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New Brenau Competitive Shooting Coach Ed Fickey Begins Recruiting for 2017-2018 Season

Feb 03, 2017

Brenau University Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor announced this week Ed Fickey as the university’s new competitive shooting head coach. Fickey, who already works part-time at Brenau as an adjunct instructor in the College of Business & Mass Communication, has coached youth shotgun sports at Cherokee Gun Club in Gainesville for decades. “I started teaching at […]

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Brenau Signs First Two Players To New Lacrosse Team

Feb 03, 2017

Brenau University signed its first two players to the new Golden Tigers lacrosse team on National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 1. Allie McConnell from Cumming, Georgia, and Bonnie Lauman from Waxhaw, North Carolina, signed to the Brenau team led by Head Coach Emily Wetmore. Lauman, a senior at Marvin Ridge High School, plays midfield for […]

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Brenau Taps Veteran Academic Leader Jim Eck for Provost Post

Jan 30, 2017

Dr. James C. Eck, a nationally recognized expert on the nexus of professional teaching and meaningful learning in higher education, will join the administration of Brenau University on June 1 as provost and vice president of academic affairs. In that role Eck succeeds Dr. Nancy Krippel, who will retire effective July 1. He currently serves […]

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Golden Tigers Swim Team Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans

Jan 25, 2017

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America this week named the Brenau University Golden Tigers swim team a Scholar All-America Team for its academic performance. The award recognizes teams that achieved a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher during the 2016 fall semester. The Golden Tigers’ GPA for the semester was 3.42, above […]

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Nursing Director Dina Hewett Named to State Board’s Nursing Education Committee

Jan 25, 2017

Dina Hewett, director of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing at Brenau University, was recently appointed to the Nursing Education Committee for the Georgia Board of Nursing. Hewett is one of 13 members of the Nursing Education Committee. The state board uses advisory committees to assist with its regulatory work. Committee members review issues […]

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Golden Tigers Tennis Team Ranked No. 1 in Preseason Poll

Jan 18, 2017

Coaches in the Southern States Athletic Conference picked the Brenau University Golden Tigers tennis team to finish first in the league for the 2017 season in their preseason poll. That’s the first time Brenau earned the No. 1 spot in the poll since it began SSAC play. The Tigers ranked No. 5 in the nation […]

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89.1 WBCX Radio Station Management Enhances Opportunities for Student Experience

Jan 13, 2017

With plans afoot to expand Brenau University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in mass communication, the day-to-day management of the university’s wide-area, continuously operating radio station 89.1 WBCX now falls under the academic Department of Mass Communication. Dr. Juli Clay, who became chair of the mass communication department in July, now has responsibility for overseeing all […]

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Winter Commencements Include a Marriage Proposal and a 40-Year Awaited Graduation

Dec 17, 2016

Brenau University winter commencement for 451 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 17, included completion of a journey for one graduate who started his quest for a Brenau bachelor’s degree more than 40 years ago and a surprise marriage proposal for a graduate student. At the 10 a.m. ceremony in Pearce Auditorium on the Gainesville campus, Katoya […]

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Golden Tigers to Join Appalachian Athletic Conference

Dec 09, 2016

The Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) continues to expand its reach with the addition of a new full-time member in Brenau University effective for the 2017-18 season. Located in Gainesville, Georgia, Brenau becomes the 14th full member of the AAC. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Brenau has been competing in the Southern […]

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Brenau Instructors Part of International Mediation Program in Krakow, Poland

Dec 07, 2016

Two representatives from Brenau University take their expertise in mediation, law and conflict resolution across the globe for the inaugural Mediation Certification Programme Wednesday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 11, in Krakow, Poland. Ken Frank, director of Brenau’s Conflict Resolution & Legal Studies program, and his wife Mary Lou Frank, adjunct instructor in Brenau’s psychology […]

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Writing Class Explores Northeast Georgia Homelessness in Group Storytelling Project

Dec 02, 2016

Editorial and feature writing students in a Brenau University mass communication class will host the release of a special publication, “The Brenau Facing Project: Facing Homelessness in Gainesville & Hall County” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy Street. The event is free […]

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Undergraduate Psychology Degree Added to Prestigious Online Programs

Nov 29, 2016

Starting in early 2017, Brenau University will expand its catalog of degrees available entirely through online studies to include an undergraduate degree in psychology. According to Christina White, who oversees online student recruitment for the 138-year-old university, Brenau has already registered some students for the program that is scheduled to start in January. However, enrollment […]

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Alumna and Trustee Brings Costume Design Mentor Diana Eden for Three-Day Workshop

Nov 21, 2016

Costume designer and Emmy Award nominee Diana Eden brought her decades of talent and experience in the costume industry to Brenau University for a three-day workshop. The event, titled Diana Eden: The Art of Costume Design, included three days of master classes that began Sunday, Nov. 20 and continued through Tuesday, Nov. 22. The class […]

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Brenau Dedicates Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing Following Ivester Foundation Grant

Nov 16, 2016

Brenau University’s School of Nursing was dedicated Tuesday, Nov. 15, for long-time New Holland/Gainesville community resident Mary Inez Grindle. The dedication of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing was made possible through a gift of the Melvin Douglas and Victoria Kay Ivester Foundation, funded by Grindle’s daughter and son-in-law. Additionally, the naming coincides with […]

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Brenau Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly Schools List

Nov 11, 2016

For the third consecutive year, Pennsylvania-based Victory Media has awarded Brenau University its prestigious designation as a Military Friendly School. The Military Friendly Schools designation helps armed services members, veterans and their families select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education needed to continue to advance in their military careers or […]

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Cheer Team Shows Big Spirit on the Big Screen in New Ang Lee Movie

Nov 10, 2016

Brenau University’s nationally competitive cheer and dance team this week will step onto a national stage of another sort with their appearance in Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee’s film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” which opens nationwide in theaters on Friday, Nov. 11. The movie tells the story of titular character Billy Lynn, a 19-year-old […]

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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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