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Georgia Legislature Passes Brenau Student-inspired Bill to Extend Education Benefits to Military Families

Mar 25, 2015

It started as an idea from four Brenau students. It caught the attention of Georgia lawmakers who thought it would be a good bill. It has now been approved by the General Assembly and could soon be signed into law.

The Georgia Senate voted 35-8 Tuesday to pass House Bill 62, a bill that helps special needs children whose parents are on active military service obtain state scholarships to attend private schools that specialize in educating these students.

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Georgia Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham Shares Secrets of His Craft at Brenau University March 23

Mar 13, 2015

Award-winning poet and novelist Judson Mitcham will talk about the art of writing poetry and fiction and also read excerpts from his work at Brenau University’s Trustee Library on Monday, March 23, at 3 p.m.

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President Schrader Cautions New U.S. Higher Education Colleagues to Let Logic Rule Sentimentality in Keeping Institutions Viable

Mar 12, 2015

In the wake of the financial collapses of a 114-year-old women’s college that by visible physical and financial assets appeared to be solvent, the head of one of the remaining female single-gender institutions at a national meeting here March 14 will advise new college presidents how to keep their colleges and universities afloat.

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Wisdom Project Lecture Series March 27-28

Mar 10, 2015

If you want to know what a community can do to capture the collective wisdom of its citizens who have spent a lifetime learning about business and professions, human behavior and life in general, you would be well served to check out the Wisdom Project Lecture Series March 27-28 at Brenau University East Campus at […]

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Golden Tigers Finish No. 3 in Nation in NAIA Championship Meet

Mar 08, 2015

Propelled by four individual national champions and a strong team showing, the Brenau University Golden Tigers swim team finished third at the 2015 NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championship Meet in Oklahoma City, March 3-7 – ­ the highest ranking in school history. The Golden Tigers amassed 439 points during the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics […]

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Brenau University Offers Assistance to Sweet Briar Students, Faculty and Staff

Mar 05, 2015

Brenau University today offered to match scholarships and financial discount packages to all Sweet Briar College students who elect to continue their educations at Brenau. Sweet Briar, a women’s college in Lynchburg, Virginia, announced earlier this week that it would close its doors forever at the end of the current academic year after 114 years of […]

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Golden Tigers Swimmers Honored at Brenau as Send-off to National Championship Meet

Feb 28, 2015

Brenau University honored its No. 3 nationally ranked Golden Tigers swimming team during halftime ceremonies at the Saturday, Feb. 28, home basketball game for their impressive win in the Appalachian Swimming Conference meet and their ranking this week by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America as the  top academic team country. The ceremony at the Tigers […]

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Brenau Alum Heads ‘O.K. Corral’ Group at March 3 ‘Doc Holliday’ Program

Feb 20, 2015

When Thad “T.B.” Burton returns to his alma mater in full regalia on Tuesday, March 3, instead of the academic cap and gown of a Brenau University graduate he will wear a Stetson and a sixgun. Those are part of his normal attire in his portrayal of the legendary 1880s era Old West gunfighter-gambler Doc […]

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No. 5 Golden Tiger Swimmers ‘Boil Water’ in Appalachian Conference Championship

Feb 15, 2015

The No. 5 nationally ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers swimming team from Gainesville, Georgia, captured the Appalachian Swimming Conference title and Brenau head swim coach Blair Bachman won conference coach-of-the-year honors for the fourth time consecutively here on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Led by the conference-declared “swimmer-of-the-meet” performance by sophomore All-American Courtney Hayward of Townsville, Australia, […]

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Gov. Deal Installs Hinton to Higher Ed Oversight Board

Jan 29, 2015

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, officially installed Brenau Vice President for Financial Services Toby Hinton as a member of the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission. The swearing-in ceremony occurred in the governor’s office at the state capitol in Atlanta. Hinton’s wife Suzanne also attended. Georgia lawmakers established the commission in 1990 […]

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Global Health Expert Glover: Ebola Crisis Could Have Been Contained Earlier

Dec 03, 2014

One of the world’s leading experts on the global Ebola crisis warns that the United States and other countries should take care to maintain health care infrastructures as a first line of defense against uncontrollable outbreaks of deadly disease. Dr. Frank E. Glover, urologist and public health doctor who has worked extensively in Africa during […]

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Dr. Frank Glover, Ebola Expert, Appears on 89.1 WBCX Broadcasts Nov. 25 through Dec. 7

Nov 24, 2014

One of the world’s leading experts on the global Ebola crisis will be in Gainesville on Monday, Dec. 1, to speak at the Gainesville Rotary Club and for appearances on 89.1 WBCX-FM that will broadcast Dec. 2, 5 and 7. Dr. Frank E. Glover, who has both medical education and training as a physician as […]

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Anonymous Donor Seeds Scholarship Honoring Wayne Dempsey for $50,000

Nov 24, 2014

An anonymous donor seeded with a $50,000 pledge a financial assistance fund for both undergraduate and graduate students at Brenau University to honor the institution’s long-time executive vice president and CFO Wayne W. Dempsey, who died in 2014 following a lengthy battle with cancer. Called the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund, the gift by […]

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New International Students Director Jordan Anderson is a Trilingual Globetrotter

Nov 17, 2014

Jordan M. Anderson of Birmingham, Alabama, joined the Brenau University staff Nov. 5 as the director of international students and programs. The Mandarin- and Spanish-speaking Anderson  comes to Brenau as the university completes is most significant international partnership agreement to date – a program negotiated with Anhui Normal Institute in China that will bring to the […]

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Brenau Celebrates Military-friendly Status with Tuition Cut for Civilians at Kings Bay Navy Base Campus

Nov 06, 2014

Fresh off of its ascension to a top spot in a national publication’s “Best Schools for Veterans” among comprehensive higher education institutions in the Southeast, Brenau University announced that it will reduce tuition for all students, including non-active duty military and civilian students, to equal the rate available to military personnel for all graduate and […]

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Students Share ‘Unspoken Truths’ Through Choreography

Nov 06, 2014

Brenau University’s fall production of Evening of Dance: Unspoken Truths shows student-choreographed pieces in which the dancers demonstrate each dancer’s unique artistic prowess with performances at Pearce Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. “The student choreographers of Evening of Dance have challenged themselves to make dances that are sure […]

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Retired Appeals Court Judge J.D. Smith highlights Importance of International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament at Brenau University Nov. 6-8

Nov 03, 2014

On the eve of the largest intercollegiate mediation tournament in the world, a Georgia trial and appellate court judge said that the alternate form of dispute resolution “can usually create better outcomes than trials” in resolving civil disputes. Speaking to the Gainesville, Georgia, Rotary Club on Monday, Nov. 3,  former Georgia Appeals Court Judge J.D. […]

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Georgia Poetry Circuit Brings Award Winning International Poet to Brenau

Nov 03, 2014

Brenau University will host a poetry reading by award-winning poet Sholeh Wolpé on Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m. in Banks Recital Hall at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. After reading her selections from Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths, Rooftops of Tehran and The Scar Saloon, Wolpé will follow up with a […]

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Nigerian Women Delegates Visit Brenau Tuesday, Sept. 30

Sep 26, 2014

Twenty-six delegates of the Nigerian Quintessential Business Women Association will visit Brenau University on Tuesday, Sept. 30.The morning and afternoon sessions at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy St., are free and open to the public. The opening session led by Brenau President Ed Schrader in Hosch Theatre runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., […]

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Brenau Gets Real and Streams Program for Entrepreneurs Live! From New York!

Sep 24, 2014

A special one-day program designed to provide top executives of fast-growth companies experience-based information from successful entrepreneurs, including Tumblr founder David Karp, will air live in a streaming Webcast from the New York TimesCenter on Friday, Sept. 26, at The program, jointly sponsored by Brenau University of Gainesville, Georgia, and the Atlanta-based Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs, […]

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