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Rhodes College Receives $50K Grant to Focus on Character Education

Rhodes College has been awarded a one-year Capacity-Building Grant of $50,000 by Wake Forest University’s Educating Character Initiative, thanks to Lilly Endowment Inc. “We truly believe in character education at Rhodes,” said Provost Timothy S. Huebner. “A century ago, President Charles Diehl described the college as an institution ‘vitally concerned with scholarship, but . . . even more concerned with character.’ The work that our faculty will do in the next year has the potential to transform the first-year experience at Rhodes.”

Blankenship Honored for Excellence and Service by National Association of Teachers of Singing

Dr. Carole Blankenship, soprano and professor and chair of music at Rhodes College, has been a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing for 30 years and has served the organization in many roles, including as president. The organization has now launched a fundraising initiative to commemorate its rich history and to name one of three prizes in the classical category of its National Student Auditions in honor of Blankenship.

Wright Pens New Book on W. E. B. Du Bois, Will Be Featured As Key Scholar in Black Social Thought

Dr. Earl Wright II, the Neville Frierson Bryan Chair of Sociology at Rhodes College, has authored a new book, along with Dr. Kalasia S. Ojeh of Kean University, titled An Introduction to W. E. B. Du Bois (Routledge, 2024). Also, Wright will be featured in Fifty Key Scholars in Black Social Thought, to be published in October by Routledge.
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