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David L. Barnett Tapped for University’s Second-highest Administrative Role

Jan 23, 2013

Brenau University named David L. Barnett senior vice president and chief financial officer, its second highest post, effective Jan. 1. Reporting directly to Brenau President Ed Schrader, the Watkinsville, Ga., resident and Smyrna, Ga., native assumes duties of Wayne Dempsey, who retired in 2012. “Those Dempsey shoes are big ones to fill,” said Schrader, who […]

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University Appoints Former Auditor Toby Hinton to Financial VP Position

Jan 11, 2013

Brenau University named South Carolina native Toby Hinton to the post of vice president for financial services with responsibilities for managing and supervising all financial related services and responsibilities of the Business Office, budget maintenance and management, financial reporting and cash flow management for the 2,800-student institution. Although Hinton is already on the job, he […]

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Brenau University Moves into ‘Downtown Center’

Dec 17, 2012

Launching a new era in both its academic progress and its 135-year-old relationship with its hometown, Brenau University has officially moved into to its newest location in Gainesville. The city-owned Georgia Mountains Center now becomes Brenau Downtown Center, which will be the home of expanded graduate degree programs in physical therapy and other health sciences. […]

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Georgia Mountains Center is Now ‘Brenau Downtown Center’

Dec 14, 2012

An informal Brenau Downtown Center “Move-in Ceremony” will be held at 301 Main Street SW, Gainesville, Ga., on Monday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. to usher in the university’s newest expansion.  The ceremony is the first step of the $6.5 million program that involves renovation of the facility to house the university’s planned graduate programs […]

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Brenau Expands Athletic Program with Addition of Women’s Golf

Dec 12, 2012

Brenau University is expanding its athletic program to include  women’s golf, which will begin competition as a varsity sport in the fall of 2013. Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor is in the process of interviewing candidates for  the new head coach position and the university will immediately begin recruiting  athletes. Lochstampfor says there are a number […]

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2013 Commencement Returns to Front Lawn

Dec 10, 2012

Former State Department Official Anne-Marie Slaughter and Newsweek Columnist Eleanor Clift to Speak Brenau University will recapture this spring a tradition that has been on hold for close to a quarter of a century when it moves its commencement exercises on May 3 and 4, 2013, to the outdoor venue on the “front lawn” of the […]

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Brenau Kicks off $6.5 Million Health Care Expansion in Gainesville

Nov 30, 2012

Brenau University will take possession of the city-owned Georgia Mountains Center Dec. 15 as part of a long-term lease agreement with the Gainesville Redevelopment Authority that will pave the way for a $6.5 million expansion of the university’s health care professions graduate programs. Brenau President Ed Schrader said that Brenau’s occupancy of the building means […]

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National Mediation Tournament Comes to Brenau Campus

Oct 31, 2012

Teams from California to Massachusetts converge on the Brenau University campus here Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3, for the 13th Annual National Intercollegiate Mock Mediation Tournament. Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein, Georgia Appeals Court Judge J.D. Smith, noted mediation author Richard Calkins and internationally known mediator Tom Valenti are scheduled to participate in […]

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The ‘Nontraditional’ Women’s College Dean Debra Dobkins

Oct 11, 2012

At the midpoint of the fall term of the 2012-13 academic year, Dr. Debra Dobkins completes the first leg in her newest academic assignments – dean of the 134-year-old Women’s College at Brenau University. One of her biggest challenges, she said, is bridging the gap between the traditional 18- to 22-year-old residential students on the […]

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Brenau Regional Mock Mediation Tournament Tunes Up for National Event

Oct 09, 2012

Brenau University scored the most points in team competition and Amy Broome from Gainesville State College won the top individual performance honors at the 10th annual Brenau Invitational Mock Mediation Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6. The tournament, a regional program that has been regarded as a limbering up for teams that participate in national competition […]

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Lyricist Burch Brings Management Program to Brenau

Oct 05, 2012

Bruce Burch, a successful songwriter and publisher who founded the music business programs at the University of Georgia and at Kennesaw State University, joined the Brenau faculty this fall to develop an entertainment and events management curriculum and create ways for students to acquire practical experience in the field before they graduate. As a Nashville […]

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Brenau Hosts National Tennis Tournament Qualifying Sets

Sep 26, 2012

UPDATE: For final results of the tournament, click here.   Brenau University will host the 2012 USTA/ITA regional tennis championships Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30, with singles and doubles matches that feature some of the top collegiate tennis players in the country. Play commences Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the Lessie Smithgall Tennis Center on […]

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Best-selling Teen Sci-Fi Romance Novelist Ally Condie at Brenau

Sep 25, 2012

UPDATE: Hear an exclusive interview with WBCX-FM Her trilogy of life in a dystopian society began with Matched in 2010 and ends with Reached to be published this fall Ally Condie, the author of one of the hottest teen book series since the Twilight and The Hunger Games sagas, appeared at a special presentation at […]

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Brenau Makes U.S. News Best College Best Value Rankings for 8th Straight Year

Sep 17, 2012

For the eighth consecutive year, Brenau University placed in the top 15 in the Southeast in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” ratings of higher education institutions based on the value provided in exchange for student tuition dollars. Brenau at 13th  place was the only other Georgia school on the […]

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Brenau University’s WBCX-FM 89.1 Returns Radio Personality Jay Andrews to North Georgia Airwaves

Sep 07, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Ga., September 6, 2012 –Jay Andrews, one of north Georgia’s best-known radio personalities, returned to the airwaves on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with the “Jay Andrews in the Morning” program in the 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. time slot on Brenau University’s radio station, WBCX-FM, 89.1. Andrews, who attended Brenau, helped build WBCX, and worked […]

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Brenau Welcomes Class of 2016

Aug 29, 2012

  Brenau University welcomed the Class of 2016 as well as its largest crop of graduate students as it begins the 2012-13 academic year. The undergraduate residential Women’s College at Brenau included about 175 first-year students and another 140 students transferred in from other institutions. “Our enrollment includes a good, diverse group,” said Scott Briell, […]

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Grace Hooten Moore, 1917-2012

Aug 23, 2012

When Grace Hooten Moore, WC ’38, was a drama and speech student at Brenau College in the 1930s, she had such a deep voice that the only parts she ever landed in theatrical productions at the women’s college were those of men. As one version of the story goes, her classmates in her senior year […]

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M.B.A. Program Ranks High in Atlanta Business Chronicle Listings

Aug 22, 2012

Brenau’s Master of Business Administration degree programs ranked No. 7 in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2012 listings of the top programs in the Atlanta area. The total enrollment of 453 students in the program topped the 401 posted by No. 8 Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and the 300 at the […]

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‘Hizzoner’ Sidney O. Smith Jr. was Brenau’s ‘moral compass’

Jul 14, 2012

Former U.S. District Judge Sidney O. Smith Jr., a long-time and influential member of the Brenau University Board of Trustees, died Saturday, July 14, after an illness. He was 88 years old. Brenau President Ed Schrader described Smith as the “moral and intellectual compass” for the university and its leaders. Smith was so important to […]

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Dr. Sandra Leslie Named College of Education Dean

Jul 09, 2012

After a nationwide search, Brenau University has named Dr. Sandra L. Leslie to the post of dean in the university’s College of Education. She will oversee undergraduate and graduate programs for teachers and school administrators on campuses and online. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native began in her new role on July 2. For the previous six years, Leslie […]

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