Rhodes College Is a Top Ten Producer of Students Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Grant

Rhodes has earned the number seven spot on the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ list of baccalaureate institutions producing the most 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Students. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s highly prestigious international educational exchange program, and participants are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential.

Madison Treas ’20 Collects Data Uncovering Disparities Between Local Urban and Suburban Schools

In the teaching and learning track of the Educational Studies program, Rhodes senior Madison Treas has deepened her understanding of the effects of privilege and poverty in school systems. Through an urban studies course that ties to her educational studies major, Treas was able to interview teachers from schools in the Memphis area in order to gain insight into inequalities in the classroom based on school location and environment, students’ socio-economic backgrounds, and educational opportunities being offered.

Actor Geoffrey Owens to Present Artist Talk and Shakespeare Workshop at Rhodes College

Rhodes College’s Department of Theatre and Hattiloo Theatre are bringing actor Geoffrey Owens to the McCoy Theatre, located on the college’s campus, this weekend, Feb. 7 and Feb. 8.

Open to the public, events include “An Evening With Geoffrey Owens,” featuring a conversation with Hattiloo Theatre artistic director Ekundayo Bandele on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and a workshop, “Taking The Fear Out of Shakespeare: Acting Master Class,” on Feb. 8. from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Both events are free. 

Rhodes College Provost Milton Moreland Named Centre College President

He first joined the Rhodes campus community in 2003 as an assistant professor of religious studies and was promoted to associate and full professor, serving as the R.A. Webb Professor of Religious Studies. Moreland previously announced he was leaving his role as provost at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Rhodes conducted a national search for a new provost in the fall and announced the appointment of Dr. Katherine Bassard in December.  

Dr. Justin Rose Named Dean of Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Diversity

His move to Rhodes coincides with the adoption of our new strategic plan, which sets out at least three areas that he will oversee: supporting initiatives to attract and retain a diverse faculty committed to excellence in the liberal arts and sciences; supporting efforts by academic departments and programs to build a culture of inclusion and belonging on campus and across the curriculum; and teaching the skills necessary for fostering democratic citizenship, community building, and productive engagement with others.  

Rebeca Roldan ’19 and Other Rhodes College Researchers Publish New Research on Antibacterial Agents

Chemistry alumna Rebeca Roldan ’19 is first author on an article based on her undergraduate research published in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. “I am so honored to have been a part of getting this paper published, and I am especially proud of Dr. Larryn Peterson and the excellent science that is coming out of her lab,” says Roldan. “The experiences I gained and the mentorship I received in that lab, the chemistry department, and Rhodes as a whole gave me the confidence I needed as a young chemist, preparing me well for graduate school and beyond.”