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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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Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Speaks at Open-to-the-Public Program Jan. 20

Jan 12, 2016

NOTE: This event has been postponed due to inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled and a date will be announced as soon as available. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, one of the most significant figures of the American civil rights movement, will appear for a public presentation at Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on […]

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Golden Tigers Golf Team Selects 2015-16 Honoree for Folds of Honor Tribute

Jan 11, 2016

The Brenau University golf team has selected Private First Class Theron V. Hobbs as their official honoree for the 2015-2016 WGCA/Folds of Honor Military Tribute Program. The team will carry a custom golf bag printed with PFC Hobbs’ name and rank to honor his service, bravery and ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. “Carrying the […]

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Jasper Johns Exhibition Helps Brenau Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Galleries and Permanent Art Collection

Jan 08, 2016

Shows through April 21 Showcase Additional Work by Warhol, Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein and Other Modern Arts Icons Brenau University celebrates the 25th anniversary of the commencement of its acclaimed art galleries programs and the beginnings of one of the most impressive university-owned permanent art collections Jan. 14 through March 17 with a special recognition of where […]

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Ceremonies Mark ‘Day of Beginnings’ for First Wintertime Graduates

Dec 12, 2015

With weather more comparable to a May graduation day than the season for Christmas wreaths on the university president’s door, Brenau University today officially awarded 455 undergraduate and graduate diplomas at the institution’s first “winter” commencement exercises in its 137-year history. Brenau President Ed Schrader called the occasion of the two ceremonies in historic Pearce […]

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First Winter Commencement Ceremonies Honor 450 Graduates

Dec 09, 2015

More than 450 undergraduates and graduates will be eligible to receive diplomas when Brenau University marks its first winter commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 12. The two ceremonies will be held in Pearce Auditorium on the Brenau historic campus in Gainesville. However, they will both be broadcast – another first for Brenau – via a […]

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#GivingTuesday is Your Chance to Support Our Students

Nov 30, 2015

#GivingTuesday, a response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, encourages individuals the world over to spend their time, efforts and resources on charitable causes. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Brenau University is asking its alumni to participate in the global day of philanthropy by donating to the university’s ForeverGold campaign, which not only benefits staff development and campus upgrades, but […]

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Brenau Celebrates Veterans Day with Campus Display

Nov 11, 2015
To commemorate Veterans Day, Brenau University honored its veterans and active service members with a special Gainesville historic campus display paying tribute to all 220 of its current students on all campuses with military ties. Brenau staff planted red, white and blue pinwheels – all adorned with the names of students who are or have [...]
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National Television Docudrama Bolsters Credibility of Brenau’s Dare Stone Collection as a Possible Key to Solving 400-year-old Lost Roanoke Colony Mystery

Oct 29, 2015

Brenau University’s curious collection of large, inscribed rocks once purported to hold the key to the disappearance of the English colony from coastal North Carolina more than 400 years ago apparently gained a measure of historic importance with the production and broadcast of a two-hour special Monday, Oct. 26, on the History Channel cable television […]

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Brenau Takes Center Stage in National TV Production about Dare Stones and Lost Colony

Oct 22, 2015

NOTE: Brenau students, faculty and staff are invited to view the program, Roanoke: Search for the Lost Colony, in the Thurmond-McRae Lecture Hall adjacent to the Trustee Library at 625 Academy St., on the historic campus in Gainesville at 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26. When the History Channel airs its nationally broadcast two-hour special Monday night […]

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Augusta Campus Collecting Flood Relief Donations

Oct 07, 2015

Students, faculty and staff at the Brenau University Augusta campus are doing their part to help out those impacted by flooding in South Carolina by collecting bottled water donations. Members of the local community are asked to drop off donations at the first floor lobby of the 111 Davis Road facility in Martinez, Georgia. Brenau […]

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Golden Tigers Top Appalachian Swimming Conference Preseason Rankings

Oct 07, 2015

The Appalachian Swimming Conference coaches poll has ranked the Brenau Golden Tigers, last year’s conference champions, in the No. 1 spot in its 2015-16 preseason rankings. After dominating the field to win the ASC title in last season’s championship meet, the Tigers went on to claim third place in the nation, its highest finish ever, […]

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Mock Mediation Invitational Returns Oct. 9-10

Oct 06, 2015

One of the South’s largest conflict resolution competitions returns next week as Brenau University hosts its 13th annual Invitational Mock Mediation Tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10. Seven institutions from Georgia, Texas, Ohio and Tennessee have registered for the Brenau event, which is regarded as a crucial warm-up run for the international mock mediation competition […]

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The Best of the Best: Bill Rogers and Three Top Tennis Players Join Brenau University’s Athletics Hall of Fame

Oct 03, 2015

One of the most accomplished coaches in the history of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is among the latest inductees in Brenau University’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Former Brenau head tennis coach Dr. Bill Rogers quite literally led the 2015-16 hall of fame class, as the other three other inductees – Leyla Ogan, Helene […]

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Brenau Cross Country Wins Piedmont College Invitational Championship

Oct 03, 2015

Heather Estetter earned her first championship as Brenau cross country head coach Saturday, as the Golden Tigers bested four other teams and finished first overall in a women’s 6K event at the 2015 Piedmont College Invitational. The first place finish in Demorest comes after a fifth place finish at the Dalton State College Twilight Cross […]

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Tonight’s Soccer Game Postponed

Oct 01, 2015

Due to inclement weather, tonight’s soccer game between Brenau University and Auburn University Montgomery has been cancelled. “With all parties looking at the weather forecast for tonight and thinking primarily about the safety of our athletes, we agreed to reschedule tonight’s soccer match to a later date,” said Brenau Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor. The cancellation […]

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Community Health Care Institutions Celebrate Nursing Excellence with Annual Recognition

Sep 21, 2015

Brenau University’s School of Nursing will host the annual Masters in the Art of Nursing program Wednesday, Sept. 23, to celebrate contributions of six longtime professional caregivers from northeast Georgia. Initiated six years ago by the late Gainesville, Georgia, business and civic leader Charles E. “Gus” Whalen as a partnership of the region’s leading nursing […]

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Golden Tigers Earn National ‘Champions of Character’ Honor for Sportsmanship and Service

Sep 17, 2015

For the second year in a row, Brenau has posted a “silver star” rating in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Champions of Character program that celebrates college athletes’ in-game sportsmanship on the field, on-campus integrity and community service. Basing its scores on a wide range of criteria, the NAIA states on its Champions of […]

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