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Shorter University freshman composition winners announced

Shorter University’s Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta has selected three winners of its inaugural Best First Year Composition Essay contest.  The International English Honor Society opened the contest to freshmen in composition classes, and winners were selected by Sigma Tau Delta members and Shorter University professors. Freshman composition winners Chandler Stone, Alayna Welker and Erin Dallmann.Continue Reading

Shorter University’s chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa inducts new members

Five Shorter University students were recently inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa, the only national honor society dedicated to recognizing academic excellence in scholars involved in the study of religion and/or theology at both the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels. From left, Chelsea Powers, Riley Forson, Chris Beno, Caleb Ward, Faculty Advisor Dr. Jeff Audirsch, Faculty Advisor Dr.Continue Reading

Shorter University students give hygiene lesson to Garden Lakes Elementary students

Shorter University pre-med and pre-dental students recently visited Garden Lakes Elementary School to teach students about hand washing and oral hygiene. Nikki Baldwin, a senior double majoring in biology and chemistry, said the children were instructed how to properly brush and floss and were warned about what could happen if they do not properly careContinue Reading

Shorter University students inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society

Three Shorter University seniors have been inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. Ashley Poole, a Music Education major from Kennesaw, Ga.; Hannah Mitchell, a Music Education major from McDonough, Ga.; and Kaitlin Kennedy, a Musical Theatre major from Missouri City, Texas; were selected by the music faculty for this honor. Artist inContinue Reading

Shorter University English Club presents custodial staff with gifts of appreciation

Members of Shorter University’s English Club recently showed their appreciation for the employees of National Management Resource Corp. by presenting the university’s custodial workers with goodie bags filled with snacks and other gifts. Megan Selvig, a junior double majoring in Spanish and Secondary English Education, proposed and organized the English Club’s service project. Under herContinue Reading

Shorter University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching hosts “Teach and Learn” workshop

More than 20 staff members and faculty from a variety of disciplines attended Shorter University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching “Teach and Learn” workshop on Wednesday, April 15. The one-hour luncheon targeted ways the professionals could use nonverbal immediacy to create classroom environments more conducive for learning. The Quality Enhancement Plan Committee and the CommunicationContinue Reading

Shorter University Math Club assists with Math Night at McHenry Primary School

Members of the Shorter University Math Club recently assisted McHenry Primary School in hosting its family math night. The event included hands-on concepts that allowed parents and students to utilize games to help improve math skills. Families were also provided materials to work on math activities at home. During the event, Shorter students Megan Camp,Continue Reading

Shorter Sport Management majors volunteer during Atlanta Falcons safety clinic

Shorter University sport management majors joined representatives of the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday evening at Model High School for the Falcons Moms Football Safety Clinic. The event, which featured instruction on proper equipment fitting, concussion awareness and the heads up tackling technique, was free and open to local mothers who were interested in learning moreContinue Reading

Shorter University sophomore to perform with Rome Symphony Orchestra

Avery Harris, a sophomore music performance major at Shorter University, will be performing a piece with the Rome Symphony Orchestra on April 25 at the Rome City Auditorium. Harris, of Rome, was one of two winners in the collegiate division of the Rome Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition in February. Harris competed with vocalists andContinue Reading

Shorter University honors distinguished faculty

Two Shorter University faculty members were recognized for outstanding dedication and achievement during the annual Awards Day ceremony on Wednesday, April 8.  This year, faculty awards were presented to Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Kris Douglass and Associate Professor of Music Dr. Fred Tarrant. Dr. Douglass was presented with the 2015 Vulcan Materials Award forContinue Reading