Claire Revels Shapiro, chief human resources officer at Rhodes College, was among the nominees for the 2022 HR Excellence Awards presented by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)-Memphis Nov. 15.
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Coalition of Orange Mound Community Organizations and Rhodes College Recognized for Neighborhood Revitalization Plan
At the annual Fall Conference of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Mound Up! Neighborhood Revitalization Plan was recognized with the Outstanding Student Project award. It will be featured at the national level on the American Planning Association blog.
November 02, 2022
Dr. Joy Brooke Fairfield, assistant professor of media studies, Yifei “Yash” Zhang ’21, and Janay Kelley ’24 will have their works featured at the 54th Indie Memphis Film Festival to be held Oct. 19-24.
October 13, 2022
Jackson Hendrix ’24 began his journey at Rhodes knowing nothing of cameras—fast forward to his junior year, the computer science and media studies double major is leading a video team working to bring back a piece of history.
October 06, 2022
A short film titled The River by Rhodes English major Janay Kelley ’24 made its premiere at the seventh annual Indie Memphis Youth Film Fest held Aug. 26 at the Halloran Centre. Kelley produced the film with two $5,000 Youth Production Packages she received in 2018 and 2019 as winner of the event’s Grand Jury Prize for two consecutive years.
August 30, 2022
Rhodes Student Lina Beach Cuts Debut Album at Iconic Memphis Studio Where Al Green and Bruno Mars Recorded
Rhodes College music major Lina Beach ’23 is recording her first album at the legendary Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studios in Memphis, where musicians such as Al Green, Ann Peebles, Rod Stewart, John Mayer, and Bruno Mars have recorded hits. Beach also has been cutting tracks with musicians from the talented Hi Rhythm Section, which once was the studio’s house band and helped to define the studio’s unique sound.
July 22, 2022
There is a new addition to the Memphis Zoo family—Kosti the elephant—and she getting to know the zookeepers as well as Animal Behavior and Conservation Fellows from Rhodes College. The fellowship familiarizes students with the evolutionary, neural, and environmental behavior of animals.
July 20, 2022
Once a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital herself, senior Emily Hines works full-time at ALSAC, the fund-raising arm of St. Jude. Hines brings a personal perspective to communicating the story of St. Jude, while also crediting her urban studies major in helping her achieve her goals.
May 05, 2022
The Rhodes College mock trial A team has qualified to compete in the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament to be held April 8-10 in Lancaster, PA. Teams competed March 11-13 in the first weekend of the Opening Round Championship Series qualifiers to determine the top 48 advancing to the nationals.
March 15, 2022
JD Willis, a Rhodes College first-year student from Madison, AL, will perform the role of Jean-Michel in Theatre Memphis’ production of La Cage aux Folles. The musical runs March 4-27. Students enrolled in Rhodes dance courses taught by choreographer Whitney Branan this semester are planning to attend the show. “Performing for an audience brings out a unique energy that doesn’t come from anywhere else,” says Willis.
March 03, 2022