Category: InMotion

Brenau Voices: Amelia Lathem

May 10, 2022

This music education student plans to change lives through song Watching Amelia Lathem sing is something few forget. The junior Brenau music education major has no trouble capturing her audience’s attention with her elegant ethereal voice. “One thing I love about music is how I feel when I’m singing with other people,” Lathem said. “All […]

Participants in the Spring Showcase of the Arts show off their large print of a goddess

Spring Showcase of the Arts highlights CAD programs

Apr 26, 2022

Brenau’s Center for the Arts & Design held its first Spring Showcase of the Arts on Friday, April 22, with students, alumni and faculty. High school students from North Forsyth, Gainesville and Chestatee also joined in on the fun, watching a student-led dance performance and participating in printmaking, needle felting and pottery glazing. “We have […]

Brenau Voices: Massimo Bellew

Apr 12, 2022

From Italy to Brenau Massimo Bellew has started his journey to the entertainment industry  While stuck at his home in Florence, Italy, recovering from COVID-19, Massimo Bellew decided he needed to make a radical change in his life — move across the world and attend Brenau. “Florence has a long history, and I think growing […]

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Brenau Voices: Valentina Pabon

Mar 28, 2022

‘Here, I’m someone.’ Cheered on by her teammates, coach and brother, who traveled from Florida to see her, Valentina Pabon stepped onto the tennis court, racket in hand. Even though she felt the pressure of playing the last match of the day, Pabon was in her element, neck-in-neck with her opponent. The match moved into […]

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New group of Panamanian students arrives at Brenau

Mar 25, 2022

Brenau University welcomed a new cohort of Panamanian students in March through the partnership with the Institute for the Development of Human Resources (IFARHU), Panama’s financial aid agency.  Students are chosen through a highly selective process emphasizing academic merit and financial need for the five-year program, which includes a year of college readiness followed by […]

Medical Scholars worked together during their last day activity, a zombie apocalypse

(Michael Lowe/Brenau University)

Braaaains!: Medical Scholars take on zombie outbreak in program finale

Mar 22, 2022

The Brenau University Medical Scholars Program wrapped up its 2021-22 academic year on Friday, March 18, with a scavenger hunt, “zombie outbreak” and graduation ceremony for participating high school students on the historic Gainesville campus. The event, which has become an annual tradition to end the program year, involved a simulated outbreak in the Fitness […]

Runners in the 2022 Dempsey Dash

Dozens dash through Brenau campus for annual 5K fundraiser

Mar 17, 2022

132 people signed up to run through Brenau University’s historic Gainesville campus and the surrounding area as part of the annual Dempsey Dash 5K and 1K fun run on Saturday, March 12. Proceeds from the run support the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund. The fund was established after an anonymous gift in 2014 for […]

The Brownie Girl Scouts get to work on the Potter badge

Brownie troop gets potter badge with Brenau art department

Mar 14, 2022

Members of Girl Scout Brownie Troop 11917 recently earned their potter badges with the help of Brenau University’s Center for the Arts & Design. During the first of the two classes, held Feb. 12 and 26 in Simmons Visual Arts Center on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus, the scouts learned about clay and then had the […]

Brenau Voices: Rynna Kidd

Mar 14, 2022

How this teacher and double Brenau graduate found her strength after waking up from a coma After recovering from a traumatic head injury, Rynna Kidd was told by her specialist that she would never graduate from college. Today, Kidd is nearly 24 years into her education career and three years away from receiving her doctorate […]

Brenau Voices: Xu "Lilac" Kanjun

Brenau Voices: Xu “Lilac” Kanjun

Mar 01, 2022

Xu “Lilac” Kanjun is painting her future’s canvas at Brenau Living thousands of miles away from her home, family and friends in China, Xu “Lilac” Kanjun is forging her own path at Brenau University.  The senior interior design major is finishing her senior year on the historic Gainesville campus, along with nine other Chinese students […]

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Fashion students hold Tutu Tuesday fundraiser

Feb 22, 2022

The Brenau Fashion Network held a Tutu Tuesday fundraiser on Tuesday, Feb. 22, to support the upcoming Brenau Fashion Show.  The event took place in the Yonah Lobby, where guests could purchase one tutu for $12 or two for $22. It was also an opportunity for volunteers to sign up to help with the annual […]

Jonathan Thomas in dance studio.

Brenau Voices: Jonathan Thomas

Jan 21, 2022

This student is finding his purpose through dance When Jonathan Thomas learned his first dance routine his sophomore year of high school, something sparked within him. The then football player said he was asked to dance in a production of “Cinderella,” thinking he’d be used only to lift female dancers. After learning a few turns […]

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Brenau Dance Department receives donation from Gainesville Newcomers Club

Dec 14, 2021

Brenau’s Dance Department received a $1,600 donation from the Gainesville Newcomers Club during the university’s Evening of Dance student choreography concert on Nov. 5. The donation will go toward students’ travel costs and fees for the American College Dance Association Conference at Florida State University on March 12-15. This year, 30 students will attend the […]

Aisa Goforth, BUGS president

Brenau Voices: Aisa Goforth

Dec 02, 2021

Aisa Goforth, BUGS’ president who has a knack for gardening If you’ve visited Brenau’s garden, you’ve probably seen Aisa Goforth.  Each week, the senior interior design major can be found hunched over, hands in the dirt,  tending to the tomatoes, okra, strawberries and other blossoming plants within the fenced space.  “It’s a lot of fun […]

Kellsey Kloker, OT graduate

Brenau Voices: Kellsey Kloker

Nov 19, 2021

Inspired by her sister, this OT student strives to change lives By her senior year of high school, Kellsey Kloker knew what she wanted to do with her life — become an occupational therapist.  “I have a little sister (Shannon) who has special needs,” Kloker said. “She has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome. She’s definitely my inspiration for […]

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Dan Akee, WWII Veteran, Navajo Code Talker, Diné Nation, talks with members of the Dishchii' Bikoh' Apache Group from Cibecue, Arizona. -- Grand Canyon National Park, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Nov 11, 2021

November is Native American Heritage Month and while enjoying the change of seasons, we encourage you to take a moment to reflect on the rich culture, traditions, history, significant contributions and sacrifices of Native Americans. To celebrate these remarkable people, consider visiting one of these places: The Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North […]

Brenau students write encouraging letters to community members in need as a part of the Women's College GOLDen Grams initiative.

Brightening lives one GOLDen Gram at a time

Nov 04, 2021

With the stroke of a brush and a few kind words, Brenau students, faculty and staff are making the season a little brighter for those in need this Thanksgiving. The Women’s College GOLD Program recently relaunched its GOLDen Grams community-based service initiative with plans to distribute 300-500 letters to Meals on Wheels recipients during the […]

Dhara Patel, a student in Brenau's occupational therapy program, helps attendees at the Caregiver Assistance and Resource Event (CARE) Fair. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Occupational therapy students gain experience and confidence while assisting at health fair

Sep 16, 2021

Students from Brenau University’s Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program offered their services to attendees at the Caregiver Assistance and Resource Event (CARE) Fair on Sept. 10-11 at Sexton Hall Enrichment Center in Cumming, Georgia. During the event, which was hosted by Forsyth County Senior Services, students provided balance screenings for attendees mostly in their […]

Students in The Women's College of Brenau University take a selfie with mascot HJ during the GOLDen Picnic on Sept. 8. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The Women’s College holds GOLDen Picnic celebration

Sep 13, 2021

On Wednesday, Sept. 8, The Women’s College of Brenau University held a GOLDen Picnic at the amphitheatre on Brenau’s historic campus. The picnic was part of the “L” year, which focuses on leadership, in The Women’s College’s GOLD Program. This follows the “G” year dedicated to gender awareness and the “O” year, which was about […]

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Juneteenth celebrations in metro Atlanta

Jun 10, 2021

Juneteenth Festival at Stone Mountain Village In-person Saturday, June 19, from 6-9 p.m. Plans include a festival on Main Street featuring local dignitaries, live music, choirs, vendors, African drummers and dancers, a cultural exhibit and fireworks. For more information, send an email to juneteenth@stonemountaincity.org. Find the event on Facebook and Eventbrite. Atlanta History Center Virtual […]