Around Campus

New Faces and a New Era

More than 300 new students hailing from 11 states and six countries began classes at Brenau University’s Women’s College this fall. The freshmen make up close to 40 percent of the entire residential student body at Brenau. With a cumulative 3.49 grade point average (out of 4.0) and an average SAT score of 1022 out […]

Now Hear This! Now in Jax!

Outside Views of Brenau's Jacksonville Campus.

Both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education made it official and lifted the strict “Cone of Silence.” Brenau may now begin advertising for, recruiting and enrolling students at its newest location in Jacksonville, Florida, the first out-of-Georgia operation since the early […]

April 2014, Puppy Therapy

Gainesville Students Find Finals Stress Relief With Puppy Therapy The Hall County Animal Shelter brought puppies to Brenau University’s Gainesville campus to provide the students with a stress relief during finals week. For three days during finals week, from 12-2 p.m., students could visit the gazebo near Sorority Circle and relax with a four-legged friend. […]

Bluegrass and Books to Benefit RISE

Jordan Wallace, Bluegrass and Books

“I bet you’ve never heard a drum part played on a banjo,” said Carly Burruss of The Sawnee Mountain Train Wreck before the band broke into a bluegrass cover of Kacey Musgrave’s Smoke. Burruss, a student at Kennesaw State University, Jordan Wallace, a biology senior at Brenau University, and Wallace’s sister Patience Bryant, a local high school […]

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 […]

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 […]

World’s Largest Golden Tiger Sculpture Arrives on Campus

Brenau's new 2,200 pound bronze tiger sculpture is now in place on the Gainesville campus. The tiger was designed by Georgia artist Gregory Johnson and commissioned by Irwin 'Ike' Belk, the North Carolina philanthropist.

Although its creator says he will not claim with certainty that the bronze piece is the largest in the world, one pretty big statue of a golden tiger arrived Friday on the Brenau University campus.

2013 Grad & Undergrad Commencement

Erik Nemecek, center, stands with the rest of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing students as Brenau University President Ed Schrader confers their degree upon them.

World-shaping politics, ‘the best and worst of human behavior,’ means hard-won rights can be easily lost

2013 Women’s College Commencement

Pytron Parker raises her hands as she stands up during the commencement exercises on the front lawn of Brenau University's Gainesville campus. On Friday the graduating 2013 Women's College students walked across the stage and recieved their diplomas in front of faculty and staff, their friends and family.

The former U.S. State Department’s top foreign policy planning expert says that by taking sometimes scary risks of choosing ‘caregiving over breadwinning and love over money’ women might actually be able to have it all.

Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day 2013

May Queen Eleanor Kahn, center, laughs as she sits inbetween Princess Christina Evans, left, and Prince Ty Parker, right, during the May Queen ceremony on the front lawn of Brenau's historic Gainesville campus during the May Day festivities of Alumnae Reunion Weekend Saturday, April 13, 2013.

In a traditional showcase for spring millinery, more than 300 Brenau Women’s College and Brenau Academy alumnae plus families and friends converged on the Brenau University campus Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, the annual day of class reunions and the “May Day” celebration for current students.

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