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Hefei, Anhui, China – Monday, May 2, 2016

May 02, 2016
Completely new crowd this weekend. It’s the Labor Day celebration in China – one of the biggest holidays of the year. We have three days off. Most of the students tend to go home to be with their families, so a big part of China is on the road, railroad and in the air – [...]
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Hefei, Anhui, China – Monday, April 25, 2016

Apr 25, 2016

Key differences between Brenau and ASCM  – This place is huge! Not much scalability to make things more conducive to faculty-student interaction, which is not a universally embraced concept here. For example, the classroom is not great for teaching conversational language. It is really a small, traditional-style auditorium in which students all face the same direction and […]

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The Women’s College

Oct 27, 2012

“Women can find themselves here. A Brenau Women’s College student is a person with a face and a name, not a number. If she wants to be involved in the college experience at every level, this is the place to do it.” The Brenau University Women’s College challenges women to live extraordinary lives of personal and professional fulfillment by offering […]

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OT Faculty, Students Honored at 2012 Commencement

Jul 23, 2012

Two faculty members and six graduate students were honored at this academic year’s final undergraduate and graduate school commencements, held on May 5 & 6 in the Georgia Mountain Center and Pearce Auditorium.  It was also the historic graduation of the first Weekend Program class!  The recipient of the Brenau University Outstanding Faculty Member Award […]

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OT Students and Faculty Study Rehabilitation in Yucatan

Apr 05, 2012

This past spring, a group of Occupational Therapy graduate students and faculty members traveled to various locations in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico to study the health care system. Although the special emphasis was on rehabilitative care, the group also found opportunities to study a variety of cultural and historical venues. Running from February 25 […]

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Free Stage Tour set to explore GTA’s new production of The Grapes of Wrath

Jan 19, 2012
With the iconic images of Henry Fonda springing to most people’s minds when they hear the title “The Grapes of Wrath,” how does a director go about staging a striking story, honoring the playwright’s lengthy instruction to “keep it simple”? Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s Artistic Director Bob Farley, who is guest directing The Grapes of Wrath [...]
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Brenau ‘Early College’ Wins SACS Approval

Jan 11, 2012
With formal recognition of the Early College program by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Brenau University now will move aggressively to recruit extraordinary high school students who want to get a head start on college careers. The program, the second generation of Brenau Academy, the female institution that has operated [...]
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Accreditation board reaffirms Brenau University status as a doctoral degree-granting institution

Dec 07, 2011
The Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, reaffirmed Brenau University’s 10-year accreditation a Level V doctoral degree-granting institution, an action that followed the university’s unprecedented performance in the higher education accrediting agency’s detailed examination of Brenau academic programs and business practices. At [...]
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Brenau enrollment sets new high-water mark

Nov 30, 2011
Brenau University set a new record for total enrollment with 2,819 students, topping the previous high-water mark for official enrollment that it set last year with 2,769 students. The record includes for the first time more than a thousand graduate students in various university programs, including the 15 students in its first doctoral program – [...]
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BULLI previews winter courses when enrollment opens Dec. 1

Nov 29, 2011
If you think you might be interested to learn about the kind of bug juice you put on your lips, how spirituality actually changes your brain as well as your mental outlook, or who was the best general in the Civil War, you probably should consider taking part in the Brenau University Learning and Leisure [...]
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Brenau trustee and benefactor John W. Jacobs Jr. dies

Nov 23, 2011
Long-time Brenau university trustee and benefactor John W. Jacobs Jr., the north Georgia media pioneer who was founder and chairman of Jacobs Media Corp. in Gainesville, Ga., died Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after suffering a stroke at Saturday. Jacobs would have been 89 on Monday, Nov. 28. John W. Jacobs Jr. [...]
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Top service awards go to ‘visioneer’ Gus Whalen and bibliophile philanthropist Fred Bentley

Nov 22, 2011

Contributions combine preservation and vision Brenau University conferred its top non-academic awards Thursday night on Gainesville business and civic leader Charles E. “Gus” Whalen and rare books donor Fred D. Bentley Sr. of Marietta, Ga. Bentley, who among many contributions to Brenau spearheaded the development of the enviable Rare Books Room and collection of significant […]

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Golden Tigers begin recruiting for intercollegiate track and field team

Nov 22, 2011
Brenau University continues to expand its athletic program with the addition of women’s outdoor track and field, which will begin competition as a varsity sport in the spring of 2013. Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor already is interviewing candidates for the new head coach position for the team and the university will begin immediately recruiting athletes. [...]
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Brenau scholars 2011 class represents outstanding academics, leadership qualities

Oct 25, 2011
Originally published on 10/24/11 Brenau University enrolled five outstanding first-year students at the Gainesville, Ga.-based Women's College as the latest recruits to the Brenau Scholars program, which is designed to attract top high school academic prospects. The three-year-old initiative combined the previous Brenau Scholars program and a leadership scholarship program to provide a more attractive [...]
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Singer/songwriter Stella Parton appears Sept. 22 for public ‘master class’ at Brenau University

Sep 19, 2011
Singer, songwriter, actor and author Stella Parton will participate in an open-to-the-public “master class” at Brenau University’s John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts starting at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. Parton, a member of one of the iconic families of country music, also will sign copies of her new book, “Tell It [...]
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Brenau gains in ‘best value’ category of U.S. News & World Report annual college and university rankings

Sep 14, 2011
Originally published on 9/13/11 Brenau University continued to score high in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of best colleges and universities in the nation and moved into 11th place in the Southeast in the magazine's "Great Schools, Great Prices" category that rates institutions for value they offer students. The results of the [...]
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Brenau Students Keep Commitment: Charity Race for Casa Shalom Orphanage, Guatemala

Sep 09, 2011
Originally published on 9/08/11 Photo (Y.Cui): Lunchtime at Casa Shalom. Brenau graduate students visited the orphanage in the spring of 2011. On Saturday, Sept. 10 At 9 a.m. Brenau University students are hosting a 5K run/1 mile walk fundraising event for the Casa Shalom Orphanage in Guatemala that will start and finish on the front [...]
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Brenau proposes leasing Georgia Mountains Center for graduate programs expansion

Sep 02, 2011

Originally published on 9/01/11 Brenau University on Sept. 1 asked the Gainesville City Council for the opportunity to evaluate a long-term arrangement for the university to lease the Georgia Mountains Center as part of its expansion plans. With the council’s approval of a memorandum of understanding between the city and Brenau, the university will in […]

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Brenau proposes leasing Mountains Center for graduate programs expansion

Sep 01, 2011

Brenau University today asked the Gainesville City Council for the opportunity to evaluate a long-term arrangement for the university to lease the Georgia Mountains Center as part of its expansion plans. With the council’s approval of a memorandum of understanding between the city and Brenau, the university will in its planning consider the Mountains Center […]

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Kathryn Stockett, Author of the Best-selling Novel ‘The Help,’ Appears at Brenau Sept. 23

Aug 30, 2011

Originally published on 9/09/09 Atlanta author Kathryn Stockett, whose novel, The Help, was No. 3 on the New York Times Best-seller List before settling into 4thplace this week, will appear at Brenau University on Wednesday, Sept. 23, for a special meeting with first-year students and for a public reading at 7:30 p.m. in Hosch Theatre […]

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