The Salem College soccer team earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2011-2012 school year. This is the 2nd straight year the team has been honored with the award, which is acquired by having a team cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic school year. The Spirits obtained a team GPA of 3.13 last year.
Barbara Lister-Sink, Director of the Salem College School of Music, will perform and teach in Sydney, Australia, in January.
The Salem College basketball team is set to start their 2012-2013 this weekend at the Jackie Ammons Tournament hosted by William Peace University. Head Coach Anita Howard will kickoff her first season with 11 new players.
Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones will speak and perform at Salem Nov. 9-10.
The Salem College volleyball team is slated to play Emory University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the host site of Christopher Newport in Newport News, Virginia. Emory is currently ranked 6th in the country and 2nd in the South Atlantic Region with a 31-5 overall record.
The Salem College volleyball team used the momentum from a dramatic comeback in the semifinals to upset top-seeded Huntingdon and win their first-ever Great South Championship. The Spirits were down 0-2 to Agnes Scott in the semifinal before they stormed back to defeat them 3-2. They went on to roll by the #1 seed Hawks of Huntingdon 3-1 in the championship match. They will now wait for the NCAA Division III brackets to see who they play in the NCAA Tournament with their automatic bid.
The Great South Athletic Conference announced their women’s soccer postseason award winners on Thursday morning and 8 Salem soccer student-athletes were earned honors. Salem’s Tarryn Bundy (West Deptford, NJ) claimed the prestigious Freshman of the Year distinction while her head coach, Jay Callahan, earned the Coach of the Year nod after guiding the Spirits to the league’s top seed heading into this weekend’s conference tournament. Clara Kienzle from Agnes Scott won the Player of the Year, but she was followed closely by Sawyer Ferguson (Billings, MT) and Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC) who came in 2nd and 3rd in Player of the Year voting.
Associate Director of the School of Music and assistant professor of voice Cristy Lynn Brown will perform as a guest soloist with the North Carolina Master Chorale.
The Salem College cross country team had 3 runners honored this weekend at the Great South Championships hosted by Spelman. The team finished 1 point behind the Champion Jaguars of Spelman in the meet.
The Salem College soccer team clinched the first-ever Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) Regular Season Championship in Salem College history today. The Spirits won 6-0 against Wesleyan College to improve to 9-1 in the Great South and 15-3 overall. Based on conference tie-breaker rules, the Spirits win the title over Covenant.
Paige Ketchum recorded two shutouts this week in two very important Great South wins for Salem. She recorded seven key saves in a 1-0 win against Covenant, and three saves in a 2-0 win against Agnes Scott. The Spirits now have six straight shutouts and improve to 13-3 overall and 7-1 in the GSAC.
Jeannette M. Rork was recently named Salem's Registrar and Director of Institutional Research.
The groundbreaking, scheduled for December, will mark the first new building on campus since 1982.
Members of the Salem team participated in the event to bring awareness to abuse issues.
Stephanie Hubbard anchored a defense that recorded three shut-outs in a 4-0 week for the Spirits. Hubbard also scored 2 goals and added an assist this week for 5 points. Salem defeated Warren Wilson, Methodist, Huntingdon, and Wesleyan to improve to 10-3 overall and 4-1 in the Great South.
Ferguson scored 3 goals to help Salem to a 2-0 week. She scored game-winning goals in road wins over Ferrum and Agnes Scott to help the Spirits to a 6-2 overall record and 2-0 in the GSAC. Ferguson scored twice against the Scotties in a come from behind 2-1 victory.
The conference featured workshops with business professionals and a keynote by actress Kathy Najimy.
Dr. John Hutton designed the 2012 holiday card for the White House Historical Association.
Barbara Sostaita will represent Salem at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.
Another first-year dynamo, Ferguson has scored 6 goals and added an assist in the Spirits first five games of the season. Her 13 points to date have propelled Salem to a 3-2 start to the season. Ferguson also tallied game-winning goals for the Spirits against Emory & Henry and William Peace to show a flair for the dramatic and earn Player of the Week honors.
The School of Music celebrates John and Margaret Mueller with a symposium and gala recital.
The Salem College basketball team volunteered to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem. There were 15 basketball student-athletes present for the service project.
Keynote speaker Kathy Najimy headlines the conference for college women.
This year's incoming class is one of the largest in school history.
A new composition by Margaret Vardell Sandresky will debut at Harvard University in September.