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3/4/03 - Isherwood Inauguration Celebrates College and Community

For Dr. J. Thomas Isherwood, his impending Inauguration as the 19th president of Reinhardt College would be a highlight of his career in education, but he also wanted it to be a highlight for Reinhardt College and its family of students, faculty, staff and friends. In seeing his plans through, the Inauguration committee has planned a week of social, academic and formal events to celebrate the College and its new president.

Listed below is a run-down of the week's events:

  • A North Fulton Center Celebration
    Monday, March 25, 2003 ~ 7 - 8:30 p.m.
    The North Fulton Center of Reinhardt College
    4100 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 250, Alpharetta, Ga.
    (This event gives Reinhardt's North Fulton students and alumni and friends in the area a chance to meet Dr. Isherwood)
  • A Chapel Service
    Tuesday, March 25, 2003 ~ 11:30 a.m.
    Blanche Hagan Chapel
  • Reinhardt Family Night
    Tuesday, March 25, 2003
    Buffet Dinner 5 - 7 p.m. ~ Entertainment 7 to 8 p.m.
    W. Frank and Evelyn J. Gordy Center
    (This event is a celebration for students, faculty and staff, and it will feature entertainment by members of the faculty.)
  • A Poetry Reading
    by Maurice Manning, Winner of 2000 Yale Series of Younger Poets
    Wednesday, March 26, 2003 ~ 2 p.m.
    Floyd A. and Fay W. Falany Performing Arts Center, Room 116
    (Maurice Manning is the nephew of Dr. and Mrs. Isherwood. The Yale Series of Younger Poets is the longest-running poetry prize in America, and is widely considered as one of the most prestigious. The competition is open to any American under age 40 who has not yet published a book of poetry. Maurice Manning won for his manuscript Lawrence Booth's Book of Visions. The manuscript was published in book form in July 2001.
    Taken from Yale University Press website:
    "Manning's compelling poems take us on a wild ride through the life of a man child in the rural south. Presenting a cast of allegorical and symbolic, yet very real, characters, the poems have "authority, daring, [and] a language of color and movement," says series judge W.S. Merwin."
  • Reinhardt Community Celebration
    Featuring the Bluegrass Music of Doyle Lawson & QuickSilver and Seven Dollar Parking
    Wednesday, March, 26, 2003 %7e 7:30 p.m.
    Floyd A. and Fay W. Falany Performing Arts Center
    (Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver began in 1979 pushing their sound of �smooth, intricate, astonishingly perfect vocal harmonies, innovative song arrangements and instrumental work�. The band has won numerous awards for their work, and they regularly headline major gospel and bluegrass festivals throughout the United States, including their own festival in Denton, N.C. For more information, check their website at Seven Dollar Parking is a local group, which includes Jay Wallace '85, Reinhardt alumni board of governors president, Barry Satterfield, Perry McKinney, Brian Wallace '77 and Junior Cook. This event serves as a celebration of Reinhardt's history in the community of Waleska and Cherokee County.
  • Inauguration Installation Ceremony
    Thursday, March 27, 2003 %7e 11 a.m.

    Floyd A. and Fay W. Falany Performing Arts Center
    (This is the formal ceremony installing Dr. Isherwood as the 19th president of the College. Students, faculty, staff, board of trustee members, delegates from other colleges/universities, as well as, family and friends of Dr. and Mrs. Isherwood have been invited to the ceremony)
  • Inauguration Luncheon
    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Gordy Center
    (Student luncheon will take place in the Student Center and will be catered by The Varsity)
    Longtime community friends of the College, as well as, students, faculty and staff were invited. If seats are available after our response date, we will open the event to the public at a first come, first serve basis. When that time comes, local Cherokee County media will be notified.

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