“Many pre-K camps are focused on one or two areas, but we are taking a very comprehensive approach that involves building emotional and social skills in addition to academic skills,” says Dr. Kiren Khan, camp director and assistant professor of psychology at Rhodes. The free program is located at the Porter-Leath Head Start center on American Way.
In the City
News and relevant information about Rhodes students, faculty, and staff making the most of living in Memphis.
Dr. Charles McKinney, the Neville Frierson Bryan Chair of Africana Studies and associate professor of history, is serving as lead scholar for the Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar on the Civil Rights Movement.
On any given day, roughly 3,100 solar panels at the new Allen Natural Gas Plant capture the sun’s light so that it can be converted into usable electricity. Rhodes representatives recently got an up-close view of them because the college is the largest purchaser of the new RECs associated with the site’s solar generation.
The New York Times recently featured Memphis in an article about the city’s development in blighted areas. Three of the hot spots featured are owned by Rhodes alumni Taylor Berger '02 and John Planchon '02.
Dr. Joy Brooke Fairfield, assistant professor of theatre, stars in Fun Home at Playhouse on the Square, until May 27.
In addition to her editor-in-chief duties for the Review, Karina Henderson ’18 also uses her passion for writing to create workshops and programs to help middle and high school students develop literacy skills through the Refugee Empowerment Program.
The music major is an intern at Royal Studios where many hits in the 1960s and ’70s were recorded, and she has produced her own EP, titled “DIALOGUE.”
Rhodes College participated in a bell tolling to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis.
As part of the larger MLK50 commemorations happening throughout the city, Rhodes College planned a number of special events to educate our students, alumni, and Memphis community members about the Civil Rights Movement and the legacy of Dr. King.
Memphis is a great place to visit and it’s an even better place to go to college. The New York Times featured Memphis in its travel series 36 Hours.