Senior Susanna polley receives prestigious Nolle Scholarship and Alpha Chi Chapter Named Star Chapter
May 16 - Susanna Polley, a senior biology and piano performance major at Shorter University, is one of 10 students nationwide selected to receive the Alfred H. Nolle National Scholarship from Alpha Chi.
NCCAA Names Shorter, Rome-Floyd County as Host of Football, Track Championships - 05/14/13
May 14 - National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Executive Director Dan Wood announced today that Shorter University has been selected as the host institution for the organization’s football and outdoor track & field championship events.
Shorter's Junior Diane Turner Recognized as 'Outstanding Performer' at GMTA Auditions - 05/08/13
May 8 - Diane Turner, a junior piano performance and pedagogy major at Shorter University, was named “Outstanding Performer/Convention Recitalist” in the piano competition at the 2013 Georgia Music Teachers’ Association Auditions.
Shorter University's Jessica White to Present Senior Art Show April 15-19 - 04/12/13
April 12 - Jessica White, a senior at Shorter University, will present her senior research exhibition titled “Vanitas” from April 15 to 19.
Shorter University's Bonnie Winstead to Present Senior Art Show April 8-12 - 04/05/13
April 5 - Bonnie Winstead, a senior at Shorter University, will present her senior research exhibition titled “The Soul of Me” from April 8 to 12.
Shorter University Men's Soccer Gives Back - 04/02/13
April 2 - On Saturday, March 23, Men’s Soccer took time out of its busy spring schedule to give back to the community that gives so much to Shorter. The team volunteered with Action Ministries-Rome by helping with their food pantry program.
Shorter University's School of Fine & Performing Arts to present Choral Concert Saturday - 04/02/13
April 2 - Shorter University’s School of Fine and Performing Arts will present its spring choral concert, An Evening of Song and Dance, on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel.
Shorter University to Honor Distinguished Alumni Award Winners - 03/27/13
March 27 - Shorter University plans to honor three alumni, Dr. Jamison “Jamie” Roberts, Carol Williams Kirby, and Paul Bowley, with its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Hawks use OT to win NCCAA National Championship - 03/16/13
March 16 - The Hawks (21-11) emerged from the tournament's No. 5 seed to claim the title and capture that elusive national championship that Shorter came so close to winning just a season ago.
Shorter University Announce Fall Dean's List for College of Adult and Professional Programs - 03/15/13
March 15 - Shorter University has announced its Fall 2012 Dean’s List honorees among students in the College of Adult and Professional Programs (CAPP).
Hawks secure national title game birth, beat FPU 104-95 -03/15/13
March 15 - Shorter (20-11), now in possession of a third straight 20-win season, will take on the winner of the Cedarville-Oklahoma Baptist matchup in Saturday's national final at 2 pm ET.
Shorter University students to participate in stand for freedom and 'day after' events - 03/14/13
March 14 - Shorter University students are taking part in a 27-hour event called Stand for Freedom from 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15.
Shorter University student publications Argo, Periscope Receive Honors - 03/14/13
March 14 - Two publications produced by Shorter University students have earned awards in recent state and national competitions.
Shorter University to Host Guest Recital and Master Class by Renowned Mezzo-Soprano Katherine Ciesinski - 03/12/13
March 12 - The Guest Artist Series at Shorter University will feature mezzo-soprano Katherine Ciesinski in recital at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18, in Shorter’s Brookes Chapel. The recital is open to the public at no charge.
Criminal Justice Degrees at Shorter University Now Offered Online - 02/25/13
February 25 - Shorter University is now offering the Associate of Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degrees in a 100 percent online format.
Sophomore Merrilee LaVilla crowned Miss Shorter University - 02/22/13
February 22 - Merrilee LaVilla, a sophomore communication arts major at Shorter University, was crowned Miss Shorter University on Feb. 21.
Shorter Senior Wins Aria Division at Rome Symphony Orchestra's Concerto competition - 02/22/13
February 22 - Michael Loredo, a senior church music major at Shorter University, won first place in the aria division of the Rome Symphony Orchestra’s third annual concerto competition.
Shorter University to present 'The Secret Garden' March 1-2 at Rome City Auditorium - 02/21/13
February 21 - An enchanting classic of children’s literature will come to life on the Rome City Auditorium stage March 1 and 2 as the Shorter University Opera and Shorter University Theatre present The Secret Garden.
Women's Track races to NCCAA National Championship - 02/17/13
February 17 - After years of close calls, the Shorter University women’s track and field program finally has its national championship.
Joint News Release: Darlington, Shorter Announce Agreement for Thornwood Property - 02/15/13
February 15 - Darlington School has announced plans to move grades PK-4 to the main campus at the end of the current school year and sell its property on Shorter Avenue to Shorter University. The trustees of both institutions approved the agreement this afternoon.
Emily Messer named Vice President for Enrollment Management - 02/14/13
February 14 - Emily Messer has been named Vice President for Enrollment Management at Shorter University. She will serve as the senior administrator in the Enrollment Management division and as a member of the President’s Council.
Shorter University announces dean's list for Fall 2012 - 02/06/13
February 6 - Shorter University has announced its Fall 2012 Dean’s List honorees. To achieve this honor, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.
Shorter University's Arnold Art Gallery hosting Exhibit and Lecture by Delores Surry-Smith - 02/05/13
February 5 - The Arnold Art Gallery at Shorter University is hosting an exhibit of artwork by Delores Surry-Smith through Feb. 28. Surry-Smith will also present an artist’s lecture at 11 a.m. on Feb. 28 in the gallery. The exhibit and the lecture are open to the public at no charge.
Shorter leads way in Gulf South Conference Academic Honor Roll - 01/16/13
January 23 - The Shorter Hawks and Lady Hawks placed 73 of the 515 members on the Gulf South Conference Fall 2012 Academic Honor Roll, the highest number by any school within the conference.
Shorter University Student Affairs Division Announces Staff Changes - 01/16/13
January 16 - The Division of Student Affairs at Shorter University has announced two recent staff changes.
Shorter University to Host Exhibit and Artist's Lecture by Bryce Lafferty - 01/10/13
January 10 - The Arnold Art Gallery at Shorter University will host an exhibit of paintings by Bryce Lafferty from Jan. 14 to Jan. 31. In addition, Lafferty will present an artist’s lecture at 11 a.m. on Jan. 31 in the gallery. The exhibit and lecture are open to the public at no charge.
Shorter University to present Winter Opera - 01/10/13
January 10 - The Shorter Opera Theatre will present its Winter Opera on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11 and 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Callaway Theatre on Shorter University’s Rome campus.
Hawkins earns All-NCCAA Honors - 01/03/13
January 3 - Shorter University senior linebacker Demery Hawkins has been named as a member of the 2012 All-NCCAA Football Team.
Shorter University granted reaffirmation of accreditation by SACS - 12/11/12
December 11 - Shorter University has received reaffirmation of its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges.
Shorter University launches new admissions website - 12/04/12
December 4 - Shorter University has launched a newly redesigned website for its traditional admissions program. The site, launched Monday, Dec. 3, is online at admissions.shorter.edu.
Dr. Ben McFry to speak at Shorter University's fall commencement - 12/04/12
December 4 - Shorter University Alumnus and Faculty Member Dr. Ben McFry will be the featured speaker at Shorter’s fall commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 7.
Shorter University inducts 25 members into Alpha Chi Chapter - 11/12/12
November 12 - Shorter University’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society inducted 25 new members during a ceremony held Nov. 4.
Internationally known soprano Indra Thomas to debut CD during concert at Shorter University - 10/25/12
October 25 - Internationally acclaimed soprano Indra Thomas will debut selections from her new CD, Great Day! Indra Thomas Sings Spirituals, during an upcoming concert at Shorter University.
Sundlof, Schopp named NCCAA Student-Athletes of the Week - 10/23/12
October 23 - Shorter University golfers Patric Sundlof and Pauline Schopp have been named National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Student-Athletes of the Week.
Shorter piano major to be honored by Atlanta Steinway Society - 10/12/12
October 12 - Diane Turner, a junior piano performance and pedagogy major at Shorter University, is one of two collegiate pianists who will be honored during an Oct. 21 concert at Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
Bodie, Trippe crowned Homecoming King and Queen at Shorter University - 09/24/12
September 24 - Quay Boddie, a senior Sport Management major and Courtney Trippe, a senior Communication major were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of Shorter's Homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Shorter University awarded "Military Friendly Schools®" title from Victory Media Inc. - 09/27/12
September 27 - For the second consecutive year, Shorter University has been named to the Military Friendly Schools® list compiled by Victory Media.
Fall semester at Shorter University begins with regional recognition, strong enrollment - 09/06/12
September 6 - Shorter University is again ranked as one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.
Dr. John Waters, pastor and president of Georgia Baptist Convention, welcomed as first speaker - 08/28/12
August 28 - Shorter University welcomed Dr. John Waters, pastor of Statesboro First Baptist Church, as guest speaker for its first chapel service of the semester.
Shorter University School of Nursing students participate in "Rising Ceremony" - 08/24/12
August 24 - Students enrolled in Shorter University’s School of Nursing Program participated in a special “Rising Ceremony” on Thursday, Aug. 23. The ceremony, conducted before an audience full of proud faculty, staff and family members, took place inside the university’s Brookes Chapel.
Shorter welcomes 51 new full-time faculty members - 08/10/12
August 10 - As Shorter University welcomes the class of 2016 this week, they are also welcoming another group: new faculty members.
Shorter University Office of Public Relations Merging with Office of University Advancement - 08/09/12
August 9 - Shorter University Vice President for University Advancement Bert Epting and Dawn Tolbert, who has served as Vice President for Public Relations at Shorter since 2009, announce the merging of the university’s Office of Public Relations with the Office of University Advancement.
Shorter University's School of Nursing prepared for fall semester - 08/08/12
August 8 - When fall semester classes begin at Shorter University on Aug. 16, students in the School of Nursing will return to a newly accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program and a full complement of faculty.
Corey Humphries named Vice President of Student Affairs at Shorter University - 07/24/12
July 24 - Corey Humphries has been named Vice President of Student Affairs at Shorter University. Mr. Humphries will serve as the senior administrator in Shorter’s Student Affairs division and as a member of the President’s Council.
Shorter University and sponsors gearing up for September Career Expo - 07/12/12
July 12 - The fourth annual Northwest Georgia/Shorter University Career Expo will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. until noon.
School of Nursing receives accreditation from Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education - 07/11/12
July 11 - Shorter University today announced that the university’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program has received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Shorter University selected for membership in National Christian College Athletic Association - 07/09/12
July 9 - Shorter University has been accepted as a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). The NCCAA has 112 member institutions that enroll more than 14,500 student-athletes.The NCCAA membership is an addition to the university’s athletic department resume and comes as Shorter is finishing year one of its transition to Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Shorter University Advancement Division adds three staff members - 07/03/12
July 3 - Shorter University has hired three staff members in its Office for University Advancement. Neely Raper, a 2000 graduate of Shorter, is serving as Director of Development. Sheri Ransome has been named Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. Both began work at Shorter in June. In addition, Loni Beth Jones, a 2011 Shorter graduate, was recently hired to serve as Office Coordinator for the Advancement division.
Nursing faculty members to serve as interim co-deans of the School of Nursing - 06/27/12
June 27 - Two Shorter University nursing faculty members, Angela Haynes and
Roxanne Johnston, will serve as co-interim deans of the university’s School of Nursing
Thomas named 2012 Softball Coach of the Year - 06/15/12
June 15 - Shorter's (Ga.) Al Thomas has been honored as the 2012 NAIA Softball Coach of the Year, the national office announced Friday. (Courtesy of NAIA)
Shorter nursing students study health care delivery in England- 06/11/12
June 11 - England’s Kent Community Health NHS Trust issued the following news release following a visit from Shorter University nursing students.
Dr. Norma Harper named Dean of School of Education at Shorter University - 06/06/12
June 6 - Dr. Norma Harper has been named Dean of the School of Education at Shorter University. Dr. Harper comes to Shorter from Charleston Southern University, where she serves as Professor and Dean of the School of Education.
Shorter University faculty honored with teaching awards - 05/24/12
May 24 - Two Shorter University professors, Dr. Jill Borchert and Ms. Kristy Brown, were recently honored for their commitment to teaching and scholarship.
Shorter University students named to Who's Who - 05/16/12
May 16 - Six students from Shorter University have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders according to the 2010-2011 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Dr. Donald Martin named Executive Vice President at Shorter - 05/11/12
May 11 - Dr. Donald Martin Jr. will assume duties as Executive Vice President at Shorter University on June 1. Dr. Martin currently serves as Academic Vice President and Professor of Religion at Charleston Southern University.
Coach Matt Larry named Shorter University Employee of the Year - 05/07/12
May 7 - Shorter’s ninth-year head baseball coach and 1993 Shorter alumnus was honored on Thursday night as Shorter University’s Employee of the Year.
New Orleans Seminary professor to speak at Shorter University's spring Commencement - 04/30/12
April 30 - Allen Jackson, professor of youth ministry at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, will be the featured speaker at Shorter University’s spring commencement exercises on Friday, May 4.
Men's and women's track bring home fifth, fourth straight Mid-South Championships respectively - 04/28/12
April 28 - The Shorter University men's and women's track teams had won championships before, but none in this fashion. This one had a bit more flavor about it because it happened in front of friends and family.
Softball sweeps SSAC awards; Castaneda, Thomas earn Player, Coach of the Year - 04/26/12
April 26 - Shorter University sophomore shortstop Jackie Castaneda was named the 2012 Southern States Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Year and head coach Al Thomas picked up 2012 SSAC Coach of the Year.
Retired Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Georgia Norman Fletcher shares "Reflections on a Life in the Law" with Shorter University students - 04/191/12
April 19 - Faculty, staff and students at Shorter University had a living textbook on hand Thursday, April 19, as they listened to guestlecturer Norman S. Fletcher, retired chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia and an attorney with Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson and Davis of Rome.
Shorter University's Arnold Art Gallery to host exhibit by senior Angelica McClain - 04/17/12
April 17 - The Arnold Art Gallery at Shorter University will host a senior art exhibition by Angelica McClain April 23 through 28.
Shorter University senior Laura Watson's artwork on display - 04/16/12
April 16 - artwork of Shorter University senior art major Laura Watson is currently on display inside theuniversity’s Arnold Art Gallery.
Small Coed Cheer Hawks win title, Large Coed runner-up at NCA Nationals - 04/14/12
April 14 - The Small Coed squad captured the first-ever NAIA national championship in the Small Coed Division at 2012 NCA Collegiate Cheerleading National Championships.
Shorter voice student wins national competition - 04/13/12
April 13 - Shorter University senior vocal performance major Trey Smagur was selected as the first-place winner of the Music Teacher’s National Association Young Artist voice competition.
Shorter University's Quality Enhancement Plan to improve Christ-centered critical thinking - 04/13/12
April 13 - Christ-Centered Critical Thinking is Shorter University’s Quality Enhancement Plan that focuses on promoting a Christ-centered worldview and on improving critical thinking skills.
Shorter University welcomes Rev. Jacob Connell as chapel speaker - 04/11/12
April 11 - Shorter University welcomed Rev. Jacob Connell, Worship Pastor at Gateway Church in Effingham, Ga., as guest speaker during chapel services on Tuesday.
Shorter University welcomes New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President as chapel speaker - 04/09/12
April 9 - Shorter University last week welcomed Dr. Charles Kelley, president of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as guest speaker during chapel services.
Shorter University ecology lecture to feature professor from Berry College - 04/09/12
April 9 - Shorter University will host the Lewis Lipps Ecology Lecture on Wednesday, April 11, at 4 p.m. at the Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business.
Two Shorter University students take first-place wins in Super-Regional Alpha Chi Convention; Shorter’s Alpha Chi named Star Chapter for second straight year
April 4 - Two Shorter University students won first place for their work presented during the 2012 Super-Regional Alpha Chi Convention in Baltimore, Md. Alpha Chi is a prestigious national honor society open to the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors academically.
Spring Musical: It's the Talk of the Town: A Musical Tribute to Jerry Livingston - 04/03/12
April 3 - The Shorter University musical theatre department will present its spring musical April 10-15 in the university’s Callaway Theatre. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Shorter University students win 25 awards at regional competition - 04/02/12
April 2 - Shorter University voice students earned 25 awards this past weekend at the Southeastern Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
Shorter University hosting Tuskegee Airmen exhibit; original airman to visit campus - 03/29/12
March 29 - University will host the exhibit “Tuskegee Airmen: Segregated Skies of World War II” April 2-12 in the Arnold Art Gallery.
Shorter University welcomes Bryant Wright as guest speaker during weekly chapel service - 03/28/12
March 28 - Rev. Bryant Wright was welcomed to Shorter University on Tuesday as the guest speaker during chapel service.
Casey Bond, actor and former San Francisco Giant, visits Character Education class - 03/27/12
March 27 - Bond, an actor and former player for the San Francisco Giants, who appeared opposite Brad Pitt in the Hollywood film, “Moneyball,” visited the Shorter University campus Tuesday morning.
Shorter University welcomes J. Robert White as guest speaker during weekly chapel service - 03/20/12
March 20 - Executive Director of the Georgia Baptist Convention Dr. J. Robert White was welcomed as Shorter University’s guest speaker during Tuesday’s chapel service.
Shorter University's Tareva Moore, Susanna Polley win musical performance scholarship - 03/19/12
March 19 - Shorter University students Tareva Moore and Susanna Polley won the 2012 William and Mary Ann Knight Scholarship Competition.
Shorter University gets visit from Red Bus Project - 03/15/12
March 15 - A bright red double-decker bus pulled up in Shorter University’s front circle this morning, bringing with it an opportunity to help orphans.
Shorter University welcomes Brandi Berger as registrar - 03/14/12
March 15 - Shorter University welcomes Brandi Berger as its new registrar. As registrar, Berger is responsible for maintaining student records and serving as an academic liaison between faculty and staff.
Shorter University voice professor accepted into national internship; awarded first place at state competition - 03/14/12
March 14 - Shorter University voice professor Dr. Chuck Chandler was recently accepted into an internship hosted by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
Chad Warner named NABC NAIA National Coach of the Year - 03/13/12
March 13 - Shorter University head men’s basketball coach Chad Warner has been named the NAIA National Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Shorter University welcomes Frank Cox as guest speaker during weekly chapel service - 03/13/12
March 13 - Dr. Frank Cox was welcomed to the Shorter University campus as guest speaker for weekly chapel service.
Hawks blitz Belhaven for first SSAC Tournament title - 03/03/12
March 3 - Tournament Most Valuable Player Anthony Banks led Shorter University to an 89-71 victory over Belhaven University in the final game of the 2012 SSAC Men's Basketball Championship on Saturday night.
Holmes claims long jump title on Day 2 of NAIA National Indoor Track & Field Championships - 03/03/12
March 3 - Shorter sophomore Trebor Holmes captured the national indoor long jump championship on Friday to highlight a big day for the Hawks and Lady Hawks at the 2012 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships.
Hill, Warner capture SSAC Player, Coach of the Year - 03/01/12
March 1 - Junior Walter Hill was named the 2011-12 SSAC Player of the Year and head coach Chad Warner was honored as the 2011-12 SSAC Coach of the Year at the annual SSAC awards banquet on Wednesday night at The Forum.
Shorter University welcomes Ed Stetzer as guest speaker during weekly chapel service - 03/01/12
March 1 - Dr. Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, was welcomed as Shorter University’s guest speaker during chapel service on Tuesday morning.
Two Shorter University students named “overall winners” in statewide vocal competition; 22 additional awards also earned by students - 02/29/12
February 29 – Shorter University students recently participated in the annual auditions of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). This year, the competition was held at Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga., Feb. 17-18.
Shorter University breaks ground on new residence hall - 02/27/12
February 27 - Shorter University held an official groundbreaking ceremony Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. to commemorate the start of construction on the university’s new student residence hall.
Shorter University hosts Unity Christian School Science Fair; provides tours of natural sciences labs - 02/24/12
February 24 - The Shorter University Department of Natural Sciences welcomed nearly 200 students from Unity Christian School to campus on Friday.
Renee Emerson joins Shorter University faculty as Assistant Professor of English - 02/22/12
February 22 - Renee Emerson has joined the Shorter University faculty as Assistant Professor of English. She will teach Written Composition, American Literature and Poetry Writing.
Shorter University senior selected as recipient of Indonesian Ambassador's Award - 02/22/12
February 22 - Nugroho, a native of Indonesia who is currently a senior at Shorter University, has been selected as one of three bachelor’s-level recipients of the Indonesian Ambassador’s Award for Excellence.
Dr. Jeff Meyers welcome as guest speaker during Shorter University's chapel service - 02/22/12
February 22 - Dr. Jeff Meyers was welcomed as guest speaker during Shorter University’s weekly chapel service. Dr. Meyers serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Conyers.
Shorter University students praying, fasting and collecting money to stop human trafficking- 02/21/12
February 21 - Shorter University freshman Brandon Weise, the issue of human trafficking isn’t some far-removed, third-world country problem.
Shorter University music faculty to perform with Balkan String Quartet February 24 - 02/10/12
February 10 - members of Shorter University’s music department will perform alongside the Balkan String Quartet on Friday, Feb 24, at 7:30 p.m.
UGA campus minister speaks during Shorter University's chapel service - 02/08/12
February 8 - Franklin Scott, senior campus minister at the University of Georgia, spoke during Shorter University’s weekly chapel service on Tuesday.
Shorter University’s student newspaper, The Periscope, earns first-place award from Georgia College Press Association - 02/07/12
February 7 - Shorter University’s student-produced newspaper, The Periscope, has earned a first-place award from the Georgia College Press Association (GCPA).
Cheer Hawks capture Small, Large Co-Ed Regional Championships - 02/04/12
February 4 - both its Small and Large Co-Ed squads captured regional titles at the 2012 Mid-South Regional Cheerleading Championships hosted by Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Ky.
The Chaconne Trio to perform February 6 at Shorter University - 02/03/12
February 3 - The Chaconne Trio ensemble will present a concert featuring European Masters on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Shorter University.
Rev. Jeremy Morton welcomed as guest speaker during Shorter University's chapel service - 02/01/12
February 1 - The Reverend Jeremy Morton was the featured guest speaker during Shorter University’s weekly chapel service. Rev. Morton serves as senior pastor at Cross Point Baptist Church in Perry, Ga.
Shorter's Walter Hill selected NAIA National Player of the Week - 01/31/12
January 31 - Walter Hill of Shorter has been named the NAIA National Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday.
Shorter University's Brittny Brown named as Northside Hospital Scholar - 01/31/12
January 31- Shorter University senior nursing student Brittny Brown has been named a Northside Hospital Scholar. Brown is eligible for up to $10,000 in scholarship money to finish out her college career.
Theatre Department to present Jane Austen classic, "Pride and Prejudice" - 01/30/12
January 30 - The Shorter University Theatre Department will perform “Pride and Prejudice” Feb.16-19 and 23-26 in the university’s Callaway Theatre.
Professional voice analysis software inventor completes two-day residency at Shorter - 01/30/12
January 30 - Shorter University students and faculty recently enjoyed a two-day residency with Dr. Donald Miller, Inventor of the VoceVista professional voice analysis software.
Shorter University planning for construction of new student residence facility - 01/26/12
January 26 - Shorter University is working with architects to develop plans for a 100-bed student residence facility. The facility will provide much-needed student living space for the university.
Dr. Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Missions Board speaks during chapel service - 01/25/12
January 25 - North American Mission Board (NAMB) president Dr. Kevin Ezell was the featured speaker Tuesday at Shorter University’s weekly chapel service.
Shorter University student Trey Smagur wins district competition; now advances to nationals - 01/23/12
January 23 - Shorter University junior Trey Smagur was recently named the overall winner at the district level of the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) voice competition.
Shorter announces Dean's List honorees for Fall 2011 - 01/20/2012
January 20 - Shorter University has announced the fall 2011 Dean’s List honorees. To achieve this honor, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.
Shorter University Selects Bert Epting as Vice President for Advancement - 01/19/12
January 19 - Bert Epting has been selected to serve as vice president for advancement at Shorter University. Epting will lead Shorter’s fundraising and alumni relations efforts and serve as a member of the President’s Council.
Featured Flock: Unbeaten Hawks ascend to No. 1 in Top 25 Poll - 01/16/12
January 16 - They began the season as the popular pick among Southern States Athletic Conference coaches to finish No. 1 in the SSAC. Now, coaches across the country have tapped the Shorter University Hawks as the nation’s No. 1 team.
Dr. Peter DeWitt to perform faculty recital January 23 - 01/12/12
January 12 - Dr. Peter DeWitt, professor of music at Shorter University, will perform a concert of organ music on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The free concert will take place in Brookes Chapel.
Men's Hoops rises to No. 2 in the latest NAIA Coaches Top 25 Poll - 1/10/2012
January 10 - Undefeated through 15 games for the first time in program history, the Shorter University men's basketball team is now equipped with its highest-ever ranking.
Shorter's Rachel Rogers wins 2012 Heart of the Community Award- 1/10/2012
January 10 - Rachel Rogers, senior woman administrator for athletics and director of athletic development at Shorter University, is one of eight Rome residents selected as recipients of the 2012 Heart of the Community Awards.
Ian Childers artwork on display - 1/9/2012
January 9 - The ceramic artwork of Ian Childers, Shorter University’s artist-in-residence, is now on display in the university’s Arnold Art Gallery.
Shorter University's Carla Smiley receives scholarship - 12/14/11
December 14 - Shorter University senior nursing student Carla Smiley has received the 2011-2012 Aflac Nursing Scholarship. The $2,500 that Smiley is set to receive will be applied towards spring 2012 education expenses.
Samford University School of the Arts Dean to speak at Shorter's commencement exercises - 12/07/11
December 7 - Dr. Joseph Hopkins, dean of the School of the Arts at Samford University, will be the featured speaker at Shorter University’s December 2011 commencement exercises.
Shorter University's Marigrace Smith opens "a kid with hope" art exhibit - 11/30/11
November 30 - The artwork of Shorter University student Karen Marigrace Smith will be on exhibit today until Dec. 2 inside the university’s Arnold Art Gallery.
Shorter University student Trey Smagur named overall winner in state voice competition - 11/30/11
November 30 - Shorter University junior Trey Smagur was recently named overall winner in the Georgia chapter of the Music Teacher’s National Association voice competition.
Shorter University theatre department to present "Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas!" - 11/21/11
November 21 - The Shorter University theatre department will present Robert Fulghum’s Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas. Adapted by Ernest Zulia and David Caldwell from the book by Robert Fulghum.
Shorter University to Receive $7.2 Million from Georgia Baptist Convention - 11/16/11
November 16 - Shorter University will receive $7.2 million thanks to the voting members who attended the GBC’s annual meeting held Nov. 14 and 15 at North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville.
Donation to Toys for Tots equals free ticket to Saturday's Shorter Hawks football game - 11/09/11
November 9 - Shorter University student groups invite the Rome community to take part in a toy drive to benefit needy children in the local community.
Shorter University hosting fall fundraiser for MTNA conference - 10/26/11
October 26 - Shorter University’s collegiate Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) chapter is sponsoring a fall fundraising piano concert on Monday, Oct. 31.
Shorter University's Matthew Hoch to perform faculty recital with guest Christina Howell - 10/26/11
October 26 - Baritone Matthew Hoch, assistant professor of music at Shorter University, will present a faculty recital on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel.
Shorter welcomed Georgia Baptist Convention president Rev. Dan Spencer as chapel speaker - 10/26/11
October 26 -On Tuesday, Shorter University welcomed the president of the Georgia Baptist Convention, Rev. Dan Spencer, as guest speaker for their weekly chapel service.
Shorter University Trustees adopt new logo and faith statements for the university - 10/25/11
October 25 - In its fall meeting, the Shorter University Board of Trustees made several exciting policy decisions to further enhance the university in achieving its mission as a Christ-centered university committed to academic excellence.
Shorter University, Floyd Against Drugs kicks off Drug-Free Pledge Week with press conference - 10/25/11
October 25 - The Shorter University Department of Communication Art’s Public Relations class, in conjunction with Floyd Against Drugs (FAD), will host Drug-Free Pledge Week Oct. 24- 27. Read more
Shorter's Alpha Chi National Honor Society inducts 22 new members, announces officers - 10/25/11
October 25 - Shorter University’s Alpha Chi National Honor Society welcomed 22 new members during an induction ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Shorter University crowns Homecoming King, Queen - 10/21/11
October 21 - Shorter University seniors Daniel Hazard and Allison Barnett were crowned Shorter University’s 2011 Homecoming King and Queen.
Shorter University, Floyd Against Drugs hosting Drug-Free Pledge Week - 10/21/11
October 21 - The Shorter University Department of Communication Art’s Public Relations class, in conjunction with Floyd Against Drugs (FAD), will host Drug-Free Pledge Week Oct. 24- 27.
Exhibit highlights work of Shorter University student Brittany Amber Kossow - 10/18/11
October 18 - Shorter University senior Brittany Amber Kossow will present an art exhibit, Oct.31-Nov. 4, in the university’s Arnold Art Gallery.
Shorter Senior Cheryl Culp receives Achievement Scholarship from Zeta Tau Alpha - 10/14/11
October 14 - Rome native Cheryl Culp, a senior general studies major at Shorter University, has received the Achievement Scholarship from the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.
Shorter University, R.O.M.E. teaming up to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - 10/13/11
October 13 - Shorter University Music Department and Rome’s Own Musical Ensembles (R.O.M.E) will team up on Friday, Oct. 21, to present “Broadway on Broad Street,” a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Work of photographer Ilia Varcev on exhibit now at Shorter University's Arnold Art Gallery 10/06/11
October 6 - The photographic artwork of artist Ilia Varcev is now on display in the Shorter University Arnold Art Gallery. Varcev’s exhibit, titled “Photographs of Record,” is being featured as part of the university’s Guest Artist Series.
Rome Action Ministries' Bill Davies speaks to Shorter students - 10/06/11
October 6 - Bill Davies, public relations coordinator for Action Ministries-Rome, visited the Shorter University campus Wednesday afternoon and spoke to a group of Shorter Learning Community students.
Shorter University will perform The Magic Flute October 14-15 - 10/04/11
October 4 - The Shorter University Opera Theatre will present one of Mozart’s most famous operas, The Magic Flute, on Oct. 14-15 at the Rome City Auditorium in Downtown Rome. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
Shorter's Oscar Ogwaro qualifies for US Olympic Trials Marathon - 10/03/11
October 3 - year ago, Shorter University senior Oscar Ogwaro set a goal for himself. That goal: to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon in Houston, Texas in 2012. Ogwaro solidified himself as the 117th Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier by running 1:04:52 at the San Jose Half Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 2.
Shorter University hosts renowned pianist Henri-Paul Sicsic on October 3 - 09/27/11
September 27 - Shorter University will host Canadian pianist Henri-Paul Sicsic, concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and pedagogue as part of the Guest Artist Series on Monday, Oct. 3.
Shorter University's fall play Rebecca wil run Sept. 29-Oct. 2 and Oct. 6-9 - 09/23/11
September 23 - The Shorter University Theatre Department will present its fall play, Rebecca, Sept. 29-Oct. 2 and Oct. 6-9 in the university’s Callaway Theatre.
Shorter University to host Baritone Anton Belov as guest artist - 09/22/11
September 22 - Shorter University welcomes Anton Belov, baritone, for a Guest Artist Series recital in Brookes Chapel on Monday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m.
Shorter graduate Indra Thomas to headline Rome Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-2012 season opener - 09/09/11 September 9 - Acclaimed international opera singer Indra Thomas, who graduated from Shorter University in 1993, will be featured in the 2011-2012 season opener for the Rome Symphony Orchestra.
Shorter University welcomes 22 new full-time faculty members to the campus for the 2011-2012 academic year - 09/07/11
September 7 - Shorter University welcomed 22 new full-time faculty members to the campus for the 2011-2012 academic year. Classes began on Aug. 18.
Norman Mathews’ Flights of the Heart to be presented at Shorter University’s New Music Concert - 09/02/11
September 2 - The music of Norman Mathews will be showcased during Shorter University’s New Music Concert. The concert will be held Monday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. inside Brookes Chapel.
Shorter University Faculty Gala to be held August 29 - 08/21/11
August 21 - The spotlight will be focused on members of the Shorter University School of Fine and Performing Arts faculty on Monday, Aug. 29, as part of the university’s annual Faculty Gala event.
Jamie Clements welcomed to Shorter as associate director of alumni - 08/19/11
August 19 - Jamie Clements has been named associate director of alumni at Shorter University. As associate director, Clements will be working with younger alumni.
Marqise Wright signs professional deal with Romania's Craiova - 08/17/11
August 17 - Former Shorter University men’s basketball star Marqise Wright has signed a professional contract with SCM CSU Craiova of Romanian Basketball Division A.
Shorter University student Tonya McFay receives prestigious Gary Lee Scholarship - 08/16/11
August 16 - Shorter University student Tonya McFay, a native of Arlington, Ga., has been selected to receive the prestigious Gary Lee Scholarship through the Georgia Independent College Association.
Grear receives 2011 College of Adult and Professional Programs Teacher of the Year - 08/09/11
August 9 - Dr. Teresa Grear, LCSW, was named Shorter University’s 2011 College of Adult and Professional Programs Teacher of the Year.
Northwest Georgia/Shorter University job fair planned for Sept. 22 - 08/04/11
August 4 - The third annual Northwest Georgia/Shorter University Job and Career Fair will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at The Forum in downtown Rome.
SU athletes, staff participate in mission trip to Haiti - 08/03/11
August 3 - The Shorter University Department of Athletics invites you to an inside look at a recent mission trip to Haiti taken by several Shorter student-athletes, athletics staff members and university staff personnel.
Jason Wicker named Shorter University's new assistant director of residence life - 08/02/11
August 2 - Jason Wicker has been named Shorter University’s assistant director of residence life and will assist the director, Josh Arnold, in training resident staff, supervising off-campus apartments, and helping students through the student conduct process.
Shorter University students show compassion, care at Bulgarian orphanage - 08/01/11
August 1 - Shorter’s first class of nursing students participated in a global study and health care mission, a unique program designed to give students hands-on nursing experience while allowing them to show Christian kindness.
Shorter Chorale selected to perform at Southern American Choral Directors Association - 07/15/11
July 15 - The Shorter Chorale, Shorter University’s nationally recognized premiere performing ensemble, has been selected to perform at the 2012 Southern Division American Choral Directors (ACDA) Association Conference in Winston-Salem.
Shorter's 2011 Dean's List Announced - 07/15/11
July 15 - Shorter University has announced the spring 2011 Dean’s List honorees. To achieve this honor, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.
NCAA accepts Shorter's application for NCAA II membership process - 07/12/11
July 12 - Shorter University’s application for admission into the NCAA Division II membership process has been accepted, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced on Tuesday.
Rick Crawford to join Shorter University faculty in August - 07/08/11
July 8 - Dr. Sabrena Parton, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Shorter University, today announced that Rick Crawford will be joining the university’s faculty in August as assistant professor of political science.
Dodson ready to chase 2012 Olympic dream in New York - 07/08/11
July 8 - Shorter track star Nick Dodson has his sights set on a berth for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials to be held June 22 through July 1 in Eugene, Ore.
Shorter's Josh Arnold honored with award from Association for Christians in Student Development - 06/29/11
June 29 - Josh Arnold, director of residence life and student conduct, was recently awarded the Association for Christians in Student Development’s Ruth Bamford Award.
Shorter University donates laptops to Youth for Christ - 06/09/11
June 9 - Shorter University recently donated 13 laptops to Rome’s Youth for Christ organization. According to its Web site, YFC has as its mission to reach young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other likeminded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.
Shorter University faculty honored with teaching awards - 06/06/11
June 6 - Two Shorter University professors, Dr. Chuck Wynn and Mr. Chuck Chandler, were recently honored for their commitment to teaching and scholarship.
Shorter University announces scholarship recipients - 06/06/11
June 6 - Several recent high school graduates were awarded scholarships to attend Shorter in the fall. Scholarships included the Presidential, Provost, Phi Theta Kappa and Eubanks Scholarships.
Shorter's Kelly Ellison named recipient of NAIA Emil S. Liston Award - 06/02/11
June 2 - Ellison, Shorter's do-it-all junior point guard, was selected on Thursday by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as the 2011 female recipient of the prestigious Emil S. Liston Award.
Shorter University welcomes Dr. Donald Dowless as its 19th president - 06/01/11
June 1 - Shorter University welcomes Dr. Donald Dowless as the university’s 19th president effective June 1, 2011. Dr. Dowless was the unanimous recommendation of the Presidential Search Committee.
Hawks win 2011 NAIA Outdoor track national championship - 05/31/11
May 31 - Powered by four individual national championships and a host of record-setting performances, Shorter captured the NAIA Men's Outdoor Track and Field national championship.
Chelimo, Stewartson win national titles on day one of NAIA Outdoor - 05/27/11
May 27 - Junior Ashlie Stewartson coasted to the women’s long jump national crown and freshman Paul Chelimo captured his second individual national championship of the year by winning the 10,000-meter run.
Shorter University's SIFE named 2011 league champion - 05/20/11
May 20 - Shorter’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Chapter is the 2011 Champion for its league, which comprises Southern schools of the same size and time working with the international non-profit organization.
Shorter student selected for prestigious summer internship - 05/17/11
May 17 - Shorter University student Melonie Hardy has been chosen to participate in the University of Maryland’s Biosystems Internship for Engineers (BIEN) program this summer.
Shorter University announces plans to apply for membership in NCAA Division II - 05/12/11
May 12 - Shorter University will submit an application for membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II by June 1, 2011.
Shorter University employee Bob Bagley named staff member of the year - 05/11/11
May 11 - Shorter University facilities management employee Bob Bagley was named Staff Member of the Year at the university’s annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Dinner.
Shorter University's May 2011 graduates announced - 05/10/11
May 10 - 454 students received degrees from Shorter University on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7. Dr. Robert J. White, executive director of the Georgia Baptist Convention as the keynote speaker.
Exhibit highlights work of Shorter University student Montagious Brown - 04/26/11
April 26 - University senior Montagious Brown will present an art exhibit now until April 29 in the university’s Arnold Art Gallery.
Diane Turner from Shorter University to perform with Rome Symphony Orchestra - 04/21/11
April 21 - Shorter University student Diane Turner will be a featured performer during the April 30 concert of the Rome Symphony Orchestra.
Georgia Baptist Convention’s Dr. J. Robert White to be featured speaker at Shorter University’s spring commencement ceremonies - 04/19/11
April 19 - Dr. J. Robert White, executive director of the Georgia Baptist Convention, will be the featured speaker at Shorter University’s spring commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7.
Shorter University art exhibit featuring work of student Samuel Gerace - 04/18/11
April 18 - Shorter University senior Samuel Gerace will present an art exhibit April 18-22 in the university’s Arnold Art Gallery.
Theatre students will present New Play Reading series to benefit Red Cross Disaster Relief - 04/18/11
April 18 - Shorter University theatre students will be presenting three staged readings of new or unproduced plays in the Callaway Theatre April 19-21 at 7:30 p.m.
Mary Shotwell Smith elected Member at Large for Board of Directors of Southern College Health Association - 04/18/11
April 18 - Shorter University’s Mary Shotwell Smith has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Southern College Health Association.
Junior Cheryl Culp receives national award from Alpha Chi Honor Society - 04/14/11
April 14 - Shorter University junior Cheryl Culp won a national honor for her presentation at the 2011 Alpha Chi National Convention held recently in San Diego.
Shorter University and Floyd County Schools receive grant from Georgia Department of Education - 04/14/11
April 14 - Shorter University and Floyd County Schools have received a grant from the Georgia Department of Education that will fund professional development training for teachers of mathematics (grades 3-12) and science (grades 6-12). The $598,810 Math/Science Partnership Grant is the largest awarded by the Georgia Department of Education this year.
Shorter University art exhibit featuring work of student Samantha Floyd - 04/11/11
April 11 - Shorter University senior Samantha Floyd will present an art exhibit April 10-15 in the university’s Arnold Art Gallery. Her exhibit, titled “Home,” is a collection of artwork that utilizes oil paints in the creation of paintings that represent and remind her of home. The paintings are done in the style of impressionist artists.
All-Girl Cheer Hawks capture 3rd straight NCA national title - 04/08/11
April 8 - Shorter continued to make history by taking home a third consecutive national championship in the All-Girl Intermediate II Divison at the NCA National Cheerleading Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Shorter University's Wind Ensemble to perform Strange Rumors - 04/07/11
April 7 - Shorter University’s Wind Ensemble will perform their spring concert on Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Rome City Auditorium. There is no charge for admission.
Shorter University's Chorus concludes school year with annual spring concert - 04/07/11
April 7 - Shorter University’s Chorus will present their spring concert on Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior adults. Tickets may be reserved by contacting the Shorter University Box Office at (706) 233-7288 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
The Shorter University Chorale spring concert showcases music from upcoming tour to Spain - 04/07/11
April 7 - The Shorter Chorale will present its spring concert on Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Rome. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior adults. Tickets may be reserved by contacting the Shorter University Box Office at (706) 233-7288 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shorter students take 21 honors at southeastern singing competition - 04/07/11
April 7 - Shorter University students won 21 awards including seven first-place finishes over the course of two days at the annual auditions held by the Southeastern Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Jasmine Habersham places nationally at the finals of MTNA Young Artist Competition - 04/05/11
April 5 - Shorter University senior Jasmine Habersham placed third in the nation at the finals of the MTNA Young Artist Competition.
Theatre Department to present "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," April 12-17- 04/04/11
April 4 - Shorter University’s award-winning theatre department will present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” April 12-17 in Shorter’s Callaway Theatre. Read more
Shorter University's on-campus radio/TV station hosting its first Rock the Mic Spring Fest - 03/28/11
March 28 - Christian hip-hop artists will perform on campus Thursday, March 31, as part of Shorter University Broadcasting 49’s Rock the Mic Spring Fest.
Shorter student Loni Jones' artwork to be displayed April 4 through 8 - 03/21/11
March 21 - University senior Loni Elizabeth Jones will present an art exhibit April 4-8 in the university’s Arnold Art Gallery. Her exhibit, titled “Through the Eyes,” is a collection of artwork that utilizes photography to express children.
Shorter University's Alpha Chi honor society named a Star Chapter - 03/21/11
March 21 - Shorter University’s Alpha Chi Georgia Theta Chapter has been named a Star Chapter Award Winner for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Lex Luger, former WCW wrestler, to share Christian testimony at Shorter chapel service - 03/15/11
March 15 - Former World Championship Wrestler Lex Luger will share his Christian testimony during Shorter University’s March 22 chapel service.
Women's Basketball wins NAIA Champions of Character Team Award - 03/15/11
March 15 - Winning games and enjoying incredible success between the lines doesn’t mean having to compromise character and moral values.
Astronaut Stephanie Wilson to return to Shorter University flag that flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery - 03/15/11
March 15 - In the spring of 2010, Shorter University President Dr. Harold E. Newman sent a flag bearing the new university logo to NASA at the request of Astronaut Stephanie Wilson. The flag was packed as part of Ms. Wilson’s gear and loaded aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery for STS-131, a resupply mission to the International Space Station. Read more
Shorter University CAPP students inducted into international honor society Sigma Beta Delta - 03/14/11
March 14 - Shorter University’s College of Adult and Professional Programs recently inducted 20 students into Sigma Beta Delta, an international honor society for business, management, and administration.
Online Master of Accountancy degree caters to CPA requirements, accounting professionals - 03/11/11
March 11 - In the fall of 2010, Shorter University announced the addition of an online Master of Accountancy degree. Since that time, 20 students have enrolled in the program and the numbers continue to grow.
Theatre students rent theatres in New York and Atlanta to showcase talents to casting directors - 03/10/11
March 10 - For more than a year, nine Shorter University theatre students have been saving money for a trip that could ultimately change their lives.
Shorter University's Bowers selected as finalist for National Orpheus Voice Competition - 03/10/11
March 10 - Cody Bowers, a sophomore vocal performance major at Shorter University, was selected as one of 10 finalists in the National Orpheus Voice Competition. He was one of hundreds of applicants. Read more
Shorter students named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges - 03/09/11
March 9 - Six students from Shorter University have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders according to the 2010-2011 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Shorter business honor student uses tragedy to spread the importance of organ donation - 03/08/11
March 8 - Marcus Holloway takes the concept of organ donation to heart.
The senior was one out of an elite group of 25 business students from around the nation selected to participate in the Sigma Beta Delta Inaugural Leadership Academy held in San Diego.
Shorter University's "More than Talk" series featuring co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots - 03/07/11
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March 10, Shorter University’s communication honor society, Lambda Pi Eta, will host its second speaker in the “More than Talk” series that is designed to bring awareness to students and the community of careers in the communication field.
Champs at last: Hawks win NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships - 03/05/11
March 5 - The Shorter men's track and field team made history on Saturday when it posted several clutch finishes late to secure the school's first-ever track national championship.
Shorter University announces plans to offer criminal justice degree - 03/03/11
March 3 - Shorter University has announced plans to offer a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice beginning in the fall of 2011.
Mitchell named SSAC Women's Basketball Coach of the Year - 03/02/11
March 2 -Shorter University head women's basketball coach Vic Mitchell was named the 2010-11 Southern States Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Coach of the Year. In his 21st season at Shorter, Mitchell earned his Coach of the Year honor after guiding the Lady Hawks to a school record fourth straight 20-win season.
Shorter University students win big at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Competition - 03/02/11
March 2 - Shorter students won 35 awards in 23 different categories – more awards than any other vocal program in the state of Georgia – at the annual auditions of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
Bi-annual Whitworth-Muldrow lecture to feature Baylor University professor - 03/02/11
March 2 - Baylor University professor Dr. Ralph Wood will be the featured speaker at Shorter University’s Whitworth-Muldrow Lecture on Thursday, March 10.
The lecture is open to the public and will begin at 4 p.m. inside the university’s Austin Moses Room.
William D. and Mary Ann Knight Scholarship Competition planned March 7 - 03/01/11
March 1 - The tenth annual William D. and Mary Ann Knight Performers’ Scholarship Competition will take place Monday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. inside Brookes Chapel.
Final lecture of the 2011 Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics on Thursday - 03/01/11
March 1 - Shorter University will host its final lecture of the 2010-2011 Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics this Thursday at the university’s Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business. Read more
Shorter University's chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha earns national honors - 02/28/11
February 28 - Shorter University’s Kappa Chi chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha was recognized nationally at the 2010 Zeta Tau Alpha Summer Convention. Read more
Eight students inducted into national human services honor society - 02/24/11
February 24 - Shorter University’s College of Adult and Professional Programs recently inducted eight students into the Tau Upsilon Alpha, the honor society of the National Organization for Human Services. Read more
Rome Braves General Manager Mike Dunn speaks at Shorter University - 02/24/11
February 24 - Rome Braves General Manager Mike Dunn spoke to Shorter University students this morning as part of a guest speaker series that focuses on the communication industry.
Shorter's Tracy Batchelor to speak at Georgia College Personnel Association Conference - 02/23/11
February 23 - Staff member Tracy Batchelor will present “Road Trip! A journey of Learning Community development for both Student and Academic Affairs” at the Georgia College Personnel Association (GCPA) Conference.
Miss Shorter University crowned - 02/18/11
February 18 - Shorter University senior business administration major Kaitlin Pauley was crowned Miss Shorter University on Feb. 17.
Shorter University's communication honor society hosting guest speaker series - 02/18/11
February 18 - Shorter University’s Lambda Pi Eta chapter will host “More than Talk,” a guest speaker series geared toward raising awareness of jobs available in the communication industry. Read more
Dr. Donald Dowless named 19th President of Shorter University - 02/10/11
February 10 - The Shorter University Board of Trustees has elected Dr. Donald V. Dowless as Shorter’s 19th president effective June 1, 2011.
Jennifer Holcombe wins Kennedy Center Musical Theatre Award - 02/09/11
February 9 - Jennifer Holcombe, a senior musical theatre major at Shorter University, recently won the Musical Theatre Award at the annual Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Read more
Senior Jasmine Habersham headed to national voice competition - 01/31/11
January 31 - Shorter University senior Jasmine Habersham recently won the Southern Division of the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition.
Shorter University's fall 2010 Dean's List announced - 01/28/11
January 28 - Shorter University has announced its fall 2010 Dean’s List honorees. To achieve this honor, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.
Shorter's "Friends of Theatre Cabaret" to be held Saturday, Jan. 29 - 01/27/11
January 27 - Shorter University’s “Friends of Theatre Cabaret” event will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, in Building H of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Andrew Young slated to speak at Shorter University's celebration of Black History Month - 01/25/11
January 25 -United States Ambassador Andrew Young will speak at Shorter University in observance of Black History Month on Feb. 21.
Shorter Athletics announces addition of club sports program - 01/25/11
January 25 - Shorter University President Dr. Harold E. Newman and Director of Athletics Bill Peterson announced today plans to establish a club sports program at the University beginning in the fall of 2011.
World-renowned concert pianist Abbey Simon will perform, host Master Class at Shorter - 01/24/11
January 24 - World-renowned concert pianist Abbey Simon will perform a recital at Shorter University’s Brookes Chapel on Monday, Jan. 31. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public.
Shorter University assessing possible move to NCAA Division II - 01/19/11
January 19 - Shorter University Athletic Director Bill Peterson and President Dr. Harold E. Newman today jointly announce that the university is conducting a feasibility study regarding a possible move to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. Read more
Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics to feature lecture on ethics in healthcare - 01/18/11
January 18 - As part of its ongoing series, Shorter University’s Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics will offer a special lecture on Thursday, Jan. 20 , that will focus on ethics in the healthcare field.
Shorter University presents “The Ballad of Baby Doe” at the historic Desoto Theatre - 01/18/11
January 18 - Shorter University’s Opera Theatre Department will present “The Ballad of Baby Doe,” Jan. 21 and 22 at the historic Desoto Theatre in downtown Rome.
Arnold Gallery to host "Seeing is Believing" - 01/14/11
January 14 -University’s Arnold Art Gallery will host “Seeing is Believing,” an exhibition by artist Frank Murphy Jan. 18 through Feb. 4.
December 2010 graduates announced - 01/07/11
January 7 - 500 students received degrees from Shorter University on Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11. Commencement exercises featured Rome businessman Robert H. Ledbetter Sr. as the keynote speaker.
Shorter University set to offer online Master of Arts in Teaching degree - 01/07/11
January 7 - As a new addition to its ever-growing online program, Shorter University has announced plans to launch its Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Early Childhood Education (P-5) degree in the fall of 2011.
Classical opera recording featuring Shorter University alumna gets Grammy Award nomination - 12/09/10
December 9 -Shorter University alumna and Armuchee native Jamie Barton is featured on a classical opera recording that has been nominated for a Grammy Award.
Shorter student Jasmine Habersham wins district Metropolitan Opera title - 11/23/10
November 23 -Voice student Jasmine Habersham continues her current winning streak as she was recently named a Georgia district level winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Auditions Competition.
Shorter University to break ground on library expansion Dec. 3 - 11/23/10
November 23 - Shorter will officially break ground on its library expansion on Friday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. The expansion will create an additional 18,000 square feet of library space.
Rome businessman Robert H. Ledbetter Sr. to speak at Fall Commencement Ceremonies - 11/22/10
November 22 - Rome businessman Robert H. Ledbetter Sr. will be the featured speaker at Shorter University’s fall commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11.
Mudy repeats as NAIA Cross Country National Champion - 11/20/10
November 20 - There is no other way to put it. Shorter University's Justyna Mudy is the best cross country runner in the country - again.
Exhibit highlights work of Shorter University student Brayden Huskey - 11/12/10
November 12 - Shorter University senior Brayden Huskey will present an art exhibit Nov. 15 through Nov. 19 in the university’s Arnold Art Gallery. Her exhibit, titled “Selah: Contemplation Like a Child” is a collection of artwork that captures and explores the thought process of children.
Shorter University's fall musical opens Nov. 11- 11/11/10
November 11 -Shorter University’s fall musical, Curtains, will run Nov. 11-14 and Nov. 18-21 in the university’s Callaway Theatre. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The Shorter Chorale will present fall concert November 13 - 11/09/10
November 9 - The Shorter Chorale will present its fall concert on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held inside Brookes Chapel located on the university’s main campus.
Jasmine Habersham wins state voice competition - 11/05/10
November 5 - Shorter University student Jasmine Habersham won the Georgia Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Competition held recently in Augusta. R
Shorter student Jessica Turner hosting photography exhibit Nov. 8-12 - 11/04/10
November 4 - Shorter University senior Jessica Turner will present a photographic art exhibit Nov. 8 through Nov. 12 in the university’s Arnold Art Gallery.
Shorter University honors Derek Spain as Minister of the Year - 11/01/10
November 1 - Derek Spain was named Shorter University’s Minister of the Year for 2010. Spain, a 1993 religion and philosophy graduate of Shorter, was recognized for this award during a recent chapel service.
CHEM 2010 - Serving in Rural Communities - 10/29/10
October 29 - Shorter University was recently featured in a news story by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities highlighting Shorter's committment to serving the community.
Nancy Mount tapped to serve on advisory committee for national business organization - 10/28/10
October 28 - Nancy Mount, assistant professor of business at Shorter University, was selected to serve as a member of the national faculty advisory committee for Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE)
Friends of Theatre to sponsor night of entertainment - 10/25/10
October 25 - 8th annual “Shorter Showcase” will be held Saturday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. The annual fundraising event for the Theatre Department will take place at “Arcadia,” the 1851 antebellum home of Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Mooring.
Shorter University hosting juried student art exhibit - 10/20/10
October 20 - Shorter University’s juried student art exhibit will continue through Nov. 5. The exhibit, held inside Shorter’s Arnold Art Gallery, features several mediums including photography, paintings and ceramics.
Opera Theatre to present "La Canterina" and "La Davina" - 10/19/10
October 19 - Shorter University’s opera theatre will present “La Canterina” by Joseph Haydn and “La Divina” by Thomas Pasatieri Oct. 21-24 in the university’s Callaway Theatre. Both productions are one-act operas.
Shorter University campus now features museum, archives department - 10/19/10
October 19 - Shorter University’s history and archives will now have a permanent home thanks to the creation of a museum on the university’s main campus. The museum, housed in the building that previously served as the Welcome Center, will bring all of Shorter’s historical collections and artifacts together in a centralized location.
Shorter University student receives 2010 Cheryl Boyd-Waddell Award - 10/18/10
October 18 - Shorter University student Jasmine Habersham was recently awarded the 2010 Cheryl Boyd-Waddell Award for outstanding student at a Master Class held last Friday.
Three voice students selected to represent Shorter at Master Class - 10/15/10
October 15 - Shorter students Jasmine Habersham, Hannah Freeman and Cody Bowers were recently selected to participate in a Master Class with renowned vocal coach Warren Jones.
Shorter University honors alumni during homecoming weekend - 10/04/10
October 4 - Shorter University honored five of its alumni during Shorter’s Annual Alumni Association meeting held this past Saturday. Dr. Andrew Kyle Carney, (’01), Bob (’72) and Beverly (’75) Harris and Charles (’71) and Lee (’73) Hight were honored with special alumni service awards on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Shorter University celebrates Homecoming this Saturday with class reunions, football - 09/29/10
September 29 - University will celebrate its Homecoming this Saturday, Oct. 2, with several activities planned for alumni and friends.
Theatre Department to present "The Philadelphia Story" - 09/27/10
September 27 - The Shorter University Theatre Department will present “The Philadelphia Story” Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 and Oct. 7 through Oct. 10 inside Shorter’s Callaway Theatre. Nightly performances begin at 7:30 with Sunday matinees starting at 2 p.m.
Shorter University’s second annual job fair to be held Thursday, Sept. 23 at The Forum - 09/20/10
September 20 - The second annual Northwest Georgia/Shorter University Job and Career Fair will be held this Thursday, Sept. 23, at The Forum from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Shorter Chorale will perform Viva España! September 25 - 09/20/10
In anticipation of its upcoming tour to Spain, the Shorter Chorale will perform “Viva España!” on Saturday, Sept. 25, inside Shorter’s Hilltop Café. The ticketed event will begin at 6 p.m. with an outdoor reception featuring Spanish guitar music.
Shorter University welcomes Mark Tunnell as director of alumni relations - 09/17/10
September 17 - Mark Tunnell has been named director of alumni relations at Shorter University. Tunnell, a resident of Rome, began his duties on Monday, Sept. 13.
Shorter announces third annual Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics schedule of events - 09/17/10
September 17 - As part of its continuing commitment to promote ethical values in the business world, Shorter's University’s Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business has introduced a new aspect into its annual Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics.
The Merling Trio set to perform at Shorter University on September 20 - 09/15/10
September 15 - The Merling Trio, recognized as one of today’s premier ensembles, will perform at Shorter University on Monday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held inside Brookes Chapel and is free to the public.
Guest Artist Exhibit on display in Shorter's Arnold Gallery - 09/09/10
September 9 - Works by Jesse Hamrick and Ray Harbour will be featured at Shorter University’s Guest Art Exhibit on display through Sept. 30 in the university’s Arnold Art Gallery.
Shorter University welcomes new faculty members - 09/03/10
September 3 - Shorter University welcomed 20 new full-time faculty members to the campus for the 2010-2011 academic year. Classes began on Aug. 23.
Shorter University announces 2010-2011 Season of the Arts - 09/01/10
September 1 - The Shorter University School of Fine and Performing Arts has announced its schedule of events for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Freshmen lend a helping hand in Rome Community - 08/25/10
August 25 - More than 370 Shorter University freshmen along with a handful of upperclassmen took part in the university’s annual H3 community service project.
Shorter University records record enrollment; marks start of classes with convocation ceremony Wednesday - 08/23/10
August 23 - Shorter University’s preliminary enrollment numbers for the fall semester indicate a 25 percent growth in the traditional student enrollment over last year. As classes began Monday, Shorter’s head count topped 1,500. The fall 2009 enrollment was 1,205.
Shorter University climbs one spot in U.S. News and World Report’s ‘Great Schools, Great Prices’ list, maintains No. 17 spot in ‘Best Regional Colleges’ rankings - 08/18/10
August 18 - The 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings hit newsstands today (Tuesday, Aug. 17) and highlights one of Rome and Floyd County’s own as a “significant value” in higher education.
Shorter University named "Best in the Southeast" college by The Princeton Review - 08/05/10
August 5 - Shorter University has been named “A Best in the Southeast” college by The Princeton Review for the sixth consecutive year.
Shorter University students receive nursing scholarships - 07/14/10
July 14 - Five students who will attend the Shorter University School of Nursing this fall have been awarded scholarships designed to provide educational financial assistance as they prepare for careers in the healthcare field.
Spring 2010 Dean's List Announced - 07/13/10
July 13 - University has announced the spring 2010 Dean’s List honorees. To achieve this honor, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.
Shorter University appoints presidential search committee - 06/30/10
June 30 - Shorter University Trustee Chairman Dr. Nelson Price announced the formation of a Presidential Search Committee that will be tasked with selecting Shorter University’s 19th president. In making the announcement, Dr. Price requested prayers for the committee as they begin their work.
Shorter University professor named Georgia Author of the Year - 06/24/10
June 24 - Dr. Carmen Acevedo Butcher, professor of English and Scholar-in-Residence at Shorter University, was awarded as Georgia Author of the Year for her book “The Cloud of Unknowing with the Book of Privy Counsel.”
Shorter University President Harold E. Newman announces plans to retire, search committee to be formed soon - 06/21/10
June 21- On Monday, June 21, 2010, Shorter University President Dr. Harold E. Newman announced his plans to retire from the presidency on or before the end of his present contract, which continues through June 2012. The announcement was made at a joint meeting of the university’s faculty and staff. He planned the announcement to provide sufficient time to search for a new president and will continue as president until someone is selected and installed in that post.
Justyna Mudy adds two national championships - 05/29/10
May 29 - Mudy added two more national championships to her rapidly growing collection, capturing the 3,000 meter steeplechase national championship and the 5,000 meter run national crown at the 2010 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Marion, Ind.
Shorter College ready to become Rome's first university - 05/27/10
May 27 - In less than 5 days, Shorter College will become Rome and Floyd County’s first university. At 10 a.m. on June 1, Shorter College will officially change its name to Shorter University and will kick off a full day of events designed to celebrate a new chapter of the institution’s history.
Whitni Tucker Named SSAC Female Honor Student-Athlete - 05/27/10
May 27 - Shorter College senior point guard Whitni Tucker has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference Female Honor Student-Athlete for the 2009-10 academic year as announced by the league on Tuesday evening.
Peterson, Tucker and Green Garner SSAC End-of-Year Accolades - 05/27/10
May 27 - At the conference end-of-year banquet last night in Montgomery, Ala., Shorter earned a near sweep of the Southern States Athletic Conference administrative awards, as Bill Peterson won SSAC Athletic Director of the Year honors, Josh Tucker snagged SSAC Athletic Trainer of the Year accolades and Matt Green was named SSAC Sports Information Director of the Year.
Shorter College professors honored with teaching awards - 05/26/10
May 26 - Two Shorter College professors, both of whom are Shorter graduates, were honored for their dedication to teaching and scholarship during Shorter’s Spring 2010 commencement ceremony.
Shorter College honors staff, faculty at appreciation dinner - 05/26/10
May 26 - Shorter College recently held its annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Dinner inside the college’s newly renovated dining hall. Michelle Turner, Shorter’s Student Support Services director was named as Staff Member of the Year. She will begin serving as assistant registrar in August.
Shorter College launches social networking profiles in preparation of name change - 05/25/10
Shorter College awards scholarships to incoming students - 05/25/10
May 25 - With a major name change less than 10 days away, Shorter College is already making its mark in the world of social media as Shorter University. Shorter College will officially change its name to Shorter University on June 1 at 10 a.m. during a special ceremony at the campus’ main entrance.
May 25 - Eighteen incoming Shorter College students have been awarded scholarships that will either fully or partially pay their tuition, room and board beginning with the Aug. 23 start of the college’s fall semester.
Shorter College issues statement concerning stolen laptops - 05/19/10
May 19 – The College Park Police Department released yesterday (May 18) surveillance camera footage of an unidentified male breaking into Shorter College’s Riverdale campus and leaving with 48 laptop computers.
Shorter College awards tenure, promotions to faculty members - 05/12/10
May 12 – Shorter College has announced promotions for the following faculty members: Dr. Anthony Nichols, Nancy Mount, Dr. Fred Tarrant, Brian Taylor, Dr. Sherri Weiler, and Dr. Carmen Butcher.
More than 450 students to graduate from Shorter College Saturday; Phyllis Tickle will be keynote speaker - 05/06/10
May 6 - Phyllis Tickle, author and founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly, will be the featured speaker at Shorter College’s May 8 spring commencement ceremonies.
Shorter College piano students win awards at state competition - 05/03/10
May 3 - Two students won awards at theGMTA Competition held at Kennesaw State University recently. Thomas Williams, a senior piano performance major from Temple, won convention recitalist/outstanding performer. Zachary Smith, a senior music/liberal arts major from Aragon, received the award of excellence.
Shorter College Greek organizations hold ‘Coins for Christ’ penny drive, raise more than $1,500 - 04/26/10
April 26 - Shorter College’s Greek community recently held a “Coins for Christ” penny fundraiser on campus as part of the college’s Greek Week celebration. More than $1,600 was collected through donations of pennies and spare change. The money raised was given as a donation to the Rome-Floyd County Youth for Christ program.
Shorter's A.J. Cooley to sign with NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars - 04/24/10
April 24 - Cooley, who received a call from the Jacksonville Jaguars and an opportunity to sign a free agent contract with the Florida franchise, will report to Rookie Camp next week.
Shorter College to hold commencement May 8; Phyllis Tickle will be keynote speaker - 04/22/10
April 22 - Phyllis Tickle, author and founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly, will be the featured speaker at Shorter College’s May 8 spring commencement ceremonies.
Shorter announces plans for university launch celebration - 04/19/10
April 19 - Christian recording artists Rebecca St. James and Jonny Diaz will perform in Rome on Tuesday, June 1, as part of the festivities marking the transition of Shorter College to Shorter University.
Alpha Chi honors new inductees at Celebrate Shorter - 04/19/10
April 19 - Alpha Chi once again honored the best of Shorter’s best academically at Celebrate Shorter on Wednesday, April 19. Five new students accepted the honor and were inducted into the prestigious society: Jonathan Altman, Joseph Harmon, Hua-ying Hsu, Brayden Huskey, and Hannah Strickland.
Shorter College voice students get high marks at regional competition - 04/19/10
April 19 - Shorter College voice students had an impressive showing at the recent Southeastern Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing held recently at Stetson University. Shorter students earned 14 awards in categories including classical performance and musical theatre.
Shorter College’s Knight Performers’ Scholarship Competition winners announced - 04/19/10
April 19 - Shorter College sophomore Trey Smagur and junior Bradley Harris were named winners of Shorter’s annual Knight Performers’ Scholarship Competition.
Shorter College to present “Godspell” April 20-25 - 04/17/10
April 17 - The Shorter College Department of Theatre will present “Godspell” April 20 through April 25 inside the college’s Callaway Theatre. Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, “Godspell” is one of the biggest Off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time. It was groundbreaking in its unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.
Christian Recording Artists Rebecca St. James and Jonny Diaz to Headline Day of Activities Celebrating Launch of Shorter University - 04/15/10
April 15 - Christian recording artists Rebecca St. James and Jonny Diaz will perform in Rome on Tuesday, June 1, as part of the festivities marking the transition of Shorter College to Shorter University.
Shorter College offering summer courses online - 04/13/10
April 13 - Shorter College will offer more than one dozen online courses this summer as part of its growing program of online learning.
Shorter College donates laptop computers to Youth for Christ, Open Door Home - 04/12/10
April 12 - Shorter College recently donated 20 laptop computers to Rome’s Youth for Christ and the Open Door Children’s Home.
Baseball Partnering with U.S. Army National Guard for Military Appreciation Day on April 17 - 04/09/10
April 9 - On Saturday, April 17 during their Southern States Athletic Conference doubleheader with rival Lee University, the Hawks, in conjunction with the United States Army National Guard, will host Military Appreciation Day beginning at 12 p.m. at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.
Shorter's All-Girl Cheerleading Squad Captures Second Consecutive NCA National Championship - 04/09/10
April 9 - On Friday night, the Hawks' All-Girl squad made it back-to-back national championships by taking first place in the All-Girl II Intermediate division at the 2010 NCA Cheerleading Nationals in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Shorter College welcomes missionaries to campus - 04/08/10
April 8 - Shorter College’s Hugh F. Davis Center for Ministry Education and Missions recently welcomed several missionaries to the campus as part of its “On Mission Celebration” event.
Shorter College Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble to perform first concert - 04/01/10
April 1 - The Shorter College Chamber and Wind Ensemble will perform for the very first time on Friday, April 9, inside the college’s Brookes Chapel. The Chamber and Wind Ensemble, which will perform the concert for the public free of charge, were both created this year.
Shorter College Student Art Exhibit on display through April 9 - 03/31/10
March 31- Artwork created by Shorter College art majors will be on display until April 9 inside the college’s Arnold Gallery. Several types of artwork are on display including pottery, oil on canvas and pastels.
Shorter College longtime faculty members named 2010 Teachers of the Year by national music association - 03/30/10
March 30 - Shorter’s longtime music faculty members William and Mary Ann Knight have been selected as the 2010 National Teachers of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association (MNTA).
Shorter College professor publishes book of cowboy poems - 03/30/10
March 30 - Dr. David Fillingim, associate professor of philosophy at Shorter College, recently published Georgia Cowboy Poets, a book which highlights poems written by cowboys throughout Georgia.
Tim Day named SSAC Pitcher of the Week - 03/29/10
March 29 - Shorter College junior pitcher Tim Day has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week. Day, a 5-10 right-hander who hails from Panorama, FC Australia, recorded a save and a win last week to help Shorter post victories against a pair of highly ranked opponents.
Local business leaders share interview, job tips with students as part of “Shorter Connects” event - 03/26/10
March 26 - Shorter College students received valuable interview tips and career insights from a panel of business leaders and professionals during the first ever “Shorter Connects” event Wednesday night.
Shorter College Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics receives $15,000 from Staples - 03/25/10
March 25 - The Shorter College Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics received a $15,000 check from the Staples Foundation for Learning on Thursday night.
Second Annual Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics featured ethics center director, philosophy professor - 03/25/10
March 25 - Dr. Andrew I. Cohen, associate professor of philosophy and director of the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics at Georgia State University, was the featured speaker at Shorter College’s second annual Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics.
Shorter College hosting 2nd Annual Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics - 03/12/10
March 12 - Dr. Andrew I. Cohen, associate professor of philosophy and director of the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics at Georgia State University, will be the featured speaker at Shorter College’s second annual Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics.
Shorter College voice students bring home wins from Georgia NATS auditions - 03/05/10
March 5 - Nineteen Shorter College students took home awards during the annual Georgia National Association of Teachers of Singing Auditions recently.
Shorter College planning to offer additional online programs -03/05/10
March 5 - Shorter College has requested approval to begin offering programs that will add to its growing number of online courses. Pending approval, Shorter will offer an associate’s degree in science, a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and a master’s degree in accounting in the fall of 2010.
Shorter College offering online calculus courses online - 03/04/10
March 4 - Shorter College’s Department of Online Programs has partnered with Massachusetts-based Distance Calculus to offer current Shorter students and new students a chance to take college level math and computer science courses online.
Wright Named SSAC Newcomer of the Year, Seven Earn All-Academic - 03/03/10
Shorter College junior forward Marqise Wright was named the Southern States Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year and the Hawks placed an SSAC-best seven athletes on the conference's All-Academic team.
Farrer Named SSAC Freshman of the Year, Four Lady Hawks Garner All-SSAC Honors - 03/03/10
March 3 - Shorter College post Shelby Farrer was named Southern States Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year to highlight a quartet of Lady Hawks that earned All-Conference honors at the SSAC Awards Banquet held on Wednesday evening at The Forum in Rome, Ga.
Shorter College students find success at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival - 03/03/10
March 3 - Shorter College musical theatre and theatre students had an impressive showing during the recent Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Senior Jonathan Altman, a native of Warner Robbins, won the Southeastern Theatre Conference Musical Theatre Award during the festival.
Shorter College hosting Master Class on March 1 - 02/25/10
February 25 - Shorter College will host a Master Class featuring New York-based composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The class, designed for musical theatre majors, will take place on March 1. The class is also open to the public.
Shorter College receives $125,000 grant - 02/25/10
February 25 - Harold Newman, president of Shorter College in Rome, left, accepts a check for $125,000 from Arnold Johnson, outgoing chairman of the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation.
Shorter College Theatre Department to perform Shakespeare classic, “Romeo and Juliet” - 02/22/10
February 22 - The Shorter College Theatre Department will perform “Romeo and Juliet” February 25-28 in the college’s Callaway Theatre.
Lady Hawk Basketball Donates $16,000 to Floyd's Breast Center - 02/19/10
On Thursday, Feb. 18 at halftime of the Shorter men's basketball game against Emmanuel College, the Shorter women's basketball program presented the Floyd Breast Center with a $16,000 donation towards cancer awareness and research projects.
Shorter Graduate Derek Spain Serves as Official Chaplain to U.S. Winter Olympic Team - 02/19/10
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada (BP)--When the 16-day Winter Olympic Games open here on Friday (Feb. 12), Southern Baptist resort missionary Derek Spain will be one of the official Vancouver Olympic Committee chaplains at the Athletes Village in Whistler, where many of the competitions will take place.
Shorter College hosting community-wide financial aid night - 02/09/10
February 9 - The Shorter College Office of Financial Aid will offer free community-wide financial aid workshops during the month of February, March and April. All parents and students are welcome - including high school seniors, students already enrolled in college including those attending Shorter and other colleges or universities.
Marqise Wright Secures Back-to-Back SSAC Player of the Week Accolades - 02/08/10
February 8 - Junior forward Marqise Wright has been named SSAC Player of the Week as announced by the league offices late Monday afternoon. Wright garnered the honor for the second consecutive week and for the third time this season.
Shorter Baseball's Breast Cancer Awareness Day "Striking Out Breast Cancer" - 02/08/10
February 8 - February 13, 2010 will mark the first annual “Striking Out Breast Cancer” game, when Shorter Hawk’s Baseball, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and Softball players team up with the Breast Center at Floyd Medical in a not-for-profit fundraiser to support breast cancer awareness and breast cancer victims.
Shorter's O'Garro Signs Professional Deal with AC St. Louis of NASL - 02/05/10
February 5 - O'Garro, who completed his four-year Shorter soccer career this past November, has been signed by the North American Soccer League's (NASL) Athletic Club of St. Louis.
Robert H. Ledbetter, Sr. Pledges $1.5 Million to Shorter College, Business School to be Named in His Honor - 02/04/10
February 4 - Shorter College officials announced at a dinner on Thursday, Feb. 4, that longtime Rome businessman Robert H. Ledbetter, Sr. is funding $1.5 million to enable the location of the college’s School of Business in the MidTown Crossing Shopping Center in Rome.
Shorter College alumnus Micah Cain will open “Strange Fruit” exhibit February 8 - 02/02/10
February 2 - Micah Cain, a Shorter College alumnus, will display his artwork in an exhibit titled “Strange Fruit” at Shorter College’s Arnold Art Gallery from Feb. 8 until March 4.
Marqise Wright Earns Second SSAC Player of the Week Honor - 02/02/10
February 2 - Shorter College junior forward Marqise Wright has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week as announced by the league offices on Tuesday morning.
Shorter College professor publishes book for season of Len t - 02/01/10
February 1 - Dr. Carmen Acevedo Butcher, Shorter College Scholar-in-Residence and associate professor of English, has added another book to her constantly growing list of publications. “Following Christ: A Lenten Reader to Stretch Your Soul” was released this month by Paraclete Press.
Brittni Dulaney Named Shorter's First Women's Lacrosse Coach - 01/29/10
January 29 - Shorter College Director of Athletics Bill Peterson announced today the hiring of Brittni Dulaney as the institution's first women's lacrosse coach.
Cooley and Lollis Named First Team NAIA All-Americans - 01/26/10
January 26 - College senior fullback A.J. Cooley and senior linebacker Logan Lollis have been named to the College Fanz Sports Network 2009 NAIA Football All-American first team.
Ellison Earns SSAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week - 01/26/10
January 26 - Shorter College sophomore guard Kelly Ellison has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week according to a release by the league offices on Tuesday afternoon.
Cheer Hawks' Valentine Clinic slated for Saturday, Feb. 13 - 01/21/10
January 21 - The Shorter College Cheer Hawks are hosting the Hawks Valentine Cheer Clinic for male and female athletes on Saturday, Feb. 13. The clinic is open to college-age athletes as well as high school juniors and seniors interested in competitive cheerleading at the collegiate level.
Hannah Freeman crowned 2010 Miss Shorter College - 01/19/10
January 19 - Hannah Freeman, a sophomore music education major from Sandersville, was crowned Miss Shorter College last Thursday night at the DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome
Marqise Wright named SSAC Player of the Week - 01/18/10
Shorter College junior forward Marqise Wright has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his outstanding play during last week's action.
Shorter College welcomes new campus safety director - 01/15/10
January 15 - Paula Penson has been named as Shorter College’s campus safety director. In this position, Penson is responsible for implementing a range of safety and security programs at the college, which include training of all campus safety staff and executing emergency plans as necessary.
Josh Henson Introduced as Shorter's First Head Wrestling Coach - 01/14/10
Shorter College Director of Athletics Bill Peterson announced today the hiring of Josh Henson as the College's first-ever head wrestling coach at a press conference held this morning on the College's campus.
Shorter College Opera Theatre to present “The Merry Widow” Jan. 22 and 23 - 01/14/10
January 14 - The Shorter College Opera Theatre Department will present The Merry Widow Jan. 22 and 23 at the Rome City Auditorium. Directed by Dr. Linda Lister, associate professor of music, opera director and vocal coordinator at Shorter, the show is a story filled with romantic intrigue and set in the Parisian Embassy.
Shorter to host flag football tournament to benefit breast cancer awareness - 01/12/10
January 12 - On Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 23-24, Shorter College will host the Shorter College Breast Cancer Flag Football Tournament to help raise money for breast cancer research and awareness.
Shorter to Introduce New Wrestling Coach at Thursday Press Conference - 01/12/10
January 12 - On Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m., the College will introduce its first-ever head wrestling coach to the community - not just an excited Rome population, but also an incredibly close-knit wrestling community that stretches nationwide.
Miss Shorter College to be crowned Thursday night - 01/12/10
January 12, 2010 - The 2010 Miss Shorter College Scholarship Pageant will be held this Thursday (Jan. 14) at 7 p.m. in the DeSoto Theatre in Historic Downtown Rome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission to the pageant is $3 and is free with a Shorter College student I.D.
Local students named to Shorter College Dean’s List - 01/07/10
January 7, 2010 - Shorter College has announced the fall 2009 Dean’s List honorees. To achieve this honor, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.
Shorter College to host “Visual Voices” exhibit - 01/05/10
January 5, 2010 - The works of Margaret Ingram, Rome Area Council for the Arts 2008/2009 Artist of the Year, will be on display at Shorter College beginning Jan. 19 until Feb. 2.
2010 Dawns Brightly for Shorter College - 01/04/10
January 4, 2010 - Five years since he took the helm of Shorter College, President Harold E. Newman is eyeing the new decade with a great sense of optimism. The veteran educator, now in his 25th year at Shorter, recently shared his views on the accomplishments of the first five years of his presidency and on 2010.
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