A group of 6 Rhodes students are working with Elesha Newberry on educating school children about Día de los Muertos.
Rhodes College’s Communities in Conversation will present 10 events for the 2013-14 academic year. Preeminent scholars and outstanding intellectuals such as Judith Butler, Robert Darnton, and The Atlantic’s Ta-Nahisi Coates will discuss contemporary issues and contentious topics. From an account of “How Judaism Became a Religion,” to “A History of Genius,” this public lecture series highlights how scholarly conversations can illuminate a variety of subjects of general interest. All lectures are free, open to the public and take place on the Rhodes campus unless otherwise noted.
Rhodes junior Emma Gotbaum and Dr. Russ Wigginton, vice president for external programs, recently were interviewed by WREG/CBS-TV about Rhodes being ranked among top colleges in the nation.
The Rhodes community welcomes a new mascot: Leroy the Lynx!
Dr. Ernest L. Gibson III was invited by Leadership Memphis and the Memphis Talent Dividend to speak on the higher education achievement gap among African American males.
Rhodes senior Joslyn Hebda assisted in distributing food, supplies and medical care to residents, workers and refugees as well as visited a number of cultural and religious sites.
Rhodes ranks No. 16 overall in Washington Monthly’s 2013 College Guide. The college also ranks No. 3 for service participation.
Dr. Luther Ivory, associate professor of religious studies at Rhodes College, discusses how the words of Dr. Martin Luther King transformed his life.
Gamma of Tennessee received the highest possible score for 2011-12 from Phi Beta Kappa, America’s oldest collegiate honor society. The Rhodes chapter was one of only 20 nationwide to earn this exceptional rating. (The 2012-2013 annual report has been submitted for its review to be reported next year.)
Landscape paintings by Erin Harmon, associate professor of art and chair of the Rhodes Department of Art and Art History, will be on view Aug. 24-Nov. 11 at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art located near campus.