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Dr. Jennifer Allison wins GOTA Outstanding Occupational Therapy Practitioner of the Year Award

Oct 10, 2018

At this year’s annual GOTA conference, Brenau’s School of OT Assistant Professor Dr. Jennifer Allison won the prestigious Oustanding Occupational Therapy Practitioner of the Year Award. This is an award of excellence to honor an occupational therapist licensed in Georgia, who has made outstanding contributions to the profession. Dr. Allison was recognized for utilizing her […]

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ALUMNI VIDEO BLOG: Rachel Eleanor, BU ‘14

Sep 05, 2018
In this video, designer and illustrator Rachel Eleanor talks about her experience as a studio art major at Brenau University. Rachel highlights her experiences as an undergraduate student and how that inspired further education with the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. You can find out more about Rachel Eleanor’s work on her rachel-eleanor.com.
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Collection Highlight: 1950s Dress by designer Peggy Hunt

Sep 02, 2018
By Rachel Ward Stored away in Brenau University’s historic clothing collection is a stunning dress that oozes summer evenings spent sipping on refreshing drinks with friends and neighbors. The dress combines two aspects women aspire to be: sexy and elegant, as this was Peggy Hunt's specialty. Carolyn Margaret Hunt, later known as Peggy, began as [...]
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President Ed L. Schrader announces retirement plans

Aug 21, 2018

After 15 years as president of Brenau University, ushering in an era of growth and development, Ed L. Schrader announced Tuesday his plans to retire in 2019. Schrader became the ninth Brenau president on Jan. 1, 2005, putting the university on an aggressive growth trajectory. During his tenure, the university’s budget has nearly tripled to […]

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Video: Vee Sanchez talks about Life in Fashion Design after Brenau

May 31, 2018

Brenau alumna Vee Sanchez, BFA fashion design 2014,discusses her insecurities as a new student in Brenau’s fashion design program, internships she had as a student and her career after graduation working on costumes in Orlando, Florida for Disney and teaching at the Austin School of Fashion Design in Austin, Texas.

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Highlights from the Brenau Collection: Andy Warhol’s ‘Lillian Carter 1977’

May 16, 2018

    By: Victoria Mathis Andy Warhol is known and admired so much for his unique way of interpreting iconic celebrities and even consumer items. Warhol was a constant mirror of the society in which he lived. He used the iconography of his generation to challenge what society thought of those icons and to push […]

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Brenau Student Show at the High Museum of Art: A Student’s View By Diana Quinones

May 16, 2018

Hi, my name is Diana Quinones, and I am a second-year student at Brenau majoring in studio art. A year ago, my 3D printed sculpture from my Foundations: 2D & 3D class was accepted into the Brenau Student Exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. As a freshman at the time, it was […]

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Brenau Art & Design partners with chamber for public arts collaboration

May 16, 2018

As part of a mission to increase awareness of public art in Hall County, Brenau University and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s Vision 2030 public art committee announced in March the Brenau Urban Rural Discoveries, or BURDs. The public art project was conceived by Frank Norton Jr., a member of the Brenau Board of […]

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Professor Claudia Wilburn organizes community colossal prints event

May 15, 2018

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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Professor Charity Armstead introduces new fashion merchandising technologies

May 15, 2018

Students in FM 240 Fashion Textiles analyzed fiber types using burn testing, microscopy and chemical reactivity. The students are using thrifted garments throughout the semester for a detailed analysis that includes fiber types and characteristics, weave/knit structure, dyeing and printing, and other aspects of textile construction. The fiber photos here were taken with a camera […]

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Cultivating a Timeless Identity

Apr 03, 2018

Articulate points of excellence and comparative advantage to inform planning for future growth, utilizing the SACS assessment process for data gathering, analysis and continuous improvement.

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Brenau OT Front and Center of GOTA Conference

Oct 10, 2017

           

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Dr. Mary Shotwell Appointed by Governor Deal to the Georgia Board of Occupational Therapy

May 30, 2017

Dr. Mary Shotwell was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia Board of Occupational Therapy.  Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, swore her it to begin her term this month.  Dr. Shotwell is one of six members on the Board which oversees the provision of occupational therapy services in Georgia in order to safeguard the […]

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OT Faculty Co-Editor/Author and Chapter Authors of Best Selling Textbook

May 30, 2017

Dr. Helene Smith-Gabai, is the co-author and editor, along with Dr. Suzanne Holm, of the second edition of the course text, Occupational Therapy in Acute Care recently published 2nd edition.   Dr. Smith-Gabai wrote several chapters in the text along with numerous Brenau OT faculty including Dr. Tamara Mills, Dr. Mary Shotwell, Dr. Kay Graham, and […]

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Dr. Jodie Copley, visiting scholar, University of Queensland, May 17 and 19

May 11, 2017

Dr. Jodie Copley, visiting scholar from the University of Queensland, Australia, will be at the Norcross campus May 17 and the Gainesville East Campus May 19. Copley will have round table discussions with OT Faculty and students around engagement and partnership with clients in different practice areas, clinical reasoning in OT and how it develops. She will also […]

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#2 Golden Tigers Softball Sweeps Four in SSAC Tournament for First Conference Championships

Apr 29, 2017

Brenau Defeats Mobile to Capture SSAC Softball Tournament Championship By Jerry Felts DECATUR, Ala. (April 29, 2017) – Brenau University freshman pitcher Kathleen Daniel was questionable to take the mound before the Southern States Athletic Conference softball tournament championship game Saturday afternoon in Decatur, Alabama. Daniel, the league’s freshman, pitcher and player of the year, […]

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Brenau Keeps ‘Never Less than First’ Record Alive with Fifth Straight SSAC Conference Championship

Apr 24, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. – The Brenau University track and field team accumulated 233 points to win decisively its fifth consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference Women’s Track & Field Championship in Mobile, Alabama, on Saturday, April 22. The five-year-old team has never failed to capture a conference championship. Heavily favored going into the meet on the neutral […]

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Foley honored with prestigious Occupational Therapy Roster of Fellows Award

Apr 07, 2017

Congratulations to Kathy Foley, Associate Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy, for receiving the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Roster of Fellows Award.  AOTA chose Foley for the honor from a large pool of candidates. Formal presentation of the award was made at the 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association conference and Centennial celebration in Philadelphia. […]

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Softball Team Takes First Place in SSAC After Saturday Win over No. 2 William Carey

Apr 03, 2017

The No. 8 Brenau University Golden Tigers softball team rolled past No. 2 William Carey (Mississippi) University to take sole possession of first place in the Southern States Athletic Conference on Saturday in Gainesville. The sweep of the Crusaders gave the Golden Tigers a conference record of 16-0 and a three-game lead atop the SSAC. […]

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Boyt Schell Visiting Occupational Science Scholar Fund Now Endowed

Mar 28, 2017

The School of Occupational Therapy is pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity of Professor Emeritus Dr. Barbara Boyt Schell, her husband John and other contributors’ generosity, the Boyt Schell Visiting Scholar Fund is now endowed. Dr. Schell and the other founding members of what is now the Brenau School of Occupational Therapy conceived […]

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