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Anne A. Skleder

Anne A. Skleder reacts to a standing ovation in Pearce Auditorium as she is introduced as the 10th president of Brenau University on Friday, April 12, 2019. Skleder will begin work at Brenau on July 1, 2019. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

President Anne Skleder Q&A session from Alumni Reunion Weekend

May 07, 2020

Q: What have you enjoyed most about your first year at Brenau? A: Oh my gosh, the people. It’s just all about the people, and that’s why I’m doing this, right? It’s about meeting Brenau folks in Gainesville on the historic campus, and every other campus. My rule has been if I’m traveling for Brenau […]

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Jordyn De La Rosa, a senior fashion design major, makes medical masks to donate to local health care workers. (Photo courtesy of Jordyn De La Rosa)

Brenau gets creative for a good cause

May 04, 2020

Since the coronavirus outbreak, Brenau University senior fashion design major Jordyn De La Rosa has been busy — not only finishing up classes to graduate but also participating in the Million Mask Challenge. A grassroots effort that began in the Washington, D.C., area, the Million Mask Challenge has become a national movement aimed at addressing […]

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Tara Lynch (Photo Courtesy of Tara Lynch)

Tara Lynch (Photo Courtesy of Tara Lynch)

Brenau supporting mental and behavioral health on ‘invisible front lines’

Apr 30, 2020

Tara Lynch, WC ’14, works on what she calls the “invisible front lines” of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Brenau University Women’s College alumna is a psychiatric mental nurse practitioner for Salveo Integrative Health, which provides behavioral and mental health services throughout North Georgia as well as statewide through community and organizational partnerships. She also works […]

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Screenshots from the Virtual Alumnae Reunion on Friday and Saturday April 24-25, 2020. The Zoom sessions replaced the traditional Alumnae Reunion Weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online Alumni Reunion is a virtual success

Apr 27, 2020

We are Brenau University, and our future is bright. That is the message alumni and friends of the university sent loud and clear for the world to hear as they gathered on the internet April 24-25 for Brenau’s Virtual Alumni Reunion, which took the place of the postponed Alumnae Reunion Weekend. During a time of […]

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President Anne A. Skleder

State of the University address transcript from Dr. Anne Skleder, President

Apr 24, 2020

Editorʼs Note: This transcript has been lightly edited from a Zoom gathering for Brenau Universityʼs Alumni Reunion Weekend. One of the things I hoped for this year is that we were going to have a lot of opportunities for students, alumni and alumnae to come together and learn from each other and get to know […]

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Hooding ceremony

Occupational therapy doctoral program granted candidacy status

Apr 21, 2020

Brenau University is on its way to adding to its growing list of doctoral degree offerings with Georgia’s first entry-level occupational therapy doctoral program. The Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education has granted candidacy status for the three-year program at Brenau’s Norcross campus, and students can be admitted beginning August 2020. This is the first […]

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GTA students performing.

Tracey Brent-Chessum to chair theatre department beginning in August

Apr 20, 2020

The Provost’s Office recently announced the hiring of Tracey Brent-Chessum as the new chair of Brenau’s theatre department effective Aug. 1. Brent-Chessum replaces Ann Demling, who is retiring in May. During her 28 years as chair and professor at Brenau, Demling was instrumental in the growth of both the university’s theatre program and Gainesville Theatre […]

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Troy Heidesch

Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing names interim director, assistant director

Apr 08, 2020

The Provost’s Office at Brenau University recently named Dr. Troy Heidesch interim director and Professor Sheral Page interim assistant director of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing. “I’m honored that leadership put their faith in me in such an important school at Brenau,” Heidesch said. “I’m hoping to live up to that trust instilled […]

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Signage for the Ivester College of Health Sciences at the Brenau University Downtown Center.

Ivester College of Health Sciences donates to hospital

Apr 01, 2020

Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the faculty and staff in the Ivester College of Health Sciences at Brenau University are doing what they can to help. Hundreds of boxes of gloves, masks and N95 respirators were donated from the various health sciences departments across the university to Northeast Georgia Health System. The donation was […]

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EWMBA students

Executive Women’s MBA celebrates successful first residency

Mar 31, 2020

While many of the nation’s top business schools have complicated histories with their female students, a new executive program at Brenau University sets course to do things in an entirely new way. The Executive Women’s Master of Business Administration at The Women’s College of Brenau University is the nation’s first executive master’s program specifically designed […]

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Graduates, family and friends fill Brenau's front campus for the Brenau University Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremony. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Spring commencement ceremonies postponed

Mar 30, 2020

The Provost’s Office at Brenau University announced Monday, March 30, that the spring commencement ceremonies previously scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, would not be canceled but simply postponed until the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has subsided. “Many colleges and universities across the United States have decided to cancel their ceremonies, but at Brenau, […]

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Brenau University occupational therapy students work with a child in a pediatrics lab in 2019. The School of Occupational Therapy was recently ranked No. 42 in the nation by 'U.S. News & World Report.'

Brenau University occupational therapy students work with a child in a pediatrics lab in 2019. The School of Occupational Therapy was recently ranked No. 42 in the nation by 'U.S. News & World Report.'

‘U.S. News & World Report’ ranks OT in nation’s top 50

Mar 26, 2020

Three disciplines in the Ivester College of Health Sciences at Brenau University were ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s 2021 Best Grad Schools rankings. The Brenau School of Occupational Therapy, the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing and the Physical Therapy Department — in only its fifth […]

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Chair of the Department of Humanities Kathy Locey, right, helps a student with sign out and fall registration on Friday, March 13.

Chair of the Department of Humanities Kathy Locey, right, helps Brenau student Kayland Thomason with sign out and fall registration on Friday, March 13. Brenau students started the remainder of their semester online on Monday, March 23. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Online courses and support off to a good start

Mar 23, 2020

Brenau University coursework and support officially moved to an online platform on Monday, March 23, and faculty and students said the transition was going well. University officials made the decision to move to online learning and support out of an abundance of caution in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic.  “Last week our […]

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Student and faculty member work together at laptop in the library.

Kathryn Locey, chair of the department of humanities and professor of English, helps junior Bailey Merritt register for classes for the upcoming fall semester. Brenau University students have transitioned to a digital learning and support process for the remainder of the spring semester. The university remains open and operational online, by phone and email. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau University is open and operational online, by phone and email

Mar 16, 2020

Brenau University remains open and committed to providing the best education available despite challenges posed by the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. University officials are staying in close communication with students, employees and prospective students and will continue to do so. All core university services remain available online and by phone and email to ensure […]

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COVID-19 Updates

All Brenau campuses to move to digital learning and support beginning March 23

Mar 12, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (March 12, 2020) — In order to protect the health and safety of the community during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Brenau University will suspend on-ground classes beginning Monday, March 16, and shift to an online learning and support process on Monday, March 23. There have been no cases of COVID-19 on any […]

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aerial view of Gainesville campus

Public events postponed per CDC recommendations

Mar 11, 2020

Brenau University officials are continuing to proactively work with local and state public health organizations to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To protect the health and well-being of the Brenau community and prevent the potential spread of illness, the university announced Wednesday it would postpone indefinitely several public events in the upcoming weeks. The Centers […]

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Phyllis Green, "Claudette", ceramics, 2005, on display in the Leo Castelli Gallery at Brenau University

Phyllis Green, "Claudette", ceramics, 2005, is on display in the Leo Castelli Gallery at Brenau University as part of the exhibit "L.A. Stories."

Exhibit to showcase variety of Los Angeles artists

Mar 03, 2020

Known for its strong connection to the New York art world, Brenau University hopes to introduce the community to artists from the other side of the country with L.A. Stories, an exhibit in the Leo Castelli Gallery running through May 7. L.A. Stories is curated by Paul Paiement, a California-based artist and tenured professor in […]

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Swim team photo

Golden Tiger swim team wins awards at AAC Championships

Feb 20, 2020

The Golden Tigers swimming and diving team won two awards and two Appalachian Athletic Conference records as they placed second at the AAC Championships held on Feb. 13-15 in Kingsport, Tennessee. Hanne te Velthuis, from Beerzerveld in the Netherlands, was named AAC Co-Swimmer of the Year while head coach Nate Rhoads earned AAC Coach of […]

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Student gets initiated during Phi Kappa Phi ceremony.

Phi Kappa Phi receives national award

Feb 14, 2020

Brenau’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi earned national recognition after achieving Circle of Excellence Platinum status for 2019-20. “It means that Brenau is in a select group of chapters,” said Linda Kern, dean of library services and Phi Kappa Phi president. “It is a prestigious, national award that says we are […]

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A group of Chinese students in desks in a classroom watch Khalid Ibrahim instruct

Khalid Ibrahim, President of ON Language, explains an assignment to a group of education majors from Brenau's 2+2 program with Anhui Normal University during an ON Language class at Brenau University. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

ON Language changes how Brenau can admit international students

Feb 07, 2020

Brenau University’s partner language school ON Language, which offers English instruction on the university’s campus in Gainesville, Georgia, recently received official, initial approval to admit international students from the federal Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP). This not only changes the way the immersive language school admits international students, but changes the way Brenau international […]

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