The English teacher is recipient of the award, hailed by Teacher magazine as the “Oscars of Teaching.”
Rhodes hosted acclaimed poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine as part of the Rhodes Reads program.
The decline of honey bee populations due to pesticide use and climate change has been the buzz for quite some time, so Eilidh Jenness ’17 and other Rhodes students have begun donning beekeeper suits and learning ways to help these “pollination superstars” thrive.
Stephanie Elsky received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and joined the Rhodes faculty in Fall 2017. Her research and teaching focuses on the poetry, prose, and drama of the English Renaissance (c.1500-1700). She is particularly interested in law and literature; the history of political thought; gender and women’s writing; the origins of colonialism; the reception of the classical past; and the history of the material text.
Chanelle Benz is the author of The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead (Ecco Press 2017). Her stories have appeared in Guernica, Granta.com, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, The American Reader, Fence, and The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014. She taught most recently at the University of Houston and Colorado College where she was a Visiting Writer.
The Rhodes Summer Writing Institute, a two-week, residential program held on campus for high school students, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this summer.
Seven Years to Zero, new work by Rhodes College creative nonfiction professor Amy Benson, is slated to publish in May.
Justin Davis, a senior from St. Louis, MO, will receive the Dr. Gerard A. Vanderhaar Student Peace Award on March 31 at the 12th Annual Vanderhaar Symposium held at Christian Brothers University.
Rhodes College is pleased to announce two juniors have been selected as finalists for the Truman Scholarship.
ZZ Packer was born in Chicago, and grew up in Atlanta and Louisville. She first published in Seventeen when she was 19 years old. Packer attended Yale University and went on to study at Johns Hopkins University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop of the University of Iowa. She was then named a Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford University. Her short story collection, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, was published in 2003. The book was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, a New York Times Notable Book, and selected by John Updike for the Today Show Book Club.