2009 was "The Year of the Hawk - 12/29/09
December 29 - Most collegiate athletic departments tend to measure their success by accomplishments of their athletic teams solely on the playing surface. For Shorter College in 2009, success was achieved not only between the lines, but outside of them as well.
A.J. Cooley Named Shorter's First AFCA All-American - 12/17/09
December 17 - As if there existed any doubt at all, Shorter College senior fullback A.J. Cooley has firmly established his position as the greatest player to ever don the Hawk royal blue and white. On Thursday, Dec. 17, Cooley was named to the 2009 American Football Coaches' Association NAIA All-America Team as voted upon by coaches from each of the AFCA's nine districts.
Students, faculty member place in International Photo Contest - 12/07/09
December 7 - Shorter College’s Office of International Programs recently hosted an International Photo Contest for students, faculty and staff members. The contest was just one of many activities offered in conjunction with International Education Week.
Baseball Hawks Lend a Helping Hand in Dominican Republic - 12/04/09
December 4 - Members of the Shorter College baseball team got a good look at how fortunate they are to be in such a great situation here on the Hill. On Nov. 17-21, seven Hawks took part in the Dominican Republic Baseball Outreach Missions Trip.
US Army Major General and Rome native to speak at Shorter College commencement ceremonies - 12/04/09
December 4 - United States Army Major General and Chief of Chaplains Douglas L. Carver will be the keynote speaker at Shorter College’s Dec. 12 commencement ceremonies. Commencement will be held at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. in the college’s Winthrop-King Centre.
Mudy wins NAIA Cross Country National Championship - 11/23/09
November 23 - Justyna Mudy, a sophomore from Poland, added to her already impressive resume by capturing the medalist honors at the 2009 NAIA Cross Country National Championships presented by Nike at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash.
Shorter College art exhibit featuring the work of student Karlee Hicks - 11/23/09
November 23 - A senior art exhibition featuring the works of Shorter College student Karlee Hicks will open on Dec. 1. Hicks, an art major from Rome, will have her collection of works titled “A Volitional State of Mind Transmitted Telepathically” displayed in the college’s Arnold Gallery until Dec. 14. An opening reception will be held Dec. 1 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Cooley and Lollis Repeat as Mid-South West Defensive and Offensive Players of the Year - 11/19/09
While they may have come a couple of plays short of ending their on-field careers at the top, Shorter College football seniors A.J. Cooley and Logan Lollis each capped their Hawk tenure with a very prestigious distinction: two-time Mid-South West Player of the Year.
Shorter College students sweep voice competitions - 11/19/09
November 19 - Shorter College students Emily Tweedy and Laura Collins swept the recent Georgia Music Teachers’ Association Young Artist Voice Competition by winning first and second place, respectively.
Mudy, Stephenson Earn Runner and Coach of the Year - 11/13/09
November 13 - Sophomore Justyna Mudy earned her second consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference Runner of the Year award and Lady Hawk head coach Jay Stephenson was named the SSAC Coach of the Year to headline Shorter's four representatives on the 2009 SSAC All-Conference Team.
Hawks and Lady Hawks Soccer Place Ten on All-SSAC Team; Stihler Named SSAC Defensive Player of the Year - 11/13/09
November 13 - Shorter College junior defenseman Sebastian Stihler earned Southern States Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors in addition to his SSAC first team selection to lead seven Hawks on the All-Conference teams.
Five Lady Hawks Named to All-SSAC Volleyball Team; Corder Pegged Setter of the Year - 11/13/09
November 13 - The Shorter College volleyball team placed five players on the All-Southern States Athletic Conference teams. Highlighting the group was freshman Jordan Corder, who in addition to being named one of three Lady Hawks to the All-SSAC first team was also named the SSAC Setter of the Year.
Shorter College Theatre Department to present “Still Life with Iris” - 11/12/09
November 12 - The Shorter College Theatre Department is excited to debut its fall play, Still Life with Iris. Opening on Nov. 18 the play is a fantastical adventure of a little girl’s search for home.The play will be performed Nov. 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Callaway Theatre.
Shorter Chorale Fall Concert planned for November 14 - 11/12/09
November 12 - The Shorter Chorale, widely regarded as one of America’s finest collegiate choral ensembles, will perform a concert on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, titled: “Longing: In Anticipation of Things Yet to Come,” will be held at Brookes Chapel inside the Cooper Fine Arts Building located on the Shorter College campus. The event is open to the public.
Shorter College offering free admission to Saturday’s game with a donation of five or more canned goods - 11/12/09
November 12 - Shorter College is offering free admission to Saturday’s match up between the Shorter Hawks and the Bethel Wildcats at Barron Stadium with the donation of five or more canned food items.
Baseball Hawks participate in Rome community service events - 11/12/09
November 12 - This year, the Shorter College baseball team took the time out of its busy schedule to participate in Garden Lakes Elementary National Red Ribbon Week. This special event was held in honor of Enrique Camarena, a D.E.A. agent who lost his life in his fight against drugs.
Shorter's Cooley tabbed National Player of the Week - 11/09/09
November 9 - Cooley, the Hawks' all-time leading rusher and holder of every conceivable rushing record at Shorter, has been named the NAIA Football National Offensive Player of the Week as announced Monday afternoon by the NAIA offices in Kansas City, Mo.
Kasi Runion earns third SSAC Player of the Week nod - 11/09/09
November 9 - Shorter College senior middle blocker Kasi Runion has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week as announced by the conference offices Monday evening.
Cooley named Mid-South Offensive Player of the Week - 11/09/09
November 9 - Shorter College senior fullback A.J. Cooley has been named the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the league offices Monday afternoon. It is the second such honor for Cooley in three weeks.
Shorter announces the addition of varsity wrestling - 11/09/09
November 9 - Shorter College President Dr. Harold E. Newman and Director of Athletics Bill Peterson announced Monday plans to begin an intercollegiate wrestling program. The team will begin competition in the Fall of 2010.
Shorter College theatre students find success at Georgia Theatre Conference - 11/05/09
November 5 - Two Shorter students, Michael Lindsey of Madison and Elizabeth Telford of Duluth, were honored at the conference for receiving the highest scores during competition. This is the second consecutive year that Shorter has brought home both the male and female top awards.
Shorter College students receive $1,000 scholarship - 11/05/09
Students Justin Maxey, an organ performance major from Winder, and Thomas Williams, a piano performance major from Temple, were both awarded with the maximum amount of scholarship money offered by the Mu Phi Epsilon chapter.
Shorter College senior to exhibit “A Trip to Australia” in Arnold Gallery - 11/04/09
November 4 - An exhibit of artwork by Shorter College senior Matt Clark titled “A Trip to Australia” will be on display Nov. 16 through Nov. 24 in Shorter College’s Arnold Art Gallery.
Paletar Named SSAC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week - 11/02/09
November 2 - Shorter College sophomore goalkeeper Johnny Paletar has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the league offices on Monday afternoon.
Members of Lady Hawks Hoops Squad Speak at Local Elementary School - 10/28/09
October 28 - Yesterday morning, members of the Shorter College women's basketball team took a visit to Elm Elementary in West Rome as part of the school's Red Ribbon Week.
Cooley earns Mid-South Player of the Week honor - 10/26/09
October 26 - Senior fullback A.J. Cooley has been named the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Cooley, Shorter's all-time leading rusher, rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns on a school-record 40 carries to lead the Hawks to an impressive 56-41 victory at Union (Ky.) College on Oct. 24.
Shorter Announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2009 - 10/21/09
Shorter College announced today its Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2009, which includes eight individuals who competed in a total of six sports on the Hill.
Shorter College hosting ribbon cutting ceremony for new turf field - 10/21/09
October 21 - Shorter College will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the official opening of the Ben Brady Field at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26. The ceremony will be held at the field, located behind the college’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex and near the Bass Village student residences.
Shorter College hosts “Ghana Day” for Floyd students - 10/21/09
October 21 - Dozens of first and second graders from the Floyd County School System were taken on a field trip to Ghana today by way of Shorter College.
Shorter College honors alumni during Homecoming weekend - 10/20/09
October 20 - Three Shorter College alumni were honored during Shorter College’s Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 17. Those honored included 1985 graduate Dr. Derek Neal, 1998 graduate Michelle Stricklin and 1971 graduate Warren Kennedy.
Student artwork on display at Shorter College - 10/20/09
October 20 - Art majors from freshmen to seniors have entered their best creations to be displayed for everyone to see in the Shorter College Student Art Exhibit. The student exhibit will be on display until Nov. 6, and a reception for all student artists featured in the exhibit will be held on Oct. 26.
Shorter College Opera Theatre Department presents Hänsel und Gretel Oct. 22-25 - 10/17/09
October 17 - The Shorter College Opera Theatre Department will present the well-known fairy tale, Hänsel und Gretel, Oct. 22-25 in the college’s Callaway Theatre.
Shorter College crowns Homecoming king, queen - 10/17/09
October 17 - Shorter College seniors Ward Bearden and Brittni Dekle were crowned Homecoming queen and king during Shorter’s Homecoming football game on Saturday. Bearden, is a Christian ministries major from Marietta and Dekle is an art major from Woodstock.
Shorter College celebrating Homecoming this weekend - 10/14/09
October 14 - Shorter College will celebrate its Homecoming this weekend with two days full of scheduled events for alumni. Many of the activities are also open to the public, including the Saturday afternoon gridiron clash between the Hawks vs. Kentucky Christian and the Treasure Chest raffle drawing worth more than $6,000.
Ryan Timberlake named SSAC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week - 10/12/09
Shorter College senior midfielder Ryan Timberlake has been tabbed Southern States Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Hawks to a 2-0 week.
Runion nabs second straight SSAC Volleyball Player of the Week honor - 10/12/09
Shorter College senior middle blocker Kasi Runion has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week as announced by the league offices Monday afternoon.
Softball Hosts Events to Raise Awareness, Support for Breast Cancer Research - 10/09/09
October 9 - October is known as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” Shorter softball will sponsor a few activities throughout the month, so please show your support of the females in your lives, the Rome community, and to Shorter softball by participating in any or all of these activities.
Shorter College inviting residents to take part in “Treasure Chest” raffle - 10/07/09
October 7 - Shorter College is inviting the community to take part in a Treasure Chest raffle that offers more than $6,000 in cash and prizes. The raffle, sponsored by the Shorter College Alumni Association, was designed to raise money for student scholarships.
Shorter College proudly announces 2009 Alpha Chi inductees - 10/07/09
October 7 - Shorter College is proud to announce its 2009 Alpha Chi Inductees. These students have excelled academically and achieved a GPA that places them in the top 10% of their Junior and Senior classes. They will be officially inducted on November 1, 2009, at 3 PM, in Brookes Chapel.
Women's golf captures Chick-fil-A Invitational Title - 10/06/09
October 6 - Shorter College freshman Greta Lange finished third overall with a two-day total of 154 and Petra Muller and Catalina Olarte tied for sixth as the Lady Hawks won the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational hosted by Berry College at Stonebridge Golf Club.
Shorter College sophomore Laura Banks receives UPS scholarship - 10/05/09
October 5 - Laura Banks, a sophomore at Shorter College, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship. Banks is the daughter of Mike and Karen Banks of Manchester, Ga., and a 2008 graduate of Manchester High School. She is majoring in biology, and plays for the Shorter College Hawks softball and basketball teams.
Shorter College students lend a helping hand to a Trion family in need - 10/02/09
October 2 - A group of Shorter College Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) students took a break from the books Thursday morning and extended a helping hand to a family in need.
Shorter College alumnae honored with teaching awards -10/01/09
October 1 - Shorter College alumnae, Jennifer Wimpy Williams and Danielle Tapp, were honored with the distinction of being named Rome City Schools’ Teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Year runner-up.
Legislators visit Shorter College during higher education tour - 09/29/09
September 29 - Rep. Katie Dempsey of Rome and Rep. Bill Hembree, chairman of the House Higher Education Committee, visited Shorter College today, along with Berry College, Georgia Highlands College and Georgia Northwestern Technical College, as part of a higher education tour that highlighted Rome’s four colleges.
Shorter College welcomes cello sensation Ruslan Biryukov as part its Guest Artist Series - 09/25/09
September 25 - Cellist Ruslan Biryukov will perform at Shorter College on Monday, Sept. 28, as part of the college’s Guest Artist Series. The concert will take place inside Brookes Chapel at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public with no admission charge.
Shorter College student wins first place in the 2009 Southern Women’s Writers Conference - 09/24/09
September 24 - Shorter College senior Ashley-Grace Ramocan won first place in the 2009 Southern Women’s Writers Conference student fiction competition.
Job fair attracts thousands of job-seekers, unemployed 09/24/09
September 24 - The Northwest Georgia Shorter College Job and Career Fair attracted thousands of job seekers to downtown Rome today.
Tickets to Go on Sale at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, for 2009 NAIA Championship Game - 09/24/09
September 24 - Tickets for the 2009 Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship will be on sale beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The 54th annual championship game will be played at 12 noon on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Historic Barron Stadium in downtown Rome.
Baseball Hawks lend helping hand through YMCA T-Ball clinics - 09/22/09
September 22 - Collegiate and professional athletes have the unique opportunity to use their status to not only reach out to the communities in which they compete, but also have a positive impact on the lives of those who reside in those communities. The Shorter College baseball team is making this concept a reality.
Shorter College Theatre Department opens "The Wedding Singer” on Oct. 1 - 09/22/09
September 22 - The Shorter College Theatre Department will open with a debut performance of “The Wedding Singer” on Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. inside the school’s Callaway Theatre.
Jordan Hazard Scores Mid-South Offensive Player of the Week - 09/21/09
September 21 -Shorter College senior slot back Jordan Hazard was named Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the league offices on Monday afternoon.
Janie Jones welcomed as gift officer in the Office of Institutional Advancement - 09/17/09
September 17 - Janie Jones has been welcomed to the staff of Shorter College as gift officer in the college’s Office of Institutional Advancement. In her new position, Jones will be responsible for meeting with alumni and donors to encourage financial support for Shorter College.
Shorter College welcomes organist Gail Archer - 09/17/09
September 17 - International concert organist Gail Archer will perform at Shorter College on Monday, Sept. 21, as part of the college’s Guest Artist Series. The concert will take place inside Brookes Chapel at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. There is no admission charge.
Artist Robert Cox’s work to be showcased in upcoming exhibit at Shorter College - 09/17/09
September 17 - The artistic creations of Robert Cox, lecturer of art at the University of Tennessee, will be on display beginning Sept. 21 inside the Shorter College Arnold Gallery. A reception and artist lecture will be held Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. at the gallery.
Shorter College Chorale paying tribute to America, veterans with “Star Spangled Salute” - 09/14/09
September 14 - The Shorter College Chorale, widely regarded as one of the finest collegiate choral ensembles in the southeastern United States, will honor military veterans and American patriotism with their “Star Spangled Salute” performance on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Lollis named Mid-South Defensive Player of the Week - 09/14/09
September 14 - Shorter College senior linebacker Logan Lollis has been voted the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week.This is the third Defensive Player of the Week honor for Lollis, the reigning Mid-South Western Division Defensive Player of the Year who also earned the weekly award once each in 2008 and 2006.
New Music Series to feature the music of award-winning composer - 09/10/09
September 10 - Shorter College’s New Music Series Concert will highlight the musical creations of award-winning composer Joceyln Hagen. The concert, held inside Brookes Chapel, will take place Monday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.
Shorter University to open 2010 football season in Georgia Dome against GSU - 09/02/09
September 2 - Shorter College, which will become Shorter University in June 2010, will take on Georgia State University in its 2010 football season opener on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, as announced today by both institutions.
Shorter College to Host Concert by Pianist Emile Pandolfi - 09/01/09
September 1 - Emotion-packed arrangements, listenable classics, giggles, and guffaws combine to form the recipe for a fantastic performance by solo pianist Emile Pandolfi.
Shorter College slates test of emergency warning siren - 09/01/09
September 1 - Shorter College will test its emergency warning siren on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at approximately 11:55 a.m. This is the beginning of monthly testing, which will be held on the first Wednesday of each month. In the event of inclement weather, the monthly test will be moved to the first Thursday of the month.
Shorter College’s Arnold Gallery hosts exhibit of composite photographs - 09/01/09
September 1 - The Arnold Gallery at Shorter College is hosting an exhibit of composite photographs by David Underwood, chair of the art department at Carson-Newman College. The exhibit continues through Sept. 17 and is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge for admission.
Daniel Hazard Named MSC Defensive Player of the Week - 09/01/09
September 1 - Shorter College sophomore Daniel Hazard has been named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Shorter College hosting faculty gala at historic DeSoto - 08/25/09
August 25 - Shorter College’s music department will host its annual Faculty Arts Gala on Monday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m., at Rome’s Historic DeSoto Theatre, 530 Broad St. The gala will showcase the vocal and keyboard talents of music faculty and is designed to be a community event.
22 new full-time faculty members welcomed to Shorter College - 08/25/09
August 25 - Shorter College welcomes 22 new full-time faculty members to campus for the start of the 2009-2010 academic year.
Shorter College rises three points in annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, makes Top 10 list of ‘Great Schools, Great Prices’ in the South - 08/20/09
August 20 - With its transition toward university status just nine months away, Shorter College has learned that it is again ranked among the top-tier baccalaureate institutions by U.S. News & World Report.
Nursing scholarship established for Shorter College students - 08/19/09
August 19 - The Hospital Auxiliary at Floyd Medical Center has established a scholarship fund for Shorter College nursing students. The Barbara Holden Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to one Shorter College nursing student on the basis of academic performance and financial need.
Shorter College School of Nursing to host open house - 08/13/09
August 13 - Shorter College will have the chance to showcase one of its latest achievements, as its School of Nursing will host an open house on Aug. 25, from 3 until 6 p.m. Located at 20 Riverbend Drive in the Coosa Medical Group building, the open house will allow the public to tour the new facility and meet faculty and staff.
Tolbert Promoted to Vice President for Public Relations at Shorter College - 08/11/09
August 11 - Veteran public relations professional Dawn Tolbert has been promoted to the position of vice president for public relations at Shorter College.
Shorter College announces addition of lacrosse programs - 08/08/09
Shorter College Director of Athletics Bill Peterson announced Saturday the school's plan to begin a men's and women's lacrosse program with play scheduled to begin in the spring of 2011.
Shorter College named a "Best in the Southeast” college by The Princeton Review - 08/05/09
August 5 - Shorter College has been named “A Best in the Southeast” college by The Princeton Review for the fifth consecutive year.
Shorter College Slates Groundbreaking for Improvements to On-Campus Field; Announces that Facility will be Named ‘Ben Brady Field’ - 08/03/09
August 3 - Shorter College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, as it launches improvements to its on-campus practice field.
Cooley, Martinovic named Shorter College Athletes of the Year for 2008-2009 - 08/03/09
August 3 - Shorter athletic standouts A.J. Cooley and Katarina Martinovic have been selected as the 2008-2009 Shorter College Male and Female Athletes of the Year as voted upon by the award's selection committee.
Shorter College dining hall serving up a new look and more options for new school year - 07/15/09
July 15 - The Shorter College dining hall will soon sport a new look and offer several additional tasty options for students, faculty and staff beginning with the start of school on Aug. 24.
Hawks' Cooley Named to NAIA "Super Six" - 07/14/09
Shorter College senior running back A.J. Cooley has been named one of the 2009 NAIA Football "Super Six" as announced by College Fanz Sports Network on Monday afternoon.
Two-time Paralympic Gold Medalist to Direct Online Segment of Sport Management Program - 07/08/09
July 8 - Despite her recent relocation to Arizona, two-time Paralympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Ruddell will remain an active part of the Shorter College faculty as director of the college’s online studies in sport management.
Fourth annual Super Hawks Night set for August 15 - 07/02/09
July 2 - The Shorter College Athletic Department announced today that it will host the fourth annual Shorter Football Super Hawks Night on August 15, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Winthrop-King Centre.
Shorter College and Floyd Medical Center Announce Partnership for Nursing Education - 07/01/09
July 1 - Shorter College and Floyd Medical Center today announced a partnership that will help provide a unique nursing education opportunity in this part of Northwest Georgia.
Shorter College Student Jenica Reed Wins Scholarship, Places in Top 10 in Miss Georgia Pageant - 07/01/09
July 1 - Jenica Reed, crowned Miss Shorter College in March 2009, was awarded the Florida Harrell Scholarship for Performing Arts and placed in the top 10 during the recent Miss Georgia Pageant.
Delta Sigma Phi at Shorter receives prestigious nomination - 06/30/09
June 30 - The national headquarters of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity announced Monday that the Theta Psi chapter at Shorter College is a nominee for the 2009 Pyramid of Excellence Award – the highest honor bestowed upon chapters of the Fraternity.
Whitni Tucker named NAIA's Emil S. Liston Award Winner - 06/26/09
June 26 - Shorter College junior basketball standout Whitni Tucker has been named the female recipient of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' (NAIA) prestigious Emil S. Liston Award as selected by the association's awards committee.
Pitts tabbed to lead Shorter JV football program - 06/22/09
June 22 - Director of Athletics Bill Peterson and head football coach Phil Jones announced today that Shorter College will field a junior varsity football team in 2009.
NATS intern program culminates with student recital - 06/19/09
June 19 - A public recital featuring vocal performances from Shorter College student participants in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) intern program was held yesterday inside Brookes Chapel on the college’s campus.
Shorter College welcomes Andrea Strauss as new director of marching band - 06/15/09
June 15 - Andrea Strauss, a veteran director of bands at Georgia Tech, has now found a home at Shorter College. Dr. Strauss was recently tapped to serve as Shorter College’s director of marching band and assistant director of instrumental activities.
Segebart Named to PDL Team of the Week - 06/10/09
Shorter College defender Kyle Segebart has been named to the Premier Development League's (PDL) Team of the Week as announced by the United Soccer Leagues this afternoon.
Shorter College Selling Old Campus Mailboxes - 06/10/09
June 10 - Shorter College alumni and members of the local community have a chance to own a small piece of the college’s history. Starting July 1, Shorter’s Office of Institutional Advancement will be selling old student mailboxes that were left behind with the recent renovation of the college post office.
Shorter College Adds Online Courses in Sport Management - 06/08/09
June 8 - Shorter College today announced the addition of online learning to its mix of educational tools for students interested in sport management. Registration is now open for fall courses that are scheduled to begin Aug. 24.
Shorter College School of Nursing receives exam tables from Coosa Medical Group - 06/03/09
June 3 - The Shorter College School of Nursing recently received a donation of four medical examination tables courtesy of Coosa Medical Group.
Soccer standouts preparing for 2009 in semi-pro leagues - 06/02/09
June 2 - On the heels of helping the Hawks claim the program’s first SSAC regular season title last fall, four Hawks – Mark Beattie, John Calderwood, Kyle Segebart and Sebastian Stihler – are spending their time away from Rome playing for semi-professional clubs across the country.
Shorter College School of Nursing forms advisory committee; receives praise for first progress report - 05/27/09
May 27 - The Shorter College School of Nursing continues to stay busy this summer as local business and community leaders take part in making sure the new program gets off to the best start possible.
Men's and women's track post top ten finishes at NAIA national championships - 05/24/09
May 24 - The Hawks and Lady Hawks made big charges on the third and final day of the 2009 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships to place fifth and seventh, respectively, in the season’s final meet held at Ralph Korte Stadium in Edwardsville, Ill.
Josh Severns, Becca Thomas Garner Top Awards at SSAC Meetings - 05/20/09
May 20 - Head men's and women's soccer coach Josh Severns earned SSAC Men's Sports Coach of the Year honors and senior softball standout Becca Thomas garnered the league's most prestigious award, 2009 SSAC Female Honor Student Athlete of the Year.
Shorter College welcomes master voice teachers, NATS interns to campus - 05/20/09
May 20 - Four of the nation’s top voice teachers will find a home at Shorter this June, as the college will host the 2009 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Intern Program.
Scott Byrd honored as Mid-South Coach of the Year - 05/18/09
May 18 - The fourth-year coach has been named the 2009 Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year for both men's and women's track and field as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.
Matt Green named Sports Information Director - 05/15/09
May 15 - The Shorter College athletic department announced today the hiring of Matt Green as Sports Information Director.
Shorter College professors honored with awards - 05/13/09
May 13 - Two Shorter College professors, Dr. Sabrena Parton and Lisa Keith, were honored for their dedication to teaching and scholarship during Shorter’s Spring 2009 commencement ceremony.
Shorter College honors faculty, staff members - 05/08/09
May 8 - Shorter College faculty and staff were honored at an appreciation dinner held May 7 on the college’s campus. Ricci Lattanzi, director of operations for Shorter College’s Athletic Department, received the staff member of the year award.
Shorter College to Present Honorary Doctorate at Saturday’s Commencement Exercises- 05/07/09
May 7 - Philanthropist and business executive Harvey M. Gainey will receive the honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Shorter College during the school’s Spring Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 9.
Broome, Thomas named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District - 05/07/09
In the CoSIDA ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Baseball and Softball teams announced today, Shorter College baseball outfielder Jake Broome has been named to the District 3 College Division First Team, while softball pitcher Becca Thomas has been named to the District 3 College Division Second Team. These are the first two Shorter College athletes that have received this recognition from their respective sport.
Shorter College announces incoming student scholarships for 2009-2010 academic year - 05/06/09
May 6 - Fourteen incoming Shorter College students have been awarded scholarships that will either fully or partially pay their tuition, room and board beginning with the Aug. 24 start date of the college’s fall semester.
Lady Hawks Take Home SSAC Sofball Championship - 05/03/09
It took five games and four days to do it, but the Shorter College Lady Hawks softball team can now call themselves the conference champions.
Shorter College Proposal Eyes Improvements at Barron Stadium - 04/30/09
April 30 - To meet the needs of its growing football, soccer and marching band programs, Shorter College has been researching the possibility of building an artificial turf, multi-purpose field on the Rome campus.
Barber Tapped as SSAC Softball Player of the Week - 04/27/09
April 27 - In the final conference weekly softball awards selections from the Southern States Athletic Conference, Shorter College Lady Hawk Elisabeth Barber has been named the Player of the Week.
Shorter College Announces Promotion, Tenure - 04/27/09
April 27 - Two Shorter College faculty members were granted tenure and one was promoted during the spring meeting of the Shorter College Board of Trustees. Dr. Douglas “Chuck” Pearson was promoted to the rank of associate professor of physics and granted tenure. Dr. Linda Lister was also granted tenure.
Hawks, Lady Hawks Track & Field capture Mid-South Conference championships - 04/25/09
April 25 - In the Mid-South Conference Men's and Women's Track and Field Championships the Hawks and Lady Hawks reigned supreme, taking home both championships. This is the second consecutive year for the men's team and the first ever conference championship for the women's team.
Shorter students win top honors at music competition - 04/23/09
April 23 - Four Shorter College students took top honors recently at the Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA) Competition held recently at Kennesaw State University.
Workplace ethics is focus of Shorter College’s Hopkins Institute lecture - 04/23/09
April 23 - Shorter College students were given first-hand knowledge about the evils of corporate fraud Thursday morning as part of Shorter College’s Hopkins Institute of Business Ethics Lectureship.
Philanthropist Harvey N. Gainey to Speak at Commencement on May 9 - 04/23/09
April 23 - Georgia native and philanthropist Harvey N. Gainey will be the featured speaker at Shorter College’s spring 2009 commencement ceremony. Commencement is planned for May 9 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. inside the Winthrop-King Center on the college’s Rome campus.
Hawks Football Ranked 11th in Top 25 Spring Poll - 04/21/09
April 21 - In the third ever NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Spring Poll, the Shorter College Hawks are ranked the 11th team in the country. The 2008 team finished the season with nine wins and three losses, and advanced to the NAIA National Playoff Championship.
Hopkins Institute speaker to educate community, Shorter College students about ethical decisions in the workplace - 04/20/09
April 20 - Prisoner 52071019 has some advice he’d like to share. The convicted white-collar criminal will have his chance next Thursday when he, also known as Walt Pavlo, becomes the first speaker in the Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics Lectureship Series at Shorter.
Shorter offering summer camps to local youth - 4/16/09
April 16 - If the thought of having your child spend this summer in front of the tube all day makes you cringe, why not send them to one of many camps that Shorter College has to offer? From keyboard and theatre to cheerleading and tennis, there’s a camp for every interest.
Professional Studies Program Inducts 22 Students Into Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society - 04/16/09
April 16 - The Shorter College Professional Studies Program inducted 22 students into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society on April 15.
Shorter College to present ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ - 04/13/09
April 13 - Shorter College’s award-winning theatre department will present “The Picture of Dorian Gray” this week inside the college’s Callaway Theatre. Adapted by John Osborne from the novel by Oscar Wilde, “The Picture of Dorian Gray” will open Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.
First Year Lady Hawks Take Home NCA/NDA All-Girl Cheerleading National Championship - 04/10/09
April 10 - In only their first year of competition, the Shorter College Lady Hawks cheerleading team have done what no other group in Shorter athletics has done before: take home a national championship.
Shorter athletics to host 1st Annual Shootout Classic on May 21- 04/09/09
April 9 - On Thursday, May 21, 2009, Shorter College Athletics will host the 1st Annual Shorter Shootout Classic at Barnsley Gardens. This one-of-a-kind event features a sporting clays and golf tournament, with proceeds benefiting the athletic department.
Shorter College SIFE students named “Rookie of the Year” - 04/09/09
April 9 - Shorter College’s Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was recently named “Rookie of the Year” during a regional competition held in Atlanta. “Rookie” honors are given to outstanding teams in their first years of SIFE membership in each regional competition.
Hawks baseball teach YMCA kids fundamentals of game - 04/09/09
April 9 - Trying to hit a 90 mph fastball might be one of the toughest tasks a baseball player has to face, but that's pale in comparison to trying to help a three-year old swing a bat for the first time.
Shorter College professor featured on classical recordings - 04/08/09
April 8 - Shorter College Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Matthew Hoch is featured on two classical CD recordings that were released in March 2009.
Shorter College students win awards at regional voice competition - 04/06/09
April 6 - Eight Shorter College students won a total of 12 awards at the Southeastern Regional Competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) held at the University of South Alabama recently.
Thomas named SSAC Softball Pitcher of the Week, helps set new NAIA record - 04/06/09
April 6 - Becca Thomas has been named the SSAC Pitcher of the Week following two wins last week over Brewton-Parker and Brenau. She was also a part of a pitching squad that broke the NAIA record for most consecutive opponent scoreless innings.
Shorter seniors exhibit artwork and photography in April - 04/06/09
April 6 - Three Shorter College seniors will exhibit their artwork and photography beginning April 13. The works of Lynne Anne Lee, Elisabeth Watts and Lindsay Shaver will be on display in Arnold Gallery.
Shorter College colorguard dominates competition at Indian River Classic - 04/06/09
April 6 - In their first-ever competition appearance, the Shorter College colorguard dominated more than 40 other guards to bring home several notable awards.
University of Kentucky Men’s Chorus to perform at Shorter Monday - 04/03/09
April 3 - The University of Kentucky Men’s Chorus will perform inside Shorter College’s Brookes Chapel on Monday, April 6. The event, which will be from 12 until 12:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Shorter students plan, organize local ‘Up With the Son’ run and praise event - 04/01/09
April 1 - Eric Jackson, Ward Bearden, Jeremy Kirby and Chris Poole have all volunteered their time in order to make the “Up With the Son Wildwood Run/Praise and Worship Rally” a complete success.
Shorter College Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization - 03/31/09
March 31 - WINCHESTER, Va. – The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) announced today the accreditation of Shorter College of Rome, GA.
Shorter College establishes online courses, names director - 03/31/09
March 31 - A Shorter College education is becoming more accessible thanks to the addition of online courses. College President Dr. Harold E. Newman today announced Shorter’s plans to offer classes through an online format beginning this summer.
Shorter football announces 2009 schedule - 03/31/09
March 31 - The Shorter College Hawks football team has released their schedule for the 2009 season, playing six games at Barron Stadium in Rome, with five games away
Art exhibit highlights work of four Shorter College students - 03/30/09
March 30 - Artwork from Shorter College’s most dedicated and creative art students will be on display as part of an eight-day exhibition that begins Wednesday.
Shorter professor to sing in world premiere opera - 03/27/09
March 27 - Shorter College’s professor Linda Lister will play a lead role in “Picnic,” a world premiere opera that will debut April 2 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Shorter College’s William D. and Mary Ann Knight competition finals planned for April 5 - 03/26/09
March 26 - The eighth annual William D. and Mary Ann Knight Performers’ Scholarship Competition will take place on Sunday, April 5, at 3 p.m. inside Shorter College’s Brookes Chapel.
Terry named assistant vice president for academic projects at Shorter College - 03/26/09
March 26 - Sandra Terry has been named assistant vice president for academic projects at Shorter College. In this role, Terry is responsible for the coordination of academic projects related to the college’s strategic plan.
Five Shorter football players selected for College Fanz Sports Network's NAIA Football "Senior Classic" - 03/25/09
March 25 - The initial rosters for the 3rd annual College Fanz/Victory Sports Network NAIA "Senior Classic" have been released with five Shorter College players making the 'Nationals' roster.
Celebrate Shorter puts the focus on student achievement and success - 03/25/09
March 25 - Success and achievement will be the focus of the day on April 1 as Shorter College observes its annual Celebrate Shorter day. From science and business presentations to award-winning poetry readings and theatre showcases, all academic aspects of the college will be recognized.
Martinovic, Frechette named NAIA Women's Basketball All-American; Tucker named NAIA Scholar Athlete - 03/25/09
March 25 - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2009 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball All-America teams, and Shorter College's Katarina Martinovic has been named to the Second Team, while Nicole Frechette has been named Honorable Mention. Additionally, Whitni Tucker has been named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete for maintaining a 3.5 GPA last season.
GFIC study sets Shorter College’s economic impact at $84.95 million - 03/24/209
March 24 - Shorter College created an $84.95 million boost to the economy of northwest Georgia during the 2007 fiscal year, according to a recently released economic impact study commissioned by the Georgia Foundation for Independent Colleges.
Shorter College Trustee Chairman Nelson Price to hold book signing at Rome Barnes & Noble - 03/24/09
March 24 - A new historical novel by well-known author and minister Dr. Nelson Price offers fresh insights into the resurrection of Christ.
Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow event gives interview fashion tips, chance to speed network - 03/23/09
March 23 - Shorter College students were given a crash course in how to dress for success at a fashion show and speed-networking event held Thursday evening inside the Fitton Student Union.
Finn promoted to dean of Shorter College’s School of Business Management - 03/18/09
March 18 - Dr. Barbara Finn has been named dean of Shorter College’s School of Business Management. The school is part of the college’s Professional Studies Program for working adults.
Roberts joins Shorter’s Office of Student Engagement and Success - 03/18/09
March 18 - Rebecca Roberts has been selected to serve as advising coordinator and assistant director in Shorter College’s Office of Student Engagement and Success.
Softball moves up three spots in NAIA top 25; rated first in SSAC - 03/17/09
In the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' first top 25 softball poll, the Shorter College Lady Hawks have moved up three spots from their preseason ranking into the #12 spot. Additionally, the Lady Hawks were rated first in the Southern States Athletic Conference.
Shorter College junior Justin Maxey places first in organ competition - 03/17/09
March 17 - Shorter College junior Justin Maxey won first place in the American Guild of Organists Competition (AGO) for Young Organists recently and will now go on to compete regionally.
Broome Named First SSAC Softball Player of the Weekk - 03/16/09
March 17 - In the first selection of the year, Shorter College Lady Hawk Charlsie Broome was named the Southern States Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week, for March 9-15.
Competition speaking team earns recognition at state competition - 03/06/09
March 6 - The Shorter College Competitive Speaking Team earned high ratings in their first state competition on Feb. 28, 2009. Haley Smith earned second place in the after-dinner speech category, and Chris Cannon earned sixth place in prose interpretation.
Pranciliauskas named All-Conference; Five Named All-Academic - 03/04/09
March 4 - At the annual end-of-year conference banquet on Wednesday night before the Southern States Athletic Conference basketball tournament, Tomas Pranciliauskas was named to the All-Conference team - one of only 16 athletes in the SSAC.
Lady Hawks Take Major SSAC Awards at Tournament Banquet - 03/04/09
March 4 - The Shorter College women's basketball team made some noise at the 2008-09 Southern States Athletic Conference end-of-year banquet on Wednesday night at Shorter's Winthrop-King Centre.
Junior Jenica Reed crowned Miss Shorter 2009 - 03/04/09
March 4 - Shorter College junior Jenica Reed earned the Miss Shorter College crown Tuesday night on stage at the Callaway Theater and was awarded a $2,000 scholarship.
Shorter staff member Emily Messer honored with prestigious award - 03/03/09
March 3 - Emily Messer, Shorter College’s director of student activities, was honored with the Roger B. Winston Outstanding New Professional Award at the Georgia College Personnel Association’s (GCPA) 40th annual conference held in Athens last week.
2009 SSAC Men's Basketball Tournament will be hosted by Shorter College, Mar. 5-7 - 03/03/09
March 3 - For all the latest information regarding the tournament, including ticket prices, bracket, program, information on Rome, and more, check out the new tournament site located here.
Shorter College radio station receives upgrade - 03/03/09
March 3 - Shorter College’s student-produced radio station, SC 49, now boasts a professional 13-channel audio mixer board thanks to the generosity of several local individuals.
Shorter students score high at voice competition - 03/02/09
March 2 - Shorter College students made an impressive showing at a recent Georgia National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition held at Kennesaw State University.
Emory professor speaks on gender and environmental history - 02/24/09
February 24 - Dr. Ellen Griffith Spears was the featured speaker Tuesday morning for Shorter College’s bi-annual Whitworth-Muldrow Lectureship.
Qavotstaraj Waddell Named SSAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week - 02/23/09
February 23 - For his performances in the second to last week of the regular season, Shorter College Hawks basketball center Qavotstaraj Waddell has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Week, for games against Berry College and Southern Wesleyan University.
Hawks Football Hold Fourth Annual Banquet - 02/22/09
February 22 - The Shorter College Hawks football team held their fourth annual football banquet on Sunday night in the capacity-filled Winthrop-King Centre, to honor their 9-4 season, which included a berth in the NAIA National Football Championship playoffs.
Kettering named as senior network architect at Shorter College - 02/13/09
February 13 - Travis Kettering has joined the information technology staff at Shorter College as senior network architect. In this role, Kettering will be responsible for maintaining and designing the college’s support network.
Shorter College to present “Thoroughly Modern Millie" - 02/12/09
February 12 - Shorter College’s award-winning theatre department will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie” this month at the Callaway Theatre.
Shorter College joins Council for Christian Colleges and Universities - 02/04/09
February 4 - Shorter College announced today that it has been approved as the 111th member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The membership was made official during CCCU’s Presidents Conference held Jan. 29-31.
Meyer named Shorter College’s Director of Library Services - 02/04/09
February 4 - Deborah Meyer has been named Shorter College’s Director of Library Services and Associate Librarian. Meyer, who lives in Calhoun with her husband and 7-year-old daughter, comes to Shorter with 24 years of library experience.
Shorter College weather sirens to sound Wednesday - 01/29/09
January 29 - Shorter College will participate in the statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The drill is expected to begin at 9 a.m. and end around 9:30 a.m., during which time Shorter’s on-campus sirens will sound and “take cover” instructions will be announced.
Shorter College student honored with fraternity award - 01/29/09
January 29 - Shorter College senior Justin Davis was recently honored for his service to the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity. Davis, a piano pedagogy major from Jasper, received the Olin G. Parker Leadership Award.
Shorter Alum Cliff Flagello Receives Prestigious Orioles' Community Service Award - 01/28/09
January 28 - Since being drafted in 2007 by the Baltimore Orioles in the 25th round, former Shorter College baseball ace Cliff Flagello has been anything but quiet.
Pianist to perform recital at Montgomery First Baptist - 01/28/09
January 28 - Pianist David Oliver will present a concert Monday, Feb. 9, at First Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery. The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Oliver will perform works by J. S. Bach, Schubert, Chopin and Skryabin.
Bi-annual lecture taking place at Shorter College February 24 - 01/28/09
January 28 - The 2009 Whitworth-Muldrow Lectureship at Shorter College will focus on “Gender, Justice and American Environmental History.” The event will be held Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. inside Brookes Chapel. The public is invited at no charge.
Roby captures regional win in voice competition - 01/21/09
January 21 - Rachel Roby, a senior vocal performance major at Shorter College, walked away with top honors at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Southern Division Competition for Young Artists held Jan. 18.
Award-winning pianist/Shorter professor performing recital - 01/20/09
January 20 - Shorter College’s Distinguished Professor of Piano William Knight will perform a recital at 3 p.m. on Jan. 25 in Brookes Chapel, just one day after celebrating his 80th birthday.
Lady Hawks Basketball Enter NAIA Top 25 Poll - 01/19/09
January 19 - Fueled by the 70-63 win over conference foe and nationally-ranked Lee University, Shorter College broke into the NAIA Women's Basketball Top 25 Coaches' Poll at No. 24, the NAIA announced Monday.
Frechette's Two Double-Doubles Earn SSAC Player of the Week Honors - 01/19/09
January 19 - Nicole Frechette, earned her 1000th career point against Reinhardt, got her sixth and seventh double-doubles of the season, and she also was instrumental in her first-ever win against the 5th-ranked Lee University Lady Flames - all of which culminated today with her being named the SSAC Player of the Week.
Pranciliauskas Named SSAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week - 01/19/09
January 19 - After an emotional win over Lee University on Saturday night, Shorter College Hawks' men's basketball star Tomas Pranciliauskas was named the Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Week, for the week ending Jan. 18.
Phil Jones receives 2008 FCA Grant Teaff Coach of the Year honor - 01/14/09
January 14 - Shorter College head coach Phil Jones has been awarded the prestigious 2008 Grant Teaff Coach of the Year by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the national organization announced Tuesday.
2008: A record year for Shorter Athletics - 01/09/09
January 9 - There were a lot of smiles seen around the Winthrop-King Center, home to Shorter College's athletic department, during the final days of 2008 - and with good reason.
Gable joins financial aid office at Shorter College - 01/09/09
January 9 - Recent Shorter College graduate Jill Gable has joined the financial aid staff of the college’s Professional Studies Program.
Shorter’s Arnold Gallery to feature work of Eilis Crean - 01/07/09
January 7 - Shorter College’s Art Department will present “Presence,” an exhibit of work by artist Eilis Crean, from Jan. 20 until Feb. 20. Crean, assistant professor of painting at the University of West Georgia, will host an artist lecture on Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. inside Shorter’s Arnold Gallery.
Shorter Soccer Player Tamar Watson Injured in One-vehicle Accident - 01/05/09
January 5 - Shorter College is saddened to report that student Tamar Watson was injured in a one-vehicle accident on the outskirts of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad on January 4. Watson, a member of the Shorter women’s soccer team, is in critical condition at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
Shorter Establishes Military Discount for Professional Studies Students - 01/05/09
January 5 - Shorter College is now offering tuition discounts for students enrolled in the Professional Studies Program who have served the United States through military duty.
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