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Brenau Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs James Eck poses for a portrait. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs James Eck poses for a portrait on campus. Eck is a nationally recognized expert on professional teaching and assessment. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Jim Eck Begins New Role as Brenau University’s Chief Academic Officer

Jul 03, 2017

Dr. James C. Eck, a nationally recognized expert on the nexus of professional teaching and meaningful learning in higher education, has officially joined the Brenau University administration as provost and vice president of academic affairs. Eck succeeds Dr. Nancy Krippel, who retired this year. He previously served as provost at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North […]

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From left to right, Brenau head coach Byron Kramer, Ismaelle Occeus, a senior from Lawrenceville, Ga., Sydney Romine, a freshman from Jasper, Ga., and Cheyenne Wells, a senior from Sandy Springs, Ga., laugh while posing for a photo during the NAIA Track & Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

From left to right, Brenau head coach Byron Kramer, Ismaelle Occeus, a senior from Lawrenceville, Ga., Sydney Romine, a freshman from Jasper, Ga., and Cheyenne Wells, a senior from Sandy Springs, Ga., laugh while posing for a photo during the NAIA Track & Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Three Track & Field Athletes Compete at NAIA Nationals

May 30, 2017

Gulf Shores, Ala. – Ismaelle Occeus could not have been in a tougher spot. The Brenau senior had just one more attempt in the triple jump Friday night at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships after fouling on her first two tries. Among the 24 entrants, only nine would advance and get three more […]

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Other students watch as Trent Childs, a first year physical therapy doctoral student from Senoia, Ga., practices a patient introduction using the AIDET method with a classmate. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Other students watch as Trent Childs, a first year physical therapy doctoral student from Senoia, Ga., practices a patient introduction using the AIDET method with a classmate. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

2017 Physical Therapy Doctoral Cohort Completes Three-year Cycle for ‘Full’ Brenau Program

May 26, 2017

When the 40 members of the new physical therapy cohort at Brenau University settled in for the first week of classes, they helped mark two important milestones for the three-year-old doctoral degree program. First, their presence means the program based at Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville now operates at its full capacity of 120 students. […]

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Juli Clay, program director for Brenau University’s new master’s in communication and media studies, teaches from the Gainesville campus. Brenau added the online master’s degree, developed by Clay, with the same level of excellence as on-ground programs. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Juli Clay, program director for Brenau University’s new master’s in communication and media studies, teaches from the Gainesville campus. Brenau added the online master’s degree, developed by Clay, with the same level of excellence as on-ground programs. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Adds Online Master’s Degree in Communication and Media Studies

May 19, 2017

Brenau University is now accepting applicants for its new online Master of Arts in communication and media studies that will begin in August. After reviewing the program outline and supporting documents submitted by the university, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges acknowledged by letter earlier this month that the online master’s […]

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From left to right, Aniyah Davis, Aniya Ellerbee, Joan Diaz and Sergio Mojica read after being presented their copies of "Lucile Shows Kindness," the sixth edition of Tiger Tales. This year's book was produced in a partnership between Brenau and Ana Hortman's second grade class at Fair Street Elementary. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

From left to right, Aniyah Davis, Aniya Ellerbee, Joan Diaz and Sergio Mojica read after being presented their copies of "Lucile Shows Kindness," the sixth edition of Tiger Tales. This year's book was produced in a partnership between Brenau and Ana Hortman's second grade class at Fair Street Elementary. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Partners with Local School to Help Students Write, Illustrate Published Book

May 17, 2017

A second-grader at Fair Street International Academy declared Tuesday the “best day ever” after her classmates received the fruits of their labors: Lucile Shows Kindness: Tiger Tales from Fair Street Elementary, a book full of their own stories and illustrations. The perfect-bound, hardcover publication was made possible through a partnership with Brenau University’s College of […]

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Young gallery patrons check out a painting by Patricia Fabian during a public reception celebrating the sixth annual President’s Summer Art Series at the Brenau University Sellars Gallery on Thursday, May 18, 2017. (Richard Hamm Photography)

Brenau Celebrates Georgia Artists in Sixth Annual President’s Summer Art Exhibition

May 14, 2017

Brenau University’s sixth annual President’s Summer Art Series celebrates the work of four North Georgia artists with a free public reception Thursday, May 18, from 5:30-7 p.m., to open the annual exhibition.  The reception and show, which runs through July 13, will be in the Sellars Gallery at the Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Boulevard, on the […]

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Lynn Jones, interior design department chair, congratulates Johnnifer P. Brown, a graduate of the MFA program, during the showcase of Brown's work at the annual portfolio exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Lynn Jones, interior design department chair, congratulates Johnnifer P. Brown, a graduate of the MFA program, during the showcase of Brown's work at the annual portfolio exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design Ranked No. 3 in U.S.

May 14, 2017

SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher, recently named the Brenau University Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design program No. 3 in the nation in its list of Top Online Colleges. SR Education Group assembles its Top Online College rankings by analyzing accredited online schools across the nation, considering academic strength and rigor […]

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Samuel Ung gets a hug after the Brenau University Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremony. Members of Ung's family surprised him with giant cardboard cutouts of his head as he walked across the stage to receive his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Samuel Ung gets a hug after the Brenau University Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremony. Members of Ung's family surprised him with giant cardboard cutouts of his head as he walked across the stage to receive his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Graduation Confers More Advanced Graduate Degrees than Undergrad Diplomas

May 06, 2017

Celebrating its spring commencement Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, 139-year-old Brenau University continued an increasing trend at the institution as it conferred more advanced graduate degrees than undergraduate diplomas. “More than half of the graduates of Brenau during this 2016-17 academic year were graduate students,” said President Ed Schrader. “These are folks that have already […]

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Megan Chandler, right, and Chelsea Schultz react after processing into Pearce Auditorium for the spring commencement ceremony for the Women's College at Brenau University. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Megan Chandler, right, and Chelsea Schultz react after processing into Pearce Auditorium for the spring commencement ceremony for the Women's College at Brenau University. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Radio Personality Kirsten Winquist Tells Women’s College Graduates that Chasing Dreams Requires ‘Grunt Work’

May 05, 2017

Kirsten Winquist, a voice of Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, told the members of the 2017 Brenau University Women’s College graduating class to be willing to “do the grunt work” to build the life they want. “You’ve probably been told a dozen times to follow your passion,” Winquist said in her May 5 commencement address. “But […]

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Brenau President Ed Schrader and Anhui Business College President Zhong Li sign an agreement for a 3+2 program between the two schools. The program enables Chinese students who have completed the three-year program at their home institution to transfer to Brenau as juniors and complete Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in two years. The students will select specialization in finance, organization management or accounting.

Brenau President Ed Schrader and Anhui Business College President Zhong Li sign an agreement for a 3+2 program between the two schools. The program enables Chinese students who have completed the three-year program at their home institution to transfer to Brenau as juniors and complete Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in two years. The students will select specialization in finance, organization management or accounting.

Brenau Signs Agreement with Two Chinese Institution to Bring International Students to Campus

May 01, 2017

Anhui Business College Slated to Send up to 30 Students a Year for Bachelor of Business Administration Studies Brenau University and Anhui Business College last week signed a contract that will result in about 30 Chinese students each year completing undergraduate degrees in business administration on the Gainesville, Georgia, campus. The agreement – signed in […]

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Claudia Wilburn, associate professor of art and design/studio art program director at Brenau, explains some of the work being done by Brenau students to Li Wing, Zhan Xeujun and Wang Lin, faculty members at the Anhui Academy of Fine Arts, from back to front, as Yu "Carol" Lei, a visitng professor from Anhui Normal University, center, translates. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Adds Environmental Design Program for National and International Students

May 01, 2017

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently approved an undergraduate degree in environmental design at Brenau University. Prospective students can now apply for classes that will begin in August at brenau.edu/apply/. The accreditation organization gave quick approval to the program because Brenau already offers approved bachelors, masters and Master of Fine […]

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Brenau players pile on on the ground celebrating after winning the championship game of the SSAC conference tournament against Mobile. Brenau won 2-1 in nine inning. Brenau's finished SSAC play, both regular season and the conference tournament 30-0. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau University softball players celebrate after winning the Southern States Athletic Conference tournament championship Saturday in Decatur, Alabama. The Golden Tigers defeated the University of Mobile 2-1 in nine innings. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

#2 Golden Tigers Softball Sweeps Four in SSAC Tournament for First Conference Championships

Apr 29, 2017

Brenau Defeats Mobile to Capture SSAC Softball Tournament Championship By Jerry Felts DECATUR, Ala. (April 29, 2017) – Brenau University freshman pitcher Kathleen Daniel was questionable to take the mound before the Southern States Athletic Conference softball tournament championship game Saturday afternoon in Decatur, Alabama. Daniel, the league’s freshman, pitcher and player of the year, […]

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Ismaelle Occeus, a senior from Lawrenceville, Ga., left, Sydney Romine, a freshman from Jasper, Ga., center, and Cheyenne Wells, a senior from Sandy Springs, Ga., right, compete in the 100m hurdles during the second day of the SSAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Mobile, Ala. Brenau won their 5th straight SSAC conference championship. Romine won the event and wells placed second. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

From left in gold jerseys, Ismaelle Occeus, a senior from Lawrenceville, Ga., left, Sydney Romine, a freshman from Jasper, Ga., center, and Cheyenne Wells, a senior from Sandy Springs, Ga., right, compete in the 100m hurdles during the SSAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Mobile, Ala. Brenau won its fifth straight SSAC conference championship. Romine won the event and Wells placed second. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Keeps ‘Never Less than First’ Record Alive with Fifth Straight SSAC Conference Championship

Apr 24, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. – The Brenau University track and field team accumulated 233 points to win decisively its fifth consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference Women’s Track & Field Championship in Mobile, Alabama, on Saturday, April 22. The five-year-old team has never failed to capture a conference championship. Heavily favored going into the meet on the neutral […]

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Members of Brenau women’s softball pose for a group picture after defeating Coastal to seal their undefeated season during the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) at Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletic Park, Friday, April 21, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, for Brenau University)

Members of Brenau women’s softball pose for a group picture after defeating Coastal to seal their undefeated season during the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) at Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletic Park, Friday, April 21, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, for Brenau University)

Golden Tigers Softball is First Undefeated Team in SSAC Conference Play with Sweep of Coastal Georgia

Apr 21, 2017

The Brenau University Golden Tigers softball team on Friday became the first program to go undefeated in the Southern States Athletic Conference regular season with a doubleheader sweep of the College of Coastal Georgia at Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park. The doubleheader also gave Golden Tigers freshman Eli Daniel of Locust Grove, Georgia, two more […]

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The Brenau Competitive Cheer Showcase on Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The Brenau Competitive Cheer Showcase on Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Golden Tigers Cheerleading Finish 8th in National Competition

Apr 17, 2017

The Brenau University Golden Tigers competition cheerleading team placed No. 8 at the National Cheerleaders Association Championships April 5-8. The Gainesville, Georgia, team scored 88.45 points in the NCA finals – enough to place it in the national top 10 final rankings for the sixth consecutive year. “The girls were amazing all weekend,” said Head […]

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Denise Smith, associate professor of accounting, teaches at the whiteboard.

Denise Smith, associate professor of accounting, teaches at the whiteboard on the Brenau University Gainesville campus. Smith also teaches in the online Master of Accounting degree program, which was ranked No. 3 in the nation by AffordableCollegesOnline.org. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Recognized for Online Learning Excellence

Apr 17, 2017

AffordableCollegesOnline.org recently named Brenau University one of the nation’s best colleges for online learning. The university received 14 total awards from AC Online, where higher education experts generated the rankings by analyzing cost and quality data for thousands of U.S. colleges with online degree programs. Brenau’s online Master of Accounting degree program ranked No. 3, […]

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Paige Houseman, WC '66, gets a hug from Judy Davis Alexander, WC '67, before the dinner for the dinner for the 50th anniversary with the Brenau Trustees. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Paige Houseman, WC ’66, gets a hug from Judy Davis Alexander, WC '67, before the dinner for the dinner for the 50th anniversary with the Brenau Trustees. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Even on a Chilly Early April Morning, Brenau Alumnae Warm at Traditional ‘May Day’ Reunion

Apr 08, 2017

More than 200 Brenau University Women’s College alumnae returned to their historic campus this weekend to keep alive the tradition that dates to the early days of the 139-year-old institution of celebrating May Day on the college’s usually azalea-ringed front lawn – never mind that the late frost this year nipped the azaleas in the […]

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From left to right: Bobby Reidling, a music education sophomore from Jefferson, Georgia; Shelby Cody, a senior music major from Mt. Airy. Georgia; Alyssa Stowers, a sophomore music education major from Winder, Georgia; and Amber Stowers (not pictured), a senior music major from Winder, Georgia, will perform as part of the Brenau University Department of Music Opera Workshop at the High Museum of Art's First Friday program April 7, 6-9 p.m. in the Robinson Atrium.

From left to right: Bobby Reidling, a music education sophomore from Jefferson, Georgia; Shelby Cody, a senior music major from Mt. Airy. Georgia; Alyssa Stowers, a sophomore music education major from Winder, Georgia; and Amber Stowers (not pictured), a senior music major from Winder, Georgia, will perform as part of the Brenau University Department of Music Opera Workshop at the High Museum of Art's First Friday program April 7, 6-9 p.m. in the Robinson Atrium.

Music Students to Perform at High Museum’s First Friday Program

Apr 03, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. – The High Museum of Art in Atlanta invited the Brenau University Department of Music Opera Workshop to participate in its First Friday program from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Robinson Atrium. On the first Friday of every month, the High Museum presents an evening of art making and live performances, […]

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Dr. Ed Schrader in gloves holding the original Dare Stone

Brenau President Ed Schrader examines the Dare Stone during the filming of Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven, a History Channel program, at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Brenau President Ed Schrader took the Dare Stone to undergo scientific testing in order to learn more about its origin. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

‘Dare Stone’ Highlighted in Second Two-hour History Channel Program

Mar 29, 2017

Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven premiered nationally on March 26. The program focuses on the university’s decision to “reopen the case” on whether the Dare Stone contains key information about the fate of survivors of The Lost Colony of Roanoke. For the second time in two years, History Channel broadcast a two-hour special […]

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Kathy Amos, executive director or the Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute, claps after a reading of one of Joy Davidman's poems during Love Letters to Jack, Love Letters to God: An Exploration of the Works of Joy Davidman & C.S. Lewis. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Kathy Amos, executive director or the Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute, claps after a reading of one of Joy Davidman's poems during Love Letters to Jack, Love Letters to God: An Exploration of the Works of Joy Davidman & C.S. Lewis. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

C.S. Lewis and Wife Joy Davidman Works Discussed at Two-Day Summit

Mar 27, 2017

The lives and works of one of the most notable British authors and his influential poet wife were discussed Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, in a two-day program called “Love Letters to Jack, Love Letters to God: an Exploration of the Works of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis.” The two-day symposium, hosted by Brenau University […]

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