Dr. Joy Brooke Fairfield Stars in LIZZIE: The Musical with New Moon Theatre Company

Dr. Joy Brooke Fairfield, assistant professor of theatre, stars in the ensemble cast of LIZZIE: The Musical with New Moon Theatre Company through Oct. 28. 

The rock musical is based off the story of Lizzie Borden, a woman accused of the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother in Massachusetts in the late 1800s. Borden, who was the prime suspect in the murders, was tried in the case, which gained national media attention, and was eventually acquitted. 

Joy Brooke Fairfield in LIZZIE: The Musical with New Moon Theatre Company

Saxophone Legend Charles Lloyd Talks About His Music Career on Campus

Rhodes’ Mike Curb Institute for Music recently hosted jazz saxophone legend and Memphis native Charles Lloyd to discuss his career in music. In addition to Rhodes students, the event was attended by Cordova High School’s music students and members of the White Station High School band program.

Dr. John Bass, director of the Curb Institute, told the audience that part of the institute’s goal is to explore Memphis music through preservation, research, leadership, and civic responsibility. 

Charles Lloyd talks about his music career with Dr. John Bass at Rhodes College

Rhodes to Recognize 2018 Distinguished Alumni

Annual awards will be presented at Rhodes’ Alumni Convocation on Oct. 20 during Homecoming/Reunion Weekend. Dr. Herbert H. Hill from the Class of 1967 will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, and Dr. Coby V. Smith from the Class of 1968 will receive the Black Student Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
head and shoulder shots of two college alumni

42 Rhodes College Graduates Accepted to Medical School in 2018

Rhodes College graduates have been admitted to some of the nation’s top medical schools in 2018. The national liberal arts college has one of the top medical school acceptance rates in the nation. Eighty-six percent of Rhodes graduates with a GPA greater than 3.4 and an MCAT score greater than 57 percent have been accepted to medical school over the last five years. 

Andrew Nguyen ’18 during Commencement at Rhodes College

Dr. Cary Fowler Discusses International Advocacy Work at Rhodes

Dr. Cary Fowler, a distinguished agriculturist and the chair of the Board of Trustees at Rhodes College, came to campus to discuss his international advocacy work on Oct. 9. The event was sponsored by the Rhodes Department of International Studies and the Environmental Studies & Sciences Program. 

Dr. Cary Fowler discusses his international advocacy work at Rhodes