• Brenau University President Ed Schrader welcomes faculty and staff to the opening meeting before the start of the 2015-16 school year.

    Growing Gold

    Hardy souls still discover places in North Georgia between Lake Allatoona and Lake Lanier, not too far from the Brenau historic campus in Gainesville, where they can grab shovels and sluice pans then follow the red blazes hacked into pine trees on public lands to a nice, fast-running creek to see if they can hit the alluvial lottery. These ancient […]

  • Dr. Julie Battle, chair of Brenau Department of Psychology

    Battle Tested

    Brenau psychology professor Julie Battle brings a special strength to the war on child abuse: empathy. She helps victims understand what has happened to them and more effectively communicate their stories in a quest for justice. By James Swift In his seminal work, Beyond Good and Evil, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche sternly warned those […]

  • From left, Jing Chen with fellow alumna Jennifer Lewis, WC ’02, at an alumni gathering in New York; Autumn Zhao with the Abbot of the Buddhist temple she is helping to build near her hometown in China; and U.S. Army Capt. Yao Yao Zhu in Norcross, Georgia, trying to recruit future occupational therapists to military service

    China Influence Shapes Women’s College, Builds Loyal Global Alumni Base

    In the photos above, from the left, Jing Chen with fellow alumna Jennifer Lewis, WC ’02, at an alumni gathering in New York; Autumn Zhao with the Abbot of the Buddhist temple she is helping to build near her hometown in China; and U.S. Army Capt. Yao Yao Zhu in Norcross, Georgia, trying to recruit future […]

  • Mary Katherine Jabbia

    Student Profile: Mary Katherine Jabbia

    MK Jabbia, Senior from Slidell, Louisiana Strength and Discipline: Started swimming at age 6 and has not stopped; trains year-round; four years as varsity swimmer in breaststroke and relays and major contributor to No. 2-ranked Golden Tigers’ contention for national championships; six-time All-America honoree in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Mind: Biology major with plans to attend pharmacy school in Savannah or New Orleans; […]

  • Fitness Center Director and Softball Coach Gary Hatfield

    Body of Work

    A legendary football coach once said that success follows speed. Brenau’s intercollegiate athletes have discovered that good old-fashioned muscle also plays into that equation. At the gym, Lammy Sokunbi, batting spiky eyelash extensions and wearing a flashy headband that restrains an elaborate coil of hair, looks primped just right for her major – fashion design […]

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Honorable Mention by Rudi Kiefer

Brenau’s ‘Best and Brightest’

In front of the Academy building on the Gainesville campus a Women’s College student group huddles in clusters of three, each collectively molding handfuls of sand and water into shapes. Some insert little sticks of wood and pat the goop with their hands to solidify it. Others pour more water into the low spots, cheering […]

Talking with another side of the World by Candice Dyer. At Brenau, language and how we use it, is the heart of human communication.

Talking with the other side of the world

EDITOR’S NOTE: Lee Walburn, the venerable former editor of Atlanta Magazine, once described the distinctive northeast Georgia mountain twang of his star writer Candice Dyer, WC ’92, as sounding like the verbal utterances of the love child of country singer Loretta Lynn and NASCAR icon Bill Elliott. With that sort of credential, there was really […]

Peyton’s hero was Buzz Lightyear. Kelly recalls one of the many “acts of kindness” when a police officer at the hospital left his post to go find a Buzz Lightyear action figure.

‘A year…if you’re lucky’

Brenau nursing students learn communications skills in many ways, including role playing and discussions of how they would handle tragic real-life situations with patients and their loved ones. Sometimes, however, a ‘scenario’ hits close to home.  In her new role as a public speaker, Kelly Flanagan McCormick, WC ’04, starts her story with a smile […]