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Brenau University

Motto As Gold Refined By Fire
Established 1878
Type Private
President Dr. Ed Schrader
Faculty 345
Undergraduates 846 (Women’s College)
Location Gainesville, GA, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Gold and Black
Mascot Golden Tiger
Website www.brenau.edu

Brenau University is a private women’s university in Gainesville, Georgia, USA, that was founded in 1878 as Georgia Baptist Female Seminary, though it has never been affiliated with the Baptist Church. The total enrollment of Brenau University tops 2,500 students in its four divisions (Brenau Women’s College, Brenau Evening/Weekend College, Brenau Online College, and Brenau Academy). For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Dr. Ed Schrader is President of Brenau University. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Atlanta Largest city Atlanta Largest metro area Atlanta metro area Area  Ranked 24th  - Total 59,411 sq mi (154,077 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 2. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Womens colleges in the United States in higher education are American undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institutions, often liberal arts colleges, whose student populations are comprised exclusively or almost exclusively of women. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Baptist churches are part of a Christian movement often regarded as an evangelical, protestant denomination. ...



Brenau was founded in 1878 as a private institution for the education of women. W.C. Wilkes, the institution’s first administrator, is credited with building many of the historic buildings that still stand today.

In 1900 H. J. Pearce purchased the institution and renamed it Brenau, a linguistic blend formed from the German word brennen, “to burn”, and the Latin aurum, “gold”. Its motto is “As Gold Refined by Fire”. Brenau College remained privately owned until 1911 when a board of trustees assumed stewardship of the college, as remains the case today. In 1928, Brenau created a female, residential, college-preparatory school serving grades 9 through 12, and in the late 1960s, Brenau began offering evening and weekend classes to both men and women through what is known today as The Evening And Weekend College. A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ...

Brenau College became Brenau University in 1992 by a vote of the Board of Trustees, a name change that reflected the comprehensive programs of study, the diverse student body, new and stricter employment criteria for professors, and the scope of available graduate programs.

In 2002, Brenau’s Online College was formed using internet technology to reach students who because of professional or personal responsibilities are unable to attend classes on campus. Several baccalaureate, master’s, and certification programs as well as individual classes are available in this format. A baccalaureate is an educational qualification. ...

The institution is led by Dr. Ed Schrader, its ninth president, who has held the position since January 2005. Brenau is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and several subject-specific accrediting organizations. Accreditation is a process by which a facilitys services and operations are examined by a third-party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ...


The Women’s College

The Women’s College of Brenau University continues the rich tradition of education for women, serving both residential and commuter students. The mission of the university is reflected in the strong emphasis on the broad-based liberal arts education supporting its 30-plus majors, which prepare graduates for their many future roles. The Women’s College is recognized for its outstanding instruction in the fine arts and for its programs to develop leadership skills as well as for its comprehensive nationally-recognized learning disabilities programs. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... In broad terms, the phrase learning disability covers any of a range of conditions that affect a persons ability to learn new information. ...

Brenau Academy

Brenau Academy was formed in 1928 when Pearce told his wife that some of the first-year college students were having trouble with their course work. She began a program to help prepare young women for college which evolved quickly into the Brenau Academy, now the only female, college preparatory, residential school for grades nine through 12 in the state of Georgia. A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... A boarding school is a usually fee-charging school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ...

Evening & Weekend College

In the late 1960s, Brenau began offering evening classes to male students at the junior and senior levels. As the number of evening students grew from 17 in 1969 to 1,466 in fall 2003, the structure of the program evolved and is known today as the Evening and Weekend College. Students earn bachelor's and master's degrees in teacher education, business administration, accounting, nursing, psychology, public administration and interior design. A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts three or four years. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... It has been suggested that Accounting scholarship be merged into this article or section. ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... Psychology (from Greek: Literally knowledge of the soul (mind)) is both an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Public administration can be broadly described as the study and implementation of policy. ... It has been suggested that Interior decoration be merged into this article or section. ...

The teacher education program also offers an educational specialist degree. Men and women of non-traditional age attend classes after work and on weekends on the main campus and at five off-campus sites throughout Georgia.

The Online College

In The Online College, the newest unit of Brenau University, college students of all ages can earn degrees via the internet. The mission of the Online College is to serve students who may be working, traveling, disabled, geographically isolated from institutions of higher education, or homebound while caring for children or other family members.

Student population

The Women’s College continues as the heart of the university with 747 students from 20 states and 13 other countries. Twenty-five percent are from minority groups (not including international students) and 17% are older than 25. Eighty-five percent of the residential students and thirty-seven percent of the entire Women's College campus are members of a sorority.

In the 2002-03 academic year, Online and Evening and Weekend College students totaled 1700, 80% female and 20% male. Minority students make up 32% of this population, and the majority of enrollees are more than 25 years old. The Academy has an enrollment cap of 80 students, and begins each year at capacity.

Student life


Brenau University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and participates in the Southern States Athletic Conference where its teams play as the “Golden Tigers”. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ...

Long neglected in favor of academic programs and fine arts, a new emphasis on developing the athletics department was clear in 2002 when Mike Lochstampfor began his first year as head coach of the Brenau University soccer team. Lochstampfor came to Brenau after serving as the Director of both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer programs at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. In 2004, Brenau’s soccer team advanced to the conference tournament for the first time in many years and even received, at one point in the season, regional recognition for the first time ever. Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Oglethorpe University is a private liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ...

Also in 2002, another boost to campus athletics came when Lila Harste was named head coach of the cross-country team, and in 2004 Brenau’s softball team played their inaugural season. Leading the team was new head coach Devon Thomas, Georgia Athletics Coaches Association “Coach of the Year” in 1999, 2002 and 2004 and North Georgia “All Area Coach of the Year” in 1999, 2002 and 2004. The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ...

The 2005-2006 academic year saw a new volleyball team hit the courts with another new member of the University staff, Loren Hauck, as head coach. Brenau further plans to add swimming in 2006, and has already hired Jim Young to coach the team. An intercollegiate golf team is slated for a 2007 introduction, and attempts are also under way to move the crew team to varsity status. For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Crew (disambiguation). ...

Perhaps most significant is the hire of Gary Bays as head coach of the new Golden Tigers collegiate basketball team, to be launched in 2006. Former women’s basketball coach for Florida’s Warner Southern College, Bays was named NAIA Region XIV Athletic Director of the Year for 2005, and joined Brenau in October 2005 with plans to put both varsity and junior varsity teams on the court in the 2006-2007 academic year. This article is about the sport. ... Warner Southern College is a private Christian liberal arts college in Lake Wales, Florida. ... In the United States and Canada, varsity sports teams are the principal athletic teams representing a college, university, or high school or other secondary school. ... In sports, usually at the high school and college levels, members of a team who are not the main players in a competition (such as a football or basketball game) are called junior varsity players. ...

Greek life

Greek life at Brenau University has a long and prosperous tradition; established in 1909, it is one of the oldest Greek systems in the United States. Brenau is one of only three women’s colleges in the United States that has Greek life, and with eight sororities active on campus, Brenau has the most chapters. The other women’s colleges with Greek systems are Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and Spelman College in Atlanta. While the terms fraternity and sorority may be used to describe any number of social and charitable organizations, including the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, International, and the Shriners, in the United States and Canada fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students - organizations... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... Stephens College is a liberal arts womens college located in Columbia, Missouri, a city of about 90,000 residents. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Spelman College is a four-year liberal arts womans college in Atlanta, Georgia. ... “Atlanta” redirects here. ...

Of the eight chapters active at Brenau, two are NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council) and six are NPC (National Panhellenic Conference) sororities. For the six NPC chapters “formal recruitment” follows Panhellenic’s recruitment guidelines and occurs annually at the beginning of the academic year, while the NPHC or historically African American Greek organizations hold their recruitment separate from the formal process. These sororities follow NPHC recruitment guidelines, with membership intake for Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta at the discretion of the individual organization. The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. ... The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national womens sororities. ... Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) Sorority, Incorporated, is the first Greek-letter organization established and incorporated by African-American college women. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Every woman at Brenau who is a member of a sorority becomes a member of the campus’ Greek Council, the governing body over all sororities on campus, both NPC and NPHC. The Greek Council sponsors social and other events throughout the year including the Panhellenic Winter Ball, Greek Week, and Formal Recruitment.

The sorority chapters active on campus and their founding dates are:

Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ) was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia making it the first female fraternal organization. ... Phi Mu (ΦΜ) is the second oldest secret organization for women in the United States. ... Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) is a womens fraternity, founded October 15, 1898 at what used to be State Female Normal School but is now known as Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... Alpha Chi Omega (ΑΧΩ, also known as A-Chi-O) is a womens fraternity founded on October 15, 1885. ... Alpha Gamma Delta (ΑΓΔ) Founded in 1904, Alpha Gamma Delta is an international fraternity for women dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development, high ideals and sisterhood. ... Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. ...


Brenau’s 50-acre main campus is located in Gainesville, Georgia, approximately 50 miles northeast of Atlanta, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Brenau University maintains evening and weekend satellite programs at the main campus in Gainesville and at these additional Georgia locations: Atlanta, Augusta, King’s Bay and Waleska. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Motto: We feel Good Location of the consolidated areas of Augusta and Richmond County in the state of Georgia. ... Waleska is a city located in Cherokee County, Georgia. ...

Special facilities

Brenau University Galleries

Brenau University Galleries, located on the campus of Brenau University in Gainesville, feature one of the finest university art collections held by an educational institution in the state of Georgia.

Until 1985, when John S. Burd became president of the university, Brenau lacked a designated art gallery; student and faculty work was displayed in various buildings across the campus. Recognizing the need for a gallery, Burd converted a small chapel outside the balcony of the University’s Pearce Auditorium into the “President’s Gallery”. Director of visual arts Mary Jane Taylor became the first gallery director and began expanding the frequency and breadth of art exhibitions on campus throughout the late 1980s. Burd also initiated the creation of Brenau’s permanent art collection in 1986. The first important acquisition during this period was a still life painted by the American artist William Merritt Chase. The collection today consists of over 1,100 pieces and is periodically exhibited on campus. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ... A still life is a work of art which represents a subject composed of inanimate objects. ... William Merritt Chase (November 1, 1849 - October 25, 1916) was an American painter known as an exponent of Impressionism and as a teacher. ...

Highlights include early oil paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul Cézanne; watercolors by Eugène Delacroix; artifacts from the pre-Columbian period of American history; an oil painting by Anna Elizabeth Klumpke; sculptures by Jean Arp, Maria Artemis, Clyde Connell, and William King; a gouache by Amelia Peláez; and one of the largest collections of Printmaking anywhere by Jasper Johns. Pierre-Auguste Renoir (February 25, 1841–December 3, 1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. ... “Cezanne” redirects here. ... Watercolor is a painting technique making use of water-soluble pigments that are either transparent or opaque and are formulated with gum to bond the pigment to the paper. ... Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (April 26, 1798 – August 13, 1863) was one of the most important of the French Romantic painters. ... The pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the Americas continent. ... Hans (Jean) Arp (September 16, 1886 – June 7, 1966) was a German-French sculptor, painter, and poet. ... There have been several people named William King: William King (1663-1712), English poet. ... Corridor in the Asylum, black chalk and gouache on pink paper by Van Gogh Gouache (from the Italian guazzo, water paint, splash) or Bodycolour (or Bodycolor, the terms preferred by Art historians) is a type of paint consisting of pigment suspended in water. ... Printing is an industrial process for reproducing copies of texts and images, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. ... Jasper Johnss Map, 1961 Jasper Johnss Flag, Encaustic, oil and collage on fabric mounted on plywood,1954-55 Detail of Flag (1954-55). ...

In 1990, Brenau’s neoclassical library building, originally built in 1914, was redesigned to house the Simmons Visual Arts Center. The second art gallery director, Jean Westmacott, was appointed by the university that year and Brenau held its inaugural art exhibition, featuring Jasper Johns’s prints from the Leo Castelli Collection, at the Simmons Visual Arts Center in March 1991. This exhibition also launched an outreach program focusing on art education. Gallery tours and hands-on workshops for children have become a regular feature of this educational curriculum. Since the opening of the Simmons Center, the university has hosted a wide range of art exhibits, including the work of Brenau’s faculty and students as well as the work of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. The works of Benny Andrews, Beverly Buchanan, Lamar Dodd, Nancy Graves, William King, Roy Lichtenstein, Marisol, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Donald Saff, Frank Stella, and Neil Welliver have appeared in the university’s galleries. The Brenau galleries have also featured such group exhibitions as the women artists from the Vogel Collection. The neoclassical movement that produced Neoclassical architecture began in the mid-18th century, both as a reaction against the Rococo style of anti-tectonic naturalistic ornament, and an outgrowth of some classicizing features of Late Baroque. ... Beverly Buchanan (1940 in Fuquay, North Carolina – ) is an African-American artist. ... Lamar Dodd (1909-1996) was a U.S. painter whose work reflected a love of the American South. ... Roy Fox Lichtenstein (27 October 1923 – 29 September 1997) was a prominent American pop artist, whose work borrowed heavily from popular advertising and comic book styles, which he himself described as being as artificial as possible. // Roy Lichtenstein was born on 27 October 1923 into an upper-middle-class family...

In March 2002, the Burd Performing Arts Center opened and gave the university a new home for visual art on campus. The center’s gallery is known as the Leo Castelli Gallery, in honor of the New York art dealer and university trustee responsible for several major art acquisitions and exhibitions by the Brenau University Galleries. The gallery's primary function is to house long-term exhibitions of art from the permanent collection of the university.

Pearce Auditorium

In late 1895, a meeting of the Gainesville, Ga., townspeople discussed the need for a new auditorium. Dr. A.W. Van Hoose and Dr. Haywood Jefferson Pearce, president of Brenau University from 1893-1943, asked the community to lend Brenau US$10,000 without interest for five years for the construction of an auditorium. The funds were raised in a short period, and the contract for the construction was signed April 1, 1896.

The auditorium was completed within only a year and dedicated on May 21, 1897, as “the largest of its kind in the South.” Nearly 67 years later on March 26, the auditorium was dedicated in honor of Pearce.

In 1978, the building was named to the National Register of Historic Places, along with others on the Brenau campus. Three years later, it was closed for renovations, reopening in the spring of 1984. “It’s difficult to imagine Brenau University without Pearce Auditorium. In fact, it is hard to imagine Gainesville without Pearce Auditorium,” said John W. Jacobs, Jr., chairman of the Brenau board of trustees, as he began the centennial observance of the dedication of Pearce Auditorium. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... A centennial is a 100-year anniversary of an event, or the celebrations pertaining thereto. ...

In addition to its wide usage by such local groups as The Arts Council, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, the Gainesville Ballet, the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra and others, Pearce Auditorium has been the site of many famous speakers. Helen Keller, Will Durant, Ted Shawn, Ruth St. Dennis, Martin Luther King, Sr., Letitia Baldrige, Robert Peters, Williams Warwick, Dan Rather, Jane Fonda and Maria von Trapp all have spoken or performed in Pearce. The Arts Council has welcomed additional guests in recent years as part of its Pearce Series, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Opera, the Joffery II Ballet, the Vienna Boys Choir, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Brubeck, Herbie Mann, Chuck Mangione, Steve Allen and Loretta Switt. Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was a deafblind American author, activist and lecturer. ... Will Durant William James Durant (November 5, 1885–November 7, 1981) was an American philosopher, historian, and writer. ... Letitia Baldrige (b. ... Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. ... Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ... Maria Augusta von Trapp (née Kutschera; January 26, 1905–March 28, 1987) was the matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, seen from Lincoln Center Plaza New York State Theater The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, interior, as seen from the stage The New York City Opera (NYCO) is based in Philip Johnsons New York State Theater at Lincoln Center. ... In 1956, Ballet teacher Robert Joffrey and choreographer Gerald Arpino formed a six-dancer ensemble that toured the country performing original ballets during a time when most touring companies performed mere reduced versions of ballet classics. ... The Vienna Boys Choir The Vienna Boys Choir (German: Wiener Sängerknaben) is a choir of boy sopranos based in Vienna, Austria. ... Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis, Jr. ... David Warren Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 in Concord, California[1]), better known as Dave Brubeck, is a U.S. jazz pianist. ... Herbert Jay Solomon (April 16, 1930 – July 1, 2003), better known as Herbie Mann, was an American jazz flutist and important practitioner of world music. ... Chuck Mangione on his Feels So Good record album cover. ... “Steve Allen” redirects here. ...

North East Georgia History Center

During the 1970s, James and Francis Mathis started collecting artifacts from the early days of those who settled in Northeast Georgia. A number of items were soon displayed at Gainesville’s Home Federal Savings Bank. As others in the community started to express an interest in remembering the past, a nucleus began to be formed with plans to start a museum.

The City of Gainesville made available to the group a vacant fire station building downtown. Volunteers then began collecting objects that would relate to the history of this area. The Georgia Mountain History Museum was underway. School children, tourists, and home-folks were soon attracted to the museum.

By the early 1990s, it was realized that the future of the museum had to include its own building in a more accessible location. The turning point came in 1995 when Brenau University President John Burd committed a tract of campus property for the History Museum, the White Path Cabin, and a blacksmith shop donated by Hoyt Herrin. Volunteers started soliciting the community for contributions and, after some years of stop and go, architectural plans were finally completed and all stood in readiness for its grand opening, held in May of 2004.

Additional programs

WBCX 89.1 FM

Eclectic 89.1 WBCX has a mission to serve Brenau University, Gainesville, NE Atlanta, and North Georgia.

Until the current station manager took over four years ago local programming was minimal at best; featuring no more than a few hours per week originating with students or any other local programming. The station broadcast an “Easy Listening” format that was completely automated.

Today WBCX provides a student and community oriented alternative to commercial radio; supplying listeners with the widest mix of music and diverse programming in the greater North Georgia area. Currently reaching the potential of over a million listeners from downtown Atlanta into areas of North and South Carolina.

WBCX changed its name two years ago to Eclectic 89.1 to reflect this new focus on diversity and variety.

The station prides itself in the fact that it can not be tied down to any of the ever-narrowing demographics that commercial radio seeks to capture. This station likewise does not seek to cater only to youth or alternative college culture. They seek to provide quality radio to people of all ages, tastes, races and cultures simultaneously.

Eclectic 89.1 has ten different formats -- each day has a different format with a different focus.

The formats are not based on musical genres (such as rock, jazz or soul), but moods, education, and a sense of quality music that is directly linked to its origins in the Jazz continuim of the 20th century, and the Classical continuim of the past six centuries.

The station seeks to build a sense of community through their passion for quality music. The DJs are all volunteers who pick the music they play based on knowledge and passion rather than that which has been selected by corporations, focus groups, charts or trends.

WBCX caters simultaneously to the rich and poor, the young and old, the rural and the urban, the white and black and Latin and Asian and middle eastern and all other cultures in between.

Center for Leisure Studies (BULLI)

The Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute offers non-credit classes for mature adults looking to stimulate their thinking and expand their knowledge. A variation on common elder hostel programs, BULLI is made available to and oriented towards both traveling and local adults.


Firespark! is the 2-week co-educational summer program for students in grade 9 through 12 from all over the world who are gifted in theatre, dance, music, visual art, and mass communications. Student admission is based on essays, recommendations by current educators and auditions when applicable, and classes are led by working arts professionals who also reside on campus during the program.

The programs offered at Firespark! are all goal oriented, with students working towards appearing in performances within their field of study staged before their peers. Students who are visual-arts focused are featured in a gallery showing at the program’s conclusion, while mass media students are heard on Brenau’s WBCX-FM.

External links

  • Brenau University
  • Kings Bay Campus
  • Firespark!
  • Gainesville Theatre Alliance (GTA)
  • Northeast Georgia History Center

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Brenau University is a private women's university in Gainesville, Georgia that was founded in 1878 as Georgia Baptist Female Seminary, though it has never been affiliated with the Baptist Church.
Brenau University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and participates in the Southern States Athletic Conference where its teams play as the "Golden Tigers".
Brenau's 50-acre main campus is located in Gainesville, Georgia, approximately 50 miles northeast of Atlanta, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Brenau University (792 words)
Brenau is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and subject-specific accrediting organizations.
Brenau was founded in 1878 as a private institution for the education of women.
Brenau College became Brenau University in 1992 by a vote of the Board of Trustees, a name change that reflects the comprehensive programs of study, the diverse student body, and the graduate programs.
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