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Historical notes

Historical Notes and other treasures from the Brenau University archives Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. “To Our Best Piano Pupil” from 1899 Brenau Bulletin What’s in a name? Though founded in 1878 as the Georgia Baptist Female Seminary, Brenau has never been […]

Two quality education systems

Students at graduation

Since 2014, Brenau University has operated successful partnerships with colleges and universities in China. In this story, students and professors from Brenau and its partner institutions dig into the similarities and differences between these two world leaders in higher education. The results are in and clear: Studying alongside peers from another culture jump-starts careers, enhances […]

The head and the heart

Thanks to a burgeoning collection of naturalist artworks, Brenau University connects its students and community to the arts and sciences in new ways   More than 30 years ago, Talladega, Alabama, native William Wood donated a collection of his artwork in honor of his parents to a relatively small, private college in Gainesville, Georgia, not […]

The art of giving

Brenau’s Center for the Arts & Design creating a community of caring Surrounded by a clay menagerie of geometric pottery and chiseled torsos, Huy Chu talks about bowls with an earnest excitement that echoes throughout the dusty ceramics studio in Simmons Visual Arts Center. The bowls — glazed in earthy hues of green, brown and […]

Brenau changes lives for transfer students

At Brenau University, transfer students are given the chance to explore academics and student life in an environment that has plenty of opportunities to create a powerful future for its graduates. In fall 2018, Brenau welcomed its highest number of new transfer students in five years to The Women’s College and Gainesville day program. And […]

Eighth annual President’s Summer Arts Series showcases local artists

Attendees look at art during the President's Summer Art Series.

This year’s President’s Summer Arts Series — Ed Schrader’s eighth and last as Brenau University president — was a retrospective of work by seven artists previously featured in the engaging annual summer exhibition. “These artists were selected for their continued participation in and support of various university events and efforts over the last 14 years,” […]

Brenau recognizes student and faculty achievements

Students stand together

During the Honors Convocation in April and spring commencement in May, some of the highest honors offered at Brenau University were given to students and faculty in recognition of their hard work and dedication. The student awards included the Baxter-Bryan Scholarship, presented to rising senior Kendy Manzano, fashion design major from Adairsville, Georgia; the Sidney […]

Local second-graders publish book with the help of education majors

A student reads a book.

Second-graders at Riverbend Elementary School were able to see all of their hard work come together in April when they were presented with Look Who Changed the World, Lucile!: Tiger Tales from Riverbend Elementary, a perfect-bound, hardcover book filled with their illustrations and short stories. Publication of the book was made possible by generous contributions […]

President Schrader receives honors

President Emeritus Ed Schrader holds up a basketball.

At the Honors Convocation on April 11, then-President Ed Schrader received several honors and gifts before he retired after nearly 15 years at the helm of Brenau University. Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan declared the date Dr. Edward L. Schrader Day. Schrader was also given a basketball with a message from Mike Krzyzewski, head men’s basketball […]

President Anne Skleder: focused on students

President Anne A. Skleder outdoors

Anne Skleder Focused on Students Anne Skleder Focused on Students An unwavering commitment to community, excellence and student success is one of the key traits that fueled the mutual attraction between Brenau’s presidential search committee and Anne Skleder, the 141-year-old university’s newly minted 10th president. Anne Skleder, with a vitae spangled with student-focused initiatives, is […]

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