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New Swim Coach Nathan Rhoads Challenged to Keep Winners Winning

Aug 17, 2015

Anytime coaches step into positions previously occupied by a five-time coach of the year to run the reigning No. 3 team in the country, they just about have to make their mantra that old Latin motto that doctors chant: Primum non nocere. First, do no harm. That is exactly the position Arizona native Nathan Rhoads […]

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The Music Plays On with the Next Summer Songwriters Concert Aug. 8

Aug 05, 2015

Brenau University and the John Jarrard Foundation welcome songwriting legends Kerry Kurt Phillips and Jason Matthews as they perform in the last concert of the 2015 Summer Songwriters Series Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Theatre on the Square at Brenau University’s Downtown Center, located at 301 Main St. in Gainesville. “We are so excited to […]

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Golden Tigers Coach Heather Estetter Plans to Pick Up Pace with Cross Country

Jul 29, 2015

Cross country runners at Brenau University are about to learn what it is like to have a coach who has an established record as a distance runner. Heather Estetter, who became Brenau’s head cross country coach on July 1, has a proven background as both a runner at two National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I […]

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New Coach Byron Kramer Says Brenau’s Golden Tigers Track and Field Team is Poised to Pounce to National Prominence

Jul 15, 2015

After winning conference championships in its first three years, Brenau University’s Golden Tigers track and field team seems more than ready to make a significant mark on the national level, and the team’s new coach, Byron Kramer, believes it is ready to pounce. Kramer says he wants to continue to build on the program’s phenomenal […]

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John Jarrard Foundation’s Summer Songwriters Series Returns to Brenau July 10

Jul 08, 2015

The John Jarrard Foundation’s Summer Songwriters Series kicks off its 2015 showcase Friday, July 10, with performances by award-winning country songwriters Chuck Jones and Ed Hill in the Theatre on the Square at Brenau University’s Downtown Center, located at 301 Main St. in Gainesville. The show begins at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 […]

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Brenau Exhibits Master Interior Design Students’ Work at the High Museum of Art

Jun 03, 2015

Brenau University’s Master of Interior Design and Master of Fine Arts student exhibition opens at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta on Thursday, June 11, 3 – 5 p.m. , with an awards presentation at 4 p.m. The exhibition takes place in the museum’s Greene Family Education Center, in the lower level of the Stent Family Wing.

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Surprise Veterans Reunion Highlights Graduation Ceremony

May 02, 2015

When Brenau University President Ed Schrader gave his welcoming remarks at the 2015 commencement, he gave a special acknowledgment to the active duty military personnel and veterans among the graduating class. Schrader singled out one veteran: Debra Cooper from Winder, Georgia, who was about to receive a diploma for a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. […]

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Commencement Address by Amanda Slavin, CEO of CatalystCreativ

May 02, 2015

Gainesville, Georgia, May 1 and 2, 2015 Thank you so much, Dr. Schrader, the board of trustees, parents, friends, family and, of course, the Brenau class of 2015! I am so excited to be in Georgia speaking today as Georgia has a significant meaning to me. Four years ago, I came to visit Gainesville for the […]

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28-year-old Entrepreneur Amanda Slavin Challenges Graduates to ‘Look Back’ as Well as Forward

May 01, 2015

Amanda Slavin, the 28-year-old entrepreneur that Forbes magazine recognized as one of the top 30 marketing and advertising professionals who have not yet celebrated their 30th birthdays, cautioned members of the 2015 Brenau University Women’s College graduating class to measure success as they go forth in life “not by what you accomplish…but by who you are.” As […]

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Governor Deal Signs Brenau Student-inspired Law Benefiting Military’s Special Needs Children

Apr 29, 2015

Governor Nathan Deal today signed into law a legislative act inspired by a group of Brenau University occupational therapy graduate students that would speed state educational benefits to special needs children of military personnel based in Georgia. The new law started as a 2014 project by four Brenau students in a graduate-level public health administration […]

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Forbes ‘30-Under-30’ Entrepreneur Amanda Slavin Will Address Brenau Graduates May 1-2

Apr 24, 2015

Amanda Slavin, the Las Vegas-based entrepreneur who made this year’s Forbes magazine list of top marketing and advertising professionals who have not yet celebrated their 30th birthdays, will address more than 600 Brenau University graduates at commencement exercises May 1 and 2. Slavin, 28, who holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the […]

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Sculpture Depicts ‘Coming and Going’ of Women’s College Students

Apr 11, 2015

About 200 former Brenau University students attending annual reunion weekend festivities on April 11 witnessed the official union of two “Brenau students of today” with the dedication of the second of two statues depicting a somewhat timid young woman’s arrival on campus and the departure of a more confident, self-assured woman stepping with ease into […]

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Former GE CEO Jack Welch and Former Harvard Business Review Editor Suzy Welch to Speak at Brenau University April 30

Apr 03, 2015

The legendary former General Electric CEO Jack Welch and his wife, business journalist and television commentator Suzy Welch, will appear on stage at Brenau University’s historic Pearce Auditorium here Thursday, April 30, in a public event following publication of their second book, The Real-Life MBA. Starting at 7 p.m., the program is open to the public. […]

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Georgia Legislature Passes Brenau Student-inspired Bill to Extend Education Benefits to Military Families

Mar 25, 2015

It started as an idea from four Brenau students. It caught the attention of Georgia lawmakers who thought it would be a good bill. It has now been approved by the General Assembly and could soon be signed into law.

The Georgia Senate voted 35-8 Tuesday to pass House Bill 62, a bill that helps special needs children whose parents are on active military service obtain state scholarships to attend private schools that specialize in educating these students.

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President Schrader Cautions New U.S. Higher Education Colleagues to Let Logic Rule Sentimentality in Keeping Institutions Viable

Mar 12, 2015

In the wake of the financial collapses of a 114-year-old women’s college that by visible physical and financial assets appeared to be solvent, the head of one of the remaining female single-gender institutions at a national meeting here March 14 will advise new college presidents how to keep their colleges and universities afloat.

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Wisdom Project Lecture Series March 27-28

Mar 10, 2015

If you want to know what a community can do to capture the collective wisdom of its citizens who have spent a lifetime learning about business and professions, human behavior and life in general, you would be well served to check out the Wisdom Project Lecture Series March 27-28 at Brenau University East Campus at […]

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Golden Tigers Finish No. 3 in Nation in NAIA Championship Meet

Mar 08, 2015

Propelled by four individual national champions and a strong team showing, the Brenau University Golden Tigers swim team finished third at the 2015 NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championship Meet in Oklahoma City, March 3-7 – ­ the highest ranking in school history. The Golden Tigers amassed 439 points during the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics […]

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Brenau University Offers Assistance to Sweet Briar Students, Faculty and Staff

Mar 05, 2015

Brenau University today offered to match scholarships and financial discount packages to all Sweet Briar College students who elect to continue their educations at Brenau. Sweet Briar, a women’s college in Lynchburg, Virginia, announced earlier this week that it would close its doors forever at the end of the current academic year after 114 years of […]

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Golden Tigers Swimmers Honored at Brenau as Send-off to National Championship Meet

Feb 28, 2015

Brenau University honored its No. 3 nationally ranked Golden Tigers swimming team during halftime ceremonies at the Saturday, Feb. 28, home basketball game for their impressive win in the Appalachian Swimming Conference meet and their ranking this week by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America as the  top academic team country. The ceremony at the Tigers […]

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Brenau Alum Heads ‘O.K. Corral’ Group at March 3 ‘Doc Holliday’ Program

Feb 20, 2015

When Thad “T.B.” Burton returns to his alma mater in full regalia on Tuesday, March 3, instead of the academic cap and gown of a Brenau University graduate he will wear a Stetson and a sixgun. Those are part of his normal attire in his portrayal of the legendary 1880s era Old West gunfighter-gambler Doc […]

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