Jenna Faust Receives Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Greece

Jenna Faust ’20 has been selected for a Student Services Fellowship by Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece, for the 2020-2021 academic year. The program serves as an educational bridge between the United States and Greece, seeking to promote American liberal arts educational values with traditional Greek pedagogy and learning.

Prof. Elizabeth Pettinaroli Co-Edits Book on Environmental ‘Slow Violence’ in Latin America and Latinx Worlds

Dr. Elizabeth Pettinaroli, associate professor of Spanish and chair of Latin American and Latinx Studies at Rhodes, has a new book out titled Ecofictions, Ecorealities and Slow Violence in Latin America and the Latinx World (Routledge, 2019), which focuses on works denouncing extractivism in Latinx and Latin American literature, visual and performance arts, and film. She co-edited this volume of critical studies with Dr. Ana María Mutis of Trinity University and Dr. Ilka Kressner of the University of Albany.

Rhodes College Students Make Meaningful Connections Despite Social Distancing

As a senior, remote learning is an unusual way to wrap up college; but what eclipses this reality is, of course, how COVID-19 is affecting the entire world. Though individuals across the globe are being asked to retreat and isolate, I find myself reflecting on how this situation is creating more intentionality, consciousness, and empathy surrounding social engagement.

Rhodes College Adopts Test Optional Admissions Policy

Rhodes College will not require prospective students to submit SAT or ACT test scores for the classes entering the Fall of 2021, Fall of 2022, and Fall of 2023. The college is conducting a three-year test optional pilot project in light of the COVID-19 situation and cancellation of College Board and ACT test dates this spring.  

Rhodes Senior Maleelo Shamambo Wins Prestigious Watson Fellowship

Maleelo Shamambo, a neuroscience major and French minor at Rhodes College, is one of only 47 college seniors nationwide to receive the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which provides a $36,000 grant for one year of independent study and travel outside the United States after graduation. Her project is titled “Pills and Potions: Indigenous Knowledge in Modern Medicine,” and she seeks to explore how different communities integrate traditional knowledge systems into modern science and medicine while charting the traditional and scientific value of indigenous medicinal plant specimens.

Prof. Scott Newstok Finishes Mentor’s Primer for Epic Poem Paradise Lost

Scott Newstok, professor of English at Rhodes, has published his edition of Michael Cavanagh’s Paradise Lost: A Primer. Cavanagh, a Grinnell College professor who was Newstok’s mentor, passed away before he could revise his manuscript. Newstok worked with Cavanagh’s family to complete the volume, which introduces first-time readers to John Milton’s 1667 epic poem.

Rhodes Team Wins Local Investment Research Contest, Advances to Competition in New York

A team of five Rhodes seniors recently won the local competition of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute Research Challenge, and now will match wits and analytical skills against other student teams advancing to the regional competition to be held April 20-21 in New York City. They are Ted Bilden (business), Liza Esther (economics and business), Elliot Gorski (economics and business), John Medich (mathematics and economics), and Andrew Morton (business).

Emma Taylor ’20 Works to Maximize Meaningful Employment and Service Opportunities for Rhodes Students

“I like helping people create resumés and showing them how to communicate with employers. I feel like I have been given a lot of responsibility, designing programs for students. The position has really solidified my skills in terms of creativity and leadership,” says Taylor, who is pursuing the community health track of the urban studies major and is interested in becoming a registered nurse or nurse practitioner. “I feel like working in Career Services has also helped prepare me for applying to schools for nursing.”