Category: InMotion

Three new Brenau students sign the Honor Code at fall convocation. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Professor Jessi Shrout tells her Brenau story at annual fall convocation

Aug 29, 2019

Instead of trying to give an inspirational speech to faculty, staff and students at the Fall Formal Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 29, Jessi Shrout decided to tell her Brenau story. “I’ve watched videos on Youtube, read endless quotes and I’ve talked to quite a few inspirational people,” Shrout said. “In the end, I decided that […]

From left, IT technician Jonathon Cain, business administration professor Bill Haney and Brenau students ZhiFang "Monisha" Zhao, Muqing "Monica" Zhang and Chenhui "Chloe" Liu laugh during a special event in the Center for Chinese Language and Culture at Brenau University. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

From left, IT technician Jonathon Cain, business administration professor Bill Haney and Brenau students ZhiFang "Monisha" Zhao, Muqing "Monica" Zhang and Chenhui "Chloe" Liu laugh during a special event in the Center for Chinese Language and Culture at Brenau University. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Faculty, staff select names with help of Chinese students

Aug 28, 2019

Brenau University faculty and staff interacted with new students from the 2+2 program with Anhui Normal University in a special way on Thursday, Aug. 23, in the new Center for Chinese Culture & Language. Traditionally, Chinese students pick American names as they come to America for their studies, and this practice has been used by […]

The director and cast of “The Vagina Monologues” from left: Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, Deborah Mack, Mary Stanford, LeTrell Simpson, Elizabeth Burnette, Haley Bower, Ann Nixon, Nairika Kotwal Cornett, Ginny Early, Stacey Dickson, Jill Mansfield and Lydia Sartain. (Nick Bowman for Brenau University)

The director and cast of “The Vagina Monologues” from left: Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, Deborah Mack, Mary Stanford, LeTrell Simpson, Elizabeth Burnette, Haley Bower, Ann Nixon, Nairika Kotwal Cornett, Ginny Early, Stacey Dickson, Jill Mansfield and Lydia Sartain. (Nick Bowman for Brenau University)

Alumnae, trustees perform in production of ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Aug 16, 2019

A packed Pearce Auditorium shook with laughter and cheers as Brenau University alumna Nairika Kotwal Cornett talked about the meaning — and lack thereof — of her short skirt. Cornett was one of the stars of The Vagina Monologues, a powerful play about women and their bodies, relationships and experiences. The play was performed in […]

Brenau president Anne Skleder laughs with assistant vice president Crystal Toombs

Brenau University President Anne Skleder shares a laugh with Crystal Toombs, assistant vice president for student services. Skleder met with the Office of Student Services as part of her Listening and Learning Tour.

President Skleder kicks off listening and learning tour

Jul 29, 2019

In her new role as president of Brenau University, Anne Skleder has two immediate objectives: to listen and to learn. So intent is she to get to know the people who make a difference in the lives of Brenau students that Skleder recently kicked off what she dubbed Anne’s Listening and Learning Tour. She is […]

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Chinese delegates from Anhui Business College visit Brenau

Jul 11, 2019

Brenau University hosted 10 delegates from Anhui Business College in Wuhu, China, for two weeks at the end of June, at which time they completed the Brenau University International Education Seminar for Business Educators. The delegates were led by Tang Biao from the Office of Publicity. He was joined by Wang Tang, accounting professor; Cheng […]

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Brenau alumni help elementary-aged students during the RISE Summer Program

Jun 28, 2019

The Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience (RISE) program concluded its eighth year with a graduation ceremony in the Fair Street International Academy gymnasium Friday, June 28. Around 130 students from Gainesville and Hall County school districts walked across the gym to receive certificates of achievement and other gifts to celebrate their time in the program. […]

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Students participate in Brenau’s second Summer Dance Intensive

Jun 20, 2019

For the second straight year, Brenau University’s dance department held a Summer Dance Intensive for students aged 13 to 22. The intensive, held June 10-22 on Brenau’s historic campus and Brenau East in Gainesville, Georgia, is taught by Brenau faculty and guest choreographers from Atlanta, Chicago, Virginia and New York. The two-week program features classes […]

Gregory Johnson talks about his art during the art series reception. (Carmen Mandato for Brenau University)

Brenau’s eighth annual President’s Summer Arts Series showcases talented local artists

Jun 06, 2019

This year’s President’s Summer Arts Series — Ed Schrader’s eighth and last as Brenau University president — is a retrospective of work by seven artists previously featured in the engaging annual summer exhibition. “These artists were selected for their continued participation in and support of various university events and efforts over the last 14 years,” […]

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Writer Yahlin Chang tells Brenau University graduates to ‘nurture and unleash’ their voices

May 04, 2019

Brenau University graduates received some helpful advice for the future from television writer and producer Yahlin Chang in her keynote address during 2019 spring commencements May 3 and 4 on the historic Gainesville campus. “Looking back on many of the shows I’ve written on, I can now see that I wasted a ton of time […]

Student receives book from tiger mascot.

Local second-graders publish book with help of Brenau education majors

Apr 15, 2019

Second-graders at Riverbend Elementary School were able to see all of their hard work come together April 15 when they were presented with Look Who Changed the World, Lucile!: Tiger Tales from Riverbend Elementary, a perfect-bound, hardcover book filled with their illustrations and short stories. Brenau University education majors have been working with local elementary […]

Juli Clay, left, assistant vice president for executive graduate programs at Brenau, and Laura Hylton, office manager for the Child Development Center at Brenau, celebrate at the finish line of the Dempsey Dash 5K on Saturday, March 9. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Juli Clay, left, assistant vice president for executive graduate programs at Brenau, and Laura Hylton, office manager for the Child Development Center at Brenau, celebrate at the finish line of the Dempsey Dash 5K on Saturday, March 9. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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 […]

Dr. Christy Brimmer, assistant professor of physical therapy at Brenau University, laughs, dressed as a zombie, during the zombie outbreak game on the last day of the 2018-19 Medical Scholars program. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Dr. Christy Brimmer, assistant professor of physical therapy at Brenau University, laughs, dressed as a zombie, during the zombie outbreak game on the last day of the 2018-19 Medical Scholars program. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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 […]

First-year physical therapy students William Byrd, Hannah Brunson, Courtney Bell and Kylie Beauchamp react during the White Coat Ceremony held by the Department of Physical Therapy at Brenau University on Feb. 15. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

First-year physical therapy students William Byrd, Hannah Brunson, Courtney Bell and Kylie Beauchamp react during the White Coat Ceremony held by the Department of Physical Therapy at Brenau University on Feb. 15. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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 […]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing student Brittany A. Warren, center, smiles for a picture after the white coat ceremony in Pearce Auditorium. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing student Brittany A. Warren, center, smiles for a picture after the white coat ceremony in Pearce Auditorium. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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 […]

Brenau swimmers celebrate after winning the Appalachian Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championship Meet on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in Kingsport, Tenn. Brenau won the meet and are Appalachian Athletic Conference Champions for the second straight year. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau swimmers celebrate after winning the Appalachian Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championship Meet on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in Kingsport, Tenn. Brenau won the meet and are Appalachian Athletic Conference Champions for the second straight year. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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, […]

Sarah Iglesias, clinical counseling psychology graduate student, and her husband Brian admire one of the Infinity Mirror Rooms at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Sarah Iglesias, clinical counseling psychology graduate student, and her husband Brian admire one of the Infinity Mirror Rooms at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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 […]

Students applaud during the Brenau University Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation.

Students react to performances during the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation on Thursday, Jan. 17, in Pearce Auditorium. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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, […]

National Fitness Day (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

National Fitness Day (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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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Students star in the Evening of Dance "Focus." (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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 […]