Rhodes & Beyond: Griffin Rone '19

Native Memphian and Clarence Day Scholar Griffin Rone ’19 will be coming to television screens across the nation with his role in the upcoming Country Music Television (CMT) mini-series, The Million Dollar Quartet

Faculty Focus: Dr. Natalie Person

When the Rhodes faculty voted overwhelmingly in April 2015 to approve an educational studies major, at the helm of the college’s charge was Dr. Natalie Person.

Cuba-Russia Maymester: Rhodes Students Make History

In June of 2015, the United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations, which had been severed in 1961. This move toward normalization between the two countries allowed Dr. Valeria Nollan, professor of Russian studies, to design a Maymester that includes, for the first time ever, a two-week study component in Cuba.  Seven students from Rhodes participated in the course this summer, which also benefited from the assistance of Dr.

Matthew Broussard ’20 Receives National History Honor

Matthew Broussard, an incoming first-year student from Baytown, TX, won two awards—the George Washington Leadership in History Award and the Legacy Award—for his presentation at the 2016 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day (NHD) Contest in June.

Nathan Smith ’17 Selected as Summer Intern for Office of Arkansas Attorney General

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has accepted 17 students for her internship program. Rising senior Nathan Smith is among them. 

“My goal is to provide invaluable service-learning opportunities for interns,” says Rutledge. “This internship program allows students to work in the public service sector and enhance their collegiate experience, enabling them to be more career ready.”

Smith is an anthropology/sociology major from Little Rock. He graduated from LISA Academy in 2013.

Prof. Nelson Reviews New Novel by Richard Russo About Small-Town America

Prof. Michael Nelson of the Department of Political Science has published a review of Richard Russo's new novel Everybody’s Fool for the Claremont Review of Books. The book tells the goings on of a small town in upstate New York. Among the characters is “Kurt Wright, a seductive teacher of political science at a North Bath liberal arts college,” Nelson writes, but within months of the teacher’s arrival, the social fabric of the department began to fray.

Faculty Expertise: Prof. Bremer Makes Case for Mason Temple Becoming a National Monument

Prof. Thomas Bremer teaches courses on American religious history including Religious Diversity in America, American Sacred Space, Religion and Tourism. There have been recent talks by church and city officials about whether or not Mason Temple, central headquarters of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) denomination and where Dr. Martin Luther King made his famous “Mountaintop” speech, should become a national monument.