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Brenau Opens Veterans Lounges, Recognizes Outstanding Veteran

Nov 09, 2016

Brenau University celebrated its student, faculty and staff veterans – particularly the service of one outstanding veteran – in a special ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 9. The university held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new veterans lounge as part of Veterans Appreciation Week. All five Brenau University campuses are now equipped with a […]

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With 2016-17 Folds of Honor Program, Brenau Golfers Carry Personal Burdens of Fallen Warriors

Nov 01, 2016

BY KENYA HUNTER For the second year, the Brenau University Golden Tigers Golf Team joined with the Folds of Honor Foundation to help raise scholarship money for children of military people who have lost their lives. But this year it’s personal. The golfers throughout the year carry golf bags bearing the name of a fallen […]

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Experts Tell Brenau Audience that Political Landscape Will Change Dramatically After Election Day

Oct 27, 2016

Regardless of who wins the 2016 presidential election, two national political experts with diverse points of view agree: The view into the nation’s political future will look vastly different after voting ends on Nov. 8. Republican pollster and strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder and partner at Echelon Insights, and Democratic organizer and commentator Maria Teresa […]

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Lacrosse Coach Emily Wetmore to Build Golden Tigers’ Newest Intercollegiate Sport from Scratch

Oct 05, 2016

When Brenau University added Horseheads, New York, native Emily Wetmore to its athletics department staff as head lacrosse coach, it gave her a blank slate for building a team – a roster with no players on it and technically no place to play. However, Athletics Director Mike Lochstampfor says if anybody can get a Golden […]

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Brenau Athletics Hall of Fame Inducts Five Pioneers of Golden Tigers Swimming Program

Sep 30, 2016

Brenau University on Saturday, Oct. 1, will induct five new members into its Golden Tigers Athletics Hall of Fame that represent the university’s debut into intercollegiate competitive swimming and the foundation for a Golden Tigers swim team today that’s a perennial contender for conference and national championships. The group, which includes Brenau’s first swim coach […]

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Brenau Solidifies ‘More than the Score’ Test-Optional Admissions Policy

Sep 28, 2016

Brenau University starting immediately will make available to all prospective students its long-standing policy of not requiring SAT or ACT college admissions test scores as a precondition for admission to the 138-year-old Women’s College or any of its coeducational undergraduate programs. The policy previously applied to undergraduate applicants to Brenau who had been out of […]

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October 25 Program Goes ‘Beyond the Talking Points’ with Kristen Soltis Anderson and Maria Teresa Kumar

Sep 21, 2016

Exactly two weeks before the historic 2016 presidential election, Brenau University will host a public program with two of the nation’s most visible experts on the impact women, minorities and younger people now have on American politics. The Oct. 25 program will feature Republican pollster and strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson and Democratic organizer and commentator […]

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Brenau Hosts Opening Reception for ‘Lacuna’ and ‘Quiddity’ Exhibits Sept. 22

Sep 16, 2016

Two vastly different Southern abstract artists will discuss their work Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at an opening reception for their exhibitions at Brenau University Galleries. The event is free and open to the public. “Lacuna: The Space in Between” features the art of Hannah Israel in Sellars Gallery, and “Quiddity” presents the […]

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New Brenau Faculty for 2016-17 Emphasizes Both Science and Arts

Sep 09, 2016

A majority of the 14 new faculty members that joined the Brenau University family for the 2016-17 school year will address growing needs for academic expertise in health sciences professional preparation as well as in traditional English language and literature. Although the university added faculty across the board in its four academic colleges, the College […]

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Brenau in Top 20 of Washington Monthly’s ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ College Listing

Sep 06, 2016

Washington Monthly ranked Brenau University No. 19 in its highly regarded college guide list of “Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges” for 2016. Brenau was one of only five Georgia colleges in the top 20 alongside the Georgia Institute of Technology, Mercer University, Piedmont College and American InterContinental University Atlanta campus. Washington Monthly is […]

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Brenau Selected as One of Six Colleges for $581,000 GICA Grant Program to Combat Sexual Misconduct on Campuses

Aug 30, 2016

Brenau University will participate with five other institutions in a $581,000 statewide study aimed at reducing incidents of sexual assault on college and university campuses. The federally funded study, commissioned by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department Office on Women’s Health, is administered by the Georgia Independent College Association. The six schools involved in […]

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Brenau Welcomes Class of 2020 on Move-In Day

Aug 24, 2016

Brenau University welcomes more than 400 new Women’s College students this fall from 20 states and 10 countries – including 18 early childhood education students from Anhui Normal University in China – as it kicked off the 2016-17 academic year with its traditional residential hall “Move-In Day” Wednesday, Aug. 24. Although the new student group […]

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First Group of Anhui ‘2+2’ Students Arrive on Brenau Campus

Aug 19, 2016

The first wave of Brenau University junior year transfer students arrived Friday, Aug. 19, on the historic campus in Gainesville, Georgia – a city that has a population that is about the same size as the 35,000-student population of Anhui Normal University where they spent the first two years of their undergraduate studies. To say […]

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Entrepreneur Amanda Slavin Brings ‘Fresh Eyes’ as One of Brenau’s Youngest Trustees

Aug 12, 2016

The Brenau University Board of Trustees has appointed Amanda Slavin, CEO and founder of Las Vegas-based CatalystCreativ, as its newest member. Slavin’s three-year term began immediately upon the board’s unanimous vote earlier this year. She will attend her first of the biannual board meetings in November. However, said Brenau President Ed Schrader, she has already […]

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Alecia Webb Becomes Director of Brenau Jacksonville Campus

Aug 09, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, August 9, 2016 – When classes at Brenau University’s north Florida campus resume later this month, they will take place under the watchful eye of longtime Brenau administrator and alumna Alecia Webb, who officially became Jacksonville campus director on July 1. For the past year, Webb has pulled double duty assisting with the […]

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Brenau MBA Ranks No. 1 in Enrollment in Atlanta-area Business Schools

Aug 08, 2016

Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked Brenau University as the top Master of Business Administration program in terms of enrollment in its 2016 listing of business schools in the metropolitan Atlanta area. With 721 students enrolled in the program in 2015-16, No. 1-ranked Brenau moved up on the July 27-published list ahead of Scheller College of Business […]

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Brenau Contracts Aramark for Facilities Maintenance

Aug 02, 2016

Brenau University and Aramark Corp. entered into a long-term contract for Aramark to assume responsibilities for all facilities maintenance services at the university. David Barnett, executive vice president and CFO for the university, said the arrangement will provide immediate benefit for the institution by enabling it to establish a fixed expense for maintenance in future […]

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Kelly Spain Appointed New Augusta Campus Director

Jul 29, 2016

MARTINEZ, Georgia, July 29, 2016 – Kelly Spain, who since 2012 has been academic advising coordinator and office manager for the Brenau University Department of Mathematics & Science in Gainesville, Georgia, began a new position July 25 as director of the Brenau campus that serves the Augusta metropolitan area in Georgia and South Carolina. The […]

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Brenau Grad Returns to Campus as New Alumni Director

Jul 26, 2016

Ashley Morgan Carter did not need directions to find her way around campus on her first day as Brenau University’s alumni director last week. She already knew about the place because her mother, Stacey Henson Morgan, graduated from the Brenau University Women’s College in 1988. Then Carter herself earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees […]

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Brenau Earns National Best Workplace Accolade

Jul 21, 2016

For the second time, Brenau University earned national recognition as one of the best workplaces in the United States. It was among 93 universities and colleges – and the only institution from Georgia – listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2016 “Great Colleges to Work For” rankings. The publication noted that Brenau created and maintained for […]

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