Fall 2012

John Jacobs: The First Man in a Band of Brothers

President’s Message, Fall 2012 I read an historical novel about 15 years ago entitled The First Man in Rome. It accurately and compellingly described the method of civic leadership and governance applied in Rome prior to establishment of Caesar and his descendant line of Emperors. The Roman senate acted as a democratic body, governing the city-state […]

Tennis Nets No. 6 spot after a 16-win season

Golden Tigers tennis teams know what it is like to play for the national championship. Only one other team has won more than Brenau’s two National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tennis titles – Auburn University-Montgomery, which now has 12, including the last eight. Although AUM resided as the top contender in Brenau’s Southern States Athletic […]

Dr. Blakley Tells What’s Next On TV

Walter Cronkite may have been the most trusted man in America, but it was technology and people working on the ‘production’ side of broadcasting that made Cronkite seem like a member of your family every night. Brenau’s Mass Communication Chair Stewart Blakley can’t wait to see what comes next in the world of broadcast media […]

Swim Coach Bachman is ‘Coach of the Year’

You may have thought it a bold risk when Brenau Athletics Director Mike Lochstampfor tapped a one-time lifeguard at Brenau’s fitness center, a young woman who had graduated from college herself only a year earlier, to take the helm of the university’s intercollegiate swimming team. Now, fast-forward two years. Lochstampfor’s “big risk,” Blaire Bachman, then […]

Tigers Softball Caps 2012 Season Ranked 4th in Nation

In a seesaw year, the Brenau Golden Tigers softball team entered the 2012 season as No. 5 in the nation. They fell to 16th by the end of regular play despite top pitching and defense. Then, the Tigers knocked off a couple of top-ranked teams to make the Final Four in the championship tournament and […]

Cross Country: Brittany Blossoms

When Brittany Aikens in the eighth grade announced that she wanted to run cross-country, her mother – perhaps a tad too informed by the Forrest Gump movie – replied, “To what part of the country are you going to run?” The now-19-year-old, who recently completed her freshman year at Brenau, answered that question last fall. […]

News Happens

Kalina Haynes

You probably will never see Brenau alum Kalina Haynes on your television screens delivering the news or ever know about the pivotal role she has as an invisible behind-the-scenes player in television news, and that’s just fine with her. By David Morrison On April 20, 1999, her first day of work in the newsroom at […]

Students Present at Research Interior Design Conference

Brenau Interior Design

Cindy Bertoia and LaJuana Gill, students in Brenau’s Master of Fine Arts in interior design program, presented a joint research project during the past academic year at regional Interior Design Educator’s Conference (IDEC) at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. The program, titled “Defining Meaningful Categories of the Body of Knowledge,” traces the expansion in knowledge […]

Brenau’s Online Academics Earn Top 10 Ranking

In U.S. News & World Report’s first comprehensive directory and rankings of online degree programs, several of  Brenau University online graduate and undergraduate studies ranked in the top tier of programs from colleges and universities around the United States, including Top 10 “Honor Roll” status for its online master’s degree-level tracks in the College of […]

No. 1 Songwriter Sings a Brenau Tune

Bruce Burch, a successful songwriter and publisher who founded the music business programs at the University of Georgia and at Kennesaw State University, joined the Brenau faculty this fall to develop an entertainment and events management curriculum and create ways for students to acquire practical experience in the field before they graduate. Bill Lightfoot, dean […]