Rhodes College hosted the annual meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science (TAS) on campus in November, and several Rhodes students received awards for their research. Dr. Gregory Vieira, assistant professor of physics at Rhodes, served as local arrangements chair.
Kelsey Steinmetz, a junior with a double major in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) and Spanish, recently received the first-place award for her oral presentation at the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence conference. She conducts research in the laboratory of Dr. Qian Shen, assistant professor of biology.
December 04, 2023
Rhodes College President Jennifer Collins announced today that Dr. Timothy Huebner has been selected as provost and vice president for academic affairs. He served as associate provost July 2019 to July 2023, and he will assume his new role Jan. 2, 2024.
December 01, 2023
Khulan Erdenechimeg ’24 believes that every artist has a unique story to be shared, and it's her mission to ensure that these stories are as diverse and inclusive as the world of music itself. Her goal as a Curb Fellow team leader for the last two years has been to create equitable spaces for music enthusiasts, no matter their experience.
November 29, 2023
Rhodes art history alum Lauren Kennedy has formed Sheet Cake, a contemporary art gallery in Memphis. The grand opening is Dec. 1, and Erin Harmon and Joel Parsons from Rhodes are among the featured artists.
November 28, 2023
Sophia Comrie, a senior at Rhodes College, is the recipient of the HR 2023 Student of the Year Award by SHRM-Memphis, which consists of professional specialists, generalists, business partners, and executives representing the broad spectrum of human resources. The award recognizes an outstanding college student who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, citizenship, and academic and/or career and technical achievement.
November 27, 2023
Raina Belleau, assistant professor of art at Rhodes, and local artist Caleb Churchill have created an auditory art installation titled Tree Tones for the Shelby Canopy: Our Shared Connection project. The installation is located along the Germantown Greenway, near the Memphis and Germantown border.
November 17, 2023
Rhodes A and B mock trial teams were crowned champions at tournaments they competed in Nov. 10-12. Rhodes “Red” took second place in the invitational hosted by Missouri State University.
November 14, 2023
Mariam Khayata, who graduated from Rhodes College in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science, is one of 32 individuals chosen from the United States as a Rhodes Scholar. She will pursue a Master of Philosophy in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford in England beginning October 2024. Khayata is the eighth Rhodes Scholar from Rhodes College.
November 13, 2023
Dr. Sarah Rollens, associate professor of religious studies at Rhodes College, recently published an inaugural editorial, along with Dr. Robert Myles of Wollaston Theological College, in the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus. She and Myles became co-executive editors of the journal in March 2023, and this is the first issue since they began their tenure.
November 10, 2023
Research has shown that first-generation college students can experience an array of challenges from financial setbacks to anxiety about social inclusion to doubting one’s abilities. To provide a network of support and celebrate their successes, the Student Life First-Generation Programming Committee at Rhodes College has been working to create more intentional programming for its first-gen students.
November 07, 2023