Welcome New Vice Presidents of Finance and Administration and Advancement

Two new vice presidents have been appointed to serve on the administration of Reinhardt University. David Leopard is the Vice President for Finance and Administration; he replaced Robert G. "Bob" McKinnon, who served in the position from March 2008 until his retirement in March 2015. Timothy A. "Tim" Norton is the Vice President for Advancement; Norton filled the position of JoEllen Bell Wilson '61, who retired from Reinhardt after serving in many roles for 33 years (July 1982-2015).

Scientists Search For Georgia's Elusive Pine Snake

In the woods of north Georgia, there's an animal that has barely been studied.


It's a big one: a snake that can get up to 6 feet long and makes a loud noise when it's scared. It's called the pine snake, and scientists wonder if it's truly rare, which could trigger strict protections, or if it's just rarely seen.


Searching For Snakes


Dr. Zach Felix stands at the top of a hill and looks down into a tangle of kudzu and thorny, wild raspberry bushes. He's listening to a radio signal that's coming from a snake. It beeps every second or so.


Felix, associate professor of biology at Reinhardt, has been trying to learn more about the mysterious lives of pine snakes.




*this article is featured on WABE.org and was broadcast on WABE/90.1 - July 21.


Student-Athletes Take Home NAIA Honors

Reinhardt's Randi Wimpy and Taylor Braselton were each named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association NAIA East Region First Team.

Wimpy also repeated as an NAIA Softball First Team All-American.

Maksim Yorsh made RU men's tennis history when the junior was named an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American.

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Officer Matthew Akins getting sworn in as a police officer for the Carver College Police Department.

Police Academy Alumnus Earns Commendation for Heroic Service

Officer Matthew Akins (Class 15-001) was recently recognized by the Carver College Police Department for his heroic acts on July 1, 2015. He was awarded a Letter of Commendation from Chief R. Collins for courage above and beyond the call of duty.


Watch to learn more...



SOAR and Lady SOAR Earn Top Honors at Mascot Camp

Reinhardt's SOAR and Lady SOAR recently  won two awards! The  Superior Award was earned based on three field walks (routines), and the Camp Improvement Award was presented for their vast improvement in the four days at camp.    

They received instruction by: "Gnash" Nashville Predators, "South Paw" University of South Alabama, "Smokey" University of Tennessee, and "WAVEE DAVE" Jackson State University.  

The UCA (Universal Cheerleaders Association) College Spirit Camp at the University of Alabama is the second largest UDA (Universal Dance Association) camp in the country, with 40 different mascots in attendance. 


The search to find a coach to lead Reinhardt University's six-time defending Appalachian Athletic Conference softball team has come to a close. The Department of Athletics named Jade Geuther to take over as the next head coach of the program. Geuther officially starts Aug. 3.

"We were looking for a proven winner in our search," said Bill Popp, RU Director of Athletics. "Coach Geuther did a remarkable job with limited resources at her previous position, and her record really speaks for itself. We truly believe that she is the perfect person to help the Lady Eagles take that final step and win a national championship."

Save the Date! 5K for A DAY!

Join us for the 2015 5K for A Day on Saturday, Sept. 19, beginningg in Cannon Park

 in downtown Canton, Ga.


Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:00 a.m. Rain or shine!


Register online at www.reinhardt.edu/5k 


All major age place groups will be awarded, and overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies for male and female will be given.


Proceeds will benefit Reinhardt University scholarships for students. 




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