Psychology Majors Present Research at National Conference

Hailey Connell ’24 and Anna Parkinson ’23 recently presented their research at the national meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology held in Atlanta, GA. With more than 7,500 members, the organization strives to advance the science, teaching, and application of social and personality psychology.

Wynn Selected for New Cohort of Scholars Focused on Gender and Sexuality Studies

Dr. Shatavia Wynn, assistant professor of religious and Africana studies, has been chosen for Sacred Writes’ 2023 Carpenter Cohort funded by the Carpenter Foundation and made up of scholars focused on gender and sexuality studies. Sacred Writes—a project supporting individuals interested in developing a voice as public-facing scholars of religion—will provide the cohort with its public scholarship training and resources on how to translate the significance of their research to a broader audience.

Rhodes Team Secures Win at Investment Research Contest

A team of four Rhodes seniors and one junior won the local competition of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute Research Challenge hosted by the Arkansas, Memphis, and Mississippi CFA Societies. The competition connects college students with investment professionals.

Rhodes Hall of Famer Wins Competitive Payne Fellowship

Karrington Knight, who graduated from Rhodes in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in international studies, has been selected to receive the Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship, which will cover her tuition and expenses for graduate school and work thereafter with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

MOGL Brokers First-Ever Division III All-Athlete NIL Partnership for Rhodes College

MOGL, the leading provider of NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) technology and digital agency services, announced a historic partnership with Rhodes College, offering NIL opportunities and support to all Lynx student-athletes. Clean label sports nutrition leader Clean Energy will provide NIL deal and products to more than 150 student-athletes. The partnership is the first of its kind in Division III athletics.

Nelson to Discuss New Book on FDR’s Efforts to Change the Supreme Court

Dr. Michael Nelson, a recognized Presidential scholar and the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes, has a new book out titled Vaulting Ambition: FDR's Campaign to Pack the Supreme Court. In the book, Nelson examines the decisions by Franklin D. Roosevelt to change the three branches of government, including the Supreme Court.

Rhodes College to Dedicate On-campus Golf Training Facility

Rhodes College golfers will be able to improve their game throughout the year, thanks to the Mike and Nancy Clary Golf Facility. The more than $464,000 indoor golf facility is named in honor of Mike Clary—head women’s golf coach and the longest serving Rhodes athletics staff member—and his wife, Nancy. Clary graduated from Rhodes in 1977, and the couple’s children, Brian ’01 and Julie ’04, also are Rhodes graduates.

Zahariadis Receives Third Fulbright Award

Dr. Nikolaos Zahariadis, Mertie Buckman Chair and professor of international studies at Rhodes, has received a competitive Fulbright Specialist Award. In May 2023, he will lecture and conduct research on COVID-19 public health measures in Europe at the University of Macedonia located in Thessaloniki, Greece.