Creature Comforts

Art created by Christopher Cobb, grandson of Ty Cobb, on display in the new Brenau residence hall. The art was donated by Dr. John Burd and Tom Paris. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Students who occupy the new Women’s College general residence hall this fall will be surrounded works of art whose creator has an interesting backstory: a baseball bearing his signature sold on e-Bay for $33.95. Although the artist never played professional baseball, his grandfather certainly did. The collectible ball’s inscription reads: “Christopher Cobb. Ty Cobb’s grandson.” Grandfather […]

Brenau Art Emphasis Held ‘in High Regard’

Dimond Leslie, a senior studio art major, looks at the paintings "Man at a Table" by Robert LaHotan, left, and "Self Portrait" by John Heliker, right, on display on April 13, 2016. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau/University)
Patrons look at the work oh John Heliker during the opening of "The Order of Things" in the Sellars Gallery on Brenau's historic Gainesville campus. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University) Last fall, Brenau Galleries put on one of the several exhibitions it does each year on campus, but this one was a retrospective of the remarkable career [...]

Killin’ It in Comedy

Dulcé Sloan, WC '05, laughs backstage at another comedian's joke. Between shows the group of performers told jokes, reminisced about shared experiences and talked of mutual friends. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Comedians often benefit from the cluelessness of others. Some white women have made the unwitting mistake of petting Dulcé Sloan’s Afro. They pay now for their presumptuousness by appearing live on stage as punch lines. “They don’t stay in the perimeter of the Afro and keep it Christian, no,” the wide-eyed Sloan gushes in a […]

A Tale of Two Surgeons: Capt. Joel A. Roos

U.S. 7th Fleet Surgeon Capt. Joel Roos poses for a photo. (U.S. Navy photo)
Different Lenses For Navy doctor Joel Roos, experience teaches what you like as well as what you don’t. But all of it build confidence and leadership abilities. In another life, U.S. Navy Capt. Joel A. Roos, BU ’09, might have enjoyed quietly peering through a microscope in an Ivy League university. His initial goal, he [...]

A Tale of Two Surgeons: Capt. Christopher Culp

Christopher Culp, fleet surgeon for the United States Pacific Fleet, plays the piano inside his home.
On the Move Throughout Chris Culp’s military career, the Navy has moved him and his family 25 times. That nomadic lifestyle provided the physician with a world of experience. On a parking lot at Pearl Harbor, the home of the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet in Honolulu, Hawaii, an imminent threat of rain compelled Capt. Christopher [...]

‘Matchmaker’ Clara Martin Created Job-oriented Student Experiences

Clara Martin’s daughters Mary Helen Martin, WC ’84, Elizabeth Martin Carpenter, WC ’80, and Dorothy “Dottie” Martin Corey, WC ’78, with Martin at the Reunion Weekend celebration of her Brenau legacy. Like other Martin students, they admit their mom’s edict against students’ turning in papers with errors made them better writers and reporters. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

With steely resolve and nurturing spirit, Clara Martin left a triad of indelible marks on the Brenau landscape and the professional psyches of a generation of students. On top of that, she was a pretty good matchmaker. In three decades at Brenau, she birthed a robust mass communications program and public radio station, both which […]

Let’s Take It Indoors

Brenau's Deishane' Honeycutt runs the anchor leg of a first place 4x400 relay during the final day of the SSAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Shortly after university and city officials gathered in April around the Crow’s Nest on the historic Gainesville front campus to officially commemorate the naming of Golden Tiger Way, the four-year-old Tigers track and field team shot out of the blocks for a road trip to Mobile, Alabama, for the Southern States Athletic Conference outdoor championship […]

Six Weeks in Paris

Madison Kosater walks back to her seat after receiving the Outsanding French Student Award and the Denyse Marchesseau Endowed Scholarship for French and International Studies during Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Pearce Auditorium in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Madison Elizabeth Kosater, a junior history and political science major from Macon, Georgia, was awarded the Denyse Marchesseau Endowed Scholarship for French and International Study during Brenau University’s Honor Convocation on April 21. She is the fifth recipient to win the scholarship at Brenau. The scholarship was first awarded in 1999 and was established by […]

Buffing History

Joyce Lott, WC '59, right, her husband, Tom, and their dog Chloe pose for a photo inside the church and one-room schoolhouse at the village on their farm in Cleveland, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Alumna Joyce Lott and her husband Tom believe that sometimes it takes a village to see into the pastoral past. You do not need a time machine to travel into Appalachian farm life, circa 1866. You only need to stroll the grounds of Laurel Heritage Farm, a functional micro-village of 20 historic buildings that […]

Barb Schell’s Dead Solid Perfect Legacy

Dr. Barbara Schell, who helped bring Brenau's School of Occupational Therapy to national prominence as its director, is retiring after more than four decades in the profession. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

University of Florida freshman Barbara Schell changed majors no fewer than four times before following the advice of a dorm mate and looking into occupational therapy. Now, after a four-decade run in the profession, Schell concludes her service at Brenau University, where she founded and built one of the best clinical-based OT programs in North […]