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Elizabeth Summerall, left, and Kyle Leineweber talk with Gnimbin Ouattara, associate professor of history and international studies in the College of Fine Arts & Humanities, after their presentation during the Brenau University Research Symposium. Each spring for the past six years, Brenau students and faculty have showcased the university's continually growing focus on research at the annual Research Symposium.

Elizabeth Summerall, left, and Kyle Leineweber talk with Gnimbin Ouattara, associate professor of history and international studies in the College of Fine Arts & Humanities, after their presentation during the Brenau University Research Symposium. Each spring for the past six years, Brenau students and faculty have showcased the university's continually growing focus on research at the annual Research Symposium.

Annual Symposium Highlights Student, Faculty Research Efforts

Mar 27, 2017

The 2017 Brenau University Research Symposium Friday, March 24, covered issues ranging from demographics in the Mediterranean to childhood obesity rates in Gainesville, Georgia. Every spring for the past six years, Brenau students and faculty showcased the university’s continuously growing focus on research. At this year’s symposium, 114 undergraduate, graduate and faculty participants presented 43 […]

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Dr. Art Evans, professor of mathematics at Brenau University, speaks during Masters in Teaching – Life Changers at Work at Brenau East Campus. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Dr. Art Evans, professor of mathematics at Brenau University, speaks during Masters in Teaching – Life Changers at Work at Brenau East Campus. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Professor, Alum Were Two of Nine Honored in Annual Program Tuesday

Mar 22, 2017

A longtime Brenau professor and a university alum were among the nine honorees at the annual Masters in Teaching – Life Changers at Work program Tuesday, March 21. The event was the fourth and final of the 2016-2017 Featherbone Communiversity Masters Series. It featured guest speaker Georgia Teacher of the Year Casey Bethel, science teacher […]

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Sarah Hubaishi, left, and Simone Lewis get a hug from Kelly Castlin-Gacutan during the 4th Annual Women's Leadership Colloquium on Friday, March 17, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Sarah Hubaishi, left, and Simone Lewis get a hug from Kelly Castlin-Gacutan during the 4th Annual Women's Leadership Colloquium on Friday, March 17, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Hosts Fourth Annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium with All-Star Panel of Speakers

Mar 17, 2017

Brenau University students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered for conversations about the unique potential and challenges of women’s leadership Friday at the fourth annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium. The event, organized by Brenau Women’s College, was held in the Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts and included successful female […]

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Line of women behind two embroidered golf bags.

Brenau's golf team poses for a photo with the team's two Folds of Honor bags. One bag honors Larry E. Smedley and the other honors Theron Hobbs. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

More than 90 College Athletes to Compete at Golden Tigers Spring Invitational Golf Tournament

Mar 17, 2017

The Brenau University Golden Tigers golf team will host the third annual Golden Tigers Spring Invitational collegiate golf tournament Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21, at Chattahoochee Golf Club, 3000 Club Drive in Gainesville. The two-day, 36-hole tournament, which features more than 90 college athletes, begins at 9 a.m. both days. The event is free and […]

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Ellie Johnson, a freshman biology major interested in Brenau's new exercise science major, measures Iman Williams' blood pressure during a biology lab. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Ellie Johnson, a freshman biology major interested in Brenau's new exercise science major, measures Iman Williams' blood pressure during a biology lab. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Adding Exercise Science to List of Health Care Degrees

Mar 16, 2017

Brenau University is planning to expand its list of health care programs with an undergraduate degree in exercise science, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Conditional upon that approval, the coeducational exercise science program will begin at Brenau in fall 2017, and approximately 30 students are expected to […]

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Nita Tammarine reacts as she crosses the finish line during the Dempsey Dash 5K, a race celebrating the memory of Brenau's longtime Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, on Saturday, March 11, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Nita Tammarine reacts as she crosses the finish line during the Dempsey Dash 5K, a race celebrating the memory of Brenau's longtime Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, on Saturday, March 11, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Hosts Inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K in Honor of Late Executive Vice President

Mar 11, 2017

More than 120 runners, spectators and supporters gathered at the Brenau University Amphitheatre on Saturday morning for the inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K, celebrating the memory of the university’s longtime Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, who died May 2, 2014. Proceeds from the event benefit the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides […]

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Courtney Hayward, a senior psychology major from Townsville, Australia, prepares to swim the 400 yard IM during the NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, March 3, 2017 in Columbus, Ga. Hayward placed fifth in the event. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Golden Tigers Swimmers Complete 2017 Season Fourth in the Nation

Mar 06, 2017

COLUMBUS, Georgia — The Golden Tigers swim team finished fourth in the 2017 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving National Championships at the Columbus Aquatic Center – the team’s sixth consecutive year finishing near the top of national rankings. Brenau senior Courtney Hayward from Townsville, Australia, provided a boost when she won the 1650-meter freestyle […]

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Kaelan Schultz, from left, Alicia Koredjian and Elizabeth Huff treat a trauma patient in the Brenau Nursing Sim Lab on Tuesday, April 12, 2106, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Kaelan Schultz, from left, Alicia Koredjian and Elizabeth Huff treat a trauma patient in the Brenau Nursing Sim Lab in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Affordable Brenau Nursing Program Keeps Applications Open for May 2017 Class

Mar 01, 2017

Open house scheduled March 27 for scholarship and non-scholarship students Brenau University’s Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing announced Wednesday that it still has scholarship-eligible slots available for enrollment in the May 2017 cohort of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Applications will be accepted as long as spots are available and can be […]

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Sydney Romine, a freshman health science and pre nursing major from Jasper, Ga. will compete in the 60m hurdles at the NAIA Indoor National Championship. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Sydney Romine, a freshman health science and pre-nursing major from Jasper, Ga. will compete in the 60m hurdles at the NAIA Indoor National Championship. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Track & Field Athlete Sydney Romine Competes in NAIA Indoor Championships This Week

Mar 01, 2017

Brenau University’s Sydney Romine will be the first Golden Tigers athlete to compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Indoor National Championships Thursday through Saturday, March 2-4, when she runs the the 60-meter hurdles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The outdoor team, which has never failed to win a Southern States Athletic Conference championship in […]

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Brenau basketball head coach Kris Stewart presents a check to William Carey head coach Tracy English during a Brenau Golden Tigers Basketball game against William Carey University. A tornado damaged the William Carey campus in January and Brenau raised money in support. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau basketball head coach Kris Stewart presents a check to William Carey head coach Tracy English during a Brenau Golden Tigers Basketball game against William Carey University. A tornado damaged the William Carey campus in January and Brenau raised money in support. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Raises Money to Help Opponent William Carey After Tornado Hits Campus

Feb 21, 2017

The Brenau University Golden Tigers basketball team, in a gesture of sportsmanship, presented its opponent William Carey University of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a check for $611 following a Jan. 21 tornado that caused extensive damage to William Carey’s campus. The presentation was made Saturday, Feb. 18, on Senior Day for the Golden Tigers, after a 68-64 […]

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Dwight Leslie, a senior musical theatre major at Brenau, performs the role of Jesus along with a cast comprised of students from Brenau University and the University of North Georgia during the Gainesville Theatre Alliance's production of "Godspell." The Gainesville Theatre Alliance is a partnership between Brenau University and the University of North Georgia. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Dwight Leslie, a senior musical theatre major at Brenau, performs the role of Jesus along with a cast comprised of students from Brenau University and the University of North Georgia during the Gainesville Theatre Alliance's production of "Godspell." The Gainesville Theatre Alliance is a partnership between Brenau University and the University of North Georgia. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau and UNG Partnership, Gainesville Theatre Alliance, Presents ‘Godspell’

Feb 15, 2017

Brenau’s theater partnership with the University of North Georgia, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, presents a musical retelling of the gospel of Matthew in Godspell Feb. 14-25 in the Hosch Theatre at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University. A classic of the American musical theatre repertoire, Godspell is one of the first successful endeavors of Stephen Schwartz. […]

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Wayne Dempsey

Brenau Hosts First Dempsey Dash 5K Honoring Late Executive Vice President

Feb 15, 2017

Saturday, March 11, Brenau University will host the inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K celebrating the memory of the university’s long-time Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, who died May 2, 2014. The race, open to all runners, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Brenau Amphitheatre, located at 102 Prior St. in […]

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Brenau University Golden Tigers Swim Team

Golden Tigers No. 6 Swim Team Captures Third Straight Conference Title

Feb 13, 2017

The No. 6 nationally ranked Brenau swim team scored 610.50 points to capture its third straight Appalachian Swimming Conference championship Feb. 11. The Golden Tigers swim team now looks ahead to the 2017 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics U.S. championships meet March 1-4 in Columbus, Georgia. The team finished third in the nation after last’s […]

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MacKenzie Oliver Mullis slides into home plate to score the first at Pacolet Milliken Field at the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park between the Brenau Golden Tigers and Talladega College. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

MacKenzie Oliver Mullis slides into home plate to score the first at Pacolet Milliken Field at the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park between the Brenau Golden Tigers and Talladega College. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Softball Takes Full Home Field Advantage with Doubleheader Sweep

Feb 10, 2017

Golden Tigers Inaugurate New Athletics Park with 9-0 and 9-1 Victories over visiting Talladega College Tornadoes By Karen Rosen Brenau University junior Mackenzie Oliver Mullis has scored plenty of runs in her softball career, but she had even more reason to celebrate crossing home plate Friday afternoon. “It’s a whole different story knowing it’s our […]

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Ed Fickey, the coach of Brenau's competitive shooting team,watches and assists while Katherine Fuller, a junior legal studies and conflict resolution major with a minor in business administration and a certificate in women's leadership, shoots clays at Cherokee Gun Club. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Ed Fickey, the coach of Brenau's competitive shooting team, watches and assists while junior Katherine Fuller, an Ellerslie, Georgia, native, shoots clays at Cherokee Gun Club. Fuller is majoring in legal studies and conflict resolution, minoring in business administration and completing a certificate in women's leadership while participating on Brenau’s newest sports team. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

New Brenau Competitive Shooting Coach Ed Fickey Begins Recruiting for 2017-2018 Season

Feb 03, 2017

Brenau University Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor announced this week Ed Fickey as the university’s new competitive shooting head coach. Fickey, who already works part-time at Brenau as an adjunct instructor in the College of Business & Mass Communication, has coached youth shotgun sports at Cherokee Gun Club in Gainesville for decades. “I started teaching at […]

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Dr. James Eck in conversation during interviews as a candidate.

Dr. James Eck meets with student leaders during a visit to Brenau University in January. Eck will join the university’s administration June 1 as provost and vice president of academic affairs.

Brenau Taps Veteran Academic Leader Jim Eck for Provost Post

Jan 30, 2017

Dr. James C. Eck, a nationally recognized expert on the nexus of professional teaching and meaningful learning in higher education, will join the administration of Brenau University on June 1 as provost and vice president of academic affairs. In that role Eck succeeds Dr. Nancy Krippel, who will retire effective July 1. He currently serves […]

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Dina Hewett, director of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing at Brenau University, was recently appointed to the Nursing Education Committee for the Georgia Board of Nursing. (Nick Dentamaro/Brenau University)

Dina Hewett, director of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing at Brenau University, was recently appointed to the Nursing Education Committee for the Georgia Board of Nursing. (Nick Dentamaro/Brenau University)

Nursing Director Dina Hewett Named to State Board’s Nursing Education Committee

Jan 25, 2017

Dina Hewett, director of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing at Brenau University, was recently appointed to the Nursing Education Committee for the Georgia Board of Nursing. Hewett is one of 13 members of the Nursing Education Committee. The state board uses advisory committees to assist with its regulatory work. Committee members review issues […]

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Gnimbin Ouattara, associate professor of history, reacts after receiving an African Print Wax cloth from Madia Cooper-Ashirifi, visiting assistanmt professor of dance, for a celebratory dance during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation.

Gnimbin Ouattara, associate professor of history, reacts after receiving an African Print Wax cloth from Madia Cooper-Ashirifi, visiting assistanmt professor of dance, for a celebratory dance during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation.

Convocation honors Martin Luther King Jr. with dancing, singing and guest speaker

Jan 20, 2017

Brenau University Women’s College students spent their lunch hour Thursday dancing and singing in celebration of the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The 2017 Winter Convocation in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was held in Pearce Auditorium and the theme was “United Toward the Dream.” It included performances by […]

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Brenau's Rebecca Pijls hits a backhand return in singles play during a SSAC Women's Tennis Championship semifinal match against Middle Georgia State University on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala. Brenau won 5-2. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau's Rebecca Pijls hits a backhand return in singles play during a SSAC Women's Tennis Championship semifinal match against Middle Georgia State University on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala. Brenau won 5-2. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Golden Tigers Tennis Team Ranked No. 1 in Preseason Poll

Jan 18, 2017

Coaches in the Southern States Athletic Conference picked the Brenau University Golden Tigers tennis team to finish first in the league for the 2017 season in their preseason poll. That’s the first time Brenau earned the No. 1 spot in the poll since it began SSAC play. The Tigers ranked No. 5 in the nation […]

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Nicole Vernon, Connie Oldmixon, Allie Smith, Director of Broadcasting Jay Andrews, Jasmine Brewster

Brenau University students Nicole Vernon, Connie Oldmixon, Allie Smith and Jasmine Brewster work with director of broadcasting Jay Andrews in the WBCX Gainesville studio.

89.1 WBCX Radio Station Management Enhances Opportunities for Student Experience

Jan 13, 2017

With plans afoot to expand Brenau University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in mass communication, the day-to-day management of the university’s wide-area, continuously operating radio station 89.1 WBCX now falls under the academic Department of Mass Communication. Dr. Juli Clay, who became chair of the mass communication department in July, now has responsibility for overseeing all […]

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