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NAIA coaches pick three Brenau teams for nation’s top 5

Jan 30, 2013

Softball, tennis and swimming projected to repeat 2012 Top 10 performances It’s not lonely at the top for some of Brenau University’s sports teams. For the first time in school history, three of its sports programs have attained Top 5 national rankings at the same time. The Golden Tigers tennis team is No. 3 in […]

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First Brenau Steinway Honors Retired CFO Wayne Dempsey

Jan 29, 2013

When Brenau University acquired the first piano in its $1.5 million initiative to become an “All-Steinway School,” it already had a name: The Dempsey Steinway.  That first piano, Number 481, a handmade Steinway & Son’s Model D Concert Grand, arrived on campus Dec. 4 and now resides in Pearce Auditorium. However, Brenau President Ed Schrader […]

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Leaptrott Trio Performs with New Steinway Piano in Brenau’s Pearce Auditorium Tuesday, Feb. 5

Jan 29, 2013

When Brenau University music professor and pianist Ben Leaptrott accompanies cellist Charae Krueger and violinist Kenn Wagner at a concert Tuesday night, Feb. 5, another “performer” will debut on the stage at historic Pearce Auditorium: a brand new Steinway & Sons concert grand piano. The concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m., is free and open […]

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SACSCOC approves health care M.B.A. courses to be offered at medical school’s campus

Jan 25, 2013

Following the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges approval for Brenau University to offer courses in Brenau’s Master of Business Administration program on the campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, Ga., the university plans to offer its first class in the program at the beginning of the spring […]

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David L. Barnett Tapped for University’s Second-highest Administrative Role

Jan 23, 2013

Brenau University named David L. Barnett senior vice president and chief financial officer, its second highest post, effective Jan. 1. Reporting directly to Brenau President Ed Schrader, the Watkinsville, Ga., resident and Smyrna, Ga., native assumes duties of Wayne Dempsey, who retired in 2012. “Those Dempsey shoes are big ones to fill,” said Schrader, who […]

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University Appoints Former Auditor Toby Hinton to Financial VP Position

Jan 11, 2013

Brenau University named South Carolina native Toby Hinton to the post of vice president for financial services with responsibilities for managing and supervising all financial related services and responsibilities of the Business Office, budget maintenance and management, financial reporting and cash flow management for the 2,800-student institution. Although Hinton is already on the job, he […]

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Brenau University Moves into ‘Downtown Center’

Dec 17, 2012

Launching a new era in both its academic progress and its 135-year-old relationship with its hometown, Brenau University has officially moved into to its newest location in Gainesville. The city-owned Georgia Mountains Center now becomes Brenau Downtown Center, which will be the home of expanded graduate degree programs in physical therapy and other health sciences. […]

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Georgia Mountains Center is Now ‘Brenau Downtown Center’

Dec 14, 2012

An informal Brenau Downtown Center “Move-in Ceremony” will be held at 301 Main Street SW, Gainesville, Ga., on Monday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. to usher in the university’s newest expansion.  The ceremony is the first step of the $6.5 million program that involves renovation of the facility to house the university’s planned graduate programs […]

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Brenau Expands Athletic Program with Addition of Women’s Golf

Dec 12, 2012

Brenau University is expanding its athletic program to include  women’s golf, which will begin competition as a varsity sport in the fall of 2013. Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor is in the process of interviewing candidates for  the new head coach position and the university will immediately begin recruiting  athletes. Lochstampfor says there are a number […]

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2013 Commencement Returns to Front Lawn

Dec 10, 2012

Former State Department Official Anne-Marie Slaughter and Newsweek Columnist Eleanor Clift to Speak Brenau University will recapture this spring a tradition that has been on hold for close to a quarter of a century when it moves its commencement exercises on May 3 and 4, 2013, to the outdoor venue on the “front lawn” of the […]

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Brenau Kicks off $6.5 Million Health Care Expansion in Gainesville

Nov 30, 2012

Brenau University will take possession of the city-owned Georgia Mountains Center Dec. 15 as part of a long-term lease agreement with the Gainesville Redevelopment Authority that will pave the way for a $6.5 million expansion of the university’s health care professions graduate programs. Brenau President Ed Schrader said that Brenau’s occupancy of the building means […]

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National Mediation Tournament Comes to Brenau Campus

Oct 31, 2012

Teams from California to Massachusetts converge on the Brenau University campus here Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3, for the 13th Annual National Intercollegiate Mock Mediation Tournament. Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein, Georgia Appeals Court Judge J.D. Smith, noted mediation author Richard Calkins and internationally known mediator Tom Valenti are scheduled to participate in […]

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The ‘Nontraditional’ Women’s College Dean Debra Dobkins

Oct 11, 2012

At the midpoint of the fall term of the 2012-13 academic year, Dr. Debra Dobkins completes the first leg in her newest academic assignments – dean of the 134-year-old Women’s College at Brenau University. One of her biggest challenges, she said, is bridging the gap between the traditional 18- to 22-year-old residential students on the […]

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Brenau Regional Mock Mediation Tournament Tunes Up for National Event

Oct 09, 2012

Brenau University scored the most points in team competition and Amy Broome from Gainesville State College won the top individual performance honors at the 10th annual Brenau Invitational Mock Mediation Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6. The tournament, a regional program that has been regarded as a limbering up for teams that participate in national competition […]

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Lyricist Burch Brings Management Program to Brenau

Oct 05, 2012

Bruce Burch, a successful songwriter and publisher who founded the music business programs at the University of Georgia and at Kennesaw State University, joined the Brenau faculty this fall to develop an entertainment and events management curriculum and create ways for students to acquire practical experience in the field before they graduate. As a Nashville […]

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Brenau Hosts National Tennis Tournament Qualifying Sets

Sep 26, 2012

UPDATE: For final results of the tournament, click here.   Brenau University will host the 2012 USTA/ITA regional tennis championships Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30, with singles and doubles matches that feature some of the top collegiate tennis players in the country. Play commences Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the Lessie Smithgall Tennis Center on […]

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Best-selling Teen Sci-Fi Romance Novelist Ally Condie at Brenau

Sep 25, 2012

UPDATE: Hear an exclusive interview with WBCX-FM Her trilogy of life in a dystopian society began with Matched in 2010 and ends with Reached to be published this fall Ally Condie, the author of one of the hottest teen book series since the Twilight and The Hunger Games sagas, appeared at a special presentation at […]

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Brenau Makes U.S. News Best College Best Value Rankings for 8th Straight Year

Sep 17, 2012

For the eighth consecutive year, Brenau University placed in the top 15 in the Southeast in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” ratings of higher education institutions based on the value provided in exchange for student tuition dollars. Brenau at 13th  place was the only other Georgia school on the […]

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Brenau University’s WBCX-FM 89.1 Returns Radio Personality Jay Andrews to North Georgia Airwaves

Sep 07, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Ga., September 6, 2012 –Jay Andrews, one of north Georgia’s best-known radio personalities, returned to the airwaves on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with the “Jay Andrews in the Morning” program in the 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. time slot on Brenau University’s radio station, WBCX-FM, 89.1. Andrews, who attended Brenau, helped build WBCX, and worked […]

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Brenau Welcomes Class of 2016

Aug 29, 2012

  Brenau University welcomed the Class of 2016 as well as its largest crop of graduate students as it begins the 2012-13 academic year. The undergraduate residential Women’s College at Brenau included about 175 first-year students and another 140 students transferred in from other institutions. “Our enrollment includes a good, diverse group,” said Scott Briell, […]

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