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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#2 Golden Tigers Softball Sweeps Four in SSAC Tournament for First Conference Championships

Apr 29, 2017

Brenau Defeats Mobile to Capture SSAC Softball Tournament Championship By Jerry Felts DECATUR, Ala. (April 29, 2017) – Brenau University freshman pitcher Kathleen Daniel was questionable to take the mound before the Southern States Athletic Conference softball tournament championship game Saturday afternoon in Decatur, Alabama. Daniel, the league’s freshman, pitcher and player of the year, […]

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Brenau Keeps ‘Never Less than First’ Record Alive with Fifth Straight SSAC Conference Championship

Apr 24, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. – The Brenau University track and field team accumulated 233 points to win decisively its fifth consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference Women’s Track & Field Championship in Mobile, Alabama, on Saturday, April 22. The five-year-old team has never failed to capture a conference championship. Heavily favored going into the meet on the neutral […]

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Golden Tigers Softball is First Undefeated Team in SSAC Conference Play with Sweep of Coastal Georgia

Apr 21, 2017

The Brenau University Golden Tigers softball team on Friday became the first program to go undefeated in the Southern States Athletic Conference regular season with a doubleheader sweep of the College of Coastal Georgia at Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park. The doubleheader also gave Golden Tigers freshman Eli Daniel of Locust Grove, Georgia, two more […]

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Brenau Celebrates First Season at Athletics Park by Clinching SSAC Title and No. 2 NAIA Spot

Apr 18, 2017

Just as Kay Grindle Ivester threw out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday at the athletics park named for her father, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics released its latest poll with the Brenau University Golden Tigers softball team moving up one spot to No. 2 in the nation. Seven innings later behind solid pitching of […]

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Even on a Chilly Early April Morning, Brenau Alumnae Warm at Traditional ‘May Day’ Reunion

Apr 08, 2017

More than 200 Brenau University Women’s College alumnae returned to their historic campus this weekend to keep alive the tradition that dates to the early days of the 139-year-old institution of celebrating May Day on the college’s usually azalea-ringed front lawn – never mind that the late frost this year nipped the azaleas in the […]

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