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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

Shorter University weather station provides students with hands-on learning experience

Shorter University students in Dr. Michael Crosby’s Meteorology class retrieve data from the university’s new weather station. From left: Heather Peace, Hannah Smith, Dr. Crosby, Cheyanne Burt, Kendra Hornberger, Ulysses Carswell, LA Dunaway and Dalton Robinson.    A new weather station recently installed on the campus of Shorter University is giving students the opportunity toContinue Reading

Shorter University announces Dean’s List for Fall 2014

Shorter University has announced students named to the dean’s list during the fall 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.   Madeline Munroe, of Albertville, Ala. Laura Williams, of Anniston, Ala. Courtney Hettinger, of Attalla,Continue Reading

Tenor Ron Brendel to perform guest recital at Shorter University on Jan. 26

Shorter University welcomes tenor Dr. Ron Brendel to Brookes Chapel on Monday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the university’s Guest Artist Series. The performance is free and open to the public. Dr. Brendel has been heralded as a versatile performer who is equally at home with the contemporary operas of Benjamin Britten,Continue Reading

Award-winning pianist Ayesh to perform at Shorter University on Jan. 22

Highly sought-after pianist Dr. Kevin Ayesh will perform at Shorter University’s Brookes Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public. Dr. Ayesh has served as head of the Music Department at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, N.C., since 1992. He was a North CarolinaContinue Reading

SU keeps top spot on GSC Honor Roll

Having proven that it has what it takes to compete on the field and the court in its first season as a full Gulf South Conference member, Shorter University has now made it clear that its student-athletes can hold their own in the classroom as well as five Hawks and Lady Hawks have earned 2014Continue Reading

Ossabaw Artists’ Collective presents exhibit at Shorter University’s Arnold Art Gallery

Shorter University welcomes The Ossabaw Artists’ Collective for the coalition of visual artists exhibit “Ossabaw Island: Holy Ground” at the Arnold Art Gallery from Jan. 12 to Feb. 6. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. The Ossabaw Island Artists’ Collective draws itsContinue Reading

Shorter University students, faculty art on display at Calhoun’s Harris Arts Center

Shorter University Art Department faculty members have joined forces with their students to present a collaborative exhibit currently on view at the Harris Arts Center at 212 South Wall St. in Calhoun, Ga. The exhibit runs through Jan. 30, and admission is free and open to everyone. The public is invited to attend a receptionContinue Reading