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Golden Tigers to Join Appalachian Athletic Conference

Dec 09, 2016

The Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) continues to expand its reach with the addition of a new full-time member in Brenau University effective for the 2017-18 season. Located in Gainesville, Georgia, Brenau becomes the 14th full member of the AAC. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Brenau has been competing in the Southern […]

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Brenau Instructors Part of International Mediation Program in Krakow, Poland

Dec 07, 2016

Two representatives from Brenau University take their expertise in mediation, law and conflict resolution across the globe for the inaugural Mediation Certification Programme Wednesday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 11, in Krakow, Poland. Ken Frank, director of Brenau’s Conflict Resolution & Legal Studies program, and his wife Mary Lou Frank, adjunct instructor in Brenau’s psychology […]

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Writing Class Explores Northeast Georgia Homelessness in Group Storytelling Project

Dec 02, 2016

Editorial and feature writing students in a Brenau University mass communication class will host the release of a special publication, “The Brenau Facing Project: Facing Homelessness in Gainesville & Hall County” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy Street. The event is free […]

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Undergraduate Psychology Degree Added to Prestigious Online Programs

Nov 29, 2016

Starting in early 2017, Brenau University will expand its catalog of degrees available entirely through online studies to include an undergraduate degree in psychology. According to Christina White, who oversees online student recruitment for the 138-year-old university, Brenau has already registered some students for the program that is scheduled to start in January. However, enrollment […]

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Alumna and Trustee Brings Costume Design Mentor Diana Eden for Three-Day Workshop

Nov 21, 2016

Costume designer and Emmy Award nominee Diana Eden brought her decades of talent and experience in the costume industry to Brenau University for a three-day workshop. The event, titled Diana Eden: The Art of Costume Design, included three days of master classes that began Sunday, Nov. 20 and continued through Tuesday, Nov. 22. The class […]

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Brenau Dedicates Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing Following Ivester Foundation Grant

Nov 16, 2016

Brenau University’s School of Nursing was dedicated Tuesday, Nov. 15, for long-time New Holland/Gainesville community resident Mary Inez Grindle. The dedication of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing was made possible through a gift of the Melvin Douglas and Victoria Kay Ivester Foundation, funded by Grindle’s daughter and son-in-law. Additionally, the naming coincides with […]

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Brenau Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly Schools List

Nov 11, 2016

For the third consecutive year, Pennsylvania-based Victory Media has awarded Brenau University its prestigious designation as a Military Friendly School. The Military Friendly Schools designation helps armed services members, veterans and their families select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education needed to continue to advance in their military careers or […]

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Cheer Team Shows Big Spirit on the Big Screen in New Ang Lee Movie

Nov 10, 2016

Brenau University’s nationally competitive cheer and dance team this week will step onto a national stage of another sort with their appearance in Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee’s film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” which opens nationwide in theaters on Friday, Nov. 11. The movie tells the story of titular character Billy Lynn, a 19-year-old […]

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Brenau Opens Veterans Lounges, Recognizes Outstanding Veteran

Nov 09, 2016

Brenau University celebrated its student, faculty and staff veterans – particularly the service of one outstanding veteran – in a special ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 9. The university held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new veterans lounge as part of Veterans Appreciation Week. All five Brenau University campuses are now equipped with a […]

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With 2016-17 Folds of Honor Program, Brenau Golfers Carry Personal Burdens of Fallen Warriors

Nov 01, 2016

BY KENYA HUNTER For the second year, the Brenau University Golden Tigers Golf Team joined with the Folds of Honor Foundation to help raise scholarship money for children of military people who have lost their lives. But this year it’s personal. The golfers throughout the year carry golf bags bearing the name of a fallen […]

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Experts Tell Brenau Audience that Political Landscape Will Change Dramatically After Election Day

Oct 27, 2016

Regardless of who wins the 2016 presidential election, two national political experts with diverse points of view agree: The view into the nation’s political future will look vastly different after voting ends on Nov. 8. Republican pollster and strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder and partner at Echelon Insights, and Democratic organizer and commentator Maria Teresa […]

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Lacrosse Coach Emily Wetmore to Build Golden Tigers’ Newest Intercollegiate Sport from Scratch

Oct 05, 2016

When Brenau University added Horseheads, New York, native Emily Wetmore to its athletics department staff as head lacrosse coach, it gave her a blank slate for building a team – a roster with no players on it and technically no place to play. However, Athletics Director Mike Lochstampfor says if anybody can get a Golden […]

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Brenau Athletics Hall of Fame Inducts Five Pioneers of Golden Tigers Swimming Program

Sep 30, 2016

Brenau University on Saturday, Oct. 1, will induct five new members into its Golden Tigers Athletics Hall of Fame that represent the university’s debut into intercollegiate competitive swimming and the foundation for a Golden Tigers swim team today that’s a perennial contender for conference and national championships. The group, which includes Brenau’s first swim coach […]

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Brenau Solidifies ‘More than the Score’ Test-Optional Admissions Policy

Sep 28, 2016

Brenau University starting immediately will make available to all prospective students its long-standing policy of not requiring SAT or ACT college admissions test scores as a precondition for admission to the 138-year-old Women’s College or any of its coeducational undergraduate programs. The policy previously applied to undergraduate applicants to Brenau who had been out of […]

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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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