‘Mom: Writing with Alzheimer’s’ Artist Talk and Reception March 9

Nancy Hellebrand

Nancy Hellebrand

New York-based photographer Nancy Hellebrand will be at the Gainesville campus on Thursday, March 9, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. to discuss her work in “Mom:Writing with Alzheimer’s.”The exhibition is on view in Leo Castelli Gallery until April 20. This selection of Hellebrand’s work features photographs of her mother’s journals as she battled Alzheimer’s. One can follow the drift of her mother’s attention, feel the pain of her isolation, and experience the beauty that leads to empathy for more than a single individual.

Hellebrand’s work has been shown in museums and galleries internationally. Museum exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art the International Center of Photography, the National Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Tate Britain, the Tate Liverpool, and the Barbican Centre in London. T

he National Portrait Gallery in London gave her a solo exhibition that was its first for a living, female, American artist. Solo exhibitions include Pace/MacGill and Heidi Cho Gallery, both in New York, the Morris Gallery of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Locks Gallery and the Paul Cava Gallery in Philadelphia.

Hellebrand’s photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of the City of London, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Free and open to the public. For more info, call (770) 534-6263 or visit galleries.brenau.edu.

Chair Massages Available on Wed. March 15

Twelve chair massage appointments are available for Wednesday, March 15, on the Gainesville historic campus on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each massage lasts for 10 minutes.

If you’d like to claim one of the appointments, email Kelley Maddox as soon as possible at kmaddox@brenau.edu

Help Brenau Students Dress For Success

Brenau Rotaract Club will hold its second annual professional clothing drive March 1-24.

The club is collecting new and gently used career wear, dress shoes and accessories for men and women. Students specifically need anything suitable for job interviews, including suits, jackets, dress shirts, skirts, blazers and slacks are needed. All sizes are needed.

Please look through your closet and donate what you can. Items can be dropped off at the John W. Jacobs Building located at 340 Green St. or picked up from your location if requested. For additional information, please contact 770-538-4707 or lweaver1@brenau.edu.

As a result of this drive, Brenau students are able to “shop” for professional clothing that can worn to career fairs and interviews at no cost to them.

Ambers Stowers Performs Senior Music Recital on Friday, Feb. 24

Amber Stowers, a senior music major and soprano, will perform her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 in Pearce Auditorium. She will perform arias and art songs by Mozart, Aaron Copland and Douglas Moore.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Potential New Student Organization Seeks Advisor

Students are interested in establishing a chapter of Delight Ministries on Brenau’s campus and are searching for an advisor.

Delight Ministries launches, grows and sustains Christ-centered women’s communities at college campuses across the country. Each community meets weekly to share stories of God at work. They also incorporate worship nights, opportunities to serve and have fun gatherings that help foster relationships.

For more information on this position, please email delightbrenau@gmail.com.

Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology Program Re-Accredited

The Psychology Department announces that the Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology program has been fully re-accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of February 2017 through February 2027.

Congratulations to Bellew Family on Birth of Helen Sophia

Dr. Shelton Bellew, associate professor of modern languages, and his wife Elizabeth welcomed their daughter, Helen Sophia Bellew, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 4:20 a.m.

Congratulations to the Bellew family on their newest addition!

Staff Development Committee Presents StaffChat

You might have noticed last week’s profile of Sue Johnston in the Brenau Update. This was the first of a series of monthly features aiming to highlight staff members who positively contribute to the Brenau community. These profiles, called StaffChat, are presented by the Staff Development Committee.

Do you know a staff member who makes Brenau University a better place? Nominate him or her for a StaffChat profile, and the rest of the university can learn what makes this person so special. Nominees can be new to the university, someone who has worked for Brenau for years or just someone you feel everyone should get to know a little more about.

Each month the Staff Development Committee and the Office of Communications & Publications will select a nominee to feature in the Update. If you know someone you would like to see featured, please complete the nomination form at https://goo.gl/forms/xxMRZvakhiIOKN5w2.

Condolences to Jerry Denton and Family

Brenau Facilities painter Jerry Denton’s older brother Paul Denton died the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 8. Services were held at Paper Mill Road Church in Marietta on Saturday, Feb 11.

The Brenau community gives its deepest condolences to Jerry and his family.

Brenau Wishes Sheryl Olson Best of Luck

Nurse Practitioner Sheryl Olson’s last day at Brenau will be Feb. 17. Please join Vice President of Student Services Amanda Lammers and her staff in wishing Sheryl all the best as she moves on to a new adventure. Rest assured that the university is working as quickly as possible to fill Sheryl’s position but also wants to insure the right person is chosen for this crucial job. Amanda asks for patience during the service interruption.