Brenau University Welcomes One of the Largest First-Year Classes for 2013-14

Aug 20, 2013

With hugs, smiles and a few tear-filled moments, scores of new first-year students said goodbye to their families Wednesday, Aug. 21, as they began moving into dormitories, sizing up sororities and planning classes as part of one of the largest freshman class ever to enroll at the Brenau University Women’s College. Brenau officials estimate that […]

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Brenau Trustee Richard Leet, 1926 – 2013

Aug 10, 2013

Richard H. Leet, retired vice chairman of Amoco Corporation and a member of the Board of Trustees at Brenau University, died on Friday, Aug. 9, in Gainesville, Ga. He was 86. Throughout his career and following his retirement as a top executive with one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies, Leet was active in many […]

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RISE Graduation

Jul 26, 2013

Children in the Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience, RISE, camp graduated Friday, July 26, at the Davis Street Community center among friends, family and their summer camp teachers. The program, which started last year, was put in place by a group of Brenau University students, including Anna Lopera and Hannah Norwood, partnering with the Gainesville […]

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Brenau University Explores the Roles of Women, Clothing Throughout History and Celebrates a Decade of Student Art With a Dual Reception

Jun 18, 2013

The Brenau Galleries are celebrating two summer exhibitions, The Good Wife and Brenau Family Ties, Thursday, June 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. with a reception of light fares and a talk beginning in the Leo Castelli Gallery in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts on the Gainesville campus. After the 6 p.m. talk for The Good Wife, the […]

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New Summer Songwriter Series lets audiences get up close to the music at Brenau Downtown Center

May 30, 2013

A new concert series this summer will bring six of the South’s best known and most prolific songwriters to an intimate setting in Brenau University’s Theatre on the Square in downtown Gainesville, Ga. The Summer Songwriter Series kicks off Saturday, June 8, in the intimate 300-seat auditorium at Brenau’s Downtown Center (formerly the Georgia Mountains […]

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Brenau University hosts acclaimed musicians in Summer Songwriter Series

May 29, 2013

Two established songwriters who also have credits in front of the camera will take to the stage Saturday, June 8, at Brenau University’s Theatre on the Square in downtown Gainesville, Ga. John Ford Coley and Alex Harvey open the new Summer Songwriter Series on Saturday, June 8, from 7-9 p.m., at Brenau’s newest venue, an intimate 300-seat auditorium […]

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Macon and Tifton Teams Win Rights to Compete in Las Vegas as Grand Champions of Brenau University’s 5th Barbecue Championship

May 25, 2013

Dixie-Que of Macon, Ga., and Smokin’ 42 Barbecue from Tifton, Ga., earned rights to compete in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas after winning Grand Champion status in the Memphis Barbecue Network and Georgia Barbecue Association competitions here Saturday, May 25, at the 5th Annual Brenau University Barbecue Championship. The Dixie-Que team, headed by Rick […]

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Brenau Barbecue Championship Goes Digital With Online Community

May 24, 2013

The Fifth Annual Brenau Barbecue Championship opens at 10 a.m. Saturday to the smell of wood smoke and barbecue, sounds of local musicians including Gainesville’s Back in Time and other attractions like a classic car show, a supervised kids’ play area and other things to appeal to all your senses. But if you are one […]

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Weather Forecasts Best Brenau Barbecue Ever

May 23, 2013

According to forecasts, temperatures Friday night for the 6 p.m. opening of the festival’s preview party and musical performances in the Brenau Amphitheatre should be in the low 70s with a slight breeze and 0 percent chance of rain. Saturday temperatures are expected to be in the temperate 60s when the festival opens its gates at 10 a.m. and move to the high […]

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Brenau Barbecue Can Accomodate 100+ Classic Cars May 25

May 22, 2013

If you like Deuce Coupes, Ford Model As, Chevy 409s, Corvettes, AMXes, AC Cobras, Challengers, GTOs and anything else produced on wheels between 1930 and 1997, the Brenau Barbecue Championship Car Show is the place to be on Saturday, May 25. In addition to seeing scores of classic cars, patrons also will be in striking distance […]

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SSAC Names Brenau Golden Tigers’ Richard Ludwig Track and Field Coach of the Year

May 21, 2013

Women’s track and field coaches from the Southern States Athletics Conference named Brenau University’s Richard Ludwig the Southern States Athletics Conference “Coach of the Year” after he guided the Golden Tigers first-year track and field team to a decisive conference championship. The conference, part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, announced the honor here […]

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Family Fun at the Brenau University Barbecue Championship May 25

May 21, 2013

The Brenau Amphitheatre and Gainesville campus turns into a fun for all ages event on Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brenau Barbecue Championship. Although the principal purpose of the festival is to determine which two of about 40 cooking teams win the championship and an automatic bid to compete […]

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Brenau University Fashion Programs Receive National Recognition

May 21, 2013, the national online clearing house for information about colleges and universities for students interested in fashion industry careers named Brenau No. 67 in the nation in fashion merchandising and No. 75 in fashion design in its recently published issue listing the Top Fashion Schools in the United States. Also, cited Brenau’s fashion merchandising […]

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Vendors to Offer Taste of Barbecue at Brenau Barbecue Championships May 24-25 at Brenau University in Gainesville

May 21, 2013

Two teams competing in this year’s Brenau Barbecue Championship will also be selling their pork to hungry visitors at the event. But it’s almost by accident that either team exists. Rick Shaw of Rick’s Smokin’ Pig in Gainesville said he’d been smoking chicken, pork and steaks since the 1960s. But after tasting success with a […]

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‘Beneficiary’ Katie Barth Says Volunteer Work Shows Her Passion for Brenau – and Barbecue

May 20, 2013

School is out for the summer for Brenau University senior Katie Barth from Duluth, Ga., but come Memorial Day weekend, she will join dozens of her classmates on the Gainesville campus as volunteers, working at the 5th Annual Brenau Barbecue Championship Festival. Barth says it’s the least she could do. The barbecue raises money for […]

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Barbecue 101 for the Brenau Barbecue Championship May 24-25 on Brenau University’s Gainesville Campus

May 17, 2013

Here are the top 10 things you need to know about the Brenau Barbecue Championship: What is the Brenau Barbecue Championship? Now in its fifth year, the Brenau Barbecue Championship is a fundraiser for a scholarship fund for local students. Jim Barco, the event’s coordinator, initially envisioned the competition as way to combine the university’s […]

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Fifth Annual Brenau Barbecue Championship Draws Teams to Compete for MBN, GBA Titles as well as Two World Food Championship Bids

May 15, 2013

The fifth annual Brenau Barbecue Championship May 24-25 brings together 37 different cook teams from five states to battle for Memphis Barbecue Network and Georgia Barbecue Association amateur and professional titles as well as rights to compete the World Food Championship in Las Vegas. This is the first time that the MBN and GBA teams […]

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Brenau Track Team Authors Primer on How to Win Conference Championship in First Season

May 10, 2013

By Karen Rosen Brenau University athletes were not only the fastest, the strongest and soared the highest at the inaugural Southern States Athletic Conference 2013 women’s track and field championship meet, they were also the most versatile. The Golden Tigers exceeded all expectations for a first-year program by dominating the six-team meet April 26-27 with […]

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Brenau University Holds Special Women’s College Commencement For Softball team Members

May 07, 2013

Six members of the Brenau University Golden Tigers softball team missed their graduation ceremony last weekend because they were off playing in the Southern States Athletic Conference tournament. So Brenau threw them another ceremony today – with all the academic regalia, pomp and circumstance as the original ceremony. “It was the least that we could […]

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It’s Official: Class of 2013 Gets Great Send-offs May 3 and 4

May 04, 2013

This spring Brenau University recaptured a tradition that has been on hold for close to a quarter of a century when it moved its commencement exercises for 738 graduates on May 3 and 4, 2013, to the outdoor venue on the “front lawn” of the historic Gainesville campus. However, inclement weather on May 4 altered the […]

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