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Dr. Ken Wheeler will speak about his recent sabbatical at President’s College, which is open to the public, on Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. Photo by Jeff Reed

Reinhardt University is continuing its free-and-open-to-the-public President’s College this academic year, kicking off with two renowned professors who recently returned from the University’s first-ever sabbaticals.

“The President’s College is a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to come to Reinhardt University and learn about different topics taught by our esteemed faculty,” said University Provost Dr. Mark Roberts. “All President’s College events are free, and members of the community are invited to stay for dinner in our Gordy Dining Center.”

Dr. Kenneth H. Wheeler, professor of history, will speak Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. about “Cherokee and White Interactions of the 1830s: Tensions, Memories and Implications.” The event will be held in the newly renovated Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center Community Room.

Wheeler recently returned from sabbatical, which allowed him to give attention to his second book focusing on the Etowah Valley from the Southern gold rush and Cherokee Removal during the 1830s through the Civil War.

Dr. Curt Lindquist is pictured with his wife, Mary. He will be speaking at the President’s College in November.

Dr. Curt Lindquist, professor of religion, will be the speaker for the Nov. 1 President’s College. Lindquist spent the Spring 2017 semester on sabbatical where he visited Southeast Asia, India, Egypt, Israel and Spain. The focus of his sabbatical was to improve the general education course entitled “Moral Responsibility.” Lindquist’s talk, “Sabbatical 2017: An Experiment in Mind, Spirit and Body,” will be held Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. in the Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center Community Room.