She and her co-founders have assembled a nationwide team of “curators” in Memphis, New York, and Washington, D.C., to promote nonprofits and socially responsible businesses. Curators also are encouraged to volunteer 20 percent of their time to causes that matter to them personally.
Greek and Roman Studies
Sean Moore, Samuel C. Naids, Bailey Cook, Avani Alapati, Emma Hauck, Rhiannon Rainey, Ramiz A. Somjee, Adam C. Wyatt, Abigail H. Lidoski, Joshua Benton, Nicholas Kokoropoulos recently were inducted into Eta Sigma Phi.
National Scrabble Day is observed each year on April 13, but during the fall semester at Rhodes, Professor Scott Garner includes Scrabble, chess, Monopoly, and other board games among discussion topics for his first-year writing seminar.
Before 2008, scholars assumed that the
hairstyles depicted on ancient Roman female portraiture were
universally false—either wigs or invented by the sculptor with
no reference to the subject’s “actual” hair. Janet
Stephens’ overturned this assumption after rediscovering the
Roman practice of sewing hairstyles together using needle and
Students of two Rhodes organizations—CA’ESAR and Eta Sigma Phi—are volunteering at the 10th annual Festivus that will include contests, games, awards, treats, feats of strength, and lectures.
Four Rhodes students recently represented the college at the annual convention of Eta Sigma Phi, the national honorary society for classical studies.
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.
Henry Schott fell in love with languages in his 7th grade Latin class. Now in his fourth year at Rhodes, the Greek and Roman Studies major has done some amazing things in the pursuit of his passion.
Scott Garner recently resumed teaching full-time in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies after serving several years as Director of the Fellowships Program at Rhodes, through which he coordinated experiential learning opportunities for the college’s students. His research interests center around ancient Greek oral traditions, and he is the author of Traditional Elegy: The Interplay of Meter, Tradition, and Context in Early Greek Poetry (2011).
Michael Stierer ’16 presented his senior thesis at the meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South on Oct. 29 in Decatur, GA.