News and relevant information about Rhodes students, faculty, and staff making the most of living in Memphis. 

Adam Cruthirds '20 Raises One Million Dollars for St. Jude

While undergoing chemotherapy treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital after being diagnosed with leukemia at age 16, Cruthirds founded Adam’s Army to raise money and awareness for St. Jude’s work. He says his goal has always been to raise one million dollars, which he reached just ahead of the December 7 St. Jude Memphis Marathon. 

First-Year Seminar Invites Students to Grapple with Memphis' 200 Years of History

Communities in Conversation hosted a discussion of "Memphis: 200 Years of History," an anthology co-edited by Dr. Jonathan Judaken that chronicles the story of Memphis through essays on the city’s politics, sports, businesses, music, art, and food. The anthology is a central part of this semester’s First-Year Experience, which includes the First-Year Seminar.

The Mellon Foundation Awards Rhodes College $900K to Strengthen Health Equity Education in Memphis

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $900,000 to Rhodes College to support its innovative initiatives to educate students and citizens about social and cultural determinants of health. The new initiatives made possible by this grant will empower humanities and social science faculty to build out curriculum that more robustly incorporates issues of health equity and to strengthen and create public humanities partnerships in the Memphis region.

Prof. Charles McKinney to Speak at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Wednesday

Dr. Charles McKinney, Neville Frierson Bryan Chair of Africana Studies and associate professor of history at Rhodes College, will be the featured speaker for ArtCafé Conversations at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Sept. 25. He will discuss select pieces in the museum’s permanent collection by African American artists.

Rhodes Gears Up for Black Independence Film Series Screening

Indie Memphis’ Black Independence Film Series, through partnership with Rhodes College and the Brooks Museum, is showcasing this fall work from the past 50 years by some of the world’s most significant Black independent filmmakers. Set in locations such as Senegal, Paris, New York, South Central Los Angeles, and the South Carolina coast, most of the films will be screened for the first time in Memphis. “Hyenas” (1992) by Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambéty is one of the films that will be shown at Rhodes.