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Brenau tennis repeats as AAC Tournament champions

Apr 20, 2019

The top-seeded Brenau tennis team entered the 2019 Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament as the favorites and the squad answered the challenge with a 5-0 sweep of third-seeded SCAD Atlanta Saturday, April 20 at the Baylor School. The Golden Tigers posted a perfect 8-0 conference record to win the regular season title and rolled through the […]

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President Schrader honored at retirement event

Apr 18, 2019

Before concluding his nearly 15-year tenure as president of Brenau University, Ed Schrader was honored at a retirement event filled with politicians, Brenau trustees and colleagues April 18 at the Brenau Downtown Center. “Schrader has championed The Women’s College and her traditions,” said Carole Ann Carter Daniel, member of the Brenau University Board of Trustees […]

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Annual Alumnae Reunion Weekend celebrates past, welcomes future

Apr 13, 2019

The past, present and future of Brenau University converged during the 2019 Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day celebration held April 12-13 at the 141-year-old university’s historic Gainesville campus. On a rainy Saturday morning that forced some events to be relocated inside, Debra Dobkins, dean of The Women’s College, spoke to alumnae during the champagne […]

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Brenau University Board of Trustees selects first woman as president in 141-year history

Apr 12, 2019

The Board of Trustees of Brenau University has selected Anne A. Skleder as the institution’s 10th president and the first woman to lead the 141-year-old university.

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President Schrader and students honored at Brenau Honors Convocation

Apr 11, 2019

April 11, 2019, is a day Brenau University President Ed Schrader won’t soon forget. Following the presentation of student awards at his last Honors Convocation as president Thursday, April 11, in Pearce Auditorium, Schrader was surprised by Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan, who declared the date as Dr. Edward L. Schrader Day. “It is my pleasure […]

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Brenau University receives federal grant to expand income tax services for low-income Georgians

Apr 10, 2019

A coalition led by Brenau University received a federal grant of $22,000 this spring to provide free tax preparation help to low- to moderate-income Georgians. The grant is funded by the Internal Revenue Service as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance grant program, which seeks to improve the quality of tax returns submitted to […]

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Annual symposium showcases student and faculty research

Apr 09, 2019

The eighth annual Brenau University Research Symposium was held Friday, April 5, at the Brenau Downtown Center, where Dean of Library Services Linda Kern observed that students are building themselves “rather than building somebody else’s company.” “You all are different than we were and our parents were when we were starting out,” said Kern, who […]

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Brenau Gospel Experience showcases variety of musical talents

Apr 02, 2019

Gospel fans experienced two days of musical events featuring powerful concerts in Pearce Auditorium, an instructive panel and a songwriting workshop during the Brenau Gospel Experience March 29-30 at Brenau University. The two concerts on Friday and Saturday nights featured performances by Karen Peck and New River, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Ty Scott King, as […]

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Brenau professor and seven others recognized as masters in their field

Mar 22, 2019

A Brenau University professor and seven other area teachers were honored at the 11th annual Masters in Teaching: Life Changers at Work program presented by Featherbone Communiversity and Brenau held on Thursday, March 21. Masters in Teaching honors a group of instructors annually from Northeast Georgia who excel in their expertise, influence and personal qualities. […]

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Women’s Leadership Colloquium features three guest speakers and one good witch

Mar 19, 2019

Three remarkable women shared their stories of professional and personal success with hundreds of guests on Friday, March 15, at the Hosch Theatre at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University. The Women’s Leadership Colloquium, hosted by The Women’s College of Brenau University, brought together Kim Powell, bestselling author and […]

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Nursing simulation lab completed at Norcross campus

Mar 11, 2019

Brenau University recently completed construction of a state-of-the-art nursing simulation laboratory on its campus in Norcross, Georgia. Program officials say the lab will offer future nurses the best possible preparation before they enter the field. The simulation lab will be utilized primarily by students in Brenau’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, a 16-month, […]

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Brenau hosts reception announcing intention to form Phi Beta Kappa chapter

Mar 07, 2019

Brenau University and Lessie Smithgall, a long-time Brenau supporter and friend, hosted a reception on Thursday, March 7, to celebrate the university’s intention to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in America. “Today, Brenau University formally announces our intention to seek a Phi Beta Kappa chapter during its next […]

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Competitive cheer and dance perform in Super Bowl LIII

Feb 07, 2019

The Brenau University competitive cheer and dance teams had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Approximately 35 current and alumni student-athletes, along with head cheer coach Krista Britt, head dance coach Ashley Kastner and assistant coach Kaylynn Samples, performed during both the […]

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A conversation with Dean of Library Services Linda Kern

Jan 02, 2019

Linda Kern remembers the first email she sent from her Brenau University account 13 years ago. The email, addressed to a good friend, was about her first impression of the art displayed in the Trustee Library because of Kern’s love for modern art. Kern, previously the library’s research and instruction director, is now dean of […]

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Brenau President Ed Schrader offers graduates advice for successful futures

Dec 14, 2018

During Brenau University’s winter commencements on Friday, Dec. 14, the institution’s President Ed Schrader challenged the graduates to go out and change the world by keeping in mind a few simple rules. Schrader, a known dog lover and owner of chocolate lab Jake, told the audience to keep in mind the tips of renowned dog […]

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The Women’s College announces plans for new signature programs

Dec 13, 2018

For 140 years, The Women’s College of Brenau University has supported, educated and prepared young women to become the professional thought leaders of their generations. On Thursday, Dec. 13, the university announced plans to strengthen The Women’s College, reinforcing its prominence in the education and development of outstanding women for the next 140 years. “Since […]

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Interior design students help decorate historic Atlanta home

Nov 27, 2018

Brenau University interior design students recently decorated for Christmas one of the most visually notable and historic structures in Atlanta. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, built between 1917 and 1921, was the home of the family of Charles Howard Candler from 1920 until 1959. Candler was the oldest son of Asa Griggs Candler, the Atlanta pharmacist […]

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Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s upcoming Discovery Series show “Waiting for Godot”

Nov 13, 2018

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s Discovery Series presented its first production for 2018-19, Waiting for Godot, Nov. 9-12, 7:30 p.m., at the Ed Cabell Theatre at the University of North Georgia Campus. Samuel Beckett’s famous play relates the story of Vladimir and Estragon, characterized as “tramps,” two men waiting for help from a man named Godot, […]

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Annual Kay and Douglas Ivester Scholarship supports health science students

Nov 01, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of Doug and Kay Ivester, eight health science students at Brenau University are one step closer to working in the industry. The Kay and Douglas Ivester Scholarship, awarded annually, goes to deserving students in the Ivester College of Health Sciences. Nursing student Lauren Bearden, who will graduate in May 2019 with […]

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Senior Kia Shields receives the Gary Lee Scholarship

Oct 30, 2018

Brenau University senior and early childhood education major Kia Shields recently received the prestigious Gary Lee Scholarship from the Council of Independent Colleges for the 2018-19 academic year. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an individual in their final year of college preparing to become a teacher. The scholarship is named in honor of […]

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