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Shorter University to honor Distinguished Alumni Award winners

Shorter University will honor three alumni, Ruth Parham Manning, Lisa Nelson and Georgia State Rep. Trey Kelley, with its 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The awards will be presented during halftime of the Shorter homecoming football game on Nov. 1 at Barron Stadium. “The Shorter University Alumni Association is proud to honor these outstanding alumni whoContinue Reading

Shorter’s chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society inducts newest members

Shorter University’s Georgia Theta Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society inducted 19 new members during a ceremony held Oct. 24 in Brookes Chapel. Alpha Chi members represent the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors academically across all disciplines. The following students received their Alpha Chi cord and pin during the ceremony: JoshContinue Reading

Shorter University’s School of Fine and Performing Arts to present choral concert

Shorter University’s School of Fine and Performing Arts will present its fall choral concert, “Friendship and Faith,” on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel. The Homecoming Weekend event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for senior adults and students. Tickets may be purchased by contactingContinue Reading

Shorter University, Pepperell Elementary team up for Family Science Night

Equipped with their Science Night Passports, more than 35 Pepperell Elementary School students and their family members recently took a trip around the world of science through interactive stations developed by Shorter University teacher candidates. During the Family Science Night activities, students and their parents participated in hands-on exercises that explained scientific concepts including magnetism,Continue Reading

World-renowned soprano Indra Thomas to present faculty recital

Internationally acclaimed soprano Indra Thomas will be joined by pianist Sandra Lutters, whose opera career spans more than 30 years, as they present a concert at Shorter University on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel. The concert is part of Shorter’s faculty recital series; Thomas teaches voice performance at the university. TheContinue Reading

Radio interview highlights Oct. 24 and 25 dance concert, new dance minor

Ms. Shell Benjamin, director of dance and assistant professor of theatre and dance at Shorter, and dance minor Rique Martinez were guests on WRGA’s Hometown Headlines, the Radio Edition, on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The pair chatted with host John Druckenmiller about the upcoming dance concert titled “Dancing on the Hill — Peace Be Still.” LISTENContinue Reading

Shorter University student receives Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award

Shorter University Criminal Justice major Chad Wilson says he feels a distinct calling to make positive impact on the lives of America’s youth. This is why the Carrollton, Ga., police officer decided 13 years ago to get involved with the Boy Scouts of America’s Exploring program, where he now serves as post advisor for PoliceContinue Reading

Pianist Krassimira Jordan to present guest recital at Shorter University

Pianist Krassimira Jordan will present a guest recital at Shorter University on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel. The event, part of the university’s Guest Artist Series, is open to the public at no charge. Jordan’s performance will include selections such as “Deux Poèmes, Op. 32” by Alexander Scriabin, “Polichinelle” by HeitorContinue Reading

Former Cosby Show star Geoffrey Owens to present Masterclasses at Shorter

Former Cosby Show Star Geoffrey Owens will present masterclasses for Shorter University theatre students on Oct. 17 and 18. Owens’ classes will focus on the topics of Shakespeare and Acting for the Camera. He will also take part in a question and answer session for Shorter students about the theatre and film business. Since graduatingContinue Reading

Shorter University presents “Dancing on the Hill – Peace Be Still,” a dance concert

Shorter University dance minors and musical theatre students will present “Dancing on The Hill — Peace Be Still” on Oct. 24-25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Winthrop-King Centre. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students and are available through the Shorter University box office by calling 706-233-7288 or by emailing boxoffice@shorter.edu.Continue Reading