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BULLI Fall Registration Set to Begin August 11

Aug 18, 2011

Registration for the fall term of Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute (BULLI) courses and enrollment for the 2011 – 2012 academic year begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, in Thurmond-McRae Lecture Hall, adjacent to the Brenau Trustee Library on Academy Street in Gainesville. The fall term, which runs from Sept, 26 to Nov. […]

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

Aug 18, 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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Brenau Runners Prep for Peachtree on July 4th

Jul 06, 2011

Just after the Independence Day holiday, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jim Southerland officially passes the baton to his successor, Nancy Krippel. Southerland, however, already has already handed off another legacy: figuratively carrying the Brenau torch in the grueling July 4 Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. Until sidelined by a back injury a […]

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Brenau picks Brittany Howington for Coca-Cola ‘First Generation’ Scholarship

Jun 30, 2011

Brenau University junior nursing student Brittany Howington of Oxford, Ga., will receive a scholarship of about $3,000 from The Coca-Cola Foundation program to benefit students who are the first in their families to go to college. She is the daughter of Chad and Michelle Howington. Howington, who minors in psychology, carries a 3.11 grade point […]

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Senior Heather Hammontree wins UPS scholarship

Jun 28, 2011

Brenau University senior Heather Hammontree, a psychology major from Buford, Ga., is the 2011-12 recipient of a $2,300 scholarship funded by the United Parcel Service Educational Endowment Fund through the Georgia Independent College Association. The 2008 North Gwinnett High School graduate maintains a 3.58 grade point average at Brenau. Although Hammontree was selected for the […]

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Accreditation Board Elevates Brenau University Status to a Doctoral Degree-Granting Institution

Jun 23, 2011

  Photo (RK.): Nursing student Michelle Conner works on the iStan patient simulator. The Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved Brenau University’s application to become a Level V doctoral degree-granting institution, paving the way for Brenau to launch a Doctor of Nursing Practice program in August […]

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Mary Baldwin Dean to Fill Brenau’s Top Academic Post

Jun 15, 2011

Nancy F. Krippel, Mary Baldwin College’s dean of adult and graduate studies and associate dean of the college, formally accepted the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at Brenau University, effective July 5.As the top academic officer at the university, Krippel will be dean of the faculty and oversee implementation of Brenau’s […]

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Brenau University celebrates professor’s 40th year

May 26, 2011

Brenau University marked the 40th anniversary of French professor Beth Nott this week at its annual faculty and staff service recognition ceremony in historic Pearce Auditorium on the Gainesville campus.  Nott, who splits her classroom time with work as grants administrator in the university’s Office of External Relations, came to Brenau in 1971 from the […]

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Brenau names Kris Stewart head basketball coach

May 20, 2011

Brenau University announced today that Lees-McRae College assistant Kris Stewart on June 6 will become the head coach of the Golden Tigers women’s intercollegiate basketball team. Stewart replaces Gary Bays, the first coach of the five-year-old Tigers team who resigned at the end of the 2010-11 season in which the team finished with a 13-16 […]

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Brenau’s third annual barbecue cooking championship is a festival of family fun

May 19, 2011

In what is becoming the must-attend family weekend event, Brenau University hosts its third annual barbecue cooking championship on the Gainesville campus Friday and Saturday, May 20-21.

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750 receive diplomas as Brenau focuses on the arts in commencement addresses, special programs

May 06, 2011

In ceremonies this weekend Brenau University will confer 771 degrees on 750 undergraduate and graduate recipients – some of who have completed dual degree programs for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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Brenau dancers showcase varied themes in choreography for weekend performances

May 04, 2011

Five senior dance majors at Brenau University will perform their own creative works during their final thesis presentation April 15-17 at Hosch Theater in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts on the Gainesville campus.

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‘Alabama Chanin’ fashion designer brings sustainability message to Brenau April 14

May 04, 2011

Natalie “Alabama” Chanin, owner and designer of the American couture line that specializes in hand-sewn couture garments constructed using quilting and stitching techniques from the rural South and “repurposed” fabric will appear at a public forum at Brenau University April 14. The 10:30 a.m. public event in Hosch Theater of the John S. Burd Center […]

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Brenau Gains New Alumni Director

May 04, 2011

Natalie Walker, a Smyrna, Ga., resident with 13 years’ experience with public, private and single-gender institutions, has been named Brenau University’s director of alumni relations. She will oversee programs related to about 18,000 graduates of various academic segments, including the Women’s College, Brenau Academy and coeducational undergraduate and graduate programs of various Brenau campuses and […]

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Brenau President Joins Other Higher Education Leaders in Tackling Reforms to U.S. Student Aid Spending

May 04, 2011

SAN ANTONIO. Texas – Brenau University President Ed Schrader this month joined peers from other institutions around the country to recommend solutions for preserving economy-driving programs in higher education against a backdrop of dire cuts in federal spending looming in the next decade. Schrader, just appointed to a three-year term, is one of the newest […]

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