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Introducing the Class of 2022 Brenau Scholars

Jan 02, 2019

The Brenau Scholars Program recognizes those who, as the Brenau Ideal states, “find satisfaction in being rather than in seeming” and “find joy in doing rather than in dreaming.” The young women chosen for this program epitomize these standards, using their talents, ambition and brilliance daily to pursue their goals and to excel in academics, […]

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A conversation with Dean of Library Services Linda Kern

Jan 02, 2019

Linda Kern remembers the first email she sent from her Brenau University account 13 years ago. The email, addressed to a good friend, was about her first impression of the art displayed in the Trustee Library because of Kern’s love for modern art. Kern, previously the library’s research and instruction director, is now dean of […]

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National Fitness Day

Nov 15, 2018

The Brenau University Athletic department celebrated National Fitness Day with the local Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier on Monday Oct. 30. Brenau coaches and athletes started by speaking about the five core values that the NAIA exhibits in the Champions of Character: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. Coaches and student athletes went […]

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Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s upcoming Discovery Series show “Waiting for Godot”

Nov 13, 2018

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s Discovery Series presented its first production for 2018-19, Waiting for Godot, Nov. 9-12, 7:30 p.m., at the Ed Cabell Theatre at the University of North Georgia Campus. Samuel Beckett’s famous play relates the story of Vladimir and Estragon, characterized as “tramps,” two men waiting for help from a man named Godot, […]

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Evening of Dance concert ‘Focus’

Nov 13, 2018

The Brenau Department of Dance presented their Evening of Dance concert Focus on Friday, Nov. 2-3, in Pearce Auditorium. There was an array of styles and nuances from emerging choreographers from the composition II course, as well as sophisticated choreography from senior Mary Rose Gibson. Joshua Blake Carter, who is originally from Atlanta but now […]

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Brenau students starring in sold out ‘Wizard of Oz’

Nov 12, 2018

Lucky ticket holders will rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat, featuring Brenau University students in the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Based on the beloved 1939 film that has been entertaining families for generations, Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is now reimagined for the stage. It is full of the familiar songs […]

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Second annual LitFest draws local authors, book lovers

Oct 17, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Brenau University’s second annual LitFest drew local authors and book lovers to the Brenau Downtown Center. Lainey Kennedy, Brenau assistant director of multimedia and theater services, said the event included open mic poetry, workshops, panels and hands on demonstrations for everyone attending. Children’s activities and readings were held to incorporate the […]

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Dr. Jennifer Allison wins GOTA Outstanding Occupational Therapy Practitioner of the Year Award

Oct 10, 2018

At this year’s annual GOTA conference, Brenau’s School of OT Assistant Professor Dr. Jennifer Allison won the prestigious Oustanding Occupational Therapy Practitioner of the Year Award. This is an award of excellence to honor an occupational therapist licensed in Georgia, who has made outstanding contributions to the profession. Dr. Allison was recognized for utilizing her […]

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ALUMNI VIDEO BLOG: Rachel Eleanor, BU ‘14

Sep 05, 2018
In this video, designer and illustrator Rachel Eleanor talks about her experience as a studio art major at Brenau University. Rachel highlights her experiences as an undergraduate student and how that inspired further education with the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. You can find out more about Rachel Eleanor’s work on her rachel-eleanor.com.
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Collection Highlight: 1950s Dress by designer Peggy Hunt

Sep 02, 2018
By Rachel Ward Stored away in Brenau University’s historic clothing collection is a stunning dress that oozes summer evenings spent sipping on refreshing drinks with friends and neighbors. The dress combines two aspects women aspire to be: sexy and elegant, as this was Peggy Hunt's specialty. Carolyn Margaret Hunt, later known as Peggy, began as [...]
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President Ed L. Schrader announces retirement plans

Aug 21, 2018

After 15 years as president of Brenau University, ushering in an era of growth and development, Ed L. Schrader announced Tuesday his plans to retire in 2019. Schrader became the ninth Brenau president on Jan. 1, 2005, putting the university on an aggressive growth trajectory. During his tenure, the university’s budget has nearly tripled to […]

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Heather Ross becomes chair of physical therapy as founding chair Kathye Light begins sabbatical

Jun 12, 2018

Following its successful campaign to receive full accreditation for its newest doctoral program, Brenau University recently named Dr. Heather Ross chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. Ross replaces Dr. Kathye Light, the founding chair of the department who in the past five years has steered it from its early planning stages, through the graduation […]

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Video: Vee Sanchez talks about Life in Fashion Design after Brenau

May 31, 2018

Brenau alumna Vee Sanchez, BFA fashion design 2014,discusses her insecurities as a new student in Brenau’s fashion design program, internships she had as a student and her career after graduation working on costumes in Orlando, Florida for Disney and teaching at the Austin School of Fashion Design in Austin, Texas.

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Highlights from the Brenau Collection: Andy Warhol’s ‘Lillian Carter 1977’

May 16, 2018

    By: Victoria Mathis Andy Warhol is known and admired so much for his unique way of interpreting iconic celebrities and even consumer items. Warhol was a constant mirror of the society in which he lived. He used the iconography of his generation to challenge what society thought of those icons and to push […]

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Brenau Student Show at the High Museum of Art: A Student’s View By Diana Quinones

May 16, 2018

Hi, my name is Diana Quinones, and I am a second-year student at Brenau majoring in studio art. A year ago, my 3D printed sculpture from my Foundations: 2D & 3D class was accepted into the Brenau Student Exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. As a freshman at the time, it was […]

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Brenau Art & Design partners with chamber for public arts collaboration

May 16, 2018

As part of a mission to increase awareness of public art in Hall County, Brenau University and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s Vision 2030 public art committee announced in March the Brenau Urban Rural Discoveries, or BURDs. The public art project was conceived by Frank Norton Jr., a member of the Brenau Board of […]

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Professor Claudia Wilburn organizes community colossal prints event

May 15, 2018

It was a crisp, clear spring morning as Studio Art Program Director Claudia Wilburn sat perched atop a steamroller – just another day at Brenau. Wilburn and her students organized Brenau University’s first Colossal Prints event on March 23 along Brenau’s Green Street side of the Gainesville campus, outside the John W. Jacobs Jr. Business […]

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Professor Charity Armstead introduces new fashion merchandising technologies

May 15, 2018

Students in FM 240 Fashion Textiles analyzed fiber types using burn testing, microscopy and chemical reactivity. The students are using thrifted garments throughout the semester for a detailed analysis that includes fiber types and characteristics, weave/knit structure, dyeing and printing, and other aspects of textile construction. The fiber photos here were taken with a camera […]

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Lawyers Phillip and Lydia Sartain Establish Social Justice Endowment at Brenau

Apr 09, 2018

Gainesville lawyers Phillip and Lydia Sartain recently established an endowment at Brenau University to explore and establish academic programs for addressing social justice issues and practices. The Gainesville lawyers and civic leaders seeded the Fund for Community Engagement with a $50,000 gift that is part of the university’s ongoing $42 million ForeverGold campaign to finance […]

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Higher education does make America greater

Apr 06, 2018

  Political agendas can’t change facts: Colleges boost our nation’s economy and brainpower We are not hearing much blather these days from opportunistic politicians and sensationalist cable TV talk show pundits about their perceived “reforms” through legislation and regulation that collectively amount to a piecemeal assault on America’s higher education system. Many of the attacks […]

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