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State Senator Conveys Honor for Brenau Physical Therapy to Trustees and Administrators

Apr 03, 2016

Georgia State Sen. Butch Miller, R–Gainesville, presented a proclamation to the Brenau University Board of Trustees Friday, April 1, praising the school’s new physical therapy doctoral program for its contribution to the betterment of health care and economic development in the region. Miller authored the resolution during the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly, […]

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Brenau Opera Workshop Turns Classic Children’s Tale into a Marvelous Musical

Mar 31, 2016

Brenau University presents an opera workshop this weekend featuring music majors performing Seymour Barab’s 1962 one-act opera Little Red Riding Hood. Brenau adjunct professor Jan Grissom, a veteran opera performer, directs the workshop production, which is, based on the 17th century children’s fable about the titular young girl’s encounter with the notorious Big Bad Wolf. […]

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Georgia Lawmakers Officially Honor Brenau’s Department of Physical Therapy

Mar 18, 2016

ATLANTA, March 18, 2016 – The Georgia Senate on March 11 adopted a resolution praising Brenau University’s Department of Physical Therapy for both its dedicated service to students and the state as a whole. Senate Resolution 1152 is co-sponsored by five state senators – District 49 Sen. Butch Miller (R-Gainesville); District 50 Sen. John Wilkinson […]

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Golden Tigers Finish Third in Nation at NAIA Championship Swim Meet

Mar 05, 2016

By Karen Rosen        COLUMBUS, Georgia, March 5, 2016 – With only 10 swimmers, Brenau University had a small presence on the pool deck at the 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Swimming & Diving championships meet but made a huge impression in the water. The Golden Tigers piled on the yardage in multiple races, […]

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Student-Athlete Courtney Hayward Named National Swimmer of the Week

Feb 19, 2016

Brenau University junior Courtney Hayward has been named a National Swimmer of the Week by College Swimming following an outstanding performance at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships in Christiansburg, Virginia, last week. The Townsville, Australia, native led the No. 2 nationally ranked Golden Tigers to the team’s second straight conference title with first-place finishes in […]

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An Intense Look Into Psychology for 600 High School Students

Jan 27, 2016

Brenau University opens its Gainesville historic campus to nearly 600 high school students – some of whom are traveling from as far away as Savannah, Georgia – for a day of special psychology-themed events Friday, Jan. 29. Students will begin the day with a screening of the award-winning 2015 drama The Stanford Prison Experiment at […]

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Jasper Johns Exhibition Helps Brenau Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Galleries and Permanent Art Collection

Jan 08, 2016

Shows through April 21 Showcase Additional Work by Warhol, Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein and Other Modern Arts Icons Brenau University celebrates the 25th anniversary of the commencement of its acclaimed art galleries programs and the beginnings of one of the most impressive university-owned permanent art collections Jan. 14 through March 17 with a special recognition of where […]

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Ceremonies Mark ‘Day of Beginnings’ for First Wintertime Graduates

Dec 12, 2015

With weather more comparable to a May graduation day than the season for Christmas wreaths on the university president’s door, Brenau University today officially awarded 455 undergraduate and graduate diplomas at the institution’s first “winter” commencement exercises in its 137-year history. Brenau President Ed Schrader called the occasion of the two ceremonies in historic Pearce […]

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First Winter Commencement Ceremonies Honor 450 Graduates

Dec 09, 2015

More than 450 undergraduates and graduates will be eligible to receive diplomas when Brenau University marks its first winter commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 12. The two ceremonies will be held in Pearce Auditorium on the Brenau historic campus in Gainesville. However, they will both be broadcast – another first for Brenau – via a […]

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Brenau Celebrates Veterans Day with Campus Display

Nov 11, 2015
To commemorate Veterans Day, Brenau University honored its veterans and active service members with a special Gainesville historic campus display paying tribute to all 220 of its current students on all campuses with military ties. Brenau staff planted red, white and blue pinwheels – all adorned with the names of students who are or have [...]
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National Television Docudrama Bolsters Credibility of Brenau’s Dare Stone Collection as a Possible Key to Solving 400-year-old Lost Roanoke Colony Mystery

Oct 29, 2015

Brenau University’s curious collection of large, inscribed rocks once purported to hold the key to the disappearance of the English colony from coastal North Carolina more than 400 years ago apparently gained a measure of historic importance with the production and broadcast of a two-hour special Monday, Oct. 26, on the History Channel cable television […]

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Golden Tigers Top Appalachian Swimming Conference Preseason Rankings

Oct 07, 2015

The Appalachian Swimming Conference coaches poll has ranked the Brenau Golden Tigers, last year’s conference champions, in the No. 1 spot in its 2015-16 preseason rankings. After dominating the field to win the ASC title in last season’s championship meet, the Tigers went on to claim third place in the nation, its highest finish ever, […]

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The Best of the Best: Bill Rogers and Three Top Tennis Players Join Brenau University’s Athletics Hall of Fame

Oct 03, 2015

One of the most accomplished coaches in the history of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is among the latest inductees in Brenau University’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Former Brenau head tennis coach Dr. Bill Rogers quite literally led the 2015-16 hall of fame class, as the other three other inductees – Leyla Ogan, Helene […]

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Brenau Cross Country Wins Piedmont College Invitational Championship

Oct 03, 2015

Heather Estetter earned her first championship as Brenau cross country head coach Saturday, as the Golden Tigers bested four other teams and finished first overall in a women’s 6K event at the 2015 Piedmont College Invitational. The first place finish in Demorest comes after a fifth place finish at the Dalton State College Twilight Cross […]

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Brenau’s ‘Now in Jax’ Motto Goes ‘Official’ with Sept. 1 North Florida Campus Opening Celebration

Aug 31, 2015

Brenau University plans to hold the ceremonial opening of its new campus in Jacksonville, Florida, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, in preparation for beginning its first graduate school class in October followed by the first undergraduate program in early 2016. Dr. Ed Schrader, president of the 137-year-old Gainesville, Georgia-based, fully accredited, nonprofit comprehensive university, scheduled a […]

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Women’s College Students Learn in First Fall Convocation That, in Finding Life’s Passions, “There’s No App for That”

Aug 27, 2015

In the traditional kickoff of the Brenau University Women’s College academic year, one of the region’s foremost forensic interviewers, Dr. Julie Battle, told students that going to college will not automatically prepare them for life or careers. “You can’t do a Google search to find your passion,” said Dr. Julie Battle, chair of Brenau’s academic […]

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Brenau Swimmers Receive National Recognition for Athletic and Academic Excellence

Aug 24, 2015

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America named seven student-athletes from the No. 3 nationally ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers swimming team to its 2015 Scholar All-America team. Those honored for excelling both in athletics and academic performances include Courtney Hayward, a junior psychology major from Townsville, Australia; Alisha Hodgetts, a sophomore business major from […]

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New Students Pour into Brenau for Move-In Day 2015

Aug 18, 2015

The next wave of Brenau University Women’s College first-year students arrived on Tuesday to get a head start on learning the ropes as college freshmen before the scheduled beginning of classes on Monday, Aug. 24. In all, more than 300 new students – hailing from 11 states and six countries – will begin classes at […]

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John Heliker Exhibition Opens a New View of Manhattan Art World

Aug 12, 2015

A special exhibition of paintings and drawings spanning six decades of work by acclaimed New York painter John Heliker will run from Thursday, Aug. 13, to Thursday, Nov. 19, at Brenau University’s Sellars Gallery, 200 Blvd., on the historic Gainesville campus. Although Heliker is best known for figurative works, the curated exhibition titled “John Heliker: […]

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Brenau Alum Christina Jundt Celebrates North Georgia History with Lakefront Play

Aug 06, 2015

Even with a shoestring, start-up budget, Wild Air Playhouse scored the ultimate prop for its first production: Lake Lanier. The theater company is presenting “Half Mile Down,” an original, outdoor Americana drama, at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue at Clarks Bridge Road in Gainesville, where the lake provides a sweeping, scenic backdrop for a minimalist […]

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