Ten high school students from Shelby County are chosen annually to join the Rhodes community as Clarence Day Scholars. Each is given a $5,000 stipend to fund a special project of their choosing with a Memphis focus.
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“Violet” cast and crew also won in six other categories at the Ostrander Awards held Aug. 26 at the Orpheum Theatre. Ryan Gilliam won an Ostrander for his role in McCoy Theatre’s production of “Theophilus North.”
Filled with historic photos, the book includes stories from his interviews with those who have experienced Overton Park first-hand, whether defending it, fighting for desegregation of its facilities in the 1960s, or just enjoying its spaces.
On Saturday, Aug. 18, Rhodes College’s first-year students participated in Memphis Community Service Day as part of their Welcome Week experience.
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.”
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.