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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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