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Brenau Students, Faculty and Staff “Wake Up” and Remember Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 18, 2018

The 2018 winter convocation in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was held Thursday, Jan. 18, in Pearce Auditorium, a program which Vice President for Student Services Amanda Lammers called “one of the most inspiring” days of the year. The program included performances by the Brenau Department of Dance and the Gospel Choir, […]

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Online MBA and Graduate Education Programs Earn National Rankings by ‘U.S. News & World Report’

Jan 18, 2018

Brenau University’s online graduate education and MBA programs ranked among the top online higher education programs in the United States, according to the 2018 listings compiled by U.S. News & World Report. Evaluated alongside programs from more than 1,200 colleges and universities surveyed by the publication this year, Brenau University’s two programs scored high marks […]

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Board of Trustees Adds Three New Members

Dec 22, 2017

The Brenau University Board of Trustees recently appointed three well-known faces in Georgia’s fields of real estate, law and interior design as its newest members. The three new trustees for the 140-year-old historical women’s college and university are Tim Knight, president of Knight Commercial Real Estate; Brenau alumna Jill Mansfield, president of Ramsey Properties, 58 […]

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President Ed Schrader Charges Graduates to Embrace Change

Dec 16, 2017

During Brenau University’s winter commencements on Saturday, Dec. 16, the institution’s President Ed Schrader challenged the 429 graduates receiving diplomas to be open to change in their professional and personal lives. Schrader advised the graduates to look to their alma mater as an example. “What started as a women’s college steeped in a liberal-arts tradition […]

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Brenau Exceeds Fundraising Goal, Names Ivester College of Health Sciences

Dec 14, 2017

  With Generous Foundation Gift, Brenau Exceeds $40 Million ForeverGold Target and Celebrates by Naming the Ivester College of Health Sciences With a series of significant gifts designated for support of health science programs from the foundation created by Gainesville area natives Doug and Kay Ivester, Brenau University surpassed the target amount of its multiyear […]

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Veteran Grants Developer Stefan Schulze Sails into New Fundraising Role at Brenau

Nov 17, 2017

Stefan Schulze, a specialist in soliciting and receiving university research and academic programming grants from federal and state agencies, joined the Brenau University development team this month to help expand the institution’s capabilities for attracting broader financial support from governmental agencies and nonprofit foundations. Brenau recruited the New Orleans native from the University of Georgia […]

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Florida Developer Enhances Art Collection with Gift of 17th-century Painting

Nov 01, 2017

Jacksonville, Florida, businessman David Gonzales enhanced the Brenau University Permanent Art Collection with the gift of a 1647 preliminary painting that led to the creation of one of the most famous works by the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age artist, Paulus Potter. Titled Landscape with Cows, the 19 3/4-inch by 23 1/2-inch study reflects the pastoral […]

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Students Compete and Win Honors in 15th Annual Mock Mediation Tournament

Oct 12, 2017

Jamie Zheng and Gloria Clark, two students attending Brenau University, have been friends since the first day they stepped onto campus. The two conflict resolution and legal studies majors make a good team, which they proved this weekend with big wins at the 15th Annual Mock Mediation Tournament. The event, held at Brenau’s historic Gainesville […]

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Professor Claudia Wilburn Wins Best in Show at Georgia National Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

Oct 09, 2017

The Georgia National Fair celebrates the state’s heritage, people and agriculture each fall. This year, the 11-day event featured the work of Brenau University associate professor of art and design, Claudia Wilburn. Wilburn, who is also the studio art program director, won best in show and first place in the mixed media category at the […]

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Atlanta-based Artist Kevin Cole Addresses Racial, Social Issues Through Art

Oct 06, 2017

Will Visit Brenau University on Thursday, Oct. 12 Kevin Cole’s artwork is inspired by the people from his past: his family, his friends, his old art teachers. Few have inspired the African-American, Atlanta-based artist more than his grandparents. “I’m originally from Arkansas, and my grandfather lived in Terry, Arkansas, just outside Star City,” Cole said. “So […]

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Golf Team Ranked No. 3 in NAIA Coaches Poll

Oct 03, 2017

Propelled by early victories over highly ranked competitors, the Brenau University golf team in only its fifth year of intercollegiate competition leapt from virtually invisible in pre-seasons rankings to No. 3 in the nation in the first 2017-18 regular season NAIA Women’s Golf Coaches Poll. The team, which had never made it to any Top […]

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Longest-serving Professor Jim Southerland Previews Forthcoming Memoir

Sep 27, 2017

Dr. James E. Southerland, retired Brenau University professor, will read excerpts from his soon-to-be-published book, Sharecropper’s Son: A Journey of Teaching and Learning, at 5 p.m. Friday, Friday, Sept. 29, in the Northeast Georgia History Center during Brenau’s Homecoming Weekend activities. The reading and reception following at 6 p.m. are free and open to the public. […]

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Seeing Students Thrive: Brenau Excels in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings

Sep 20, 2017

Brenau University stood out among top colleges and universities around the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Colleges” for its small average class size and 10-to-1 student-faculty ratio – both key indicators of academic excellence. “When 80.4 percent of classes have fewer than 20 students, that’s very impressive,” said Brenau Provost Jim […]

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New Faculty Emphasize Health Sciences and Fine Arts

Sep 19, 2017

Brenau University added 17 professionals to its faculty for the 2017-2018 school year, including a new provost, two fine arts faculty members and a staggering 14 faculty members in health sciences to address the growth in the university’s health sciences programs. Here is a comprehensive list of the new faculty members, their positions and their […]

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Gainesville Campus Holds Landscape Artist Gallery Reception

Sep 15, 2017

The Brenau University Gainesville campus hosted a gallery reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, celebrating the opening of Ying Li’s exhibit “Expanded Geographies” in the Simmons Visual Arts Center’s Sellars Gallery. Li, a landscape artist known for her tough textures and intense colors, captures experiences with place and time in her gestural paintings, and […]

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Brenau Hosting October VoceVista Singing Software Workshop and Concert

Sep 14, 2017

Brenau University will host a music workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 11, utilizing VoceVista software and hardware for singers to technically analyze their vocals. The focus of the workshop will be to demonstrate how to find effective and accurate ways to measure subglottal pressure, formant frequencies and other performance techniques such as onset and consonant use in hopes […]

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Gainesville Campus Recovers from Storm Damage

Sep 12, 2017

Of all the campuses, the three Brenau locations in Gainesville were the least of worries as the Southeastern United States braced for the ravages of Hurricane Irma. Brenau officials even went ahead and announced the closing of the Jacksonville, Florida, campus at midday on Thursday, Sept. 7, a full 72 hours before the front end […]

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Learning Center Director Brings Service Experience to Student Support Role

Sep 06, 2017

After years teaching and tutoring in the community, Jennifer Wilson Loggins will focus on student support services in her new role as director of the Brenau University Learning Center. The Learning Center accommodates the needs of students with learning, physical or psychological disabilities, as well as international and English-as-a-second-language students, and helps them develop skills […]

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Kinetic Sculpture Highlights Brenau Support for Public Arts

Aug 30, 2017

The installation of a striking  kinetic sculpture that literally moves with the wind and reflects light from all directions with its polished metal surfaces on Aug. 28 demonstrates Brenau University’s long-standing commitment to sharing all forms of art and arts programs with the communities it serves. Created by North Carolina sculptor Mike Roig, the piece […]

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Brenau Ranks High Again on ‘Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges’ Listing

Aug 29, 2017

For the second year in a row, Brenau University is ranked in the top 20 of Washington Monthly’s college guide list of “Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges” for 2017. The Gainesville, Georgia-based institution moved up one spot from last year to No. 18 in the rankings released Monday, coinciding with the first day […]

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