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Shorter University students return to Alaska for mission work

After spending the past two spring breaks in Alaska working as volunteers during the Iditarod and with GraceWorks Alaska, two Shorter University students have made their way back to America’s northernmost state to pick up where they left off. Seth Broome, a junior math education major from Rome, Ga., and Hannah Mitchell, a senior musicContinue Reading

Mitchell named registrar at Shorter University

Justin A. Mitchell has been named registrar at Shorter University. As registrar, Mitchell is responsible for maintaining student records and serving as an academic liaison between faculty and staff. He will also manage student and class scheduling and degree audits, evaluate transfer credit, determine athletic eligibility and prepare the university’s annual catalog. Mitchell is aContinue Reading

Volunteers help spruce up Shorter University residence halls

Shorter University students will return to freshly painted residence halls this fall, thanks to the help of dozens of volunteers from throughout the state of Georgia. For six weeks this summer, men, women, and youth rolled up their sleeves and put in eight-hour days to help spruce up rooms in Cooper Hall, Gwaltney Apartments, MallaryContinue Reading

Shorter University announces Dean’s List for Spring 2014

Shorter University has announced students named to the dean’s list during the spring 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.   D’Anthony Joseph, of Birmingham, Ala. Savannah Chamblee, of Boaz, Ala. Jana Nelson, of CedarContinue Reading

NCAA awards Shorter full Division II membership

The wait is over. Three long years of anxious anticipation within the NCAA membership process has culminated in a happy ending for Shorter University. The NCAA officially welcomed the Hawks into full NCAA Division II membership on Friday, signaling a celebratory end to the university’s three-year transition from the NAIA. After competing in a probationaryContinue Reading

One of the nation’s best! Wilson runs in USA Nationals 200 finals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The sound of his voice immediately told the story of how Kirk Wilson felt when he answered his phone late Sunday afternoon – and for good reason. After all, the Shorter University sprinter who closed out his running career becoming the fastest runner in the team’s history had just finished what wasContinue Reading

Shorter University faculty affirmed by SACSCOC

Shorter University’s status as a fully accredited institution of higher learning was affirmed on Thursday, June 19, 2014, by a vote of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  “Today’s vote confirms our belief that strong scholarship and Christian commitment can go hand in hand,” statesContinue Reading

NCAA highlights Shorter University’s transition to Division II

When the men’s track and field team at Shorter won the Peach Belt Conference championship on April 19, it marked a major first step for the university. The team has won its fair share of titles in the past few years, but this one was different. For the first time, following process that took moreContinue Reading

Shorter University student poem to be published in magazine

Shorter University English major Courtney Liddell began putting her feelings into writing shortly after her mother’s death in 1998. Sixteen years later, as she prepares to enter her senior year at Shorter, Liddell has learned that one of her poems, “My Life Captain,” has been selected for publication in the June 2014 edition of TWJContinue Reading

Shorter University literary magazine selects creative writing and art contest winners

  Shorter University’s literary magazine, The Chimes, congratulates the winners of this year’s creative writing and art contests. Caitlin Sumner won first place in the prose category for “The Heart of Things.” Sarah Geil was awarded second place for “Purchased,” and Paul Dziadul won third place for “Amputation.” The prose category was judged by visitingContinue Reading