Alumnae, trustees perform in production of ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Aug 16, 2019

A packed Pearce Auditorium shook with laughter and cheers as Brenau University alumna Nairika Kotwal Cornett talked about the meaning — and lack thereof — of her short skirt. Cornett was one of the stars of The Vagina Monologues, a powerful play about women and their bodies, relationships and experiences. The play was performed in […]

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President Skleder kicks off listening and learning tour

Jul 29, 2019

In her new role as president of Brenau University, Anne Skleder has two immediate objectives: to listen and to learn. So intent is she to get to know the people who make a difference in the lives of Brenau students that Skleder recently kicked off what she dubbed Anne’s Listening and Learning Tour. She is […]

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Chinese delegates from Anhui Business College visit Brenau

Jul 11, 2019

Brenau University hosted 10 delegates from Anhui Business College in Wuhu, China, for two weeks at the end of June, at which time they completed the Brenau University International Education Seminar for Business Educators. The delegates were led by Tang Biao from the Office of Publicity. He was joined by Wang Tang, accounting professor; Cheng […]

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Brenau alumni help elementary-aged students during the RISE Summer Program

Jun 28, 2019

The Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience (RISE) program concluded its eighth year with a graduation ceremony in the Fair Street International Academy gymnasium Friday, June 28. Around 130 students from Gainesville and Hall County school districts walked across the gym to receive certificates of achievement and other gifts to celebrate their time in the program. […]

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Students participate in Brenau’s second Summer Dance Intensive

Jun 20, 2019

For the second straight year, Brenau University’s dance department held a Summer Dance Intensive for students aged 13 to 22. The intensive, held June 10-22 on Brenau’s historic campus and Brenau East in Gainesville, Georgia, is taught by Brenau faculty and guest choreographers from Atlanta, Chicago, Virginia and New York. The two-week program features classes […]

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Brenau’s eighth annual President’s Summer Arts Series showcases talented local artists

Jun 06, 2019

This year’s President’s Summer Arts Series — Ed Schrader’s eighth and last as Brenau University president — is a retrospective of work by seven artists previously featured in the engaging annual summer exhibition. “These artists were selected for their continued participation in and support of various university events and efforts over the last 14 years,” […]

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Writer Yahlin Chang tells Brenau University graduates to ‘nurture and unleash’ their voices

May 04, 2019

Brenau University graduates received some helpful advice for the future from television writer and producer Yahlin Chang in her keynote address during 2019 spring commencements May 3 and 4 on the historic Gainesville campus. “Looking back on many of the shows I’ve written on, I can now see that I wasted a ton of time […]

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Local second-graders publish book with help of Brenau education majors

Apr 15, 2019

Second-graders at Riverbend Elementary School were able to see all of their hard work come together April 15 when they were presented with Look Who Changed the World, Lucile!: Tiger Tales from Riverbend Elementary, a perfect-bound, hardcover book filled with their illustrations and short stories. Brenau University education majors have been working with local elementary […]

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Third annual Dempsey Dash 5K draws more than 180 registered runners

Mar 11, 2019

Despite storms in the forecast, the third annual Dempsey Dash 5K and Fun Run went off without a hitch on Saturday, March 9, at Brenau University. The event celebrates the memory of Brenau’s long-time executive vice president and CFO, Wayne Dempsey, who died May 2, 2014, at 65. For the first time this year it […]

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Medical Scholars Program wraps up with ‘zombie outbreak’

Mar 08, 2019

The Brenau University Medical Scholars Program wrapped the 2018-2019 academic year with a full day of activities, including a graduation ceremony, campus scavenger hunt and “zombie outbreak.” The zombie game involves an outbreak in the Fitness Center at Brenau — with Brenau faculty, staff and students in the Ivester College of Health Sciences dressed and […]

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Department of Physical Therapy holds annual white coat ceremony

Feb 22, 2019

Brenau University held its annual white coat ceremony for incoming physical therapy students on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Brenau University Downtown Center. Dr. Heather Ross gave the welcome speech for the first time as the chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and spoke about what it’s like to be part of a new […]

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Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing holds white coat ceremony

Feb 20, 2019

Brenau University held a special white coat ceremony for its Family Nurse Practitioner and full-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing soon-to-be graduates on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Pearce Auditorium. The Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing holds a white coat ceremony annually for the upcoming graduates of the FNP program, but the 2019 ceremony was […]

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Swim team wins second-straight AAC Championship

Feb 11, 2019

The Brenau swim team earned12 first-place finishes to help clinch its second consecutive Appalachian Athletic Conference Swimming Championship on Saturday, Feb. 9. The Golden Tigers swim team now looks ahead to the 2019 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Swimming and Diving Championships from Feb. 27 to March 2 at the Columbus Aquatic Center in Columbus, […]

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Faculty, staff, students and friends tour ‘Infinity Mirrors’ at the High

Jan 25, 2019

The big news out of the Atlanta art scene toward the end of 2018 was that the High Museum of Art sold out its advanced tickets for “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” at a record pace. Thanks to Brenau’s Academic Affiliate Agreement with the High, the university had a limited number of tickets to a special […]

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Women’s College focuses on theme of ‘United Front’ at annual MLK Jr. Convocation

Jan 22, 2019

The 2019 winter convocation in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was held Thursday, Jan. 17, in Pearce Auditorium, a program which keynote speaker Victor Wilson called “powerful.” Wilson is vice president of student affairs at the University of Georgia. He spoke at the convocation, which is an annual tradition within the Women’s College […]

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Introducing the Class of 2022 Brenau Scholars

Jan 02, 2019

The Brenau Scholars Program recognizes those who, as the Brenau Ideal states, “find satisfaction in being rather than in seeming” and “find joy in doing rather than in dreaming.” The young women chosen for this program epitomize these standards, using their talents, ambition and brilliance daily to pursue their goals and to excel in academics, […]

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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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