Building, Room 3 
  • History of Music II
    Professor: Dr. Barbara Steinhaus
    12:30 – 1:20 pm
    Burd Center, Disque Lecture Hall 
  • Children’s Literature
    Professor: Camille Fareri
    2:00 – 3:20
    Jewell Building, Room 4
  • Jazz Dance
    Instructors: Vincas Greene & Cassandra Alvarado
    2:00 – 3:40 pm
    Brenau East
    Plan to stay after the class for a tour of the new dance facilities!

 H. J. Pearce Society Lunch with the President
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Walters House
The H.J. Pearce Society is open to anyone who makes a deferred gift of any size to Brenau, including a bequest, charitable trust, annuity, and gifts of life insurance or real estate. If you have declared your planned giving wishes with the Office of External Relations, please join President Schrader for an intimate lunch with your Pearce Society peers. Complimentary for Pearce Society members and their guest. 

Graduate Research Symposium
1:00-5:00 pm
East Campus
An interdisciplinary presentation forum for research conducted by students and faculty, the Symposium serves as an extension of the classroom, explores creative approaches to emergent problems, and acts as a venue for distribution of research. Contact Kimberly Dean at (678) 707-5029 for more information. 

24 Karat Club Tea
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Lockett-Mitchell Parlor & Wilkes Board Room
A celebration of our 50+ year alumnae and the induction of the Class of 1964 into the 24 Karat Club. Enjoy a presentation by President Schrader and entertainment by current students. Complimentary for alumnae from the classes of the 1930s – 1964 and their guest.

Wine & Cheese Opening Reception
4:00-5:45 pm
Walters House
All alumnae are invited to enjoy complimentary wine and appetizers prior to dinner. Mingle with professors, administrators, Trustees, and of course, classmates!

Women’s College Class of ’64 — 50th Reunion
6:30 pm
Chattahoochee Country Club, Terrace Room – 3000 Club Dr.
It’s a Golden Reunion! Ticket includes dinner, drinks, and a gift. Adult guests welcome. $25/person.

Academy & Early College Gathering
6:30 pm
El Sombrero – 601 S. Enota Dr.
Alumnae of the Academy and Early College program are invited to a central location for a casual gathering. Attendees are responsible for their own food and drink costs. Guests welcome.

Women’s College Class of ’89 — 25th Reunion
6:30 pm
Mellow Mushroom – 700 Green St.
Silver Belles reunite! Ticket includes dinner, two drinks, and a gift. Cash bar available. Adult guests welcome. $25/person.

Women’s College Young Alumnae Cocktail Party
7:00 pm
Recess – 118 Bradford St.
Women’s College alumnae from the Classes of 1999 – 2013 are invited to celebrate the start of Alumnae Reunion Weekend by reuniting with friends of the past and mingling with current Seniors who will become your alumnae sisters in less than a month! $10 per person includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Cash bar available. Alumnae who have donated to the Annual Fund in the past year will also receive one complimentary cocktail. Annual Fund donations accepted at the door. Adult guests welcome.

Women’s College Class of ’04 — 10th Reunion
7:30 pm
Scott’s Downtown – 131 Bradford St.
Can you believe it’s been 10 years? Ticket includes dinner, two drinks, and a gift. Cash bar available. Adult guests welcome. $25/person. 

Senior, Faculty, & Guest Dance Concert
7:30 pm
Burd Center, Hosch Theater
General admission is $6. Alumnae receive $2 off with your Reunion Weekend name badge. 

Sense and Sensibility
Gainesville Theatre Alliance (Brenau University & University of North Georgia)
7:30 pm
Ed Cabell Theatre – 3820 Mundy Mill Rd., Oakwood
GTA alumnae may reserve free tickets. All other Brenau alumnae receive 20% off advance ticket purchases at www.gta.gsc.edu or (678) 717-3624. Promo Code: Alumni Reunion.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 12

Registration
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Yonah Hall Lobby
As soon as you arrive on campus, be sure to stop by Registration to sign-in, receive your tickets for the weekend, and pick up your name tag and gift bag. Note: We cannot guarantee gift bags and space at ticketed events to Day-Of registrants. You are strongly encouraged to pre-register by mail or online.

Brenau Bookstore Open
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Class Day
9:30 – 11:30 am
Pearce Auditorium & Crow’s Nest
Each Women’s College undergraduate class pays tribute to the Senior class by performing original songs in their honor. Individual and organizational awards are given. At the conclusion of the program, Seniors (robed in black) and the rest of the student body (in white) process to the fountain and Crow’s Nest for the rise in rank ceremony and singing of “Seniors, We Honor Thee.” Alumnae welcome to attend both portions of Class Day. Presented by Brenau’s Center for Greek Life & Campus Traditions.

Champagne Brunch
10:30 am
Hopkins Dining Hall & Wilkes Lawn
A much-beloved tradition, the annual Champagne Brunch brings together alumnae of all decades for a celebration of the Brenau experience. Enjoy a delicious brunch while catching up with dear friends of the past and making new friends along the way. University President, Dr. Ed Schrader, will give the official welcome and toast to the weekend. $25/alumna  includes brunch, champagne toast, mimosa bar, gift bag, and commemorative wine glass. ($10 for adult guests; free for children.)

Class Photos
11:15 am – 30s, 40s, 50s
11:30 am – 60s, ’64, 70s
11:45 am – 80s, ’89, 90s
12:00 pm – 2000s, ’04, Academy
Bailey Hall, Front Steps

Fountain Dedication
12:30 pm
Front Lawn
Join us for the dedication of the Fountain on front campus, rejuvenated and reconstructed in memory of Mrs. Grace Hooten Moore, WC ‘38, through gifts from her family, fellow alumnae, and members of the Women’s College Class of 2012. 

Outstanding Alumnae Awards & May Day Celebration
1:00-2:00 pm
Front Lawn
Seven alumnae will be honored by the Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni & Events. Plus, Brenau’s Center for Greek Life & Campus Traditions presents the timeless traditions of the Junior class skit, May Court, crowning of the May Queen, and wrapping of the May Pole.

Sorority Open Houses
Following May Day Festivities (approx. 2:00-4:00 pm)
ADP, AXO, AGD, AKA, DDD, DST, ZTA, PM – Houses
XO – Walters House

H.G.H. Senior Honor Society Gathering
4:30 pm
Yonah Hall, Lockett-Mitchell Parlor
By invitation only. Light refreshments will be served.

Brenau Collections Student Fashion Show
4:30-5:30 pm
Pearce Auditorium
An Alumnae Reunion Weekend favorite! Featuring pieces designed by current students, faculty, and alumni of Brenau’s Fashion Design program. Free and open to the public. Call (770) 534-6240.

Hopkins Dining Hall Open
5:00-6:00 pm
Yonah Hall

Brenau Collaborative Receptions
5:30-7:30 pm
Senior Projects & Portfolios – Sellers Gallery
Juried Undergraduate Exhibit – President’s Gallery (Winners announced at 6:15 pm)

85th Anniversary of Brenau Academy
6:30-9:30 pm
Northeast Georgia History Center – 322 Academy St.
Celebrate the 85th Anniversary of Brenau Academy! Ticket includes dinner, two drinks, and a gift. Cash bar available. Adult guests welcome. $25/person.

Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 20th Anniversary Reunion
6:30 pm
Gainesville Civic Center, Chestatee Room – 830 Green St.
Alpha Kappa Alpha alumnae are invited to a celebration of 20 years of sisterhood on the Brenau campus. Formal invitations mailed separately.

Delta Delta Delta’s Centennial Celebration
7:30 pm
Walters Barn – Lula, Ga.
By invitation only. The sisters of Delta Delta Delta’s Alpha Epsilon chapter celebrate 100 years at Brenau. Cocktail attire. Formal invitations mailed separately. More information >>

Senior, Faculty, & Guest Dance Concert
7:30 pm
Burd Center, Hosch Theater
General admission is $6. Alumnae receive $2 off with your Reunion Weekend name badge.

Sense and Sensibility
Gainesville Theatre Alliance (Brenau University & University of North Georgia)
7:30 pm
Ed Cabell Theatre – 3820 Mundy Mill Rd., Oakwood
GTA alumnae may reserve free tickets. Brenau alumnae receive 20% off advance ticket purchases at www.gta.gsc.edu or (678) 717-3624. Promo Code: Alumni Reunion

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100