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Brenau Celebrates WBCX-FM Founder Clara Martin at Open House on April 16

Apr 15, 2016

Brenau University will mark the 40th anniversary of WBCX-FM on Saturday, April 16, by paying homage to its founder and former journalism professor Clara Martin. As part of the Alumnae Weekend activities, the John W. Jacobs Building lobby will be open from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a celebration of Martin’s life and impact on […]

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On Track: Brenau Expands Championship Track & Field Program with Indoor Game

Apr 14, 2016

Brenau University will add indoor track to complement its 4-year-old championship track and field program starting in the 2016-17 season. “Based on how we’re competing right now, I could kick myself that we didn’t already have indoor track,” said Brenau Athletics Director Mike Lochstampfor, who in 2013 started the Golden Tigers track and field program. […]

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Department of Dance Presents Faculty and Senior Thesis Concert

Apr 08, 2016

The Brenau University Department of Dance presents its spring faculty and senior thesis concert Transcend Friday, April 8, through Sunday, April 10. The event features 15 works by 10 choreographers, covering genres as diverse as West African dance and classical ballet. “Some things are difficult to put into spoken word,” said Brenau Professor Jolie Long, […]

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Women’s College Ranked No. 11 in College Choice National Rankings

Apr 07, 2016

College Choice, an online resource for prospective higher education students, lists Brenau University Women’s College No. 11 in its 2016 national women’s college rankings. Brenau University Women’s College ranks No. 2 in the Southern region, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. College Choice […]

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They Swing! They Score! New Brenau Athletics Park Construction Moves Closer to Opening Day

Apr 06, 2016

Contractors using a heavy crane swung the pieces of a 25-foot-wide, 15-foot-tall digital scoreboard into place April 5 as Brenau University moved closer to opening day for the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park, home of the Golden Tigers softball team. Located about two miles from the Brenau historic campus, the park lies along Jesse Jewell […]

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Nursing School Gives Georgia Congressman High Confidence in Skills of New Health Professionals

Apr 06, 2016

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, said his recent tour of the technologically advanced Brenau University School of Nursing gave him a high level of confidence that “our nursing and health care professionals are being trained at the highest level.” Guided by School of Nursing Director Dina Hewitt, Collins on March 31 met with Brenau professors […]

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State Senator Conveys Honor for Brenau Physical Therapy to Trustees and Administrators

Apr 03, 2016

Georgia State Sen. Butch Miller, R–Gainesville, presented a proclamation to the Brenau University Board of Trustees Friday, April 1, praising the school’s new physical therapy doctoral program for its contribution to the betterment of health care and economic development in the region. Miller authored the resolution during the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly, […]

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Gear up. Lacrosse is coming to Brenau University.

Apr 03, 2016

Written by Karen Rosen Brenau University Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor said the time is right for the fastest-growing school sport in the nation, lacrosse, to join the Golden Tigers’ intercollegiate athletics program. Lochstampfor plans to hire a head coach this summer and begin recruiting student-athletes and marketing the program in the fall. The plan is […]

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Brenau Opera Workshop Turns Classic Children’s Tale into a Marvelous Musical

Mar 31, 2016

Brenau University presents an opera workshop this weekend featuring music majors performing Seymour Barab’s 1962 one-act opera Little Red Riding Hood. Brenau adjunct professor Jan Grissom, a veteran opera performer, directs the workshop production, which is, based on the 17th century children’s fable about the titular young girl’s encounter with the notorious Big Bad Wolf. […]

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Georgia Lawmakers Officially Honor Brenau’s Department of Physical Therapy

Mar 18, 2016

ATLANTA, March 18, 2016 – The Georgia Senate on March 11 adopted a resolution praising Brenau University’s Department of Physical Therapy for both its dedicated service to students and the state as a whole. Senate Resolution 1152 is co-sponsored by five state senators – District 49 Sen. Butch Miller (R-Gainesville); District 50 Sen. John Wilkinson […]

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Golden Tigers Finish Third in Nation at NAIA Championship Swim Meet

Mar 05, 2016

By Karen Rosen        COLUMBUS, Georgia, March 5, 2016 – With only 10 swimmers, Brenau University had a small presence on the pool deck at the 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Swimming & Diving championships meet but made a huge impression in the water. The Golden Tigers piled on the yardage in multiple races, […]

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Hayward’s Pep Talk – Backed by Power Performances – helps Brenau Move Up in NAIA Championship Meet Standings

Mar 05, 2016

By Karen Rosen        COLUMBUS, Georgia, March 4, 2016 – After Courtney Hayward won her second individual title of the 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Swimming & Diving National Championships on Friday night, the Brenau University junior raced over to her teammates on the pool deck. “That’s what I’m talking about!” Hayward said. She […]

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Golden Tiger Courtney Hayward Sets Record in 500-Yard Freestyle Win on First Day of NAIA Championship Meet

Mar 04, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ga., March 3, 2016 – Brenau University junior Courtney Hayward’s theme song is “Eye of the Tiger.” But it was the kick of the Golden Tiger that carried Hayward to her third straight 500-yard freestyle title Thursday night at the 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Swimming & Diving national championships. The Australian swimmer […]

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Student-Athlete Courtney Hayward Named National Swimmer of the Week

Feb 19, 2016

Brenau University junior Courtney Hayward has been named a National Swimmer of the Week by College Swimming following an outstanding performance at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships in Christiansburg, Virginia, last week. The Townsville, Australia, native led the No. 2 nationally ranked Golden Tigers to the team’s second straight conference title with first-place finishes in […]

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‘RE-peat’: Golden Tigers Swimmers Win 2nd Conference Title

Feb 15, 2016

The No. 2 nationally ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers swim team overwhelmed second-place contender Wheeling Jesuit to capture the university’s second straight Appalachian Swimming Conference championship in Christianburg, Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 13. The next stop for the Brenau team is the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics U.S. championship meet in Columbus, Georgia, March 2-6. The Tigers finished that […]

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President Ed Schrader Appointed to National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Board

Feb 04, 2016

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities on Feb. 3 elected Brenau University President Ed Schrader to a three-year term on the governing board of directors during the higher education public policy organization’s annual meeting in the nation’s capital. Schrader is one of 14 new members of the 47-member board who assumed their responsibilities […]

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An Intense Look Into Psychology for 600 High School Students

Jan 27, 2016

Brenau University opens its Gainesville historic campus to nearly 600 high school students – some of whom are traveling from as far away as Savannah, Georgia – for a day of special psychology-themed events Friday, Jan. 29. Students will begin the day with a screening of the award-winning 2015 drama The Stanford Prison Experiment at […]

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End-of-Life Planning Author Holley Kelley Visits for Feb. 5 Book Signing

Jan 26, 2016

Brenau University will host end-of-life planning expert Holley Kelley on Friday, Feb. 5, for an autograph party for her first book, Sunrises and Sunsets: Final Affairs Forged with Flair, Finesse and FUNctionality. The program, free and open to the public, will be from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. at Trustee Library, located at 625 Academy St. in Gainesville. Kelley, who graduated […]

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Georgia Author of the Year Carolyn Curry to Speak at Brenau Feb. 23

Jan 21, 2016

Brenau University welcomes Dr. Carolyn Newton Curry, author of Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907, on Tuesday, Feb. 23. “An Evening with Georgia Author of the Year Carolyn Curry” begins at 6 p.m. with a reception in the Northeast Georgia History Center. An author talk and dramatization will follow […]

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MLK Convocation Speaker Lori White Preaches ‘The Power of One’

Jan 15, 2016

Brenau University on Tuesday, Jan. 19, welcomes Dr. Lori S. White, vice chancellor for students at Washington University in St. Louis and one of the nation’s leading experts on diversity in higher education, as keynote speaker at its annual convocation celebrating the life and teachings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Our students […]

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