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Ceremonies Mark ‘Day of Beginnings’ for First Wintertime Graduates

Dec 12, 2015

With weather more comparable to a May graduation day than the season for Christmas wreaths on the university president’s door, Brenau University today officially awarded 455 undergraduate and graduate diplomas at the institution’s first “winter” commencement exercises in its 137-year history. Brenau President Ed Schrader called the occasion of the two ceremonies in historic Pearce […]

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First Winter Commencement Ceremonies Honor 450 Graduates

Dec 09, 2015

More than 450 undergraduates and graduates will be eligible to receive diplomas when Brenau University marks its first winter commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 12. The two ceremonies will be held in Pearce Auditorium on the Brenau historic campus in Gainesville. However, they will both be broadcast – another first for Brenau – via a […]

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#GivingTuesday is Your Chance to Support Our Students

Nov 30, 2015

#GivingTuesday, a response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, encourages individuals the world over to spend their time, efforts and resources on charitable causes. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Brenau University is asking its alumni to participate in the global day of philanthropy by donating to the university’s ForeverGold campaign, which not only benefits staff development and campus upgrades, but […]

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Brenau Celebrates Veterans Day with Campus Display

Nov 11, 2015
To commemorate Veterans Day, Brenau University honored its veterans and active service members with a special Gainesville historic campus display paying tribute to all 220 of its current students on all campuses with military ties. Brenau staff planted red, white and blue pinwheels – all adorned with the names of students who are or have [...]
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National Television Docudrama Bolsters Credibility of Brenau’s Dare Stone Collection as a Possible Key to Solving 400-year-old Lost Roanoke Colony Mystery

Oct 29, 2015

Brenau University’s curious collection of large, inscribed rocks once purported to hold the key to the disappearance of the English colony from coastal North Carolina more than 400 years ago apparently gained a measure of historic importance with the production and broadcast of a two-hour special Monday, Oct. 26, on the History Channel cable television […]

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Research Symposium April 10 Showcases Student and Faculty Work in Sciences and Humanities

Apr 09, 2015

Brenau University’s fourth annual Research Symposium on Friday, April 10, highlights graduate, undergraduate and faculty research projects at the Brenau Downtown Center and the Brenau East campus. Keynote speaker is Tahirih Varner, a Georgia State University expert in conflict resolution.

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Alumnae Reunion Weekend and ‘May Day’ Bring Graduates “Forever Home” to Brenau Campus April 10-11

Apr 08, 2015

Brenau University Women’s College and Brenau Academy alumnae, families and friends will converge on the Gainesville historic campus Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, for the annual day of class reunions and the “May Day” celebration for current students. Themed “Forever Gold, Forever Home,” the weekend events include fancy hats and daisy chains for nearly 200 […]

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Ivanka Trump Executive Keynotes Brenau’s Second Women’s Leadership Program March 20

Mar 11, 2015

Those who attend Brenau University’s special March 20 program about how women can carve out the lives they want to lead will hear from an executive in one of America’s best-known brands, co-head of a North Georgia media organization, lawyers, educators, a key player in one of the world’s largest charitable organizations and an executive […]

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Brenau’s Online Graduate Education Degree Programs Rank in U.S. News national Top 50

Mar 10, 2015

U.S. News & World Report’s comprehensive 2015 directory of the nation’s top online degrees ranked Brenau University’s graduate education degree programs No. 42 in the nation. Published today, the directory puts Brenau alongside some highly regarded teacher colleges, including Augustana, Old Dominion and University of Nevada – Reno, flanked by University of North Carolina at […]

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Brenau Draws on Doc Holliday Legend with March 3 Appearance by Georgia Author of the Year Victoria Wilcox

Feb 11, 2015

More than 125 years after the death of legendary Georgia-born Old West gunfighter and gambler John H. “Doc” Holliday, Brenau University will host a special program Tuesday, March 3, that explores the continuing prominence in popular culture  of Holliday and others whose principal claim to fame was a 30-second gunfight at the OK Corral in […]

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This is Some Cook Book: Gainesville Author’s Second ‘Scholar & Sphinx’ Fantasy Novel Debuts Dec. 16

Dec 12, 2014

Technically, it is a “Cook book,” but with title ingredients like a scholar, a sphinx and a fang of Fenrir, it sounds more like recipes for mayhem than for Sunday brunch. The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Fang of Fenrir is the second novel by author Alison Reeger Cook, who publishes under the moniker A.R. Cook. […]

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