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BSN class president Sarah Hodge unveils the nursing photos of her classmates. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau University honors newest nursing graduates with annual pinning ceremony

May 07, 2021

The Brenau University Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing held its annual pinning ceremony for senior undergraduate students on April 28 at the amphitheater on the Gainesville campus. “This pinning is that bridge from being a student to becoming a colleague and a nurse,” said Troy Heidesch, director of the school of nursing. “This is […]

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The Brenau softball team celebrates winning the AAC championship. (Cheryl Gray for Brenau University)

Brenau softball wins 2021 AAC tournament, punches ticket to NAIA postseason

May 03, 2021

Senior starting pitcher Cameron Dillard from Lawrenceville, Georgia, pitched a complete game while the Brenau University bats pounded out 12 hits to defeat Reinhardt University from Georgia 10-0 in five innings and capture the 2021 Appalachian Athletic Conference championship on Friday, April 30. Brenau entered the tournament as the eight seed and went 5-1 en […]

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Junior Tamia Francis reacts after finishing first in the 4x100 meter race. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau University wins 2021 outdoor track and field title

Apr 26, 2021

The Brenau track and field team used six first-place finishes and a host of other top performances to capture the 2021 Appalachian Athletic Conference Women’s Track and Field Championships on April 22-23. The squad amassed 188 points to outpace second place Columbia College in South Carolina by 37 points to win the program’s second Appalachian […]

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Savannah Jones puts on her white coat during the Physician Assistant Studies program ceremony. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Physician Assistant Studies program holds first white coat ceremony

Apr 23, 2021

The Brenau University Physician Assistant Studies program held its first white coat ceremony on March 26 at the Brenau Downtown Center. While the first ceremony looked differently without family members present, Julie Keena, chair of the Physician Assistant Studies program, and her team worked hard to make sure the students still had the opportunity to […]

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May Queen Amber Simmons watches as the rest of the May Court wraps the maypole during Brenau's Evening of Class. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau University’s Evening of Class highlights resilience of students in The Women’s College

Apr 22, 2021

Braving the cold and wind on Wednesday, April 21, students from The Women’s College of Brenau University gathered on the historic campus Front Lawn for Evening of Class, an event celebrating many of the traditions normally observed during Brenau’s annual Class Day and May Day. Like the traditional May Day celebration, which dates back to […]

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Sophia Casey elbow bumps with Brenau President Anne Skleder after receiving the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award during Brenau’s honors convocation. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau students honored at annual Honors Convocation

Apr 16, 2021

Brenau University recognized its students for their academic achievements during the annual spring Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 15, at the Amphitheatre on the Gainesville campus. The ceremony honors the top scholars of Brenau across all disciplines and recognizes the hard work of all students throughout the year. “I am so incredibly proud of each […]

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Students help build the peacock.

(Aisa Goforth/Brenau University)

Brenau students help create art at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Gainesville

Apr 01, 2021

Photos by Aisa Goforth and Kathryne Davis for Brenau University. On March 22-23, Brenau University students joined artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, known as the Myth Makers, as they added the finishing touches on their upcoming exhibition Wings of Wonder: Towering Works of Nature at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Gainesville. The outdoor installation, […]

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Chloe Bennett makes a card during the GOLDen Gram workshop.

The Women’s College helps community with new projects

Nov 25, 2020

The Women’s College of Brenau University’s GOLD Program recently initiated two community-based service projects, including a food drive and pen pal project. The food drive for the Salvation Army collected 10 bins full of canned goods, along with $300 in cash donations. Most of the collected food goes to the local bilingual pantry. Greek Life […]

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The Brenau soccer team celebrates scoring a goal.

Brenau University earns Champions of Character honor

Oct 07, 2020

For the 11th year in a row, Brenau University was named a Champions of Character Five Star institution by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Golden Tigers also achieved gold medal status for the second time in as many years. The 181 institutions on the list earned points in character training, character recognition, character […]

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Anna Feng, a student from China, carries a box of her things out of the Owens Student Center. Feng had to store her things on campus after Brenau transitioned to digital learning in the spring (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Students move onto Gainesville campus under new guidelines ahead of school year

Aug 18, 2020

Move-in day is an exciting time for Brenau students. Some are leaving home for the first time, while others are preparing for their final year as a university student. This year’s move-in day looked different from years past due to the safety measures to protect students and their families from COVID-19. Students were given an […]

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Screenshot for “Hesitate” Dance Comp 1 Prescribed Solo by Tiffany Kovash

Brenau Dance goes digital for outreach, academics

Apr 29, 2020

Even a global pandemic can’t stop Brenau from dancing — for a good cause, that is. On April 16-18, Brenau University’s Delta Eta Pi dance honor society and Department of Dance held a virtual dance marathon to benefit the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, whose mission is to address hunger, health and quality of life by […]

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Alexandria “Sheik” Nause smiling

Women’s College students celebrate 100 years of 19th Amendment

Feb 21, 2020

To celebrate 100 years since women received the right to vote, The Women’s College hosted a Roaring 20s themed party as part of the GOLD program on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Trustee Library. The library was filled with 1920s inspired food, mocktails and a place to make your own hat to honor the decade […]

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Three female actresses looking to the right of the photo with varied expressions during the play "The Bra and Panty Club" by Gay Hammond

From left, Brenau senior MJ Brashier, Brenau junior Katie Ivey and Ann Demling, theatre department chair and professor of theatre, in the inaugural run of Brenau associate professor of theatre Gay Hammond's "The Bra and Panty Club." The Gainesville Theatre Alliance show will run from Feb. 14-16 and Feb. 18-22 at the Ed Cabell Theatre on campus of the University of North Georgia in Oakwood. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Action! Gay Hammond’s ‘Bra and Panty Club’ discourages inertia

Feb 13, 2020

For her 40th play, Gay Hammond did something completely different. The associate professor of theatre at Brenau University has a knack for period pieces. She teaches period styles for actors, is trained as a classical actor, has written dozens of period plays including adaptations of Jane Austen, and considers older literature “sort of my thing,” […]

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Students perform Pippin

Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents ‘Pippin’

Feb 10, 2020

As part of the 2019-20 season, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance will be performing Pippin, the story of one man’s journey to be extraordinary, from Feb. 11-22 in Hosch Theatre. The young prince Pippin, heir to the Frankish throne, goes in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. A traveling troupe, led by Leading […]

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Dr. Anne Skleder works with middle school student

Faculty, staff volunteer at Junior Achievement Discovery Center

Jan 24, 2020

Sixth graders from Gainesville Middle School experienced a challenging day of running a business with the help of Brenau University faculty, staff and administrators, including President Anne Skleder, on Friday, Jan. 24, at Junior Achievement of Georgia’s The Mike & Lynn Cottrell JA Discovery Center at North Georgia. Known locally as JA BizTown, the facility […]

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Students dancing

Audience inspired to lead at annual MLK Jr. convocation

Jan 16, 2020

A moving performance from the Brenau University Department of Dance left the audience in Pearce Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 16, simultaneously uncomfortable and moved. Featuring student dancers, some of whom donned paper bags over their heads or signs with the names of real historic victims of lynchings, the performance was part of the annual Winter […]

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Mary Lou Frank

Professors continue work in mediation at home and overseas

Dec 19, 2019

Mary Lou Frank, Brenau adjunct psychology professor, had a busy 2019. Frank published a book earlier this year titled, The Mind of a Peacemaker: The Psychology of Mediation. Her book is the first on conflict resolution published by a psychologist. In addition, Frank and her husband, Ken, director of Brenau’s Conflict Resolution & Legal Studies […]

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Student carries large bags full of stuffed animals

Senior and PsyClub President Jessica Brannam gathers large bags of stuffed animals to bring into the Edmondson-Telford Child Advocacy Center. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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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Huimin "Anne" Ying, left, and Jingyuan "Samantha" Ye place decorations on a tree.

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 hang origami butterflies on trees

Students hang origami butterflies on trees in the lobby of the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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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