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Shorter professors, Pepperell Elementary teacher attend Intern Keys work session

Beginning in October 2014, Shorter University’s School of Education joined about 20 other education preparation providers in the state participating in a pilot of Intern Keys, an assessment tool for evaluating teacher candidates during clinical training. In preparation for the implementation of Intern Keys, Shorter’s Director of Assessment and Accreditation Dr. Tasha Perkins and AssistantContinue Reading

Liz Mahaffey named Dean of Online Programs at Shorter University

Liz Mahaffey, Director of Online Programs at Shorter University, has been promoted to Dean of Online Programs for the university. She is now in charge of the entire online organization, including new program development, online advising, recruiting and retention, and marketing and promotion of the online programs. “It is exciting to be part of suchContinue Reading

Shorter University senior speaks at state education conference

When 300 Georgia educators gathered at the 2014 Professional Standards Commission’s edTPA Technical Assistance Conference to learn about a new teacher certification assessment program, Shorter University senior education major Kaitlynn Cantrell was the one teaching the lesson. Cantrell, of Smyrna, Ga., was invited to share her experiences after participating in Shorter’s pilot program for theContinue Reading

Poetry of Shorter University English professor nominated for Pushcart Prize

The poetry of Shorter University Assistant Professor of English Renee Emerson has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Winter Goose Publishing. “Keeping Me Still,” a collection of Southern free-verse poetry, was released earlier this year and has garnered praise from British literary magazine Neon as well as authors including Bobby C. Rogers and formerContinue Reading

Dr. Kathi Vosevich named Associate Provost at Shorter University

Dr. Kathi Vosevich, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Shorter University, has been promoted to Associate Provost. Dr. Vosevich has been a member of Shorter’s faculty since 2008. As Associate Provost, she will be responsible for oversight of university assessment, especially as it relates to accreditation, and supervision of the university’s QualityContinue Reading

Shorter University junior is finalist in national opera scholarship competition

Katelyn Johnson, a junior vocal performance major at Shorter University, has been selected as one of 12 finalists in the Madame Rose-Palmai-Tenser Scholarship Competition sponsored by the Mobile Opera in Alabama. Johnson, of College Park, Ga., was chosen as a finalist from a digital recording of her recent performance of the aria “Chacun le Sait”Continue Reading

Shorter University’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta inducts newest members

Shorter University’s Beta Psi Chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society recently inducted 12 students during a ceremony in Brookes Chapel. Sigma Tau Delta students are high achievers in English language, literature and writing. The honor society has more than 850 chapters throughout the world and is the most active honors organizationContinue Reading

Shorter teacher candidates assist with Fall Math Festival at Alto Park Elementary

As part of the Shorter University School of Education’s ongoing partnerships with local elementary schools in Floyd County, teacher candidates assisted Alto Park Elementary School in hosting its Fall Math Festival. The evening event, which drew about 175 family members and children, featured hands-on experiential mathematics concepts tailored to each student’s skill level. See aContinue Reading

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