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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. […]

Jordan Wallace, Bluegrass and Books

Bluegrass and Books to Benefit RISE

“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 […]

2014 Brenau Gala

We are profoundly grateful for everyone who participated in the 2014 Brenau Gala. Our sponsors, guests, faculty, staff and students all joined in making this a delightful and memorable evening with hard work and good spirit. This year we mark Brenau’s 135th anniversary. The Brenau Downtown Center unveiled the now open-to-the-public Manhattan Gallery of modern art […]

2014 Alumni Award

2014 Alumni Awards

The Brenau University Alumni Association named two educators, two public health leaders and a real estate executive to the 2014 class of inductees in the Alumni Hall of Fame during the annual class reunion and “May Day” celebration at the 135-year-old institution. More than 500 people attended the celebration on the front lawn of the […]

2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

Brenau University awarded the first doctoral degrees in the university’s 135-year history on Saturday.

Those doctorates, presented at the second of two commencement exercises on the front lawn of the historic campus, were among more than 735 undergraduate and graduate diplomas Brenau awarded for 2014.

2014 Women’s College Commencement

On a day when news broke that the number of U.S. single-gender female institutions had diminished to 45, Brenau University today conferred 190 undergraduate diplomas to members of the Brenau Women’s College Class of 2014. “The Women’s College is strong, thriving and the heart of our institution,” Brenau President Ed Schrader told graduates and guests […]

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.

World’s Largest Golden Tiger Sculpture Arrives on Campus

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.

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.

2013 Grad & Undergrad Commencement

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

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.

2013 Women’s College Commencement

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.

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.

Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day 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.

Detail of Brenau's new Steinway

Grand Plan

A year ago on these pages we announced Brenau’s grand plan to raise $1.5 million to replace worn-out, unserviceable pianos on campus. Today we can say that the fundraising continues, but that the first piano, Number 481, a handmade Steinway & Son’s Model D Concert Grand, arrived on campus Dec. 4 and now resides in Pearce Auditorium. President Ed Schrader announced the instrument’s imminent arrival at a surprise ceremony during the fall trustees’ dinner when he revealed that it would be named for former Executive Vice President Wayne Dempsey, who retired at the end of 2012.

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