Chloe Bennett makes a card during the GOLDen Gram workshop.

The Women’s College helps community with new projects

Nov 25, 2020

The Women’s College of Brenau University’s GOLD Program recently initiated two community-based service projects, including a food drive and pen pal project. The food drive for the Salvation Army collected 10 bins full of canned goods, along with $300 in cash donations. Most of the collected food goes to the local bilingual pantry. Greek Life […]

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The Brenau soccer team celebrates scoring a goal.

Brenau University earns Champions of Character honor

Oct 07, 2020

For the 11th year in a row, Brenau University was named a Champions of Character Five Star institution by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Golden Tigers also achieved gold medal status for the second time in as many years. The 181 institutions on the list earned points in character training, character recognition, character […]

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Anna Feng, a student from China, carries a box of her things out of the Owens Student Center. Feng had to store her things on campus after Brenau transitioned to digital learning in the spring (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Students move onto Gainesville campus under new guidelines ahead of school year

Aug 18, 2020

Move-in day is an exciting time for Brenau students. Some are leaving home for the first time, while others are preparing for their final year as a university student. This year’s move-in day looked different from years past due to the safety measures to protect students and their families from COVID-19. Students were given an […]

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Screenshot for “Hesitate” Dance Comp 1 Prescribed Solo by Tiffany Kovash

Brenau Dance goes digital for outreach, academics

Apr 29, 2020

Even a global pandemic can’t stop Brenau from dancing — for a good cause, that is. On April 16-18, Brenau University’s Delta Eta Pi dance honor society and Department of Dance held a virtual dance marathon to benefit the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, whose mission is to address hunger, health and quality of life by […]

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Alexandria “Sheik” Nause smiling

Women’s College students celebrate 100 years of 19th Amendment

Feb 21, 2020

To celebrate 100 years since women received the right to vote, The Women’s College hosted a Roaring 20s themed party as part of the GOLD program on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Trustee Library. The library was filled with 1920s inspired food, mocktails and a place to make your own hat to honor the decade […]

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Three female actresses looking to the right of the photo with varied expressions during the play "The Bra and Panty Club" by Gay Hammond

From left, Brenau senior MJ Brashier, Brenau junior Katie Ivey and Ann Demling, theatre department chair and professor of theatre, in the inaugural run of Brenau associate professor of theatre Gay Hammond's "The Bra and Panty Club." The Gainesville Theatre Alliance show will run from Feb. 14-16 and Feb. 18-22 at the Ed Cabell Theatre on campus of the University of North Georgia in Oakwood. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Action! Gay Hammond’s ‘Bra and Panty Club’ discourages inertia

Feb 13, 2020

For her 40th play, Gay Hammond did something completely different. The associate professor of theatre at Brenau University has a knack for period pieces. She teaches period styles for actors, is trained as a classical actor, has written dozens of period plays including adaptations of Jane Austen, and considers older literature “sort of my thing,” […]

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Students perform Pippin

Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents ‘Pippin’

Feb 10, 2020

As part of the 2019-20 season, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance will be performing Pippin, the story of one man’s journey to be extraordinary, from Feb. 11-22 in Hosch Theatre. The young prince Pippin, heir to the Frankish throne, goes in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. A traveling troupe, led by Leading […]

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Dr. Anne Skleder works with middle school student

Faculty, staff volunteer at Junior Achievement Discovery Center

Jan 24, 2020

Sixth graders from Gainesville Middle School experienced a challenging day of running a business with the help of Brenau University faculty, staff and administrators, including President Anne Skleder, on Friday, Jan. 24, at Junior Achievement of Georgia’s The Mike & Lynn Cottrell JA Discovery Center at North Georgia. Known locally as JA BizTown, the facility […]

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Students dancing

Audience inspired to lead at annual MLK Jr. convocation

Jan 16, 2020

A moving performance from the Brenau University Department of Dance left the audience in Pearce Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 16, simultaneously uncomfortable and moved. Featuring student dancers, some of whom donned paper bags over their heads or signs with the names of real historic victims of lynchings, the performance was part of the annual Winter […]

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Mary Lou Frank

Professors continue work in mediation at home and overseas

Dec 19, 2019

Mary Lou Frank, Brenau adjunct psychology professor, had a busy 2019. Frank published a book earlier this year titled, The Mind of a Peacemaker: The Psychology of Mediation. Her book is the first on conflict resolution published by a psychologist. In addition, Frank and her husband, Ken, director of Brenau’s Conflict Resolution & Legal Studies […]

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Student carries large bags full of stuffed animals

Senior and PsyClub President Jessica Brannam gathers large bags of stuffed animals to bring into the Edmondson-Telford Child Advocacy Center. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Students collect stuffed animals for local children

Dec 11, 2019

The Brenau University undergraduate psychology club, PsyClub, recently collected more than 500 stuffed animals for The Edmondson-Telford Child Advocacy Center in Gainesville, Georgia. Club President Jessica Brannam brought the new and gently used stuffed animals and a monetary donation raised by selling Halloween “Boo Bags” in October to the center on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Brannam, […]

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Huimin "Anne" Ying, left, and Jingyuan "Samantha" Ye place decorations on a tree.

Interior design students decorate Callanwolde for the holidays

Dec 04, 2019

Brenau University interior design students once again decorated for Christmas at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta. Callanwolde is decorated seasonally for the holidays and Brenau interior design students have worked to decorate the mansion with professional designers annually since 2016. The center, built between 1917 and 1921, was the home of the family […]

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Students hang origami butterflies on trees

Students hang origami butterflies on trees in the lobby of the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Students mark Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Nov 26, 2019

Visitors to the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts the last week of November may notice a special display in the lobby. Small trees covered in origami butterflies line the stained-glass windows to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25. Students enrolled in the First-Year Experience, commonly […]

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Brenau President Anne A. Skleder with students and their families

Thanksgiving Greetings from President Skleder

Nov 25, 2019

Dear Brenau Family and Friends, As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, please know that I am grateful for this wonderful, caring community known as Brenau University. I’m sure you share my sense of gratitude for our faculty and staff who daily live into their passion for helping our students to succeed. I am inspired […]

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Lauren Hill stars as Elle Woods and holds Bruiser the dog

Brenau senior Lauren Hill stars as Elle Woods in 'Legally Blonde: The Musical' at Hosch Theatre Nov. 5-16. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents ‘Legally Blonde’

Nov 06, 2019

Several Brenau University students are currently starring in the Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s production of Legally Blonde: The Musical, a fabulously fun, award-winning musical adaptation of the 2001 hit movie running Nov. 5-16 in Hosch Theatre. The musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods — played by Brenau senior Lauren Hill — as she tackles stereotypes […]

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Students participate in National Fitness Day.

Student-athletes participate in National Fitness Day with local Boys and Girls Club

Nov 05, 2019

For the fourth time, the Brenau University Athletic Department celebrated National Fitness Day with a local Boys and Girls Club. This year, around 30 students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier played different games with members of the lacrosse, softball, track and field and cheer teams on Friday, Oct. 26. Rainy weather was […]

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students laugh during laughter yoga

Students in the GS200W Intro to Gender Studies class enjoy laughter yoga after completing a particularly difficult study of gender-based violence. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Students wrap up difficult course with laughter yoga

Oct 30, 2019

Professor of Political Science Heather Hollimon knew she was putting her GS200W Intro to Gender Studies class through an emotional ringer with her section on gender-based violence. To help them decompress after the difficult section, Hollimon brought in certified laughter yoga teacher Shama Rainwater. Rainwater took the students through several breathing and laughing exercises. These […]

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Student films a ballet dancer

Freshman dance major Brianna Gutierrez captures her classmate dancing for the Campus Movie Fest at Brenau University. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Campus Movie Fest comes to Brenau

Oct 24, 2019

Brenau University students had the opportunity in October to vividly tell the stories that matter most to them through the institution’s first Campus Movie Fest. Campus Movie Fest is the world’s largest student film festival made possible in partnership with Panasonic, the Walt Disney Company and the Elfenworks Foundation. It is the premier outlet for […]

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Two students test water.

Students test water at Chicopee Lake

Oct 16, 2019

Students in Karen Henman’s PS 105 science concepts class were able to gain hands-on experience in water quality testing at Chicopee Lake in Gainesville, Georgia. Henman, associate professor of science education and a water quality testing trainer for 15 years, takes Brenau students out to study water quality in the area. This is the second […]

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Actors perform in The Ugly Duckling

Thespians in the Gainesville Theatre Alliance perform "The Ugly Duckling," presented by WonderQuest and held at Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium.

‘The Ugly Duckling’ brings laughter to Pearce Auditorium

Oct 14, 2019

Children and adults learned about finding their inner selves during The Ugly Duckling, presented by WonderQuest and held at Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium. The Ugly Duckling, held from Sept. 27 to Oct. 5, was written by Hans Christian Andersen and adapted for the stage by Gay Hammond, Brenau’s associate professor of theatre. The story follows […]

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