The annual Ostrander Awards salute the best in local community and college theater. Rising senior Ryan Gilliam also was nominated for Leading Actor in a Drama for his role in McCoy Theatre’s production of “Theophilus North.”
In the City
News and relevant information about Rhodes students, faculty, and staff making the most of living in Memphis.
For Micah Moreland '20, the Summer Service Fellowship was about more than service, it was about finding his niche in the community.
Nine fellows have been participating in this year’s Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies. Much in the same way that some students go abroad to absorb the culture of a specific country, the fellows explore the Mid-South through field excursions, focused academic research, faculty mentorship, and more.
“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.
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.”