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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 Starts This Spring for $6.5 Million Brenau University Residence Hall, Sorority House Project

Apr 14, 2014

As soon as possible following the May 2 commencement, Brenau University will begin work on a more than $6.5 million project to replace several decades-old buildings with four new sorority houses and an additional residence hall. In addition, after the new construction is complete two other sorority houses will undergo renovation – all part of […]

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

Mar 17, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Ga. ­– 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 […]

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S’mores, Karaoke and Fun Around the Bonfire

Mar 05, 2014

As the sun set on Wallis Filed Wednesday evening at Brenau University’s Gainesville campus, a bonfire flared up as cross country coach Susan McIntyre added fuel to the fire for the university’s second bonfire of the season. The event started as a way to get more interaction between the Women’s College students and the student […]

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Brenau Ideal Scholarship Competition

Feb 07, 2014

During this year’s Winter Weekend at Brenau University perspective Women’s College students arrived on the Gainesville campus for a weekend of events and informational sessions about the school. A highlight of the weekend was the Brenau Ideal Scholarship Competition where 13 contestants competed in three categories: essay writing, oratory and talent, and the woman with the […]

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Hot Shooting Propels Golden Tigers Past Warhawks

Feb 03, 2014

Hot shooting and clutch free throws propelled the Brenau Golden Tigers basketball team past Auburn-Montgomery University 67-61 in an SSAC conference matchup on Saturday. In the first half, the Golden Tigers took an early 11-4 lead with three pointers from Kalin Williams of Palmetto, Ga., andBrittney Wiley  of Royston, Ga. However, the Warhawks defense allowed […]

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Midnight Breakfast Winter 2013

Nov 26, 2013

During Midnight Breakfast students dance, win prizes and have a blast with one another as faculty members serve up amazing breakfast food.

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Tree Decorating

Nov 26, 2013

The annual Christmas Tree is up in the Yonah Dinning Hall and students added ornaments as they headed to dinner Thursday evening. Director of Greek Life and Campus Traditions, Debbie Thompson, was on hand in the Yonah lobby to help students deck the tree with Brenau’s traditional ornaments, some of which have been with the […]

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Notes on the SSAC Tournament

Nov 11, 2013

Notes on the SSAC Tournament By Susan McIntyre, Brenau Golden Tigers Cross Country Coach The team’s performance this past weekend was incredible. The girls went to the race with the mind set of giving it everything they had. Conference is all mental because you have trained physically all season for this moment, and now you have […]

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Brenau Shuts Down Belhaven 5-0

Sep 27, 2013

After a rigorous seven consecutive road matches, the NAIA #20-ranked Brenau soccer team found comfort at home as Golden Tigers stormed past Belhaven University 5-0 on Thursday.The Brenau offensive started slowly, but in the 37th minute Kayla Madsen (Flowery Branch, GA) found Esther Anyanwu (Lagos, Nigeria) to take a 1-0 lead into the half. “I […]

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2013 Bid Day

Sep 26, 2013

This year’s freshman sorority members have now gone through an annual right-of-passage — Bid Day. Around 50 ladies stood outside of the Owens Student Center anxiously waiting to open envelopes containing their welcome into a sorority. Many tears, hugs and screams of excitement followed the okay to tear open the envelopes from the Rho Gamma’s, current sorority […]

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2013 Pep Rally

Sep 18, 2013

A dance-off and a “Brain Freeze” competition highlighted the 2013-2014 Brenau University pep rally on Thursday night. The event featured a packed gymnasium, free pizza and the introduction of the Golden Tiger athletic teams as student gathered together to celebrate the upcoming athletic seasons. After each athletic team was introduced, one member of each team […]

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RISE Graduation

Jul 26, 2013

Children in the Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience, RISE, camp graduated Friday, July 26, at the Davis Street Community center among friends, family and their summer camp teachers. The program, which started last year, was put in place by a group of Brenau University students, including Anna Lopera and Hannah Norwood, partnering with the Gainesville […]

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Signs Installed at Downtown Center

Jul 01, 2013

The 18 foot tall signs, representing Brenau University’s four portals of education which the Brenau curriculum is based, were installed Wednesday, June 26 at the Downtown Center. A bank of lights installed behind the vinyl banner signs will be illuminated, giving even more light to the Downtown Center’s entrance off the Square in downtown Gainesville.  The arena […]

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Lauren Smith Signs to Play Golf at Brenau

Jun 05, 2013

 Lauren Smith is the newest Golden Tiger at Brenau University. The 18-year-old 2013 graduate of Johnson High School in Gainesville, Ga, signed her scholarship Wednesday, June 5 in the Brenau University gym surrounded by her coaches, family and friends including her parents Todd and Catherine Smith and her best friend Taylor Young. Lauren participated and excelled in […]

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