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Students from the first cohort of the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program pose for a photo along with Dr. Gale Starich, Dean of the College of Health Sciences, left, Dr. Kathye Light, Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, second from left, and Georgia State Senator Butch Miller, center, at the Brenau University Downtown Center on Friday, April 1, 2016. Senator Miller presented a resolution recognizing the Department of Physical Therapy at Brenau University that he introduced and adopted during the Georgia General Assembly. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Georgia State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, poses with faculty and students from Brenau University's Department of Physical Therapy after presenting a resolution to President Ed Schrader on April 1.

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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Gabrielle Wagner, left, a sophomore music performance major, left, and Amber Urso, right, a freshman music major, perform during a dress rehearsal for Brenau University's production of "Little Red Riding Hood." The show will take place on Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 2, 2:30 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium.

Brenau University 's Opera Workshop performed "Little Red Riding Hood" in April 2016.

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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Associate Professor Jim Lewis explains different aspects of the Department of Physical Therapy’s anatomy lab to students at the Brenau University Downtown Center.

Associate Professor Jim Lewis explains different aspects of the Department of Physical Therapy’s anatomy lab to students at the Brenau University Downtown Center.

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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Brenau's MK Jabbia, a senior from Slidell, Louisiana, is encouraged before the start of the women's 200-yard breaststroke in the 2016 NAIA National Championship meet n Columbus, Georgia.

Brenau senior Mary Katherine “MK” Jabbia from Slidell, Louisiana, gets encouragement from teammates and fans as she moves into position for her final swim as a Golden Tiger.

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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Courtney Hayward

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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Brenau University freshman Lareina Bawayan, a pre-nursing student from Athens, Georgia, administers an ink blot test in the Psychology Department’s stress lab. It is one of several activities planned for a full day of psychology-themed events at Brenau’s Gainesville historic campus on Jan. 29, which will draw almost 600 high school students from throughout Georgia.

Brenau University freshman Lareina Bawayan, a pre-nursing student from Athens, Georgia, administers an ink blot test in the Psychology Department’s stress lab. It is one of several activities planned for a full day of psychology-themed events at Brenau’s Gainesville historic campus on Jan. 29, which will draw almost 600 high school students from throughout Georgia.

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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Brenau University President Ed Schrader, left, speaks with Dr. Jermaine Whirl, dean of Business and Art & Design at Gwinnett Technical College, among The Prints of Jasper Johns exhibit in the Sellars Gallery on Brenau’s historic campus in Gainesville.

Brenau University President Ed Schrader, left, speaks with Dr. Jermaine Whirl, dean of Business and Art & Design at Gwinnett Technical College, among The Prints of Jasper Johns exhibit in the Sellars Gallery on Brenau’s historic campus in Gainesville.

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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Brenau's Ann Marie Holman hugs her son U.S. Army Communications Specialist Byron Brown who surprised her by coming to the commencement from Ft. Hood in Texas. Holman received her diploma for the Master of Science in applied gerontology.

Brenau's Ann Marie Holman hugs her son U.S. Army Communications Specialist Byron Brown who surprised her by coming to the commencement from Ft. Hood in Texas. Holman received her diploma for the Master of Science in applied gerontology.

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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Graduation Tree in the Registrar's Office

This Saturday's graduation ceremonies mark a historic first for Brenau University. In addition to being the university's first winter commencement, it will also be the first graduation event streamed live online.

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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Karen Osterberg helps plant pinwheels to honor the veteran and active military students at Brenau. She said this was just a small way to show her appreciation for what they do.

Karen Osterberg helps plant pinwheels to honor the veteran and active military students at Brenau. She said this was just a small way to show her appreciation for what they do.

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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Whitestone Motion Pictures with Dare Stones

From left Brandon McCormick, Kate Kovach and Alex Watson of Whitestone Motion Pictures apply flour to the Dare Stones as she and the rest of the crew try and match stones up with the translated text.

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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Brenau's M.K. Jabbia reaches for a high-five during the 2015 NAIA Nationals meet Oklahoma CIty where she took second place in the 200 breaststroke.

Brenau's M.K. Jabbia reaches for a high-five during the 2015 NAIA Nationals meet Oklahoma CIty where she took second place in the 200 breaststroke.

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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Brenau alumna Alexandra Rossi Rashed and her former Brenau tennis coach Dr. Bill Rogers share a moment with Brenau's current tennis coach Andre Ferreira, left, and the university's athletic director Mike Lochstampfor, right. Rashed and Rogers were both inducted into the Brenau University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 3, along with Leyla Ogan and Helene Macchi.

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 University Cross Country Coach Heather Estetter at the Golden Tigers Athletics Hall of Fame Induction luncheon Saturday, Oct. 3, presents President Ed Schrader with the trophy her team collected earlier in the day. The Tigers won the team championship for the Women’s 6K event at the Piedmont College Invitational meet in Demorest, Georgia.

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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A view of Brenau University's Jacksonville location at 6622 Southpoint Drive South.

A view of Brenau University's Jacksonville location at 6622 Southpoint Drive South.

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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Dr. Julie Battle address the students during the 2015 Fall Convocation in Pearce Auditorium.

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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Shelby Rumker competes in the women's 50 butterfly during a swim meet at Brenau with Columbia College, Berry College, Thomas University and Life University

Shelby Rumker competes in the women's 50 butterfly during the swim meet at Brenau with Columbia College, Berry College, Thomas University and Life University.

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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Prior Street saw lots of traffic as first-year and transfer students moved into the Crudup Hall dorms Tuesday, August 18.

Prior Street saw lots of traffic as first-year and transfer students moved into the Crudup Hall dorms Tuesday, August 18.

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's "Interior with Three Figures" (1987, oil on linen)

John Heliker's Interior with Three Figures (1987, oil on linen)

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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Christina Jundt, a Brenau Women's College 2013 alumna, at Lake Lanier in front of the cast of Half Mile Down a play she co-wrote and directed.

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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