“The purpose of the COAS is to show off the best work of our best students,” said Dr. Wayne Glowka, dean of arts and humanities. “The experience affirms for them their sense of accomplishment and pride in a job well done.
“The students performed music, read from their creative writing, competed in a speech contest, exhibited art, and talked about their research, internships, and international experiences,” continued Glowka. “It is heartwarming to hear young minds report on the process of discovery and to experience the freshness of their artistic sensibilities.”
Local students selected to participate in the COAS include:
Jennifer Stogner, a senior English/biology major from Calhoun, Ga., who presented about her experience as an intern. Her internship presentation was entitled “U. of Minnesota Research 2009.” She also read her creative writing essay.
Katie Brueggert, a sophomore digital art and graphic design major from Fairmount, Ga., who presented her essay on Ethics entitled “Much Ado about Ethics.” She also presented a speech entitled “Do You Have The Luck of the Irish?” in the Year of Ireland & Irish Heritage Speech Competition.
“An important part of the liberal arts experience is gaining confidence in one’s abilities as a scholar or artist,” Glowka said. “Many universities have research conferences, but our convocation is unique in the breadth and diversity of its presentations. We are showing off how we educate the ‘whole’ student.”
About Reinhardt University
A private comprehensive university, Reinhardt University has focused on shaping lives and building futures. Founded in 1883, Reinhardt has remained true to its values as a private liberal arts institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church that offers a caring learning environment dedicated to meeting each student’s needs.
More than 1,157 students are enrolled in Reinhardt’s five graduate programs in business administration, music and education, and 41 undergraduate majors, which range from business, communications and education to political science, theater and math.
Reinhardt has two locations- a residential campus in Cherokee County in Waleska, Ga., just 45 minutes northwest of Atlanta, and center focused on adults in Alpharetta, Ga. It also offers selected programs in Cartersville and Marietta, Ga. Additional attractions on the Waleska campus include the Falany Performing Arts Center, the Funk Heritage Center and the Fincher Visual Arts Center.