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.
To mark the national observation of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Rhodes Title IX Board is holding a toiletry drive on campus and tabling in the Rat to spread awareness.and show support for survivors of domestic violence.
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.
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.
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.