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Animation Festival First of Its Kind at Brenau

Apr 15, 2019

The Center for the Arts & Design hosted its first Animation Festival March 8, 2019, on the Gainesville campus. Activities included three afternoon workshops for art students: Background Illustrations for Animation, Writing and Storyboards, and Character Design. In the evening, students and community members got to meet animation voice actress Amelia Fischer, who was interviewed […]

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Vice President Amanda Lammers selected for CIC presidential vocation program

May 21, 2018

Brenau University’s Amanda Lammers, vice president for student services, is one of 20 senior college administrators selected by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in a year-long Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program for prospective college and university presidents. The seminar-based program is designed to help individuals with the potential to serve as university […]

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Cyber security MBA meets fast-growing demand for protecting data

May 14, 2018

Cyber security attacks and misuse of social media data have become a rapidly increasing threat among corporations, financial companies, educational institutions, individuals – and even presidential campaigns. That makes the need for experts in information security one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States, and led to the creation of an MBA concentration […]

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Brenau Awards Students for Academic Excellence at Honors Convocation

Apr 18, 2018

Brenau University recognized 68 students for their outstanding academic achievements during the annual Honors Convocation Thursday, April 12, in Pearce Auditorium. The ceremony honors the top scholars of Brenau across all disciplines, from the arts to health sciences to business majors, and it recognizes the dedicated work of all students and faculty that makes Brenau […]

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Grrrl PowHER Hour Speaker Invites Students to ‘Step into Somebody Else’s Story’

Oct 27, 2017

Brenau University students heard powerful stories during the fourth annual Grrrl PowHER Hour Thursday, Oct. 26, in Pearce Auditorium. Keynote speaker Rachel McGowan, program director of I AM THAT GIRL in Santa Monica, California, challenged the Women’s College students to think about themselves in an open, new way and to be authentic to themselves. “I […]

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Students Compete and Win Honors in 15th Annual Mock Mediation Tournament

Oct 12, 2017

Jamie Zheng and Gloria Clark, two students attending Brenau University, have been friends since the first day they stepped onto campus. The two conflict resolution and legal studies majors make a good team, which they proved this weekend with big wins at the 15th Annual Mock Mediation Tournament. The event, held at Brenau’s historic Gainesville […]

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Professor Claudia Wilburn Wins Best in Show at Georgia National Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

Oct 09, 2017

The Georgia National Fair celebrates the state’s heritage, people and agriculture each fall. This year, the 11-day event featured the work of Brenau University associate professor of art and design, Claudia Wilburn. Wilburn, who is also the studio art program director, won best in show and first place in the mixed media category at the […]

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Brenau Ranks High Again on ‘Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges’ Listing

Aug 29, 2017

For the second year in a row, Brenau University is ranked in the top 20 of Washington Monthly’s college guide list of “Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges” for 2017. The Gainesville, Georgia-based institution moved up one spot from last year to No. 18 in the rankings released Monday, coinciding with the first day […]

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Brenau Celebrates Georgia Artists in Sixth Annual President’s Summer Art Exhibition

May 14, 2017

Brenau University’s sixth annual President’s Summer Art Series celebrates the work of four North Georgia artists with a free public reception Thursday, May 18, from 5:30-7 p.m., to open the annual exhibition.  The reception and show, which runs through July 13, will be in the Sellars Gallery at the Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Boulevard, on the […]

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Writing Class Explores Northeast Georgia Homelessness in Group Storytelling Project

Dec 02, 2016

Editorial and feature writing students in a Brenau University mass communication class will host the release of a special publication, “The Brenau Facing Project: Facing Homelessness in Gainesville & Hall County” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy Street. The event is free […]

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Cheer Team Shows Big Spirit on the Big Screen in New Ang Lee Movie

Nov 10, 2016

Brenau University’s nationally competitive cheer and dance team this week will step onto a national stage of another sort with their appearance in Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee’s film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” which opens nationwide in theaters on Friday, Nov. 11. The movie tells the story of titular character Billy Lynn, a 19-year-old […]

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