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Shorter faculty member to present poetry as part of Boston University reading series

Shorter University Assistant Professor of English Renee Emerson has been invited to read selections from her book, “Keeping Me Still,” as part of Boston University’s upcoming Robert Lowell Memorial Reading Series. The Pushcart Prize-nominated author will present her poems on Nov. 20 at Mugar Memorial Library in Boston. “Keeping Me Still,” which earlier this monthContinue Reading

Shorter University music faculty members present an evening of music

The Shorter University School of Fine and Performing Arts opens the 2014-15 academic year with an evening of performances by its music faculty artists.  The Faculty Gala will take place Monday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel. It is free and open to the public. The gala will combine the talents of aContinue Reading

President and Mrs. Dowless host student leaders for back-to-school dinners

August 13 – Student leaders have returned to campus to prepare for the beginning of the fall semester on Monday, August 18. Many students, including athletic teams and band members, have already returned to campus, and new students begin moving in on Friday, August 15. To welcome the student leaders back to campus and thankContinue Reading

Coach Scott Byrd named to NCAA Track and Field Committee

Rome, Ga. — Coach Scott Byrd, Shorter University’s director of track and field, has been named to the NCAA Division II Track & Field Executive Committee as a representative for the Peach Belt, according to Sylvia Kamp, U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association administrative and legislative services manager. Kamp said Coach Byrd’sContinue Reading

Shorter University course encourages, equips students to build good character

The first verse in Proverbs chapter 22 says, “A good name is more desirable than great riches; To be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” The goal of the ancient wisdom is not popularity but instead the cultivation of good character. And that’s a goal that Shorter University instructor Rick Johnson shares with theContinue Reading

Shorter University students return to Alaska for mission work

After spending the past two spring breaks in Alaska working as volunteers during the Iditarod and with GraceWorks Alaska, two Shorter University students have made their way back to America’s northernmost state to pick up where they left off. Seth Broome, a junior math education major from Rome, Ga., and Hannah Mitchell, a senior musicContinue Reading

Mitchell named registrar at Shorter University

Justin A. Mitchell has been named registrar at Shorter University. As registrar, Mitchell is responsible for maintaining student records and serving as an academic liaison between faculty and staff. He will also manage student and class scheduling and degree audits, evaluate transfer credit, determine athletic eligibility and prepare the university’s annual catalog. Mitchell is aContinue Reading

Volunteers help spruce up Shorter University residence halls

Shorter University students will return to freshly painted residence halls this fall, thanks to the help of dozens of volunteers from throughout the state of Georgia. For six weeks this summer, men, women, and youth rolled up their sleeves and put in eight-hour days to help spruce up rooms in Cooper Hall, Gwaltney Apartments, MallaryContinue Reading

Shorter University announces Dean’s List for Spring 2014

Shorter University has announced students named to the dean’s list during the spring semester of 2014. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.   D’Anthony Joseph, of Birmingham, Ala. Savannah Chamblee, of Boaz, Ala. Jana Nelson, of CedarContinue Reading

NCAA awards Shorter full Division II membership

The wait is over. Three long years of anxious anticipation within the NCAA membership process has culminated in a happy ending for Shorter University. The NCAA officially welcomed the Hawks into full NCAA Division II membership on Friday, signaling a celebratory end to the university’s three-year transition from the NAIA. After competing in a probationaryContinue Reading