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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44 New and Returning Chinese Students Arrive on Campus

Aug 24, 2017

Forty-four students from Anhui Normal University in the Anhui Province near Shanghai, China, have arrived in Gainesville for classes at Brenau University as part of the 2+2 partnerships between the universities. The 2+2 partnership allows students who have completed the first two years of their degree program at Anhui Normal University to complete the final […]

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International Expert Heads School of Occupational Therapy

Aug 21, 2017

Dr. Nicolaas van den Heever, an international expert in administration and education of occupational therapy, officially joined the faculty at Brenau University as associate professor and director of the School of Occupational Therapy. Brenau recruited van den Heever after a year-long national search to replace the 22-year-old school’s founding director, Barbara Boyt Schell, who retired […]

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Record Number of Brenau Student-Athletes Competing in 2017-18

Aug 17, 2017

A record 218 student-athletes are committed for the 2017-18 school year at Brenau University. That number reflects the growth of the 139-year-old institution’s intercollegiate athletics program. Of the 218 student-athletes, 24 will play multiple sports, bringing the total positions across all athletic teams to 242. Golden Tigers athletics are part of the university’s residential undergraduate […]

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Brenau Receives Seven Seals Award for Support of Guard and Reserve

Aug 15, 2017

ATLANTA (Aug. 15, 2017) – The U.S. Department of Defense organization that nurtures the support of military reservists from their private- and public-sector employers presented Brenau University on Friday, Aug. 11, with a Seven Seals Award for its encouragement and support for reservists. Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Tavilla, who is human resource […]

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Interior Design Students Showcase Portfolios at High Museum of Art

Aug 14, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. (August 14, 2017) – The High Museum of Art in Atlanta hosted Brenau University’s Master of Interior Design Portfolio Exhibition Friday, Aug. 11, 2-4 p.m. in the Robinson Atrium of the Stent Family Wing. The exhibition, which has been held at the High Museum since 2011, gives interior design students the opportunity to […]

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MBA Ranked No. 1 in Atlanta-area for Enrollment by ‘Atlanta Business Chronicle’

Aug 03, 2017

For the second consecutive year, Brenau University’s Master of Business Administration was named the No. 1 program of its kind in the Atlanta-area in the “Atlanta Business Chronicle” list of top MBA programs by enrollment. The publication ranked Brenau’s Master of Business Administration program ahead of Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics of […]

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Brenau Acquires $3 Million in Maine Island Property and Artwork in Agreement with Heliker-LaHotan Foundation

Jul 20, 2017

Brenau University and the New York-based Heliker-LaHotan Foundation recently concluded a formal agreement for the foundation to donate to the university substantially all of its assets, including its archive of more than 2,000 art works, buildings and land on Great Cranberry Island in Maine, with an estimated valuation of about $3 million. In exchange Brenau […]

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Brenau University Receives National Best Workplace Accolade

Jul 17, 2017

For the fifth time, Brenau University was recognized this week as one of the best higher education institutions to work for in the United States. It was among about 80 universities and colleges – and one of only three from Georgia – listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2017 “Great Colleges to Work For” […]

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RISE Program Celebrates 120 Student Participants in Commencement Ceremony

Jul 10, 2017

Children in the Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience, RISE, program graduated Friday, July 14, at Fair Street International Academy among friends, family and their summer camp teachers. “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with these students the last six weeks,” said Chelsey Brown, 2016 graduate of Brenau University Women’s College and one of […]

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New Exercise Science Degree at Brenau Offers Students Door to Health Care Industry

Jul 05, 2017

Brenau University will begin classes in August for a new coeducational exercise science degree program, offering students a new ideal entryway to the health care industry. Following approval of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the university is currently admitting students for the Gainesville campus-based program. The first 30-student cohort will […]

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Jim Eck Begins New Role as Brenau University’s Chief Academic Officer

Jul 03, 2017

Dr. James C. Eck, a nationally recognized expert on the nexus of professional teaching and meaningful learning in higher education, has officially joined the Brenau University administration as provost and vice president of academic affairs. Eck succeeds Dr. Nancy Krippel, who retired this year. He previously served as provost at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North […]

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Golden Tiger Eli Daniel Named National Pitcher of the Year

Jun 05, 2017

Brenau University softball pitcher Kathleen “Eli” Daniel was recognized as the 2017 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Pitcher of the Year, the national office announced Friday, June 2. According to Golden Tigers head coach Devon Thomas, the honor is well-deserved. “Daniel had an amazing freshman season,” Thomas said. “Her determination and love for the game […]

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