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Club CAFÉ: Rhodes’s student-run French Club, Club CAFÉ, is a vibrant group that allows students with an interest in French and Francophone cultures to connect campus wide, to reach out to the local Francophone community, and to participate in French-related cultural activities in Memphis. In the spring of 2010, Club CAFÉ members partnered with other campus organizations to raise $5000 for survivors of the earthquake in Haiti, and in 2012 raised funds to donate to a residential girls’ school in Morocco. The club sponsors the campus’s annual, well-loved “Stinky Cheese Contest,” gathers weekly for lunch and informal conversation at the “Table française,” and organizes movie, crêpe-making, and game nights, outings to French-related events in Memphis, including trips see theater performances in town ( “Les Miserables” at Playhouse on the Square in 2013 and to “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Orpheum Theater in 2014), wine-tastings and picnics on campus complete with croquet and boules competitions! In 2014, we inaugurated the first-annual “Tour de Midtown” bike excursion to a French café in downtown Memphis.

For more information about upcoming events, please join the facebook page of the Club CAFÉ and the French section, French@Rhodes.

Pi Delta Phi is the French National Honor Society for undergraduate and graduate students at accredited public and private colleges and universities. The society′s mission is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literatures, to increase the knowledge and appreciation of  the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world, and to stimulate and encourage French and francophone cultural activities. Each Spring, Rhodes College, home of the Nu Nu chapter of Pi Delta Phi, initiates new members into the society. Our Spring of 2012 initiates are: Annie Harper (′12), Sheerin Mehdian (′12), Anna Meyerrose (′12) and Claire Weinstein (′12).  

Members of the 2014 National French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi.  Pictured above: Morgan King ′14, Taylor Koczut ′14, Ellie Skochdopole ′15, Adele Malpert ′15, Samantha Anscher ′14