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.
*Prof. Kinoshita has had to cancel her visit to Rhodes due to severe flooding and mudslides in Santa Cruz, CA.*
Sharon Kinoshita, Professor and Chair of Literature at UC-Santa Cruz, will speak on "Marco Polo and the Global Middle Ages."
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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.