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Teachers Top Brenau Alumni Honor Roll – But There’s a Little Detective Work Involved, Too

Oct 04, 2017

Brenau University’s 2017-18 crop of alumni award winners and Hall of Fame inductees focused heavily on graduates who have spent their lives teaching children – along with a retired Atlanta police detective who helped crack one of the city’s most sensational murder cases and a former FBI agent whose career in counterintelligence at times sounded […]

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Longest-serving Professor Jim Southerland Previews Forthcoming Memoir

Sep 27, 2017

Dr. James E. Southerland, retired Brenau University professor, will read excerpts from his soon-to-be-published book, Sharecropper’s Son: A Journey of Teaching and Learning, at 5 p.m. Friday, Friday, Sept. 29, in the Northeast Georgia History Center during Brenau’s Homecoming Weekend activities. The reading and reception following at 6 p.m. are free and open to the public. […]

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Honors Students Take Part in Empty Bowl Lunch Fundraiser

Sep 26, 2017

Each fall, the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hosts its biggest fundraiser of the year, and Brenau University lends a hand to the nonprofit’s effort. The Empty Bowl Lunch was held Tuesday, Sept. 26, at First Baptist Church in Gainesville, where guests enjoyed bowls of soup and salad and picked up an empty bowl of their […]

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Seeing Students Thrive: Brenau Excels in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings

Sep 20, 2017

Brenau University stood out among top colleges and universities around the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Colleges” for its small average class size and 10-to-1 student-faculty ratio – both key indicators of academic excellence. “When 80.4 percent of classes have fewer than 20 students, that’s very impressive,” said Brenau Provost Jim […]

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Gainesville Campus Holds Landscape Artist Gallery Reception

Sep 15, 2017

The Brenau University Gainesville campus hosted a gallery reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, celebrating the opening of Ying Li’s exhibit “Expanded Geographies” in the Simmons Visual Arts Center’s Sellars Gallery. Li, a landscape artist known for her tough textures and intense colors, captures experiences with place and time in her gestural paintings, and […]

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Gainesville Campus Recovers from Storm Damage

Sep 12, 2017

Of all the campuses, the three Brenau locations in Gainesville were the least of worries as the Southeastern United States braced for the ravages of Hurricane Irma. Brenau officials even went ahead and announced the closing of the Jacksonville, Florida, campus at midday on Thursday, Sept. 7, a full 72 hours before the front end […]

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‘Precious and Valuable:’ Students Sign Honor Code at Fall Convocation

Sep 01, 2017

Brenau University students, faculty and administrators braved intermittent afternoon downpours Thursday, Aug. 31, to gather in Pearce Auditorium for Fall Formal Convocation, where Provost Jim Eck challenged the students to live up to the university’s honor code. “My expectation of Brenau faculty and students is that our university will adhere to principles of academic integrity,” […]

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Kinetic Sculpture Highlights Brenau Support for Public Arts

Aug 30, 2017

The installation of a striking  kinetic sculpture that literally moves with the wind and reflects light from all directions with its polished metal surfaces on Aug. 28 demonstrates Brenau University’s long-standing commitment to sharing all forms of art and arts programs with the communities it serves. Created by North Carolina sculptor Mike Roig, the piece […]

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Brenau Ranks High Again on ‘Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges’ Listing

Aug 29, 2017

For the second year in a row, Brenau University is ranked in the top 20 of Washington Monthly’s college guide list of “Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges” for 2017. The Gainesville, Georgia-based institution moved up one spot from last year to No. 18 in the rankings released Monday, coinciding with the first day […]

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Gainesville Campus Welcomes Record 398 New Students

Aug 24, 2017

Mothers hugged their daughters, fathers and brothers unloaded the cars, and a record number of new members of the Brenau University Golden Tigers family were registered Wednesday for the start of the 2017-18 academic year. This is the traditional “move-in” day at the 139-year-old Women’s College, which represents about a third of the total enrollment […]

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44 New and Returning Chinese Students Arrive on Campus

Aug 24, 2017

Forty-four students from Anhui Normal University in the Anhui Province near Shanghai, China, have arrived in Gainesville for classes at Brenau University as part of the 2+2 partnerships between the universities. The 2+2 partnership allows students who have completed the first two years of their degree program at Anhui Normal University to complete the final […]

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International Expert Heads School of Occupational Therapy

Aug 21, 2017

Dr. Nicolaas van den Heever, an international expert in administration and education of occupational therapy, officially joined the faculty at Brenau University as associate professor and director of the School of Occupational Therapy. Brenau recruited van den Heever after a year-long national search to replace the 22-year-old school’s founding director, Barbara Boyt Schell, who retired […]

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Record Number of Brenau Student-Athletes Competing in 2017-18

Aug 17, 2017

A record 218 student-athletes are committed for the 2017-18 school year at Brenau University. That number reflects the growth of the 139-year-old institution’s intercollegiate athletics program. Of the 218 student-athletes, 24 will play multiple sports, bringing the total positions across all athletic teams to 242. Golden Tigers athletics are part of the university’s residential undergraduate […]

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Brenau Receives Seven Seals Award for Support of Guard and Reserve

Aug 15, 2017

ATLANTA (Aug. 15, 2017) – The U.S. Department of Defense organization that nurtures the support of military reservists from their private- and public-sector employers presented Brenau University on Friday, Aug. 11, with a Seven Seals Award for its encouragement and support for reservists. Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Tavilla, who is human resource […]

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Interior Design Students Showcase Portfolios at High Museum of Art

Aug 14, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. (August 14, 2017) – The High Museum of Art in Atlanta hosted Brenau University’s Master of Interior Design Portfolio Exhibition Friday, Aug. 11, 2-4 p.m. in the Robinson Atrium of the Stent Family Wing. The exhibition, which has been held at the High Museum since 2011, gives interior design students the opportunity to […]

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MBA Ranked No. 1 in Atlanta-area for Enrollment by ‘Atlanta Business Chronicle’

Aug 03, 2017

For the second consecutive year, Brenau University’s Master of Business Administration was named the No. 1 program of its kind in the Atlanta-area in the “Atlanta Business Chronicle” list of top MBA programs by enrollment. The publication ranked Brenau’s Master of Business Administration program ahead of Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics of […]

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Brenau Acquires $3 Million in Maine Island Property and Artwork in Agreement with Heliker-LaHotan Foundation

Jul 20, 2017

Brenau University and the New York-based Heliker-LaHotan Foundation recently concluded a formal agreement for the foundation to donate to the university substantially all of its assets, including its archive of more than 2,000 art works, buildings and land on Great Cranberry Island in Maine, with an estimated valuation of about $3 million. In exchange Brenau […]

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Incoming Freshmen Get Early Peeks at Brenau University Gainesville Campus

Jul 20, 2017

Incoming freshman Moira Weigel traveled furthest to attend Brenau University’s Early Registration on Monday, July 17, driving almost 1,200 miles from her home in Beresford, South Dakota, with her father. She chose Brenau University for its renowned theater program. “I was looking at schools all around the country. I was impressed and decided I wanted […]

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Brenau University Receives National Best Workplace Accolade

Jul 17, 2017

For the fifth time, Brenau University was recognized this week as one of the best higher education institutions to work for in the United States. It was among about 80 universities and colleges – and one of only three from Georgia – listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2017 “Great Colleges to Work For” […]

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RISE Program Celebrates 120 Student Participants in Commencement Ceremony

Jul 10, 2017

Children in the Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience, RISE, program graduated Friday, July 14, at Fair Street International Academy among friends, family and their summer camp teachers. “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with these students the last six weeks,” said Chelsey Brown, 2016 graduate of Brenau University Women’s College and one of […]

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