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From Parents Council to the Northwest Georgia Alumni Brunch, the extended Shorter community stayed involved and updated last weekend.
More than 20 mothers and fathers of current students attended Shorter’s Parents Council meeting on Saturday,
where many leaders of the college including President Newman, facilities personnel and residence life staff shared news and updates.
Across the river at the Coosa Country Club, 140 alumni and guests gathered for the annual Rome-Northwest Georgia Chapter Alumni Brunch. Following college updates from President Newman and alumni updates from Carol Kirby, the group enjoyed musical selections by School of the Arts faculty.
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The Up ‘til Dawn event is the culmination of three months of fund-raising activities to benefit the children of St. Jude. An executive board of nine Shorter students organized a letter-writing campaign in November where approximately 100 other Shorter students sent out letters to family and friends requesting support of St. Jude’s cancer research.
During the evening, students were entertained by local performers including Soul Forgiven, Laura Bowen and Shorter’s own Somethin’ Else. Participants also played games and competed in relays. At the end of the event the grand total was announced.
During the concert, Bebo challenged the audience to prayerfully support Compassion International, a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, physical, conomic and social poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Today, Compassion helps more than 800,000 children in more than 20 countries. Bebo is one of 100 musicians and artists who share this ministry opportunity during concerts.
Thanks for noticing: Alumni e-Newsletter honored with Award
Shorter College ’s alumni e-newsletter received a district honor from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the international professional organization for public relations, fund-raising, and alumni relations personnel in education. Virtually Shorter received an Award of Excellence in the Electronic Newsletters and Tabloids category, competing against entries from schools in a nine-state region. The recently redesigned newsletter format features a standardized template with an eye-catching design and easy-to-read text.
The awards were presented on Feb. 6 at the CASE District III Conference in Nashville, Tenn. Other top finishers in the Electronic Newsletters and Tabloids category were the University of Miami and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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The program includes Dr. Russel W. Lemmons, professor of history at Jacksonville State University, who will discuss “Resistance in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp”; Dr. Brian Nedvin, assistant professor of music at Shorter College, whose topic will be “Song Literature of the Holocaust”; and Dr. Jonathan Goldstein, professor of history at the University of West Georgia, who will discuss “The Jews of Manila and Holocaust Rescue.” Each of these scholars teaches courses on the Holocaust.
“Given the contemporary world environment in which the leaders of important states in extremely volatile areas actively deny the historical fact that the Holocaust occurred, this is a particularly important time to address this topic,” said Dr. James M. Scarry, assistant professor of history at Shorter College and coordinator of the event. “The fact is that with every passing day there are fewer survivors of and witnesses to the Holocaust to testify to its reality. Eventually there will be none left to give the testimony: ‘I was there. I saw.’ That is why it becomes even more important for scholars to remind both students and the public of the persecution and systematic destruction of more than 6 million human beings.”
The March 6 seminar will include 20-minute presentations by each scholar and will conclude with a question-and-answer period.
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Plus, if you’re looking for plans this weekend you should consider Shorter’s spring musical“Pippin,” which will be performed through Sunday, March 4. Last weekend’s shows were sold out so call the box office at (800) 868-6980 ext. 7288 and reserve tickets today.
Don’t forget that it is also almost time for the sixth annual William D. Knight Performers’ Competition, and alumni may support this annual event by attending the competition in Brookes Chapel on Monday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m.
As always, alumni can stay up-to-date with all of the School of the Arts performances, events and recitals by visiting www.shorter.edu/atandabout/calendar_arts.asp or calling Shorter’s box office at (800) 868-6980 ext. 7288 for ticket
information and reservations.
Since our music department does not have instrumental majors at this time, the admissions office is actively recruiting non-music majors to perform in our band program. In order to recruit talented musicians, Shorter is offering band scholarships for qualified students. (Band scholarships can be added to academic scholarships and other financial aid to make a Shorter education very affordable.)
Help us spread the word to high school musicians in your community! For information, contact Shorter’s Admissions Office at (706) 233-7319 or e-mail inquiries to email@example.com.
Shorter men’s tennis ranked No. 7 in the nation
In the NAIA national poll released on Feb. 28, the Shorter College men’s tennis team moved up two spots to No. 7 in the nation, while the women remained in the top 10. After a tough loss to No. 1-ranked, Auburn University-Montgomery (AUM), the Hawks played a close match against NCAA Division II powerhouse Georgia College and State University. Despite these tough losses, they continue to prove themselves one of the nation’s best. Remember to catch all the Hawks’ upcoming game schedules and scores online at athletics.shorter.edu.
Charrette recently led the Hawks baseball team to a sweep over Toccoa Falls and to two victories over Webber International. On a five-game hitting streak, Charrette went 9-for-15 on the week with six runs, two doubles and 12 RBIs. Charrette was also a key player last season, ending with a .374 batting average and 34 RBIs. “He puts the bat on the ball at the right time and has been a clutch hitter for us so far this season,” said head baseball coach Matt Larry (’93). “Without him, the games would have been more difficult.”
Frechette had a double-double in the Lady Hawks’ only basketball game that week: a win over conference-foe Brewton-Parker. She scored 25 points with 15 rebounds, adding in an assist and four bocks. The Lady Hawks moved into fourth place in the conference with the win. Head coach Vic Mitchell has noticed Frechette stepping up for the past few weeks and becoming a key Lady Hawks player. “Physically, I’ve always thought she has been capable of having games like this,” said Mitchell. “This award is very deserving. It’s great to see her rewarded like this.”
UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS For more information on the events below, visit www.shorter.edu/alum/cl_calendar.asp, call the Alumni Office at (800) 868-6980, ext. 7353 or (706) 233-7353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Holocaust Seminar at Shorter
Tuesday, March 6, at 8 p.m., Brookes Chapel
Alumni and community members are invited to attend at no charge. No reservations required.
Conversations with President Harold Newman
A conversation with Dr. Harold Newman
Thursday, March 8—3:00 p.m.—First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 212 12th St., Columbus—Hostess: Katherine Triplitt
6:00 p.m.—Rankin Arts Center Tea Room, 1004 Broadway, Columbus—Co-hosts: Clara McBride and Will Thompson—Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served
Please make reservations by calling (706) 233-7353 or (706) 233-7242 or e-mailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Annual Super Hawks Night Dinner & Auction (football booster club fund-raiser)
Friday, April 13 at the Forum
Keynote speaker: Vince Dooley
For sponsorship and ticket information, visit www.hawksbooster.com or contact the Shorter Box Office at email@example.com or (706) 233-7288.
Sunday at Shorter (Prospective student event)
Sunday, April 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Rome campus
For information contact Rebekah Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 5, Winthrop-King Centre
10 a.m. keynote speaker: Dr. Jamil S. Zainaldin , President of the Georgia Humanities Council
2 p.m. keynote speaker: David Hankerson, CEO for Georgia’s Cobb County
Homecoming & Alumni Weekend
Sept. 28-29, 2007
Reunion celebrating 40 years of the Shorter Chorale
Nov. 9-10, 2007
Liberty Mutual: Savings on auto and homeowner’s insurance to Shorter alumni
For a free, no-obligation rate quote, call Beth Blalock at (770) 924-6464 x 206 or e-mail Beth.Blalock@LibertyMutual.com.
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is Liberty Mutual’s quote representative for Shorter.”
Shorter alumnus Clark Samples (’71)
Shorter College Alumni Association
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Shorter alumna Patsy Drummond (’62)
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"We had a wonderful trip to Disney World! The condo through Alumni Travel Benefits was beautiful; it exceeded our expectations in every way!”
Shorter alumna Tina Chapman (’04)
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