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BRENAU TO SPONSOR SECOND ANNUAL BARBECUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Aug 26, 2011

Originally published on 4/21/10 Brenau University will present the second annual Brenau Barbecue Championship on Friday and Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29, with top professional and amateur cookers competing for cash prizes and bragging rights. Launched last year as a fundraiser for scholarships for Brenau students from the Gainesville and Hall County areas, […]

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Pianist’s Performance Celebrates Brenau Musical Legacy from the Early 20th Century

Aug 26, 2011

Originally published on 4/21/10 Brenau University celebrates its musical lineage and legacy with a performance by internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and accompanist Vicki King on Monday, April 26, at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy Street, in Gainesville. The 7:30 p.m. concert, which also features a performance by soprano Barbara […]

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Brenau Students Repeat Spring Break Katrina Aid Trip

Aug 26, 2011

Originally published on 4/21/10 A multinational group of Brenau University and Brenau Academy students depart for the New Orleans area Sunday morning, Feb. 28, to repeat the mission initiated last year of students’ giving up their spring vacations to help in the ongoing effort to build and renovate houses for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Assistant […]

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BULLI Summer Registration set for May 6

Aug 26, 2011

Originally published on 4/27/10 If you are interested in dueling views of the Bible and Jesus, determining whether the term “Appalachian Culture” is an oxymoron or learning how to demystify some seemingly simply task on your computer then you should probably enlist in the summer program with the Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute. The […]

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‘Extraordinary Women’ Address Brenau Graduates: Chief Justice Carol Hunstein and Author Carmen Deedy

Aug 26, 2011

Originally published on 4/29/10 Brenau University announced that its lineup of 2010 commencement speakers who will address about 830 graduates May 7 and 8 includes the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, Carol W. Hunstein, and internationally acclaimed storyteller and children’s book author Carmen Agra Deedy. Brenau begins the commencement season at the […]

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Awards Convocation Highlights Student Achievements

Aug 26, 2011

Brenau University celebrated academic and personal achievements of its best and brightest Thursday, April 22, during the annual spring honors convocation at historic Pearce Auditorium on the Gainesville campus. With faculty and administrators in full academic regalia and all the pomp and circumstance of a full-blown commencement exercise, honorees received everything from certificates of membership […]

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Free Health Screening at Brenau Barbecue … and a Healthy Dose of Ronald McDonald

Aug 26, 2011

A barbecue competition and festival is not normally the place you would go for health tests, but that’s exactly what you can do on Saturday, May 29, at the Brenau Barbecue Championship. The second annual fund-raising event for local scholarships to Brenau University will showcase some of the principal recipients of those scholarships – nursing […]

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‘CRACKER QUEEN’ AUTHOR OF ONE OF ‘25 BOOKS ALL GEORGIANS SHOULD READ’ SPICES UP PREVIEW PARTY FOR BRENAU BARBECUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Aug 26, 2011

Georgia author Lauretta Hannon joins a lineup that ranges from an acoustic guitar set to a Jimmy Buffett tribute band at the Brenau University Amphitheater Friday, May 28, for the preview party to open the second Brenau University barbecue cooking championship. Gates open for the preview party a 5 p.m. with the program set to […]

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BRENAU ACADEMY CELEBRATES 81st ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT

Aug 26, 2011

Thirteen graduating Seniors took center stage on Saturday, May 22 as Brenau Academy celebrated its eighty-first Commencement. The Academy’s newest alumnae are: Sarah A. Ahmed; Kemi Arlene Alemoh; Savannah Leigh Burns; Katherine Marie Dugan; Ann Dee Edseth; Hyun Jung Ko; Susie Kwon; Ho-Kyoung (Amy) Lee; Natalie V. Luck; Brittany L. Reed; Andrea AnJelica Musgrove; and […]

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Brenau Barbecue Championship Features Classic Automobile Show

Aug 26, 2011

If the sight of a perfectly restored 1956 Chevy or muscle car from the ’60s gets your motor revved, don’t miss the inaugural classic car show at the second annual Brenau Barbecue Championship on Memorial Day weekend. The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, May 29, […]

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Early Brenau Barbecue Volunteers Get the Most Tasteful Jobs

Aug 26, 2011

What is becoming one of the most coveted community volunteer gigs in the Gainesville area is the annual Brenau Barbecue Championship that helps raise money for local scholarships. And, although there is still plenty to do for those who want to help out with the Memorial Day weekend festival, there is one job that is […]

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How Brenau and Barbecue Became A Winning Combination

Aug 26, 2011

When Jim Barco first proposed hosting a fund-raising event for Brenau University called Barbecue and Banjos, there were a few skeptics.  After all, barbecue wasn’t something people associated with the cutting-edge liberal arts institution or its core 132-year-old Women’s College where genteel students in white dresses still sashayed around a May pol. Brenau was better […]

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Brenau Barbecue Championship Offers More than ’cue

Aug 26, 2011

You can expect to get great barbecue this Memorial Day weekend at the second annual Brenau Barbecue Championship, but there’s much more at this family-friendly event. World-class vendors will be selling everything from food and beverages to T-shirts and jewelry on the Brenau campus. In addition to hot dogs and burgers, you can buy boxed […]

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Sally Foster Addresses Her Newest Fellow Alumna of Brenau Academy, Including First ‘Early College’ Graduate

Aug 26, 2011

Sally Davidson Foster of Spartanburg, S.C., founder of Sally Foster Gift Wrap, addressed graduates of Brenau Academy at the preparatory schools commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, in Pearce Auditorium on the Gainesville campus. The ceremony also marked the first graduation from the Brenau Academy “Early College” program in which students at […]

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Chief Justice Hunstein Tells Brenau Graduates ‘My Story Could Be Your Story’

Aug 26, 2011

Georgia Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein told more than 400 Brenau University graduates today that she felt a special bond with them because as a group they represented a changing definition of students’ seeking higher education now and in the future. Hunstein spoke at the Georgia Mountains Center, just a few blocks from Brenau’s Gainesville […]

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Author Carmen Deedy Charges Brenau Graduates to Continue Learning While Becoming Teachers

Aug 26, 2011

Author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy told more than 200 graduates of the Brenau University Women’s College here Friday night that their responsibility as new college graduates was to continue being students while at the same time embracing the responsibility to teach others who will come after them to “leave the world a better place […]

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High Museum picks Brenau as first academic partner

Aug 26, 2011

The High Museum of Art and Brenau University in Gainesville have announced a three-year collaboration – the first of its kind for both institutions. The affiliation will allow for the sharing of resources to further the integration of the arts into Brenau’s educational curriculum. During this pilot initiative, beginning in August 2010, Brenau will have […]

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Hot Yazoo team takes top honors at Brenau barbecue cook-off

Aug 26, 2011

Team Yazoo Delta and Brenau’s Dana Miller (far left), Danny Meadows of MBN (3rd from right) For the second year in a row, the judging at the Brenau Barbecue Championship came down to tenths of points to determine the Grand Champion between Jack’s Old South and the eventual winner, the professional team Yazoo Delta Q […]

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New Undergraduate and Graduate Schools Enhance Brenau’s 2025 Vision

Aug 26, 2011

Brenau University has officially reorganized all of its academic programs under two banners, Graduate School and Undergraduate School, as it continues execution of a strategic plan to double its enrollment by 2025. Brenau Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jim Southerland said the action consolidates programs in three previous academic units into more logical […]

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BULLI Fall Registration Set to Begin August 12

Aug 26, 2011

Registration for the fall term of Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute (BULLI) courses and enrollment for the 2010 – 2011 academic year begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, in Thurmond-McRae Lecture Hall, adjacent to the Brenau Trustee Library on Academy Street in Gainesville. The eclectic offering for the term, which runs from Sept, […]

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