Rhodes College Board of Trustees Chair Cary Fowler received the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership. As this year’s honoree, Dr. Fowler gave the keynote address at Monticello in Charlottesville, VA. during Jefferson’s 275th Birthday Celebration.
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The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to share their expertise, hone their skills, and strengthen institutional linkages at academic institutions abroad.
National Scrabble Day is observed each year on April 13, but during the fall semester at Rhodes, Professor Scott Garner includes Scrabble, chess, Monopoly, and other board games among discussion topics for his first-year writing seminar.
Thanks to the vision and generosity of Dr. Charles Robertson Jr. ’65, the shop was renovated and named in honor of Glen Davis, technical associate in the Department of Physics. Davis has managed the shop for 20 years, teaching students and others on campus machining, fabricating, and welding, as well as making and repairing items for college instruction, research, and maintenance.
The event will feature moderated panels of scholarly and creative presentations by Rhodes students.
Phi Beta Kappa is America’s oldest collegiate honor society. Only about 10 percent of the nation’s institutions of higher learning have Phi Beta Kappa chapters.
Rhodes senior Matthew Huber and alumna Kayla Wilson have been offered the fellowships, following a national competition. The new awardees were selected from more than 12,000 applicants.
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.”
While in Memphis for MLK50 events, Rev. Lawson spoke to a packed room in Rhodes’ Briggs Hall on April 5 about the history and changes of the country as well as the continued need for social justice. The Rhodes Board of Trustees earlier this year voted to confer the degree, and a brief ceremony took place prior to the talk.