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Follow-up: Randal Robison, MAT

In August of 2017 we did a story in the Brenau Window about Randal Robison and his son Nolen. Randal is a retired Army chaplain who was inspired to begin a second career in special education by his experience raising his four children, and especially his son Nolen, who has Down syndrome. On May 5, […]

Brenau hosts gospel music workshop

Brenau University Gospel Choir Director Portia Burns, WC '12, leads the mass choir performance in Brenau's Pearce Auditorium on Nov. 5, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau hosted its first community workshop and mass gospel choir performance on Nov. 4-5, 2017. The workshop enabled community singers to learn new gospel-style techniques and practices before joining the Brenau Gospel Choir in a performance titled All God’s People. Gospel choir director Portia Burns, WC ’12, and members of the Brenau ensemble taught vocal […]

The right to remain silent

One of the worst-kept secrets in Atlanta during the 1960s and ’70s was the identity of the anonymous donor who always stepped up with huge contributions when the city needed a new performing arts center or a multi-acre downtown park on the most expensive real estate in the Southeast. This charitable soul truly believed what […]

This is how we roll: Claudia Wilburn organizes community colossal prints event

It was a crisp, clear spring morning as Studio Art Program Director Claudia Wilburn sat perched atop a steamroller – just another day at Brenau. Wilburn and her students organized Brenau University’s first Colossal Prints event on March 23 along Brenau’s Green Street side of the Gainesville campus, outside the John W. Jacobs Jr. Business […]

Brenau’s Best: Favorites from the Permanent Art Collection

What began as a single still-life painting in 1986, the Brenau Permanent Art Collection has blossomed into more than 6,500 individual artworks, including paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations. One of the largest privately owned art collections in the Southeast, it is displayed in the university’s four galleries – the Sellars Gallery, the Presidents Gallery, the [...]

The Brenau Collaborative

The Brenau Collaborative, which includes the Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibition, the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition and the Student Fashion Show, occurs during Alumnae Reunion Weekend. This year, the Design Show featured drawings, interior design projects, digital photography, printmaking and graphic design projects in the Presidents Gallery. The Senior Projects and Portfolio Exhibition in the Sellars […]

Creative culture: Bacterial art project combines art and science

Art majors are usually easy to spot by the paint splatters and clay smudges on their clothes. Not Sam Roper, though. His medium demands strict neatness. He is creating works of art from bacteria. “I have to take certain steps to make sure that I’m not contaminating it and that it is not contaminating me,” […]

Tennis, swimming win conference championships

Brenau University wrapped up its first year in the Appalachian Athletic Conference with championships in tennis and swimming and diving. The Golden Tiger tennis team won both the regular-season and conference tournament titles with a 5-3 victory over SCAD Atlanta to cap an extra-effort quest because members of the team, as head coach Andre Ferreira […]

Board of Trustees welcomes three to its ranks

Betty Norton named trustee emerita The Brenau University Board of Trustees experienced some change through the last season, as three new members joined its ranks and longtime trustee Betty Verson Norton was made a trustee emerita. The three newest members are Brenau alumna Jill Mansfield, president of Ramsey Properties, Fiftyeight Interiors and Jill Mansfield Interiors; […]

BURDs take flight

BURD statuette in grass in front of Pearce Auditorium

Brenau Center for the Arts and Design and Chamber of Commerce partner on public art project As part of a mission to increase awareness of public art in Hall County, Brenau University and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s Vision 2030 public art committee announced in March the Brenau Urban Rural Discoveries, or BURDs. The […]

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