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Construction Starts This Spring for $6.5 Million Brenau University Residence Hall, Sorority House Project

Apr 14, 2014

As soon as possible following the May 2 commencement, Brenau University will begin work on a more than $6.5 million project to replace several decades-old buildings with four new sorority houses and an additional residence hall. In addition, during the 16-month project two other sorority houses will undergo renovation – all part of an initiative […]

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Cheerleading Team Finishes 3rd in the Nation – 3rd Consecutive Top Finish

Apr 14, 2014

For the third time in its three-year history, Brenau University’s Golden Tigers intercollegiate cheerleading team finished near the top of U.S. rankings when it came away from the National Cheerleaders Association college nationals tournament ranked No. 3 in the nation. The squad from the Gainesville, Ga., university racked up a score of finished 85.05 at […]

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Five New Members Added to Alumni Hall of Fame During Annual ‘May Day’ Celebration

Apr 14, 2014

The Brenau University Alumni Association named two educators, two public health leaders and a real estate executive to the 2014 class of inductees in the Alumni Hall of Fame during the annual class reunion and “May Day” celebration at the 135-year-old institution. More than 500 people attended the celebration on the front lawn of the […]

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Fountain Dedication Ensures Grace Hooten Moore Remains Visible at the Brenau She Loved

Apr 14, 2014

Grace Hooten Moore came to Brenau University in the 1930s, and she never really left. From her graduation and until the time of her death in 2012, Moore was an ever-present figure on the Gainesville campus, attending plays, gallery openings, alumni receptions and sorority events – even serving as a member of the university’s Board […]

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Alumnae Reunion Weekend and ‘May Day’ Activities Expected To Draw Hundreds To Campus April 11-12

Apr 09, 2014

In a traditional showcase for spring millinery, more than 400 Brenau Women’s College and Brenau Academy alumnae plus families and friends will converge on the Brenau University campus Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, for the annual day of class, reunions and the “May Day” celebration for current students. The Brenau Alumni Association will also induct […]

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$62.5 Million Spending Plan Funds Dormitories, Lab, Athletics Construction and Record Budget

Apr 02, 2014

Brenau University’s Board of Trustees approved a record $62.5 million spending plan that provides for $8 million in new construction for undergraduate residence houses, a human anatomy laboratory and a field house at a new athletics park. The board’s action preceded the announcement here March 29 during the Brenau 135th anniversary celebration Gala that the university has completed […]

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Amanda Lammers Becomes Student Services VP and Interim Enrollment Management VP

Apr 02, 2014

Brenau University has named Amanda Lammers its new vice president for student services with interim responsibilities for managing all enrollment activities for undergraduate and graduate students. Reporting directly to Brenau University President Ed Schrader, Lammers primarily oversees all activities, services and facilities for several hundred residential students at Brenau Women’s College in Gainesville. In addition […]

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Experienced Club Coach Michael Carter to Head Golden Tigers Volleyball

Mar 31, 2014

Brenau University has named ProLink Atlanta Volleyball Club cofounder Michael Carter to direct the Golden Tigers intercollegiate volleyball program. Carter replaces Jeff White, who left the team earlier this year for the head coaching job at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. Brenau Athletics Director Mike Lochstampfor said the combination of Carter’s experience at the collegiate level […]

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Brenau Offers Georgia’s First Online Early Childhood Education Program

Mar 24, 2014

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission, the government agency charged with overseeing teacher education, has approved Brenau University’s undergraduate degree program in early childhood education – the first totally online program in that discipline in Georgia. “It is quite an honor for Brenau to host the first totally online bachelor’s degree program with early childhood education […]

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2014 Gala Features High-tech Component to Art Auction and Purchases

Mar 21, 2014

Potential buyers can start bidding now in ‘online auction’ One of the major features of the March 29 Brenau University Gala will be the auction of some surplus gems from the university’s prestigious permanent collection of art. But whether or not you have a ticket to the limited-seating dress-up affair at the Brenau University Downtown Center, you […]

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Brenau University Celebrates Georgia’s First Online Early Childhood Education Programs with Open Houses on Various Campuses

Mar 21, 2014

The government agency charged with overseeing teacher education has approved Brenau University’s undergraduate degree program in early childhood education – the first totally online program in that discipline in Georgia. The university will celebrate the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s action with a series of open house programs on various Brenau campuses in the greater Atlanta […]

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Vogel Art Collection Anchors Brenau’s New Manhattan Gallery

Mar 21, 2014

Selections from famed New Yorkers’ treasures help frame the story of how New York became the center of the post-World War II art world When Brenau University opens its new “Manhattan Gallery” March 29 at the recently renovated Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, Ga., a key component will be a showcase of the works from […]

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Three Brenau University Golden Tigers Tennis Players Ranked Nationally

Mar 18, 2014

Three members of the No. 7-ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers tennis team placed among the top national singles players in the first Intercollegiate Tennis Association/National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics tennis rankings. Two of them also ranked as the No. 14 doubles team in the standings. Dominika Jasova, a senior from Kosice, Slovakia, and Zalina Nazarova, […]

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Brenau Golden Tigers Host Public Celebration of ‘International Tennis Day’ March 24

Mar 13, 2014

Brenau University’s Golden Tigers Tennis Team will host “International Tennis Day” along with its Monday, March 24, match with Georgia Perimeter College at the university’s Smithgall Tennis Center on the Gainesville campus. The free public event, from 5 to 8 p.m., celebrates the internationally diverse team, which features only one native-born American, and the global […]

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March 29 Gala Celebrates the ‘Art & Science’ of Brenau University

Mar 12, 2014

Downtown Center Will House Physical Therapy Doctorate and New Manhattan Art Gallery After a decade-long absence, the Brenau Gala returns this March 29 to help celebrate the university’s 135th anniversary and vision for its future, dedicate the renovations for a new physical therapy doctoral program and launch a New York-themed art gallery at the Brenau […]

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Brenau Swimmers Clinch 4th-place NAIA Finish

Mar 10, 2014

Bachman Shares National Coach-of-the-Year Title Brenau University’s Golden Tigers swimming team ranked 4th in the nation and its coach Blaire Bachman collected a share of national coach-of-the-year honors Saturday, March 8, following an outstanding performance the 2014 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving National Championships in Oklahoma City. The young […]

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Australian Freshman Continues to Lead Brenau Team in NAIA Championship Swim Meet

Mar 08, 2014

Brenau University’s Courtney Hayward wrapped up her second individual national championship Friday, March 7, with a come-from-behind win in the in the 400 IM on the second day of the 2014 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving National Championships in Oklahoma City with a winning time of 4:30.53. The freshman […]

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Pacolet Milliken Contributes Property for Brenau University Athletic Park

Mar 08, 2014

The site will be developed as “home field” location for Golden Tigers intercollegiate teams and for some public uses in a coming $4.4 million development project. South Carolina-based Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc., has donated a 16.8-acre tract of land here for the development of a multipurpose athletics park at the site of the historic New […]

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Brenau University Swim Team Opens National Championship Meet with Win and Second Spot in Key Events

Mar 07, 2014

Brenau University’s Courtney Hayward won the 500 freestyle event Thursday, March 6, in the opening day of the 2014 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving National Championships. In her national championship performance, the freshman from Townsville, Australia, posted a winning time of 4:58.42, beating the second-place finisher, SCAD’s Caroline Lepesant, […]

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Brenau Awards $40,000 in Scholarships to Emerging Art Students

Feb 26, 2014

High school students from across North Georgia took to Brenau University’s Gainesville campus Monday, Feb. 17 for a day of art, workshops, awards and came away from the 2014 Young Women’s Art and Design Exhibition with more than $40,000 worth of scholarships and cash prizes. Lynn Jones, chair of the Interior Design Department at Brenau, […]

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