Category Archives: Education

Reinhardt’s Funk Heritage Center to Participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!

Reinhardt University’s Funk Heritage Center will be participating in Smithsonian magazine’s “Museum Day Live!” Saturday, Sept. 23.

Museum Day Live! is an annual event promoting education through museum attendance.

“The Funk Heritage Center is pleased to join other museums throughout the nation offering free admission for Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! This is a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to visit a museum in their community,” said Martha Hout, public relations coordinator for the Funk Heritage Center.

To obtain a ticket for Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live!, visit To learn more about the Funk Heritage Center at Reinhardt University, visit

Reinhardt Students Fare Well at National Singing Workshop

Summer was victorious for Reinhardt University performing arts students who competed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing summer workshop last month.

Reinhardt students Tyler Smith, background, and Victoria Hill
Reinhardt students Tyler Smith, background, and Victoria Hill, foreground, were selected for the National Association of Teachers of Singing workshop in Colorado. They are pictured with, from left, Dr. Rebecca Salter, her husband Joey Salter and Dr. Reverie Berger.

Former dual enrollment student and incoming sophomore Victoria Hill and rising senior Tyler Smith were selected as semi-finalists in the national student auditions.

“These students had to be in the top five in their categories in the regional NATS Student Auditions, then were able to submit YouTube videos for the national round,” said Dr. Reverie Berger, Reinhardt University voice professor. “The top 14 from each category were then selected for the semi-finals which were held during the workshop in Boulder.”

Smith earned a spot as a semi-finalist in the Upper-level College Musical Theatre Men Category, and Hill made it to the finals of the High School Classical Women Category. Hill won first place in that division the following night.

Victoria Hill is pictured with her voice instructor, Dr. Reverie Berger.
Victoria Hill is pictured with her voice instructor, Dr. Reverie Berger.

Hill studies under Berger, and Smith studies under Dr. Rebecca Salter.

The National Student Auditions at regional NATS are a “long-standing tradition” that “offers the opportunity for the top performers in each region to compete with other top artists from around the country,” according to their website,

“When our students see their peers receiving national accolades, it raises the bar and they all strive to be better performers,” Salter said.

In addition to the workshop, Berger and Hill sang in two master classes during the event in Boulder, Colorado.

Registration is Open for 3rd Annual 5K for ADay

WALESKA, GA – Lace up and run on – Reinhardt University’s 5K for ADay is set for Saturday, Sept. 16 in downtown Canton. The third annual event is an exhilarating way to exercise and raise money for Cherokee County residents attending Reinhardt University.

“5K for ADay is always a great event,” said Rick Rowland, the 2017-18 chairman for the ADay for Reinhardt Cherokee County committee. “The course is perfect for the amateur or expert runner, and it’s all for a great cause.”

The third annual 5K for ADay will begin in Cannon Park, 130 E. Main St., Canton, at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Healthy snacks will be served after the race. Early registration packet pickup will be held Sept. 15 from 3-5 p.m. at the Bank of North Georgia, 300 E. Main St., Canton.

The 5K run/walk costs $25 for ages 12 and older until Sept. 9. After that and on race day, the cost is $30. Runners age 11 and younger cost $15, and those wishing to contribute but not participate on race day can Support a Student for $25. Those who register by Sept. 9 are guaranteed a T-shirt in their race day bags.  Door prizes also will be given.

Reinhardt University’s 5K for ADay

Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female finishes. The top three finishers in each age group also will earn a trophy.

The 5K for ADay is part of the Black Bag Race Series and is a rain or shine event.

“We could not do this event without our wonderful sponsors and runners,” said Dale Morrissey, director of development and external relations for Reinhardt University. “We have sponsorships for different budgets and all include free race registrations.”

The presenting sponsor for this year’s 5K for ADay is Northside Hospital Cherokee. Gold sponsors are Bank of North Georgia and Family Life Publications. Silver sponsors are United Community Bank and South State Bank. Bronze sponsors are North Georgia CPA Services, PC, Credit Union of Georgia, Sarcraft, Hamilton State Bank and LGE Community Credit Union. The mileage sign sponsors are Greg Elwell DMD, PC and R&D Mechanical Services, Inc., and Anytime Fitness is a Friends of Reinhardt sponsor. More sponsorships are available. Deadline is Sept. 1. For more information, visit