Third annual Dempsey Dash 5K draws more than 180 registered runners

Mar 11, 2019

Despite storms in the forecast, the third annual Dempsey Dash 5K and Fun Run went off without a hitch on Saturday, March 9, at Brenau University. The event celebrates the memory of Brenau’s long-time executive vice president and CFO, Wayne Dempsey, who died May 2, 2014, at 65. For the first time this year it […]

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Medical Scholars Program wraps up with ‘zombie outbreak’

Mar 08, 2019

The Brenau University Medical Scholars Program wrapped the 2018-2019 academic year with a full day of activities, including a graduation ceremony, campus scavenger hunt and “zombie outbreak.” The zombie game involves an outbreak in the Fitness Center at Brenau — with Brenau faculty, staff and students in the Ivester College of Health Sciences dressed and […]

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Department of Physical Therapy holds annual white coat ceremony

Feb 22, 2019

Brenau University held its annual white coat ceremony for incoming physical therapy students on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Brenau University Downtown Center. Dr. Heather Ross gave the welcome speech for the first time as the chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and spoke about what it’s like to be part of a new […]

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Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing holds white coat ceremony

Feb 20, 2019

Brenau University held a special white coat ceremony for its Family Nurse Practitioner and full-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing soon-to-be graduates on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Pearce Auditorium. The Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing holds a white coat ceremony annually for the upcoming graduates of the FNP program, but the 2019 ceremony was […]

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Swim team wins second-straight AAC Championship

Feb 11, 2019

The Brenau swim team earned12 first-place finishes to help clinch its second consecutive Appalachian Athletic Conference Swimming Championship on Saturday, Feb. 9. The Golden Tigers swim team now looks ahead to the 2019 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Swimming and Diving Championships from Feb. 27 to March 2 at the Columbus Aquatic Center in Columbus, […]

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Faculty, staff, students and friends tour ‘Infinity Mirrors’ at the High

Jan 25, 2019

The big news out of the Atlanta art scene toward the end of 2018 was that the High Museum of Art sold out its advanced tickets for “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” at a record pace. Thanks to Brenau’s Academic Affiliate Agreement with the High, the university had a limited number of tickets to a special […]

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Women’s College focuses on theme of ‘United Front’ at annual MLK Jr. Convocation

Jan 22, 2019

The 2019 winter convocation in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was held Thursday, Jan. 17, in Pearce Auditorium, a program which keynote speaker Victor Wilson called “powerful.” Wilson is vice president of student affairs at the University of Georgia. He spoke at the convocation, which is an annual tradition within the Women’s College […]

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Introducing the Class of 2022 Brenau Scholars

Jan 02, 2019

The Brenau Scholars Program recognizes those who, as the Brenau Ideal states, “find satisfaction in being rather than in seeming” and “find joy in doing rather than in dreaming.” The young women chosen for this program epitomize these standards, using their talents, ambition and brilliance daily to pursue their goals and to excel in academics, […]

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National Fitness Day

Nov 15, 2018

The Brenau University Athletic department celebrated National Fitness Day with the local Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier on Monday Oct. 30. Brenau coaches and athletes started by speaking about the five core values that the NAIA exhibits in the Champions of Character: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. Coaches and student athletes went […]

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Evening of Dance concert ‘Focus’

Nov 13, 2018

The Brenau Department of Dance presented their Evening of Dance concert Focus on Friday, Nov. 2-3, in Pearce Auditorium. There was an array of styles and nuances from emerging choreographers from the composition II course, as well as sophisticated choreography from senior Mary Rose Gibson. Joshua Blake Carter, who is originally from Atlanta but now […]

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Brenau students starring in sold out ‘Wizard of Oz’

Nov 12, 2018

Lucky ticket holders will rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat, featuring Brenau University students in the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Based on the beloved 1939 film that has been entertaining families for generations, Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is now reimagined for the stage. It is full of the familiar songs […]

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Annual Grrrl PowHER Hour followed by a surprise 140th birthday party

Oct 29, 2018

Every fall the Brenau University Women’s College hosts Grrrl PowHER Hour, an informal lunchtime convocation for students and the community. But this year, the event was followed by a special surprise. A “birthday party” celebrating the university’s 140th anniversary this academic year was held on the front lawn outside Pearce Auditorium, complete with games, prizes, […]

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Brenau hosts 16th annual Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament

Oct 17, 2018

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, Brenau University hosted its 16th annual Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament, which brought students from nine universities to practice their conflict resolution skills in a national tournament. One of the best-known regular competitions at Brenau University, the tournament positions students against each other as they compete to be the best […]

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Second annual LitFest draws local authors, book lovers

Oct 17, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Brenau University’s second annual LitFest drew local authors and book lovers to the Brenau Downtown Center. Lainey Kennedy, Brenau assistant director of multimedia and theater services, said the event included open mic poetry, workshops, panels and hands on demonstrations for everyone attending. Children’s activities and readings were held to incorporate the […]

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Students, alumni celebrate Homecoming Weekend

Oct 02, 2018

More than 100 students, alumni, their families and friends celebrated Brenau University Homecoming Weekend Sept. 28-29. Events included campus tours, a cocktail reception and the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony. Nancy Rogers Reynolds, a 1970 graduate of Brenau Academy and 1973 graduate of the Women’s College, was named Academy Alumna of the Year. Jeff Seiple, Brenau […]

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Golden Tigers host UGA in program-first softball exhibition

Sep 24, 2018

For the first time in program history, the Brenau University softball team hosted the University of Georgia in an exhibition doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 22. The games were played at Brenau’s Pacolet Milliken Field at Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park in Gainesville, Georgia. Brenau Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor said that while this was a first for […]

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Professors Claudia Wilburn and Portia Burns encourage respect at fall convocation

Aug 30, 2018

After giving a compelling keynote address at the Fall Formal Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 30, Chair and Associate Professor of Art & Design Claudia Wilburn asked Adjunct Professor of Music Portia Burns to help her bring home her message. “Your charge for this semester is to remember and act upon these things: Respect your education, […]

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Students react to first day of the 2018 school year

Aug 27, 2018
Monday, Aug. 27, marked the first day of the 2018 fall semester for Brenau University students. Whether freshmen on campus for the first time or seniors experiencing their “last first day,” emotions and excitement ran high as we caught up with a few between their classes on the historic Gainesville campus. Kellsey Kloker Kellsey Kloker, [...]
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Students travel from near and far to move onto campus for new school year

Aug 22, 2018

Brenau University’s Gainesville campus was a little livelier on Wednesday, Aug. 22, as new and returning day students moved into dormitories and sorority houses for the start of the new school year. Some students, like Paola Benitez-Hernandez, a biology major from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, traveled far to call Brenau their new home. She found out […]

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Brenau students, alumni prevent learning loss in RISE Program

Jul 13, 2018

Local parents were treated to a show during the commencement ceremony for the Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience, known as RISE, in the Fair Street International Academy gym on Friday, July 13. Donning green caps and gowns, the 130 students from Gainesville and Hall County school districts processed into the gym and participated in a […]

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