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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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Nigerian Women Delegates Visit Brenau Tuesday, Sept. 30

Sep 26, 2014

Twenty-six delegates of the Nigerian Quintessential Business Women Association will visit Brenau University on Tuesday, Sept. 30.The morning and afternoon sessions at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy St., are free and open to the public. The opening session led by Brenau President Ed Schrader in Hosch Theatre runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., […]

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Brenau Gets Real and Streams Program for Entrepreneurs Live! From New York!

Sep 24, 2014

A special one-day program designed to provide top executives of fast-growth companies experience-based information from successful entrepreneurs, including Tumblr founder David Karp, will air live in a streaming Webcast from the New York TimesCenter on Friday, Sept. 26, at The program, jointly sponsored by Brenau University of Gainesville, Georgia, and the Atlanta-based Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs, […]

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Run and Have Fun at the “Brenau 5K” during Homecoming Weekend

Sep 22, 2014

Brenau University Athletics will hold its first “Brenau 5K” community race during its homecoming weekend on Saturday, Oct. 4. The event, open for public participation, benefits the Brenau University Athletic Booster Club. The registration fee is $15 until Oct. 3 and includes an event t-shirt. Registration on race day is $20. Participation is free for […]

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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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International Flavor of Golden Tigers Tennis Stands Out in 2014 Brenau Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee Class

Sep 05, 2014

The Class of 2014 inductees into the Brenau University Athletics Hall of Fame – all from the Golden Tigers’ perennial national championship-contending tennis program – includes a retired coach from Scotland, a Hollywood costume designer from Belarus, an accountant from Malaysia and a tennis teacher from France. “We did not set out to make this […]

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Now Accepting Applications for Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree

Sep 04, 2014

Prospects Get a Peek at the Program in ‘Open House’ Series Starting September 16 Brenau University is now accepting applications for its Doctor of Physical Therapy program – the third health care professional doctorate offered by the university. Classes could begin as early as mid-2015, pending authorization by the Alexandria, Virginia-based Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy […]

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Tumblr Founder & CEO David Karp to Headline CEOs Conference in New York Sept. 26

Aug 29, 2014

M.B.A. Partners Brenau University and Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs Join Forces for ‘Exit 2014: Get Real’ Event David Karp, founder and CEO of Tumblr, the company that Yahoo! acquired for $1.1 billion in 2013, headlines the first Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs’ conference in New York City on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, that is aimed at […]

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Condolences to the Family of Ike and Carol Belk

Aug 27, 2014

Carol Grotnes Belk, the Charlotte, North Carolina, philanthropist who with her husband, Irwin “Ike” Belk, changed the landscape – physically and academically – of colleges throughout a good portion of the eastern United States, died Monday at her home just two days shy of her 87th birthday. Ike Belk, a businessman and philanthropist whose father […]

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Women’s College ‘Move-in Day’ Heralds Beginning of New Academic Year

Aug 19, 2014

Brenau University Women’s College first-year students begin moving into residence halls, planning for their first college classes and sizing up sororities and campus activities – not to mention each other – on Wednesday, Aug. 20, as the university welcomes that Class of 2018 to the historic campus. Brenau officials estimate that there will be about 200 new […]

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Prior Street Partially Closed at for Student Back-to-School Move-in Day Aug. 20

Aug 13, 2014

Due to construction work in progress, a portion of Prior Street on the Brenau University Gainesville campus will be temporarily closed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The area between Washington Street and Smithgall Lane in front of Crudup Hall on the campus will be used as a safe drop-off zone […]

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Construction Nears Completion on Phase One of $6.5 Million Brenau University Residence Hall, Sorority House Project

Aug 04, 2014

Construction is nearing completion on Brenau University’s Gainesville campus of a more than $6.5 million project to replace several decades-old buildings with four new sorority houses and an additional residence hall. Following work earlier to replace an outdated power grid and to remove recyclable materials from structures that will be replaced, heavy equipment moved into […]

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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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Nichole Rawlings Oversees Galleries, Permanent Art Collection

Jun 26, 2014

Brenau University has appointed Nichole Rawlings as director of galleries and custodian of the permanent art collection. She has been the office manager of the Performing Arts and Art Galleries Support in Brenau’s College of Fine Arts and Humanities since 2012. She has always had a love for the arts and is an artist herself. She […]

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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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Brenau Program Celebrates 50 Years of Top-level Nursing

Apr 23, 2014

The Brenau University School of Nursing has been educating new nurses for a half century, and the school wraps up its 50th anniversary celebration at a special event on Thursday, April 24. Originally known as the Hall County School of Nursing, the school graduated its first class in 1963. The celebration of the 50th anniversary […]

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