This is a Year to Celebrate!

When I look back at the rich history of an institution like Brenau, I think of many things. Beautiful buildings, shiny statues and art-adorned walls make up part of the physical history of Brenau. Top honors, national recognitions and annual accreditations shape the academic history of the university. But above all, I see the faces […]

The Ghostess With the Mostest

If Agnes does not exist, we probably would have invented her. Brenau’s legendary campus ghost makes too attractive of a scapegoat for the creaks and groans in the eaves of Brenau’s old, atmospheric buildings, and among the many exceptional women who have disturbed the peace here, she inspires the most curiosity. For decades students have […]

Wisdom Project

Many of Gainesville and Hall County’s growing retiree population have much to offer their community, and they want to stay active. But how do you tap into all that talent and wisdom? Enter The Wisdom Project, a collaboration between Brenau University’s Center for Lifetime Study and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s Vision 2030 program. […]

Conversation: Lea Mason, WC ’14

Lea Mason

Hometown: Decatur, Ga.
 Major: Biology
 2013-14 Baxter-Bryan 
Scholar SGA President Q: How did you become interested in biology 
and medicine? A: I have wanted to be a pediatrician since I was a little girl. I have always loved kids, so I knew I wanted to do something around them. My first real hospital experience was […]

Let’s Dance! And Sing. And Act.

Sometime those who can, teach. In the case of Heather Johnson Wayne, WC ’98, one of those who can teach also built a thriving business enterprise Heather Wayne’s Performing Arts Dance Academy in Hoschton, Ga. After moving from a storefront shopping center to a bustling, stand-alone collection of studios, theater and rehearsal space, the 10-year-old […]

BULLI for you

Bill Early teaching the BULLI Fiction Fraught with Fact class in the Jacobs Building on Brenau University's Gainesville campus.

Robin Terrell had just retired in 2007 when a friend of his wife, Tricia, recommended that he attend classes through Brenau University’s BULLI program. Although skeptical, Terrell gave it a try. Not only was he hooked, but also he reeled in his wife. They both take classes each semester. Shorthand for Brenau University Learning and […]

Miss Winfield: Woman of the Watch

That day in September 1928, a voice echoed through the open atrium that existed in Yonah Hall on Brenau’s Gainesville campus. “Girls, there must be no more of this hanging over the railing of the balcony to watch the dates in Rec Hall.” That was Miss Ella De Tong Winfield, who was not scolding but […]

Art Appreciation

Encounter studio arts major Ellen Lemos’
 low-stress demeanor as a Brenau art galleries volunteer and you would never suspect that 
she is best known at Brenau for “kills.” Growing up in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte – which is Portuguese for “Beautiful Horizon” – Ellen Lemos, WC ’14, was impatient to explore the world […]

Does Brenau Need a Women’s College?

For 135 years, an all-female institution has been the heart and soul of what is now Brenau University. Indeed, for 93 years – up until the time trustees changed the institution’s charter to pave the way to multiple coeducational campuses, online degrees, and graduate programs – the Women’s College WAS Brenau. In today’s collection of […]

The Byronic Woman

People in parts of Africa and the Caribbean believe that coils of hair called dreadlocks, or preferably just “locks,” endow wearers with spiritual strength. For Byronica Banks, a rising junior in the Brenau Women’s College, they make a stylish statement about her already powerful internal resources. “I’ve wanted locks for as long as I could […]

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