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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‘Dare Stone’ Highlighted in Second Two-hour History Channel Program

Mar 29, 2017

Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven premiered nationally on March 26. The program focuses on the university’s decision to “reopen the case” on whether the Dare Stone contains key information about the fate of survivors of The Lost Colony of Roanoke. For the second time in two years, History Channel broadcast a two-hour special […]

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C.S. Lewis and Wife Joy Davidman Works Discussed at Two-Day Summit

Mar 27, 2017

The lives and works of one of the most notable British authors and his influential poet wife were discussed Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, in a two-day program called “Love Letters to Jack, Love Letters to God: an Exploration of the Works of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis.” The two-day symposium, hosted by Brenau University […]

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Annual Symposium Highlights Student, Faculty Research Efforts

Mar 27, 2017

The 2017 Brenau University Research Symposium Friday, March 24, covered issues ranging from demographics in the Mediterranean to childhood obesity rates in Gainesville, Georgia. Every spring for the past six years, Brenau students and faculty showcased the university’s continuously growing focus on research. At this year’s symposium, 114 undergraduate, graduate and faculty participants presented 43 […]

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Brenau Hosts Fourth Annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium with All-Star Panel of Speakers

Mar 17, 2017

Brenau University students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered for conversations about the unique potential and challenges of women’s leadership Friday at the fourth annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium. The event, organized by Brenau Women’s College, was held in the Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts and included successful female […]

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Brenau Hosts Inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K in Honor of Late Executive Vice President

Mar 11, 2017

More than 120 runners, spectators and supporters gathered at the Brenau University Amphitheatre on Saturday morning for the inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K, celebrating the memory of the university’s longtime Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, who died May 2, 2014. Proceeds from the event benefit the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides […]

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Brenau Raises Money to Help Opponent William Carey After Tornado Hits Campus

Feb 21, 2017

The Brenau University Golden Tigers basketball team, in a gesture of sportsmanship, presented its opponent William Carey University of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a check for $611 following a Jan. 21 tornado that caused extensive damage to William Carey’s campus. The presentation was made Saturday, Feb. 18, on Senior Day for the Golden Tigers, after a 68-64 […]

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Brenau and UNG Partnership, Gainesville Theatre Alliance, Presents ‘Godspell’

Feb 15, 2017

Brenau’s theater partnership with the University of North Georgia, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, presents a musical retelling of the gospel of Matthew in Godspell Feb. 14-25 in the Hosch Theatre at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University. A classic of the American musical theatre repertoire, Godspell is one of the first successful endeavors of Stephen Schwartz. […]

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Softball Takes Full Home Field Advantage with Doubleheader Sweep

Feb 10, 2017

Golden Tigers Inaugurate New Athletics Park with 9-0 and 9-1 Victories over visiting Talladega College Tornadoes By Karen Rosen Brenau University junior Mackenzie Oliver Mullis has scored plenty of runs in her softball career, but she had even more reason to celebrate crossing home plate Friday afternoon. “It’s a whole different story knowing it’s our […]

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