Gallery opening to feature artist and art critic

Jan 16, 2020

The public is invited to attend a gallery opening and reception at Brenau University featuring two special guests: New York-based artist Margaret Evangeline and independent curator, journalist and critic Lilly Wei. The Gallery Talk and Reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, will celebrate the opening of House and Universe: Margaret Evangeline. Held in Sellars […]

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U.S. News & World Report: Brenau among nation’s best online graduate programs

Jan 14, 2020

Several of Brenau University’s online graduate programs were recently ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The 2020 U.S. News Best Online Programs Rankings named Brenau among the Best Online Master’s Education Programs, Best Online MBA Programs and Best Online Master’s Business Programs in addition to the MBA programs. […]

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PA strengthens constellation of Brenau’s health sciences programs

Jan 08, 2020

With the pending addition of a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies slated to begin in January 2021, Brenau University continues to build on its reputation of growing and initiating new clinical-grade graduate programs over the past decade. Gale Hansen Starich, dean of both the Sidney O. Smith Jr. Graduate School and the Ivester […]

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Introducing the Class of 2023 Brenau Scholars

Jan 06, 2020
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, [...]
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President Anne Skleder reflects on her first six months

Dec 18, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, I want to share some of the many accomplishments and successes at Brenau University since my arrival of which I am very proud. All that we have achieved and celebrated is organized around ensuring an excellent experience for our students while at Brenau, and preparing them to successfully take […]

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Endowment honors memory of Dr. Louise Bauck

Dec 17, 2019

The Dr. Louise Bauck Endowment for Environmental Studies was recently established to honor the memory and legacy of longtime faculty member Dr. Louise Astrid Brouwer Bauck, who died in July 2019 following a terminal stomach cancer diagnosis. Bauck was a faculty member in biology from 2005-2012 and served as chair of the Department of Math […]

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Student who livestreamed brain surgery addresses graduates

Dec 13, 2019

Jenna Schardt expected to be sitting with her classmates in the 2019 winter commencement ceremony at Brenau University on Friday, Dec. 13. But a golf ball-sized mass in her brain changed her plans. Schardt was the guest of honor at the graduate commencement ceremony Friday — one of two ceremonies, including the undergraduate ceremony that […]

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Hawthorne works on display at Downtown Center

Dec 09, 2019

The Brenau University Downtown Center is currently playing host to an ongoing special exhibition of works titled, “Charles Webster Hawthorne: Paintings from the Collection of Doug and Kay Ivester.” The Theatre on the Square Lobby’s towering walls now display 30 oil paintings and watercolors on loan from Doug and Kay Ivester by Hawthorne (1872-1930), an […]

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Interior design students decorate Callanwolde for the holidays

Dec 04, 2019

Brenau University interior design students once again decorated for Christmas at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta. Callanwolde is decorated seasonally for the holidays and Brenau interior design students have worked to decorate the mansion with professional designers annually since 2016. The center, built between 1917 and 1921, was the home of the family […]

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Grant to help student-parents with child care costs

Nov 19, 2019

Current and future Brenau University students can now receive assistance with child care costs as they finish their degrees thanks to the Child Care Access Means Parents In School program. CCAMPIS, a U.S. Department of Education program, supports low-income parents as they complete their postsecondary education through the offsetting of campus-based and community child care […]

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Brenau trustee and six others recognized as Masters of Innovation

Nov 13, 2019

A Brenau University trustee and alumna and six other local business owners were honored during the annual Entrepreneurs – Masters of Innovation presented by the Featherbone Communiversity held Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Business Incubator at Brenau University. Masters of Innovation is part of the Featherbone Communiversity’s Masters Series, which annually honors people working in […]

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Norcross campus hosts Nursing Residency Fair

Nov 08, 2019

To help future nurses achieve their career goals, the Brenau University Norcross campus held a residency fair for the students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The fair, held Thursday, Oct. 31, is the first for the new ABSN program, and Laura Hart, program coordinator and assistant professor of nursing, said there […]

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Tennis player Elyse Lavender makes national tournament

Nov 06, 2019

In less than a semester at Brenau University, Elyse Lavender is already making history as a member of the tennis team. Lavender, a sophomore from Boynton Beach, Florida, is the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics representative at the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships from Nov. 6-10 in Newport Beach, California. To make it into the […]

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Annual Grrrl PowHer Hour empowers Women’s College students

Oct 29, 2019

Brenau University students were treated to music and dancing, along with a speech from President Anne Skleder during Grrrl PowHer Hour, an annual convocation by The Women’s College held during lunchtime on Thursday, Oct. 24, in Pearce Auditorium. In July, Skleder became the 10th — and first female — president in the 141-year history of […]

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First-year students participate in service opportunities

Oct 25, 2019

Brenau University freshmen had the opportunity to touch the lives of people in Hall County, Georgia, through a variety of service projects the week of Oct. 21. Students in the First-Year Experience, commonly known as FYE, packaged Christmas goodie bags for families in need, prepared art therapy kits for survivors of domestic violence, wrote cards […]

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Students compete in mock mediation tournament

Oct 18, 2019

Brenau University hosted its 17th annual Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament Oct. 4-5, which brought more than 60 students to the Gainesville campus from eight universities across the country to practice their conflict resolution abilities. “The tournament was a success thanks to support from the local mediators, attorneys and faculty who assisted in judging the student […]

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Irina Griffin raises awareness on White Cane Safety Day

Oct 15, 2019

For the first 14 years of her life, Maribrooke “Irina” Griffin didn’t know she was legally blind. Diagnosed her freshman year of high school with retinal macular dystrophy and accommodative dysfunction, Griffin is now a freshman dance major at Brenau University, and she’s not letting her visual impairment stop her. “I was most likely born […]

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Alumnae return for Athletics Hall of Fame induction

Oct 14, 2019

Five former student-athletes were inducted during Brenau University’s annual Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday, Oct 5, and all returned home to Brenau to share their stories and reminisce about their playing days. The event, held at the Brenau Downtown Center, brought together soccer teammates Esther Anyanwu and Tori Brown-Cummings, softball teammates Morgan Smith and […]

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First GOLD Program speaker shares experiences in male-dominated career

Oct 03, 2019

  Leatrice Eckber Gochberg spoke about her struggles trying to break into the real estate world as a woman in the 1960s on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in front of a full Hosch Theatre. The speaker series is part of The Women’s College’s GOLD Program, which focuses on gender in its first year. As the students […]

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Kay and Douglas Ivester Scholarship supports health science students

Sep 25, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of Brenau University benefactors Doug and Kay Ivester, five students are one step closer to changing lives in the health care industry. The Kay and Douglas Ivester Scholarship, awarded annually, goes to deserving, first-generation undergraduate students in the Ivester College of Health Sciences who are residents of Hall County. It is […]

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