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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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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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Consul General of Mexico and Brenau President Anne A. Skleder sign papers at a desk in front of a Mexican flag

Brenau President Anne A. Skleder, and Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta Javier Diáz de León sign an agreement for a grant which will support Brenau students of Mexican origin. (Maria Iniguez/Brenau University)

Grant adds $20,000 in scholarships for Mexican students

Feb 03, 2020

A recent grant made possible by the Government of Mexico will allow Brenau University to help four students of Mexican origin offset tuition costs. Qualifying students for the grant were born in Mexico or have parents who were born in Mexico. It comes from El Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior — translated to […]

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Daniel Pavilion. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau wins three CASE District III Awards

Jan 31, 2020

For the third straight year, Brenau University earned multiple awards in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III competition recognizing outstanding work in educational advancement. Brenau received three awards — including two Silver and one Bronze — in this year’s competition, which included more than 900 entries in 66 categories from public […]

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From left: Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield and Brenau President Anne Skleder sign a renewal of the agreement between the district and university for the Ivester Early College program as Melvin Douglas and Victoria Kay Ivester Foundation President Lynn Darby, center, and Brenau faculty and administrators look on.

From left: Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield and Brenau President Anne Skleder sign a renewal of the agreement between the district and university for the Ivester Early College program as Melvin Douglas and Victoria Kay Ivester Foundation President Lynn Darby, center, and Brenau faculty and administrators look on. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

President Skleder renews agreement with Ivester Early College

Jan 30, 2020

Brenau President Anne Skleder and Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield signed an agreement for the university’s continued participation in the Howard E. Ivester Early College on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Ivester Early College is a Hall County School District program that gives students the opportunity to earn college credit and certificates while completing a high […]

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Gallery opening to feature artist and art critic

Jan 16, 2020

The public is invited to attend a gallery opening and reception at Brenau University featuring two special guests: New York-based artist Margaret Evangeline and independent curator, journalist and critic Lilly Wei. The Gallery Talk and Reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, will celebrate the opening of House and Universe: Margaret Evangeline. Held in Sellars […]

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U.S. News & World Report: Brenau among nation’s best online graduate programs

Jan 14, 2020

Several of Brenau University’s online graduate programs were recently ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The 2020 U.S. News Best Online Programs Rankings named Brenau among the Best Online Master’s Education Programs, Best Online MBA Programs and Best Online Master’s Business Programs in addition to the MBA programs. […]

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Julie Keena and Gale Starich

PA strengthens constellation of Brenau’s health sciences programs

Jan 08, 2020

With the pending addition of a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies slated to begin in January 2021, Brenau University continues to build on its reputation of growing and initiating new clinical-grade graduate programs over the past decade. Gale Hansen Starich, dean of both the Sidney O. Smith Jr. Graduate School and the Ivester […]

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Daniel Pavilion. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Introducing the Class of 2023 Brenau Scholars

Jan 06, 2020
The Brenau Scholars Program recognizes those who, as the Brenau Ideal states, “find satisfaction in being rather than in seeming” and “find joy in doing rather than in dreaming.” The young women chosen for this program epitomize these standards, using their talents, ambition and brilliance daily to pursue their goals and to excel in academics, [...]
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Anne Skleder and Jenna Schardt at Brenau podium during winter commencement.

President Anne Skleder reflects on her first six months

Dec 18, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, I want to share some of the many accomplishments and successes at Brenau University since my arrival of which I am very proud. All that we have achieved and celebrated is organized around ensuring an excellent experience for our students while at Brenau, and preparing them to successfully take […]

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Gale Starich, Stewart Bauck and Jessi Shrout in front of a gazebo

Drs. Gale Starich, Stewart Bauck and Jessi Shrout visit on the Brenau University Gainesville campus in December 2019. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Endowment honors memory of Dr. Louise Bauck

Dec 17, 2019

The Dr. Louise Bauck Endowment for Environmental Studies was recently established to honor the memory and legacy of longtime faculty member Dr. Louise Astrid Brouwer Bauck, who died in July 2019 following a terminal stomach cancer diagnosis. Bauck was a faculty member in biology from 2005-2012 and served as chair of the Department of Math […]

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Brenau President Anne Skleder, left, and student Jenna Schardt on stage during the 2019 winter commencement.

Brenau President Anne Skleder, left, and student Jenna Schardt on stage during the 2019 winter commencement. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Student who livestreamed brain surgery addresses graduates

Dec 13, 2019

Jenna Schardt expected to be sitting with her classmates in the 2019 winter commencement ceremony at Brenau University on Friday, Dec. 13. But a golf ball-sized mass in her brain changed her plans. Schardt was the guest of honor at the graduate commencement ceremony Friday — one of two ceremonies, including the undergraduate ceremony that […]

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Guests view paintings on display

Guests view works by Charles Webster Hawthorne during a reception in November celebrating his works on exhibit in the Brenau University Downtown Center from the collection of Doug and Kay Ivester. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Hawthorne works on display at Downtown Center

Dec 09, 2019

The Brenau University Downtown Center is currently playing host to an ongoing special exhibition of works titled, “Charles Webster Hawthorne: Paintings from the Collection of Doug and Kay Ivester.” The Theatre on the Square Lobby’s towering walls now display 30 oil paintings and watercolors on loan from Doug and Kay Ivester by Hawthorne (1872-1930), an […]

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Huimin "Anne" Ying, left, and Jingyuan "Samantha" Ye place decorations on a tree.

Interior design students decorate Callanwolde for the holidays

Dec 04, 2019

Brenau University interior design students once again decorated for Christmas at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta. Callanwolde is decorated seasonally for the holidays and Brenau interior design students have worked to decorate the mansion with professional designers annually since 2016. The center, built between 1917 and 1921, was the home of the family […]

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Front lawn of Brenau's Ganiesville Campus

Grant to help student-parents with child care costs

Nov 19, 2019

Current and future Brenau University students can now receive assistance with child care costs as they finish their degrees thanks to the Child Care Access Means Parents In School program. CCAMPIS, a U.S. Department of Education program, supports low-income parents as they complete their postsecondary education through the offsetting of campus-based and community child care […]

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Juli Clay and Anna Jacobs hug

Brenau University alumna and trustee Anna Jacobs, right, hugs Assistant Vice President for Executive Programs Juli Clay at the Entrepreneurs: Masters of Innovation awards program where Jacobs and her husband, Jay, were two of the honorees. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau trustee and six others recognized as Masters of Innovation

Nov 13, 2019

A Brenau University trustee and alumna and six other local business owners were honored during the annual Entrepreneurs – Masters of Innovation presented by the Featherbone Communiversity held Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Business Incubator at Brenau University. Masters of Innovation is part of the Featherbone Communiversity’s Masters Series, which annually honors people working in […]

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