Golden Tiger Courtney Hayward Sets Record in 500-Yard Freestyle Win on First Day of NAIA Championship Meet

Mar 04, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ga., March 3, 2016 – Brenau University junior Courtney Hayward’s theme song is “Eye of the Tiger.” But it was the kick of the Golden Tiger that carried Hayward to her third straight 500-yard freestyle title Thursday night at the 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Swimming & Diving national championships. The Australian swimmer […]

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Student-Athlete Courtney Hayward Named National Swimmer of the Week

Feb 19, 2016

Brenau University junior Courtney Hayward has been named a National Swimmer of the Week by College Swimming following an outstanding performance at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships in Christiansburg, Virginia, last week. The Townsville, Australia, native led the No. 2 nationally ranked Golden Tigers to the team’s second straight conference title with first-place finishes in […]

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‘RE-peat’: Golden Tigers Swimmers Win 2nd Conference Title

Feb 15, 2016

The No. 2 nationally ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers swim team overwhelmed second-place contender Wheeling Jesuit to capture the university’s second straight Appalachian Swimming Conference championship in Christianburg, Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 13. The next stop for the Brenau team is the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics U.S. championship meet in Columbus, Georgia, March 2-6. The Tigers finished that […]

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President Ed Schrader Appointed to National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Board

Feb 04, 2016

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities on Feb. 3 elected Brenau University President Ed Schrader to a three-year term on the governing board of directors during the higher education public policy organization’s annual meeting in the nation’s capital. Schrader is one of 14 new members of the 47-member board who assumed their responsibilities […]

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An Intense Look Into Psychology for 600 High School Students

Jan 27, 2016

Brenau University opens its Gainesville historic campus to nearly 600 high school students – some of whom are traveling from as far away as Savannah, Georgia – for a day of special psychology-themed events Friday, Jan. 29. Students will begin the day with a screening of the award-winning 2015 drama The Stanford Prison Experiment at […]

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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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