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New International Students Director Jordan Anderson is a Trilingual Globetrotter

Nov 17, 2014

Jordan M. Anderson of Birmingham, Alabama, joined the Brenau University staff Nov. 5 as the director of international students and programs. The Mandarin- and Spanish-speaking Anderson  comes to Brenau as the university completes is most significant international partnership agreement to date – a program negotiated with Anhui Normal Institute in China that will bring to the […]

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Retired Appeals Court Judge J.D. Smith highlights Importance of International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament at Brenau University Nov. 6-8

Nov 03, 2014

On the eve of the largest intercollegiate mediation tournament in the world, a Georgia trial and appellate court judge said that the alternate form of dispute resolution “can usually create better outcomes than trials” in resolving civil disputes. Speaking to the Gainesville, Georgia, Rotary Club on Monday, Nov. 3,  former Georgia Appeals Court Judge J.D. […]

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Georgia Poetry Circuit Brings Award Winning International Poet to Brenau

Nov 03, 2014

Brenau University will host a poetry reading by award-winning poet Sholeh Wolpé on Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m. in Banks Recital Hall at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. After reading her selections from Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths, Rooftops of Tehran and The Scar Saloon, Wolpé will follow up with a […]

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Brenau Ranks 12th in U.S. News Best Colleges for Veterans, Places 2nd Among Private Comprehensive Universities in Georgia

Sep 12, 2014

Brenau University ranked No. 12 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “Best Schools for Veterans” survey while moving up six places on the magazine’s rankings of comprehensive universities in the Southeast. Brenau and Mercer University in Macon were the only private schools in Georgia to make the top 50 list in the rankings of comprehensive […]

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Professor Dr. Hazel Katz Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant

Jul 16, 2014

Dr. Hazel Katz, Brenau University associate professor of education from Hoschton, Georgia, has been awarded a 2014 Literacy Grant by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of 14 recipients nationwide to receive the award. The grant will support the “Improving […]

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Suzanne Erickson Advances to Business Deanship to Replace Departing ‘Social Entrepreneur’ Bill Lightfoot

Jul 16, 2014

Brenau University named Dr. Suzanne Erickson to the post of Dean of the College of Business & Mass Communication effective Aug. 1. Erickson, who has been associate dean in the college, replaces William Lightfoot, dean of the university’s “most popular” academic area for the past seven years. The College of Business & Mass Communications had a […]

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Veteran Academic Recruiter Joins Brenau Executive Team

Jun 18, 2014

Georgia Native C. Ray Tatum selected as enrollment management vice president Brenau University appointed north Georgia native C. Ray Tatum to its top student recruiting, admissions and enrollment management position effective July 1. Reporting directly to Brenau University President Ed Schrader, Tatum will serve as vice president of enrollment management for the 3,000-student doctoral degree-granting university, […]

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Brenau Bestows First Doctoral Degrees during May 3 Commencement for Coeducational Programs

May 03, 2014

Brenau University awarded the first doctoral degrees in the university’s 135-year history on Saturday. Those doctorates, presented at the second of two commencement exercises on the front lawn of the historic campus, were among more than 735 undergraduate and graduate diplomas Brenau awarded for 2014. On Friday, May 2, Brenau Women’s College conferred 190 undergraduate […]

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Award of 190 Diplomas to Puts Cap on Women’s College 135th Anniversary

May 02, 2014

On a day when news broke that the number of U.S. single-gender female institutions had diminished to 45, Brenau University today conferred 190 undergraduate diplomas to members of the Brenau Women’s College Class of 2014. “The Women’s College is strong, thriving and the heart of our institution,” Brenau President Ed Schrader told graduates and guests […]

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Three Brenau Athletes Qualify for 2014 NAIA Women’s Track & Field National Championships

Apr 29, 2014

Three Brenau University athletes will participate in the NAIA’s 34th Annual Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 22-24, 2014, following the Golden Tigers second consecutive Southern States Athletics Conference championship win. Qualifiers for the national meet include freshman DeMichia Higgins in the 100-meter hurdles, sophomore Deishane’ Honeycutt in 400-meter […]

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Fountain Dedication Ensures Grace Hooten Moore Remains Visible at the Brenau She Loved

Apr 14, 2014

Grace Hooten Moore came to Brenau University in the 1930s, and she never really left. From her graduation and until the time of her death in 2012, Moore was an ever-present figure on the Gainesville campus, attending plays, gallery openings, alumni receptions and sorority events – even serving as a member of the university’s Board […]

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2014 Gala Features High-tech Component to Art Auction and Purchases

Mar 21, 2014

Potential buyers can start bidding now in ‘online auction’ One of the major features of the March 29 Brenau University Gala will be the auction of some surplus gems from the university’s prestigious permanent collection of art. But whether or not you have a ticket to the limited-seating dress-up affair at the Brenau University Downtown Center, you […]

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It’s Official: Class of 2013 Gets Great Send-offs May 3 and 4

May 04, 2013

This spring Brenau University recaptured a tradition that has been on hold for close to a quarter of a century when it moved its commencement exercises for 738 graduates on May 3 and 4, 2013, to the outdoor venue on the “front lawn” of the historic Gainesville campus. However, inclement weather on May 4 altered the […]

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Hannah Boudreaux is NAIA’s National Swimmer of the Month but ASC’s Swimmer of the Year

Feb 21, 2013

Brenau University senior swimmer Hannah Boudreaux has been named Female Swimmer of the Year for the Appalachian Swim Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Women’s Swimmer & Diver of the Month for February. Boudreaux is the first Golden Tigers swimmer to receive these honors since the program was re-established in 2005.  Third-year […]

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NAIA coaches pick three Brenau teams for nation’s top 5

Jan 30, 2013

Softball, tennis and swimming projected to repeat 2012 Top 10 performances It’s not lonely at the top for some of Brenau University’s sports teams. For the first time in school history, three of its sports programs have attained Top 5 national rankings at the same time. The Golden Tigers tennis team is No. 3 in […]

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Brenau Track Coach Plants ‘Seeds’ for Newest Intercollegiate Sport

Jan 23, 2012
Brenau University named Dr. Richard Ludwig of Gainesville, Ga., as the first coach for its newest intercollegiate sport, track and field. Ludwig, a horticulturalist and educator by profession, for four years was a standout in the long jump and triple jump under legendary University of Georgia Coach Spec Towns and was captain of the Bulldogs’ [...]
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Brenau Launches ‘All-Steinway School’ Project

Jan 06, 2012
Brenau Music Department Chair Barbara Steinhaus, a singer, and Assistant Professor Ben Leaptrott, a pianist, say the All-Steinway School initiative will improve university music programs across the board. Brenau University has launched a $1.5 million fundraising campaign to replace all its pianos on campus with a variety of instruments manufactured by Steinway & Sons, Inc., [...]
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Brenau Brings National Tournament to Gainesville

Jan 04, 2012
Continuing to enhance Brenau’s stature in the intercollegiate mediation and arbitration field, the International Academy of Dispute Resolution selected the Gainesville, Ga.-based institution as the site for the 13th Annual National Undergraduate Mediation Tournament, Nov. 1 - 3, 2012. Brenau University seniors Christina Poole and Heidi Cranford win All-America honors at 2011 National Undergraduate mediation [...]
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