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National Fitness Day

Nov 15, 2018

The Brenau University Athletic department celebrated National Fitness Day with the local Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier on Monday Oct. 30. Brenau coaches and athletes started by speaking about the five core values that the NAIA exhibits in the Champions of Character: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. Coaches and student athletes went […]

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Evening of Dance concert ‘Focus’

Nov 13, 2018

The Brenau Department of Dance presented their Evening of Dance concert Focus on Friday, Nov. 2-3, in Pearce Auditorium. There was an array of styles and nuances from emerging choreographers from the composition II course, as well as sophisticated choreography from senior Mary Rose Gibson. Joshua Blake Carter, who is originally from Atlanta but now […]

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Brenau students starring in sold out ‘Wizard of Oz’

Nov 12, 2018

Lucky ticket holders will rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat, featuring Brenau University students in the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Based on the beloved 1939 film that has been entertaining families for generations, Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is now reimagined for the stage. It is full of the familiar songs […]

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Annual Grrrl PowHER Hour followed by a surprise 140th birthday party

Oct 29, 2018

Every fall the Brenau University Women’s College hosts Grrrl PowHER Hour, an informal lunchtime convocation for students and the community. But this year, the event was followed by a special surprise. A “birthday party” celebrating the university’s 140th anniversary this academic year was held on the front lawn outside Pearce Auditorium, complete with games, prizes, […]

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Brenau hosts 16th annual Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament

Oct 17, 2018

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, Brenau University hosted its 16th annual Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament, which brought students from nine universities to practice their conflict resolution skills in a national tournament. One of the best-known regular competitions at Brenau University, the tournament positions students against each other as they compete to be the best […]

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Second annual LitFest draws local authors, book lovers

Oct 17, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Brenau University’s second annual LitFest drew local authors and book lovers to the Brenau Downtown Center. Lainey Kennedy, Brenau assistant director of multimedia and theater services, said the event included open mic poetry, workshops, panels and hands on demonstrations for everyone attending. Children’s activities and readings were held to incorporate the […]

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Students, alumni celebrate Homecoming Weekend

Oct 02, 2018

More than 100 students, alumni, their families and friends celebrated Brenau University Homecoming Weekend Sept. 28-29. Events included campus tours, a cocktail reception and the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony. Nancy Rogers Reynolds, a 1970 graduate of Brenau Academy and 1973 graduate of the Women’s College, was named Academy Alumna of the Year. Jeff Seiple, Brenau […]

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Golden Tigers host UGA in program-first softball exhibition

Sep 24, 2018

For the first time in program history, the Brenau University softball team hosted the University of Georgia in an exhibition doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 22. The games were played at Brenau’s Pacolet Milliken Field at Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park in Gainesville, Georgia. Brenau Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor said that while this was a first for […]

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Professors Claudia Wilburn and Portia Burns encourage respect at fall convocation

Aug 30, 2018

After giving a compelling keynote address at the Fall Formal Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 30, Chair and Associate Professor of Art & Design Claudia Wilburn asked Adjunct Professor of Music Portia Burns to help her bring home her message. “Your charge for this semester is to remember and act upon these things: Respect your education, […]

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Students react to first day of the 2018 school year

Aug 27, 2018
Monday, Aug. 27, marked the first day of the 2018 fall semester for Brenau University students. Whether freshmen on campus for the first time or seniors experiencing their “last first day,” emotions and excitement ran high as we caught up with a few between their classes on the historic Gainesville campus. Kellsey Kloker Kellsey Kloker, [...]
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Students travel from near and far to move onto campus for new school year

Aug 22, 2018

Brenau University’s Gainesville campus was a little livelier on Wednesday, Aug. 22, as new and returning day students moved into dormitories and sorority houses for the start of the new school year. Some students, like Paola Benitez-Hernandez, a biology major from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, traveled far to call Brenau their new home. She found out […]

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Brenau students, alumni prevent learning loss in RISE Program

Jul 13, 2018

Local parents were treated to a show during the commencement ceremony for the Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience, known as RISE, in the Fair Street International Academy gym on Friday, July 13. Donning green caps and gowns, the 130 students from Gainesville and Hall County school districts processed into the gym and participated in a […]

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Local artists exhibit unique works in Brenau’s seventh annual President’s Summer Art Series

Jun 14, 2018

For the seventh consecutive year, Brenau University Galleries presents the President’s Summer Art Series, featuring the works of regional artists selected by Brenau President Ed Schrader. The opening reception for the exhibition was held in the Sellars Gallery of the Simmons Visual Arts Center Thursday, June 7. Since 2012, Schrader has invited four to five […]

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Sen. Butch Miller tells Brenau graduates to pursue dreams ‘beyond your degree’

May 05, 2018

Brenau University graduates were given a special sendoff on May 4 and 5 by Georgia state Sen. Butch Miller, who was the keynote speaker for the 2018 spring commencements. Born in Macon, Georgia, and raised in Hall County, Miller has been a senator for over eight years and in 2017 was appointed president pro tempore. […]

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Brenau and Anhui Normal University set example for U.S.-China relations

May 05, 2018

While Brenau University President Ed Schrader distributed diplomas Saturday, May 5, in his institution’s final commencement of the 2017-18 academic year, four officials from the People’s Republic of China monitored the culmination of a U.S.-China deal that is working just fine. The delegation from Wuhu, about 180 miles west of Shanghai, represented Anhui Normal University, […]

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Golden Tigers tennis captures 2018 AAC tournament championship, postseason honors

Apr 22, 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 22, 2018) – The Brenau University tennis team wrapped up its first year in the Appalachian Athletic Conference with both the regular season and conference tournament championship after a 5-3 victory over SCAD Atlanta on Sunday, April 22, at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Playing indoor due to rain, the Golden […]

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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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