Happy Birthday, Dr. Rhodes!
Publication Date: 1/27/2012
Today (Jan. 27), the Society of Physics Students and the Department of Physics will host a party celebrating the birthday of Dr. Peyton Nalle Rhodes, namesake of the college who was a professor of physics. The campus community is invited to the festivities beginning at 4 p.m. in Rhodes Tower 226.
Rhodes was born on Jan. 29, 1900 and would have been 112 this year.
The celebration will include games, cake and a touch of history for all to enjoy.
Peyton Nalle Rhodes in his laboratory coat, circa 1930
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences. It aspires to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world.