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Expanded Reunion Weekend and ‘May Day’ Activities Draw Hundreds to Brenau Gainesville Campus April 12-14

Apr 12, 2013

In a traditional showcase for spring millinery, more than 300 Brenau Women’s College and Brenau Academy alumnae plus families and friends converged on the Brenau University campus  Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, the annual day of class reunions and the “May Day” celebration for current students. The weekend marked the return to inductions for 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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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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World’s Largest Golden Tiger Sculpture Arrives on Brenau University Campus

Mar 08, 2013

Although its creator says he will not claim with certainty that the bronze piece is the largest in the world, one pretty big statue of a golden tiger arrived Friday on the Brenau University campus. The bronze, a gift of North Carolina philanthropist Irwin “Ike” Belk, represents the university’s Golden Tiger mascot. As something of […]

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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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Campus Unity Week Begins with Custom Snow Globes

Jan 07, 2013

To kick off Campus Unity Week the Student Activities Board hosted a custom snow globe event Monday in the Yonah Dinning Hall. S.A.B. Director Mycharia Spurling said the week of events is meant to welcome back students returning from winter break. Spurling said events like this are important to the student community and that the […]

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First All-Steinway Initiative Piano Arrives at Brenau

Dec 05, 2012

Number 481, a handmade Steinway & Son’s Model D Concert Grand piano, arrived at Brenau University Dec. 4 – the first in a new collection that will help Brenau gain the prestigious distinction as an “All-Steinway School.” The concert grand, destined for use in historic Pearce Auditorium, is the first acquisition in the $1.5 million […]

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A Rally for Peace in Gaza at Brenau

Dec 05, 2012

Students in Dr. Ken Frank’s AS100 class took to the campus Wednesday, Nov. 28., to rally for peace in the Gaza Strip. Frank used the demonstration to give the students some first hand experience with the lessons in civil disobedience they are learning in class.  “It takes everything we’ve learned in this class and puts […]

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A Holiday Concert

Dec 05, 2012

The Brenau University Spectrum Singers, Vocal Chamber Ensemble and the Chestatee High School I Cantori performed A Holiday Concert for community members in the Hosch Theatre at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts Monday, Nov. 26. Bobby Ivey, assistant professor in the Music Department and conductor, encouraged the group of performers to […]

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Wishing you a Merry Grinchmas

Nov 27, 2012

With the holiday season upon us Brenau University would like to wish you and yours a happy holiday season and the warmest of Grinchmasses. On the heels of their success with the Brenau Call Me Maybe video, the creative duo Juli Clay and Annie Johnston have spearheaded another music video opus starring the faculty and staff […]

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Welcome to an Extraordinary New Year

Aug 21, 2012

Taking inspiration from the U.S. Women’s swim team, the faculty, staff and students at Brenau University created a music video to welcome new and returning students to the 2012-13 academic year. This three-minute montage features performances of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me, Maybe, by a cross-section of members of the Brenau family, including  Brenau University President […]

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