Category: News

Brenau offers up a taste of the lowcountry with reception for cookbook author Joseph Dabney

Aug 26, 2011

Brenau University will host a tasting reception and signing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, for Joseph E. Dabney, author of “The Food, Folklore and Art of Lowcountry Cooking.” The reception will be in the Wilkes Board Room and veranda on the campus at One Centennial Circle in Gainesville. It is free and […]

Brenau jumps in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Aug 26, 2011

In one of the nation’s best rating systems for higher education institutions, Brenau University moved up five places in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings of best colleges and universities and for the sixth consecutive year placed in the top 15 ratings for best educational value in the 11-state southeastern region. According to […]

Brenau Project Management Master’s Program Wins Recognition by International Standards Organization

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University won recognition as a Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute, the professional standards body that establishes globally recognized best practices, credentials for expertise and resources for professional development and networking in the project management profession.   The PMI sanction adds additional credibility to one of Brenau’s newest – and most popular – […]

Princeton Review Tags Brenau ‘Best In The Southeast’

Aug 25, 2011

For the seventh year in a row, The Princeton Review, a national education services company based in Framingham, Mass., named Brenau University Women’s College as one of the best colleges in the Southeast in its 2011 ratings of more than 620 higher education institutions in the United States. On a scale of 60 to 99, […]

Brenau University Hosts 8th Annual Intercollegiate Mediation Competition Oct. 1-2

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University will host its 8th annual mock mediation tournament here Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2, an intercollegiate competition designed to give students practical experience as well as to illuminate one of the fastest-growing methods of solving legal disputes without costly, time-consuming litigation and courtroom dramatics.  This year six teams from colleges and universities in […]

Brenau Hosts World Premiere of Pottorf’s ‘Links’

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University presents the first showing anywhere of some new multi-canvass, multimedia works by Captiva, Fla.-based artist Darryl Pottorf, a longtime collaborator and friend of the iconic artist Robert Rauschenberg.The exhibit of a new series entitled Links will be on display from Thursday, Oct. 7, through Nov. 21 in the Sellars Gallery on Brenau University’s […]

Muslim-born Women’s Rights Advocate Taslima Nasrin Appears at Brenau

Aug 25, 2011

Dr. Taslima Nasrin, the Muslim-born Bengali ex-doctor, author, feminist and self-proclaimed secular humanist will spend time on the Brenau University campus Oct. 4-8 and will give a public presentation Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 7-9 p.m. in Thurmond McRae auditorium on the university’s Gainesville campus. Nasrin, a political refugee from her native Bangladesh since 1994 who […]

Leo Castelli’s Famous ‘Circle’ Included Brenau University

Aug 25, 2011

By Catherine Fox Leo Castelli, whose name emblazons the gallery in Brenau University’s John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, was one of the greatest art dealers of the 20th century. And, for close to a decade he served here on the Brenau University Board of Trustees. Possessed of an eye for spotting emerging […]

Jody Wall Becomes Brenau President’s Chief of Staff

Aug 25, 2011

Jody York Wall, who for the past decade has been an administrative anchor in the executive offices of Brenau University, has been named chief of staff to Brenau President Ed Schrader. Wall joined the Brenau executive team in 2001 as assistant to then-President John S. Burd. Following Burd’s announced retirement, she assisted the search committee […]

Six First-Year Students Receive Brenau University Servant-Leader Scholarships

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University announced that six first-year students will each receive a $500 scholarship from the university’s Servant-Leader Scholarship program. They will join nine upper-class students who were previously tapped for the scholarship program. Scott Briell, senior vice president for enrollment management and student services, and the Rev. Don Harrison, university chaplain, said the six were […]

Brenau Launches Metro Atlanta Alumni Group

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University Atlanta-area alumni will gather at Paizanos Italian Bistro at 7 Jones St. in the historic section of Norcross at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 in the first open event for the newly created BU Metro Atlanta Alumni Network. Although the program is aimed primarily at engaging alumni from the university’s online and […]

Trustees Name Graduate School for Judge Smith, Approve Nursing Doctorate Program for 2011

Aug 25, 2011

The Brenau University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name all of its graduate programs after former U.S. District Judge Sidney O. Smith Jr. and to launch the process for creating its first doctoral degree-granting program. Smith, who is a fourth generation member of the governing board of the 132-year-old Gainesville, Ga.-based institution, received the […]

Smithgall and Stafford Join Brenau Board

Aug 25, 2011

A Brenau University alumna who had served two previous terms on the university’s governing board and an Atlanta businessman whose parents were both members joined the Brenau Board of Trustees and attended their first meeting Oct. 22.  At the recent fall meeting of the Brenau board, long-time member Sidney O. Smith Jr., nominated and won […]

Project Kaleidoscope Gathering at Brenau Aims at Improving Science and Math Instruction

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University on Friday, Nov. 19, will host more than 80 college and university professors and administrators in the Atlanta regional meeting for Project Kaleidoscope, the academic leadership organization created to improve undergraduate programs in the so-called STEM disciplines – undergraduate programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Although Friday’s program has […]

Brenau Honors Trulove and Daniel with Highest Nonacademic Awards

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University conferred its top non-academic awards Thursday night on Gainesville business leader Carole Ann Carter Daniel and on third-generation Clermont dairy farmer Dixie Truelove for their service to the community and the university. Brenau University President Ed Schrader presented the three awards at a Chattahoochee Country Club dinner honoring about 200 financial supporters who contributed […]

Accreditation Board Elevates Brenau University Status to a Doctoral Degree-Granting Institution

Aug 25, 2011

The Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved Brenau University’s application to become a Level V doctoral degree-granting institution, paving the way for Brenau to launch a Doctor of Nursing Practice program in August 2011 and at least two other doctorates as early as 2012. The Commission […]

Brenau Chaplain Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Ordination to Priesthood

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University’s Chaplain Don Harrison celebrates the 50th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood Sunday, Dec. 19, at St. Anthony’s Episcopal Church in Winder following the 10 a.m. service.  For those who want to attend, the church is located at 174 St. Anthony Dr. in Winder. Harrison is a native of Atlanta and a […]

Brenau Academy Shifts Focus to ‘Early College’

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau University‘s Brenau Academy, the oldest girl’s preparatory school in Georgia, will this year begin a transformation to an institution that provides extraordinary students with an “early college” experience in which they could accumulate up to two years’ worth of college credits by time they receive their high school diplomas. Starting in the 2011-12 academic […]

Brenau North Georgia Campuses Will Be Closed on Monday, Jan. 10

Aug 25, 2011

Brenau’s North Georgia campuses will be closed and all class cancelled on Monday, Jan. 10, due to anticipated hazardous conditions caused by winter weather. This announcement affects Gainesville, Norcross, Fairburn and Augusta. Any announcement related to Tuesday operations will be posted later. Originally published on 1/09/11  

Brenau Postpones Sidney O. Smith Jr. Appreciation Dinner

Aug 25, 2011

Due to hazardous weather conditions, Brenau University announced postponement of the Sidney O. Smith Jr. appreciation dinner that was scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 11. Matt Thomas, vice president for external relations at the university, says the event will be rescheduled for a time in March that will be announced later. Originally published on 1/10/11