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Winter 2012-13

President’s Message Featured Articles Around Campus Articles Sports Alumni Director’s Column In Memory One for the Books Photos Board of Trustees: Peter D. Miller, Chair Philip A. Wilheit Sr., Vice Chair James Anthony Walters, Secretary Carole Ann Carter Daniel, WC ’68, Treasurer Gale Johnson Allen, EWC ’91 Melissa A. Blanchard, A ’88 Raymond H. Burch […]

Fountain Blew

In recent years, Brenau Women’s College students partook of the old tradition of celebrating impending nuptials of one of their classmates by tossing the young woman into the front lawn fountain on the historical Gainesville campus. Lately, however, they have had to look first, otherwise they could have treated the bride-to-be to a rather bumpy […]

Miss Brenau Contest Turns 75

“Miss Brenau,” in all of her well-groomed incarnations over the past 75 years, could illustrate a timeline of how women’s roles in society have changed, along with their hairstyles and hemlines.

She first bounded on to the campus lawn as an Olympian “goddess” and then became a “beauty queen” and a “pageant winner” before her current reign, in snappy business attire, over what is now termed a “scholarship competition.”

Turning Pro

Brenau plans to start doctorates in physical therapy and occupational therapy in the next two years. In the process it will invest $6.5 million to round out its collection of professionally oriented graduate health care programs. The lineup of clinical doctorates in nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy, coupled with other health-related master’s-level programs, also […]

Grand Plan

Detail of Brenau's new Steinway

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.

Kings Bay Campus Celebrates 25th Year

Ashley Paulk works at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georiga while studying for her MBA at Brenau University 's Kings Bay Campus.

Brenau University on June 1 celebrated more than a quarter century of operations at the U.S. Navy Submarine Base when it conducted its 25th commencement exercise for undergraduate students on its Kings Bay campus. The university commissioned the program at the behest of the Navy, and about half the members of the student population on […]

The Great Communicator

The Great Communicator John W. Jacobs Jr. launched his media career in the 1930s when he was a boy, publishing a newspaper on the street where he lived. Now, a year after his death, he has ensured that future generations of Brenau students will have technical training and an intellectual foundation to function effectively in the multimedia world. by David Morrison

John W. Jacobs Jr. was well into his late 80s when he bought his first iPhone. Although plenty of stories exist about grandkids’ having to show him how the thing worked, the operative part of the scenario is that Jacobs deliberately acquired the iPhone on his own. And, at a trustees meeting a month or […]

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 […]

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 […]

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