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Construction Continues on Sorority Row

Oct 13, 2014

Construction is in full swing on Brenau’s Gainesville campus as crews are well underway in framing the first of four new sorority houses along Prior Street in a $6.5 million project that also will include a three-story residence hall. The new sorority houses, scheduled for completion in the spring and summer of 2015, will replace […]

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Brenau Receives 2014 Governor’s Award for Arts and Humanities

Oct 07, 2014

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal today presented Brenau University with a prestigious Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities for nurturing the idea that the arts are an essential part of daily lives through arts-related community activities and experiences throughout its history. The award was one of 13 presented by Deal and his wife, Sandra, at […]

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Governor’s Office Treats Kids to Magic of Reading at Brenau Child Development Center for Georgia Pre-K Week

Oct 06, 2014

Brenau University’s Child Development Center received a special visit from Anna Hensley, constituent services specialist for the office of Gov. Nathan Deal, who read to the pre-K class as part of Georgia Pre-K Week, sponsored by Voices for Georgia’ Children. Hensley treated the excited children to readings of the popular children’s book series “Pete the […]

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Brenau Gears Up for Homecoming Events Oct. 3-5

Oct 01, 2014

Brenau University Golden Tigers intercollegiate athletics will host the third annual homecoming celebration Oct. 3-5 in a weekend filled with activities for allowing former teammates to reconnect, for new prospective students to get acquainted with the school and for members of the community to associate with a nationally competitive sports program that is introducing Brenau […]

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Four Tigers earned “Conference Player of the Week” honors for outstanding performances in their respective sports. 

Oct 01, 2014

Swimmer Michelle Billeaud, cross country runner Utami Ketchem, soccer player Jenny Knibbs and volleyball player Sydney Koon were all honored for their performances from the week of Sept. 21-28. Billeaud, a junior business major from Carencro, Louisiana, competed in Brenau’s home opener swim meet by winning both the 50 Butterfly in 26.58 and the 100 Butterfly in 59.18, while placing second in the 200 IM […]

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Entrepreneurs Like Tech Wizard David Karp Would Benefit from Academic ‘Shake Up,’ Brenau President Ed Schrader Asserts

Sep 26, 2014

Brenau University President Ed Schrader called on U.S. higher education’s academic and administrative leaders to explore development of individually customized programs tailored to specific needs of undergraduate and graduate students as a supplement to traditional college and university degree tracks. “I do not believe that the traditional M.B.A. degree will be dead in 10 years,” […]

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Brenau Occupational Therapy Doctoral Candidates Step into ‘That Uncomfortable Place’ of Pushing Boundaries to Help Refine Their Profession

Sep 05, 2014

Brenau University officially welcomed eight candidates to its newest doctoral program Friday at the official celebration to launch the degree in the School of Occupational Therapy. The Occupational Therapy Doctorate program is part of the university’s expanding focus on post-professional health science graduate studies. Brenau graduated its first candidates from the Doctor of Nursing Practice […]

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BU Soccer Ties in Home Opener

Aug 26, 2014

In the opening match of the 2014 season, the #17 Brenau Golden Tigers tied with Tennessee Wesleyan College 1-1 in two overtimes. The Golden Tigers started off the new season quickly when, in the 18th minute, senior Vanessa Alexander found newcomer Mary Achebo for a 1-0 lead. In the 27th minute, senior keeper Tori Brown made an aggressive play on a breakaway Tennessee […]

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President Jimmy Carter Challenges Brenau Women to Continue the Struggle for Gender Equality Throughout the World

Aug 22, 2014

Brenau University Women’s College first-year students enjoyed the “chance of a lifetime” Friday when they had the opportunity to go one-on-one with President Jimmy Carter at a special program for them at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The students’ first assignment as college freshmen is to read and write a report about Carter’s latest book, A […]

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with Cheerleaders and President Schrader

Aug 19, 2014

On a warm, muggy August afternoon a bucket of ice water dumped over your head might not be the worst thing in the world. Especially when it’s to raise awareness for a good cause. The Brenau University Competitive Cheer Team was “called out” to do the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, ice bucket challenge by Chestatee 8th […]

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Veteran Communicator and Fundraiser Appointed Development Director in Support of $40 Million Campaign

Aug 05, 2014

Robert Shippey moves into senior campaign director role while Jenny Dell duties expand to include more focus on financial support from the alumni base in the university’s historic initiative. As it prepares for the launch of the public phase of its $40 million fundraising initiative, Brenau University has appointed Ben McDade of Suwanee, Georgia, as […]

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Alum Dina Hewett Returns as School of Nursing Director

Jul 29, 2014

Leadership changes include Troy Heidesch as head of graduate students and Jane Anderson-Buffington as undergraduate programs chair Brenau University appointed Dina McDade Hewett of Gainesville, Georgia, as director of the Brenau School of Nursing effective July 15. Hewett’s appointment comes at a pivotal time in the growth and evolution of the nursing program at Brenau, which produced […]

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2014 Summer Songwriters Series Gets Underway

Jun 11, 2014

The 2014 John Jarrard Summer Songwriters Series returns to Brenau University’s Downtown Center, located at 301 Main St. in Gainesville. Concert dates are June 14, July 19, and Aug. 9, each show beginning at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each or $50 per person to attend all three shows. Table […]

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President Ed Schrader Tapped for National Initiative to Redefine Liberal Arts

Jun 11, 2014

The Washington, D.C.-based Council of Independent Colleges has announced the appointment of Brenau University President Ed Schrader to a 22-member blue-ribbon panel to develop a plan that encourages independent colleges and universities to revitalize their missions and business models to be more responsive to needs of future students. The project will explore new approaches to […]

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Dominika Jasova: First Tiger to Win Arthur Ashe Award

May 14, 2014

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has selected Brenau University’s Dominika Jasova as the recipient of the 2014 ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship & Leadership Award. The award recognizes outstanding individuals in all divisions at the regional and national level. This is the first time a Brenau student has won the prestigious award, and Golden Tigers Tennis Head […]

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Brenau Softball Sweeps Brewton-Parker in Doubleheader

Apr 25, 2014

The Golden Tigers softball team swept Brewton-Parker College in Friday’s doubleheader, 5-1 and 2-1, to keep pace in the SSAC standings. In the second inning, Landon Farrow drove in a run to start the Golden Tiger rally while Victoria Fontana followed up with two RBIs to help take a 3-0 lead. Liz Schneider and Katie […]

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Bluegrass and Books to Benefit RISE

Apr 24, 2014

“I bet you’ve never heard a drum part played on a banjo,” said Carly Burruss of The Sawnee Mountain Train Wreck before the band broke into a bluegrass cover of Kacey Musgrave’s Smoke. Burruss, a student at Kennesaw State University, Jordan Wallace, a biology senior at Brenau University, and Wallace’s sister Patience Bryant, a local high […]

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Gainesville Students Find Finals Stress Relief With Puppy Therapy

Apr 22, 2014

The Hall County Animal Shelter brought puppies to Brenau University’s Gainesville campus to provide the students with a stress relief during finals week. For three days during finals week, from 12-2 p.m., students could visit the gazebo near Sorority Circle and relax with a four-legged friend. “This is great,” shouted McKenzie Stevens, a middle-grades education […]

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Construction Begins on $6.5 Million Brenau University Residence Hall, Sorority House Project

Apr 14, 2014

Construction has begun on the Brenau University Gainesville campus on 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 the […]

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Queensland Resident Wins Multiple ‘All-American’ Titles in Her First U.S. Collegiate Swimming Season

Mar 17, 2014

Courtney Jane Hayward from Townsville, Queensland, Australia, recently completed her first collegiate swimming season at Brenau University, a small, private Georgia institution in the southeastern United States. She led her Golden Tigers team to a fourth-place finish in national rankings and personally won two U.S. championships and was a close runner-up for a third. Her […]

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