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Brenau Forms Pact with One of China’s Top 10 Universities for Early Childhood Education Program

Oct 24, 2014

The People’s Republic of China and Anhui Province have approved an agreement between Brenau University and Anhui Normal University for a joint degree program in early childhood teacher education that is designed to bring scores of Chinese students to Georgia starting in 2016, as well as provide study abroad opportunities for American students and faculty […]

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Brenau Receives 2014 Governor’s Award for Arts and Humanities

Oct 07, 2014

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal today presented Brenau University with a prestigious Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities for nurturing the idea that the arts are an essential part of daily lives through arts-related community activities and experiences throughout its history. The award was one of 13 presented by Deal and his wife, Sandra, at […]

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Governor’s Office Treats Kids to Magic of Reading at Brenau Child Development Center for Georgia Pre-K Week

Oct 06, 2014

Brenau University’s Child Development Center received a special visit from Anna Hensley, constituent services specialist for the office of Gov. Nathan Deal, who read to the pre-K class as part of Georgia Pre-K Week, sponsored by Voices for Georgia’ Children. Hensley treated the excited children to readings of the popular children’s book series “Pete the […]

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Brenau Gears Up for Homecoming Events Oct. 3-5

Oct 01, 2014

Brenau University Golden Tigers intercollegiate athletics will host the third annual homecoming celebration Oct. 3-5 in a weekend filled with activities for allowing former teammates to reconnect, for new prospective students to get acquainted with the school and for members of the community to associate with a nationally competitive sports program that is introducing Brenau […]

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Four Tigers earned “Conference Player of the Week” honors for outstanding performances in their respective sports. 

Oct 01, 2014

Swimmer Michelle Billeaud, cross country runner Utami Ketchem, soccer player Jenny Knibbs and volleyball player Sydney Koon were all honored for their performances from the week of Sept. 21-28. Billeaud, a junior business major from Carencro, Louisiana, competed in Brenau’s home opener swim meet by winning both the 50 Butterfly in 26.58 and the 100 Butterfly in 59.18, while placing second in the 200 IM […]

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Nigerian Women Delegates Visit Brenau Tuesday, Sept. 30

Sep 26, 2014

Twenty-six delegates of the Nigerian Quintessential Business Women Association will visit Brenau University on Tuesday, Sept. 30.The morning and afternoon sessions at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy St., are free and open to the public. The opening session led by Brenau President Ed Schrader in Hosch Theatre runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., […]

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Entrepreneurs Like Tech Wizard David Karp Would Benefit from Academic ‘Shake Up,’ Brenau President Ed Schrader Asserts

Sep 26, 2014

Brenau University President Ed Schrader called on U.S. higher education’s academic and administrative leaders to explore development of individually customized programs tailored to specific needs of undergraduate and graduate students as a supplement to traditional college and university degree tracks. “I do not believe that the traditional M.B.A. degree will be dead in 10 years,” […]

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Brenau Gets Real and Streams Program for Entrepreneurs Live! From New York!

Sep 24, 2014

A special one-day program designed to provide top executives of fast-growth companies experience-based information from successful entrepreneurs, including Tumblr founder David Karp, will air live in a streaming Webcast from the New York TimesCenter on Friday, Sept. 26, at http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9841499/events/3352021. The program, jointly sponsored by Brenau University of Gainesville, Georgia, and the Atlanta-based Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs, […]

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Run and Have Fun at the “Brenau 5K” during Homecoming Weekend

Sep 22, 2014

Brenau University Athletics will hold its first “Brenau 5K” community race during its homecoming weekend on Saturday, Oct. 4. The event, open for public participation, benefits the Brenau University Athletic Booster Club. The registration fee is $15 until Oct. 3 and includes an event t-shirt. Registration on race day is $20. Participation is free for […]

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Brenau Ranks 12th in U.S. News Best Colleges for Veterans, Places 2nd Among Private Comprehensive Universities in Georgia

Sep 12, 2014

Brenau University ranked No. 12 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “Best Schools for Veterans” survey while moving up six places on the magazine’s rankings of comprehensive universities in the Southeast. Brenau and Mercer University in Macon were the only private schools in Georgia to make the top 50 list in the rankings of comprehensive […]

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Brenau Occupational Therapy Doctoral Candidates Step into ‘That Uncomfortable Place’ of Pushing Boundaries to Help Refine Their Profession

Sep 05, 2014

Brenau University officially welcomed eight candidates to its newest doctoral program Friday at the official celebration to launch the degree in the School of Occupational Therapy. The Occupational Therapy Doctorate program is part of the university’s expanding focus on post-professional health science graduate studies. Brenau graduated its first candidates from the Doctor of Nursing Practice […]

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International Flavor of Golden Tigers Tennis Stands Out in 2014 Brenau Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee Class

Sep 05, 2014

The Class of 2014 inductees into the Brenau University Athletics Hall of Fame – all from the Golden Tigers’ perennial national championship-contending tennis program – includes a retired coach from Scotland, a Hollywood costume designer from Belarus, an accountant from Malaysia and a tennis teacher from France. “We did not set out to make this […]

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Now Accepting Applications for Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree

Sep 04, 2014

Prospects Get a Peek at the Program in ‘Open House’ Series Starting September 16 Brenau University is now accepting applications for its Doctor of Physical Therapy program – the third health care professional doctorate offered by the university. Classes could begin as early as mid-2015, pending authorization by the Alexandria, Virginia-based Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy […]

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Brenau Selects TIAA-CREF as Sole Recordkeeper of Retirement Plans

Sep 01, 2014

TIAA-CREF announced today that Brenau has selected the company to be sole record keeper of its retirement program. Working with Cannon Financial Strategists of Athens, Georgia, the university completed a thorough review of its retirement plans. TIAA-CREF was already the recordkeeper of Brenau’s 403(b) plan, and now has assumed responsibility for Brenau’s 401(k) plan as […]

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Tumblr Founder & CEO David Karp to Headline CEOs Conference in New York Sept. 26

Aug 29, 2014

M.B.A. Partners Brenau University and Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs Join Forces for ‘Exit 2014: Get Real’ Event David Karp, founder and CEO of Tumblr, the company that Yahoo! acquired for $1.1 billion in 2013, headlines the first Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs’ conference in New York City on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, that is aimed at […]

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Condolences to the Family of Ike and Carol Belk

Aug 27, 2014

Carol Grotnes Belk, the Charlotte, North Carolina, philanthropist who with her husband, Irwin “Ike” Belk, changed the landscape – physically and academically – of colleges throughout a good portion of the eastern United States, died Monday at her home just two days shy of her 87th birthday. Ike Belk, a businessman and philanthropist whose father […]

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President Jimmy Carter Challenges Brenau Women to Continue the Struggle for Gender Equality Throughout the World

Aug 22, 2014

Brenau University Women’s College first-year students enjoyed the “chance of a lifetime” Friday when they had the opportunity to go one-on-one with President Jimmy Carter at a special program for them at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The students’ first assignment as college freshmen is to read and write a report about Carter’s latest book, A […]

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Women’s College ‘Move-in Day’ Heralds Beginning of New Academic Year

Aug 19, 2014

Brenau University Women’s College first-year students begin moving into residence halls, planning for their first college classes and sizing up sororities and campus activities – not to mention each other – on Wednesday, Aug. 20, as the university welcomes that Class of 2018 to the historic campus. Brenau officials estimate that there will be about 200 new […]

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Prior Street Partially Closed at for Student Back-to-School Move-in Day Aug. 20

Aug 13, 2014

Due to construction work in progress, a portion of Prior Street on the Brenau University Gainesville campus will be temporarily closed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The area between Washington Street and Smithgall Lane in front of Crudup Hall on the campus will be used as a safe drop-off zone […]

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Veteran Communicator and Fundraiser Appointed Development Director in Support of $40 Million Campaign

Aug 05, 2014

Robert Shippey moves into senior campaign director role while Jenny Dell duties expand to include more focus on financial support from the alumni base in the university’s historic initiative. As it prepares for the launch of the public phase of its $40 million fundraising initiative, Brenau University has appointed Ben McDade of Suwanee, Georgia, as […]

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