HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION
by Aimee Madden
We hear a lot about the “long, lazy days of summer,” but for many in the Shorter College community “lazy” is a word that simply didn’t apply to this summer. Like those English assignments of days gone by, the following pages tell the stories of summer vacations filled with active service, engaged learning, amazing discovery and growing faith.
From Sea to Shining Sea
For 63 days, Dylan Kelly (’09)pedaled his way from the Tar Heel state over the mountains of Tennessee and the flat plains and plateaus of Arkansas. He laid down tracks through the Breadbasket of America and traveled down the dusty roads of the Grand Canyon state. And at the end of those 63 days, he found himself standing at the edge of an endless horizon of blue water, 3,513 miles away from where he began.
An Andean Adventure
hey had their toes in the sand, and the hot sun painted their shoulders pink. Nothing but turquoise ocean and whitecaps stretched in one direction. All of this was splashed on a backdrop of lush green forest and palm trees that reached lazily towards the sky. But, this was no vacation. Read more>
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Journal from Israel
Summer Mission Trips
Hawks Helping Humanity
2009 Photo Gallery
U.S. News & World
Ben Brady Field
Groundbreaking Photo Gallery
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NATS Intern Program
See the Cheerleaders
Digging Up History
There are pages of history under these rocks. Unopened books that recall the day-to-day lives of an ancient people lie covered with years of dirt and mud. Hidden volumes that chronicle political uprisings and natural disasters are ready and waiting to be opened. Words are not needed to recall these scenes from history; instead they come in the form of broken bits of pottery and shards of dishes -- evidence that life once flourished here. Read more>
Class Held 'Round the World
It’s evening in Jerusalem and the sun has just started to drop below the Israeli skyline. From her window at the St. George’s Cathedral Pilgrims Guest House, Lori Skinner takes in the view and recalls the day’s events. Lori, a sophomore at Shorter, is nearly 6,000 miles from home, taking part in an archeological excavation trip offered through the college’s study abroad program. Read more>
Under the Big Montana Sky
Story by Jim O'Hara; Photos by Dr. Harold E. Newman
Creating close bonds between athletes and coaches is vital for a team to be successful. It is a bond that builds from the first meeting to that first practice and into that first contest. Everywhere in between, that close connection grows even tighter, and becomes one that often results in achieving victories. Read more>
Hawks Helping Humanity - SEE THE ONLINE EXTRA!
Dining hall receives redo
Band to march in Shorter blue
Faculty, staff honored for excellence - SEE THE ONLINE EXTRA!
Shorter receives accolades from national publications
College holds groundbreaking on Brady Field - SEE THE ONLINE EXTRA!
Tolbert named vice president
Day set aside to 'Celebrate Shorter' - SEE THE ONLINE EXTRA!
'09 NATS intern program calls Shorter home
Heritage on the Hill
Class of 1971 trip to St. Louis
A+ faculty accomplishments
Two faculty receive tenure, one promoted
Cheerleading captures Shorter's first-ever team national title
Freshman Justyna Mudy wins individual track national title
Spring sports cap historic 2008-2009 season
Soccer standouts prepare for '09 season in semi-pros