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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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Dian Fossey Memorabilia First Public Display at Brenau

Aug 30, 2011

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and Brenau University will celebrate the “Year of the Gorilla” this fall with a series of lectures, seminars and other events, all geared toward understanding the work of preserving endangered species and related critical conservation issues. The events begin Monday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. with the opening of […]

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Rauschenberg Collaborator and Art Historian Appear At Special Brenau Program

Aug 30, 2011

Originally published on 10/01/09 Brenau University will host a special program Thursday, Oct. 8, honoring the late artist Robert Rauschenberg and showcasing the exhibit of his work that is on public display through Nov. 1. The event will feature a retrospective of Rauschenberg’s work by Dr. Susan Richmond, assistant professor of art history at Georgia […]

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Former Brenau Softball Player Fighting For Her Life

Aug 30, 2011

Originally published on 10/14/09 Tori Fobb is a 22 year-old from Snellville, Georgia. In the fall of 2007, she transferred to Brenau and played two years for the Golden Tigers Softball Team. During that time, she served as captain of her team and earned many awards for her outstanding sportsmanship and character both on and […]

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Brenau Radio Airs ‘The War Of The Worlds’ On Halloween

Aug 30, 2011

Originally published on 10/28/09 This Halloween Gainesville, Ga., takes the place of Grover’s Mill, N.J., as “the voice of Brenau University,” WBCX-FM (89.1) broadcasts an updated version of the classic radio drama “The War of the Worlds,” the 1938 program headed by Orson Welles that was so believable that it created a minor panic in […]

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Brenau Gains Highest Status in National ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ Survey

Aug 30, 2011

Brenau University joined an elite group of national universities this week when it gained “Honor Roll” status in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2011 “Great Colleges to Work For” rankings. Brenau was recognized with highest distinction in six of the 11 surveyed categories resulting in its “Honor Roll” status. Brenau and Georgia Tech were the […]

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