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Brenau Academy Shifts Focus to ‘Early College’

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University‘s Brenau Academy, the oldest girl’s preparatory school in Georgia, will this year begin a transformation to an institution that provides extraordinary students with an “early college” experience in which they could accumulate up to two years’ worth of college credits by time they receive their high school diplomas. Starting in the 2011-12 academic […]

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Brenau North Georgia Campuses Will Be Closed on Monday, Jan. 10

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau’s North Georgia campuses will be closed and all class cancelled on Monday, Jan. 10, due to anticipated hazardous conditions caused by winter weather. This announcement affects Gainesville, Norcross, Fairburn and Augusta. Any announcement related to Tuesday operations will be posted later. Originally published on 1/09/11  

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Brenau Postpones Sidney O. Smith Jr. Appreciation Dinner

Aug 25, 2011

Due to hazardous weather conditions, Brenau University announced postponement of the Sidney O. Smith Jr. appreciation dinner that was scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 11. Matt Thomas, vice president for external relations at the university, says the event will be rescheduled for a time in March that will be announced later. Originally published on 1/10/11  

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Brenau North Georgia Campuses Will Be Closed Tuesday, Jan. 11

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau’s North Georgia campuses will be closed and all class cancelled on Tuesday, Jan. 11, due to anticipated hazardous conditions caused by winter weather. This announcement affects Gainesville, Norcross, Fairburn and Augusta. Originally published on 1/10/11  

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Classes Cancelled Wednesday, Jan. 12; Caution Urged for Faculty/Staff Commuters

Aug 25, 2011

Classes on Brenau´s Gainesville, Norcross, Fairburn and Augusta campuses have been cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 12, due to continuing hazardous winter weather conditions for commuters. Faculty and staff are urged to report after noon on Wednesday, but only if it is safe for them to do so. “We know that people are anxious about getting […]

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All Classes and Business Operations Cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 12, but Expected to Resume Thursday

Aug 25, 2011

Classes on Brenau´s Gainesville, Norcross, Fairburn and Augusta campuses have been cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 12, due to continuing hazardous winter weather conditions for commuters. Although faculty and staff were urged to report after noon on Wednesday, icy conditions persisted on campus in Gainesville and the Atlanta area, and business operations were cancelled for the […]

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Gainesville, Atlanta Classes Cancelled Thursday; ‘Mark Twain’ Performance Still On

Aug 25, 2011

Classes on Brenau´s Gainesville, Norcross, and Fairburn campuses have been cancelled for Thursday, Jan. 13, due to continuing hazardous winter weather conditions for commuters. However, Augusta campus classes will go on as scheduled in spite of a previous erroneous report that they had been cancelled. Faculty and staff should report to resume normal operations at […]

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Brenau Cancels Friday Classes, but Staff Set to Report at 10 a.m.

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University officials announced that all classes on the Gainesville campus have been cancelled for Friday, Jan. 14, but staff personnel were asked to report for normal business operations at 10 a.m. Originally published on 1/13/11   Originally published on 1/13/11  

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Campay Lecture at Brenau Gallery Introduces Cosmopolitan Cityscapes

Aug 25, 2011

Dennis Campay’s paintings combine cosmopolitan cityscapes with an ethos that is at once rustic and sophisticated, conveying an international urbanity. His kaleidoscopic scenes present a mesmerizing mix of columns, porticos, slatted shutters, and balconies, gently coexisting with marshes, white-washed churches, boats, and bridges. Silvery bodies of water, worn books, the solitary piano, and ubiquitous chairs […]

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Brenau occupational therapy celebrates opening of new headquarters and academic facilities

Aug 25, 2011

The Occupational Therapy Department at Brenau University will hold a grand opening Friday, Feb. 18, at its new 19,000 square-foot facility on the “Brenau East” campus at Featherbone Communiversity, located at 999 Chestnut St. SE in Gainesville. The open-to-the-public celebration from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. features an appearance by Ricardo C. Carrasco, one of […]

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Scholarship benefitting nursing students honors Brenau graduate Lisha Carnes Page

Aug 25, 2011

  A scholarship honoring the late Brenau University alumna Lisha Carnes Page has been established to benefit students that follow her footsteps into nursing at Brenau with roots in Gwinnett and Hall County, Ga. Lisha Page, who died June 16 at age 50, grew up in Hall County and graduated from Johnson High School. At […]

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Brenau clears major accreditation milestone with only one recommended improvement

Aug 25, 2011

A visiting team of higher education officials from several colleges and universities throughout the South reacted favorably on Brenau’s application for the 10-year reaffirmation of its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools with only a single direction for improvement in university operations. In an informal briefing with university officials at the conclusion […]

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Mary Baldwin Dean to Fill Brenau’s Top Academic Post

Aug 25, 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 […]

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‘Hurt Locker’ Soldier-Poet Brian Turner Talks at Brenau March 31

Aug 25, 2011

Poet and former soldier Brian Turner, whose work provided the title for 2010’s Oscar-winning movie “The Hurt Locker,” will conduct a reading and question and answer session on Thursday, March 31, at the Banks Recital Hall at Brenau University’s John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. The 1p.m. reading and 4 p.m. Q&A are […]

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Cirque De Soleil Choreographer Joins ‘Very Physical’ Mix For Brenau Faculty Dance Program

Aug 25, 2011

  Jacques Heim, artistic director of a Los Angeles-based international-touring dance company and choreographer of the Cirque de Soleil show in Las Vegas, brings some of his work to the Brenau University stage March 31-April 2 during the wide-ranging and boundary-shattering faculty dance concert. In the process, some Brenau dance majors get to show what […]

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Sustainable fashion entrepreneur visits Brenau University

Aug 25, 2011

Natalie Chanin, fashion designer and sustainability advocate, will visit Brenau University on April 14, as part of its Earth Day festivities. She will be speaking at the Burd Center at 10:30 A.M. at an event that is open to the public. Her couture line, Alabama Chanin, has been well regarded in both fashion and environmental […]

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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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