Three From Rhodes Selected for National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Rhodes alums Kelsey Rena Glasper ‘21, Eraine Leland ’21, and Scotty Wicker '22 have been selected to receive the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) following a national competition. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. Fellowships provide the recipient with a three-year annual stipend of $37,000, as well as access to opportunities for professional development.

Rhodes College Giving Day 2024 Breaks Goal

Rhodes College’s annual Giving Day, held April 10, raised more than $270,000 with 1,340 members of the Rhodes community participating. Rhodes reached 107 percent of its 1,250 donor goal and set a new record for number of gifts made in one day.

Senior Riley Damiano Selected for Fulbright Research in the Netherlands, Offered Opportunity at National Cancer Institute

Rhodes College senior Riley Damiano from Patterson, NY, has a big decision to make. She’s been offered a competitive Fulbright research grant by the Netherland-America Foundation. Does she want to accept it and work in the Netherlands right after graduation, or will she choose the award she’s been offered by the National Cancer Institute to conduct research there?

Pearce Shakespeare Endowment Presents Visits by Humanities Scholars from Harvard University

Rhodes enjoys a range of Shakespeare-related resources thanks to a generous bequest from the late Dr. Iris Annette Pearce. The Pearce Shakespeare Endowment was established in 2007 to enrich courses in Shakespeare and support events for the campus. This month on campus, the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment is sponsoring a visit by two Harvard University scholars—Dr. Marjorie Garber and Dr. Martin Puchner.

Kathryn Edwards ’24 Takes First Place For Chemistry Research at Regional Conference

Chemistry major Kathryn Edwards ’24 recently won first place in the research poster competition at the spring meeting of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. She presented her research project “Acid Rain: The Global Issue Forgotten,” which she is completing in her senior seminar course taught by Dr. Ramesh Sapkota.

Yu Selected for Project on Asian American and Pacific Islander Community-based Digital Storytelling

Dr. Shaolu Yu, associate professor of urban studies and chair of Asian studies at Rhodes, has been selected as one of the faculty associates to work on the project Documenting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Voices and Stories: Community-based Digital Story Telling in St. Louis. The three-year project was initiated by ASIANetwork and is supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.

New National Pan-Hellenic Council Plaza Featured on Local NBC Affiliate

Taylor Tucker of local NBC affiliate WMC/Action News 5 recently visited campus to interview Rhodes students Asya Bray, Erin Parker, and Arness Georgetown and President Jennifer Collins about the new National Pan-Hellenic Council Plaza that pays tribute to historically Black sororities and fraternities.

Brooke Taylor ’24 Awarded Distinguished Fellowship to Global Crop Diversity Trust

Brooke Taylor, a senior international studies and environmental studies double major from Austin, TX, has been awarded The Steve and Riea Lainoff Crop Trust Fellowship in Honor of Cary Fowler ’71. The fellowship is made possible through the generosity of Steve and Riea Lainoff, parents of Rhodes graduates Brian Lainoff ’11 and Mark Lainoff ’15.

Mock Trial Teams Advance to National Championship Tournament in Chicago

Rhodes College is joining an elite cohort from Princeton University, University of Chicago, University of Virginia, University of Southern California, and University of California, Los Angeles, as the only mock trial programs having both their A and B teams advance to the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Championship Tournament to be held April 19-21 in Chicago.

Rhodes Students Test Skills in Preeminent Mathematics Competition

Blair Kinsey ’24, Hannah Meit ’25, and Lily Whitesell ’24 participated in the 84th William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. The rigorous competition is administered by the Mathematical Association of America, and the Rhodes students competed with some of the brightest minds from colleges and universities across the country, including Harvard, MIT, and Princeton.