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End-of-Life Planning Author Holley Kelley Visits for Feb. 5 Book Signing

Jan 26, 2016

Brenau University will host end-of-life planning expert Holley Kelley on Friday, Feb. 5, for an autograph party for her first book, Sunrises and Sunsets: Final Affairs Forged with Flair, Finesse and FUNctionality. The program, free and open to the public, will be from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. at Trustee Library, located at 625 Academy St. in Gainesville. Kelley, who graduated […]

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Georgia Author of the Year Carolyn Curry to Speak at Brenau Feb. 23

Jan 21, 2016

Brenau University welcomes Dr. Carolyn Newton Curry, author of Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907, on Tuesday, Feb. 23. “An Evening with Georgia Author of the Year Carolyn Curry” begins at 6 p.m. with a reception in the Northeast Georgia History Center. An author talk and dramatization will follow […]

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MLK Convocation Speaker Lori White Preaches ‘The Power of One’

Jan 15, 2016

Brenau University on Tuesday, Jan. 19, welcomes Dr. Lori S. White, vice chancellor for students at Washington University in St. Louis and one of the nation’s leading experts on diversity in higher education, as keynote speaker at its annual convocation celebrating the life and teachings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Our students […]

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Brenau Swimmers Receive National Recognition for Athletic and Academic Excellence

Aug 24, 2015

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America named seven student-athletes from the No. 3 nationally ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers swimming team to its 2015 Scholar All-America team. Those honored for excelling both in athletics and academic performances include Courtney Hayward, a junior psychology major from Townsville, Australia; Alisha Hodgetts, a sophomore business major from […]

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New Students Pour into Brenau for Move-In Day 2015

Aug 18, 2015

The next wave of Brenau University Women’s College first-year students arrived on Tuesday to get a head start on learning the ropes as college freshmen before the scheduled beginning of classes on Monday, Aug. 24. In all, more than 300 new students – hailing from 11 states and six countries – will begin classes at […]

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Golden Tigers Add Three Intercollegiate Squads, 30-40 New Athletes

May 20, 2015

Brenau University’s Golden Tigers sports teams will add “junior varsity” teams to its lineup of championship-class intercollegiate athletics programs and will pick up about 30 to 40 student athletes in the process. Starting in the 2015-16 academic year, the Golden Tigers will pick up second teams in basketball and softball as well as add a […]

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival May 30 Will Benefit Georgia’s Only Floating Classroom

May 19, 2015

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, May 30, at Brenau University’s Downtown Center, 301 Main St. SW in Gainesville, features the good, the bad and the beautiful of natural settings across the U.S. But there won’t be any similarity with Sergio Leone’s similar-titled 1966 Western. Hosted by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and sponsored by Brenau, […]

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That Mancini Magic: Brenau’s “Spectrum Winds” Present a Night of Free Music

May 19, 2015

Cecil Welch, former lead trumpeter for The Henry Mancini Orchestra, will perform “That Mancini Magic” with the Brenau University Spectrum Winds on Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus in Pearce Auditorium. Director Don Strand has put together an evening of music featuring compositions by Duke Ellington, Louie Armstrong and Mancini […]

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Accrediting Board Approves Brenau Branch in Jacksonville

May 05, 2015

The governing body of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has approved Brenau University’s application to begin immediately offering undergraduate and graduate degrees at a new location in Jacksonville, Florida. Following the Florida Department of Education’s issuing a license for the private, not-for-profit institution to operate in the state, the accrediting […]

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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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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’s Got Talent 2015 Video Online

Feb 05, 2015

As we welcomed parents, family members, prospective students and other guests for our annual Winter Weekend, Brenau also celebrated our first Brenau’s Got Talent competition. The competition was a great success with Amanda Washington winning first place for her performance of “They Just Keep Moving the Line,” second place winner, Janely Rodriquez and third place winner […]

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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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SGA Holds First Open Forum

Sep 09, 2014

Student Government Association is hosting their first Open Forum today, Sept. 9 at 12:30 p.m. in Banks Recital Hall, located in the Burd Center on the Gainesville campus. This is an excellent opportunity for women’s college students to learn more about SGA, become acquainted with the officers and senators, and voice any concerns that you may […]

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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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Move-In Day 2014

Aug 21, 2014

A little construction never hurt anything. First-year Women’s College students successfully unloaded their belongings, moved into their new dorm rooms and began a weeks worth of welcoming activities on Brenau’s Gainesville campus Wednesday, August 20, despite the construction of new sorority houses down Prior Street. “We’re going to have empty nest syndrome now,” joked John […]

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Religion for the 21st Century at Brenau

Apr 21, 2014

Brenau and Gainesville community members converged on the Brenau Downtown Center Friday, April 11, for the start of the EWM Lecture Series “Religion for the 21st Century,” a weekend long series featuring Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor. Each of the three lectures in the series focused on topics discussed in her latest book Learning to Walk in the Dark.

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Department of Dance Presents ‘Elements of Timeless Strength’

Apr 10, 2014

The Brenau University Department of Dance performs the dance concert “Elements of Timeless Strength” April 10-13 in Hosch Theatre at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts located on the university’s Gainesville campus. Performances are April 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m. Available at the door, tickets are $6 general admission; $4 children, […]

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Best-selling Author Mary Alice Monroe Speaks to Brenau Students

Oct 24, 2013

New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe told Brenau University students Monday, Oct. 21, that as writers they may work in solitary, but to be successful they must “open the window and let the story come in.” Best known for novels and nonfiction works that deal with environmental themes, Monroe wrote The Butterfly’s Daughter, a novel set […]

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Visiting OT Scholar Focuses On What “Drives” Senior Lifestyles

Mar 16, 2012
Getting older means losing our waistlines, our hair or maybe even our hearing. But what happens if you lose your wheels? Dr. Sherrilene Classen examinines problems society faces on the road as our population ages. That is why the upcoming lecture hosted by Brenau University's School of Occupational Therapy will address the issue of older [...]
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