Category: News

Washington-Hubbard selected as dean of College of Business & Communication

Mar 07, 2022

The Brenau University Provost’s Office announced on Monday, March 7, Shatrela Washington-Hubbard, Ph.D., will be the Swinton A. Griffith III Dean of the College of Business & Communication, effective immediately. Washington-Hubbard previously had served as interim dean since August 2021. James Eck, Ph.D., provost and vice president of academic affairs at Brenau, praised Washington-Hubbard for […]

From left, Brenau Women's Leadership Colloquium speaker Belle S. Wheelan, Robin Dudley and Cay Drew; and Dean of The Women's College Debra Dobkins

Women’s Leadership Colloquium focuses on the ‘joy in doing’

Mar 01, 2022

The power of female leadership will be discussed at Brenau University’s eighth annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium on Friday, March 18. The colloquium celebrates the “L” year of The Women’s College GOLD Program, which focuses on “Leadership: The Joy in Doing.” Conversations will examine the unique potential and challenges of women in leadership positions and feature […]

Trustee shares love of bird art and birdwatching with gallery guests

Feb 25, 2022

Visitors to the Feb. 24 gallery talk for Bird Art in the Age of Discovery and Beyond: Works from the Stubblefield Collection were treated to a history of avian art and ornithology, punctuated with humorous personal stories from Brenau trustee Dr. Michael Stubblefield. Circling the Sellars Gallery in Brenau University’s Simmons Visual Arts Center, Stubblefield […]

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Brenau Vocal Chamber Ensemble featured at music conference

Feb 23, 2022

The Brenau University Vocal Chamber Ensemble was one of just three featured choirs chosen to sing in the lobby of the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia, at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference on Jan. 28. Requiring an audition for acceptance, VCE is a select student ensemble with a repertoire that includes vocal chamber music […]

Brenau establishes Miller Institute for Global Education

Feb 17, 2022

Brenau University has established the Miller Institute for Global Education to guide its internationalization plans that aim to increase students’ global awareness, an initiative key to the university’s mission and its strategic plan. The institute is funded by an estate gift from Board Secretary Pete Miller, who has been a Brenau trustee since 1998, and […]

Brenau leaders holding hands

Dr. Margie Gill and President Anne Skleder, center, join hands at the end of the convocation. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau recognizes Black history, MLK Jr. legacy at winter convocation

Feb 14, 2022

Brenau University celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and honored Black History Month at its annual winter convocation on Thursday, Feb. 10. Dr. Margie Gill, BU ’10, interim executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Brenau and associate professor of psychology, was the keynote speaker. The event was co-sponsored by the […]

Dancers in a performance at Days of Dance

Days of Dance Performance Jan. 29, 2022, Burd for Performing Arts Brenau University

Brenau students, faculty involved in Alabama Dance Festival, Days of Dance

Feb 11, 2022

Faculty and students in Brenau University’s Dance Department have been busy this spring semester, participating in the Alabama Dance Festival from Jan. 14-23 and hosting Days of Dance the following weekend. For the annual ADF event in Birmingham, students submitted works to an adjudication panel, and sophomore Jalicia Costa and junior Brianna Gutierrez were selected […]

Madia Cooper-Ashirifi introduces a musical and dance performance of Fanga Alafia during a past Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation.

Madia Cooper-Ashirifi introduces a musical and dance performance of Fanga Alafia during a past Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation.

Black Faculty and Staff Association events to showcase excellence, communication

Feb 01, 2022

The Brenau University Black Faculty and Staff Association will celebrate Black culture and people of color in February during several events for Black History Month, including the rescheduled Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation now planned for Thursday, Feb. 10. In addition to its monthly meetings, the BFSA also has other events planned throughout the spring […]

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Professor Julie Battle named Callaway Professorial Chair

Jan 26, 2022

Julie V. Battle, Ph.D., professor of psychology and chair of the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling at Brenau University, has been named a Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair. “Dr. Battle represents the type of professor that the Callaway Professorial Chair is intended to recognize, reward and retain,” Brenau President Anne Skleder […]

Left to right: Jennifer Wilson Loggins, Lisa Christopher, and Didi Cassell

Tutoring, accessibility services restructured to better serve students

Jan 21, 2022

Tutoring at Brenau University’s historic Gainesville campus will look a little different starting this semester with the creation of the Center for Academic Success. Changes have been made to streamline services formerly offered in various locations to provide the most beneficial support for students, according to Didi Cassell, Brenau’s executive director of academic initiatives and […]

Brenau moves classes online to start spring semester

Jan 07, 2022

Based on COVID-19 trends in the community and state, Brenau University decided on Thursday, Jan. 6, to delay on-ground classes for the spring semester until Wednesday, Jan. 12, and temporarily move the majority of these courses online. Brenau believes taking this proactive measure at the beginning of the semester will help the university fulfill its […]

Medical scholars learn different medical treatments.

Medical Scholars Program continues to engage local high school students

Dec 16, 2021

Since 2015, Brenau University’s Ivester College of Health Sciences has been providing hands-on learning experiences for students from local high schools through the Medical Scholars Program. There are 11 public and private high schools in Gainesville and Hall County included in the program, along with Dawson County High School. This academic year, the 69 area […]

Brenau winter 2021 nursing graduates

Nursing graduates celebrate after Brenau's 2021 winter commencement ceremonies. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau honors more than 400 new graduates at winter commencement ceremonies

Dec 10, 2021

Brenau University celebrated more than 400 new graduates during two winter commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 10, in Pearce Auditorium on the historic Gainesville campus. For the summer and fall semesters, more than 180 undergraduate degrees were conferred — including 27 in The Women’s College — while about 230 master’s, doctoral and specialist graduate degrees […]

Celebrating Brenau’s accomplishments in 2021

Dec 08, 2021

As another calendar year comes to a close, we celebrate Brenau’s accomplishments from 2021, from growing our academic programs with excellence to affirming our past and preparing for the future. With this solid foundation of excellence, we are prepared for a strong start to 2022 that will include the unveiling of the university’s strategic plan […]

A Brenau University graduate celebrates

Brenau welcomes Costa Rican VP as graduation speaker

Dec 02, 2021

Brenau University will hold two graduation ceremonies on Dec. 10 at Pearce Auditorium to celebrate the more than 400 graduates who have completed their degrees this semester. The featured speaker for both ceremonies will be Costa Rican Vice President Epsy Campbell Barr, who has held the position since 2018. Campbell Barr and U.S. Vice President […]

Estefany Ramos performs during Cambiando Vidas - Changing Lives in Panama.

Brenau celebrates, strengthens Panama partnership

Nov 30, 2021

Brenau University celebrated one of its newest international partnerships on Nov. 18 and signed an agreement to strengthen the programs long into the future. As part of the university’s Nov. 15-18 International Week celebration, which focused on Central America and the Caribbean, Brenau welcomed a delegation from Panama to highlight the nation’s 16 students who […]

Hope Lam shakes hands with Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jim Eck during the 2019 Phi Kappa Phi induction ceremony. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter earns Circle of Excellence Gold status

Nov 22, 2021

Brenau University’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi earned national recognition after achieving Circle of Excellence Gold status for 2021-22. “We’re very excited about it,” said Jessi Shrout, assistant professor of biology and current Phi Kappa Phi president. “It means that we are doing more than what’s required of us as a […]

Panamanian students, from left, Ana Gabriela Perez, Ibeth Pinto and Hilary Howell participate in a ceramics class over the summer at Brenau. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

International Week Nov. 15-18 to focus on Central America and the Caribbean

Nov 10, 2021

Brenau University will highlight Central America and the Caribbean, including welcoming several Panamanian officials, during the university’s annual International Week from Nov. 15-18. Rosi Ponce, executive director of international strategy and partnerships, said the annual celebration helps build global understanding. “The way for us to embrace other cultures is by learning of those other cultures […]

President Anne Skleder with preschool child

Brenau President Anne Skleder accepts a thank you card from preschoolers that featured a dragon made of their fingerprints.

President Anne Skleder promotes literacy by reading to preschoolers

Oct 29, 2021

Dozens of preschool children listened with fascination as Brenau University President Anne Skleder read aloud from Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon. “‘It’s exactly the dragon Amy wanted to make,’” Skleder read in conclusion. “She used her creativity and got help from her family and she made her dragon, not somebody else’s dragon. And that’s […]

A Brenau PT student works with a client during a lab.

Department of Physical Therapy joins national consortium

Oct 28, 2021

The Brenau University Department of Physical Therapy, along with clinical partner Northeast Georgia Health System, recently joined the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy’s National Consortium of Clinical Educators. Heather Ross, PT department chair in the Ivester College of Health Sciences, said the move ensures that Brenau’s program has an active voice in promoting excellence […]