A look back

Photo by Parker Bennett

As spring weather and sunny days arrive, take a look back at a couple of pictures of the winter wonderland from not so long ago…

Photo by Parker Bennett

Photo by Parker Bennett

Photo by Parker Bennett

Photo by Parker Bennett

Photo by Parker Bennett

Photo by Parker Bennett

I bet you’re appreciating that sunshine right about now!  Have any great pictures of the the campus during winter storms? Send them in to hiltoniannewspaper@reinhardt.edu.

Reinhardt Board of Trustees restricts gift from Tarpley estate to theatre program

By Marvin Monroe

Recently, the estate of Mrs. Mozelle Tarpley gifted Reinhardt University with an unrestricted gift of $1,670,500. Reinhardt’s Board of Trustess voted to restrict this gift to the theatre program, ultimately going towards the construction of a new theatre building, known as The Stage Arts Center, that will be named after Fred and Mozelle Tarpley.

This donation will continue to draw interest that will be rewarded at 5% for student scholarships until an added amount can be put together to construct the Stage Arts Center.

The Tarpley’s lives were tied to education and Reinhardt University. Mr. and Mrs. Tarpley were both teachers who attended Reinhardt in the late 30’s. Both strived to achieve their goals and worked on campus to help their parents pay for their tuition costs.

After graduating, Mr. Tarpley went to teach at a junior high school in Oak Grove. In 1942, he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve and was aboard a ship that invaded Okinawa during WWII. Mrs. Tarpley became a teacher at Eton Elementary School while she waited for her future husband to return.

The couple married on June 1, 1946, after the war had ended, and moved to Dalton, Ga. where Mrs. Tarpley continued her career in the school system, and Mr. Tarpley worked at the First National Bank of Dalton. After four decades in banking, Mr. Tarpley retired as a group vice president.

The couple has also given Reinhardt a million dollar gift in the past to fund the academic building Fred H. and Mozelle Bates Tarpley Education Center, now commonly known as Tarpley.

Board Member, Ken White ’61 said, “As an alumnus of Reinhardt, I appreciate loyal alumni, with a continuing interest in and support of their alma mater. Mr. and Mrs. Tarpley not only made the naming gift for the Tarpley Education Center at Reinhardt in 1998, they left a legacy through this most generously planned gift that will help transform the lives of many young people.”

Assistant professor of theatre, David Nisbet, also gave his sentiments saying, “The theatre program would like to thank the Reinhardt Board of Trustees for seeing our need and taking decisive action to meet it. We are looking forward to the day when we have a dedicated space for our students to learn their craft and the public can enjoy even higher quality productions.”

Not your ordinary Bingo night

By Deborah Dahn

On a Tuesday last week I went to Bingo Night in the Glasshouse. While there were five rounds of the game total, they kicked it off with Disney songs round first.  Participants had a list of songs from various Disney movies, and  had to choose which one of the songs they wanted to fill the spaces.

Once we were ready to start, they played a series of Disney songs while we covered the spaces with M&M’s. There was also random raffle draws in the middle of Bingo. Friend help was allowed, but cell phone use was not permitted for remembering the names of the songs played.

The winner(s) of the rounds of bingo and the raffle draws participated in a dance off, and won iTunes and McDonald’s cards for $25. The rounds that followed ranged from theme shows of popular TV shows, to songs from the 90’s and beyond, top 50 modern songs, and movies and musicals.

Eight people volunteered to dance for a McDonald’s gift card, the top two winners were picked by the loudest claps and yells from the audience. Those that participated in the dance competition had to do a choreography incorporating the nae nae and the whip.

The last round of Bingo had the biggest prize that everyone wanted to win, a new iPod. My friend won the iPod, and her reaction was priceless. She immediately jumped up and started dancing. As the winner she had to go to the front to do the whip, and she proceeded to do so in great delight.

The wins of my friends, and the fun we had was an end to an amazing night. Everyone agreed that Reinhardt should definitely have an event like this again.

Dr. Kina S. Mallard named Reinhardt’s 20th president

Dr. Kina Mallard. Photo by Jeff Reed.

By Katie Gibson

In a press conference held in the Science Center atrium on Thursday, February 12th, the 20th president of Reinhardt University was announced.  Dr. Kina S. Mallard will be assuming office after current university president Dr. Isherwood’s retirement later this year.

The search for this president was conducted over the previous seven-months, and just this Tuesday, Feb. 10th, the Board of Trustees voted on the three final candidates.  A member of the search committee and the Reinhardt Board of Trustees Chair William G. Hasty, Jr. informed the public of several aspects of the search during his speech: “The 70 applicants were all very well qualified, yet we were particularly impressed with Dr. Mallard.  Every time she spoke with us, she was so enthusiastic about being our next president.  She has excellent communication skills and a heart for students.”

The 70 applicants who were considered came from across the country. Dr. Mallard comes to Reinhardt from Newman University, in Jefferson City, Tenn., where she served as executive vice president and provost since 2012.  The decision process, while ultimately up to the Board of Trustees, was consulted by a search committee with representatives of the student body, faculty, and community.

Some of Dr. Mallard’s first words to the assembled students, faculty, media and community were, “That felt good, this feels like the right place to be.” Dr. Mallard has 30 years of experience in higher education and spoke enthusiastically and optimistically about the future of the University. She has a Doctorate in Communication, a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from the University of Tennessee, and a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Theatre from Middle Tennessee State University.

As Dr. Mallard concluded her speech thanking the various people that led to her being chosen as the new president for Reinhardt University she said, “I am humbled and I am honored.  From the moment I met the search committee I knew this was the perfect place.” Before she left the podium she simply said, “Let’s go Eagles.”

Reinhardt’s Student Government Association president and search committee member Alexander Bryant presented Dr. Mallard and her husband Steve Dietz with an engraved door knocker as a gift welcoming them to Reinhardt.  In Bryant’s speech he likened Reinhardt to an old southern home, and invited Dr. Mallard to stay awhile, ending his speech with a resounding, “welcome home” as he presented her with the gift.

Dr. Isherwood, Reinhardt’s current president, will retire on June 30th, with Dr. Mallard assuming office on July 1st of this year.

Dr. Mallard and husband Steve Dietz are presented with engraved door knocker by Alexander Bryant. Photo by Katie Gibson.

Arrest made after report of indecent exposure

By Katie Gibson

On Wednesday, February 4th, the student body was made aware of incident reported to have occurred on the evening of Tuesday, February 3rd.  The incident took place in the Smith Johnson lobby involving an unknown man exposing his genitals to a female student. The student body was notified of the incident and made aware that Public Safety and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office were notified and investigating.

On Tuesday, February 10th, a second email was sent to the student body, notifying them that the suspect in question has been arrested.  The name of the individual arrested was not released in the email.

Miyazaki movie marathon – Friday the 13th

by Thandi Jahi

There will be a free Hayao Miyazaki movie marathon in the Glasshouse this Friday, February 13th, at 6pm. There will be free food and drinks for all students willing to participate in this event sponsored by Reinhardt’s  Anime club. For those of who are not familiar with Miyazaki or his work, all are still encouraged to join in on the screening.

Hayao Miyazaki was born in 1941 and is a Japanese film director, manga artist, animator, producer, screenwriter, and founder of Studio Ghibli. His name is recognized in both Japan and America for the care and detail he and his writers put into their story telling.  Unlike the stigma attached to much of anime, his work is known for being appropriate for all age groups. Miyazaki recently announced his retirement from making films, inspiring the Reinhardt Anime club to have an event showcasing his contributions to animated filmmaking.

Dr. Michael David Gregory Resigns During Investigation of Sexual Battery

Professor of Music Dr. Michael David Gregory resigned from Reinhardt University ahead of schedule during December of 2014. This information was emailed to the student body on January 2nd of this year.  What was only released today, is that his resignation happened after the Cherokee County Sheriff’s department had shared their results of the investigation on allegations of sexual battery.  While the University was in the midst of their review, Dr. Gregory tendered his resignation.

More details will be forthcoming.  In the meantime you can further explore the issue by reading this article on Atlanta Journal Constitution here.

Reinhardt University: A Change is Coming

Three candidates are currently vying to be university president at Reinhardt University.  As the different candidates showcase their capabilities and desire to become a part of the Reinhardt community, the students are asked to share their opinions.  All of the candidates have held, or will hold, an open forum where students have the option to attend and ask questions.  If anyone wants to share their opinion after their experience with the potential leaders of the University, they can check their student email and respond to a survey which will be considered when the final decision process for choosing the president is underway.  Especially for those students who will not be graduating in May, this decision will likely have an impact on how their university is being run and represented.  The opportunity to make your voice heard is available, who will answer the call?

New Scholarship Endowment Established at Reinhardt University

Students at Reinhardt University often discuss the difficulty of finding scholarships to help cover the cost of steadily increasing private school education. New donations from the trust of Mr. James M. Boring Jr. and Syble E. Boring, long-time supporters of the college, will help ease the financial burden placed on students.

The contribution of more than $200,000 has allowed the university to establish the James M. Boring, Jr. and Syble E. Boring Scholarship Endowment, which will provide scholarship assistance to Reinhardt students, based on demonstrated financial need and academic success. Priority for these scholarships will be given to students in or from Whitfield County, where Mr. Boring was president of Dalton Rock Products and Dalton Asphalt for 30 years prior to his retirement.

“It was my privilege to know and visit Mr. and Mrs. Boring on many occasions, and I have fond memories of both,” said JoEllen Wilson, Reinhardt University’s Vice President for Advancement. “They appreciated what Reinhardt means to our students and alumni, as evidenced by the gift for scholarships.”

This was not the first that the Boring family was actively involved in helping to develop Reinhardt’s campus and in bettering the environment for students. Mr. Boring was an active member of Reinhardt’s Board of Trustees from 1989 to 2001, and an emeritus member from 2001 until his passing in 2008. The university’s Jim and Syble Boring Sports Complex, which include the Ken White Baseball and Softball fields, as well as the Ken White Soccer and Lacrosse Fields, was named for the couple.

 

Kelcey Caulder, Managing Editor

Mark Roberts Makes New Addition to the Reinhardt Family

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photo-7By Meagan Hurley, Editor-In-Chief

            (AUGUST 23, 2013)–Mark Roberts, new Vice President of Academic Affairs for Reinhardt, begins his journey as an Eagle this fall. Roberts, the former VPAA for Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia, is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where he obtained both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in English literature.

Upon being asked why he made the decision to come to Reinhardt, Roberts commented that he had become familiar with Reinhardt while working at Virginia Intermont College, a similar size school, and he thought that it would, “be a good fit.” “I saw how Reinhardt was changing and growing into one of the bigger schools for private colleges and I was very impressed,” he said.

Roberts says that the Vice President of Academic Affairs is a leadership position to ensure academic quality at our institution. He works with faculty members and deans to set the agenda for improving academics, graduation rates, retention rates, and the honors program. When asked how he thinks he can contribute to making Reinhardt University a more dynamic college, he answered, “I come with four years of experience at a small liberal arts college similar to Reinhardt. Reinhardt is now in the process of transitioning into a larger college and I really want to be a part of that by helping add more graduate programs and exploring regional interests.”

In regard to the changes Reinhardt is currently experiencing as the university expands and the football program starts, Roberts commented, “The addition of sports, academic programs, and the delivery of programs is contributing to the evolution of Reinhardt’s community, making it more diverse. Institutions can’t remain the same forever. The key is to manage growth while maintaining sustainability and taking the next step forward.” He feels that Reinhardt students and faculty alike are ready to embrace these changes.

Roberts says that he is very pleased to be at Reinhardt and is optimistic about the 2013-2014 school year.

Fly on the Wall: The Buzz on Gordy

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Photo by Parker Bennett.

Photo by Parker Bennett.

Gordy Dining Hall–The place where the smell of poor college kids and desperation slaps you in the face as soon as you walk through the doors.  Yes, all the Reinhardt students know it very well, for it’s the place they resort to when their stomachs are growling and they are either too broke to go into Canton to eat or are too lazy to actually get in their cars and go somewhere else. Although Gordy can be a savior to those who have faced one or both of these problems, there are a few rules that students need to follow in order to survive in the jungle of the dining hall. Have no fear, students, I am here to help.

If you thought that college lunch rooms would be different than high school… You were wrong. It’s not different. It’s the same. As once sang by Bowling For Soup, “High School Never Ends.” Inspired by watching Mean Girls over the weekend, I decided to put together a diagram of how Gordy works. I split it up into two parts: where to sit and what to eat. If you are a freshman, this article will keep you from getting your hands stepped on in your attempts to climb up the social ladder. As for the upperclassmen, you will probably just get a kick out of how accurate these diagrams are.

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Seating in the dining hall is a lot more complex than what is often seen by the naked eye. There is a complicated system that you are obligated to live by. There are “free zones” that are safe to sit at, open to anyone in the student body. One student that most people know, Josh Robinson, typically sits in the safe zones. If you don’t know who Josh is, you probably should. He’s hard to miss.

Other tables are territorially owned by some of the big cliques of Reinhardt. As seen in the first diagram, the red boxes symbolize the safe places to sit without facing the irritated glares of the students you don’t belong with. Otherwise, the tables are labeled with the typical cliques that sit there. Most of the long tables sit most of the athletes and upperclassman “populars”. The round tables are for more of the smaller groups, like the freshman partiers or the cheerleaders.

If you sit at the wrong table, BEWARE. Prepare for whispers and evil glares from the other people at the table. You will be made fun of. You will feel awkward. You will be out-casted.

As far as food goes, most of the food, aside from the main entrees, is safe. The pizza is good as long as it has just come out of the oven and doesn’t have any leftover chicken or veggies from the day before. Stick to pepperoni and cheese. Salads are always healthy and all. The side entrees are usually okay if they have pasta or nachos. Sandwiches are always a safe second. Stay away from the main entrees unless it is Fried Chicken Wednesday or pasta day. The tofu that they put in everything may look safe, but it’s still tofu and it’s still gross.

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One last thing to remember is to never forget your card. The Card Nazi will hunt you down tell you that you aren’t allowed to eat there. Do not pass GO. Do not collect 200 dollars. If you follow this guide, you are sure to have the best experience you could possibly have in a dining hall with mediocre food and high school cliques… You’re welcome.

The Hiltonian newspaper staff goes to University of Georgia for GCPA

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Video composed edited and made by Kelsey Swofford

Walking for Peace

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        Each year a memorial walk is held in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and his various contributions to society. This year, Reinhardt University students are being given the opportunity to join in the nation-wide Peace Walk. Reinhardt’s DREAMS and Philanthropy groups have joined together to organize a peace walk of their own! On January 17, from 3:30-4:30, students will march all over campus, from the Admissions House to the Gym, finally to conclude in the Glasshouse.

        Once they have arrived in the Glasshouse, Reinhardt students will be given the opportunity to watch a video about Martin Luther King Jr. and play games with one another. In addition to several fun activities and an inspirational video, there will be a Banner Decorating Competition that groups and organizations can participate in. To enter, groups must create a banner that depicts what peace means to them and what Dr. King’s legacy means to them. If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact Letia Wyatt. 

Kelcey Caulder, Managing Editor

Creative Writing Spotlight: Drew Laurens

Courtesy of Google Images

Courtesy of Google Images

From Iron Prophet Skallagrim the Ancient:

Brother! Brother, put on your lifting shoes! This is holy ground! Come away from that evil device, its ponderous advances cannot harm you in the safety of the Rack! Join me, here, let your soles touch the rubber and cast away your hesitance!

Sisters! Step down from those infernal machines! Tarry not near the scale! That shadow of the truth blinds your real sight! The hood of doubt leads you down a long, slow, and distant path! Hearken, that you may learn the value of strength! Yea, the righteousness of a c-shaped butt! The glory of an unassisted pull-up!

What is it you fear? Why do you run from the Iron? It means you no harm! Indeed, were it to speak, were these stones to cry out, they would tell not of carnage but of true strength! It is on floors like this that legends train to become legends, champions forge their legacies, and heroes stride with purpose! It is here, where the plates ring and the bar bows and the chalk floats, here, where the song of steel drowns out the voices of the bros, here, now, under and over and with the Bar that your destiny may be wrought! The kickback unmans you! The bench hypnotizes you! The Smith machine–that abomination–conspires to remove that which your ancestors relied upon–your athletic adaptability!

Is the world populated with isolational lifts? Does the furniture you tote move along a single axis at a time? Verily, were you taught to lift during an earthquake? From the beginning it was not so! You know the right of these facts–indeed, your hearts echo in time with the clang of the plates! You burn for the Iron! You yearn for its metallic scent in your nostrils, for cramp-inducing squats and deadlifts of thrice-bodyweight with which to fill your training logs! You see your heroes–athletes and lifters all!–on the tube, in the magazines, and if you want to be like them: supple, strong, lean–then come–Train–liftGROW!

Your arms beg you for compound movements! Your posterior chains are malnourished by your steady diets of desk jobs! Let rise in you the primal precursor to your horn-rimmed-glassesed-self: your tribal strongman screams long and loud in your heart, is kneeling, begging to be freed at least three times per week!

Venture not into the land of the Small Pink Dumbbell, that lie-laced paradise of soy milk and artificial honey! Take and eat of the red meat your grandfather’s grandfathers ate to become strong! Fibrous plant matter was a supplement to fatty animal flesh–eaten off the bone!–in days of yore. Who are you to deny your body’s own urgings? In unsung ages past–undreamed of except by a few–the old gods, Milo, Grimek, Anderson, Park, Justa, Saxon, Pearl, Maxick, Sandow, Kono, and all their ilk hoisted and strove to exert their mighty wills against unyielding Iron, and time and again they proved themselves in flashing arenas and under weight-bent bars.

Their example, their sweat-soaked sacrifice, is what today gives life to the gym in which you stand! They set the precedent, and they did not intend for you to sit passively and row mindlessly, empty eyes surveying a sea of mediocrity and woe! The truth blazed in them as it blazes in me–brightly! hotly! eternally!–that with great effort comes great reward! They frolicked in the easy power of their steely thews and made child’s play of man-crushing weight! This is the way of things, that man should ne’er be at the mercy of his surroundings! That man should be a victor, as Epictetus reminds us: the Iron is that rough antagonist! Become a conqueror!

Let those who have ears hear! Leave behind antiquated and rusty ellipticals! Turn away from the tentacular Nautilus, that creature from the depths of slothful oceans, deny your vanity and look beyond the mirror to the Rack! Take from the libraries of those who have come before you a program suited to your needs–they are myriad and effective–and live up to your potential, rather than drown it in endless cardio! Become proficient in the squat, deadlift, press, and pull-up, yea, verily, sprint on the same days that you squat, and you will see–feel–know–yourself to be a changed person! Yes, a day may come upon which you must sit down to curl–but it is not this day! Gird up your belt, coat your hands with chalk, and anoint yourself in the flames of the Rack!

Written By: Drew Laurens, Contributor, Community Member

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