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Brenau Cross Country Wins First Conference Championship

Nov 11, 2013

Win sends seven runners to nationals and earns McIntyre ‘Coach of the Year’ honors The Brenau University Cross Country team won its first Southern States Athletic Conference championship Saturday, Nov. 9, with a complete team effort. The conference win earned the Golden Tigers an automatic bid to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics U.S. championship […]

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Pulitzer Finalist Andrew Hudgins Kicks Off Georgia Poetry Circuit Series at Brenau Nov. 13

Nov 07, 2013

American poet Andrew Hudgins appears at Brenau University on Wednesday, Nov. 13, for a poetry reading at 12:30 p.m. in Banks Recital Hall followed by a question and answer session at 3:30 p.m. in the Trustee Library Writing Center as the first Georgia Poetry Circuit event of the 2013-14 season. Hudgins, who is a professor […]

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Brenau Places Third in International Mediation Tournament

Nov 05, 2013

Brenau University placed third out of 42 teams in mediation at the 14th Annual International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament held Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. The team comprised Melanie Fain, a senior conflict resolution and legal studies major from Cleveland, Ga., Ashley Lee, a senior English major from Columbus, Ga., […]

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Golden Tigers Soccer Advances to No. 13 on Player-of-the-Week Offense and Defense

Oct 29, 2013

In a rare occurrence, two Brenau University soccer players earned Southern States Athletic Conference player-of-the-week honors simultaneously for their work on both the offensive and defensive sides of the field, helping the Golden Tigers advance four spots to No.13 in this week’s national rankings. The SSAC top conference honored senior forward Esther Anyanwu and junior […]

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Brenau Alumni Featured in First Authors Showcase Nov. 1

Oct 29, 2013

  Brenau University will feature graduates who have produced books on a variety of subjects ranging from a photographic record of the Georgia coast to how to dress for divorce in the first Alumni Authors Showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Brenau Trustee Library on the historic Gainesville […]

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Best-selling Author Mary Alice Monroe Speaks to Brenau Students

Oct 24, 2013

New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe told Brenau University students Monday, Oct. 21, that as writers they may work in solitary, but to be successful they must “open the window and let the story come in.” Best known for novels and nonfiction works that deal with environmental themes, Monroe wrote The Butterfly’s Daughter, a novel set […]

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Day of Dance

Oct 21, 2013

Day of Dance at Brenau University from Brenau University on Vimeo. For one day, regional high school dance students converge at Brenau University’s Gainesville campus to learn dance from faculty and outside professionals, see work the current students are producing and learn about the educational opportunities at Brenau. Vincas Greene, the dance department chair at […]

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NY Times Best Selling Author Mary Alice Monroe Appears at Brenau Oct. 21

Oct 20, 2013

New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe appears for a free public speaking engagement at Brenau University’s historic Pearce Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m., to discuss her book, The Butterfly’s Daughter. Monroe, author of more than a dozen novels, non-fiction titles and children’s books, established her forte for “environmental fiction” when […]

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Brenau’s Norcross Campus Re-Opens With Art Exhibitions

Oct 11, 2013

The newly renovated north-Atlanta campus of Brenau University played host to community officials, art lovers, students and faculty during an opening reception that coincided with a dual reception for two art exhibitions, Local Color, an Atlanta Celebrates Photography show which features work from photographers local to the metro-Atlanta community and The Mutable Sea,  a collection […]

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Brenau Launches Second Season of Intimate ‘Sofa Sessions’ for Music Enthusiasts

Oct 09, 2013

It may not be exactly like picking and singing with friends and family in your living room or parlor, but it will be the next best thing when Brenau University on Tuesday, Oct. 15, kicks off the second season of The Sofa Sessions, an intimate interaction between local singers, songwriters and audience members who have […]

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Hello, Lucile! Brenau Officially Dedicates ‘World’s Largest Golden Tiger’ Sculpture to Kick Off 135th Anniversary Celebration

Oct 04, 2013

Brenau University officially celebrated the beginning of its 135th anniversary on Friday with the dedication of what it believes to be the world’s largest golden tiger sculpture as the perfect symbol of the institution’s spirit, academic prowess and nationally ranked intercollegiate sports teams. And, the statute now has a name: Lucile, in honor of Lucile […]

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Schrader Tells Cumming Rotarians Sunbelt Growth Demands Private Education Opportunities

Sep 27, 2013

Brenau President Ed Schrader told members of the South Forsyth Rotary Club in Cumming, Ga., this week that the rapid growth in the Sunbelt region of the United States demands more private higher education opportunities – particularly for adult learners in graduate and undergraduate health care studies. With public education reeling from both political and […]

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John Jarrard Foundation Brings Top Songwriters to Gainesville

Sep 06, 2013

Five songwriters with more than 30 hit songs headline the 12th annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert Songwriters in the Round Show Sept. 20-21. Singer/songwriters Kent Blazy, Kim Williams, Doug Johnson, Jim Collins and Bob Morrison will take the stage on Saturday, Sept. 21 on Brenau University’s Front Lawn to honor the late John Jarrard, Gainesville […]

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Civil Rights Forum Points to Education as the Answer

Aug 28, 2013

Audio | Gallery By Carly Sharec csharec@gainesvilletimes.com Education is the key to improving equality and decreasing divides within communities. That was the main point made at an open conversation Tuesday evening. Sponsored by The Times and Brenau University, the dialogue about race relations and equality was set to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March […]

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2013 Fall Formal Convocation

Aug 27, 2013

Students, staff and faculty filled Pearce Auditorium Tuesday afternoon for the 2013 Fall Formal Convocation. Brenau University Professor of Mathematics and Science and convocation speaker, Dr. Carolyn Giberson, left the student body with some sound advice after addressing a few issues that she has found important after her “roughly 82 years as a teacher and […]

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Seasoned Academic Leadership Robert Shippey Joins Brenau Development Team

Aug 27, 2013

Dr. Robert Clifford Shippey Jr., a veteran academic leader, has joined the staff at Brenau University as senior director of development responsible for legacy gifts and major donations for the long-term growth of the institution. Shippey, a native of Warner Robins, Ga., came to Brenau in May from Bluefield College in Bluefield, Va., where for […]

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Brenau University Welcomes One of the Largest First-Year Classes for 2013-14

Aug 20, 2013

  With hugs, smiles and a few tear-filled moments, scores of new first-year students said goodbye to their families Wednesday, Aug. 21, as they began moving into dormitories, sizing up sororities and planning classes as part of one of the largest freshman class ever to enroll at the Brenau University Women’s College. Brenau officials estimate […]

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Brenau Trustee Richard Leet, 1926 – 2013

Aug 10, 2013

Richard H. Leet, retired vice chairman of Amoco Corporation and a member of the Board of Trustees at Brenau University, died on Friday, Aug. 9, in Gainesville, Ga. He was 86. Throughout his career and following his retirement as a top executive with one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies, Leet was active in many […]

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RISE Graduation

Jul 26, 2013

Children in the Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience, RISE, camp graduated Friday, July 26, at the Davis Street Community center among friends, family and their summer camp teachers. The program, which started last year, was put in place by a group of Brenau University students, including Anna Lopera and Hannah Norwood, partnering with the Gainesville […]

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Brenau University Explores the Roles of Women, Clothing Throughout History and Celebrates a Decade of Student Art With a Dual Reception

Jun 18, 2013

The Brenau Galleries are celebrating two summer exhibitions, The Good Wife and Brenau Family Ties, Thursday, June 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. with a reception of light fares and a talk beginning in the Leo Castelli Gallery in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts on the Gainesville campus. After the 6 p.m. talk for The Good Wife, the […]

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