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Anne Skleder and Rebecca Alexander shake hands

Brenau President Anne Skleder and Gwinnett Technical College Vice President of Academic Affairs Rebecca Alexander shake hands after signing the agreement. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau, Gwinnett Tech sign interior design credit transfer agreement

Apr 18, 2022

Brenau University has entered an agreement with Gwinnett Technical College that makes it easier for students who earn associate degrees in interior design from the technical college to transfer credits to Brenau toward a bachelor’s degree. “We are delighted to partner with Gwinnett Technical College because articulation agreements like the one we’ve signed today strengthen […]

Pinwheels in the ground outside the Owens Student Center honor Brenau's veteran and active duty military students.

Rosanne Short places a pinwheel in the ground outside the Owens Student Center in 2016 to honor Brenau's veteran and active duty military students. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau designated a Military Friendly college for 2022-23

Apr 15, 2022

Brenau University has been named a Military Friendly college for the 2022-23 school year by Military Friendly Schools, a designation it has held consistently during the last 10 years. Brenau exceeded all standards and was awarded gold status this year. Director of Military and Veteran Services Rosanne Short said the distinction is not just a […]

Reignite the Flame: Alumni Reunion Weekend & May Day, April 28-30, 2022

Brenau prepares to Reignite the Flame for return to in-person Alumni Reunion Weekend

Apr 12, 2022

Brenau University alumni will “reignite the flame” April 28-30 on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus with the first in-person Alumni Reunion Weekend since March 2020. “This year’s reunion is going to be so special after two years of virtual gatherings,” said Director of Alumni Engagement Ashley Carter, WC ’09, BU ’12, ’22. “Reunion weekend is by […]

ribbon-cutting Darby School

Brenau University celebrated the new home of the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling in the Gainesville Renaissance on the Brenau Downtown Campus From left: Doug and Kay Ivester, Julie Battle, Lynn and Diane Darby, Anne Skleder and Mike Smith.

Brenau cuts ribbon on new downtown home for Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling

Apr 06, 2022

Brenau University celebrated the opening of the new home of the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling in the Gainesville Renaissance on the Brenau Downtown Campus on Thursday, April 7, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new building, which completes the fourth side of Gainesville’s downtown square, was developed by Gainesville native Doug […]

Michael Kleeman speaks during a panel at the opening session of the research symposium.

Michael Kleeman speaks during a panel at the Research Symposium. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Research Symposium brings people, information together

Apr 04, 2022

Students, faculty and guests joined together for Brenau University’s annual Research Symposium on Friday, March 25, to present, share and engage in varying types of research. The event, held in a hybrid format at the Brenau Downtown Center and via Zoom, included about 60 presentations. “We’re trying to create this experience where the students are […]

The Secret Garden. Music and lyrics by Marsha Norman, music by Lucy Simon. Adapted from the novel by Fances Hodgson Brunett.

Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents first musical on Brenau campus since 2020

Mar 31, 2022

For the first time in two years, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance is returning to the stage on Brenau University’s historic Gainesville campus for performances of The Secret Garden. The show will take place April 8-16 in the Hosch Theatre and is GTA’s first at Brenau since Pippin in February 2020. Tracey Brent-Chessum, GTA associate artistic […]

Brenau President Skleder and Women's Leadership Colloquium

Women's Leadership Colloquium

Hundreds find joy, inspiration at Women’s Leadership Colloquium

Mar 18, 2022

Some 200 people, both in-person and via livestream, participated in Brenau University’s eighth annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium on Friday, March 18, to learn about the power of female leadership. The colloquium celebrated the “L” year of The Women’s College GOLD Program, which focuses on “Leadership: The Joy in Doing.” Conversations examined the unique potential and […]

Anne Skleder and Tim McDonald shake hands

Brenau, Lanier Tech sign articulation agreements for interior design, business courses

Mar 16, 2022

Brenau University has inked two articulation agreements with Lanier Technical College to smooth the process of transferring associate degree credits for students who wish to continue their education. “Brenau University is pleased to partner with Lanier Technical College to broaden higher education opportunities for students in our region,” Brenau President Anne Skleder said. “Brenau’s new […]

Washington-Hubbard selected as dean of College of Business & Communication

Mar 07, 2022

The Brenau University Provost’s Office announced on Monday, March 7, Shatrela Washington-Hubbard, Ph.D., will be the Swinton A. Griffith III Dean of the College of Business & Communication, effective immediately. Washington-Hubbard previously had served as interim dean since August 2021. James Eck, Ph.D., provost and vice president of academic affairs at Brenau, praised Washington-Hubbard for […]

From left, Brenau Women's Leadership Colloquium speaker Belle S. Wheelan, Robin Dudley and Cay Drew; and Dean of The Women's College Debra Dobkins

Women’s Leadership Colloquium focuses on the ‘joy in doing’

Mar 01, 2022

The power of female leadership will be discussed at Brenau University’s eighth annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium on Friday, March 18. The colloquium celebrates the “L” year of The Women’s College GOLD Program, which focuses on “Leadership: The Joy in Doing.” Conversations will examine the unique potential and challenges of women in leadership positions and feature […]

Trustee shares love of bird art and birdwatching with gallery guests

Feb 25, 2022

Visitors to the Feb. 24 gallery talk for Bird Art in the Age of Discovery and Beyond: Works from the Stubblefield Collection were treated to a history of avian art and ornithology, punctuated with humorous personal stories from Brenau trustee Dr. Michael Stubblefield. Circling the Sellars Gallery in Brenau University’s Simmons Visual Arts Center, Stubblefield […]

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Brenau Vocal Chamber Ensemble featured at music conference

Feb 23, 2022

The Brenau University Vocal Chamber Ensemble was one of just three featured choirs chosen to sing in the lobby of the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia, at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference on Jan. 28. Requiring an audition for acceptance, VCE is a select student ensemble with a repertoire that includes vocal chamber music […]

Brenau establishes Miller Institute for Global Education

Feb 17, 2022

Brenau University has established the Miller Institute for Global Education to guide its internationalization plans that aim to increase students’ global awareness, an initiative key to the university’s mission and its strategic plan. The institute is funded by an estate gift from Board Secretary Pete Miller, who has been a Brenau trustee since 1998, and […]

Brenau leaders holding hands

Dr. Margie Gill and President Anne Skleder, center, join hands at the end of the convocation. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau recognizes Black history, MLK Jr. legacy at winter convocation

Feb 14, 2022

Brenau University celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and honored Black History Month at its annual winter convocation on Thursday, Feb. 10. Dr. Margie Gill, BU ’10, interim executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Brenau and associate professor of psychology, was the keynote speaker. The event was co-sponsored by the […]

Dancers in a performance at Days of Dance

Days of Dance Performance Jan. 29, 2022, Burd for Performing Arts Brenau University

Brenau students, faculty involved in Alabama Dance Festival, Days of Dance

Feb 11, 2022

Faculty and students in Brenau University’s Dance Department have been busy this spring semester, participating in the Alabama Dance Festival from Jan. 14-23 and hosting Days of Dance the following weekend. For the annual ADF event in Birmingham, students submitted works to an adjudication panel, and sophomore Jalicia Costa and junior Brianna Gutierrez were selected […]

Madia Cooper-Ashirifi introduces a musical and dance performance of Fanga Alafia during a past Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation.

Madia Cooper-Ashirifi introduces a musical and dance performance of Fanga Alafia during a past Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation.

Black Faculty and Staff Association events to showcase excellence, communication

Feb 01, 2022

The Brenau University Black Faculty and Staff Association will celebrate Black culture and people of color in February during several events for Black History Month, including the rescheduled Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation now planned for Thursday, Feb. 10. In addition to its monthly meetings, the BFSA also has other events planned throughout the spring […]

Domestic Violence Breakfast

Professor Julie Battle named Callaway Professorial Chair

Jan 26, 2022

Julie V. Battle, Ph.D., professor of psychology and chair of the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling at Brenau University, has been named a Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair. “Dr. Battle represents the type of professor that the Callaway Professorial Chair is intended to recognize, reward and retain,” Brenau President Anne Skleder […]

Left to right: Jennifer Wilson Loggins, Lisa Christopher, and Didi Cassell

Tutoring, accessibility services restructured to better serve students

Jan 21, 2022

Tutoring at Brenau University’s historic Gainesville campus will look a little different starting this semester with the creation of the Center for Academic Success. Changes have been made to streamline services formerly offered in various locations to provide the most beneficial support for students, according to Didi Cassell, Brenau’s executive director of academic initiatives and […]

Brenau moves classes online to start spring semester

Jan 07, 2022

Based on COVID-19 trends in the community and state, Brenau University decided on Thursday, Jan. 6, to delay on-ground classes for the spring semester until Wednesday, Jan. 12, and temporarily move the majority of these courses online. Brenau believes taking this proactive measure at the beginning of the semester will help the university fulfill its […]

Medical scholars learn different medical treatments.

Medical Scholars Program continues to engage local high school students

Dec 16, 2021

Since 2015, Brenau University’s Ivester College of Health Sciences has been providing hands-on learning experiences for students from local high schools through the Medical Scholars Program. There are 11 public and private high schools in Gainesville and Hall County included in the program, along with Dawson County High School. This academic year, the 69 area […]