Brenau 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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‘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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Reception celebrates Graham Arader Arts & Science Collaborative

Oct 04, 2019

Written by Nichole Rawlings The Arader Art Fund at Brenau University, established through a partnership with Graham Arader, is a growing initiative to support the acquisition of natural history artwork and its integration into the undergraduate curriculum. Since its development in late 2018, the fund has helped to bring over 350 works to campus. The […]

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The Women’s College first-year students participate in Golden Ticket Ceremony

Sep 20, 2019

As part of The Women’s College’s new GOLD Program, first-year students took part in Brenau’s first Golden Ticket Ceremony. Students lined up to receive a golden necklace and their ticket, which included a list of their Gold Team of advisors and instructors and community connection events at Brenau. The ceremony was held Wednesday, Sept. 18, […]

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The Women’s College hosts book reading from author Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

Sep 10, 2019

At the close of the 20th century, decades before the Civil Rights Movement or the Voting Rights Act, three sisters attended what was then known as Brenau College. Each of them would face their family heritage as Georgia slave-owning, white supremacists differently, becoming unique pieces of social, sexual and cultural history. The story of Grace, […]

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Students enjoy Bill Haney’s extracurricular workshop on honeybees

Sep 03, 2019

A group of students from Rudi Kiefer’s science classes got a rare treat Saturday, Aug. 31, when Kiefer took them to Wauka Mountain for a workshop in beekeeping. William Haney, professor of business administration, tends to beehives and produces honey on his property in Clermont, Georgia. “I added a demonstration hive that lets students observe […]

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Professor Jessi Shrout tells her Brenau story at annual fall convocation

Aug 29, 2019

Instead of trying to give an inspirational speech to faculty, staff and students at the Fall Formal Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 29, Jessi Shrout decided to tell her Brenau story. “I’ve watched videos on Youtube, read endless quotes and I’ve talked to quite a few inspirational people,” Shrout said. “In the end, I decided that […]

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Faculty, staff select names with help of Chinese students

Aug 28, 2019

Brenau University faculty and staff interacted with new students from the 2+2 program with Anhui Normal University in a special way on Thursday, Aug. 23, in the new Center for Chinese Culture & Language. Traditionally, Chinese students pick American names as they come to America for their studies, and this practice has been used by […]

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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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