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Shannon Charles, center smiles to her daughter Allie after she was pinned by her daugher, her husband Bradley and son Landon during the School of Nursing pinning ceremony at Brenau University Thurdsay, May 2.

Shannon Charles, center smiles to her daughter Allie after she was pinned by her daugher, her husband Bradley and son Landon during the School of Nursing pinning ceremony at Brenau University Thurdsay, May 2.

Brenau University Sends 65 New Nurses Off Into The World

May 13, 2013

The Brenau University nursing school’s annual pinning ceremony took place in Pearce Auditorium on the Gainesville campus, Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 6 p.m. The ceremony, an over 50 year old tradition, welcomed 65 new nurses into the fold while over 700 faculty, family and friends looked on from the historic auditorium. Keeta Wilborn, director of the […]

From left, Anna Maness, Taylor Shrader and Lauren Parten move their tassels over their mortarboards signifying that they have graduatted. The seniors on the Golden Tiger softball team could not attend the Women's College graduation last Friday because they were competing in the Southern States Athletetic Conference Tournament in Columbus, Ga.

From left, Anna Maness, Taylor Shrader and Lauren Parten move their tassels over their mortarboards signifying that they have graduatted. The seniors on the Golden Tiger softball team could not attend the Women's College graduation last Friday because they were competing in the Southern States Athletetic Conference Tournament in Columbus, Ga.

Brenau University Holds Special Women’s College Commencement For Softball team Members

May 07, 2013

Six members of the Brenau University Golden Tigers softball team missed their graduation ceremony last weekend because they were off playing in the Southern States Athletic Conference tournament. So Brenau threw them another ceremony today – with all the academic regalia, pomp and circumstance as the original ceremony. “It was the least that we could […]

Christina Hamlin, looks to her husband Damian as her daughter Melia adjusts her mortarboard.

Christina Hamlin, looks to her husband Damian as her daughter Melia adjusts her mortarboard.

Political Commentator Eleanor Clift Challenges Brenau University Graduates To Embrace Change And Opportunity

May 04, 2013

World-shaping politics, ‘the best and worst of human behavior,’ means hard-won rights can be easily lost GAINESVILLE, Ga., May 4, 2013 – Eleanor Clift, one of America’s foremost political columnist and commentators, told Brenau University graduates Saturday to take advantage of the enormous opportunities the world affords them but cautioned them to be prepared to […]

Lovely Daniels, right, throws her arms up in celebration after she and the rest of the 2013 Brenau University Women's College graduates moved their tassels across their hats signifying that they have graduated.

Lovely Daniels, right, throws her arms up in celebration after she and the rest of the 2013 Brenau University Women's College graduates moved their tassels across their hats signifying that they have graduated.

Anne-Marie Slaughter Challenges Brenau University Women To Use ‘Hearts And Heads’ To Forge Fulfilling Lives

May 03, 2013

The former U.S. State Department’s top foreign policy planning expert says that by taking sometimes scary risks of choosing ‘caregiving over breadwinning and love over money’ women might actually be able to have it all. GAINESVILLE, Ga., May 3, 2013 ­– Anne-Marie Slaughter, the former top State Department foreign policy planning leader who shocked Washington […]

Crews from Carroll Daniel Construction take down part of the mezzanine at the Brenau Downtown Center, formerly Georgia Mountains Center on Monday, April 1, 2013. The former arena will be converted into a two level space that will houseBrenau University's expanded graduate degree programs in physical therapy and other health sciences.

Crews from Carroll Daniel Construction take down part of the mezzanine at the Brenau Downtown Center, formerly Georgia Mountains Center on Monday, April 1, 2013. The former arena will be converted into a two level space that will houseBrenau University's expanded graduate degree programs in physical therapy and other health sciences.

Construction Begins at Downtown Center

Apr 15, 2013

Demolition is nearing an end and construction is underway on the new home of Brenau University’s expanded graduate degree programs in physical therapy and other health sciences, the Brenau Downtown Center. The project is estimated to wrap up around six months from now. Crews from Carroll Daniel Construction and local sub-contractors started demo work on the […]

May Queen Eleanor Kahn, center, laughs as she sits in between Princess Christina Evans, left, and Prince Ty Parker, right, during the May Queen ceremony on the front lawn of Brenau's historic Gainesville campus during the May Day festivities of Alumnae Reunion Weekend Saturday, April 13, 2013.

May Queen Eleanor Kahn, center, laughs as she sits in between Princess Christina Evans, left, and Prince Ty Parker, right, during the May Queen ceremony on the front lawn of Brenau's historic Gainesville campus during the May Day festivities of Alumnae Reunion Weekend Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Expanded Reunion Weekend and ‘May Day’ Activities Draw Hundreds to Brenau Gainesville Campus April 12-14

Apr 12, 2013

In a traditional showcase for spring millinery, more than 300 Brenau Women’s College and Brenau Academy alumnae plus families and friends converged on the Brenau University campus  Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, the annual day of class reunions and the “May Day” celebration for current students. The weekend marked the return to inductions for the […]

A model wearing an outtfit from Brenau fashion merchandising student Candice Jenkin's line 'Freedom' stirkes a pose at the end of the catwalk in the historic Pearce Auditorium on Brenau University's Gainesville campus.

A model wearing an outtfit from Brenau fashion merchandising student Candice Jenkin's line 'Freedom' stirkes a pose at the end of the catwalk in the historic Pearce Auditorium on Brenau University's Gainesville campus.

Brenau Collaborative Fashion Show

Apr 11, 2013

The 2013 Brenau Collaborative Fashion Show wowed audiences with the works of three senior fashion design students, Amanda Maddox with her collection Gehenna, Candice Jenkins with Freedom and Junjun Tong with Motion & Memory, presented in the historic Pearce Auditorium on the university’s Gainesville campus. The lines showcased were the product of the students capstone course […]

From left, Brenau University's Diamond Als, Mycharia Spurling, Megan Smith and Hannah Scheel pose as Fair Street language arts teacher Michelle Daily takes their picture. The Brenau student teachers helped Daily's class compile their thoughts into stories for the Tiger Tales books that were published with a grant and given to the students.

From left, Brenau University's Diamond Als, Mycharia Spurling, Megan Smith and Hannah Scheel pose as Fair Street language arts teacher Michelle Daily takes their picture. The Brenau student teachers helped Daily's class compile their thoughts into stories for the Tiger Tales books that were published with a grant and given to the students.

Tiger Tales

Apr 01, 2013

The students in Michelle Daily’s 4th grade language arts class now have a treasure that they can keep for years to come — a copy of Tiger Tales. Pre-service teachers at Brenau University helped students at Fair Street Elementary organize their ideas and compile them into short stories that were then published by Mountain Projects […]

Brenau's Taylor Savage, center, talks with kids at the Boys and Girls CLub of America about the importance of sportsmanship after her group played a racing game during a field day event on Monday, March 25. The Brenau Atheletes spent some time with the kids as part of the NAIA Champions of Character initiative that promotes integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership among the associations coaches and players.

Brenau's Taylor Savage, center, talks with kids at the Boys and Girls CLub of America about the importance of sportsmanship after her group played a racing game during a field day event on Monday, March 25. The Brenau Athletes spent some time with the kids as part of the NAIA Champions of Character initiative that promotes integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership among the associations coaches and players.

Having a Field Day

Mar 25, 2013

The NAIA Champions of Character program promotes five core values- integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership- to help both coaches and players support character building, in and out of competition. The department took athletes from each team and spent two hours with approximately 200 elementary school aged boys and girls. Each team created one […]

From left, Gabriel Lopez, Jeff Akana and Cody Otero preform 'Der G artner' by Brahms in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, March 18, 2013.

From left, Gabriel Lopez, Jeff Akana and Cody Otero preform 'Der G artner' by Brahms in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, March 18, 2013.

Bach, Brahms, Bernstein

Mar 20, 2013

On Monday, March 18 the Brenau University Vocal Chamber Ensemble filled the lobby of John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts with the sounds of Bach, Brahms, Bernstein from the winding staircases to a close and intimate crowd. The vocal group’s performance covered material spanning centuries of musical development. Conductor and Brenau University professor Bobby Ivey […]

Junior Lea Mason gives a hug after receiving her certificate and pin during the Phi Kappa Phi initiation ceremony on March 14, 2013 in Pearce Auditorium.

Junior Lea Mason gives a hug after receiving her certificate and pin during the Phi Kappa Phi initiation ceremony on March 14, 2013 in Pearce Auditorium.

Phi Kappa Phi Initiation Ceremony

Mar 19, 2013

The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society initiated 79 new members into the 301st Chapter on Thursday, March 14 to an intimate crowd of family and friends in the Pearce Auditorium on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus. The new inductees included four faculty and staff members, 42 graduate students, nine seniors and 24 juniors. The Brenau Chapter began […]

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World’s Largest Golden Tiger Sculpture Arrives on Brenau University Campus

Mar 08, 2013

Although its creator says he will not claim with certainty that the bronze piece is the largest in the world, one pretty big statue of a golden tiger arrived Friday on the Brenau University campus. The bronze, a gift of North Carolina philanthropist Irwin “Ike” Belk, represents the university’s Golden Tiger mascot. As something of […]

Elizabeth Robinson, left, laughs as Lizzie Farr drews pictures on the board during a stop motion workshop.

Elizabeth Robinson, left, laughs as Lizzie Farr drews pictures on the board during a stop motion workshop.

The 2013 Young Women’s Art and Design Exhibition

Mar 06, 2013

Students who entered the Women’s State High School Art and Design Competition flocked to  Brenau’s Gainesville campus Monday, Feb 18 to see the exhibition, participate in various workshops and attend the awards ceremony where faculty doled out more than $40,000 in Brenau scholarships and $1000 in cash prizes. The women-only event featured selected works in […]

Portia Burns, Gainesville Middle School choral director, Brenau alumna and director of the Brenau Gospel Choir, directs the 5th Grade Honor Chorus to the stage in Pearce Auditorium.

Portia Burns, Gainesville Middle School choral director, Brenau alumna and director of the Brenau Gospel Choir, directs the 5th Grade Honor Chorus to the stage in Pearce Auditorium.

Third Annual 5th Grade Honor Chorus

Feb 13, 2013

The Brenau University Music Department and the Gainesville City Schools System Choral Department hosted the third Annual 5th Grade Honor Chorus on Feb. 12 on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus. The 5th graders’ day of work culminated in a free, open-to-the-public concert in Pearce Auditorium at 5 p.m. Students from Centennial Arts Academy, Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, […]

Mistress of Ceremonies and Brenau alumna, Tracy Vaden Moore, lives out her dream of singing in front of an audience as the contestants prepare for the awards portion of the show. "Imagine this is a hair brush, Moore said before belting out Bonnie Taylor's "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

Mistress of Ceremonies and Brenau alumna, Tracy Vaden Moore, lives out her dream of singing in front of an audience as the contestants prepare for the awards portion of the show. "Imagine this is a hair brush, Moore said before belting out Bonnie Taylor's "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

Miss Brenau 2013

Feb 12, 2013

This year the Miss Brenau scholarship competition turned 75-years-old and to celebrate the grande finale of the competition was held to a packed house in Peace Auditorium. Misress of Ceremonies and Brenau alumna, Tracy Vaden Moore, led the enthusiastic crowd throughout the evening’s entertainment which included a slideshow, a video of thoughts from Judy Huston […]

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Auidence members take to the stage in Peace Auditorium to check out Brenau's new Steinway piano after Ben Leaptrott's faculty recital.

Leaptrott Trio And Steinway Piano

Feb 11, 2013

Tuesday, Feb. 5 Brenau music professor and pianist Ben Leaptrott gave the university’s new Steinway piano it’s inaugural performance during his faculty recital with the Leaptrott Trio and other guests. Brenau leased the piano to kick-start its ongoing fundraising effort to become an “All-Steinway School,” which Leaptrott says will provide the next generation of musicians coming through Brenau with […]

Students and faculty cheer as the Brenau Gospel Choir finishes its performance during the 2013 Winter Convocation in the Pearce Auditorium.

Students and faculty cheer as the Brenau Gospel Choir finishes its performance during the 2013 Winter Convocation in the Pearce Auditorium.

2013 Winter Convocation, Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 24, 2013

The Brenau Gospel Choir and the Tau Sigma Dance Fraternity energized the crowd in Pearce auditorium before keynote speaker Lorna Maloney, an attorney from Baltimore, Md., arrived at the podium. Maloney spoke from personal experience and encouraged students to “dream with a vision and live with a purpose,” the theme of this year’s convocation. “What […]

Psychology Shainie Cox looks to her friends as she poses for a picture during the Student Activity Board Snow Globe event in theYonah Dining Hall Monday, Jan. 7. The event kicked off the S.A.B.'s Unity Week that gives students events to go to and welcome back from winter break. (Nick Dentamaro/Brenau University)

Psychology Shainie Cox looks to her friends as she poses for a picture during the Student Activity Board Snow Globe event in theYonah Dining Hall Monday, Jan. 7. The event kicked off the S.A.B.'s Unity Week that gives students events to go to and welcome back from winter break. (Nick Dentamaro/Brenau University)

Campus Unity Week Begins with Custom Snow Globes

Jan 07, 2013

To kick off Campus Unity Week the Student Activities Board hosted a custom snow globe event Monday in the Yonah Dinning Hall. S.A.B. Director Mycharia Spurling said the week of events is meant to welcome back students returning from winter break. Spurling said events like this are important to the student community and that the […]

Ben Leaptrott and Ike VanMeter, of Steinway Piano Galleries in Alpharetta, Ga., watch the unloading of Brenau's new nine foot Steinway Model D Concert Grand Tuesday, Dec. 4. (Nick Dentamaro/Brenau University)

Ben Leaptrott and Ike VanMeter, of Steinway Piano Galleries in Alpharetta, Ga., watch the unloading of Brenau's new nine foot Steinway Model D Concert Grand Tuesday, Dec. 4. (Nick Dentamaro/Brenau University)

First All-Steinway Initiative Piano Arrives at Brenau

Dec 05, 2012

Number 481, a handmade Steinway & Son’s Model D Concert Grand piano, arrived at Brenau University Dec. 4 – the first in a new collection that will help Brenau gain the prestigious distinction as an “All-Steinway School.” The concert grand, destined for use in historic Pearce Auditorium, is the first acquisition in the $1.5 million […]

Anna K Frisk holds the sign she made for her AS100 class' peace in Gaza rally Wednesday afternoon outside of Yonah dining hall. "It is strengthening no matter what you stand up for." Frisk said about participating in the rally. "If you're standing up for something you do believe in you're going to be uplifted; like a power high."(Nick Dentamaro/Brenau University)

Anna K Frisk holds the sign she made for her AS100 class' peace in Gaza rally Wednesday afternoon outside of Yonah dining hall. "It is strengthening no matter what you stand up for." Frisk said about participating in the rally. "If you're standing up for something you do believe in you're going to be uplifted; like a power high."(Nick Dentamaro/Brenau University)

A Rally for Peace in Gaza at Brenau

Dec 05, 2012

Students in Dr. Ken Frank’s AS100 class took to the campus Wednesday, Nov. 28., to rally for peace in the Gaza Strip. Frank used the demonstration to give the students some first hand experience with the lessons in civil disobedience they are learning in class. “It takes everything we’ve learned in this class and puts […]