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Residential by Design
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Scholarship is Curiosity
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In the Classroom and Beyond

head  and shoulder image of a college student Ethan Ferguson ’22 Among This Year’s TEDxMemphis Speakers

A computer science major, he is founder of tech marketing and education startup Augseption. His talk will focus on how he has been working with schools in Shelby County to promote the adoption of virtual and augmented reality in classroom curriculums.

Professor Erin Harmon with art students. Fogelman Galleries Features Artistic Work of Professor Erin Harmon

Fun, experiential, and trippy. That’s how Erin Harmon, associate professor of art and art history, describes her latest work. Inspired by the city of Memphis and supported by the Rhodes community, Harmon’s Aggregate Optics of Make-A-Do will open at the University of Memphis’ Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art on Friday, Jan. 18.

two panels of Asian art Rhodes to Host Regional Conference Covering Latest Research and Topics in Asian Studies

Rhodes is the host institution for the 58th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, which will be held Jan. 18-20. The conference features interdisciplinary paper/panel sessions, a workshop for high school teachers, and an exhibition on the history of Chinese Americans.

Chanelle Benz Rhodes Professor Chanelle Benz Named on L.A. Times '11 Authors to Watch in 2019' List

Chanelle Benz, assistant professor of English at Rhodes College, has been named one of the The Los Angeles Times “11 Authors to Watch in 2019.” 

A woman stands in front of a red curtain and in front of a mic Alumni Spotlight: J. Bailey Hutchinson ’13 Uses the “Fundamental Curiosity” Instilled at Rhodes to Craft Community-Based Poetry

J. Bailey Hutchinson '13 has made a career writing and editing poetry and organizing community poetry events. She won five major poetry awards in 2018 and is organizing a summer poetry retreat this year.

student in a marine uniform standing in front of a campus library sign Katy Smith ’19 Commissioned as Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps

Katy Smith, mathematics major from Virginia Beach, VA, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in a ceremony on campus Dec. 15.
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Make art a part of your life at Rhodes. You don’t have to be a fine art, music, or theatre major to be involved in the arts on campus.

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Over 50 majors across 18 departments and 13 interdiciplinary programs. Choose one or design your own!

Commencement and Baccalaureate

Rhodes is repeatedly recoginzed as a top college by Princeton Review, Forbes, Kiplinger, and many more.