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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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Brenau University Sends 65 New Nurses Off Into The World

May 13, 2013

The Brenau University nursing school’s annual pinning ceremony took place in Pearce Auditorium on the Gainesville campus, Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 6 p.m. The ceremony, an over 50 year old tradition, welcomed 65 new nurses into the fold while over 700 faculty, family and friends looked on from the historic auditorium. Keeta Wilborn, director of the […]

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2013 Commencement Services Gallery and Audio

May 06, 2013

Contact ndentamaro@brenau.edu for high resolution images. More images to come.  MP3: Anne Marie Slaughter May 3, 2013 Commencement Speech at Brenau University MP3: Eleanor Clift May 4, 2013 Commencement Speech at Brenau University

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Construction Begins at Downtown Center

Apr 15, 2013

Demolition is nearing an end and construction is underway on the new home of Brenau University’s expanded graduate degree programs in physical therapy and other health sciences, the Brenau Downtown Center. The project is estimated to wrap up around six months from now. Crews from Carroll Daniel Construction and local sub-contractors started demo work on the […]

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Brenau Collaborative Fashion Show

Apr 11, 2013

The 2013 Brenau Collaborative Fashion Show wowed audiences with the works of three senior fashion design students, Amanda Maddox with her collection Gehenna, Candice Jenkins with Freedom and Junjun Tong with Motion & Memory, presented in the historic Pearce Auditorium on the university’s Gainesville campus. The lines showcased were the product of the students capstone course […]

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Tiger Tales

Apr 01, 2013

The students in Michelle Daily’s 4th grade language arts class now have a treasure that they can keep for years to come — a copy of Tiger Tales. Pre-service teachers at Brenau University helped students at Fair Street Elementary organize their ideas and compile them into short stories that were then published by Mountain Projects […]

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Having a Field Day

Mar 25, 2013

The NAIA Champions of Character program promotes five core values- integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership- to help both coaches and players support character building, in and out of competition. The department took athletes from each team and spent two hours with approximately 200 elementary school aged boys and girls. Each team created one […]

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Bach, Brahms, Bernstein

Mar 20, 2013

On Monday, March 18 the Brenau University Vocal Chamber Ensemble filled the lobby of John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts with the sounds of Bach, Brahms, Bernstein from the winding staircases to a close and intimate crowd. The vocal group’s performance covered material spanning centuries of musical development. Conductor and Brenau University professor Bobby Ivey […]

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Brenau University Symposium Features Muir Biographer James Hunt

Mar 20, 2013

Just eight miles north of San Francisco, a forest of giant redwoods stands protected as a perpetual monument to the life’s work of 19th century conservationist John Muir. On Wednesday, March 27 at 5 p.m. in Thurmond McRae Auditorium Brenau University hosts a presentation – free and open to the public – by Muir biographer […]

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Phi Kappa Phi Initiation Ceremony

Mar 19, 2013

The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society initiated 79 new members into the 301st Chapter on Thursday, March 14 to an intimate crowd of family and friends in the Pearce Auditorium on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus. The new inductees included four faculty and staff members, 42 graduate students, nine seniors and 24 juniors.  The Brenau Chapter began […]

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The 2013 Young Women’s Art and Design Exhibition

Mar 06, 2013

Students who entered the Women’s State High School Art and Design Competition flocked to  Brenau’s Gainesville campus Monday, Feb 18 to see the exhibition, participate in various workshops and attend the awards ceremony where faculty doled out more than $40,000 in Brenau scholarships and $1000 in cash prizes. The women-only event featured selected works in […]

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Third Annual 5th Grade Honor Chorus

Feb 13, 2013

The Brenau University Music Department and the Gainesville City Schools System Choral Department hosted the third Annual 5th Grade Honor Chorus on Feb. 12 on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus. The 5th graders’ day of work culminated in a free, open-to-the-public concert in Pearce Auditorium at 5 p.m. Students from Centennial Arts Academy, Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, […]

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Miss Brenau 2013

Feb 12, 2013

This year the Miss Brenau scholarship competition turned 75-years-old and to celebrate the grande finale of the competition was held to a packed house in Peace Auditorium. Misress of Ceremonies and Brenau alumna, Tracy Vaden Moore, led the enthusiastic crowd throughout the evening’s entertainment which included a slideshow, a video of thoughts from Judy Huston […]

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Leaptrott Trio And Steinway Piano

Feb 11, 2013

Tuesday, Feb. 5 Brenau music professor and pianist Ben Leaptrott gave the university’s new Steinway piano it’s inaugural performance during his faculty recital with the Leaptrott Trio and other guests.  Brenau leased the piano to kick-start its ongoing fundraising effort to become an “All-Steinway School,” which Leaptrott says will provide the next generation of musicians coming through Brenau with […]

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2013 Winter Convocation, Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 24, 2013

The Brenau Gospel Choir and the Tau Sigma Dance Fraternity energized the crowd in Pearce auditorium before keynote speaker Lorna Maloney, an attorney from Baltimore, Md., arrived at the podium. Maloney spoke from personal experience and encouraged students to “dream with a vision and live with a purpose,” the theme of this year’s convocation.  “What […]

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Georgia Mountains Center is Now ‘Brenau Downtown Center’

Dec 14, 2012

An informal Brenau Downtown Center “Move-in Ceremony” will be held at 301 Main Street SW, Gainesville, Ga., on Monday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. to usher in the university’s newest expansion.  The ceremony is the first step of the $6.5 million program that involves renovation of the facility to house the university’s planned graduate programs […]

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