To entertain, inspire, uplift, and comfort members of the Southern community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we present SouthernShares, a series of video performances and presentations by faculty, students, staff, and other members of the Southern family.

Share Your Video

While you're staying home and staying safe, enjoy these heartfelt performances by your fellow Owls, and consider sharing one of your own. Contact Betsy Beacom at if you'd like to receive guidelines for making your own SouthernShares video.

Two Tunes of Hopefulness
Performed by Wesley O'Brien

Music to Calm the Soul
Introduced by Walter Stutzman

"We Shall Overcome"
David Chevan and Warren Byrd

"Our Sides of the Bridge", Spoken Word for Black Lives Matter
Briana Shea, graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program

"Life's Escalator of Forgiveness" A Confessional Poem
Melissa Lynn Healey, Professional Writing Intern, SCSU English on the Web

"At Connecticut River Motocross" Read
Natalie Schriefer, university assistant in the Social Work department

Digital Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Jenna Palermo, Sandra Theoharatos, Brigid Weiner, Lia Davido, and Asia Williams

Digital Senior Thesis Exhibitions by Studio Art Students
Digital Senior Thesis Exhibitions by Studio Art Students 2

Making Pottery by Greg Cochenet
Greg Cochenet, Professor of Art, Ceramics, Music by The SCSU Guitar Ensemble

Two Poems
Benjamin A. Coombs, student

"Tomorrow Will Be Kinder" by The Secret Sisters
Karyn Watts, Political Science Department secretary, and Jacqueline Isabella, History Department secretary

"You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" by Bob Dylan
Lee J. deLisle and the Nosmo Kings

"Moving On": A Poem
Jennifer Hudson, Faculty Development Associate

"Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day
David Lee, an education major in the class of 2022

"Birds": A Poem
Genevieve Jaser, a junior IDS major: English and Communication

"Honey Bear" by Bryant Oden
Michaela Natal, graduate student in the Communication Disorders Department

Art Department Students

Art students like to share, too! While studying remotely this semester, Art Department students were busy making art -- sculpture, paintings, drawings, graphic design, and more -- and sharing it online, on the Art Department's Instagram page -- -- and EA216, the virtual Earl Hall 216, a space created for the Graphic Design Program at Southern: Drop by both virtual galleries and enjoy some student art!

Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun"
John Young, retired SCSU IT Director

Two Poems
Jeff Mock, professor of English, director of SCSU's MFA in Creative Writing Program

To My Elementary Speech Teacher, Mrs. Rosenside
Rachel Furey, assistant professor of English

Rise Up
Troi Lloyd, Member of the Class of 2023, Education/Liberal Studies major

For Anyone Who's Missing Someone
Performed by Nick Pinkerton, director of University Counseling Services

A Message to the World
Theatre Department Chair Mike Skinner and his family

The Poet
A poem by CSU professor Vivian Shipley, read by her granddaughter, Isabella Jokl

An Improvisation
Mark Kuss, Professor of Music