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Poetry reading and book signing.
Dr. Scott L. Newstok, 2016 winner of Rhodes’ Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching, addressed the Class on 2020 during Opening Convocation.
Dr. Judith Haas, associate professor of English at Rhodes College, was presented the 2016 Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service.
Phoebe Driscoll, who graduated from Rhodes in 2015 with a B.A. in English, has won an Editor's Choice award in the 2016 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest.
The Rhodes College Department of English co-sponsored “An Evening with Claudia Rankine” on Monday, September 25th, 2017. Professor Rankine read from her most recent book, 2014’s bestselling Citizen: An American Lyric, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, the NAACP Image Award, and numerous other prizes. An opening reception was held in the lobby of McNeill Concert Hall, with books available to purchase.
Rhodes English majors pursue a wide variety of professional careers, and they find that the critical reading and writing skills they gain in the major are highly valued by employers in business, education, media, and the arts. In recent years, a number of our graduates have joined the Teach for America program or taught in public or independent schools around the world. Others have taken positions in journalism, writing at Business Week, the Memphis Flyer, Memphis Magazine, and other publications.
Chapter: Tau Sigma
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, it was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University.