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October 25 Program Goes ‘Beyond the Talking Points’ with Kristen Soltis Anderson and Maria Teresa Kumar

Sep 21, 2016

Exactly two weeks before the historic 2016 presidential election, Brenau University will host a public program with two of the nation’s most visible experts on the impact women, minorities and younger people now have on American politics. The Oct. 25 program will feature Republican pollster and strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson and Democratic organizer and commentator […]

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Brenau Hosts Opening Reception for ‘Lacuna’ and ‘Quiddity’ Exhibits Sept. 22

Sep 16, 2016

Two vastly different Southern abstract artists will discuss their work Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at an opening reception for their exhibitions at Brenau University Galleries. The event is free and open to the public. “Lacuna: The Space in Between” features the art of Hannah Israel in Sellars Gallery, and “Quiddity” presents the […]

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New Brenau Faculty for 2016-17 Emphasizes Both Science and Arts

Sep 09, 2016

A majority of the 14 new faculty members that joined the Brenau University family for the 2016-17 school year will address growing needs for academic expertise in health sciences professional preparation as well as in traditional English language and literature. Although the university added faculty across the board in its four academic colleges, the College […]

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Brenau in Top 20 of Washington Monthly’s ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ College Listing

Sep 06, 2016

Washington Monthly ranked Brenau University No. 19 in its highly regarded college guide list of “Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges” for 2016. Brenau was one of only five Georgia colleges in the top 20 alongside the Georgia Institute of Technology, Mercer University, Piedmont College and American InterContinental University Atlanta campus. Washington Monthly is […]

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Brenau Selected as One of Six Colleges for $581,000 GICA Grant Program to Combat Sexual Misconduct on Campuses

Aug 30, 2016

Brenau University will participate with five other institutions in a $581,000 statewide study aimed at reducing incidents of sexual assault on college and university campuses. The federally funded study, commissioned by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department Office on Women’s Health, is administered by the Georgia Independent College Association. The six schools involved in […]

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Brenau Welcomes Class of 2020 on Move-In Day

Aug 24, 2016

Brenau University welcomes more than 400 new Women’s College students this fall from 20 states and 10 countries – including 18 early childhood education students from Anhui Normal University in China – as it kicked off the 2016-17 academic year with its traditional residential hall “Move-In Day” Wednesday, Aug. 24. Although the new student group […]

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First Group of Anhui ‘2+2’ Students Arrive on Brenau Campus

Aug 19, 2016

The first wave of Brenau University junior year transfer students arrived Friday, Aug. 19, on the historic campus in Gainesville, Georgia – a city that has a population that is about the same size as the 35,000-student population of Anhui Normal University where they spent the first two years of their undergraduate studies. To say […]

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Entrepreneur Amanda Slavin Brings ‘Fresh Eyes’ as One of Brenau’s Youngest Trustees

Aug 12, 2016

The Brenau University Board of Trustees has appointed Amanda Slavin, CEO and founder of Las Vegas-based CatalystCreativ, as its newest member. Slavin’s three-year term began immediately upon the board’s unanimous vote earlier this year. She will attend her first of the biannual board meetings in November. However, said Brenau President Ed Schrader, she has already […]

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Alecia Webb Becomes Director of Brenau Jacksonville Campus

Aug 09, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, August 9, 2016 – When classes at Brenau University’s north Florida campus resume later this month, they will take place under the watchful eye of longtime Brenau administrator and alumna Alecia Webb, who officially became Jacksonville campus director on July 1. For the past year, Webb has pulled double duty assisting with the […]

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Brenau MBA Ranks No. 1 in Enrollment in Atlanta-area Business Schools

Aug 08, 2016

Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked Brenau University as the top Master of Business Administration program in terms of enrollment in its 2016 listing of business schools in the metropolitan Atlanta area. With 721 students enrolled in the program in 2015-16, No. 1-ranked Brenau moved up on the July 27-published list ahead of Scheller College of Business […]

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Brenau Contracts Aramark for Facilities Maintenance

Aug 02, 2016

Brenau University and Aramark Corp. entered into a long-term contract for Aramark to assume responsibilities for all facilities maintenance services at the university. David Barnett, executive vice president and CFO for the university, said the arrangement will provide immediate benefit for the institution by enabling it to establish a fixed expense for maintenance in future […]

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Kelly Spain Appointed New Augusta Campus Director

Jul 29, 2016

MARTINEZ, Georgia, July 29, 2016 – Kelly Spain, who since 2012 has been academic advising coordinator and office manager for the Brenau University Department of Mathematics & Science in Gainesville, Georgia, began a new position July 25 as director of the Brenau campus that serves the Augusta metropolitan area in Georgia and South Carolina. The […]

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Brenau Grad Returns to Campus as New Alumni Director

Jul 26, 2016

Ashley Morgan Carter did not need directions to find her way around campus on her first day as Brenau University’s alumni director last week. She already knew about the place because her mother, Stacey Henson Morgan, graduated from the Brenau University Women’s College in 1988. Then Carter herself earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees […]

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Brenau Earns National Best Workplace Accolade

Jul 21, 2016

For the second time, Brenau University earned national recognition as one of the best workplaces in the United States. It was among 93 universities and colleges – and the only institution from Georgia – listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2016 “Great Colleges to Work For” rankings. The publication noted that Brenau created and maintained for […]

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Brenau Hosts RISE Graduation July 15

Jul 14, 2016

More than 100 Hall County elementary school students are expected to receive diplomas at Brenau University’s Downtown Center on July 15 as part of the 2016 RISE graduation ceremonies. The RISE (Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) program is now in its fifth year. The six-week summer camp is a collaborative effort by Brenau University, the Gainesville […]

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National Athletics Director Group Ranks Brenau Athletics Program Fourth Among Southern States Schools

Jun 24, 2016

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics listed Brenau University’s athletics program as one of the best in the Southern States Athletic Conference in its 2015-16 Learfield Sports Director’s Cup final rankings. NACDA and USA Today rank institutions based on their teams’ final standings across a dozen sports. Brenau University, with 242 points overall, […]

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Brenau Picks Eugene Williams as College of Education Dean

Jun 16, 2016

Following the retirement of Sandra Leslie at the end of the 2015-16 academic year, Brenau University named longtime professor Eugene Williams the new dean of the College of Education. After a nationwide search narrowed the field of applicants to three candidates, the selection committee recommended the internal candidate in part because of his significant experiences […]

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Brenau University Presents Summer Speaker Series at Jacksonville Campus

Jun 10, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, June 10, 2016 – Brenau University hosts a special four-month speaker series this summer, featuring some of Jacksonville’s most noteworthy civic, political and business leaders discussing the local community’s most significant issues. “We were looking for opportunities to invite companies, individuals and students to the location to get a feel of Brenau’s environment,” […]

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Track and Field Earns Three All-American Titles at National Championships

Jun 02, 2016

Eight Brenau student-athletes competed at the 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 26-28 in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with two seniors earning All-American honors. Four-time Southern States Athletic Conference All-Conference selection Olamide Sokunbi of Marietta, Georgia, made Brenau history by finishing second in the triple jump, recording a 12.06 […]

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Second Wave of Physical Therapy Doctoral Degree Candidates Begin Classes

Jun 02, 2016

The 40 Doctor of Physical Therapy candidates who initiated studies May 16 for Brenau University’s two-year-old program came from a nationwide pool of about 750 applicants, which 2015 data supplied by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education indicates is about 300 applicants deeper than the national average for colleges and universities that offer […]

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