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Second Bud Author Martha Ezzard Speaks at Brenau About Family Farm Turned Winery

Feb 04, 2014

Keynoting a special lecture and wine-tasting program at the Brenau University Downtown Center Feb. 13, author Martha Ezzard will discuss how she and her physician husband John turned a north Georgia family farm into a successful winery. Ezzard, award-winning newspaper columnist, environmental lawyer and former Colorado state senator, also will sign her book, The Second Bud: […]

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Three Brenau Teams Start 2014 ‘Realistically in the Hunt’ for National Championships.

Jan 31, 2014

Three Brenau University Golden Tigers athletic teams opened 2014 racking up top national rankings in pre-season polls: Swimming at No. 4, tennis at No. 6 and softball at No. 17 in the nation. The Tigers swim team, which finished last spring ranked No. 6 after the 2013-14 season-ending national meet, placed No. 4 in the […]

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Bowers Signs with Brenau Golf for 2014

Jan 31, 2014

    Sara Jane Bowers of Statesboro, Ga., has signed a letter of intent with Brenau University for the 2014 golf season, making her the university’s newest asset for this upcoming season. Bowers is the 2013 GHSA Girls Junior Sectional Challenge Match Champion, the 2013 Forest Heights Country Club Ladies Champion, a Wendy’s Heisman High […]

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Brenau University Students Exhibit at the High Museum of Art

Jan 30, 2014

  Eighty-five works from Brenau University students, mostly majoring in fine arts and interior design, will be on display through Feb. 14 in a special exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Part of the Gainesville-based university’s unique academic partnership with the High, the exhibition in the museum’s Greene Family Education Center includes […]

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Georgia GOP Selects Brenau’s Pearce Auditorium as Site for Feb. 22 U.S. Senate Debate

Jan 28, 2014

Brenau University announced on Monday that the Georgia Republican Party on Feb. 22 will hold the third debate of candidates vying for the Republican nomination to the open seat from Georgia in the U.S. Senate on the university’s Gainesville campus. Free and open to the public, the debate will be in historic Pearce Auditorium from […]

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Brenau Signs West Hall High School’s Olivia Davis to Golf Team

Jan 17, 2014

Olivia Davis of Flowery Branch, Ga., signed a letter of intent to continue her golf career at Brenau University making her Brenau’s first golf signee for the 2014-15 season. “Brenau has exactly what I have imagined I’ve wanted in a college,” said Davis. “The girls at Brenau are friendly and I feel like I will […]

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SEE VIDEO: President Ed Schrader Projects Investing in Educating Southern Women Would Yield $2.4 Trillion

Jan 17, 2014

Brenau University President Ed Schrader projected that expanding investments in educating traditional-aged Southern women would yield a $2.4 trillion economic windfall over a 35-year period in increased lifetime earning potential alone for that demographic group.  As the only male speaker at the 2013 TEDx Centennial Park Women conference in Atlanta, Schrader pointed out that the […]

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Brenau’s Rumker Named ASC Women’s Swimmer of the Week

Jan 15, 2014

The Appalachian Swimming Conference named Brenau University junior Shelby Rumker of Douglas, Ga., its Women’s Swimmer of the Week for her performance at a three-institution meet at South Georgia College in Douglas on Jan. 10. Competing against swimmers from South Georgia College and Thomas University, Rumker recorded a personal best and finished second in the […]

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King Day Speaker Myrtle Figueras Tells Brenau Students to ‘Write Your Own Songs’

Jan 14, 2014

Long-time Gainesville political leader and teacher Myrtle Figueras challenged Brenau University students Tuesday not to so much press for change in society as to “be the change you want to see.” Figueras, a long-time member of the Gainesville City Council and the former mayor of the northeast Georgia city, was the keynote speaker at the […]

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Adult Learning Specialist Crystal Toombs Joins Brenau University as Associate Provost

Jan 09, 2014

  Brenau University appointed Crystal Toombs of Barnesville, Ga., as associate provost for adult and graduate studies. Toombs specializes in studying, understanding and dealing with the multiple needs of adult learners, many of whom delayed undergraduate or graduate studies to pursue career opportunities, raise families and complete military obligations. “Dr. Toombs brings to us an […]

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Golden Tigers Soccer Scores an ‘Unprecedented’ 4 Players in All-America Selections

Dec 17, 2013

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics named an unprecedented four Brenau University Golden Tigers soccer players as All-America team members for the 2013 season. The honorees included first-team selection Esther Anyanwu from Lagos, Nigeria, who also won first-team recognition on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire All-America team for her outstanding season. The […]

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Brenau President Ed Schrader Gets 2nd Term on Accreditation Agency Board

Dec 17, 2013

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges elected Brenau University President Ed L. Schrader to a three-year second term on its board of trustees. Schrader also continues his service on the council’s committee that reviews initial candidacies for colleges and universities seeking initial accreditation and those that undergo reaffirmation of their academic […]

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Brenau Cross Country Wins First Conference Championship

Nov 11, 2013

Win sends seven runners to nationals and earns McIntyre ‘Coach of the Year’ honors The Brenau University Cross Country team won its first Southern States Athletic Conference championship Saturday, Nov. 9, with a complete team effort. The conference win earned the Golden Tigers an automatic bid to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics U.S. championship […]

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Pulitzer Finalist Andrew Hudgins Kicks Off Georgia Poetry Circuit Series at Brenau Nov. 13

Nov 07, 2013

American poet Andrew Hudgins appears at Brenau University on Wednesday, Nov. 13, for a poetry reading at 12:30 p.m. in Banks Recital Hall followed by a question and answer session at 3:30 p.m. in the Trustee Library Writing Center as the first Georgia Poetry Circuit event of the 2013-14 season. Hudgins, who is a professor […]

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Brenau Places Third in International Mediation Tournament

Nov 05, 2013

Brenau University placed third out of 42 teams in mediation at the 14th Annual International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament held Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. The team comprised Melanie Fain, a senior conflict resolution and legal studies major from Cleveland, Ga., Ashley Lee, a senior English major from Columbus, Ga., […]

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Golden Tigers Soccer Advances to No. 13 on Player-of-the-Week Offense and Defense

Oct 29, 2013

In a rare occurrence, two Brenau University soccer players earned Southern States Athletic Conference player-of-the-week honors simultaneously for their work on both the offensive and defensive sides of the field, helping the Golden Tigers advance four spots to No.13 in this week’s national rankings. The SSAC top conference honored senior forward Esther Anyanwu and junior […]

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Brenau Alumni Featured in First Authors Showcase Nov. 1

Oct 29, 2013

  Brenau University will feature graduates who have produced books on a variety of subjects ranging from a photographic record of the Georgia coast to how to dress for divorce in the first Alumni Authors Showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Brenau Trustee Library on the historic Gainesville […]

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Best-selling Author Mary Alice Monroe Speaks to Brenau Students

Oct 24, 2013

New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe told Brenau University students Monday, Oct. 21, that as writers they may work in solitary, but to be successful they must “open the window and let the story come in.” Best known for novels and nonfiction works that deal with environmental themes, Monroe wrote The Butterfly’s Daughter, a novel set […]

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Day of Dance

Oct 21, 2013

Day of Dance at Brenau University from Brenau University on Vimeo. For one day, regional high school dance students converge at Brenau University’s Gainesville campus to learn dance from faculty and outside professionals, see work the current students are producing and learn about the educational opportunities at Brenau. Vincas Greene, the dance department chair at […]

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NY Times Best Selling Author Mary Alice Monroe Appears at Brenau Oct. 21

Oct 20, 2013

New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe appears for a free public speaking engagement at Brenau University’s historic Pearce Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m., to discuss her book, The Butterfly’s Daughter. Monroe, author of more than a dozen novels, non-fiction titles and children’s books, established her forte for “environmental fiction” when […]

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