Day of Dance

Oct 21, 2013

Day of Dance at Brenau University from Brenau University on Vimeo. For one day, regional high school dance students converge at Brenau University’s Gainesville campus to learn dance from faculty and outside professionals, see work the current students are producing and learn about the educational opportunities at Brenau. Vincas Greene, the dance department chair at […]

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NY Times Best Selling Author Mary Alice Monroe Appears at Brenau Oct. 21

Oct 20, 2013

New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe appears for a free public speaking engagement at Brenau University’s historic Pearce Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m., to discuss her book, The Butterfly’s Daughter. Monroe, author of more than a dozen novels, non-fiction titles and children’s books, established her forte for “environmental fiction” when […]

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Brenau’s Norcross Campus Re-Opens With Art Exhibitions

Oct 11, 2013

The newly renovated north-Atlanta campus of Brenau University played host to community officials, art lovers, students and faculty during an opening reception that coincided with a dual reception for two art exhibitions, Local Color, an Atlanta Celebrates Photography show which features work from photographers local to the metro-Atlanta community and The Mutable Sea,  a collection […]

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Brenau Launches Second Season of Intimate ‘Sofa Sessions’ for Music Enthusiasts

Oct 09, 2013

It may not be exactly like picking and singing with friends and family in your living room or parlor, but it will be the next best thing when Brenau University on Tuesday, Oct. 15, kicks off the second season of The Sofa Sessions, an intimate interaction between local singers, songwriters and audience members who have […]

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Hello, Lucile! Brenau Officially Dedicates ‘World’s Largest Golden Tiger’ Sculpture to Kick Off 135th Anniversary Celebration

Oct 04, 2013

Brenau University officially celebrated the beginning of its 135th anniversary on Friday with the dedication of what it believes to be the world’s largest golden tiger sculpture as the perfect symbol of the institution’s spirit, academic prowess and nationally ranked intercollegiate sports teams. And, the statute now has a name: Lucile, in honor of Lucile […]

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Schrader Tells Cumming Rotarians Sunbelt Growth Demands Private Education Opportunities

Sep 27, 2013

Brenau President Ed Schrader told members of the South Forsyth Rotary Club in Cumming, Ga., this week that the rapid growth in the Sunbelt region of the United States demands more private higher education opportunities – particularly for adult learners in graduate and undergraduate health care studies. With public education reeling from both political and […]

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John Jarrard Foundation Brings Top Songwriters to Gainesville

Sep 06, 2013

Five songwriters with more than 30 hit songs headline the 12th annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert Songwriters in the Round Show Sept. 20-21. Singer/songwriters Kent Blazy, Kim Williams, Doug Johnson, Jim Collins and Bob Morrison will take the stage on Saturday, Sept. 21 on Brenau University’s Front Lawn to honor the late John Jarrard, Gainesville […]

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Civil Rights Forum Points to Education as the Answer

Aug 28, 2013

Audio | Gallery By Carly Sharec Education is the key to improving equality and decreasing divides within communities. That was the main point made at an open conversation Tuesday evening. Sponsored by The Times and Brenau University, the dialogue about race relations and equality was set to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March […]

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2013 Fall Formal Convocation

Aug 27, 2013

Students, staff and faculty filled Pearce Auditorium Tuesday afternoon for the 2013 Fall Formal Convocation. Brenau University Professor of Mathematics and Science and convocation speaker, Dr. Carolyn Giberson, left the student body with some sound advice after addressing a few issues that she has found important after her “roughly 82 years as a teacher and […]

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Seasoned Academic Leadership Robert Shippey Joins Brenau Development Team

Aug 27, 2013

Dr. Robert Clifford Shippey Jr., a veteran academic leader, has joined the staff at Brenau University as senior director of development responsible for legacy gifts and major donations for the long-term growth of the institution. Shippey, a native of Warner Robins, Ga., came to Brenau in May from Bluefield College in Bluefield, Va., where for […]

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Brenau University Welcomes One of the Largest First-Year Classes for 2013-14

Aug 20, 2013

With hugs, smiles and a few tear-filled moments, scores of new first-year students said goodbye to their families Wednesday, Aug. 21, as they began moving into dormitories, sizing up sororities and planning classes as part of one of the largest freshman class ever to enroll at the Brenau University Women’s College. Brenau officials estimate that […]

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Brenau Trustee Richard Leet, 1926 – 2013

Aug 10, 2013

Richard H. Leet, retired vice chairman of Amoco Corporation and a member of the Board of Trustees at Brenau University, died on Friday, Aug. 9, in Gainesville, Ga. He was 86. Throughout his career and following his retirement as a top executive with one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies, Leet was active in many […]

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RISE Graduation

Jul 26, 2013

Children in the Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience, RISE, camp graduated Friday, July 26, at the Davis Street Community center among friends, family and their summer camp teachers. The program, which started last year, was put in place by a group of Brenau University students, including Anna Lopera and Hannah Norwood, partnering with the Gainesville […]

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Brenau University Explores the Roles of Women, Clothing Throughout History and Celebrates a Decade of Student Art With a Dual Reception

Jun 18, 2013

The Brenau Galleries are celebrating two summer exhibitions, The Good Wife and Brenau Family Ties, Thursday, June 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. with a reception of light fares and a talk beginning in the Leo Castelli Gallery in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts on the Gainesville campus. After the 6 p.m. talk for The Good Wife, the […]

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New Summer Songwriter Series lets audiences get up close to the music at Brenau Downtown Center

May 30, 2013

A new concert series this summer will bring six of the South’s best known and most prolific songwriters to an intimate setting in Brenau University’s Theatre on the Square in downtown Gainesville, Ga. The Summer Songwriter Series kicks off Saturday, June 8, in the intimate 300-seat auditorium at Brenau’s Downtown Center (formerly the Georgia Mountains […]

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Brenau University hosts acclaimed musicians in Summer Songwriter Series

May 29, 2013

Two established songwriters who also have credits in front of the camera will take to the stage Saturday, June 8, at Brenau University’s Theatre on the Square in downtown Gainesville, Ga. John Ford Coley and Alex Harvey open the new Summer Songwriter Series on Saturday, June 8, from 7-9 p.m., at Brenau’s newest venue, an intimate 300-seat auditorium […]

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Macon and Tifton Teams Win Rights to Compete in Las Vegas as Grand Champions of Brenau University’s 5th Barbecue Championship

May 25, 2013

Dixie-Que of Macon, Ga., and Smokin’ 42 Barbecue from Tifton, Ga., earned rights to compete in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas after winning Grand Champion status in the Memphis Barbecue Network and Georgia Barbecue Association competitions here Saturday, May 25, at the 5th Annual Brenau University Barbecue Championship. The Dixie-Que team, headed by Rick […]

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Brenau Barbecue Championship Goes Digital With Online Community

May 24, 2013

The Fifth Annual Brenau Barbecue Championship opens at 10 a.m. Saturday to the smell of wood smoke and barbecue, sounds of local musicians including Gainesville’s Back in Time and other attractions like a classic car show, a supervised kids’ play area and other things to appeal to all your senses. But if you are one […]

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Weather Forecasts Best Brenau Barbecue Ever

May 23, 2013

According to forecasts, temperatures Friday night for the 6 p.m. opening of the festival’s preview party and musical performances in the Brenau Amphitheatre should be in the low 70s with a slight breeze and 0 percent chance of rain. Saturday temperatures are expected to be in the temperate 60s when the festival opens its gates at 10 a.m. and move to the high […]

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Brenau Barbecue Can Accomodate 100+ Classic Cars May 25

May 22, 2013

If you like Deuce Coupes, Ford Model As, Chevy 409s, Corvettes, AMXes, AC Cobras, Challengers, GTOs and anything else produced on wheels between 1930 and 1997, the Brenau Barbecue Championship Car Show is the place to be on Saturday, May 25. In addition to seeing scores of classic cars, patrons also will be in striking distance […]

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