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Shorter University professor to perform in the Philippines

Shorter University Artist-In-Residence and Associate Professor of Music Dr. Jerico Vasquez will return to his home country for a solo piano recital on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the esteemed Ayala Museum in Makati, Philippines. Featured selections for the evening’s performance include works by Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy and Alexander Scriabin. Dr. Vasquez said he isContinue Reading

Shorter chemistry professor, students share science with Pepperell middle schoolers

Screaming balloons, jumping cans and dancing spaghetti may sound like part of a magic act, but each seemingly improbable feat can be explained through pure science. Shorter University Professor of Chemistry Dr. Chris Jones and students in his General Chemistry I class recently incorporated each of these examples, plus a few others, to illustrate theContinue Reading

Shorter University’s Feaste of Caroles helps ring in the Christmas season

The Shorter University Choral Department will help usher in the magic of the Christmas season with its annual Feaste of Caroles on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Garden Lakes Baptist Church, 2200 Redmond Circle. Admission is free with the donation of a canned food item to benefit the church’s food pantry. Traditional ChristmasContinue Reading

Cellist Adrian Daurov and Pianist Spencer Myer to perform Guest Recital

Shorter University will present cellist Adrian Daurov and pianist Spencer Myer in a duo recital at Brookes Chapel on Monday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The event, part of the university’s Guest Artist Series, is open to the public at no charge. The duo has worked together to highlight one another’s performances. They recently performedContinue Reading

Shorter University professor brings geology lessons to life at Unity Christian School

The study of geology is usually reserved for college-level courses; however, students in April Carter’s second-grade class at Unity Christian School recently completed a science unit in which the 7-year-olds learned about the composition and characteristics of rocks and minerals. The unit culminated with a visit from Shorter University Assistant Professor of Physical Science Dr.Continue Reading

Shorter University music students earn honors at state competition

  Shorter University continued its tradition of excellence during this year’s annual Georgia National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) student auditions at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Six students placed in the competition, which was judged by voice professionals from throughout Georgia.   Shorter University students Jordan Heath, Sarah Stratton, Kaitlin Kennedy, Jacob Case,Continue Reading

Shorter University Theatre presents “The Apple Tree”

The Shorter University Fine and Performing Arts Department will present its fall musical, “The Apple Tree.” The show will run Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23 and another evening performance will be held Monday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. AllContinue Reading

Shorter University teacher candidates, Alto Park students present Veterans Day program

  A timeline of prominent American freedom fighters, brought to life by Alto Park third- and fourth-grade Kaleidoscope students, was the centerpiece of the local elementary schools’ annual Veterans Day program Tuesday morning. Teacher candidates from the Shorter University School of Education joined the students as they recounted eight U.S. heroes’ achievements throughout the historyContinue Reading

Sydney Hillman crowned Miss Shorter University 2015

Sydney Hillman, a freshman musical theatre major from Grovetown, Ga., was crowned Miss Shorter University during the annual scholarship pageant on Thursday evening at Rome City Auditorium. Hillman, who also won the interview round of the evening, was selected as Miss Shorter University by a panel of five judges and received a $2,000 scholarship. SheContinue Reading

Shorter University to name Nursing School

Shorter University has received a seven-figure gift from the Benjamin F. Brady Charitable Foundation. In recognition of this gift, the university is renaming its nursing school the Ben and Ollie Brady School of Nursing. The name will be officially unveiled during a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony planned for Friday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m.Continue Reading