Reinhardt's Funk Heritage Center to celebrate Georgia history this month

Reinhardt University will celebrate Georgia's rich cultural heritage in February with varied activities at its Funk Heritage Center.

The Cherokee County campus will host two lectures on the history of indigenous Creek Indians and the unique democratic role of women as well as a discussion of new insight into the role of the Ku Klux Clan.

The following events are free and open to the public.

Between Two Worlds: Creek Women, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m.
The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m.
Indian Removal and Party Politics in Georgia, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m.

Introducing Dorothy Rogers Tilly
Georgia's Most Prominent White Woman Civil Rights Activist

by Dr. Kenneth H. Wheeler, Reinhardt Professor of History

Decades before the modern civil rights movement, Dorothy Rogers Tilly '99 was an anti-lynching activist, leading boycotts and mobilizing churchwomen in campaigns for racial equality and social reform. As a member of President Harry S. Truman's civil rights commission, she did important work. In our own time that still includes racial strife, it is heartening to know that Reinhardt has a history of contributing graduates who saw compelling issues and tackled the problems of society head-on.

Tilly was one of several Rogers family members at Reinhardt. Her father, Richard, led Reinhardt as president from 1896-1901. A Methodist minister, he and his wife, Fannie, moved to Waleska with their many children in tow. One elder daughter, Lois, joined the faculty to teach English language, literature and history. Other Rogers children enrolled as students.

Read More about the life of Dorothy Rogers Tilly... 
Reinhardt Black History Month Events

Reinhardt University's Black History Month observance lasts the entire month of February and features activities that celebrate the many accomplishments and the proud heritage of African-Americans.  Reinhardt's annual observance of Black History Month includes symposiums, performances and film screenings.

African Dance & Drum Workshop

Tuesday, February 16, 5:00p.m. | Bannister Glasshouse

Race and Reinhardt - Making a Difference Here and Beyond - RU Commemorates 50 Years of Integration
Thursday, February 18, 3:30p.m. | Bannister Glasshouse

Movie Night: 42: The Jackie Robinson story
Friday, February 19, 8:00p.m. | Bannister Glasshouse

The Art of Spoken Word with Lady Caress, Bannister Glasshouse
Tuesday, February 23, 8:00p.m. | Bannister Glasshouse

Sports Headlines
Eagles Sign 55 on Signing Day
Reinhardt's football team added even more names to its roster Wednesday as the Eagles signed 55 student-athletes as part of National Signing Day 2016.

"Any time you bring in about 60 kids, you're really doing nice work," said RU head coach Drew Cronic . "Our coaches did an outstanding job. People are taking notice of us. We're being very warmly received in high schools, and people are really buying in to what we're doing up here."

Cronic feels this year's recruiting class will benefit the team in the upcoming year and in years going forward. "We met a lot of needs," he said. "You recruit not just to replace the kids you lost to graduation, but to replace the ones that will be seniors this fall. We had 15 seniors this year and we've got 24 this fall, so that's almost 40 players you have to replace. I think we've got a lot of good kids to replace them."  Read More...

Reinhardt Athletics Coaches Show: 2015 Football Season Review

NAIA Region 1 Coach of the Year Drew Cronic sits down to review the best season in Reinhardt football history! (Produced by Brandon Brown Productions) Watch Here
Reinhardt Athletics Box Scores
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Reinhardt Student Government Association hosted Coffee with a cop: We had a great time today having coffee and donuts with our Public Safety Team.
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Upcoming Events

Between Two Worlds: Creek Women
Tuesday, February 9, 2:00p.m. | Funk Heritage Center

The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Friday, February 12, 7:30p.m. | Falany Performing Arts Center

The Baby Eagle Round-up
Saturday, February 13, 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. noon | James and Sis Brown Athletic Center
RU Alumni Gathering & Playgroup... Come enjoy fun, play and refreshments. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed RU Eagles fans, babies, toddlers, preschool and elementary.  Questions? Email Kathy Bouyett at or call (770) 720-5508.

Faculty Recital
Sunday, February 14, 3:00p.m. | Falany Performing Arts Center 
The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire
Tuesday, February 16, 2 p.m. | Funk Heritage Center

Alumni & Students After Hours Networking
Tuesday, February 23, 6:30p.m. | Taco Mac 9020 Hwy. 92 in Woodstock
Indian Removal and Party Politics in Georgia
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m. | Funk Heritage Center
For more information on all events at Reinhardt University, see the RU Events Calendar.


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