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Brenau named Best in Southeast by Princeton Review

Aug 14, 2019

For the 15th consecutive year, Brenau University was named to The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” section of the 2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region. The feature placed Brenau in the top 22% of the nation’s 3,000 four-year colleges, and it considered colleges throughout the Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, West and international regions. The methodology […]

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Chinese delegates from Anhui Business College visit Brenau

Jul 11, 2019

Brenau University hosted 10 delegates from Anhui Business College in Wuhu, China, for two weeks at the end of June, at which time they completed the Brenau University International Education Seminar for Business Educators. The delegates were led by Tang Biao from the Office of Publicity. He was joined by Wang Tang, accounting professor; Cheng […]

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Brenau alumni help elementary-aged students during the RISE Summer Program

Jun 28, 2019

The Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience (RISE) program concluded its eighth year with a graduation ceremony in the Fair Street International Academy gymnasium Friday, June 28. Around 130 students from Gainesville and Hall County school districts walked across the gym to receive certificates of achievement and other gifts to celebrate their time in the program. […]

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Students participate in Brenau’s second Summer Dance Intensive

Jun 20, 2019

For the second straight year, Brenau University’s dance department held a Summer Dance Intensive for students aged 13 to 22. The intensive, held June 10-22 on Brenau’s historic campus and Brenau East in Gainesville, Georgia, is taught by Brenau faculty and guest choreographers from Atlanta, Chicago, Virginia and New York. The two-week program features classes […]

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Brenau’s eighth annual President’s Summer Arts Series showcases talented local artists

Jun 06, 2019

This year’s President’s Summer Arts Series — Ed Schrader’s eighth and last as Brenau University president — is a retrospective of work by seven artists previously featured in the engaging annual summer exhibition. “These artists were selected for their continued participation in and support of various university events and efforts over the last 14 years,” […]

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Writer Yahlin Chang tells Brenau University graduates to ‘nurture and unleash’ their voices

May 04, 2019

Brenau University graduates received some helpful advice for the future from television writer and producer Yahlin Chang in her keynote address during 2019 spring commencements May 3 and 4 on the historic Gainesville campus. “Looking back on many of the shows I’ve written on, I can now see that I wasted a ton of time […]

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President Schrader honored at retirement event

Apr 18, 2019

Before concluding his nearly 15-year tenure as president of Brenau University, Ed Schrader was honored at a retirement event filled with politicians, Brenau trustees and colleagues April 18 at the Brenau Downtown Center. “Schrader has championed The Women’s College and her traditions,” said Carole Ann Carter Daniel, member of the Brenau University Board of Trustees […]

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Local second-graders publish book with help of Brenau education majors

Apr 15, 2019

Second-graders at Riverbend Elementary School were able to see all of their hard work come together April 15 when they were presented with Look Who Changed the World, Lucile!: Tiger Tales from Riverbend Elementary, a perfect-bound, hardcover book filled with their illustrations and short stories. Brenau University education majors have been working with local elementary […]

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Annual Alumnae Reunion Weekend celebrates past, welcomes future

Apr 13, 2019

The past, present and future of Brenau University converged during the 2019 Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day celebration held April 12-13 at the 141-year-old university’s historic Gainesville campus. On a rainy Saturday morning that forced some events to be relocated inside, Debra Dobkins, dean of The Women’s College, spoke to alumnae during the champagne […]

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President Schrader and students honored at Brenau Honors Convocation

Apr 11, 2019

April 11, 2019, is a day Brenau University President Ed Schrader won’t soon forget. Following the presentation of student awards at his last Honors Convocation as president Thursday, April 11, in Pearce Auditorium, Schrader was surprised by Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan, who declared the date as Dr. Edward L. Schrader Day. “It is my pleasure […]

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Brenau University receives federal grant to expand income tax services for low-income Georgians

Apr 10, 2019

A coalition led by Brenau University received a federal grant of $22,000 this spring to provide free tax preparation help to low- to moderate-income Georgians. The grant is funded by the Internal Revenue Service as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance grant program, which seeks to improve the quality of tax returns submitted to […]

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Annual symposium showcases student and faculty research

Apr 09, 2019

The eighth annual Brenau University Research Symposium was held Friday, April 5, at the Brenau Downtown Center, where Dean of Library Services Linda Kern observed that students are building themselves “rather than building somebody else’s company.” “You all are different than we were and our parents were when we were starting out,” said Kern, who […]

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Brenau Gospel Experience showcases variety of musical talents

Apr 02, 2019

Gospel fans experienced two days of musical events featuring powerful concerts in Pearce Auditorium, an instructive panel and a songwriting workshop during the Brenau Gospel Experience March 29-30 at Brenau University. The two concerts on Friday and Saturday nights featured performances by Karen Peck and New River, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Ty Scott King, as […]

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Brenau professor and seven others recognized as masters in their field

Mar 22, 2019

A Brenau University professor and seven other area teachers were honored at the 11th annual Masters in Teaching: Life Changers at Work program presented by Featherbone Communiversity and Brenau held on Thursday, March 21. Masters in Teaching honors a group of instructors annually from Northeast Georgia who excel in their expertise, influence and personal qualities. […]

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Department of Physical Therapy holds annual white coat ceremony

Feb 22, 2019

Brenau University held its annual white coat ceremony for incoming physical therapy students on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Brenau University Downtown Center. Dr. Heather Ross gave the welcome speech for the first time as the chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and spoke about what it’s like to be part of a new […]

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