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Brenau Magazine Wins CASE III Grand Award with New Online Edition

Feb 20, 2013

ATLANTA, Ga. – Brenau Window magazine received top honors from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education here Feb. 19 at the annual District III meeting for the publication’s improvement of linking its Fall 2012 edition and future editions with a new online magazine. The Brenau University alumni and general interest quarterly magazine earned a […]

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President Receives Top Rotary Vocational Award; Brenau’s ‘Most Significant’ Development Cited

Feb 14, 2013

The Rotary Club of Gainesville, Ga., and the northeast Georgia district of the international organization on Feb. 11 presented Brenau President Ed Schrader with its W. Lee Arrendale Vocational Excellence Award for his role in spearheading the growth in career-oriented academic programs at the university. The Schrader record during his eight years as Brenau president […]

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Theologian Marcus Borg Speaks On Christian Language, Goals And Virtues March 1-2

Feb 06, 2013

Dr. Marcus Borg, one of the most widely known and influential voices in progressive Christianity and a major figure in scholarship related to the Historical Jesus, will present three lectures at Brenau University on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, 2013, as part of a newly formed partnership of north Georgia churches and academic […]

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Brenau Joins National Business Honor Society

Feb 05, 2013

 The Delta Mu Delta business honor society tapped Brenau University to host the newest chapter of the 100-year-old organization. The Brookfield, Ill.-based society, which operates on 240 campuses worldwide, recognizes academic excellence in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degree business administration programs. Delta Mu Delta selects students in the top 20 percent of their classes for […]

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Brenau University President Ed Schrader Joins Call For Gun Restriction On Campuses

Feb 05, 2013

Brenau University President Ed Schrader joined 30 other college and university presidents in Washington, DC on Monday to collectively urge Congress and other lawmaking bodies to take “common sense” action of gun legislation and regulation that will enhance safety on their campuses. The group is part of about 350 college presidents who have come together […]

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Brenau Guest Scholar Focuses on Individual Strength, Not Labels

Feb 04, 2013

Dunn, whose lecture is titled “Focus on Strengths: Imagine the Possibilities,” has published more than 100 articles and books dealing with neuroscience and occupational therapy. Her work revolves around understanding how people perceive sensory input throughout their daily activities and how their ability to process that information affects their lives. “Dr. Dunn has a very […]

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Brenau University Names Damon Stancil New Women’s Golf Coach

Feb 01, 2013

Damon Stancil joins Brenau University’s growing athletic program as head golf coach, and he is teeing off by hitting the recruiting trail. Stancil, whose first day on the job was Jan. 31, needs to find at least six student-athletes who can “shoot the scores and make the grades,” he said. Women’s golf, Brenau’s 10th varsity […]

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NAIA coaches pick three Brenau teams for nation’s top 5

Jan 30, 2013

Softball, tennis and swimming projected to repeat 2012 Top 10 performances It’s not lonely at the top for some of Brenau University’s sports teams. For the first time in school history, three of its sports programs have attained Top 5 national rankings at the same time. The Golden Tigers tennis team is No. 3 in […]

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First Brenau Steinway Honors Retired CFO Wayne Dempsey

Jan 29, 2013

When Brenau University acquired the first piano in its $1.5 million initiative to become an “All-Steinway School,” it already had a name: The Dempsey Steinway.  That first piano, Number 481, a handmade Steinway & Son’s Model D Concert Grand, arrived on campus Dec. 4 and now resides in Pearce Auditorium. However, Brenau President Ed Schrader […]

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Leaptrott Trio Performs with New Steinway Piano in Brenau’s Pearce Auditorium Tuesday, Feb. 5

Jan 29, 2013

When Brenau University music professor and pianist Ben Leaptrott accompanies cellist Charae Krueger and violinist Kenn Wagner at a concert Tuesday night, Feb. 5, another “performer” will debut on the stage at historic Pearce Auditorium: a brand new Steinway & Sons concert grand piano. The concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m., is free and open […]

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SACSCOC approves health care M.B.A. courses to be offered at medical school’s campus

Jan 25, 2013

Following the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges approval for Brenau University to offer courses in Brenau’s Master of Business Administration program on the campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, Ga., the university plans to offer its first class in the program at the beginning of the spring […]

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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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