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October 25 Program Goes ‘Beyond the Talking Points’ with Kristen Soltis Anderson and Maria Teresa Kumar

Sep 21, 2016

Exactly two weeks before the historic 2016 presidential election, Brenau University will host a public program with two of the nation’s most visible experts on the impact women, minorities and younger people now have on American politics. The Oct. 25 program will feature Republican pollster and strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson and Democratic organizer and commentator […]

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Detail from "Zinnia" from Erin Tapley's exhibition Quiddity.

Detail from "Zinnia" from Erin Tapley's exhibition Quiddity.

Brenau Hosts Opening Reception for ‘Lacuna’ and ‘Quiddity’ Exhibits Sept. 22

Sep 16, 2016

Two vastly different Southern abstract artists will discuss their work Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at an opening reception for their exhibitions at Brenau University Galleries. The event is free and open to the public. “Lacuna: The Space in Between” features the art of Hannah Israel in Sellars Gallery, and “Quiddity” presents the […]

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Brenau Volleyball players cheer during a Brenau volleyball game against Dalton State

From left to right, Pamela Konken, a senior from Stockbridge, Ga., Savannah Wilbanks, a freshman from Adairsville, Ga., Nicole Ighile, a sophomore from Stone Mountain, Ga., and Haley Ponder, a sophomore from Ranger, Ga., cheer during a Brenau volleyball game against Dalton State on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Volleyball Starts Home Schedule Against Dalton State College

Sep 13, 2016

The Golden Tigers volleyball team opened their home schedule, and conference play, against Dalton State College on Friday. After losing the first two sets Brenau won the third set 25-21 before falling in the fourth. The Golden Tigers will continue conference play against Martin Methodist on Friday, Sept. 16 on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus.

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Aunica Clinton, with the sun behind her in the sky, runs during cross country meet

Aunica Clinton, a senior from Buford, Ga., competes during the University of Georgia Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday, Sept 3, 2016, in Buford, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Cross Country Opens Season at UGA Invitational

Sep 13, 2016

The Brenau cross country team travelled to Bishop, Georgia to compete in the University of Georgia Invitational. Three Golden Tigers finished in the top ten in the non-Division I group. Sophomore Michelle Velazquez led the way with an overall eighth place finish of 22:11. Monika Nwajei placed ninth with a time of 24:11 and Nia Griffin […]

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Students in matching white shirts process

Students process into Pearce Auditorium for the formal welcome & opening ceremony.

Brenau in Top 20 of Washington Monthly’s ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ College Listing

Sep 06, 2016

Washington Monthly ranked Brenau University No. 19 in its highly regarded college guide list of “Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges” for 2016. Brenau was one of only five Georgia colleges in the top 20 alongside the Georgia Institute of Technology, Mercer University, Piedmont College and American InterContinental University Atlanta campus. Washington Monthly is […]

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Brenau players huddle together.

Brenau players huddle together before the start of a soccer game against Point University. Brenau won 4-0. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Golden Tigers soccer defeats Point University 4-0 in season opener

Sep 02, 2016

The Brenau Golden Tigers soccer team started their 2016 season with and emphatic 4-0 win over visiting Point University on Tuesday in Gainesville. Fifteen minutes into the match, senior Jasmine Brewster notched the first goal of the season off a pass from sophomore Jada Foor. In the 44th minute, freshman Alexis Satterfield earned the first of her […]

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Students in matching white shirts walk through the Daniel Pavillion

From right to left, Jesse Smith, Julie Fowler, Haven Clippinger, Margaret Holtkamp and Kendy Manzano walk through the Daniel Pavilion during the New Student Procession. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Welcomes Class of 2020 on Move-In Day

Aug 24, 2016

Brenau University welcomes more than 400 new Women’s College students this fall from 20 states and 10 countries – including 18 early childhood education students from Anhui Normal University in China – as it kicked off the 2016-17 academic year with its traditional residential hall “Move-In Day” Wednesday, Aug. 24. Although the new student group […]

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Front row from left to right, Jocelyn Heng, Miao Miao Yu, Alice Han, Lily Li, Lynn Lu, Belle Ni, Rachel Pei, Cherry Hong, Lavender Qin, Daisy Qiu and back row from left to right, Harry Deng, Iris Shi, Amy Yang, Cathy Wu, Skye Qi, Crystal Wang, Lisa Wang and Becky Xu pose for a group portrait on the front lawn of Brenau's Historic Gainesville Campus. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Front row from left to right, Jocelyn Heng, Miao Miao Yu, Alice Han, Lily Li, Lynn Lu, Belle Ni, Rachel Pei, Cherry Hong, Lavender Qin, Daisy Qiu and back row from left to right, Harry Deng, Iris Shi, Amy Yang, Cathy Wu, Skye Qi, Crystal Wang, Lisa Wang and Becky Xu pose for a group portrait on the front lawn of Brenau's Historic Gainesville Campus. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

First Group of Anhui ‘2+2’ Students Arrive on Brenau Campus

Aug 19, 2016

The first wave of Brenau University junior year transfer students arrived Friday, Aug. 19, on the historic campus in Gainesville, Georgia – a city that has a population that is about the same size as the 35,000-student population of Anhui Normal University where they spent the first two years of their undergraduate studies. To say […]

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Amanda Slavin, on the eve of her 2015 commencement address to Brenau graduates, meets on campus with former GE CEO Jack Welch, left, and Brenau President Ed Schrader. Slavin recently was appointed to the Brenau Board of Trustees.

Amanda Slavin, on the eve of her 2015 commencement address to Brenau graduates, meets on campus with former GE CEO Jack Welch, left, and Brenau President Ed Schrader. Slavin recently was appointed to the Brenau Board of Trustees.

Entrepreneur Amanda Slavin Brings ‘Fresh Eyes’ as One of Brenau’s Youngest Trustees

Aug 12, 2016

The Brenau University Board of Trustees has appointed Amanda Slavin, CEO and founder of Las Vegas-based CatalystCreativ, as its newest member. Slavin’s three-year term began immediately upon the board’s unanimous vote earlier this year. She will attend her first of the biannual board meetings in November. However, said Brenau President Ed Schrader, she has already […]

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Brenau's Brandon Thompson, a theatre design and technology junior focusing on costuming, was at the master class held by Brenau alumna Antonina Lerch.

Brenau's Brandon Thompson, a theatre design and technology junior focusing on costuming, was at the master class held by Brenau alumna Antonina Lerch.

Freshman Orientation & Registration

Aug 12, 2016
Get Ready to R.O.A.R.! Freshman Orientation | Aug. 21-25 R.O.A.R. (review. orient. advise. register), Brenau’s premier new student orientation event, is scheduled for Aug. 21 - 25. This is your time to learn about Brenau, meet your classmates and settle in to college life. Each day has a different focus and activities so be sure [...]
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Alecia Webb, an 11-year Brenau University administrative veteran who was received the university's 2016 outstanding faculty award, now heads university operations at its Jacksonville, Florida, campus.

Alecia Webb, an 11-year Brenau University administrative veteran who was received the university's 2016 outstanding faculty award, now heads university operations at its Jacksonville, Florida, campus.

Alecia Webb Becomes Director of Brenau Jacksonville Campus

Aug 09, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, August 9, 2016 – When classes at Brenau University’s north Florida campus resume later this month, they will take place under the watchful eye of longtime Brenau administrator and alumna Alecia Webb, who officially became Jacksonville campus director on July 1. For the past year, Webb has pulled double duty assisting with the […]

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Gabiel Lopez receives his Masters in Business Administration degree during the Brenau University Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement on Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Gabiel Lopez receives his Masters in Business Administration degree during the Brenau University Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement on Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau MBA Ranks No. 1 in Enrollment in Atlanta-area Business Schools

Aug 08, 2016

Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked Brenau University as the top Master of Business Administration program in terms of enrollment in its 2016 listing of business schools in the metropolitan Atlanta area. With 721 students enrolled in the program in 2015-16, No. 1-ranked Brenau moved up on the July 27-published list ahead of Scheller College of Business […]

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Kelly Spain, previously academic advising coordinator and office manager for the Brenau University Department of Mathematics & Science in Gainesville, took over duties as director of the Brenau Augusta campus on July 25.

Kelly Spain, previously academic advising coordinator and office manager for the Brenau University Department of Mathematics & Science in Gainesville, took over duties as director of the Brenau Augusta campus on July 25.

Kelly Spain Appointed New Augusta Campus Director

Jul 29, 2016

MARTINEZ, Georgia, July 29, 2016 – Kelly Spain, who since 2012 has been academic advising coordinator and office manager for the Brenau University Department of Mathematics & Science in Gainesville, Georgia, began a new position July 25 as director of the Brenau campus that serves the Augusta metropolitan area in Georgia and South Carolina. The […]

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Director of Alumni & Constituent Engagement Ashley Carter.

Brenau University’s new Director of Alumni & Constituent Engagement Ashley Carter knows the Gainesville campus well – she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from her “new” employer.

Brenau Grad Returns to Campus as New Alumni Director

Jul 26, 2016

Ashley Morgan Carter did not need directions to find her way around campus on her first day as Brenau University’s alumni director last week. She already knew about the place because her mother, Stacey Henson Morgan, graduated from the Brenau University Women’s College in 1988. Then Carter herself earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees […]

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Brenau employees Dan Odom, Lorene Pharr and Lu Ann Williamson at a faculty-staff "Ice Cream Social" break on July 21.

Brenau employees Dan Odom, Lorene Pharr and Lu Ann Williamson at a faculty-staff "Ice Cream Social" break on July 21. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Earns National Best Workplace Accolade

Jul 21, 2016

Brenau University is among 93 universities and colleges – and the only representative from Georgia – listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2016 “Great Colleges to Work For” rankings. The publication noted that Brenau created and maintained for its employees an environment of respect and appreciation, smooth interactions between faculty, supervisors and department chairs, […]

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Amanda Allen, a recent Master of Arts in Teaching graduate from Cochran, Georgia, instructs children during a RISE assembly at the Fair Street School in Gainesville, Georgia.

Amanda Allen, a recent Master of Arts in Teaching graduate from Cochran, Georgia, instructs children during a RISE assembly at the Fair Street School in Gainesville, Georgia.

Brenau Hosts RISE Graduation July 15

Jul 14, 2016

More than 100 Hall County elementary school students are expected to receive diplomas at Brenau University’s Downtown Center on July 15 as part of the 2016 RISE graduation ceremonies. The RISE (Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) program is now in its fifth year. The six-week summer camp is a collaborative effort by Brenau University, the Gainesville […]

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A view of the construction progress of the Brenau University softball field at the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Complex seen from left field. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

A view of the construction progress of the Brenau University softball field at the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Complex seen from left field. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Construction on softball field continues at Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park

Jul 08, 2016

Construction continues on the softball field at Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park. Crews have been working throughout the summer to make significant progress at the site. Both dugouts are in place, a field house is under construction and grass and dirt already give shape to the field. The Brenau Golden Tigers softball team, after qualifying for […]

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Graduates and faculty members pose for a photo during the M.F.A./M.I.D. Portfolio Exhibition at the High Museum of Art on Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Atlanta, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Graduates and faculty members pose for a photo during the M.F.A./M.I.D. Portfolio Exhibition at the High Museum of Art on Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Atlanta, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Interior Design Graduates Display Work at the High Museum of Art June 16

Jul 01, 2016

Eight interior design graduates exhibited their work at the Stent Family Wing of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, June 16. Six Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Interior Design graduates displayed their final portfolios and two Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design students showed their theses. The events also served as an opportunity […]

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Brenau's Allison Gunn high fives teammates while taing the field for a game against Georgia Gwinnett in the first round of the Georgia Gwinnett Bracket of the NAIA Softball Championship on Monday, May 16, 2016, in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Brenau’s Allison Gunn, a junior from Toccoa, Georgia, high fives her Golden Tigers teammates in a May 16 NAIA Softball Championship qualifier against Georgia Gwinnett College.

National Athletics Director Group Ranks Brenau Athletics Program Fourth Among Southern States Schools

Jun 24, 2016

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics listed Brenau University’s athletics program as one of the best in the Southern States Athletic Conference in its 2015-16 Learfield Sports Director’s Cup final rankings. NACDA and USA Today rank institutions based on their teams’ final standings across a dozen sports. Brenau University, with 242 points overall, […]

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Eugene Williams, who arrived at Brenau in 2008, is the new dean of the university’s College of Education.

Dr. Eugene Williams, Dean, College of Education, poses for a portrait on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Picks Eugene Williams as College of Education Dean

Jun 16, 2016

Following the retirement of Sandra Leslie at the end of the 2015-16 academic year, Brenau University named longtime professor Eugene Williams the new dean of the College of Education. After a nationwide search narrowed the field of applicants to three candidates, the selection committee recommended the internal candidate in part because of his significant experiences […]

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