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