Category: News

Left to right: Jennifer Wilson Loggins, Lisa Christopher, and Didi Cassell

Tutoring, accessibility services restructured to better serve students

Jan 21, 2022

Tutoring at Brenau University’s historic Gainesville campus will look a little different starting this semester with the creation of the Center for Academic Success. Changes have been made to streamline services formerly offered in various locations to provide the most beneficial support for students, according to Didi Cassell, Brenau’s executive director of academic initiatives and […]

Brenau moves classes online to start spring semester

Jan 07, 2022

Based on COVID-19 trends in the community and state, Brenau University decided on Thursday, Jan. 6, to delay on-ground classes for the spring semester until Wednesday, Jan. 12, and temporarily move the majority of these courses online. Brenau believes taking this proactive measure at the beginning of the semester will help the university fulfill its […]

Medical scholars learn different medical treatments.

Brenau’s Medical Scholars Program continues to engage local high school students

Dec 16, 2021

Since 2015, Brenau University’s Ivester College of Health Sciences has been providing hands-on learning experiences for students from local high schools through the Medical Scholars Program. There are 11 public and private high schools in Gainesville and Hall County included in the program, along with Dawson County High School. This academic year, the 69 area […]

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Nursing graduates celebrate after Brenau's 2021 winter commencement ceremonies. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau honors more than 400 new graduates at winter commencement ceremonies

Dec 10, 2021

Brenau University celebrated more than 400 new graduates during two winter commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 10, in Pearce Auditorium on the historic Gainesville campus. For the summer and fall semesters, more than 180 undergraduate degrees were conferred — including 27 in The Women’s College — while about 230 master’s, doctoral and specialist graduate degrees […]

Celebrating Brenau’s accomplishments in 2021

Dec 08, 2021

As another calendar year comes to a close, we celebrate Brenau’s accomplishments from 2021, from growing our academic programs with excellence to affirming our past and preparing for the future. With this solid foundation of excellence, we are prepared for a strong start to 2022 that will include the unveiling of the university’s strategic plan […]

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Brenau welcomes Costa Rican VP as graduation speaker

Dec 02, 2021

Brenau University will hold two graduation ceremonies on Dec. 10 at Pearce Auditorium to celebrate the more than 400 graduates who have completed their degrees this semester. The featured speaker for both ceremonies will be Costa Rican Vice President Epsy Campbell Barr, who has held the position since 2018. Campbell Barr and U.S. Vice President […]

Estefany Ramos performs during Cambiando Vidas - Changing Lives in Panama.

Brenau celebrates, strengthens Panama partnership

Nov 30, 2021

Brenau University celebrated one of its newest international partnerships on Nov. 18 and signed an agreement to strengthen the programs long into the future. As part of the university’s Nov. 15-18 International Week celebration, which focused on Central America and the Caribbean, Brenau welcomed a delegation from Panama to highlight the nation’s 16 students who […]

Hope Lam shakes hands with Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jim Eck during the 2019 Phi Kappa Phi induction ceremony. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter earns Circle of Excellence Gold status

Nov 22, 2021

Brenau University’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi earned national recognition after achieving Circle of Excellence Gold status for 2021-22. “We’re very excited about it,” said Jessi Shrout, assistant professor of biology and current Phi Kappa Phi president. “It means that we are doing more than what’s required of us as a […]

Panamanian students, from left, Ana Gabriela Perez, Ibeth Pinto and Hilary Howell participate in a ceramics class over the summer at Brenau. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

International Week Nov. 15-18 to focus on Central America and the Caribbean

Nov 10, 2021

Brenau University will highlight Central America and the Caribbean, including welcoming several Panamanian officials, during the university’s annual International Week from Nov. 15-18. Rosi Ponce, executive director of international strategy and partnerships, said the annual celebration helps build global understanding. “The way for us to embrace other cultures is by learning of those other cultures […]

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Brenau President Anne Skleder accepts a thank you card from preschoolers that featured a dragon made of their fingerprints.

President Anne Skleder promotes literacy by reading to preschoolers

Oct 29, 2021

Dozens of preschool children listened with fascination as Brenau University President Anne Skleder read aloud from Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon. “‘It’s exactly the dragon Amy wanted to make,’” Skleder read in conclusion. “She used her creativity and got help from her family and she made her dragon, not somebody else’s dragon. And that’s […]

A Brenau PT student works with a client during a lab.

Department of Physical Therapy joins national consortium

Oct 28, 2021

The Brenau University Department of Physical Therapy, along with clinical partner Northeast Georgia Health System, recently joined the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy’s National Consortium of Clinical Educators. Heather Ross, PT department chair in the Ivester College of Health Sciences, said the move ensures that Brenau’s program has an active voice in promoting excellence […]

Brenau University students take a selfie during Grrrl PowHer Hour on Thursday, Oct. 21, in Pearce Auditorium. (Photos by AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Alumna Autumn Dodson encourages Grrrl PowHer Hour audience to find ‘joy in doing’

Oct 22, 2021

Brenau University faculty, staff and students filed into Pearce Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 21, for an upbeat, in-person Grrrl PowHER Hour featuring keynote speaker and alumna Autumn Dodson. Dodson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Brenau in 2018 and a doctorate in education in 2021. As an undergraduate student, Dodson was […]

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First international GOLD speaker discusses mental and emotional well-being of women

Sep 30, 2021

The Women’s College of Brenau University, in collaboration with Brenau’s Office of International Strategy and Partnerships, welcomed Argentinian journalist and nonprofit activist Maria Rita Nahum on Thursday, Sept. 30, as the first featured international leader in the GOLD Speaker Series. Addressing the Brenau community and guests from eight countries in her native Spanish — which […]

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Brenau University in the News: Sept. 1-22, 2021

Sep 22, 2021

Brenau University in the News is an ongoing compilation of media coverage highlighting Brenau and members of the Brenau community. Some news sources may require subscriptions.   Nursing students offer message of hope to frontline workers: ‘Help is coming’ Troy Heidesch, director of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing, said Brenau is set to […]

Front of Pearce Auditorium.

On-campus events for outside guests to resume starting Friday, Oct. 1

Sep 21, 2021

In consultation with the COVID-19 Task Force and our Event Services office, the university will allow non-Brenau persons, groups and organizations to host events on campus starting on Friday, Oct. 1. To this point of the academic year, only events that originated from and were hosted by Brenau offices — such as admission tours and […]

Brenau Downtown Campus facade.

Additional enhancements coming to the Brenau Downtown Campus

Sep 16, 2021

Brenau University, in the continuing development of its campus location in downtown Gainesville, will invest over $1.95 million for exterior construction to the Downtown Center facility. This project will create a new main entrance, easily accessible via the Gainesville and Roosevelt Squares, in addition to other improvements at various entrances around the entire facility. Continuing […]

The exterior of Pearce Auditorium seen through fall foliage.

Brenau University receives national best workplace recognition for sixth time

Sep 14, 2021

For the sixth time, Brenau University was recognized this week as one of the best higher education institutions to work for in the United States. Brenau was among about 70 universities and colleges listed in ModernThink’s 2021 Great Colleges to Work For rankings. The university also earned honor roll status for the second time, excelling […]

GOLD speaker Phillippa Lewis Moss shares tips on how to be a leader in the 21st century

Sep 01, 2021

The Women’s College of Brenau University kicked off the third year of its GOLD Speaker Series on Wednesday, Sept. 1, with community leader Phillippa Lewis Moss presenting 21 Leadership Lessons for the 21st Century. Moss currently serves as director of the Gainesville-Hall County Community Services Center, which provides programs and support to uplift and strengthen […]

Panamanian students from Brenau’s first cohort in partnership with IFARHU are welcomed to campus by faculty and staff members.

Celebrating our accomplishments and looking ahead to more

Aug 26, 2021

As we begin the 143rd year in the history of Brenau with the return of residential students to campus this week, it is important to pause a moment and reflect back on all that we accomplished during the past year. The following is only a small sampling of the achievements of the entire Brenau community […]

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Brenau University in the News: Aug. 5-25, 2021

Aug 25, 2021

Brenau University in the News is an ongoing compilation of media coverage highlighting Brenau and members of the Brenau community. Some news sources may require subscriptions. Meet the new principal: Christy Rich of Macedonia Elementary School Christy Rich, who earned her education specialist degree from Brenau, joins Macedonia as principal after three years as assistant […]