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Brenau Takes Center Stage in National TV Production about Dare Stones and Lost Colony

Oct 22, 2015

NOTE: Brenau students, faculty and staff are invited to view the program, Roanoke: Search for the Lost Colony, in the Thurmond-McRae Lecture Hall adjacent to the Trustee Library at 625 Academy St., on the historic campus in Gainesville at 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26. When the History Channel airs its nationally broadcast two-hour special Monday night […]

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Augusta Campus Collecting Flood Relief Donations

Oct 07, 2015

Students, faculty and staff at the Brenau University Augusta campus are doing their part to help out those impacted by flooding in South Carolina by collecting bottled water donations. Members of the local community are asked to drop off donations at the first floor lobby of the 111 Davis Road facility in Martinez, Georgia. Brenau […]

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Golden Tigers Top Appalachian Swimming Conference Preseason Rankings

Oct 07, 2015

The Appalachian Swimming Conference coaches poll has ranked the Brenau Golden Tigers, last year’s conference champions, in the No. 1 spot in its 2015-16 preseason rankings. After dominating the field to win the ASC title in last season’s championship meet, the Tigers went on to claim third place in the nation, its highest finish ever, […]

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Mock Mediation Invitational Returns Oct. 9-10

Oct 06, 2015

One of the South’s largest conflict resolution competitions returns next week as Brenau University hosts its 13th annual Invitational Mock Mediation Tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10. Seven institutions from Georgia, Texas, Ohio and Tennessee have registered for the Brenau event, which is regarded as a crucial warm-up run for the international mock mediation competition […]

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Brenau Cross Country Wins Piedmont College Invitational Championship

Oct 03, 2015

Heather Estetter earned her first championship as Brenau cross country head coach Saturday, as the Golden Tigers bested four other teams and finished first overall in a women’s 6K event at the 2015 Piedmont College Invitational. The first place finish in Demorest comes after a fifth place finish at the Dalton State College Twilight Cross […]

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Tonight’s Soccer Game Postponed

Oct 01, 2015

Due to inclement weather, tonight’s soccer game between Brenau University and Auburn University Montgomery has been cancelled. “With all parties looking at the weather forecast for tonight and thinking primarily about the safety of our athletes, we agreed to reschedule tonight’s soccer match to a later date,” said Brenau Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor. The cancellation […]

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Community Health Care Institutions Celebrate Nursing Excellence with Annual Recognition

Sep 21, 2015

Brenau University’s School of Nursing will host the annual Masters in the Art of Nursing program Wednesday, Sept. 23, to celebrate contributions of six longtime professional caregivers from northeast Georgia. Initiated six years ago by the late Gainesville, Georgia, business and civic leader Charles E. “Gus” Whalen as a partnership of the region’s leading nursing […]

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Golden Tigers Earn National ‘Champions of Character’ Honor for Sportsmanship and Service

Sep 17, 2015

For the second year in a row, Brenau has posted a “silver star” rating in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Champions of Character program that celebrates college athletes’ in-game sportsmanship on the field, on-campus integrity and community service. Basing its scores on a wide range of criteria, the NAIA states on its Champions of […]

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Brenau’s ‘Now in Jax’ Motto Goes ‘Official’ with Sept. 1 North Florida Campus Opening Celebration

Aug 31, 2015

Brenau University plans to hold the ceremonial opening of its new campus in Jacksonville, Florida, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, in preparation for beginning its first graduate school class in October followed by the first undergraduate program in early 2016. Dr. Ed Schrader, president of the 137-year-old Gainesville, Georgia-based, fully accredited, nonprofit comprehensive university, scheduled a […]

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Women’s College Students Learn in First Fall Convocation That, in Finding Life’s Passions, “There’s No App for That”

Aug 27, 2015

In the traditional kickoff of the Brenau University Women’s College academic year, one of the region’s foremost forensic interviewers, Dr. Julie Battle, told students that going to college will not automatically prepare them for life or careers. “You can’t do a Google search to find your passion,” said Dr. Julie Battle, chair of Brenau’s academic […]

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New Swim Coach Nathan Rhoads Challenged to Keep Winners Winning

Aug 17, 2015

Anytime coaches step into positions previously occupied by a five-time coach of the year to run the reigning No. 3 team in the country, they just about have to make their mantra that old Latin motto that doctors chant: Primum non nocere. First, do no harm. That is exactly the position Arizona native Nathan Rhoads […]

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Brenau Alum Christina Jundt Celebrates North Georgia History with Lakefront Play

Aug 06, 2015

Even with a shoestring, start-up budget, Wild Air Playhouse scored the ultimate prop for its first production: Lake Lanier. The theater company is presenting “Half Mile Down,” an original, outdoor Americana drama, at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue at Clarks Bridge Road in Gainesville, where the lake provides a sweeping, scenic backdrop for a minimalist […]

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The Music Plays On with the Next Summer Songwriters Concert Aug. 8

Aug 05, 2015

Brenau University and the John Jarrard Foundation welcome songwriting legends Kerry Kurt Phillips and Jason Matthews as they perform in the last concert of the 2015 Summer Songwriters Series Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Theatre on the Square at Brenau University’s Downtown Center, located at 301 Main St. in Gainesville. “We are so excited to […]

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Golden Tigers Coach Heather Estetter Plans to Pick Up Pace with Cross Country

Jul 29, 2015

Cross country runners at Brenau University are about to learn what it is like to have a coach who has an established record as a distance runner. Heather Estetter, who became Brenau’s head cross country coach on July 1, has a proven background as both a runner at two National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I […]

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New Coach Byron Kramer Says Brenau’s Golden Tigers Track and Field Team is Poised to Pounce to National Prominence

Jul 15, 2015

After winning conference championships in its first three years, Brenau University’s Golden Tigers track and field team seems more than ready to make a significant mark on the national level, and the team’s new coach, Byron Kramer, believes it is ready to pounce. Kramer says he wants to continue to build on the program’s phenomenal […]

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John Jarrard Foundation’s Summer Songwriters Series Returns to Brenau July 10

Jul 08, 2015

The John Jarrard Foundation’s Summer Songwriters Series kicks off its 2015 showcase Friday, July 10, with performances by award-winning country songwriters Chuck Jones and Ed Hill in the Theatre on the Square at Brenau University’s Downtown Center, located at 301 Main St. in Gainesville. The show begins at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 […]

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Brenau Exhibits Master Interior Design Students’ Work at the High Museum of Art

Jun 03, 2015

Brenau University’s Master of Interior Design and Master of Fine Arts student exhibition opens at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta on Thursday, June 11, 3 – 5 p.m. , with an awards presentation at 4 p.m. The exhibition takes place in the museum’s Greene Family Education Center, in the lower level of the Stent Family Wing.

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Surprise Veterans Reunion Highlights Graduation Ceremony

May 02, 2015

When Brenau University President Ed Schrader gave his welcoming remarks at the 2015 commencement, he gave a special acknowledgment to the active duty military personnel and veterans among the graduating class. Schrader singled out one veteran: Debra Cooper from Winder, Georgia, who was about to receive a diploma for a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. […]

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Commencement Address by Amanda Slavin, CEO of CatalystCreativ

May 02, 2015

Gainesville, Georgia, May 1 and 2, 2015 Thank you so much, Dr. Schrader, the board of trustees, parents, friends, family and, of course, the Brenau class of 2015! I am so excited to be in Georgia speaking today as Georgia has a significant meaning to me. Four years ago, I came to visit Gainesville for the […]

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28-year-old Entrepreneur Amanda Slavin Challenges Graduates to ‘Look Back’ as Well as Forward

May 01, 2015

Amanda Slavin, the 28-year-old entrepreneur that Forbes magazine recognized as one of the top 30 marketing and advertising professionals who have not yet celebrated their 30th birthdays, cautioned members of the 2015 Brenau University Women’s College graduating class to measure success as they go forth in life “not by what you accomplish…but by who you are.” As […]

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