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Georgia Legislature Passes Brenau Student-inspired Bill to Extend Education Benefits to Military Families

Mar 25, 2015

It started as an idea from four Brenau students. It caught the attention of Georgia lawmakers who thought it would be a good bill. It has now been approved by the General Assembly and could soon be signed into law.

The Georgia Senate voted 35-8 Tuesday to pass House Bill 62, a bill that helps special needs children whose parents are on active military service obtain state scholarships to attend private schools that specialize in educating these students.

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Brenau Leadership Colloquium Inspires and Motivates Women of All Ages

Mar 24, 2015

Received with enthusiastic fervor, Brenau University’s second Women’s Leadership Colloquium encouraged fellowship and community among its attendees on March 20 at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. The event packed Hosch Theatre full of alumni, students, faculty, and community leaders for conversations about the unique potential and challenges of women’s leadership. “One thread […]

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Georgia Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham Shares Secrets of His Craft at Brenau University March 23

Mar 13, 2015

Award-winning poet and novelist Judson Mitcham will talk about the art of writing poetry and fiction and also read excerpts from his work at Brenau University’s Trustee Library on Monday, March 23, at 3 p.m.

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President Schrader Cautions New U.S. Higher Education Colleagues to Let Logic Rule Sentimentality in Keeping Institutions Viable

Mar 12, 2015

In the wake of the financial collapses of a 114-year-old women’s college that by visible physical and financial assets appeared to be solvent, the head of one of the remaining female single-gender institutions at a national meeting here March 14 will advise new college presidents how to keep their colleges and universities afloat.

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Ivanka Trump Executive Keynotes Brenau’s Second Women’s Leadership Program March 20

Mar 11, 2015

Those who attend Brenau University’s special March 20 program about how women can carve out the lives they want to lead will hear from an executive in one of America’s best-known brands, co-head of a North Georgia media organization, lawyers, educators, a key player in one of the world’s largest charitable organizations and an executive […]

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Brenau’s Online Graduate Education Degree Programs Rank in U.S. News national Top 50

Mar 10, 2015

U.S. News & World Report’s comprehensive 2015 directory of the nation’s top online degrees ranked Brenau University’s graduate education degree programs No. 42 in the nation. Published today, the directory puts Brenau alongside some highly regarded teacher colleges, including Augustana, Old Dominion and University of Nevada – Reno, flanked by University of North Carolina at […]

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Wisdom Project Lecture Series March 27-28

Mar 10, 2015

If you want to know what a community can do to capture the collective wisdom of its citizens who have spent a lifetime learning about business and professions, human behavior and life in general, you would be well served to check out the Wisdom Project Lecture Series March 27-28 at Brenau University East Campus at […]

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Golden Tigers Finish No. 3 in Nation in NAIA Championship Meet

Mar 08, 2015

Propelled by four individual national champions and a strong team showing, the Brenau University Golden Tigers swim team finished third at the 2015 NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championship Meet in Oklahoma City, March 3-7 – ­ the highest ranking in school history. The Golden Tigers amassed 439 points during the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics […]

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Brenau University Offers Assistance to Sweet Briar Students, Faculty and Staff

Mar 05, 2015

Brenau University today offered to match scholarships and financial discount packages to all Sweet Briar College students who elect to continue their educations at Brenau. Sweet Briar, a women’s college in Lynchburg, Virginia, announced earlier this week that it would close its doors forever at the end of the current academic year after 114 years of […]

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Golden Tigers Swimmers Honored at Brenau as Send-off to National Championship Meet

Feb 28, 2015

Brenau University honored its No. 3 nationally ranked Golden Tigers swimming team during halftime ceremonies at the Saturday, Feb. 28, home basketball game for their impressive win in the Appalachian Swimming Conference meet and their ranking this week by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America as the  top academic team country. The ceremony at the Tigers […]

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Swimming Named Academic All-American Team

Feb 28, 2015

The Brenau University swim team was named this week as the top NAIA/NJCAA Scholar All-American team for fall 2014 by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The Golden Tigers led the NAIA/NJCAA women’s team awards for the fall term with an overall 3.52 GPA and was recognized as a Scholar All-American team. “At […]

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Brenau Alum Heads ‘O.K. Corral’ Group at March 3 ‘Doc Holliday’ Program

Feb 20, 2015

When Thad “T.B.” Burton returns to his alma mater in full regalia on Tuesday, March 3, instead of the academic cap and gown of a Brenau University graduate he will wear a Stetson and a sixgun. Those are part of his normal attire in his portrayal of the legendary 1880s era Old West gunfighter-gambler Doc […]

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No. 5 Golden Tiger Swimmers ‘Boil Water’ in Appalachian Conference Championship

Feb 15, 2015

The No. 5 nationally ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers swimming team from Gainesville, Georgia, captured the Appalachian Swimming Conference title and Brenau head swim coach Blair Bachman won conference coach-of-the-year honors for the fourth time consecutively here on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Led by the conference-declared “swimmer-of-the-meet” performance by sophomore All-American Courtney Hayward of Townsville, Australia, […]

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Brenau Draws on Doc Holliday Legend with March 3 Appearance by Georgia Author of the Year Victoria Wilcox

Feb 11, 2015

More than 125 years after the death of legendary Georgia-born Old West gunfighter and gambler John H. “Doc” Holliday, Brenau University will host a special program Tuesday, March 3, that explores the continuing prominence in popular culture  of Holliday and others whose principal claim to fame was a 30-second gunfight at the OK Corral in […]

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Teepa Snow Gives Brenau And Gainesville A Look At Dementia From ‘The Other Side’

Feb 07, 2015

With one out of five families today dealing with individuals suffering from dementia, caregivers need to explore and adopt different approaches for dealing with the problem, a leading expert told health care professional and other gathered for a special program Saturday at Brenau University’s School of Occupational Therapy. Teepa Snow, founder of Positive Approaches to […]

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Gov. Deal Installs Hinton to Higher Ed Oversight Board

Jan 29, 2015

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, officially installed Brenau Vice President for Financial Services Toby Hinton as a member of the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission. The swearing-in ceremony occurred in the governor’s office at the state capitol in Atlanta. Hinton’s wife Suzanne also attended. Georgia lawmakers established the commission in 1990 […]

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AnMarie Martin at Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation

Jan 15, 2015

AnMarie Martin, a Hall Country sheriff’s deputy, advised the Brenau Women’s College student body “not to lose their humanity in the process” of finding their career. In her keynote address for the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Pearce Auditorium on the Gainesville campus Jan. 15, Deputy Martin led the audience through the […]

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We Did It! 100% Employee Participation in the 2014-15 Campus Campaign

Dec 16, 2014

Congratulations Brenau faculty and staff! You made history this year. For the first time, 100 percent of the Brenau full-time, ¾-time and ½-time employees stepped up to support the  2014-15 Campus Campaign by pledging or donating individual gifts that total close to $100,000. Senior Vice President and CFO David Barnett  announced the historic achievement at […]

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This is Some Cook Book: Gainesville Author’s Second ‘Scholar & Sphinx’ Fantasy Novel Debuts Dec. 16

Dec 12, 2014

Technically, it is a “Cook book,” but with title ingredients like a scholar, a sphinx and a fang of Fenrir, it sounds more like recipes for mayhem than for Sunday brunch. The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Fang of Fenrir is the second novel by author Alison Reeger Cook, who publishes under the moniker A.R. Cook. […]

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Physical Therapy Doctorate Wins Accreditation Candidacy

Dec 09, 2014

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education has granted candidacy for accreditation to the new Brenau University doctoral degree program that is recruiting candidates for the class that begins in May 2015. Although the program cannot receive full accreditation until after the first candidates complete their studies and receive doctoral degrees in May 2018, […]

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