POSTR_earthday_14The Hall County Green Alliance Earth Day reception and program, Changing Climate and Georgia’s Future, will take place at the Brenau Downtown Center on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. with the main event at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

Brenau University President Ed Schrader will introduce the speakers for the evening: Marshall Shepherd, professor of geography and the director of atmospheric science program at the University of Georgia; William Coates Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church in Gainesville; and James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology at the University of Georgia.

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The Brenau family extends condolences to WBCX National Production & Compliance Coordinator Chet White for the loss of his brother Lawrence Matthews Sr. of Willingboro, N.J., age 71, on April 7. 

2013_14_brenau_cheerleadingThe Brenau University’s Golden Tigers Cheer Team competed in the National Cheerleaders Association college tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Friday, April 11. They finished No. 3 in the nation behind No. 1-ranked Davenport University from Grand Rapids, Mich., and St. Gregory’s University of Shawnee, Okla., at No. 2.

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puppy_therapy_1Puppy therapy returns to the Gazebo on Sorority Circle April 21-23, starting at noon and going until 2 p.m. Weary students can take a break and share a little puppy love with adoptable dogs from the Hall County Animal Shelter. The Gazebo is located behind Pearce Auditorium in Shreve Plaza, just off of Prior Street.

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Brenau Vocal Chamber EnsembleThe Brenau University Vocal Chamber Ensemble will perform in Choral Explosion #13 on Sunday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of First Baptist Church, Gainesville. This is the 3rd consecutive year the Vocal Chamber Ensemble has been invited to perform in this choral event sponsored by the University of North Georgia music department.

Other groups performing include the UNG Singers and Le Belle Voci, the UNG Chorale, and the Varsity Singers and Women’s Chorus from Lumpkin County High School. This lovely evening of choral music is free and open to the public.

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"All The World's a Stage" FlyerThe Spectrum Singers and Vocal Chamber Ensemble choirs perform, All the World’s a Stage…from Shakespeare to Broadway Monday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium. Inspired by the Shakespeare quote, “If music be the food of love, play (sing) on,” director Bobby Ivey has planned an enjoyable evening of music based on texts from Shakespeare plays and popular songs from Broadway musicals. Selections include “Fascinating Rhythm”; “Come to My Garden”; “I Feel Pretty”; “For Good” and “Climb Every Mountain”. The concert is free and open to the public.

Jordan Wallace, graduating senior majoring in biology, and her bluegrass band The Sawnee Mountain Train Wreck will perform at the Tea Room on Monday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. Bring a new or gently used children’s book for ages 5-10 Sawnee Mountain Train Wreckto be a part of a prize drawing. The Bluegrass and Books event will help aid the book drive initiated by the Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies to benefit the youth in the summer RISE program.

Now through April 17, look for book drive donation bins on the Gainesville campus in the Trustee Library, Tea Room, Yonah Dining Hall, Jacobs Building, Child Development Center and Brenau East.

RISE was created by a group of Brenau University students partnering with the Gainesville Housing Authority and the Georgia Food Bank, to help children retain knowledge during their summer vacation. In 2012, the program had 17 students enrolled and in 2013, 40 students took advantage of the summer camp. Read more about RISE here:

Image from the Brenau CollaborativeDual exhibits showcasing the work of Brenau’s art and design students, the Brenau Collaborative Undergraduate Juried Exhibition and the Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibit, open this week in Simmons Visual Arts Center. The Undergraduate Juried Exhibit, located in Presidents Gallery, features artwork in 5 different categories—painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and 3-dimensional works. The Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibit, on view in Sellars Gallery, displays the final projects of graduating seniors in areas of studio art, fashion merchandising, and fashion design.

The Brenau Fashion Show and opening receptions for the Brenau Collaborative exhibits will be a part of the Alumnae Reunion Weekend festivities Saturday, April 12. The fashion show will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium and featuring the final collections of fashion design seniors. Receptions will follow from 5:30-7 p.m. in both galleries. Juried exhibit award winners will be announced at 6 p.m. in Presidents Gallery. For more information call 770-534-6263.

Mycharia Spurling, center, works her way around the May Pole on the front lawn of Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus during the May Day festivities of Alumnae Reunion Weekend Saturday, April 13, 2013.In a traditional showcase for spring millinery, more than 400 Brenau Women’s College and Brenau Academy alumnae plus families and friends will converge on the Brenau University campus Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, for the annual day of class, reunions and the “May Day” celebration for current students. 

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InternationalNightJoin the fun with the international club for the annual International Night event held in Jacobs Lobby on Thursday, April 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy authentic ethic dishes, dancing, games, performances and more! This is a great opportunity to show support for the international students and learn more about the many cultures represented at Brenau.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information contact Luxi Zhang at or 770-534-6126.