Rhodes College Mock Trial Team A emerged as runner-up at the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament, after going up against Yale University. A total of 48 teams—two from Rhodes—competed April 4-7 in Philadelphia, PA.
Sophomore Kayla Puzdrakiewicz won an outstanding undergraduate poster award at the recently held American Chemical Society National Conference. Senior Rebecca Evans beat out all other competitors in a contest to see who could search for scientific data the fastest using the software SciFinder.
The Rhodes senior is pursuing an educational studies major. He will serve as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malta.
Phi Beta Kappa is America’s oldest collegiate honor society and champions the liberal arts and sciences in higher education and in society at large. Only about 10 percent of the nation’s institutions of higher learning have Phi Beta Kappa chapters.
The Rhodes senior is pursuing a major in political science and international studies. She will serve as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Spain.
Rhodes Voice Student Places First in National Association of Teachers of Singing’s Regional Competition
Cameron Crawford ’19 recently won first place in the Upper College Music Theatre Women category at the Mid-South Regional Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She and nine other Rhodes students participated in the event held at Austin Peay State University.
Senior neuroscience major Elizabeth Gaudio was one of the first interns of Rhodes’ Le Bonheur Summer Plus Program, which was established in partnership with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in 2017. Now, the research she has produced as part of her internship is published in the Journal of Child Neurology.
It is titled The Wallace Effect: David Foster Wallace and the Contemporary Literary Imagination (Bloomsbury, 2019). According to the publisher’s description, Boswell explores David Foster Wallace’s (1962-2008) contested space at the forefront of 21st-century American fiction.
Curb Visiting Scholar in the Arts Isabel González Whitaker put together and moderated an event on campus March 27 focusing on Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s influence on music and culture, particularly in the South. “Beyoncé’s history and legacy is deeply rooted in the South, and I think that aspect of her makes her all the more interesting and complicated as a star, artist, and culture-maker,” says González Whitaker.
From the White House to Google to thousands of other employers, there’s something for everyone on Handshake. Implemented on campus in July 2018, the job-search platform Handshake, available as a mobile app and website, has already attracted more than 800 Rhodes students by catering to their wide variety of passions and career interests.