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‘My wish for you is triumph’

Sarah Hubaishi, left, and Simone Lewis get a hug from Kelly Castlin-Gacutan during the 4th Annual Women's Leadership Colloquium on Friday, March 17, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Success​ ​Expert​ ​Leads​ ​All-Star​ ​Panel​ ​of  Women​ ​at​ ​Leadership​ ​Colloquium Catherine Dixon has seen it all: colossal failure, bland mediocrity and soaring triumph. The principal at ghSMART was keynote speaker for the fourth annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium Friday, March 17. The event, organized by Brenau Women’s College, was held in the Hosch Theatre in the […]

Art.​ ​Art​ ​everywhere.​ Drink​ ​it​ ​in.

Dennis Campay paints in his studio in Jacksonville, Fla. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

One of the Southeast’s best-kept secrets, Brenau University’s Permanent Collection includes more than 6,500 artworks from artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and Jasper Johns, to name a few. The three galleries on the Gainesville historic campus – Sellars Gallery, Castelli Gallery and Presidents Gallery – host exhibitions that change each […]

Golden Tigers join Appalachian Athletic Conference

AAC - Appalachian Athletic Conference logo

Starting next year, Brenau becomes a member of the Asheville, North Carolina-based Appalachian Athletic Conference, which gives the Golden Tigers a wide range of intercollegiate sports options, including lacrosse. In the AAC, Brenau will compete in cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, softball, tennis, golf, track & field and lacrosse. The Tigers will move from […]

New Hall to Call Home

Brenau's new residence hall for upperclassman students.

A $3.3 million, three-story residence hall situated along Prior Street on Brenau’s Gainesville campus opened in fall 2016, housing more than 70 upper-level students. The construction project was in the planning stages for some time and marked the end of a $6.5 million ForeverGold improvement project, which began in 2014 and included construction of four new […]

A Feel for Design

Diana Eden takes measurements on Brandon Thompson during The Art of Costume Design workshop presented by Diana Eden. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Diana Eden, above, takes measurements on student Brandon Thompson during The Art of Costume Design workshop at Brenau. Eden mentored Brenau alumna Antonina Grib Lerch when Lerch first moved to Hollywood to start her career in the costume design world. A decade ago, Antonina Grib Lerch, WC ’03, thanked her mentor in Hollywood’s costume design […]

Michelle Gray Haywood on ‘Being First’

Michelle Gray pictured as a freshman in the 1973 Brenau Bubbles yearbook.

Former history instructor Charles H. “Trey” Wilson reflects that, when he first taught at Brenau Women’s College in 2006, the makeup of his inaugural class represented the greatest diversity he had experienced in his academic career – 35 students: 11 African-American, two Hispanic, one from Zimbabwe, two in wheelchairs. Things were different three decades earlier […]

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 [...]

Growing Need

Graduate psychology students at the clinic in Norcross gain clinical experience by lending a hand to children in need through the newly established Brenau Center for Counseling & Psychological Services. Although the clinic serves patients of all ages, a large segment of the clientele are children with learning and behavioral disorders. The second-year clinical counseling […]

Striking Colors at Kings Bay

Brenau University Kings Bay Campus

Usually when you leave a military post after close to 30 years of service, there is some kind of changing-of-the-guard ceremony. However, when the U.S. Navy last year changed its regulations governing colleges and universities authorized to operate on bases, it eliminated about 40 smaller schools. One of them, Brenau, saw no choice but to […]

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