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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 Following work earlier to replace an outdated power grid and to remove recyclable materials from structures that will be replaced, heavy equipment moved into the […]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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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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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. […]

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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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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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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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