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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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