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Leo Castelli’s Famous ‘Circle’ Included Brenau University

Aug 25, 2011

By Catherine Fox Leo Castelli, whose name emblazons the gallery in Brenau University’s John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, was one of the greatest art dealers of the 20th century. And, for close to a decade he served here on the Brenau University Board of Trustees. Possessed of an eye for spotting emerging […]

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Jody Wall Becomes Brenau President’s Chief of Staff

Aug 25, 2011

Jody York Wall, who for the past decade has been an administrative anchor in the executive offices of Brenau University, has been named chief of staff to Brenau President Ed Schrader. Wall joined the Brenau executive team in 2001 as assistant to then-President John S. Burd. Following Burd’s announced retirement, she assisted the search committee […]

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Six First-Year Students Receive Brenau University Servant-Leader Scholarships

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University announced that six first-year students will each receive a $500 scholarship from the university’s Servant-Leader Scholarship program. They will join nine upper-class students who were previously tapped for the scholarship program. Scott Briell, senior vice president for enrollment management and student services, and the Rev. Don Harrison, university chaplain, said the six were […]

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Brenau Launches Metro Atlanta Alumni Group

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University Atlanta-area alumni will gather at Paizanos Italian Bistro at 7 Jones St. in the historic section of Norcross at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 in the first open event for the newly created BU Metro Atlanta Alumni Network. Although the program is aimed primarily at engaging alumni from the university’s online and […]

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Trustees Name Graduate School for Judge Smith, Approve Nursing Doctorate Program for 2011

Aug 25, 2011

The Brenau University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name all of its graduate programs after former U.S. District Judge Sidney O. Smith Jr. and to launch the process for creating its first doctoral degree-granting program. Smith, who is a fourth generation member of the governing board of the 132-year-old Gainesville, Ga.-based institution, received the […]

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Smithgall and Stafford Join Brenau Board

Aug 25, 2011

A Brenau University alumna who had served two previous terms on the university’s governing board and an Atlanta businessman whose parents were both members joined the Brenau Board of Trustees and attended their first meeting Oct. 22.  At the recent fall meeting of the Brenau board, long-time member Sidney O. Smith Jr., nominated and won […]

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Project Kaleidoscope Gathering at Brenau Aims at Improving Science and Math Instruction

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University on Friday, Nov. 19, will host more than 80 college and university professors and administrators in the Atlanta regional meeting for Project Kaleidoscope, the academic leadership organization created to improve undergraduate programs in the so-called STEM disciplines – undergraduate programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Although Friday’s program has […]

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Brenau Honors Truelove and Daniel with Highest Nonacademic Awards

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University conferred its top non-academic awards Thursday night on Gainesville business leader Carole Ann Carter Daniel and on third-generation Clermont dairy farmer Dixie Truelove for their service to the community and the university. Brenau University President Ed Schrader presented the three awards Thursday night at a Chattahoochee Country Club dinner honoring close to 200 […]

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Accreditation Board Elevates Brenau University Status to a Doctoral Degree-Granting Institution

Aug 25, 2011

The Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved Brenau University’s application to become a Level V doctoral degree-granting institution, paving the way for Brenau to launch a Doctor of Nursing Practice program in August 2011 and at least two other doctorates as early as 2012. The Commission […]

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Brenau Chaplain Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Ordination to Priesthood

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University’s Chaplain Don Harrison celebrates the 50th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood Sunday, Dec. 19, at St. Anthony’s Episcopal Church in Winder following the 10 a.m. service.  For those who want to attend, the church is located at 174 St. Anthony Dr. in Winder. Harrison is a native of Atlanta and a […]

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Brenau Academy Shifts Focus to ‘Early College’

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University‘s Brenau Academy, the oldest girl’s preparatory school in Georgia, will this year begin a transformation to an institution that provides extraordinary students with an “early college” experience in which they could accumulate up to two years’ worth of college credits by time they receive their high school diplomas. Starting in the 2011-12 academic […]

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Brenau North Georgia Campuses Will Be Closed on Monday, Jan. 10

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau’s North Georgia campuses will be closed and all class cancelled on Monday, Jan. 10, due to anticipated hazardous conditions caused by winter weather. This announcement affects Gainesville, Norcross, Fairburn and Augusta. Any announcement related to Tuesday operations will be posted later. Originally published on 1/09/11  

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Brenau Postpones Sidney O. Smith Jr. Appreciation Dinner

Aug 25, 2011

Due to hazardous weather conditions, Brenau University announced postponement of the Sidney O. Smith Jr. appreciation dinner that was scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 11. Matt Thomas, vice president for external relations at the university, says the event will be rescheduled for a time in March that will be announced later. Originally published on 1/10/11  

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Brenau North Georgia Campuses Will Be Closed Tuesday, Jan. 11

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau’s North Georgia campuses will be closed and all class cancelled on Tuesday, Jan. 11, due to anticipated hazardous conditions caused by winter weather. This announcement affects Gainesville, Norcross, Fairburn and Augusta. Originally published on 1/10/11  

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Classes Cancelled Wednesday, Jan. 12; Caution Urged for Faculty/Staff Commuters

Aug 25, 2011

Classes on Brenau´s Gainesville, Norcross, Fairburn and Augusta campuses have been cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 12, due to continuing hazardous winter weather conditions for commuters. Faculty and staff are urged to report after noon on Wednesday, but only if it is safe for them to do so. “We know that people are anxious about getting […]

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All Classes and Business Operations Cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 12, but Expected to Resume Thursday

Aug 25, 2011

Classes on Brenau´s Gainesville, Norcross, Fairburn and Augusta campuses have been cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 12, due to continuing hazardous winter weather conditions for commuters. Although faculty and staff were urged to report after noon on Wednesday, icy conditions persisted on campus in Gainesville and the Atlanta area, and business operations were cancelled for the […]

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Gainesville, Atlanta Classes Cancelled Thursday; ‘Mark Twain’ Performance Still On

Aug 25, 2011

Classes on Brenau´s Gainesville, Norcross, and Fairburn campuses have been cancelled for Thursday, Jan. 13, due to continuing hazardous winter weather conditions for commuters. However, Augusta campus classes will go on as scheduled in spite of a previous erroneous report that they had been cancelled. Faculty and staff should report to resume normal operations at […]

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Brenau Cancels Friday Classes, but Staff Set to Report at 10 a.m.

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University officials announced that all classes on the Gainesville campus have been cancelled for Friday, Jan. 14, but staff personnel were asked to report for normal business operations at 10 a.m. Originally published on 1/13/11   Originally published on 1/13/11  

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Campay Lecture at Brenau Gallery Introduces Cosmopolitan Cityscapes

Aug 25, 2011

Dennis Campay’s paintings combine cosmopolitan cityscapes with an ethos that is at once rustic and sophisticated, conveying an international urbanity. His kaleidoscopic scenes present a mesmerizing mix of columns, porticos, slatted shutters, and balconies, gently coexisting with marshes, white-washed churches, boats, and bridges. Silvery bodies of water, worn books, the solitary piano, and ubiquitous chairs […]

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Brenau occupational therapy celebrates opening of new headquarters and academic facilities

Aug 25, 2011

The Occupational Therapy Department at Brenau University will hold a grand opening Friday, Feb. 18, at its new 19,000 square-foot facility on the “Brenau East” campus at Featherbone Communiversity, located at 999 Chestnut St. SE in Gainesville. The open-to-the-public celebration from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. features an appearance by Ricardo C. Carrasco, one of […]

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