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Brenau gains in ‘best value’ category of U.S. News & World Report annual college and university rankings

Sep 14, 2011
Originally published on 9/13/11 Brenau University continued to score high in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of best colleges and universities in the nation and moved into 11th place in the Southeast in the magazine's "Great Schools, Great Prices" category that rates institutions for value they offer students. The results of the [...]
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Brenau Students Keep Commitment: Charity Race for Casa Shalom Orphanage, Guatemala

Sep 09, 2011
Originally published on 9/08/11 Photo (Y.Cui): Lunchtime at Casa Shalom. Brenau graduate students visited the orphanage in the spring of 2011. On Saturday, Sept. 10 At 9 a.m. Brenau University students are hosting a 5K run/1 mile walk fundraising event for the Casa Shalom Orphanage in Guatemala that will start and finish on the front [...]
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Brenau proposes leasing Georgia Mountains Center for graduate programs expansion

Sep 02, 2011

Originally published on 9/01/11 Brenau University on Sept. 1 asked the Gainesville City Council for the opportunity to evaluate a long-term arrangement for the university to lease the Georgia Mountains Center as part of its expansion plans. With the council’s approval of a memorandum of understanding between the city and Brenau, the university will in […]

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Brenau proposes leasing Mountains Center for graduate programs expansion

Sep 01, 2011

Brenau University today asked the Gainesville City Council for the opportunity to evaluate a long-term arrangement for the university to lease the Georgia Mountains Center as part of its expansion plans. With the council’s approval of a memorandum of understanding between the city and Brenau, the university will in its planning consider the Mountains Center […]

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Kathryn Stockett, Author of the Best-selling Novel ‘The Help,’ Appears at Brenau Sept. 23

Aug 30, 2011

Originally published on 9/09/09 Atlanta author Kathryn Stockett, whose novel, The Help, was No. 3 on the New York Times Best-seller List before settling into 4thplace this week, will appear at Brenau University on Wednesday, Sept. 23, for a special meeting with first-year students and for a public reading at 7:30 p.m. in Hosch Theatre […]

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Dian Fossey Memorabilia First Public Display at Brenau

Aug 30, 2011

Originally published on 9/18/09 The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and Brenau University will celebrate the “Year of the Gorilla” this fall with a series of lectures, seminars and other events, all geared toward understanding the work of preserving endangered species and related critical conservation issues. The events begin Monday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. […]

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Rauschenberg Collaborator and Art Historian Appear At Special Brenau Program

Aug 30, 2011

Originally published on 10/01/09 Brenau University will host a special program Thursday, Oct. 8, honoring the late artist Robert Rauschenberg and showcasing the exhibit of his work that is on public display through Nov. 1. The event will feature a retrospective of Rauschenberg’s work by Dr. Susan Richmond, assistant professor of art history at Georgia […]

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Former Brenau Softball Player Fighting For Her Life

Aug 30, 2011

Originally published on 10/14/09 Tori Fobb is a 22 year-old from Snellville, Georgia. In the fall of 2007, she transferred to Brenau and played two years for the Golden Tigers Softball Team. During that time, she served as captain of her team and earned many awards for her outstanding sportsmanship and character both on and […]

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Brenau Radio Airs ‘The War Of The Worlds’ On Halloween

Aug 30, 2011

Originally published on 10/28/09 This Halloween Gainesville, Ga., takes the place of Grover’s Mill, N.J., as “the voice of Brenau University,” WBCX-FM (89.1) broadcasts an updated version of the classic radio drama “The War of the Worlds,” the 1938 program headed by Orson Welles that was so believable that it created a minor panic in […]

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Brenau Gains Highest Status in National ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ Survey

Aug 30, 2011

Brenau University joined an elite group of national universities this week when it gained “Honor Roll” status in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2011 “Great Colleges to Work For” rankings. Brenau was recognized with highest distinction in six of the 11 surveyed categories resulting in its “Honor Roll” status. Brenau and Georgia Tech were the […]

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Brenau pianists demonstrate that four hands are better than two at Sept. 1 concert

Aug 30, 2011

Originally published on 8/29/11 Jefcoat Duet Piano Priscilla and Keith Jefcoat, resident pianists and music faculty members at Brenau University, will celebrate 30 years of performing together at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, with a “four-hand concert” of the works of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Debussy and MacDowell. The concert at Hosch Theatre in the John […]

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Brenau University Press Launches With Its First Publication

Aug 29, 2011

Originally published on 10/30/09 Brenau University has created a publishing arm, Brenau University Press, which will support the mission of the university by making scholarly works and works of more general interest available to the global community in a variety of formats. The first product will be the memoirs of Gainesville, Ga., media executive John […]

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Brenau Program Focuses on Universe’s Origins from Religious and Scientific Perspectives

Aug 29, 2011

Originally published on 11/10/09 Gerald L. Schroeder, the internationally renowned MIT-educated nuclear physicist who now focuses his studies on what he perceives to be an inherent relationship between science and spirituality, will anchor a discussion on the origins of the universe on the Brenau University campus on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Following a brief reception in […]

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Brenau Radio Commercials Win Three National Advertising Awards

Aug 29, 2011

Brenau University won three prestigious national advertising awards for a series of radio commercials credited with helping the university achieve record-breaking enrollment for the current academic year. Called the “Extraordinary Lives” series, the 30-second commercials were aimed primarily at people outside the normal age bracket for college students – those, for example, who may want […]

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Lessie Smithgall Receives Unprecedented Second Honorary Doctorate for Family Philanthropy in Science and Ecology

Aug 29, 2011

Originally published on 11/17/09 Commemorating the significant contributions that she and her family have made to global and local environmental preservation, Brenau University on Nov. 13, 2009, conferred an honorary doctor of sciences degree on Lessie Smithgall, who with her late husband, Charles, presided over a Gainesville, Ga.-based media company that operated radio, television and […]

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Brenau Presents Georgia Artist Melissa Harshman’s ‘Out-Of-The-Box’ Images

Aug 29, 2011

Originally published on 1/26/10 Brenau University will present an exhibit of Melissa Harshman’s mixed-media work in the Presidents Galleryat Brenau University on the Gainesville campus from Feb. 2 to March 21, with a reception on Feb. 4 from 6:30 to 8 p. m and an artist talk at 6 p.m. on Feb. 17 in the […]

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Brenau University enrollment holds steady as classes commence

Aug 29, 2011

Originally published on 8/26/11 Since the introduction of online and graduate programs dramatically boosted registrations a few years ago, Brenau University’s numbers are holding steady with a total enrollment of 2,735 students for this academic year compared with 2,744 in 2010. “We are, more or less, at the same numbers we had last year, and […]

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Brenau Atlanta-Based Ot Program Wins Full Accreditation

Aug 26, 2011

Originally published on 1/26/10 The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has fully accredited the five-year occupational therapy program at Brenau University’s North Atlanta campus in Norcross. The accreditation is good for four years, at which time it will go through the same periodic review as the […]

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Five Centuries Of Printmaking Featured In Brenau Galleries Exhibit

Aug 26, 2011

Originally published on 1/27/10 Work by Francisco Goya is among more than 50 prints on exhibit in the Sellars Gallery at Brenau University in “The History and Techniques of Printmaking: Selected Works from the Collection of Dr. Efram Burk.” The show, which features artwork by an international array of history makers from the past 500 […]

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Acclaimed Dance Educator James Frazier Lectures about His Craft Feb. 4 at Brenau University

Aug 26, 2011

Originally published on 2/01/10 Dr. James Frazier, associate professor and the chair of the Department of Dance and Choreography at Virginia Commonwealth University, will present an open-to-the-public lecture at 2:30 p.m. at Thurmond-McRae Lecture Hall on the Brenau University Gainesville campus. There is no admission charge for the lecture, which is entitled “The Radical Act […]

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