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Brenau’s ‘Now in Jax’ Motto Goes ‘Official’ with Sept. 1 North Florida Campus Opening Celebration

Aug 31, 2015

Brenau University plans to hold the ceremonial opening of its new campus in Jacksonville, Florida, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, in preparation for beginning its first graduate school class in October followed by the first undergraduate program in early 2016. Dr. Ed Schrader, president of the 137-year-old Gainesville, Georgia-based, fully accredited, nonprofit comprehensive university, scheduled a […]

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Women’s College Students Learn in First Fall Convocation That, in Finding Life’s Passions, “There’s No App for That”

Aug 27, 2015

In the traditional kickoff of the Brenau University Women’s College academic year, one of the region’s foremost forensic interviewers, Dr. Julie Battle, told students that going to college will not automatically prepare them for life or careers. “You can’t do a Google search to find your passion,” said Dr. Julie Battle, chair of Brenau’s academic […]

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Brenau Swimmers Receive National Recognition for Athletic and Academic Excellence

Aug 24, 2015

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America named seven student-athletes from the No. 3 nationally ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers swimming team to its 2015 Scholar All-America team. Those honored for excelling both in athletics and academic performances include Courtney Hayward, a junior psychology major from Townsville, Australia; Alisha Hodgetts, a sophomore business major from […]

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New Students Pour into Brenau for Move-In Day 2015

Aug 18, 2015

The next wave of Brenau University Women’s College first-year students arrived on Tuesday to get a head start on learning the ropes as college freshmen before the scheduled beginning of classes on Monday, Aug. 24. In all, more than 300 new students – hailing from 11 states and six countries – will begin classes at […]

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New Swim Coach Nathan Rhoads Challenged to Keep Winners Winning

Aug 17, 2015

Anytime coaches step into positions previously occupied by a five-time coach of the year to run the reigning No. 3 team in the country, they just about have to make their mantra that old Latin motto that doctors chant: Primum non nocere. First, do no harm. That is exactly the position Arizona native Nathan Rhoads […]

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John Heliker Exhibition Opens a New View of Manhattan Art World

Aug 12, 2015

A special exhibition of paintings and drawings spanning six decades of work by acclaimed New York painter John Heliker will run from Thursday, Aug. 13, to Thursday, Nov. 19, at Brenau University’s Sellars Gallery, 200 Blvd., on the historic Gainesville campus. Although Heliker is best known for figurative works, the curated exhibition titled “John Heliker: […]

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Brenau Alum Christina Jundt Celebrates North Georgia History with Lakefront Play

Aug 06, 2015

Even with a shoestring, start-up budget, Wild Air Playhouse scored the ultimate prop for its first production: Lake Lanier. The theater company is presenting “Half Mile Down,” an original, outdoor Americana drama, at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue at Clarks Bridge Road in Gainesville, where the lake provides a sweeping, scenic backdrop for a minimalist […]

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The Music Plays On with the Next Summer Songwriters Concert Aug. 8

Aug 05, 2015

Brenau University and the John Jarrard Foundation welcome songwriting legends Kerry Kurt Phillips and Jason Matthews as they perform in the last concert of the 2015 Summer Songwriters Series Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Theatre on the Square at Brenau University’s Downtown Center, located at 301 Main St. in Gainesville. “We are so excited to […]

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Golden Tigers Coach Heather Estetter Plans to Pick Up Pace with Cross Country

Jul 29, 2015

Cross country runners at Brenau University are about to learn what it is like to have a coach who has an established record as a distance runner. Heather Estetter, who became Brenau’s head cross country coach on July 1, has a proven background as both a runner at two National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I […]

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New Coach Byron Kramer Says Brenau’s Golden Tigers Track and Field Team is Poised to Pounce to National Prominence

Jul 15, 2015

After winning conference championships in its first three years, Brenau University’s Golden Tigers track and field team seems more than ready to make a significant mark on the national level, and the team’s new coach, Byron Kramer, believes it is ready to pounce. Kramer says he wants to continue to build on the program’s phenomenal […]

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John Jarrard Foundation’s Summer Songwriters Series Returns to Brenau July 10

Jul 08, 2015

The John Jarrard Foundation’s Summer Songwriters Series kicks off its 2015 showcase Friday, July 10, with performances by award-winning country songwriters Chuck Jones and Ed Hill in the Theatre on the Square at Brenau University’s Downtown Center, located at 301 Main St. in Gainesville. The show begins at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 […]

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Brenau Exhibits Master Interior Design Students’ Work at the High Museum of Art

Jun 03, 2015

Brenau University’s Master of Interior Design and Master of Fine Arts student exhibition opens at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta on Thursday, June 11, 3 – 5 p.m. , with an awards presentation at 4 p.m. The exhibition takes place in the museum’s Greene Family Education Center, in the lower level of the Stent Family Wing.

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Golden Tigers Add Three Intercollegiate Squads, 30-40 New Athletes

May 20, 2015

Brenau University’s Golden Tigers sports teams will add “junior varsity” teams to its lineup of championship-class intercollegiate athletics programs and will pick up about 30 to 40 student athletes in the process. Starting in the 2015-16 academic year, the Golden Tigers will pick up second teams in basketball and softball as well as add a […]

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival May 30 Will Benefit Georgia’s Only Floating Classroom

May 19, 2015

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, May 30, at Brenau University’s Downtown Center, 301 Main St. SW in Gainesville, features the good, the bad and the beautiful of natural settings across the U.S. But there won’t be any similarity with Sergio Leone’s similar-titled 1966 Western. Hosted by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and sponsored by Brenau, […]

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That Mancini Magic: Brenau’s “Spectrum Winds” Present a Night of Free Music

May 19, 2015

Cecil Welch, former lead trumpeter for The Henry Mancini Orchestra, will perform “That Mancini Magic” with the Brenau University Spectrum Winds on Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus in Pearce Auditorium. Director Don Strand has put together an evening of music featuring compositions by Duke Ellington, Louie Armstrong and Mancini […]

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Accrediting Board Approves Brenau Branch in Jacksonville

May 05, 2015

The governing body of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has approved Brenau University’s application to begin immediately offering undergraduate and graduate degrees at a new location in Jacksonville, Florida. Following the Florida Department of Education’s issuing a license for the private, not-for-profit institution to operate in the state, the accrediting […]

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Surprise Veterans Reunion Highlights Graduation Ceremony

May 02, 2015

When Brenau University President Ed Schrader gave his welcoming remarks at the 2015 commencement, he gave a special acknowledgment to the active duty military personnel and veterans among the graduating class. Schrader singled out one veteran: Debra Cooper from Winder, Georgia, who was about to receive a diploma for a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. […]

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Commencement Address by Amanda Slavin, CEO of CatalystCreativ

May 02, 2015

Gainesville, Georgia, May 1 and 2, 2015 Thank you so much, Dr. Schrader, the board of trustees, parents, friends, family and, of course, the Brenau class of 2015! I am so excited to be in Georgia speaking today as Georgia has a significant meaning to me. Four years ago, I came to visit Gainesville for the […]

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28-year-old Entrepreneur Amanda Slavin Challenges Graduates to ‘Look Back’ as Well as Forward

May 01, 2015

Amanda Slavin, the 28-year-old entrepreneur that Forbes magazine recognized as one of the top 30 marketing and advertising professionals who have not yet celebrated their 30th birthdays, cautioned members of the 2015 Brenau University Women’s College graduating class to measure success as they go forth in life “not by what you accomplish…but by who you are.” As […]

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Governor Deal Signs Brenau Student-inspired Law Benefiting Military’s Special Needs Children

Apr 29, 2015

Governor Nathan Deal today signed into law a legislative act inspired by a group of Brenau University occupational therapy graduate students that would speed state educational benefits to special needs children of military personnel based in Georgia. The new law started as a 2014 project by four Brenau students in a graduate-level public health administration […]

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