News and information about the Rhodes campus experience.

100-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Shares His Poignant Story with Rhodes Audience

Members of the Rhodes community and local residents gathered in the Bryan Campus Life Center Feb. 25 to hear 100-year-old Sam Weinreich share poignant moments of one of the most horrific times in history. He and his 95-year-old wife, Frieda, are the oldest Holocaust survivors living in Memphis. “You are looking at a piece of history, because there are not too many people around anymore who can tell you exactly what happened,” he told a packed room.

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. 

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.  

Rhodes College Recognizes 2019 Distinguished Alumni

Annual awards were presented at Rhodes College’s Alumni Convocation on Nov. 16 during Homecoming/Reunion Weekend. Dr. William Van Davidson from the Class of 1962 received the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Sherry L. Turner from the Class of 1984 received the 2019 Black Student Association Distinguished Alumni Award.

Rhodes College Names Dr. Katherine Clay Bassard Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

After a competitive national search, Rhodes College president Dr. Marjorie Hass has appointed Dr. Katherine Clay Bassard as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs effective July 1, 2020. Bassard earned a B.A. from Wake Forest University, an M.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a doctorate from Rutgers University. She will also serve as professor of English and Africana studies.