Spring 2018

Spring 2018: The Art Issue

Cover image for Brenau Window Spring 2018: The Art Issue
Universal language Leo Tolstoy said music is the shorthand of emotion. Maybe that’s why Russian-born music prodigy Olesya Sypchenko felt drawn to using psychology, occupational therapy and music to help children with developmental challenges. Creative culture Sam Roper dons gloves and uses a sterilized instrument called an inoculation loop as a stylus to paint with [...]

Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2018 Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day celebration April 13-14, 2018. It’s always a joy to have our alumnae come home again to visit.

May Day 2018

Amid beautiful weather and returning alumnae Brenau University celebrated another Class Day and May Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Brenau Graduates First 2+2 Students

Members of the first cohort of the 2+2 partnership between Anhui Normal University and Brenau University smile with their diplomas following the 2018 Spring Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 5, on Brenau University’s historic Gainesville campus. (Nick Bowman for Brenau University)

Brenau University is proud to graduate our first group of 2+2 students from Anhui Normal University in Wuhu, China! We are proud of you and the work you’ve done and grateful to share your friendship and perspective. Congratulations Anhui Normal/Brenau class of 2018! Read more about our 2+2 agreement and the class of 2018 graduation […]

Follow-up: Randal Robison, MAT

In August of 2017 we did a story in the Brenau Window about Randal Robison and his son Nolen. Randal is a retired Army chaplain who was inspired to begin a second career in special education by his experience raising his four children, and especially his son Nolen, who has Down syndrome. On May 5, […]

2018 Women’s College Commencement

Congratulations to the Brenau University Women’s College Class of 2018! We are immensely proud of you and can’t wait to hear from you as you make your way in the world and leave your legacy. You can read the full press release about the two 2018 Brenau commencement ceremonies at on brenau.edu.

2018 Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

Congratulations to all of our 2018 graduate and undergraduate students who received their degrees May 5, 2018. We’re incredibly proud of our graduates and we know you’ll make this world a brighter, better place. We’re proud to call you Brenau University Alumni. This was a big year for the whole Brenau family. We graduated our […]

Brenau hosts gospel music workshop

Brenau University Gospel Choir Director Portia Burns, WC '12, leads the mass choir performance in Brenau's Pearce Auditorium on Nov. 5, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau hosted its first community workshop and mass gospel choir performance on Nov. 4-5, 2017. The workshop enabled community singers to learn new gospel-style techniques and practices before joining the Brenau Gospel Choir in a performance titled All God’s People. Gospel choir director Portia Burns, WC ’12, and members of the Brenau ensemble taught vocal […]

The right to remain silent

One of the worst-kept secrets in Atlanta during the 1960s and ’70s was the identity of the anonymous donor who always stepped up with huge contributions when the city needed a new performing arts center or a multi-acre downtown park on the most expensive real estate in the Southeast. This charitable soul truly believed what […]

This is how we roll: Claudia Wilburn organizes community colossal prints event

It was a crisp, clear spring morning as Studio Art Program Director Claudia Wilburn sat perched atop a steamroller – just another day at Brenau. Wilburn and her students organized Brenau University’s first Colossal Prints event on March 23 along Brenau’s Green Street side of the Gainesville campus, outside the John W. Jacobs Jr. Business […]

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