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Welcome to the October 2011 Virtually Shorter!
Homecoming 2011 is just around the corner, and we want to make sure you head back to the Hill to celebrate. We’ve planned two days' worth of exciting events — there will be something for everyone!
In the photo above, taken during Homecoming 2009, family and friends gathered just outside of Barron Stadium to do a little tailgating before the game. This year, you’re welcome to do the same!
We’re ready for Homecoming 2011 — are you? This year we have an exciting line up on tap for both Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15. From a Friday night pep rally to a Saturday morning alumni baseball game, tailgating before afternoon football to a “magical” nighttime opera performance, Shorter’s Homecoming offers fun for everyone.
Did you know that the Shorter Hawk has gone social? That’s right! Shorter’s own fine-feathered friend is on Facebook, and he wants to be your buddy. He has his own Facebook page that you can access by typing “Shorter Hawk” in the Facebook search bar. Hawk keeps an eagle eye (or should we say hawk eye) on fun events both on and off the Hill. Hawk fans have even started to post photos of “Hawk” sightings. Keep this in mind when you attend Homecoming this year: If you see Harold the Hawk, get him to pose with you, your classmates or family for a quick snapshot and post it on his wall. He loves his fans!
The month of October will be a month of exciting celebration for Shorter. In addition to Homecoming, Shorter will celebrate 100 Years on the Hill on Oct. 19. A special 4 p.m. celebration will be held to commemorate the first day of classes on the Hill. We would love to see you there!
Exciting changes will take place this month to one of the most recognizable buildings on campus. High Acres is currently in the middle of a large-scale renovation and will soon serve as the home of President Dr. Don Dowless and his wife, Teresa. Constructed in 1928, High Acres was built as the home for Rome physician Dr. George Barker Smith and his wife, Patti Willingham Smith. Since they sold High Acres to Shorter, several Shorter presidents have lived there. High Acres was most recently used for much-needed office space.
You can read more about the High Acres renovation and other happenings on the Hill in the Fall 2011 issue of the Shorter University Magazine. In this issue of the magazine, due to mail out this month, you can read several spiritually inspiring stories that come straight from current Shorter students. You can also catch up on the latest athletics news along with reading all about the accomplishments of your former classmates in our Class Notes section.
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