Program Recognizes Three Veteran Nurses Including Brenau Director Dina Hewett

Feb 16, 2018

Three women who all share a passion for improving health care and the health of the people they serve were recognized for their excellence on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the program titled Masters in the Art of Nursing: Healers among us. Presented by Brenau University and the Featherbone Communiversity, the eighth annual Masters in the […]

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Golden Tigers Lacrosse Team Begins Inaugural Season with Home Opener Friday Night in Gainesville, Georgia

Feb 09, 2018

The Brenau University lacrosse team opened its inaugural season on Friday, Feb. 9, against Georgetown (Kentucky) College in front of an excited crowd at Bobby Gruhn Field at City Park in Gainesville, Georgia. Though they lost to the Georgetown Tigers, Coach Emily DeJiacomo said she was proud of the Golden Tigers in their first game. […]

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Education Majors Help Local First-Graders Publish Picture Book

Feb 08, 2018

The seventh edition of “Tiger Tales” is underway at Fair Street International Academy in Gainesville, Georgia, with the help of education majors from Brenau University. Lisa McCoy, assistant professor in the College of Education, and her Brenau students are helping first-graders at Fair Street publish “Tiger Tales,” a book full of their own stories and […]

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New Lacrosse Team to Open Season Friday, Feb. 9

Feb 07, 2018

The new Brenau University lacrosse team will open its inaugural season on Friday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at Bobby Gruhn Field at City Park, 898 Longstreet Circle in Gainesville. There are 37 teams playing women’s lacrosse in the 2017-2018 school year in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), of which Brenau is a […]

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Brenau Adds Coveted Degree Program in Costuming for Film and Theater

Jan 31, 2018

Beginning in fall 2018, Brenau University will offer a degree program in costuming for film and theater, which professors and students say is perfectly tailored to the university’s abilities and Georgia’s growing film industry. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges acknowledged that the new program does not require a protracted approval […]

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Science Education Students Get Field Experience Testing Water Quality at Lake Lanier

Oct 30, 2017

The proximity of Brenau University’s Gainesville campus to nearby Lake Lanier, the largest lake in the state with nearly 700 miles of shoreline, provides endless learning opportunities for students. Karen Henman, associate professor of science education, took advantage of this opportunity during the fall semester when she took her PS105, or science concepts, class to […]

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Grrrl PowHER Hour Speaker Invites Students to ‘Step into Somebody Else’s Story’

Oct 27, 2017

Brenau University students heard powerful stories during the fourth annual Grrrl PowHER Hour Thursday, Oct. 26, in Pearce Auditorium. Keynote speaker Rachel McGowan, program director of I AM THAT GIRL in Santa Monica, California, challenged the Women’s College students to think about themselves in an open, new way and to be authentic to themselves. “I […]

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Student-Athletes Partner with Boys & Girls Clubs for National Fitness Day

Oct 24, 2017

Brenau University has long partnered with the local Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier, but the university took the cooperation to a new level on Friday, Oct. 13, bringing dozens of children to campus for the first time. “It’s National Fitness Day for the Boys and Girls Clubs, so that’s where the idea for this […]

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‘The Jungle Book’ Wows in Pearce Auditorium

Oct 24, 2017

From Sept. 28 to Oct. 7 visitors to Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium on the historic Gainesville campus were treated to the story of the Man-cub Mowgli in deepest, darkest India and his funny, faithful friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. The Jungle Book was presented by WonderQuest, written by Rudyard Kipling and adapted […]

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Brenau Participates in Statewide Tennis Day

Oct 12, 2017

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared Tuesday, Oct. 3, the second annual Tennis Day in Georgia, and Brenau University was part of the celebration. The statewide observance gave programs an opportunity to share tennis with communities across the state. The Northeast Georgia Tennis Association held its Tennis Apprentice Program at Brenau, where it teaches tennis to […]

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Teachers Top Brenau Alumni Honor Roll – But There’s a Little Detective Work Involved, Too

Oct 04, 2017

Brenau University’s 2017-18 crop of alumni award winners and Hall of Fame inductees focused heavily on graduates who have spent their lives teaching children – along with a retired Atlanta police detective who helped crack one of the city’s most sensational murder cases and a former FBI agent whose career in counterintelligence at times sounded […]

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Honors Students Take Part in Empty Bowl Lunch Fundraiser

Sep 26, 2017

Each fall, the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hosts its biggest fundraiser of the year, and Brenau University lends a hand to the nonprofit’s effort. The Empty Bowl Lunch was held Tuesday, Sept. 26, at First Baptist Church in Gainesville, where guests enjoyed bowls of soup and salad and picked up an empty bowl of their […]

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‘Precious and Valuable:’ Students Sign Honor Code at Fall Convocation

Sep 01, 2017

Brenau University students, faculty and administrators braved intermittent afternoon downpours Thursday, Aug. 31, to gather in Pearce Auditorium for Fall Formal Convocation, where Provost Jim Eck challenged the students to live up to the university’s honor code. “My expectation of Brenau faculty and students is that our university will adhere to principles of academic integrity,” […]

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Gainesville Campus Welcomes Record 398 New Students

Aug 24, 2017

Mothers hugged their daughters, fathers and brothers unloaded the cars, and a record number of new members of the Brenau University Golden Tigers family were registered Wednesday for the start of the 2017-18 academic year. This is the traditional “move-in” day at the 139-year-old Women’s College, which represents about a third of the total enrollment […]

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Incoming Freshmen Get Early Peeks at Brenau University Gainesville Campus

Jul 20, 2017

Incoming freshman Moira Weigel traveled furthest to attend Brenau University’s Early Registration on Monday, July 17, driving almost 1,200 miles from her home in Beresford, South Dakota, with her father. She chose Brenau University for its renowned theater program. “I was looking at schools all around the country. I was impressed and decided I wanted […]

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RISE Program Celebrates 120 Student Participants in Commencement Ceremony

Jul 10, 2017

Children in the Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience, RISE, program graduated Friday, July 14, at Fair Street International Academy among friends, family and their summer camp teachers. “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with these students the last six weeks,” said Chelsey Brown, 2016 graduate of Brenau University Women’s College and one of […]

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Three Track & Field Athletes Compete at NAIA Nationals

May 30, 2017

Gulf Shores, Ala. – Ismaelle Occeus could not have been in a tougher spot. The Brenau senior had just one more attempt in the triple jump Friday night at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships after fouling on her first two tries. Among the 24 entrants, only nine would advance and get three more […]

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Brenau Partners with Local School to Help Students Write, Illustrate Published Book

May 17, 2017

A second-grader at Fair Street International Academy declared Tuesday the “best day ever” after her classmates received the fruits of their labors: Lucile Shows Kindness: Tiger Tales from Fair Street Elementary, a book full of their own stories and illustrations. The perfect-bound, hardcover publication was made possible through a partnership with Brenau University’s College of […]

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Brenau Graduation Confers More Advanced Graduate Degrees than Undergrad Diplomas

May 06, 2017

Celebrating its spring commencement Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, 139-year-old Brenau University continued an increasing trend at the institution as it conferred more advanced graduate degrees than undergraduate diplomas. “More than half of the graduates of Brenau during this 2016-17 academic year were graduate students,” said President Ed Schrader. “These are folks that have already […]

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Radio Personality Kirsten Winquist Tells Women’s College Graduates that Chasing Dreams Requires ‘Grunt Work’

May 05, 2017

Kirsten Winquist, a voice of Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, told the members of the 2017 Brenau University Women’s College graduating class to be willing to “do the grunt work” to build the life they want. “You’ve probably been told a dozen times to follow your passion,” Winquist said in her May 5 commencement address. “But […]

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