With finals week drawing to a close, the creative duo Annie Johnston and Juli Clay cap the semester with the release their latest video set to Katy Perry’s “Roar.”
On Nov. 6 nearly 400 students, faculty and staff gathered on the front lawn of Brenau’s main campus in Gainesville to shoot the video. Students from MM170, PR Practicum, spearheaded the project shot by Mass Communication Department Chair Stewart Blakley with students from nearly every Gainesville campus organization and athletic team participating. President Schrader and Dean of the Women’s College Debra Dobkins also made cameo appearances.
Clay asked the students in her Public Relations Practicum class how they thought they could get the campus excited and, in turn, hopefully excite potential students about life at Brenau. It didn’t take long before they knew they wanted to produce a music video.
“What makes Brenau special and unique is the people that call Brenau home,” said Clay. “We wanted an opportunity to show new and potential students what Brenau has to offer beyond the classroom. We have amazing, enthusiastic students, faculty and staff.”
Taylor Salmon, junior Mass Communication major and project manager for the video said the video’s purpose is to portray that Brenau is about academics, but they also have fun. ”The school is full of tradition, and the student body is full of energy.”
“I think Brenau has a unique atmosphere, and a way to showcase that is through a video that displays our personalities and enthusiasm for Brenau,” said Katie Barth, a Mass Communication senior who also participated in the project.
Watch the video on Vimeo: http://bit.ly/brenauroar
A reception for Passages, an exhibition of objects and narratives contributed by Brenau University faculty and staff, representative of pivotal moments in the lives of their owners, kicks off in the Castelli Gallery in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts from 4:30-6 p.m. A short walk from Castelli takes you to the Brenau University Sofa Sessions, the monthly songwriters in the round series where local singers, songwriters and community members gather together in an intimate setting to hear music and share stories, takes place from 6-8 p.m, in Jacobs Lobby, 340 Green St., Gainesville. Special guest and local favorite Alex Hall will perform a selection of songs alongside other musical guests.
If you can’t make it out to the sofa sessions, catch the session streamed live at https://new.livestream.com/accounts/5168492/events/2447236.
Brenau University’s Research Symposium is an interdisciplinary display of research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Brenau faculty members. The Research Symposium serves as an extension of the classroom, explores the depth of a focused study with outcomes and gives the research exposure, offering a learning opportunity while attracting interest from other respected experts among a variety of disciplines. To submit an abstract for review, download the form (PDF) or contact Kimberly Dean for the form and more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition features objects and narratives contributed by Brenau University faculty and staff, representative of pivotal moments in the lives of their owners and serve as a fun avenue to gain a better understanding of the people who make Brenau University the wonderful place that it is.
The Campus Post Office will close on Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. for the holiday break and will not reopen until Jan. 2. Staff will come in periodically during the break to sort mail and packages, put mail in campus boxes, and notify recipients that packages have arrived. Sorting will be done, however, during the afternoon hours and once the mail is put in boxes, personnel will depart. Please be certain that you have the combination to your campus mailbox to retrieve mail directly from your campus box.
If you have outgoing mail, please drop it in the slot provided near the Post Office window. Mail will be metered and delivered to the US Post Office periodically throughout the break. If you have time sensitive mailings, you should take them directly to the US Post Office to ensure the most expeditious delivery. There will be no outgoing UPS or FedEx service available on campus after Dec. 18. The Campus Post Office will resume normal operations on Jan. 2.
The Campus Post Office staff wishes everyone a safe and joyous holiday season.
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Dr. Ed Schrader, president of Brenau University, will speak on the importance of Women’s Colleges and educating women at TEDxCentennialParkWomen, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at AT&T, 725 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Ga.
This year’s event features a curated selection of presentations all on the theme “Invented Here.” Tickets are available at http://www.tedxcentennialparkwomen.com/
Ed and Myra Schrader invite you and a guest to the annual Brenau University Holiday Party on Monday, Dec. 16, from 6-8 p.m. in Hopkins Dining Hall. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Dec. 9.
The Hagerman-Thompson Staff Award will be announced at 6:45 p.m. A silent auction sponsored by the Staff Development Committee will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Wilkes Board Room adjacent to Hopkins Dining Hall. Please enter through Lockett-Mitchell Parlor.