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Brenau Barbecue Championship Offers More than ’cue

Aug 26, 2011

You can expect to get great barbecue this Memorial Day weekend at the second annual Brenau Barbecue Championship, but there’s much more at this family-friendly event. World-class vendors will be selling everything from food and beverages to T-shirts and jewelry on the Brenau campus. In addition to hot dogs and burgers, you can buy boxed […]

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Sally Foster Addresses Her Newest Fellow Alumna of Brenau Academy, Including First ‘Early College’ Graduate

Aug 26, 2011

Sally Davidson Foster of Spartanburg, S.C., founder of Sally Foster Gift Wrap, addressed graduates of Brenau Academy at the preparatory schools commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, in Pearce Auditorium on the Gainesville campus. The ceremony also marked the first graduation from the Brenau Academy “Early College” program in which students at […]

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Chief Justice Hunstein Tells Brenau Graduates ‘My Story Could Be Your Story’

Aug 26, 2011

Georgia Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein told more than 400 Brenau University graduates today that she felt a special bond with them because as a group they represented a changing definition of students’ seeking higher education now and in the future. Hunstein spoke at the Georgia Mountains Center, just a few blocks from Brenau’s Gainesville […]

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Author Carmen Deedy Charges Brenau Graduates to Continue Learning While Becoming Teachers

Aug 26, 2011

Author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy told more than 200 graduates of the Brenau University Women’s College here Friday night that their responsibility as new college graduates was to continue being students while at the same time embracing the responsibility to teach others who will come after them to “leave the world a better place […]

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High Museum picks Brenau as first academic partner

Aug 26, 2011

The High Museum of Art and Brenau University in Gainesville have announced a three-year collaboration – the first of its kind for both institutions. The affiliation will allow for the sharing of resources to further the integration of the arts into Brenau’s educational curriculum. During this pilot initiative, beginning in August 2010, Brenau will have […]

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Hot Yazoo team takes top honors at Brenau barbecue cook-off

Aug 26, 2011

Team Yazoo Delta and Brenau’s Dana Miller (far left), Danny Meadows of MBN (3rd from right) For the second year in a row, the judging at the Brenau Barbecue Championship came down to tenths of points to determine the Grand Champion between Jack’s Old South and the eventual winner, the professional team Yazoo Delta Q […]

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New Undergraduate and Graduate Schools Enhance Brenau’s 2025 Vision

Aug 26, 2011

Brenau University has officially reorganized all of its academic programs under two banners, Graduate School and Undergraduate School, as it continues execution of a strategic plan to double its enrollment by 2025. Brenau Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jim Southerland said the action consolidates programs in three previous academic units into more logical […]

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BULLI Fall Registration Set to Begin August 12

Aug 26, 2011

Registration for the fall term of Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute (BULLI) courses and enrollment for the 2010 – 2011 academic year begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, in Thurmond-McRae Lecture Hall, adjacent to the Brenau Trustee Library on Academy Street in Gainesville. The eclectic offering for the term, which runs from Sept, […]

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Brenau adds vice president and strengthens provost position

Aug 26, 2011

As part of an ongoing academic and administrative realignment, Brenau University named David Morrison vice president for communications and publications reporting directly to Brenau President Ed L. Schrader. At the same time the university reinstated previous titles for the university’s top academic officer Jim Southerland, who will be provost and vice president for academic affairs. […]

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New Undergraduate and Graduate Schools Enhance Brenau’s 2025 Vision

Aug 26, 2011

Brenau University has officially reorganized all of its academic programs under two banners, Graduate School and Undergraduate School, as it continues execution of a strategic plan to double its enrollment by 2025. Brenau Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jim Southerland said the action consolidates programs in three previous academic units into more logical […]

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Brenau offers up a taste of the lowcountry with reception for cookbook author Joseph Dabney

Aug 26, 2011

Brenau University will host a tasting reception and signing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, for Joseph E. Dabney, author of “The Food, Folklore and Art of Lowcountry Cooking.” The reception will be in the Wilkes Board Room and veranda on the campus at One Centennial Circle in Gainesville. It is free and […]

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Brenau jumps in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Aug 26, 2011

In one of the nation’s best rating systems for higher education institutions, Brenau University moved up five places in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings of best colleges and universities and for the sixth consecutive year placed in the top 15 ratings for best educational value in the 11-state southeastern region. According to […]

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Brenau Project Management Master’s Program Wins Recognition by International Standards Organization

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University won recognition as a Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute, the professional standards body that establishes globally recognized best practices, credentials for expertise and resources for professional development and networking in the project management profession.   The PMI sanction adds additional credibility to one of Brenau’s newest – and most popular – […]

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Princeton Review Tags Brenau ‘Best In The Southeast’

Aug 25, 2011

For the seventh year in a row, The Princeton Review, a national education services company based in Framingham, Mass., named Brenau University Women’s College as one of the best colleges in the Southeast in its 2011 ratings of more than 620 higher education institutions in the United States. On a scale of 60 to 99, […]

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Brenau University Hosts 8th Annual Intercollegiate Mediation Competition Oct. 1-2

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University will host its 8th annual mock mediation tournament here Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2, an intercollegiate competition designed to give students practical experience as well as to illuminate one of the fastest-growing methods of solving legal disputes without costly, time-consuming litigation and courtroom dramatics.  This year six teams from colleges and universities in […]

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Brenau Hosts World Premiere of Pottorf’s ‘Links’

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University presents the first showing anywhere of some new multi-canvass, multimedia works by Captiva, Fla.-based artist Darryl Pottorf, a longtime collaborator and friend of the iconic artist Robert Rauschenberg.The exhibit of a new series entitled Links will be on display from Thursday, Oct. 7, through Nov. 21 in the Sellars Gallery on Brenau University’s […]

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Muslim-born Women’s Rights Advocate Taslima Nasrin Appears at Brenau

Aug 25, 2011

Dr. Taslima Nasrin, the Muslim-born Bengali ex-doctor, author, feminist and self-proclaimed secular humanist will spend time on the Brenau University campus Oct. 4-8 and will give a public presentation Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 7-9 p.m. in Thurmond McRae auditorium on the university’s Gainesville campus. Nasrin, a political refugee from her native Bangladesh since 1994 who […]

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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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