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Reinhardt University
Social Circle, GA, United States

Reinhardt University is a comprehensive liberal arts university located in Waleska, Georgia, United States, with an off-campus center in Alpharetta, Georgia. Select programs are also offered in Cartersville, Marietta, and Canton, Georgia, and online. Reinhardt is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 15, 2017

Duck Donuts is expanding to the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Georgia, according to Russ DiGilio, founder and owner of Duck Donuts Franchising Company LLC. Franchise owner Youn Hee Lee plans to open on May 19, at 3005 Old Alabama Road, Suite 170, Alpharetta, five minutes from North Point Mall. The 1,300 square-foot shop will reflect the franchise’s iconic beach theme and offer select retail items in-store. “While I was making plans to relocate and retire, I decided instead to shift careers and start a small business venture with my children. My son suggested Duck Donuts, and after visiting various Virginia locations, we decided it would be a great business opportunity,” says Lee. “The donuts were as delicious as my son described, and I love seeing the memories made among families when visiting Duck Donuts. As a grandmother, I wanted to contribute to that family-friendly atmosphere.” “The city of Alpharetta replicates our company’s family-friendly environment, and we are thrilled to plant deeper roots in the Peach State,” says DiGilio. “With each new franchise location, Duck Donuts welcomes 25-40 new jobs to the community.” Alpharetta is located in northern Fulton County, 22 miles north of downtown Atlanta. It is well-known for its vibrant southern culture. Ranked number seven on Forbes’ list of America’s Friendliest Towns, Alpharetta was also named number one by Forbes in 2009 as the Best Place to Move in America. It is home to branch campuses of Georgia State University, Gwinnett Technical College, and Reinhardt University, as well as many cultural events. Coined the Technology City of the South due to its large number of tech-focused companies, Alpharetta is Georgia’s 12th most populous city. As of May 9, 2017, Duck Donuts Franchising Company has 37 open stores and 126 contracts. As the sole proprietor and first-time franchise owner, Youn Hee Lee welcomes support, help, and insights from her two children, Rebecca Lee and Jae Lee, as well as her husband Hee Kwon Lee. “Our Duck Donuts family is growing, and we’re thrilled that new franchisees like Yon Hee Lee are also involving their entire family in the business. Our purpose statement is, ‘Our family serving your family,’ and with each new store opening, we become more passionate about this promise,” says DiGilio. “It’s hard for my family to choose a favorite Duck Donut flavor, but we love the Strawberry Lemonade. It offers the perfect combination of sweet and tangy,” says Lee. Donuts at this location will be made fresh to order, Monday—Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and Friday—Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. for the first two weeks. Opening weekend hours are May 19–May 21, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For Grand Opening specials, regular store hours, and donut topping updates, visit the Duck Donuts Alpharetta, GA Facebook page or connect on the web at About Duck Donuts Duck Donuts was founded in 2006 by Russ DiGilio in Duck, North Carolina. His intention? To solve a family vacation problem: “Our family wanted a place to buy warm, delicious & made to order!™ donuts, and when we couldn’t find one, we decided to start our own.” By 2011, Duck Donuts had expanded to four Outer Banks locations and the donut business was so successful that DiGilio was continuously approached about franchise opportunities and by fans who begged for a Duck Donuts in their communities. The first franchise opened in Williamsburg, VA, in 2013, and there are now 37 open franchise locations and 126 contracts. Duck Donuts store openings are scheduled for: Nags Head, NC – May Dayton, Ohio – May Jacksonville, NC – May Wilmington, NC – May Hershey, PA – May Baltimore, MD – May Kissimmee, FL – June Duck Donuts emphasizes the importance of giving back to the local community through their #QuackGivesBack initiatives every month and their national corporate partnership with Chemo Duck. “Our mission is twofold,” says DiGilio, “to serve the most amazing warm, delicious, and made-to-order donuts, and to contribute to the communities we call home.” The Duck Donuts Experience “We discovered that the most powerful marketing advantage we have is the aroma of warm donuts wafting from every store. Our light vanilla cake donut is a little crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, made fresh right in front of you, hand-dipped in hot icing, and sprinkled with your choice of delicious toppings and drizzles. It’s that simple,” says DiGilio. Children (and grownups) love to stand on the strategically placed step in the waiting area, allowing them to see the entire process as the donut machine cooks and carries their donuts down the line, where they are dipped, topped, packaged, and served warm in the box. Duck Donuts serves its own signature coffee blends—Riptide Roast, Light House Blend, and Sunset Pier Decaf with new special seasonal flavors changing throughout the year—and offers breakfast options, as well as catering services. Indoor and outdoor seating is available at most locations. To learn more or to share your Duck Donuts experience, Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, or send us a Tweet.

News Article | November 2, 2016

Hire Velocity, a leading provider of innovative workforce solutions, congratulates Practice Director Corey Bolt on his appointment to the Board of Directors of H.E.A.L., Inc., a non-profit organization assisting underprivileged youth. H.E.A.L.’s mission is to create better, more sustainable opportunities through educational development, healthcare awareness, and youth empowerment. Bolt brings considerable business development experience and a passion for serving others to the Board role. As Practice Director at Hire Velocity, he architects high-impact workforce solutions to help clients meet their talent acquisition goals. This professional expertise aligns closely with H.E.A.L.’s community-based approach to “Transform One Life at a Time.” Bolt’s primary emphasis at H.E.A.L. will be generating awareness and increasing donations, corporate support, and volunteers. Representing the philosophy to Help Educate Assist Lives, H.E.A.L. provides opportunities through education and basic life skills. The organization’s scope is largely underprivileged grade-school youth based in Liberia, West Africa, and the Atlanta, GA, metropolitan area. Recent initiatives have included the development of a learning center at a Liberian orphanage, as well as the provision of food, medicine, and household products to more than 250 families devastated by civil war and disease. “We welcome Corey to H.E.A.L.’s Board of Directors with enthusiasm and gratitude,” said the organization’s Co-Founder, Sando Karneh. “His experience building strong professional networks will strengthen H.E.A.L.’s mission to promote lifelong learning and preparation as a sustainable path to success.” “Serving on the H.E.A.L. Board enables me to take an active role in transforming the lives of disadvantaged youth, both at home and abroad,” indicated Bolt. “I’m thrilled to work alongside the men and woman who are contributing their ideas and skills to make a difference in children’s lives every day.” Bolt is a graduate of Reinhardt University with a degree in Organizational Leadership. Based at Hire Velocity’s headquarters in Atlanta, GA, he has served as a volunteer, mentor, and advocate for numerous international business and community organizations. About Hire Velocity At Hire Velocity, we are passionate about designing talent strategies that transform organizations, and make the impossible possible for our clients. By combining high quality delivery teams with the most advanced recruiting and social media tools, we utilize two of our greatest assets—our talent and technology – to discover, measure, maximize, and deliver results. To learn more, please visit us at About H.E.A.L., Inc. H.E.A.L., Inc. focuses on providing educational tools through learning centers while also providing basic needs for the youth we serve. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, H.E.A.L. serves communities within Liberia, West Africa, and the Metro-Area of Atlanta, Georgia. The group’s mission is to create better, more sustainable opportunities through Educational Development, Healthcare Awareness and Youth Empowerment. More information is available at

News Article | November 3, 2016

A new list from leading higher education and online student resource provider has ranked the Best Online Colleges in Georgia for 2016-2017. Comparing more than a dozen statistics on affordability and program variety, schools at the top of the list include Columbus State University, Brenau University, Shorter University, Albany State University and Truett-McConnell College among four-year institutions, and Atlanta Technical College, Augusta Technical College, Central Georgia Technical College, Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College among two-year institutions. "Among large urban areas, Atlanta is 7th in the nation in college enrollment,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "More students are seeking the flexibility that online colleges in Georgia offer. This list highlights the schools offering the best combination of quality and value when it comes to online education.” There are specific qualifications schools must meet to make the Best Online Colleges in Georgia list. Only colleges and universities that are accredited are considered, and each must hold public or private not-for-profit standing. Cost and affordability minimums are also set; in-state tuition must fall under $5,000 annually for two-year institutions and under $25,000 annually for four-year institutions to qualify. Scoring for each school is determined by analysis of a variety of statistics, including financial aid availability and breadth of online program options. Find where each of Georgia’s Best Online Colleges ranks and learn more about the methodology used to compile each list at the link below: The following schools are recognized as the 2016-2017 Best Two-Year Online Colleges in Georgia: The following schools are recognized as the 2016-2017 Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Georgia: Albany State University Armstrong Atlantic State University Beulah Heights University Brenau University Clayton State University College of Coastal Georgia Columbus State University Dalton State College Fort Valley State University Georgia College and State University Georgia Regents University Georgia Southern University Kennesaw State University Luther Rice University & Seminary Middle Georgia State College Reinhardt University Shorter University Thomas University Toccoa Falls College Truett-McConnell College University of North Georgia University of West Georgia Valdosta State University began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

News Article | February 24, 2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best colleges with online programs for 2017 in the state of Georgia. 29 of the state’s four-year schools made the list, with University of Georgia, Mercer University, Brenau University, Reinhardt University and Shorter University coming in as the highest scoring schools. 19 two-year schools were also included, with Central Georgia Technical College, Atlanta Technical College, Athens Technical College, Albany Technical College and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College earning the highest marks. “As more versatile options for education become available, more students enrolled in college programs in Georgia can earn certificates and degrees on their own schedule by choosing to study online,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The accredited schools on our list all offer high-quality online programs for students who want to earn a degree remotely.” Colleges and universities on the Best Online Schools list must be an institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit and have at least one online certificate or degree program to qualify. Each college was also scored based on additional criteria that includes student/teacher ratios, post-graduation employment resources, graduation rate and financial aid availability. More than a dozen data points were used to create the list. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Georgia’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Albany State University Armstrong Atlantic State University Augusta University Beulah Heights University Brenau University Clayton State University College of Coastal Georgia Columbus State University Dalton State College Fort Valley State University Georgia College and State University Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Georgia Southern University Georgia Southwestern State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Luther Rice College & Seminary Mercer University Middle Georgia State University Reinhardt University Savannah College of Art and Design Shorter University Thomas University Toccoa Falls College Truett-McConnell College University of Georgia University of North Georgia University of West Georgia Valdosta State University Georgia’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Albany Technical College Athens Technical College Atlanta Technical College Augusta Technical College Central Georgia Technical College Chattahoochee Technical College Coastal Pines Technical College Columbus Technical College Georgia Military College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Georgia Perimeter College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Lanier Technical College Oconee Fall Line Technical College Ogeechee Technical College Southeastern Technical College Southern Regional Technical College West Georgia Technical College Wiregrass Georgia Technical College ### About Us: was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.

Qi Y.,CAS Chengdu Institute of Biology | Qi Y.,University of Chinese Academy of Sciences | Felix Z.,Reinhardt University | Wang Y.,Alabama A&M University | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Herpetology | Year: 2011

We studied the movement patterns and habitat selection of 33 radio-tagged Plateau Brown Frogs (Rana kukunoris) in the Zoige Alpine Wetland in southeastern Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Our goals were to (1) understand postbreeding movement patterns of R. kukunoris; (2) describe microhabitat use, with special reference to use of small mammal burrows; (3) test for movement pattern and microhabitat use differences between sexes and between seasons; and (4) provide a preliminary description of overwintering sites. We found no differences in movement patterns between sexes in R. kukunoris, however, directional movement trends differed between habitats. Male and female R. kukunoris showed similar microhabitat selection with regard to air temperature, relative humidity, and vegetation height. Although males used mammal burrows more frequently than females at one study site, BaiHua, both sexes used these microhabitats frequently during their movements. Overwintering sites of R. kukunoris were characterized by year-round flowing water. Results from this study will assist in making decisions about conservation and land protection for this species. Copyright 2011 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.

Andrei T.,University of Bucharest | Teodorescu D.,Reinhardt University | Mirica A.,University of Bucharest
Scientometrics | Year: 2016

The purpose of this paper is to assess the degree of international visibility for the Romanian scientific social sciences journals included in the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) database. By examining the national distribution of authors and the proportion of co-authorship within and outside Romania, the paper proposes the use of the Theil Index and its decomposition as a tool to assess international visibility. Although there are 10 ISI social sciences journals in Romania, the international visibility of these journals is relatively low; the number of foreign authors as a percentage of the total number of authors remains below 30 % for most journals. There is a high degree of geographic concentration for the foreign authors, as most come from two countries. Regression models also indicate that the number of authors from the same institution as the one that issues the journal affects significantly a journal’s Impact Factor. The number of articles authored exclusively by mixed teams (including authors from the same institution that issues the journal and authors from abroad or authors from other Romanian institutions) as a percentage of the total number of articles published is extremely low (8 %). This suggests that the Impact Factor, when used as a measure of research quality for the Romanian social sciences journals, may create bias in the judgement of those interpreting the results of the Impact Factor rankings, favoring insularity at the expense of scientific collaboration. © 2016 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary

Donnell A.A.,Reinhardt University | Cantino P.D.,Ohio University | Ballard H.E.,Ohio University
Brittonia | Year: 2015

The Bakeridesia integerrima complex is a geographically and morphologically variable group consisting of populations that have been variously assigned to B. integerrima, B. molinae, B. bakeriana, and B. subcordata. Phenetic analyses of morphological data were undertaken to clarify species boundaries within this complex. Ninety-five specimens were placed into one of ten Operational Taxonomic Units (OTUs) and measured for 16 morphological characters and 29 ratios of these characters. Univariate analyses were conducted to examine variation within individual variables, and Canonical Variates Analyses (CVA), and Principal Components Analysis (PCA) were used to examine relationships among the variables. The results presented here show that the B. integerrima complex consists of nine morphologically and geographically distinct species, compared to the four previously published species names. One new combination, B. chittendenii, is made, B. subcordata is synonymized with B. bakeriana, and diagnoses are given for five new species: B. huastecana, B. jaliscana, B. zapoteca, B. parvifolia, and B. guerrerensis. © 2015, The New York Botanical Garden.

Brandao L.N.,Aurora University | Brandao L.N.,Gevo | Ferguson R.,Aurora University | Santoro I.,Emory University | And 4 more authors.
Genetics | Year: 2014

The yeast Dbf4-dependent kinase (DDK) (composed of Dbf4 and Cdc7 subunits) is an essential, conserved Ser/Thr protein kinase that regulates multiple processes in the cell, including DNA replication, recombination and induced mutagenesis. Only DDK substrates important for replication and recombination have been identified. Consequently, the mechanism by which DDK regulates mutagenesis is unknown. The yeast mcm5-bob1 mutation that bypasses DDK's essential role in DNA replication was used here to examine whether loss of DDK affects spontaneous as well as induced mutagenesis. Using the sensitive lys2ΔA746 frameshift reversion assay, we show DDK is required to generate "complex" spontaneous mutations, which are a hallmark of the Polζ translesion synthesis DNA polymerase. DDK co-immunoprecipitated with the Rev7 regulatory, but not with the Rev3 polymerase subunit of Polζ. Conversely, Rev7 bound mainly to the Cdc7 kinase subunit and not to Dbf4. The Rev7 subunit of Polζ may be regulated by DDK phosphorylation as immunoprecipitates of yeast Cdc7 and also recombinant Xenopus DDK phosphorylated GST-Rev7 in vitro. In addition to promoting Polζ-dependent mutagenesis, DDK was also important for generating Polζ-independent large deletions that revert the lys2ΔA746 allele. The decrease in large deletions observed in the absence of DDK likely results from an increase in the rate of replication fork restart after an encounter with spontaneous DNA damage. Finally, nonepistatic, additive/synergistic UV sensitivity was observed in cdc7Δ pol32Δ and cdc7Δ pol30-K127R,K164R double mutants, suggesting that DDK may regulate Rev7 protein during postreplication "gap filling" rather than during "polymerase switching" by ubiquitinated and sumoylated modified Pol30 (PCNA) and Pol32. © 2014 by the Genetics Society of America.

Takeuchi C.,Institute Botanica | Donnell A.A.,Reinhardt University | Junior A.J.F.,Institute Botanica
Phytotaxa | Year: 2014

Since its description in 1827, Abutilon montanum was previously known exclusively from the type collection. Its rediscovery is reported here 180 years after its description in Serra Negra, Minas Gerais. An expanded species description, unpublished illustrations, comments about the distribution and commentaries on IUCN conservation status of this species are presented. The new combination Callianthe montana is also proposed here. © 2014 Magnolia Press.

Wilson P.,Reinhardt University
MIPRO 2011 - 34th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics - Proceedings | Year: 2011

This article provides an ethnographic case study of a Web 2.0 genealogy and social media site,, that provides the structure and tools for collaborative knowledge building as six million users contribute to and construct the largest interconnected genealogical database in human history. The author examines this process as part of a new Web 2.0 paradigm for cultural, educational and business practices. © 2011 MIPRO.

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