Brenau Awards Students for Academic Excellence at Honors Convocation

Apr 18, 2018

Brenau University recognized 68 students for their outstanding academic achievements during the annual Honors Convocation Thursday, April 12, in Pearce Auditorium. The ceremony honors the top scholars of Brenau across all disciplines, from the arts to health sciences to business majors, and it recognizes the dedicated work of all students and faculty that makes Brenau […]

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Students, Alumnae Celebrate Annual May Day and Reunion Weekend

Apr 17, 2018

Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, Women’s College of Brenau University students and alumnae celebrated the annual Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day, one of the oldest traditions at Brenau. Formerly known as Spring Festival, May Day takes place on front campus, highlighted by the presentation of the May Court, crowning of the May Queen and […]

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TV News Legend Monica Pearson Challenges Budding Journalists to ‘Get Outside Yourselves’ at Brenau Media Day

Mar 29, 2018

Veteran television journalist Monica Kaufman Pearson, who made history as the first African-American and first woman to anchor a major 6 p.m. newscast, told a group of high school students considering careers in journalism that they will need to break out of their comfort zones and prepare diligently to work successfully in news media. Addressing […]

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Brenau Swimmers Named NAIA All-Americans and Scholar-Athletes

Mar 21, 2018

Nine Brenau University swimmers were named 2018 All-Americans and Women’s Swimming Scholar-Athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics after their team’s No. 8 overall finish at the 2018 NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships. Nikoletta Alvanou, a freshman from Thessaloniki, Greece, received All-America honors for the 800 free relay and 400 individual medley; Maggie Davis, […]

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Colloquium Speakers Prove Women Can Handle Any Challenge, Personal or Professional

Mar 16, 2018

Four remarkable women shared their defining moments as pioneers in their different fields, competing with and leading men in the workforce with few women to show them the way, in front of a crowd of more than 300 at the Hosch Theatre at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University. […]

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Brenau Students Remember Parkland Shooting Victims

Mar 14, 2018

More than 100 Brenau University students, staff and faculty members gathered on the front lawn of the Gainesville campus at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, to remember the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Wednesday marked exactly one month since the Valentine’s Day massacre at the Parkland, Florida, high school. Across the […]

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More than 120 Runners Participate in Second Annual Dempsey Dash 5K

Mar 12, 2018

The second annual Dempsey Dash 5K was held Saturday, March 10, and brought out more than 120 runners who celebrated the memory of Brenau’s long-time executive vice president and CFO, Wayne Dempsey, who died May 2, 2014, at 65. Proceeds from the race benefit the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund, established to provide assistance […]

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Golden Tigers Lacrosse Team Begins Inaugural Season with Home Opener

Feb 09, 2018

The Brenau University lacrosse team opened its inaugural season on Friday, Feb. 9, against Georgetown (Kentucky) College in front of an excited crowd at Bobby Gruhn Field at City Park in Gainesville, Georgia. Though they lost to the Georgetown Tigers, Coach Emily DeJiacomo said she was proud of the Golden Tigers in their first game. […]

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Education Majors Help Local First-Graders Publish Picture Book

Feb 08, 2018

The seventh edition of “Tiger Tales” is underway at Fair Street International Academy in Gainesville, Georgia, with the help of education majors from Brenau University. Lisa McCoy, assistant professor in the College of Education, and her Brenau students are helping first-graders at Fair Street publish “Tiger Tales,” a book full of their own stories and […]

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New Lacrosse Team to Open Season Friday, Feb. 9

Feb 07, 2018

The new Brenau University lacrosse team will open its inaugural season on Friday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at Bobby Gruhn Field at City Park, 898 Longstreet Circle in Gainesville. There are 37 teams playing women’s lacrosse in the 2017-2018 school year in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), of which Brenau is a […]

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Brenau Adds Coveted Degree Program in Costuming for Film and Theater

Jan 31, 2018

Beginning in fall 2018, Brenau University will offer a degree program in costuming for film and theater, which professors and students say is perfectly tailored to the university’s abilities and Georgia’s growing film industry. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges acknowledged that the new program does not require a protracted approval […]

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Science Education Students Get Field Experience Testing Water Quality at Lake Lanier

Oct 30, 2017

The proximity of Brenau University’s Gainesville campus to nearby Lake Lanier, the largest lake in the state with nearly 700 miles of shoreline, provides endless learning opportunities for students. Karen Henman, associate professor of science education, took advantage of this opportunity during the fall semester when she took her PS105, or science concepts, class to […]

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Grrrl PowHER Hour Speaker Invites Students to ‘Step into Somebody Else’s Story’

Oct 27, 2017

Brenau University students heard powerful stories during the fourth annual Grrrl PowHER Hour Thursday, Oct. 26, in Pearce Auditorium. Keynote speaker Rachel McGowan, program director of I AM THAT GIRL in Santa Monica, California, challenged the Women’s College students to think about themselves in an open, new way and to be authentic to themselves. “I […]

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Student-Athletes Partner with Boys & Girls Clubs for National Fitness Day

Oct 24, 2017

Brenau University has long partnered with the local Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier, but the university took the cooperation to a new level on Friday, Oct. 13, bringing dozens of children to campus for the first time. “It’s National Fitness Day for the Boys and Girls Clubs, so that’s where the idea for this […]

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‘The Jungle Book’ Wows in Pearce Auditorium

Oct 24, 2017

From Sept. 28 to Oct. 7 visitors to Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium on the historic Gainesville campus were treated to the story of the Man-cub Mowgli in deepest, darkest India and his funny, faithful friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. The Jungle Book was presented by WonderQuest, written by Rudyard Kipling and adapted […]

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Brenau Participates in Statewide Tennis Day

Oct 12, 2017

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared Tuesday, Oct. 3, the second annual Tennis Day in Georgia, and Brenau University was part of the celebration. The statewide observance gave programs an opportunity to share tennis with communities across the state. The Northeast Georgia Tennis Association held its Tennis Apprentice Program at Brenau, where it teaches tennis to […]

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Teachers Top Brenau Alumni Honor Roll – But There’s a Little Detective Work Involved, Too

Oct 04, 2017

Brenau University’s 2017-18 crop of alumni award winners and Hall of Fame inductees focused heavily on graduates who have spent their lives teaching children – along with a retired Atlanta police detective who helped crack one of the city’s most sensational murder cases and a former FBI agent whose career in counterintelligence at times sounded […]

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Honors Students Take Part in Empty Bowl Lunch Fundraiser

Sep 26, 2017

Each fall, the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hosts its biggest fundraiser of the year, and Brenau University lends a hand to the nonprofit’s effort. The Empty Bowl Lunch was held Tuesday, Sept. 26, at First Baptist Church in Gainesville, where guests enjoyed bowls of soup and salad and picked up an empty bowl of their […]

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‘Precious and Valuable:’ Students Sign Honor Code at Fall Convocation

Sep 01, 2017

Brenau University students, faculty and administrators braved intermittent afternoon downpours Thursday, Aug. 31, to gather in Pearce Auditorium for Fall Formal Convocation, where Provost Jim Eck challenged the students to live up to the university’s honor code. “My expectation of Brenau faculty and students is that our university will adhere to principles of academic integrity,” […]

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Gainesville Campus Welcomes Record 398 New Students

Aug 24, 2017

Mothers hugged their daughters, fathers and brothers unloaded the cars, and a record number of new members of the Brenau University Golden Tigers family were registered Wednesday for the start of the 2017-18 academic year. This is the traditional “move-in” day at the 139-year-old Women’s College, which represents about a third of the total enrollment […]

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