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Reinhardt University awarded grant for library exhibit

Erika Neldner Reinhardt University students and faculty will collaborate on a library and online exhibit beginning next fall thanks to the Humanities Research for the Public Good Grant from the Council of Independent Colleges. Dr. Donna ...
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#AfterReinhardt: Stanley Porter remembers segregation, community service

Stanley Porter, 1970 Stanley Porter was welcomed with open arms at Reinhardt College in August of 1969. It was a time of racial turmoil, and while his journey began as intimidating, he didn’t let fear get in the way of his education or professional success. “My parents sort of prepared me for what I might face from a discriminatory standpoint,” said Porter. “Thankfully, that never happened.  Reinhardt was a new experience for me. It was a warm environment, and, in my opinion, a very good school. It was my first ...
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#FacultyFriday: Mellanie Robinson values mentorship for students and self

Dr. Mellanie Robinson With more than 20 years of experience in middle grades and higher education, Dr. Mellanie Robinson knows that good teachers not only mentor students, but also continue to learn from mentors in their own field. “During my first year at Reinhardt University, Dr. Ann Smith provided me with words of encouragement and so many valuable teaching resources,” said Robinson, an assistant professor of education. “Dr. Theresa Ast has also been very instrumental in my career development. She was extremely supportive when I was preparing to go up for tenure ...
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Susan Scrivner ’15 utilizes unique experiences in her Road #AfterReinhardt

Susan Scrivner earned a degree in biology from Reinhardt and is now working for the Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority. From learning plant taxonomy to studying abroad in Ecuador, trapping pine snakes with Dr. Zach ...
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Campus Ministries Fall Retreat renews spirits at Camp Gideon

Campus Ministry spent a few days during fall break to relax and renew their spirits. Photo by Jordan Beach Fall Break, a much-needed time of rest, and those who traveled with Campus Ministries to Camp Gideon ...
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Reinhardt University Theatre to perform ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Reinhardt Theatre will be performing a “groovy” version of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the new Reinhardt University Theater next month. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a Shakespearean comedy that keeps the audience laughing ...
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#FacultyFriday: Dr. SimonPeter Gomez channels father’s compassion for students

Dr. SimonPeter Gomez The phone rang unexpectedly at 11 p.m. Dr. SimonPeter Gomez was watching the Boston Celtics with his father during winter break from his senior year at Bridgewater College when he answered the call. ...
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#AfterReinhardt: Julie Peppers ‘06 remains local while pursuing education career

Julie Peppers '06 For nearly 15 years Julie Peppers has been making an impact on the lives of children in the Cherokee County School District. Peppers’ success as a student at Reinhardt and her servant heart ...
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The University Opera to bring Fright and Fantasy to Flint Hall Oct. 25-26

In Spring 2018, Reinhardt's School of Performing Arts presented La Perichole. This month, they will perform a spooky opera just in time for Halloween. Photo by Jeff Reed Reinhardt University’s Opera program is keeping it spooky ...
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#FacultyFriday: Dr. Strazzullo wants all students to understand mathematics

Dr. Francesco Strazzullo at the award ceremony of the Reinhardt-Cherokee County School District Math Tournament in November 2017. Math is something everyone uses at some point every day, and Dr. Francesco Strazzullo strives to change students’ ...
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Dr. Daniel’s Strategic Management course places seventh worldwide in business simulation

Dr. Tony Daniel is pictured with his Global Business class. Photo by Jordan Beach Dr. Anthony Daniel began using the Global Business (GLO-BUS) simulation to teach students decision-making skills based on concepts discussed during class and ...
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Senior Kaleb Harkins ‘19 publishes project in undergraduate research journal

Kaleb Harkins After reading the autobiography of Ernesto Che Guevara for Dr. Jennifer Summey’s honors reading room, Kaleb Harkins’ class was asked to complete their final project by answering the question “who is Che Guevara?” and ...
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Community joins together to celebrate Reinhardt University Theater opening

Dr. Kina Mallard smiles as she listens to David Nisbet tell of his excitement of the new Reinhardt University Theater on opening night for 'Little Shop of Horrors.' Trustee Lynn Johnston, Trustee Sharon Bartels, Steve Dietz ...
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Reinhardt’s focus on energy efficiency earns $19K Georgia Power rebate

Georgia Power presented Reinhardt University a rebate check for nearly $20,000. The energy savings stem from the energy efficient components of Reinhardt's newly completed construction projects. When the Reinhardt University Theater, Eagles View residence hall and ...
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Fanczi ‘20 finds success as a writer, “living my dream now”

Jessie Fanczi By Madelyn Montgomery Jessie Fanczi, junior creative writing major, is already building her resume as she has been accepted for publication in “Blue Marble Review,” earning her first paid publications, as well as being ...
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#FacultyFriday: Dr. Mason Conklin promotes independence through music courses

Dr. Mason Conklin By Jordan Beach Walking into their first college course at 8 a.m. Monday morning can be a moment of nerves, apprehension and uncertainty for freshmen, but for Dr. Mason Conklin, it is his ...
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Simms Garden dedicated at Reinhardt University’s newly expanded Gordy Dining Center

Nancy Simms and Dr. Kina Mallard are pictured at the monument in the recently dedicated Simms Garden. Photo by Erika Neldner By Timothy A. Norton Nancy Simms, having extended the legacy of her family, more particularly ...
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Ted Vigil to perform a John Denver musical tribute Nov. 8

By Jessica Akers Bearing a striking resemblance to John Denver, and referred to by one published source as having an “uncanny physical and vocal resemblance to Denver,” Ted Vigil will present his musical tribute to Denver ...
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Jonathan Kissee ’13, ’16 excels in Law Enforcement, appreciates ‘real-world’ experienced professors

Woodstock Police Det. Jonathan Kissee By Madelyn Montgomery Alumnus Jonathan Kissee ’13, ‘16 has reached his first career goal of being a detective for the Woodstock Police Department assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division in March ...
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Born to Run 5K raises scholarship support for Cherokee Scholars

Gavin Akers won first place in his age category at the 4th Annual Born to Run 5K Sept. 15. Photo by Jordan Beach By Jordan Beach The 4th Annual Born to Run 5K Run/Walk, held Sept. ...
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#FacultyFriday: Adjunct Bob Anders contributes his business professionalism in the classroom

Bob Anders By Jordan Beach Professors who have real-world experience in the fields they are teaching can impart knowledge and develop skillsets in students that a textbook cannot. For the last 17 years, adjunct professor Bob ...
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Reinhardt’s Bill Popp named NAIA Athletic Director of the Year

Bill Popp, vice president for athletics and athletic director, has been named the NAIA Athletic Director of the Year. By Mike DeVader & Erika Neldner After one of the finest years both in the classroom and ...
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Reinhardt launches anti-litter campaign, ‘Pick It Up’

By Jordan Beach Reinhardt’s “University in a Park” captures most people’s hearts at first sight, and it’s important that members of the Reinhardt community and their guests appreciate and respect the beautiful surroundings in which to ...
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#AfterReinhardt: Luke Madden ‘18 embarks on journey to earn MFA in Creative Writing

Luke Madden By Jordan Beach Luke Madden ‘18 always had an interest in a diverse range of subject areas, leading him to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and that program’s top award for ...
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Reinhardt jumps in rankings again at U.S. News & World Report, College Consensus

Reinhardt University’s continuing growth, strength and commitment to its students is being recognized, once again, in recently released U.S. News & World Report and College Consensus rankings. Reinhardt jumped to the 25th spot in the 2019 ...
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Elvis is ‘in the house’ at the Falany

Travis LeDoyt Travel back in time to a 1960s Elvis concert with look-a-like tribute artist Travis LeDoyt at the Falany Performing Arts Center on Sept. 23. LeDoyt was featured in a two-page photo spread in the ...
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Reinhardt addresses critical nursing shortage

By Jordan Beach & Erika Neldner Reinhardt University has answered the call for more professional, highly trained nurses as the need for health care services increases, enrolling more than 40 students in its first two cohorts in the newly established Cauble School ...
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