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Lacrosse Coach Emily Wetmore to Build Golden Tigers’ Newest Intercollegiate Sport from Scratch

Oct 05, 2016

When Brenau University added Horseheads, New York, native Emily Wetmore to its athletics department staff as head lacrosse coach, it gave her a blank slate for building a team – a roster with no players on it and technically no place to play. However, Athletics Director Mike Lochstampfor says if anybody can get a Golden […]

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October 25 Program Goes ‘Beyond the Talking Points’ with Kristen Soltis Anderson and Maria Teresa Kumar

Sep 21, 2016

Exactly two weeks before the historic 2016 presidential election, Brenau University will host a public program with two of the nation’s most visible experts on the impact women, minorities and younger people now have on American politics. The Oct. 25 program will feature Republican pollster and strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson and Democratic organizer and commentator […]

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Entrepreneur Amanda Slavin Brings ‘Fresh Eyes’ as One of Brenau’s Youngest Trustees

Aug 12, 2016

The Brenau University Board of Trustees has appointed Amanda Slavin, CEO and founder of Las Vegas-based CatalystCreativ, as its newest member. Slavin’s three-year term began immediately upon the board’s unanimous vote earlier this year. She will attend her first of the biannual board meetings in November. However, said Brenau President Ed Schrader, she has already […]

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Brenau Earns National Best Workplace Accolade

Jul 21, 2016

For the second time, Brenau University earned national recognition as one of the best workplaces in the United States. It was among 93 universities and colleges – and the only institution from Georgia – listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2016 “Great Colleges to Work For” rankings. The publication noted that Brenau created and maintained for […]

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Georgia Lawmakers Officially Honor Brenau’s Department of Physical Therapy

Mar 18, 2016

ATLANTA, March 18, 2016 – The Georgia Senate on March 11 adopted a resolution praising Brenau University’s Department of Physical Therapy for both its dedicated service to students and the state as a whole. Senate Resolution 1152 is co-sponsored by five state senators – District 49 Sen. Butch Miller (R-Gainesville); District 50 Sen. John Wilkinson […]

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Golden Tigers Finish Third in Nation at NAIA Championship Swim Meet

Mar 05, 2016

By Karen Rosen        COLUMBUS, Georgia, March 5, 2016 – With only 10 swimmers, Brenau University had a small presence on the pool deck at the 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Swimming & Diving championships meet but made a huge impression in the water. The Golden Tigers piled on the yardage in multiple races, […]

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Hayward’s Pep Talk – Backed by Power Performances – helps Brenau Move Up in NAIA Championship Meet Standings

Mar 05, 2016

By Karen Rosen        COLUMBUS, Georgia, March 4, 2016 – After Courtney Hayward won her second individual title of the 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Swimming & Diving National Championships on Friday night, the Brenau University junior raced over to her teammates on the pool deck. “That’s what I’m talking about!” Hayward said. She […]

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‘RE-peat’: Golden Tigers Swimmers Win 2nd Conference Title

Feb 15, 2016

The No. 2 nationally ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers swim team overwhelmed second-place contender Wheeling Jesuit to capture the university’s second straight Appalachian Swimming Conference championship in Christianburg, Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 13. The next stop for the Brenau team is the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics U.S. championship meet in Columbus, Georgia, March 2-6. The Tigers finished that […]

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Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Speaks at Open-to-the-Public Program Jan. 20

Jan 12, 2016

NOTE: This event has been postponed due to inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled and a date will be announced as soon as available. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, one of the most significant figures of the American civil rights movement, will appear for a public presentation at Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on […]

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Golden Tigers Golf Team Selects 2015-16 Honoree for Folds of Honor Tribute

Jan 11, 2016

The Brenau University golf team has selected Private First Class Theron V. Hobbs as their official honoree for the 2015-2016 WGCA/Folds of Honor Military Tribute Program. The team will carry a custom golf bag printed with PFC Hobbs’ name and rank to honor his service, bravery and ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. “Carrying the […]

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Jasper Johns Exhibition Helps Brenau Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Galleries and Permanent Art Collection

Jan 08, 2016

Shows through April 21 Showcase Additional Work by Warhol, Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein and Other Modern Arts Icons Brenau University celebrates the 25th anniversary of the commencement of its acclaimed art galleries programs and the beginnings of one of the most impressive university-owned permanent art collections Jan. 14 through March 17 with a special recognition of where […]

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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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