Brenau Window Magazine Adds Two More CASE Awards

The cover of the Fall 2012 print edition of Brenau Window
The cover of the Fall 2012 print edition of Brenau Window

Brenau Window magazine will pick up two new awards Feb. 19 at the annual meeting of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III annual meeting in Atlanta.

CASE III judges cited the Fall 2012 issue of the magazine in the “most improved” publication category because of the addition of an online version, which can be found at http://window.brenau.edu. Judges also singled out an article entitled “A year… if you’re lucky,” a poignant story about 2004 Brenau Women’s College nursing graduate Kelly Flanagan McCormick’s turning the death of her child into a meaningful learning experience for current Brenau nursing students. The article was written by another Brenau Women’s College graduate, Candice Dyer, a frequent contributor to the magazine.

“Candice is a fantastic writer who can be hilarious, droll and sardonic or evoke any other emotion she needs to summon forth,” said David Morrison, vice president for communications and publications  and the editor of Brenau Window. “We put Kelly McCormick’s moving story into the right hands.”

Brenau Window made no claims on inventing the concept of an online magazine as a companion to the print edition, and, in fact, said Morrison, “we probably were a little late to the party.”

The online edition serves as a companion to the print edition with expanded articles and content that is not in the paper copy of the magazine, including audio and video stories and addition photos. Plus, says Editor David Morrison, it is
The online edition serves as a companion to the print edition with expanded articles and content that is not in the paper copy of the magazine, including audio and video stories and addition photos. Plus, says Editor David Morrison, it is “interactive.. You can give instant commentary on an article or tell your own version of the story.”

“We’d been talking about the idea for several years,” he said, “but we did not pull the trigger until we had the right combination of talent” with Web Publishing Director Michael McPeak and Design Director Christie Gregory. “Michael grasped the concept the moment he started working here in August and he was able to turn the issue on in about a month. Christie is like the Peyton Manning or RG3 of designers. Any time she’s on the field, you’re gonna win something.”

 CASE III presents three levels of awards in each category, but we won’t know what level awards Window received until the awards dinner at the conference. Window has seven previous CASE awards.