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Shorter University creates home for purple martin birds

Each year about this time, Georgia gets an influx of feathered residents returning from their stay in warmer climates. Purple martins, North America’s largest swallow, spend six months out of the year wintering in South America, and then make their way north to areas including Floyd County as spring approaches. Shorter University Assistant Professor ofContinue Reading

Shorter University School of Education, Pepperell Elementary host reading events

Mary Wilson, a junior early childhood education major at Shorter University, tells the story of Sonia Sotomayor, the United States’ first Supreme Court justice of Hispanic decent during Pepperell Elementary School’s “Reading around the World” family night last week. Shorter University teacher candidates joined with Pepperell Elementary School teachers last week to welcome parents andContinue Reading

Shorter University presents spring musical “Hot Mikado” at Callaway Theatre

The Shorter University School of Fine and Performing Arts will present its spring musical, “Hot Mikado,” Thursday, Feb. 19 through Monday, Feb. 23. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22. Performances will be held in the Callaway Theatre, and tickets are $15 for adultsContinue Reading

Shorter University students attend math conference in Tennessee

  Members of the Shorter University Math Club attended the Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on Saturday, Feb. 7.  The conference was hosted by the Lee University Mathematics Department in Cleveland, Tenn., and funded by the Mathematical Association of America through a National Science Foundation Grant. At the conference, members of the Math Club participated inContinue Reading

Expedition Chamber Winds, Shorter faculty perform Feb. 16 at Brookes Chapel

The Expedition Chamber Winds, a Rome-based woodwind quintet, will join Shorter University’s Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Jerico Vasquez, on piano, and Adjunct Instructor of Music Sherri Seiden, soprano, for a performance at Shorter University on Monday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel. The recital is free and open to the public. TheContinue Reading

Mary Chubbs retires after 52 years at Shorter University

As Shorter University’s lead custodian, Mary Chubbs has borne witness to many transformations on The Hill during the past half-century. She watched as new residence halls were constructed and the university’s Winthrop-King Centre took shape. She remembers when the gymnasium was located in what now serves as the student union. “Miss Mary,” as most knowContinue Reading

Shorter welcomes local artist and alumna Siri Selle to Arnold Art Gallery

  The recent work of local artist and Shorter University alumna Siri Selle will be on display at Shorter University’s Arnold Art Gallery from Feb. 9 to March 6. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Selle, who earned a Bachelor of FineContinue Reading

Shorter alumnus Chris Sumner chosen as STAR Teacher at Unity Christian School

Chris Sumner, a 2012 graduate of Shorter University, has been named 2015 STAR Teacher at Unity Christian School in Rome. STAR, which stands for Student Teacher Achievement Recognition, is an awards program sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation that honors high-achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have made the biggestContinue Reading

Poetry book by Shorter University English professor is finalist for Julie Suk Prize

“Keeping Me Still,” a collection of Southern free-verse poems written by Shorter University Assistant Professor of English Renee Emerson, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Julie Suk Prize for best poetry book published by an independent press. Emerson is among 16 finalists eligible for the $500 award sponsored by Jacar Press. “SomeContinue Reading

Gates to speak on vocal health at Shorter University on Feb. 2

Dr. Rachael Gates, singing health specialist and author of “The Owners Manual to the Voice: A Guide for Singers and Other Professional Voice Users,” will present a lecture on vocal health at Shorter University on Monday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Evans Chorale Room. Dr. Gates will be speaking on topics ranging fromContinue Reading